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Upcoming Geek Extravaganza In London

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The last time I looked at the sign-up wiki for the London geek dinner next month, there were some 80 names. I looked again just now – and it’s 127.

Wow! It would be an easy conclusion to jump to in saying that the big attraction is probably the opportunity to share a margarita or two with Robert Scoble, who’s hosting the gig with Hugh McLeod.

Link: London Geek Dinner

Undoubtedly that has something to do with it. Yet I think it goes a bit deeper than that (no offence, Robert!).

Take a look at some of the people who have signed up. Geek bloggers, naturally. Plus people like me – communicator geeks involved with blogs. Quite a few journalists. Some BBC folk including from Backstage (check that out if you haven’t yet). DopplerRadio will be there. As will be some Microsoft UK bloggers.

A political focus as well, with at least one very interesting participant who plans to be there – the owner of the “Posted by melissa” moniker on Boris Johnson’s blog (he’s the MP for Henley, if you want to know).

That’s quite an eclectic mix. And I bet this event will be the most podcasted one of its type so far this year. Or at least set a record for the most margaritas consumed at a geek dinner (it takes place at the Texas Embassy restaurant). Or model Hugh’s bespoke T-shirts. Or all of the above…

Just looked at Hugh’s post today – he says the numbers could get up to 200.

Looking forward to meeting as many as possible on 7 June!

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Neville Hobson is the author of the popular NevilleHobson.com blog which focuses on business communication and technology.

Neville is currentlly the VP of New Marketing at Crayon. Visit Neville Hobson’s blog: NevilleHobson.com.

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