23145Re: [podcasters] Many faces of the PME (was: PME!!!)
- Oct 2, 2006--- Evo Terra <evo@...> wrote:
> > ----- Original Message ----Evo -
> > From: George L Smyth <glsmyth@...>
> > I know that PME is not all about drinking, so I'm hoping that someone who
> > more than that can offer their positive (or negative) experiences outside
> > that area. Podcastercon 2006 (which unfortunately may not happen until Fall
> > 2007) was an excellent opportunity for networking and learning, and that's
> > where my personal interest lies.
> While I did a significant amount of partying at the conference, I did a
> lot more networking, a bit of learning and quite a bit of "deal making".
> The talk Steve Eley and I gave on "Podcasting the Written Word" was well
> attended and, judging from the reaction of the audience and several
> comments received by attendees afterwards, well received. My wife (and
> fellow podcaster on The Dragon Page With Class) spent much of her show
> time in a variety of panels and lectures focusing on podcasting and
> education and reported that much knowledge was derived during said sessions.
> The networking opportunities are simply stellar. As stated, it is *the*
> place to be in podcasting, and everyone I found was more than happy to
> carve out some personal one-on-one time to share with another. I'll be
> transcribing business cards for a few weeks.
> The PME is also a great place, IMHO, to get some "business" done. I
> managed to corner Rob Greenlee from Melodeo for 15 minutes and we worked
> out a kink in the system rather quickly. Podiobooks.com titles will
> start showing up to his user base very soon. I met up with the smart
> guys from PodcodcastVoices in the UK and will have a proposal on their
> desk in a few days. Firmed up some loose ends with Kiptronic and LibSyn,
> provided insight on an in-development business plan and lined up a few
> post-convention interviews.
> It's also an incredible place to get some partying done. The nice thing
> is -- you can do both! The parties aren't all about drinking, though a
> considerable amount of ETOH in various forms was consumed by many of the
> attendees. But don't get the impression it was a drunken frat party.
> There certainly were "intense" moments of many parties, but if that's
> not your style, drift down the hall to the next, and perhaps more low
> key, event. Or better yet, turn in early so your fresh for the next day.
> Gods know I certainly should have. :)
> Put the PME on your list for next year. As you say, "it's not all about
> drinking". If Father Roderick can attend (Super nice guy. Huge scifi
> geek. We talked for quite a while.) the same conference and both walk
> around with huge smiles on our faces, there must be enough of "the good
> stuff" for everyone involved.
Thanks, good information. For those of us on the other side of the country,
just getting there is not a simple matter. I don't think either of my podcasts
will ever become a business, but I can see where if that were to happen then
PME would be a necessity. I would like an opportunity to meet more folks (I
met a bunch at Podcastercon) and may get than chance in Pittsburgh, but do know
that PME is THE place to be for this.
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