Bloggers I met Wednesday
at the Open Source Media inagural.
First, our hosts Charles Johnson, Glenn Reynolds, and Roger L. Simon, since I arrived a lot earlier than I expected (I was allowing for train delays and bad traffic) and had a chance to
beg for links introduce myself before other guests arrived.
Once in the Rainbow Room, a seriously jet-lagged but cordial Clive Davis was trying to meet a deadline for Times on Line, and ended up moving to the back of the room where it was quieter. Since he doesn’t mention TBHB in his column, I’m wondering whether I should have slipped him $20 instead of just giving him TBHB’s url. Shared a table with fellow “rich people with too much time on their hands” (who knew!) La Shawn Barber and Dave Johnston (who referred me Ian Vásquez‘s excellent articles at the CATO website), who were liveblogging, and Jonathan Schlein. It’s great to meet people in person after reading their writing for a long time. As Jonathan said in his blog,
This must be how silent movie fans felt when they introduced talkies in the 1920’s
The first panel had Kim Weinstein of I am pretty NYC, Kristen of Beauty Addict, and Never teh Bride Christa Weber of Manolo for the Brides. The second panel was moderated by Larry Kudlow, with guests John Podhoretz, David Corn, Richard Fernandez, and Claudia Rosset.
Shared a lunch table with Allyson Rowen Taylor, and we discussed fashion and politics, Pieter Dorsman of Peaktalk (whose must-read post on Fear and Van Gogh I had emailed to friends just last week), and Asher Abrams of Dreams into Lightning, who was liveblogging. I hope Asher will add TBHB to the Axis of Estrogen.
After lunch, I meet Stephen of Vodkapundit, Pamela of Atlas Shrugs, Kevin of Wizbang!, and Bruce of Gay Patriot. While I admire all these bloggers, I’ve been a huge fan of Bruce’s blog for a long time, and was delighted to meet him.
After all this, I took La Shawn for a quick tour of the Museum of Modern Art, where we looked up the Picassos.
Couldn’t stay for the evening party but felt like a kid at Christmas, having had the opportunity to meet such an outstanding crowd.