My five years of blogging hasn't exactly transformed my life into the endless parade of designer narcotics and high-priced prostitutes that I thought it would, but it has, at the very least, afforded me more than zero opportunities to attend/participate in real-life events in my capacity as a blogger. The first was the uproarious Cementhorizon Birthday Party, where I wore an extremely offensive T-shirt and provided flowing molten chocolate. The second was a more subdued event organized by Santa Clara University's High Tech Law Institute, where I provided very little and left early before being delayed on BART as the result of a soccer riot.
And now, I proudly bring to you news of, and invite you to, event number three: The Alameda Literati book fair and writers' conference, set for November 3rd at the O Club in Alameda (click the link for details). I'll be participating in a panel titled "The Blab on Blogging: How to get started, and where to go next." There will also be all kinds of other cool shit spread throughout the day, so I encourage you to come. The timing also jives nicely with National Novel Writing Month, something that I would love to participate in if I hadn't just started work at a BigLaw firm.