‘Treme’ Panel At Rising Tide 5
Check, check. Is this thing on? *mic squeal*
The fifth annual Rising Tide new media conference will be held on Saturday, August 28th, 2010 at The Howlin’ Wolf, 907 South Peters St., in New Orleans.
The Rising Tide Conference is an annual gathering for all who wish to learn more and do more to assist New Orleans’ recovery. It’s for everyone who loves New Orleans and is working to bring a better future to all its residents.
Leveraging the power of bloggers and new media, the conference is a launch pad for organization and action. Our day-long program of speakers and presentations is tailored to inform, entertain, enrage and inspire.
There will be a pre-conference party hosted by the New Orleans bloggers on Friday evening August 27th, also at the Howlin’ Wolf.
Learn more at risingtidenola.com. I encourage all of you, from far and near, to attend this fun-filled, mostly laid-back congregation of bloggers, community organizers and, like it says above, all who love New Orleans to discuss topics that are vital to the future of this city. But here’s why YOU should come: to be a part of our legendary bar tabs! Ok, ok, here’s really why: a panel on Treme!
With the end of the show’s first season and a 13-episode second season in the works, panel discussion will focus on representing the city and its people on screen, New Orleans culture and saving it five years after The Storm, the music of Treme and, of course, magical Hubig’s pies. Panelists are (are you ready?): Eric Overmyer, co-creator and executive producer; Lolis Eric Elie, Treme staff writer; the once and future DJ Davis Rogan; New Orleans Times-Picayune TV columnist Dave Walker; and your very own Back Of Town blogger and administrator extraordinaire VirgoTex! And, since the Rising Tide organizers wanted someone to cover the “entertain and enrage but mostly enrage” portion of the program, moderating this motley bunch is me.
As far as format is concerned, I am partial towards some direct Q&A followed by or interspersed with audience participation. Some of you may not be able to attend and the one-hour time slot will not allow all of you to get a word in, so please leave your questions in the comments section below. Don’t be surprised if you ask something fantastic and I use it in the panel, giving you full credit.
Also, mad props to friend and BOT commenter Greg Peters for designing yet another gorgeous Rising Tide poster. Who’s the inspiration: Janette, McAlary’s ass or someone else? You decide. And don’t forget to jiggle Greg’s peeled grapes or whatever when you’re down there.
See, you have to come.