Thursday, June 25, 2009

JAMSTOCK '09: Let the Love Begin!

This summer marks the 40th anniversary of that most famous "Summer of Love" music festival: Woodstock. I was only 5 years old at the time, so unfortunately I missed all the fun.

Judging from all the hype in the geneablogosphere, the next best thing will be happening this weekend: Jamstock '09! Hendrix won't be there, but some of the biggest rock stars of genealogy will be. From what I've heard, there will be plenty of opportunities for food, drink, good times, and geneablogger love!

Groovy.

Opening for Jamstock '09 will be Tukufu Zuberi, Ph.D, one of "The History Detectives" (a TV show on PBS, for those of you who shun the propaganda of the establishment). I won't be at this event because, hey man, I just have to be free, and I can't be kept down by schedules and rules and stuff (read: I neglected to buy a ticket). I'll be at the ProGen lovefest, where I'll be free to not eat rubber hotel food, and properly cite my sources, and I can dance in the hallway if I want to, man. I don't, but the point is that I can.

Headlining on Saturday morning will be the "Son of Blogger" Jamfest, featuring 9 of the biggest genealogy blogging superstars. I'll expect to see everyone's lighters waving in the air for this event. Or, if the Marriott oppresses our freedom of speech and won't allow us to have fire indoors, just hold up your lighted cell phone. It's the thought that counts.

My knapsack (with netbook) is packed, and I'm a free momma, riding the rails to Burbank. I'll be setting up camp (and looking for free wi-fi) at the Marriott for the next 3 days.

Stay tuned for more Jamstock '09. Let the love begin!

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DISCLAIMER: There is no such thing as Jamstock '09, so don’t bother Googling it. You’ll only wind up right back here, more confused than ever. The event is actually called "Jamboree," and is sponsored by the Southern California Genealogical Society. There is no love-in at the Burbank Marriott. Seriously. Now, put the tie-dye down, and go home.

Copyright © by Elizabeth O'Neal

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1 comment:

Moultrie Creek said...

Love it! Great reporting and great series. Definite Pulitzer potential! Now we know THE REST OF THE STORY.