Smashface Keynote at the New Media Expo

On August 16 at the Las Vegas Convention Center, Zadi and I are privileged to have been invited to give a keynote address for the 2008 New Media Expo, now in its fourth year.

Big thanks to Tim Bourquin and Emile Bourquin, the founders and organizers of the Expo (a.k.a. the Podcast Brothers). We've attended the past two years and watched the video community assemble from across the country and chat it up in the halls. Now that the event is being held in Vegas, it should be quite the party, and we should see tons of new faces descending into Sin City to find out more about this whole new media thing.

Our friend and colleague Sunny Gault of L.A. New Media will interview us on stage for the keynote, so it'll be more casual than a traditional address. And we'll leave time at the end of the keynote for questions from the audience. Sunny is working on setting up a live video stream of the interview, and I'll post an update here as we find out more about it.

If you have any questions for us, you can have it presented via video and answered at the keynote. Just record yourself asking the question and post a link to it in the comments below (or email it to us). I also posted a thread on MIX asking the EPIC FU'ers for any video question submissions. I'm not sure how many Sunny will be able to use, but anything that we don't answer at the keynote we will answer here. :)

Hope to see you in Vegas! Here are the details for our keynote:

9:00am - 9:50am (open to all attendees)
Keynote Guests: Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf of Epic Fu
Keynote Host: Sunny Gault of L.A. New Media
Location: N250
Description: Zadi Diaz and Steve Woolf are the minds behind (and in Zadi's case, the host of) Epic Fu, the groundbreaking video podcast about art, culture and all things Internet. Sunny Gault will interview these two new media mavens and discuss how they are building a loyal community of fans around their content. Find out how they are creating shows around subjects they are passionate about and at the same time, generating revenue as a business. Sunny will also ask them about their recent business developments and what they see as the opportunities for podcasters and online video creators in the year ahead.

Tim Shey said:

Hey, congrats! Brilliant choice by the expo, they couldn't have chosen a better keynote.

I hope there's video.