Tomorrow, I'm getting on a plane and heading to San Diego for four days. That's right Dudes and Dudettes. I'm California bound.
While we're on the subject, please take a minute to give some love to my sponsors (on the sidebar at the right) who made investing in this year's Beer Bloggers Conference a reality. Their support, and the support of family and friends, have helped offset the considerable costs of attending and I am so very lucky and grateful.
To my sponsors, your generosity and support is deeply humbling and received with gratitude.
And to all of you who have guided, supported, and otherwise invested in me and this crazy adventure (both online and off): I am so very grateful to be surrounded with such loving family and friends. Thanks, y'all. You're what home feels like.
You'll be able to follow along (if you're into that sort of thing) by checking in with HEYBREWTIFUL on my Facebook page and other inter-related social media. I manage them all on my phone these days, so if you follow one, you pretty much follow them all.
There's a neato Twitter Hashtag Hub you can take a gander at if you're so inclined (no Twitter account required) to see what all the other conference attendees are up to: http://twubs.com/BBC14. And of course Instagram is alive with #BBC14 chatter too.
While at this year's conference, I'll get the chance to talk, drink, and eat with real live humans, give a five-minute talk about collaborative blogging, and hopefully head back home feeling like this.
Friday is when the official conference starts, but I'll be getting in town the night before. You can read the full conference agenda here: http://beerbloggersconference.org/america/agenda/
Julia Herz will give the opening talk (which I hope goes something like this), followed by a craft brewer's panel (local), and ideas for bloggers and brands to work together. The evening has us set to spend time at Karl Strauss Brewing Company, with a party to follow at Lagunitas.
Saturday morning's blog-talk (possibly like coffee talk, only with a mild hangover) will be followed by lunch at Yard House, a talk by Ken Grossman, advanced tips for social media (you guys are on twitter right?), and then a tour of Stone Brewing (seriously stoked about that one).
Blogger reports, marketing insights, cooperative blogging panel, and wrap-up.