After a long sit on the tarmac at LaGuardia Airport, I’m home from the ScienceBlogs blogger and reader meet-up. Many thanks to all of you readers who came out on Saturday to meet the bloggers at Social Pub, sponsored jointly by Seed Media Group and NYC Skeptics.
The threatened anti-vaccination crowd did not materialize and I had a delightful time chatting with Dr Val Jones of the Voice of Reason blog, Peter Frishauf, founder of Medscape, one of the Medgadget proprietors, a reader named Dawn whose blog I cannot remember right now, and Steve, a pharma/biotech attorney.
Dr Val was totally awesome for make the trip all the way from DC and is as lovely and erudite as you might think from reading her blog. Peter held forth with Zuska and Janet Stemwedel on some fascinating little-known history about Central Park which he has promised to write up for posting here forthwith.
Regrets came from Dr Ivan Oransky, online managing editor for Scientific American, and Scott Hensley, former Wall Street Journal drug industry reporter and current editor and contributor at the WSJ Health Blog. Both had far better things to be doing on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon but we appreciate them checking in with us.
Of course, I also got to meet several other science bloggers who acquaintance I had not previously had the pleasure of making. A brief but very enjoyable 24+ hours – hope to see YOU next year.