Last night I attended the third annual Brooklyn Blogfest. I spoke briefly about the Brooklyn Blogade (about which there will be more in another post later today) at the end of a lineup of illustrious Brooklyn bloggers.
I estimate about 165 people attended. There were 210-220 chairs on the floor of the auditorium; they were mostly filled, but it was not a packed house. I helped collect the donations at the door and kept a tally of everyone who paid; we only had three $0 donations. We had about 130-140 people at the door. That does not include staff, sponsors or media, who comprised an additional 30 or so.
I didn't get any shots of the speakers, since I was still busy staffing the table during the event. I got a couple shots of the shout-out, where bloggers get to introduce themselves and their blogs, and the after-show party.
Cupcakes from Red Mango Bakery
Beers, lots and lots of beers, provided by outside.in
My official "Staff" badge for the event. Anne Pope of Sustainable Flatbush made up all our name tags. Her strategy was to make the name - Xris - larger than the blog name - Flatbush Gardener - so that people would have to actually come up to you to find out what your blog was.
Flickr photo set