IZEA Fest 2008 – Opening Night Party

IZEA Fest 2008 kicked off in Orlando last night with a great opening night party at the Grand Bohemian Hotel. We showed up late for the party because our plane didn’t land until 7:15PM. The party started at 7:00PM and was in full swing by the time we showed up at around 8:30PM.

It was great to meet everyone again. I managed to catch up with Ian Fernando, Zac Johnson, Jason from Tech Ware Labs, Nate from Unique Blog Designs, Neil Petal and Shoemoney, who challenged me to see who can grab the most cash from the Market Leverage Cashinator at Blog World Expo next week. It was pretty much like a family reunion and in many ways, it was. I also met many people for the first time. The most notable being Brian Clark of Copy Blogger and John Reese.

Shoe will be opening IZEA Fest with his keynote at 9:00AM this morning. I will be joining him, along with Neil Petal, Stephanie Agresta and Drew Bennett for the Big Money Bloggers panel at 1:00PM this afternoon. I’m sure someone will be live blogging the event. Sarah will be putting the Flip to good use.

Here’s a video from the opening night party. You can check out some pictures at the photo gallery. Look for more coverage of IZEA Fest 2008 later today.

*Update – IZEA Fest is now streaming live at Ustream channel izeafest.