Monday, July 21, 2008

First International J-Blogger Convention

Well, this is certainly exciting...

On August 20th, after a very cool lead-in project, Nefesh B'Nefesh will be hosting the first international J-Blogger Convention in Israel. In the middle there will be two panel discussions, and the panelists include some of the biggest and best Jewish blogs out there - R' Gil Student of Hirhurim, David Bogner of Treppenwitz, Jewlicious, Israel Matzav... there's even going to be a comedy performance by Heshy of Frum Satire.

On top of that, NbN is sending a few J-bloggers, including our good friend Jameel, to the United States to do something exciting right before the conference:
Nefesh b'Nefesh has offered to send me and other JBloggers to the US (and return back) on one of their aliya flights -- to accompany an oleh family and blog their experience before leaving, during the flight, and at the welcome-home reception at Ben-Gurion airport.
They should arrive the day before the convention. (For those interested in seeing the welcome-home reception of a Nefesh B'Nefesh flight, my sister called earlier and said there should be one tonight at 12:40am EDT, including their best friends and neighbors who made aliyah today from Baltimore.)

Meanwhile, for anyone who is interested in attending the conference, you can register by clicking here; if you're interested in taking part via a live feed they'll be having, you can register there as well. I've already registered for the online feed, and if you won't be in Israel, I recommend doing the same.

Between the Shabbaton the Shabbos before and the Convention, it will certainly be quite a week in the J-Blogosphere...!