Thanks to everyone who helped us rock it last night for the Par-tay Finale. It was a great time with scads of guests and par-tay people helping celebrate. Especial thanks to Viget Labs who kindly hosted our blowout finale-o-rama. I’ll write a more in depth post next week once the dust settles from our move to Philly. Til then, I’m sending you a big sloppy wet kiss.
Together, we’ve been making Jonny’s Par-tay happen since July, 2007. That’s more thirteen months of Par-tay-lightful pleasure. Super Producer Scott Stead joined the Par-tay production team halfway through our run and I know he has reveled in the Par-tay as much as I have. But like all great Par-tays must, this one is coming to a close. My wife and I are moving up to Philadelphia at the end of August, and that seems like a logical time to wrap Jonny’s Par-tay up and tie a pretty little ribbon on it.
We are, of course, going to go out with a bang and we want you there, live and in person! Scott and I invite you to a blowout, extravaganz-o-matic finale streamed from Viget Labs, Weds, August 27, from 7-8PM (NOTE: That’s a change from our normal show time!!!). We’ll catch up with what has happened with our guests since they have been on the Par-tay and what’s next on their horizons (we already have 11 guests booked). You are cordially invited to rock out with us. Afterward we’ll head over to Dogwood Tavern at 132 . W. Broad Street in Falls Church (Map) for a drink. If you want to attend please email me at jonny(dot)email@example.com and I will send you an invite.
And of course, if you can’t make it live, join us on that series of tubes they call the Internet.
I am so happy to have had the opportunity to meet so many amazing people via the Par-tay, both guests and online Par-tay-icipators. And I am thrilled with the community we have been able to foster. For example, I was just up in Philly and I learned that long time member of the chatroom posse IconJohn was renting a floor of his house to Par-tay guest BaghdadBrian–they had made the connection via the Par-tay. Or, just a few days ago I was hanging out with Helen Mosher who told me how the Par-tay let her stay connected to the DC social media scene even though she lives two hours into Virginia. That means a lot to me. In the end that’s what it’s about, building connections, creating shared experience, and fostering good times.
Love and Lampshades,
What: the Jonny’s Par-tay Finale with as many guests as we can get our hands on. Who: Former Par-tay guests, Jonny Goldstein, Scott Stead, and you! Where: jonnyspartay.com When: August 27, 7-8PM Eastern How to attend in person: If you want to be a part of this historic finale attend and be part of the Finale madness, email me at jonny(dot)firstname.lastname@example.org and I will hook you up, space permitting. After Par-tay: (Open to all!) Join us for drinks after the show at the Dogwood Tavern at 132 . W. Broad Street in Falls Church. Map).
Very pecial thanks to Brian Williams at Viget Labs for hosting this episode of Jonny’s Par-tay.
Brian Conley and James Powderly are good people. They have been rounded up and detained in Beijing. The more attention they get, the faster they are going to get sprung. You can help get them that attention: follow this link and Digg this article. We’ll give an update of what we know of their status on tonight’s show.
Have you ever thought about writing a book? If you did, how would you promote it using social media? This week we will have author, Frank Naif, on the show and we are going to help him figure out how to get the word out about his new book: “Super Secret Bungling and Crookery: National Security Drone.” The book is a compilation of comic strips he has been blogging at nationalsecuritydrone.com–The comics skewer the waste, bigotry, and incompetence riddled national intelligence apparatus from the point of view of a guy who has been there. They are merciless and hilarious.
Joining us on the show will be Jeremy Epstein, who has assisted NYTimes Bestselling Author Dan Pink promote the release of Adventures of Johnny Bunko using social media. Jeremy will share what has worked in that book release, and how to apply those lessons to Frank Naif’s book promotion.
Join us for a book promoting, national intelligence complex-flagellating, good time!
Phil Shapiro is a teacher, media maker,prankster and an innovator. He’s musician, storyteller, and open source fanatic. He even created a new job title for himself: public geek. Phil knows more about YouTube than anyone we have met. Phil has worked in the fields of education and community technology since the late 80’s. Currently as an adjunct professor at American University he teaches teachers how to use technology in their classrooms, as Public Geek at the Takoma Park Library he teaches kids how to produce video, and as a blogger at PCWorld he directs barbs at bloated monstrosities like Comcast in posts like the now famous (2284 Diggs so far) “You’re Switching My Apartment to Comcast? I’m Moving Out” post.
If you care about creativity, bridging the digital divide, technology and kids, and how technology fits into community development, this is the Par-tay for you. And maybe we can even get Phil to perform his song about Greasemonkey!
Come Par-tay with Phil Shapiro this Tuesday on Jonny’s Par-tay!
What: Jonny’s Par-tay, the live, interactive, web video talk show.
Who: Phil Shapiro and the usual suspects (Jonny Goldstein and Scott Stead). And of course…you!
Rana and Eric had to bow out on their appearance tonight, due to an opportunity that arose to have buckets of money poured all over them in Gotham City. Not to worry though, the Par-tay continues, as we revel in the splendor that is DocumentaryClub.Ning.Com, an online for documentary lovers, created by none other than Scott Stead and Doc Pop. We’ll be checking out clips of some of the docs the club will feature, including the underground classic “Heavy Metal Parking Lot”.
Eric Litman and Rana Sobhany return to Jonny’s Par-tay to talk about their new venture: Medialets, a creative ad network for iPhone apps. With Medialets, iPhone app developers are able to monetize their apps without charging for them. Join Jonny Goldstein, Scott Stead, as we chat with Eric and Rana about how they are contributing to the evolution of ecosystem surrounding the mobile computing platform of the future–The iPhone.
What: The interactive live talkshow where you are the show–via live text chat
When: Weds Aug 6, 9PM Eastern
When Chris Suspect is not inciting aging punks to stage dive, he spreads the microbial love via the power of web video:
Come poke your own skewer into the twitching corpse of Web 2.0 with Chris Suspect, Jonny Goldstein, and Scott Stead and see what rises from the ashes. We’ll talk about punk rock, science and the social web, making videos about microbes, raising money to prevent suicide, and all kinds of other blubbery goodness.
What: The interactive talk show where you are the show.
When: Tues, 9-10PM Eastern
(Featured in video: Peter Corbett, Jeremy Epstein, and an elegant an insightful woman whose name I did not catch)
Come Par-tay with uber connector Peter Corbett as we talk about his vision of a high tech incubator in DC. We’ll also get the scoop on why he thinks it is important to to build bridges between the established Northern Virginia tech community and the new crop of social media upstarts in the nation’s capital. While were at it, we’ll also delve into Peter’s approach to producing marketing campaigns that marry the online and offline worlds at iStrategyLabs.
Peter makes the energizer bunny look like a slacker. Come connect with the uber connector, Peter Corbett, along with Scott Stead, Jonny Goldstein, and the rest of the Par-tay Posse.
Commercial marketing is a powerful discipline that influences people (say, you) to behave a certain way (say, buy Count Chocula cereal). But what if the concepts and tools used by commercial marketers were used to effect positive social change–to get people to stop smoking, exercise regularly, or conserve energy? That’s social marketing. This week we have three afficionados of social marketing, Andre Blackman, Qui Diaz, and Alexandra Rampy, who are also deep into the world of social media. How does social marketing work, and how does social media fit into the marketing mix when we’re talking about marketing for good, not just for increased commercial success. Come to this very special Par-tay 4 Good this Wednesday!
What: Jonny’s Par-tay, the live interactive online talk show
Who: Join special guests Andre Blackman, Qui Diaz, and Alexandra Rampy, with host Jonny Goldstein and super producer Scott Stead.
When: July 16, Weds, 9-10PM.
Join us for productivity Par-tay with Jared Goralnick–lifehacker, productivity guru, and founder of AwayFind, a startup that aims to help you escape the tyranny of the email in-box. With AwayFind, you can check your email less often and “Still stay in touch with those who truly need to reach you.” In addition to talking about AwayFind, we’ll scrutinize common roadblocks to productivity and find out how Jared blasts through those barriers in his own professional life. We want to hear your productivity tips and hacks too. Special bonus: maybe we can get Jared to share one of his uber-pro swing dancing moves!