This blog is expressly to keep you informed about the Blog Tent at the 2009 AJC Decatur Book Festival.
A banner designed by Lenz will let people know this is the BLOG TENT and the DBF is connected to the world in real time!
The blog tent will have power for laptops. Decatur WiFi (which provides 2 hours slow connectivity for free, or higher speed connectivity by the hour or month (which might be your cheapest option at only $15/month). provides connectivity. You are encouraged to bring a laptop, live blog about the DBF, and maybe allow visitors to post comments on your laptop.
Mary Flad says she'll provide the needed facilities for the number of blogs interested (which I take to mean multiple 10x10 tents if necessary), but if the response is overwhelming, some selectively might be necessary.
You are encouraged to bring cards and material to hand out to promote your blog.
If you'd like to participate (at a minimum of one hour in the tent), please email me, Dave Kell, the volunteer point man for the Blog Tent, at [email protected].
- The name of your blog
- A link to it
- A brief description of its focus
- Why you want to be in the DBF blog tent
- The hour ranges you'd prefer to be in the tent over the two days*
*Depending upon the response, it may be necessary to limit the number of hours a blogger can spend in the tent, due to capacity restraints. In that event, reservations will be in the order received.
The Blog Tent will be open from 10A to 6P Saturday, Sept 5, and Noon to 6P Sunday, Sept 6. That's 14 hours. Prioritize the hours you'd prefer to be in the tent. Assign #1 to the 1st hour (eg 2-3P Sun), #2 to the 2nd hour (eg 2-3P Sat), and so on until you reach the maximum hours you're willing to commit. Hours will be assigned on number of spaces available per hour, when your e-mail was received, and the priority you assign to a given hour (using a spreadsheet now being developed). Every effort will be made to most closely accommodate everyone's preferences, up to the capacity limit.
Please comment with any questions or suggestions you have.
The management of the AJC Decatur Book Festival reserves the right to reject participation of any blog for any reason, such as material inappropriate for a family venue.