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HubPages Announces First Annual Convention

  1. KeithTax profile image80
    KeithTaxposted 6 years ago

    HubPages today announced the first annual convention to be held in Los Angeles September 15, 2010. Guest speakers, breakout sessions, and social events are planned.

    "I can't wait to met fellow hubbers in the real world," says hubber superstar, KeithTax.

    Okayyyyyyy. I am enjoying a fantasy. But wouldn't it be great though! Our own convention. Hubbers and hubber wanna-bes could attend, sharing ideas and having a grand 'ol time.

    Writers from every genre have multiple conventions to choose from every year. We need one, too.

    Comments? Opinions?

    1. Arthur Fontes profile image91
      Arthur Fontesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      We could set up gatherings at meetup.com if we wanted too.

    2. Faybe Bay profile image82
      Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What about a video conference. All with web cams could set up, then instant chat could be read by those for anyone who didn't have a web cam. In this way we would be able to keep it going virtually all day and night as we have Hubbers from around the globe, in different time zones etc.

      I think this would be great and fun. Writers conferences are incredible to attend, I went to one in Florida that lasted three days, but that is an expense, where this would be virtually free.

      They usually have a number of seminars each day. in our case webinars could be set up in advance and we would be able to catch them all, if interested, instead of having to choose like you would at a normal conference.

      1. KeithTax profile image80
        KeithTaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I want to shake hands with folks I see around HubPages. I attend a couple or three writing conventions each year and enjoy the heck out of it.

        I am the treasurer of the Wisconsin Regional Writers' Association. They put on two super gatherings each year.

        I also like to attend WorldCon, the annual world science fiction convention. It lasts 3-4 days, running 24/7. I need a vacation after attending.

        Nothing but fun.

        1. Faybe Bay profile image82
          Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah but I can't imagine having the money and time to travel. if it was done right it could be both.

    3. Stevennix2001 profile image83
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      is this real? or a fake announcement?

      1. KeithTax profile image80
        KeithTaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        FAKE!!!

        I was just having fun.

        I am serious about an annual convention, though.

      2. Faybe Bay profile image82
        Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Fake with a smile smile and a sorry sad  Because it is a beautiful fantasy, and just enough to keep me from getting my housework done. lol I know, it doesn't take much to distract me.

        ooo shiny.

        1. Mikel G Roberts profile image88
          Mikel G Robertsposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          LMAO!!


          OOO shiny...

          lol lol lol

          1. Faybe Bay profile image82
            Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Shiny? where ?

            lol

    4. IntimatEvolution profile image83
      IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Let the city of San Francisco host the affair.  More interesting sites to see, and isn't hubpages' base there?

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        china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Nooooooooo  -  Shanghai and take in Expo at the same time big_smile

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      logic,commonsenseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Has to be in Vegas, cause what goes on in Vegas stays in Vegas!

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      cosetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      rats, i thought this was real.

      well, if they do have one, i'm there, definitely!

  2. Dale Mazurek profile image56
    Dale Mazurekposted 6 years ago

    It would be great.  More than likely unatainable for many but it should be an idea in the making.

    1. KeithTax profile image80
      KeithTaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There are several hundred thousand hubbers. A convention with a few hundred attending would be a huge success. I think many of the big names would look forward to a tax-deductible trip.

      HubPages could setup several speakers on increasing traffic, SEO, and keyword research. The Keyword Academy could host part of the convention.

      Sounds like fun to me.

    2. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Well for now we can just communicate through your hubber blog Dale!
      By the way, as soon as you put my hub up I got google juice!
      smile

  3. Ohma profile image77
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    Not so sure about this can you imagine Mark Knowles and Brenda Durham in the same room?

    LOL just kidding it could be fun.

    1. skyfire profile image72
      skyfireposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol

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    Crazdwriterposted 6 years ago

    I've always like the idea...I wanna meet my hubber friends in person dang it! big_smile

  5. Hokey profile image61
    Hokeyposted 6 years ago

    Good aspects and bad aspects. Hmmmm...........

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Come down off that fence you're sitting on Hokey! Wonderful to see you by the way! smile

      1. Hokey profile image61
        Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hey Earnest

  6. donotfear profile image92
    donotfearposted 6 years ago

    I've brought this up a couple of times before and the thread died. It's a good idea. Or maybe we could just invite every one to meet at a certain place and time about 6 months from now. Or it could be divided into regions.  I bet a lotta hubbers from La, Tx, Ok, and Ar could meet in Dallas. It's a prime location.

    1. Hokey profile image61
      Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How about you and me run away together.! wink

      1. KeithTax profile image80
        KeithTaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Here is the big problem with conventions...groupies.

      2. donotfear profile image92
        donotfearposted 6 years ago in reply to this


        Tell me when so I can withdraw my funds......

        1. Hokey profile image61
          Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          You let me know when you are ready! I am flexible!

          1. donotfear profile image92
            donotfearposted 6 years ago in reply to this


            And what if I really don't have money? Then what?

            1. Hokey profile image61
              Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Jump to my thread so we don't hijack this one. smile

  7. samboiam profile image59
    samboiamposted 6 years ago

    I don't know if like this idea. I am so much cooler on line.
    cool

  8. tony0724 profile image59
    tony0724posted 6 years ago

    I am so there !

  9. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 6 years ago

    I don't think we'd have the numbers.

    You count all the active hubbers and divide it by the average number of sockpuppets, and you'd have far less than would be financially viable for a conference.

    1. KeithTax profile image80
      KeithTaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Rally-buster. big_smile

      1. Faybe Bay profile image82
        Faybe Bayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I think there are about 50,000 who receive the newsletter take heart.

        Shiny things I really must attend to. Thanks for the fantasy Keith. I love writers conferences, I just never want to go home after.

  10. west40 profile image60
    west40posted 6 years ago

    Great idea and for those of us who may not be able to afford the trip we can have some sort of video skype section so those of us who can't make it can still be involved.

  11. oscillationatend profile image61
    oscillationatendposted 6 years ago

    Hmm....sounds like a plan.

    The most important question of course, is if there will be an open bar.

    1. Cris A profile image60
      Cris Aposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Now that's a really big concern! cool

  12. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    What if I pay for everyone to attend?  Would this make a difference?

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      china manposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Only if you buy the beer as well !

      1. Randy Godwin profile image93
        Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Only for the ladies, of course!

  13. figment profile image75
    figmentposted 6 years ago

    I love the idea. I would definitely make arrangements to come.

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    pinkyleeposted 6 years ago

    damn it man you had my hopes all up lol but hey who knows it could happen one day

    1. Fluffymetal profile image77
      Fluffymetalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      hubbers could get together and road trip there that live close together

    2. Fluffymetal profile image77
      Fluffymetalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i agee, it needs to last more than one day

  15. salt profile image64
    saltposted 6 years ago

    wow, could we call it something other than a convention, that makes me think of travelling salesmen...or amway - other than that, its an excellent idea !!!!

  16. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Hey, we could have it in Randy's big pasture by the pond! It's right off the interstate! We've done it before, huh, Randy? We used to all take our tents and campers there and spend the night. We had a big bonfire, cooked, fish, and played guitars and sang. Who's in?? Oh, wait...maybe we should clear this with RD first...

    1. Randy Godwin profile image93
      Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Most of these people are "city slickers," Holle!  The first time a rattlesnake made an appearance there would be a mass exodus.

    2. Fluffymetal profile image77
      Fluffymetalposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I love that idea habee, maybe thats where the tribe could stay

  17. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 6 years ago

    Ya know, Fluffy, whenever I picture the tribe together, I always picture it in Randy's big field!

    1. figment profile image75
      figmentposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I down with staying in a big field.  The city slickers can stay in their fancy hotels.  I'm a camping kind of girl.

 
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