Friday, 24 July 2009

Meeting Bloggers - Science Online '09

Since taking my artwork into the blogohedron, one of the privileges that has resulted is meeting other bloggers I admire. I've stated before how the first half of this year has been excellent for me, and meeting other bloggers in person is a definite highlight. So I've started this series of posts in no chronological order since I'm an artist and we can therefore presume I'm flaky.

I'll start with a few pics from Science Online'09 back in January. You can see my posts about the un-conference here. So far I have neglected to put photos up. Using a borrowed camera, some of the shots came out a little fuzzy. I like using ambient lighting without a flash, but apparently drank too much coffee. Ah well. For the record.

Kevin Zelnio, Karen James, Miriam Goldstein and Southern Fried Scientist. Having an intense discussion about sea chanteys, I believe.


The Beagle Project is a serious, serious endeavor. Karen James is its serious spokesperson. Seriously.

Jason Robertshaw and Cephalopodcast for a better tomorrow! Jason saved my hide during my session presentation. Turns out I know nothing about using laptops for projecting useful images. Hm.

Having din-din with Bora Zivkovic, Karen James and Brian Switek. Bora stole someone's chair.

Blake Stacey is an awesome dinner companion. He keeps an extra brain in his hat. Both are witty.

There were coffee, sugary confections and wine. Me with Southern Fried Scientist after dinner. The Minnesota Posse. Greg Laden, Ben Zvan and Stephanie Zvan. After this picture was taken I tried to jump Ben and steal his outfit, but it turns out he knows ninjitsu. Dang.

Tanja Sova, my presentation-partner gave me a sweet wooden flying trilobite necklace! Go to her Etsy shop. Right now. Skip the rest of the pictures.

Oh, that's all.

Definitely looking forward to Science Online 2010!

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10 comments:

Karen James said...

Glendon, I am laughing SO HARD right now. Thanks for the great pictures, memories and very serious commentary.

Karen James said...

I like using ambient lighting without a flash, but apparently drank too much coffee.

Coffee? ...or something else?

Laelaps said...

Thanks for posting these! It was great getting to meet you in person, too! The actual conference sessions were interesting, but it's the blogger-to-blogger interaction that is the most fun. :)

Jason R said...

Hmm, seems like next year there should be a contest for the most outrageous marine-themed hat. I hope to see a winged-arthropod on your head. Thanks for sharing.

Glendon Mellow said...

Karen - glad you liked them! And you're right, there was something other than coffee.

Espresso and cola.

Brian! Meeting you and the charming Mrs. Laelaps was a real treat. You crazy kids.

Jason - I will have to get started. Though I expect great things from you as well, young man.

Kevin Zelnio said...

Glendon, you crack me up! I love the pic of you and SFS getting all kung fu crazy.

It was such a great group of bloggers at the meeting. I also can't wait till Science Online '10! Hope you can make it again.

Glendon Mellow said...

Hey Kevin, yeah, I am planning to be there! Glad you are too.

Raptor Lewis said...

I like the pics....and the funny hats! ;) lol!

Stephanie Zvan said...

Hmm. I seem to recall Ben wanting at least one of your shirts, too. I don't see anything new in the closet, so you couldn't have done too badly for yourself.

Glendon Mellow said...

Ben and I will have to go shopping together and copy the opening to Laverne & Shirley.

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