You know, I’ve been feeling especially loavy-doavy towards my readers lately. Y’all are a wacky bunch, really. And I regard a lot of you as my friends. It doesn’t matter that we’ve never met, or that we only know each other through IM or email or both. Welcome to the New Friendly Internet. Population: more people that you probably realized.
In the eight months since I started this journal, I’ve gained a posse, a support group, a community, and this one thing that defies explanation. Not to mention dozens of partners in crime and slacking and several friend-crushes. I have met just one of these people in real life, but that doesn’t mean I feel like I know any of you any less.
But still…I want to meet the rest of you. Share a drink and party and do drunk karaoke and maybe a pillow fight? Or a slow dance? Wouldn’t that rock?
Well, come to JournalCon then, you fucking bunch of losers. (Sorry, was just getting a little too mushy there.)
JournalCon is August 20-22, right here in Washington, DC at the rocktastically groovalicious Hotel Helix. I’ll be there. The Judith Light Brigade will be there. All the cool kids will be there.
And guess who else will be there? Yes, really. Pet-Friendly Hotel = Internet Celebrity Pets!
Anyone is welcome to come. Bloggers, Journalers, Sporadic Updaters. Don’t have a blog? But thinking of starting a blog? Come to JCon and learn all the stuff that most of us had to learn the hard way. (Hello, why does my style sheet keep going away? Why does my registrar list my goddamn home address on the WHOIS Lookup? How can I turn my blog into a New York Times Bestseller?)
So speak up. Who’s going? Who’s not sure? Who needs a little gentle persuasion or a good kick in the pants?
Because seriously. I will be there. I will perhaps let you touch me. I may possibly give you a hug. I might also be drunk and fall down. How many more reasons do you need?
Okay, how ‘bout some bribery? I will have presents for every amalah.com reader who attends JCon. Seriously. Special presents, above and beyond whatever crap swag I bring for all the little people. Just let me know when you register and then try to contain your excitement until August.