Monthly Archives: March 2005

Live! From San Diego!

This year, for the first time in history that you know of, the Popular Culture Association has extended press credentials to bloggers. Truly, we live in an Age of Marvelous Technology.

Ahem. Anyhow, I’ll be lightin’ outta here (that’s Southern for “leaving”) tomorrow morning (and by “morning” I mean “hours before the roosters wake up”) to attend PCA 2k5 in beautiful, sunny San Diego, California. While there, I’ll be (in no particular order or order of importance):

  • Givin’ a talk on “Online Journalism and the Rise of a New Subjectivism in the American Press” (Friday, March 25, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. – the Happy Hour session – in the Newport Beach Room at the Marriott & Marina. Be there). Right. Having yarped the ears off of everybody up here on this general subject, now I’m going to be flying cross-country in search of new people to bore. It’s a line on the vita, all right? And since it’s PCA, we’re talking about a line that literally several universities will count toward tenure.
  • Seeing old buddies like catwhite, myths_americana, and fikshun – hey, maybe we oughta do a blogapalooza or something?
  • Drinking.
  • Checkin’ to see if the barbecue place I found on my last trip to SanDee is still there (no, seriously – the boy running the place was from North Carolina).
  • And with luck, I’ll be posting some entries detailing the intrigue and back-room dealings that characterize your average academic conference.

Stay tuned. It’s gonna be huge.