I’m in Denver for BlogCon, which is hosted by FreedomWorks. We got word that we were going to be protested by Occupy Denver because they believed that FreedomWorks is funded by the Koch brothers (they’re not) and because we don’t hate the Jews.
We prepared for it. We bought their elected leader some dog treats (yes, they elected a dog). They got here early and tried to force their way into the conference, only to be surrounded by two dozen bloggers armed with iPhones and video cameras. Needless to say, it got a little tense.
They apparently didn’t have enough and showed back up just after 5pm. Unlike the first visit, this confrontation was much less contentious, though still interesting. They were much more interested in discussion than the group we met earlier in the day.
Anyway, we’re getting ready to kickoff Day 2 of BlogCon. I’m having lunch with an old friend today, a transplant from Georgia, and looking forward to hanging out with like-minded bloggers.