Music City welcomes Bloggercon III? Via Steve Warwick Kirks (whose blog is named “The House of Warwick”) (who lives in Missouri), I’ve learned that Robert Cox (who lives in the New York City vicinity) is suggesting that Bloggercon III be held in Nashville.
As someone without a vested interest in it…I would like to propose Nashville, Tennessee as the next location. A number of years ago, in planning a family reunion, I discovered that Nashville is centrally located in the United States when you weight the country by population. More people are within a reasonable distance from Nashville than anywhere else in the country.
Since, as best I can determine, I was the only Nashvillian to attend Bloggercon II, I obvioiusly think this idea sounds good. I will be more than happy to pull together a host committee and secure all the appropriate venues and local sponsorship necessary. I agree with Robert that there are at least two universities here which could likely host the event. I can think of some natural alliances (for example, the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University and the Nashville Technology Council) who may have interest in participation or sponsorship. And yes, despite many of them living a couple hours east of Nashville, the Rocky Top Brigade would be rite-friendly group to welcome folks.
And, as Robert noted, Tennessee (although not Nashville) has a genuine blogging superstar who perhaps could be coaxed into appearing. (I have not had the honor of meeting Professor Reynolds, but he once pointed to this humble weblog). And I know my fellow Nashville blogger Bill Hobbs would be on board.
Easy and inexpensive flights into Nashville via Southwest would also make it attractive.
Dave, just say the word. We’ll start vacuuming the red carpet.