Monday, February 4, 2008

AWP Live-Blog

Well, we were going to do a real-live live-blog this year, but were sadly unable to, due to the Hilton's outrageous prices for Internet.

The convention hall was not rigged with wireless. Fringe was told that it'd cost $870 PER DAY to get a hard line into the convention hall. Clearly, the Hilton is stuck in the stone-age.

I went around and asked other online journals if they'd like internet, then found the conference director to try to lobby for Internet for the convention, but to no avail. However, the woman I spoke to handled my complaint gracefully and said she'd do her best for next year's convention in Chicago.

All the same, the lack of Internet felt like a slight toward the already-marginalized online magazine. Maybe next year things will be different.

1 comment:

b said...

Considering the Hilton squelched your liveblogging dreams, perhaps you'd like to live vicariously through this one: