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Pixelodeon 2007

Veronica heads to L.A. for Pixelodeon.

Once again I find myself in Los Angeles! I'm starting to feel like a regular. Two weeks ago I was here for the Star Wars anniversary, and now I'm back for Pixelodeon!

What is Pixelodeon? It's an entire weekend of hand-picked online videos (more than 300 of them!) book-ended by speakers and attended by a sold-out audience of media enthusiasts. I was honored to be asked to curate one of these screenings, along with Bre Pettis of Make Magazine. So here I am, sitting in a hotel room on Sunset Boulevard at 11 p.m. (listening to the club next door blast Michael Jackson), and hoping that the videos we picked are going to be a hit tomorrow during our showing. We titled our section "D.I.Y. with a side of robots." Go figure!

But there's a whole lot more going on at Pixelodeon--I unfortunately missed the first keynote of the weekend, from Kent Nichols and Douglas Sarine of Ask A Ninja. If anyone can speak to making a successful video project online, it would be them. Fred Seibert also gave an address to the enthusiastic crowd, and I'll have some video up of that soon (my tape ran out in the middle, real professional).

The event is organized by Jay Dedman, Ryanne Hodson, Zadi Diaz, Steve Woolf, and Irina Slutsky. They've done a wonderful job, and the turnout so far has been fantastic.

Time to sleep and recharge all my batteries. Pictures and video to come soon!