Next week is the informal, booze-centric Brooklyn blogger meetup co-hosted by us, the skint, Brooklyn Based and Fucked in Park Slope, but if you can’t wait that long to mix and mingle with your favorite bloghounds, you can check out the sixth annual Brooklyn Blogfest at the Bell House this Thursday. Last year’s fest, you may remember, faced criticism and charges of selling out for a sponsorship from Absolut and letting keynote speaker Spike Lee shill the vodka instead of riffing on the changing borough. But this year they’ve gone back to their roots with keynote speaker Jeff Jarvis, who blogs on media issues at BuzzMachine and wrote the book What Would Google Do?. Jarvis’ presentation is something that grabs all our interest: “Will Blog for Food (or You Can Make Money Doing This!),” focusing on new business models for bloggers. And more!
Tickets for the event, organized by Louise Crawford of Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn, are $15. It starts at 7:30 and also includes an opening video by Gabriela Herman, a Brooklyn-based photographer, who shows portraits of bloggers in the glow of their computer screens; plus a video tribute to Brooklyn’s photo bloggers (by Adrian Kinloch of Brit in Brooklyn); Blogs Aloud (directed by Elizabeth Palmer of Midnight Cowgirls); networking sessions and an after party with a cash bar, food and music.