What are you plans for the night of Wednesday, March 24th, 2010?
Option One is Meet Your Mar featuring District One San Francisco Supervisor Eric Mar:
“The League of Young Voters presents…MEET YOUR MAR from 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM at Park Life (220 Clement @ 3rd) on Wednesday March 24th. FREE! There will be art, snacks, drinks, tunes, a bunch of fresh kids chillin…plus Eric Mar, chattin and getting schooled about his constituents (ie, you). Come play human bingo (to win Park Life gear!), ask Mar questions, and tell him what he should really be working on in your hood. It’s his job to listen.”
A recent Critical Mar bike rally on Clement the Richmond District:
That’s Option One.
Option Two will occur at about the same time. It’s an Inforum event at the Commonwealth Club: “If Not the Chronicle, Then What?” / “Who is the New Face of San Francisco Media?“
First up at 6:30 PM is a panel called “If Not the Chronicle*, Then What?”
Jeff Hunt, Editor, Muni Diaries
Brock Keeling, Editor, SFist.com
Michael Maness, VP of Innovation and Design, Gannett Co. Inc.; Director, The Bold Italic
Robin Sloan, Media Partnerships, Twitter – Moderator
Then, after that, it’s “Who is the New Face of San Francisco Media?”
“Sites like SFist.com and the Muni Diaries are doing more than just keeping San Franciscans in the know about the latest bar openings or bus brawls. They represent the shift to a new media model based on the interest and participation of the many; gatekeepers no longer decide what the masses want to see or hear, or who gets to give it to them. With heavy-hitting new media companies like Twitter, Yelp, Digg, Wikipedia and Flickr headquartered in the city, it’s no wonder that San Francisco is widely regarded as the home of new media. Get an insider’s perspective from the new leaders of media in SF.
“Where do you go for your daily local news jolt? Whose writing is so fresh, witty, hilarious or gutsy that you savor each piece like it’s the last of the cake? After the panel, we are hosting up-and-coming media personalities of San Francisco, invitation provided by you. Tell us who just HAS to be there, then vote for who should be crowned king or queen of SF new media. Come to the party to meet, mingle andgush your fandom in person!
“What is INFORUM?
The idea of INFORUM began with the basic tenet that young people not only deserve but desire unbiased, trustworthy information from a full range of stances, and that they want their sources qualified. The Commonwealth Club has a 103 year tradition of civic debate, and INFORUM honors and continues this tradition by providing a forum for young people to access the best informed, most involved, and brightest minds – be they politicians, business gurus, policy workers, thought leaders, trendsetters or culture-jammers.
The voting’s all over on this one, but feel free to cheer loudly when they whip out a tiara for the crowning ceremony.
Deets below. See you there, who knows maybe at both places.
*I know what you’re thinking - petitio principii, right? Like, what if the San Francisco Chronicle is the new San Francisco Chronicle?
Anyway, the royal court of San Francisco new media:
Melissa Griffin (Blog)
Jaimal Yogis (Bio)
San Francisco Magazine
Markos Moulitsas Zתniga
Lea Troeh (Blog)
The Week Intro
Mac McClelland (Bio)
Andy Wright (Articles)
Dyanna Pure and JT Paradox
The SF Style
Location: SF Club Office, 595 Market Street, The Blue Room
Time: 6 p.m. check-in, 6:30 p.m. program, 7:30 p.m. networking reception
Cost: $12 members, $20 non-members, $7 students (with valid ID)