Once More Down the Rabbit Hole

Subject: Once More Down the Rabbit Hole
From: Bruce Byfield <bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l digest recipients <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 14:28:49 -0700

I know that a few people on the list do high-tech journalism, so
maybe I can get advice.

In the next two months, I'll be going to a couple of large events
(airfare and accomodation paid - that drumming sound you hear is
me tap-dancing into delirium). I'm been to trade fairs before,
but never as a writer. Anyone have any tips about how to work a
conference or trade fair that you're reporting on / looking for
stories at?

My preliminary plans are to prepare the way I would for a
business trade fair: get a list of participants and exhibitors
beforehand, and arrange as many meetings as possible before I go.

Is there anything else that I could do to make best use of my

Bruce Byfield, Outlaw Communications
"The Open Road" column, Maximum Linux
3015 Aries Place, Burnaby, BC V3J 7E8, Canada
bbyfield -at- axionet -dot- com 604.421.7189

"Hey, Johnnie Cope, are you waulking yet,
Or are you sleeping, I would wit,
O get up, for the drums do beat,
Fie, Cope, get up in the morning!
-Robert Burns, "Johnnie Cope"

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