Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Ron D Moore Keynote Speaker at Podcast Expo

Sci Fi Channel's Ronald D. Moore and TechTV Canada's Leo Laporte slated to speak at this year's event in Ontario, California.
Mission Viejo, CA (PRWEB) September 12, 2006 -- The Podcast & Portable Media Expo announced today that Ronald D. Moore, host of Sci Fi's Battlestar Galactica podcast and Leo Laporte, founder and host of This Week in Tech (TWiT), are scheduled to speak during the second annual conference in Ontario, California on September 29 and 30.

"We're pleased that these immensely popular podcasters will be speaking at our conference," said Tim Bourquin, founder and CEO of TNC New Media, producers of Podcast & Portable Media Expo. "With the confirmation of these guests, the expo continues to build on its reputation for featuring the best and brightest of the podcasting community."

Ronald D. Moore is executive producer of Battlestar Galactica, a Peabody-award winning series going into its third season on the Sci Fi Channel. Moore hosts the Battlestar Galactica podcast and maintains the show's blog on Moore is also known for his work as a writer and producer of Star Trek: The Next Generation, and as writer and co-executive producer of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine. He also served as executive producer for the science fiction television series Roswell.

Encore appearance
Leo Laporte, who delivered the opening keynote address at last year's Podcast & Portable Media Expo, will return again this year. Leo currently hosts and produces several podcasts, including This Week in Tech (TWiT), Security Now!, Inside the Net, The Daily Giz Wiz, and FLOSS Weekly. Leo is "The Tech Guy" on radio station KFI AM 640 in Los Angeles and is also the host of Call for Help, a daily hour-long television show that airs in Canada and Australia.

Keynote sessions begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 29, 2006 in Ballroom C of the Ontario Convention Center. Talks will be followed by conference sessions and concurrent exhibits on the show floor. A special edition of the TWiT podcast will be recorded live Friday at 2:15 p.m. on the Exhibit Hall stage.

I actually listen to TWiT. I LOVE Leo Laporte's voice. Those guys drip with snark sometimes but it's a good show.

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