Yes, right wing bloggers do often bash. But they will also be putting on a bash in Greensboro on Saturday October 7. They will be restrained (perhaps uncharacteristically) ,holding the meeting to a half day. Kory Swanson lets us know the details via Simon:

The John Locke Foundation cordially invites you to Carolina FreedomNet 2006

A North Carolina blog conference with our special guest: Scott Johnson
- Blogger for the influential Power Line blog. “The 61st Minute: Inside the Eye of Hurricane Dan”

Saturday, October 07, 2006 from 8 am til 2 pm at Sheraton Greensboro at the Koury Convention Center, Greensboro, NC

Price: $25

Carolina FreedomNet 2006 is a half-day blogger conference open to all. It will feature two panels of well-known North Carolina bloggers and a luncheon with a keynote speech by Power Line’s Scott Johnson. Included in the ticket price for all registrants (whether bloggers or not) are free Wi-Fi in the conference area, a Continental breakfast, admission to the two panels and the luncheon. A limited number of rooms ($118 per night plus tax) have been reserved for registrants. Phone the Sheraton at (800) 242-6556. The full conference schedule is listed below:

8:00 a.m.-8:30 a.m.: Registration and Continental breakfast
8:30 a.m.-8:45 a.m.: Welcome session
8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Local vs. Global: What Should Be Your Blog’s Focus? Panelists are Raleigh’s Lorie Byrd of Wizbang, Greensboro’s Sam Hieb of Sam’s Notes, Charlotte’s Sister Toldjah and Raleigh’s Bob Owens of Confederate Yankee.
10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.: Break
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Panel: How Has The Blogging Phenomenon Affected Politics and Political Discourse? Panelists are Townhall.com’s Mary Katharine Ham (formerly of Durham), Jeff Taylor of Charlotte’s The Meck Deck, Scott Elliott of Election Projection and Durham’s Josh Manchester of The Adventures of Chester.
12:15 p.m.-12:30 p.m.: Break
12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.: Luncheon and keynote speech.

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