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August 12 2008

Hollywood goes Silicon Valley. Joss headlines TechCrunch50 conference panel which will "showcase the efforts of a posse of entertainment luminaries who are creating content exclusively for the Web."

The TechCrunch50 conference is coming up next month, September 8-10 in San Francisco.

In the immortal words of Penny, "Huh?"

It took me several reads to understand the quotation. (My grammar checker using strict rules says there are too many prepositions in that quote.)
Interesting. If it weren't across the country I'd go since I'm on vacation that week.
And it only costs $3,000 to go! YES!
The word "luminary" always makes me picture people who actually glow like low-wattage lightbulbs. Does anyone else find it a bit ironic that the bio on that page has a tiny little Horrible bit at the end and no outside links whatsoever?

The other bio that they link to on their site links here and that's it. And as his blog.
And it only costs $3,000 to go! YES!


It's the only way to make money from exclusive web content.
>> And it only costs $3,000 to go! YES!

LOL

Well, that's serious PASTA, as we say in slang-spanish. Anyway, at least, you guys have something on Internet and Media. Here, in this beautiful sunny country of mine, last seminar I attended on july just sucked. Yes, it was only 155 euro _a little more if you count in US dollars, but totally lost, so more & more expensive than any of the 3 thousand to listen Joss, I can tell.
It's the only way to make money from exclusive web content.

Heh. The model works ! ;)

Option 2 is staging bank robberies under the guise of web movie production. It's just hard to get people to buy-in to the concept and come up with initial funding for bullets and fake "Joe's Window Cleaning" van signs. No-one has the vision.
It might be noted that they offer a discounted "special, sponsor-subsidized student rate of $149" -- of course, they ask students to email them scanned copies of their current transcript, student ID, drivers license/passport. Just the sort of things one might need for identity theft. You'd think a tech conference might be a bit more sensitive to that kinda thing.
What, can't all WHEDONesque members get in as press? ;)
Wait, Joss is going to be here in San Francisco? Doesn't he want to meet all the local Browncoats, like at a bar or something?
The list of stuff to prove you're a student does seem excessive, from my experience with non-tech meetings. A transcript is just wow, too much information. You could get an enrollment verification if you were really strongly filtering out people pretending to be students.
In the immortal words of Penny, "Huh?"

Didn't Xander have prior claim to that exclamation?
Wait, Joss is going to be here in San Francisco? Doesn't he want to meet all the local Browncoats, like at a bar or something?

Heh, yeah! I mean, he's going to be in the area! Maybe if I hang around the convention center, I'll run into him. I don't think I've ever been in the same city as Joss Whedon before. Well, I guess he was in L.A. those times I visited. Presumably.

Party at my apartment! I have The Guild on DVD. That's totally relevant to the conference.
Wait, Joss is going to be here in San Francisco? Doesn't he want to meet all the local Browncoats, like at a bar or something?

As the spanish-speakers say, "Ojalá que!" My husband's good friends own a couple of bars in SF that each have (i) awesome beer and (ii) private area that would be just perfect for some browncoaty fun. ::sigh:: Only in my geekgirl fantasies ...
I just remembered back when Joss was promoting 'Serenity' he was in Australia without much to do one evening, so he posted somewhere that he would go down to the hotel bar. And sure enough a crowd of boisterous fans showed up to buy him a few drinks. I'm thinking that a few fans might be working for companies that will pay their way to this conference, but if Joss gets bored then there are plenty of people in the area who would love to hold an impromptu meet-up!
After seeing what you wrote, embers, it makes me wonder if he'd ever post his where-abouts again. :) Did he have a good time? Well, I guess with free booze, it's kind of hard not to! ;)

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