And now for an update….

Katu meetup

Originally uploaded by dieselboi.

Matt Davis, famous for his work over at the Portland Mercury has been brought on by KATU as a guest reporter……

The KATU blogger meetup was a good time. I think some of us were apprehensive about the event wondering if Chris Hanson would show up to ‘catch a blogger.’ There were probably 50+ bloggers at the event and I knew some of them from the comments we receive and from the blogs I follow. It was great to match names/persona’s with faces. We also enjoyed some catered food, wine and microbrew beer. Yep, KATU served a bunch of bloggers beer and wine. When it came time to enter the studio, we were all in a ‘good’ mood. Many of us ventured behind the desk for photos and such. Some played with the green screen used by the weatherman and others lounged on the couch used for the more personal moments. All in all, it was a great event and I’m glad I went. I met some great people and even got a great book recommendation. Thank you Brian for coordinating this and thank you KATU for hosting.

ps: for full disclosure, KATU thanked us with a gift bag. Thank you KATU for the Rockstar energy drink, the ‘blogger meetup’ wrapped chocolate bar and a Fisher broadcasting flashdrive. Woot! Everything a blogger wants!

More photos:


Scott Moore (News editor with the Mercury) with Steve Dunn


Beer and shrimp

8 Comments so far

  1. Banana Lee Fishbones (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 6:39 am

    Two questions:

    1. When will the other channels get in on the act? I sort of figured it would be 8 or 12 if it was anybody, they have bloggers at least.

    2. How do we get this kind of turnout for the meetup? Is it the gift bags? We already give away food. Do we need to get Steve Dunn? (:

  2. Lelo (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 7:59 am

    I put some photos up in Flickr…you can see them along your sidebar there. It was especially nice to meet Kai in person! Don’t miss her and Kirsten’s photo on the weather set…..

  3. Brian M. Westbrook (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 9:00 am

    Hey dieselboi – thanks for coming!

    I’ve posted my photos & recap here.

  4. Brian M. Westbrook (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 9:04 am
  5. Lizzy (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 9:43 am

    I don’t think I met any of you, but I was there and it was really fun to get to meet other bloggers in the area. I was apprehensive about going at first, but I am so glad I did.

  6. Scott Moore (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 11:18 am

    Steve Dunn and I are totally BFFs!

  7. Rich Sipe (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 11:48 am

    Fun night. My photos of the evening are here:

    If you are on one note it with your name so those of us who are terrible with names can get rememorized.

  8. fromseattle (unregistered) on August 30th, 2007 @ 11:10 pm

    hey, that’s better schwag than the seattle bloggers got at the similar meetup hosted by katu’s sister station a few weeks ago! hmph

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