It was a great evening last night at the blogger dinner in honour of Shel Israel‘s visit to Montreal. Although my conversation with Shel was basically “Hi, nice to meet you..” I did end up meeting some great people who I’d only read online.
I guess it’s because I don’t actually live IN Montreal (I’m about 45kms north), and because I travel a lot for work, but I haven’t yet been able to make it to a YULBiz or YULBlog meetup. Also, as someone who came to blogging from the podcast side, as opposed to the other way around, I think I felt I lacked some credibilty with the “Pure-laine” bloggeurs.
Last night changed that for me, the conversations were interesting, engaged and very thought-provoking. I mostly hung around with
Michel Leblanc (who’s passion for Second Life makes CC Chapman sound like he hates it) , Marc Snyder (who’s skepticism for Second Life outweighs even mine) Craig Silverman, Ben Yoskovitz, Julien Smith (One day, I’ll be on his blogroll), Mitch Joel, and
Joseph Thornley who’s great idea for taking captioned pictures of everyone is a great help to memory-challenged people like myself.
There were many more interesting people I didn’t really get a chance to talk to, but hopefully as I start attending more functions I’ll be able to get to know them too.