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Saturday, March 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Are Metalheads Smart Enough to Be Online?

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In this era of over-hyped indie bands and pop starlets,the presence of metal blogs and websites serves as an integral part of keeping the metal community alive. As extreme music is often derided in the public sphere, metal bands rely on the community spirit that has served as the foundation for the music to keep the genre alive. Join in the discussion about the importance of metal blogs and websites, meet the web moderators, website owners, bloggers and journalists of some of the most popular blogs in the 'sphere, and for all you newbie metal musicians, learn how to best utilize the metal online communities to publicize your music.


Sean Cannon

Deputy EditorNoisecreep.comSEAN CANNON has helped build Noisecreep.com into one of the biggest metal blogs around as deputy editor. He’s spent plenty of time as a show promoter, boxer of rock stars, poster designer, newspaper man and many other saintly endeavors. Sean also stays... Read More →
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Laina Dawes

Music JournalistWriting is FightingLaina Dawes is the author of What Are You Doing Here? A Black Woman’s Life and Liberation in Heavy Metal (Bazillion Points Books, 2012). A music and cultural critic and concert photographer, her writings and photography can be found in both print... Read More →

Philip Freeman

BloggerMSN MusicPHIL FREEMAN is a freelance writer and lifelong metalhead who contributes regularly to Alternative Press, the Village Voice, the Cleveland Scene, the SF Weekly, Westword and the St. Louis Riverfront Times. He was the editor-in-chief of Metal Edge magazine from 2007... Read More →
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Sean Palmerston

PublisherHellbound.caSEAN PALMERSTON is owner/publisher of Hellbound.ca and co-host of Hellbound Radio on CIOI-FM. He has also written about metal for Exclaim!, Vice, Roadburn Online, Unrestrained! and Metal Maniacs and hosted Aggressive Rock on Toronto's CKLN for the majority of... Read More →
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Ben Umanov

Editor-In-ChiefMetalSucksCo-Founder and Co-Editor-in-Chief of MetalSucks.net, the world's leading website for heavy metal opinion. Partner in the Blast Beat Network, a vertical ad network representing 15 of the web's top heavy metal web properties.

Saturday March 19, 2011 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
Austin Convention Center, Room 16B

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