Learn to Blog and Podcast at Myrtle Beach, SC

If you live in the South and are interested in Blogging, Podcasting, Video, or Social Networking, on April 19th in Myrtle Beach, SC is the place you want to be. With a focus on Networking and learning it looks like there will be something for everyone.

I have enjoyed the Podcast and New Media Expo (now: New Media Expo) in the past in part because it is a chance to meet people and well…network. Even though podcasting and blogging have connected me to people in ways that hasn’t been possible before, there is something to be said about meeting and learning from people face to face. This opportunity looks like another chance to do just that.

Usually all the conferences that deal with this kind of thing are not in my backyard but across the country. Not now! For me it is a 2.5 hour drive. This all looks very exciting, and fun…so visit the link below to find out the details on attending!

I’ll look for you there!

CREATE: Carolina Regional Exposition of Art, Technology & Education

Saturday April 19th at the historic train depot in downtown Myrtle Beach, the CREATE South conference will occur. It is a meeting for those interested in blogging, podcasting, video, social networking or any other form of self-expression. Serving the residents of the Grand Strand and beyond, it is a venue to bring together like minded people to network, to teach and to learn. If you would like to get involved in these arenas but don’t know how to start, this is the place to be. With introductory presentations and hands-on detailed demos, the beginners and the experts alike will have plenty to learn.

Get FiT for Christmas

This past week has been something else. Besides Thanksgiving, the other thing that I have been busy with is writing a story. We, The Friends in Tech, are working on putting together a Geek Christmas Carol. I don’t want to let out all of the details just yet, but it is exciting. It is a radio play type production, and of course set with a Christmas Carol Theme to it.

I haven’t written anything this big since School, and part of me wanted to do this to prove that I could. However, I have to give a shout out to Douglas Welch…he has really put more polish on it than I could have, and made it flow really well.

The most interesting aspect of this project is everyone’s enthusiasm over participating. Once I had it written, all the parts that I had listed filled up quickly and we even have some guest voice talent too…

It is really cool to see everyone rally around something that you had a hand in making. More details to come as we get closer…

Look for it at Friends in Tech before Christmas!

Summer Brooks from Dragonpage.com on Technorama!

Last night was a lot of fun. Summer Brooks from Dragonpage.com was kind enough to join us for the entire show on Technorama. Over at Dragonpage.com, they produce 3 podcasts. Slice or Sci-fi, for mainstream news of Movies and TV, Cover to Cover dealing with print media, and Wingin’ It, which is whatever comes up and she works as producer, and fact checker.

What started as an interview turned more into a chat. It was a lot of fun to do, and I am sure a lot of fun to listen to.

So go and have a listen!

Engadget 1985

Over at Engadget they have a post that looks like it was written in 1985, complete with images and ascii art. It is a great post.

Back in June on my podcast Technorama that I co-host with Chuck Tomasi we did something similar. We produced the show as if it was June 15th 1987. It was a lot of fun to do…but thinking like it was 1987 as opposed to 2005 made my head hurt.

Need sound effects?

The freesoundproject has a TON of sound effects and the like all under the creative commons license! They are looking for sound effects, loops, and things to create a collaborative database of CC licensed sound files.

This place is awesome. Just register, and away you go..and Hey! Don’t forget to contribute too.
The Freesound Project

Calling Doctor Floyd!

Welcome to another edition of “Kreg’s: How’d I Miss That!”

My buddy Chuck Tomasi whom I co-host Technorama with, pointed me to Doctor Floyd. I am kicking myself in the rear trying to figure out how this one got by me. This podcast is like crossing Jimmy Neutron with Rocky and Bullwinkle. It is short, about 3 – 5 minutes each, and funny. It is done in the style like an old serial radio broadcast.

Season 3 starts Monday August 1st, but to catch up Seasons 1 and 2 are available for download off of thier website. Since the episodes are short, you can buzz through each season in about 30 minutes.

Definitely worth listening to.

Welcome to doctorfloyd.com
When his Time and Space Travel Device is stolen by the evil mastermind Dr. Steve and his sock-shaped assistant Fidgert…Dr. Floyd, his young protégé Dr. Grant and their faithful robot companion C.H.I.P.S. must do what they can to get it back. Bent on achieving fame and fortune, Dr. Steve plans to race through history stealing historical items and then returning to the future to sell them on eBay. Can Dr. Floyd and his crew thwart the evil machinations of Dr. Steve and Fidgert? The only way to find out is to tune into the
Radio Adventures Of Dr. Floyd!

Podcasters stats surge because of iTunes…

I have heard a lot of Podcasters talking about their surge in listenership since iTunes 4.9 was released. I am sure that is taking place some, but I wonder how much of the surge is not new subscriptions to podcasts as much as it is people “Previewing” their show from within iTunes. I believe that would count as a download…

Just thinking out loud.

Best 5 minutes I spent all week.

This short 5 minute podcast is great! Wichita Rutherford interviews Bluegrass stars, and it isn’t your normal boring interview either. He makes it fun by goofing around with them, rather than just talking.

It will leaving you wondering…”My 5 minutes are over already?”

Definitely worth a listen.
5 minutes with Wichita