Meet the podshow britcasters!
The britcasters are going podshow – well nearly as Neil put it in britcaster.podshow.com:
In the past few days since the word going out about Adam Curry wanting to meet UK podcasters and my well timed Skype interview with him (to be available soon), I have now had five conversations – yes five, of varying degrees of seriousness and intensity – asking when Britcaster.com will ’sell out’ in some way to a London, UK division of Podshow Inc. Astonishing.
While it would be interesting to meet Adam Curry, I am more interested in seeing those brits again, like Alex Bellinger, Neil and his wife Jen, Podcast Paul, Lloyd Davis and many more.
From Adam’s perspective it must be a good PR thing to connect with the britcasters after all this time, and generate some positive vibe. And yes, I think it is a media thing. There have been so few connections to the britcasters before from him that it is suspicious that he does now. But, there is a perfect oportunity to meet some podcasters at the next Podcastcon UK. They may actually give him the keynote they would have liked him for the last year.
Do I believe it is all PR? No. Adam has shown a certain kind of geekiness and want to connect with people, but the overall message is still clearly business. If he wants to make a meeting with the podcasters, I am sure the room will fill itself with a lot of people from podcasting. And that would be the reason why I would go: It would be around the corner from me and I would get to see a lot of people again / new with a build in test seeing who is sucking up to the man with the hair and who is not. Guess who I will be talking to after that. ;)