On Wednesday night, I attended a meet-up of Bay Area law bloggers organized by Professor Eric Goldman of Santa Clara University School of Law (High Tech Law Institute). There are a great many more of us than I had previously realized. Professor Goldman has an interesting summary of the meeting on his own blog, Goldman's Observations. I finally met in person people whom I'd previously known only by email, such as Kevin Underhill (Lowering the Bar) and journalist Andrew Tolve, as well as people whom I knew only by reading their blogs, like Joe Gratz and Beth Grimm. I also re-connected with people I've met before, such as Kurt Opsahl (Deep Links; winner of a CLAY award for his work on the Apple v. Bloggers case), Cathy Kirkman (Silicon Valley Media Law Blog), and Mary Minow (Library Law Blog).
And most interesting of all, I met the anonymous Mr. Ed, Editor of Blawg Review, who dressed all in black, enigmatically, and wouldn't give his name, but favored us with a series of interesting observations about the world of law blogging. (Of course, to protect his privacy and anonymity, I can't share those observations here.) In sum, it was a great event and I'm looking forward to the next one.