Several publishers are sponsoring the SBLAAR (Society of Beer Lovers and Assorted Academic Research) meeting at the SBLAAR (the Society of Biblical Literature and American Academy of Religion) meeting. One of them suggested that this would be a great place for bibliobloggers to gather, since publishers like to come to the bibliobloggers event, and so in this way they can actually play host to us.
This SBLAAR Craft beer reception will be at St. Joseph Cathedral (1535 – 3rd Ave., San Diego) on Saturday 22 November, 7–10PM. It’s a 25 minute walk or 8 minute drive from the convention center.
Here’s a video trailer about the event:
Fortress is a sponsor of this event, and so too is Wipf and Stock.
Does it make sense for bibliobloggers to lend their support to this event, rather than creating a competing one? If there is one thing that is frustrating at AARSBL/SBLAAR, it is the fact that proliferating program units and events often means that those of us who attend the conference can get to fewer and fewer of the things that interest us. And so I’d hate to contribute to that. What do you think?
As for the other Fortress event for bloggers that I mentioned previously, I’ve received this update: Five of the six editors now will be able to do the blogger roundtable at SBL: Gale Yee, Matthew Coomber, Margaret Aymer, David Sanchez, and Hugh Page–plus fortress editors Neil Elliott and Scott Tunseth–will be at there.