Joss Whedon to Appear at TechCrunch 50 Conference

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August 12th, 2008

Josh Whedon to Appear at TechCrunch 50 ConferenceAh, when worlds collide.  I went to the TechCrunch 40 conference last year and discovered I just really wasn't that interested in startup companies anymore.  No slam on the event at all and it's not a slam on Michael "TechCrunch" Arrington or Jason "Mahalo" Calacanis who run the conference at all either.   More truthful would be saying that I've always hated conferences.  I hated them in the 80s, and the 90s, only to find out I hate them in the 2000s too.  I see a trend here.

But then I see Arrington announce that Joss Whedon is going to be at this year's TechCrunch 50 event.  Whedon is now hot on the Internet because of Dr. Horrible's Sing-A-Long, which I confess I watched twice and enjoyed and I'm not a lover of musicals.  But the upcoming Dollhouse will likely be a traffic bonanza for Mr. Gorman once it finally airs in the winter.  I say for Mr. Gorman because by then I'll likley need to get a job, but I believe if we did a "Dollhouse: Will it Be Renewed or Will it Be Cancelled?" post, right now, months  before a show ever even airs it would be one of the highest trafficked pages on this site.

So I think, damn, I should probably start smooching on Jason a little in hopes of getting a press pass to the show, but then I think, what would I say to Whedon?  "Um, loved Dr. Horrible and speculation over whether Dollhouse will be cancelled should likely be a traffic extravaganza for our site, thanks!"

I'll pass. I'm sure there will be plenty of video snippets and blog posts covering the event.  I may try to get Calacanis to ask him, "how does it make you feel that there are already sites focusing on trying to save Dollhouse from cancellation months before it even airs?" 

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