Friday, January 22, 2010

A Busy Hectic Day at Family History Expos Mesa

Despite sitting in the Bloggers Lounge all day at the 2nd Annual Arizona Family History Expo with a wonderful setup (power strips, tables, chairs, a printer and close to the concession stand), this is the first time I've had a chance to blog today!

It was an early start for me (before "decent people" get up in my opinion): Amy Coffin of We Tree met me at the Starbucks downstairs in the lobby of the Phoenix Mesa Marriott at 7:00 am. Then it was off to get registered at the expo - take a look at the huge crowd!

In speaking to Holly Hansen (aka "Miss Holly" of Family History Expos), there were people waiting outside the doors at 6:30 am for the 7:00 am opening!  And at last count there were over 1200 registrants this year!

Once I got settled with my badge and special Blogger of Honor beads, I found out that DearMyrtle was stuck in Flagstaff (all routes to and from were closed due to over 4 feet of snow!) and would be unable to give her presentation here at Expo.  So I agreed to fill in for Ol' Myrt to the best of my abilities and delivered her presentation FINALLY! Get Organized at 11:30 am.  I think I reviewed the presentation an hour before and Holly helped me print out the special "volunteer" handouts a few minutes beforehand.  I think the presentation went well with almost 100 genealogists and family history buffs in attendance.

Now I am off to present my program "Twitter - It's Not Just 'What I Had For Breakfast' Anymore" at 4:30 pm Mountain Standard Time.  If you are a Twitter user and will be online at that time, join in the fun and tweet along with us!

© 2010, copyright Thomas MacEntee

1 comment:

Kathryn Doyle said...

How great that you were able to fill in for Dear Myrt! Wish I could be there. Getting tweets during your Twitter class was the next best thing. Have fun! (Like I need to tell YOU that.)