A very well thought-out afternoon of kids and family music info and networking, apparently.
That's right, StinkFest, the "world's first-ever family music conference" (produced by Bill, Tor, and Stephanie) is happening in Brooklyn, New York on Saturday, May 2 and I'm going to be a part of it. I've been invited to talk on the Promotion panel with a bunch of other people who spend a fair amount of time listening to and writing about (or spinning on the radio) kids and family music. I'm also looking forward to the panels on booking, distribution, and TV/books; the industry-only showcase that evening; and generally meeting a lot of folks, a lot of whom I only know through e-mail addresses and/or CDs in the mail. I'm also intrigued to see how the Sonicbids contest for the final showcase slot turns out (entries due tomorrow). I'm not looking forward to the cross-country red-eye flight, but nothing's perfect.
Registration is sold out, though if you're interested, you can still probably get on the waiting list