If you live in or near North Carolina, and don't already have plans for October 7, check out Carolina FreedomNet 2006 sponsored by the John Locke Foundation. The featured speaker is Scott Johnson of Power Line. There will also be two discussion panels featuring North Carolina bloggers. I am very thankful to have been asked to participate and am especially looking forward to meeting some of the bloggers I have read for years.
8:45 a.m.-10:15 a.m.: Local vs. Global: What Should Be Your Blog’s Focus? Panelists are Raleigh's Lorie Byrd of Wizbang, Greensboro's Sam Hieb of Sam's Notes, Charlotte's Sister Toldjah and Raleigh's Bob Owens of Confederate Yankee.
10:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m.: Panel: How Has The Blogging Phenomenon Affected Politics and Political Discourse? Panelists are Townhall.com's Mary Katharine Ham (formerly of Durham), Jeff Taylor of Charlotte's The Meck Deck, Scott Elliott of Election Projection and Durham's Josh Manchester of The Adventures of Chester.