Off I go to IFBC

It’s the countdown to the 2013 International Food Bloggers Conference.

Starting Friday in Seattle at the lovely W hotel.

Bringing together old hands, and newbie bloggers, fabulous speakers and presentations.

IFBC 2012

IFBC 2012

But all I’m thinking about right now is getting my work done before I hop the bus to Seattle.

‘Cause once I’m there, I will only be focusing on the people.

Working from home can be isolating.

Yes, I still see patients.

Yes, I still have friends in town.

But they just don’t get why I have a leaping joy from meeting a personal hero like Andrew Scrivani or Dorie Greenspan.

They can’t understand why a group of people would plan to meet at 4:30 in the morning at Pike Place Market, just to take pictures of the stands setting up.  Thanks for organizing this one Barry.


They might get behind checking out the restaurant scene, from both the gluten-free and the gluten-full perspectives.

There are folks who do understand. They are my tribe here at IFBC.

The folks I know well, having met them at other conferences or taught classes together, like Perry,  Charissa, Jameson and Kate.

Perry P. Perkins at IFBC 2012

Perry P. Perkins at IFBC 2012



@katemcdermott and the products of #PieCamp Sunday

And the ones that I’ll be squealing with delight to finally meet in person. Hi Garrett, love,love, love your book. 

One is even from my neck of the woods, but we haven’t met in real life yet.  Hi Sarah! 

So once I get on the Airporter to Seattle, my work will suspend for just a few days, at least here on the blog.

I’ll be too busy figuring out the next great place to check out with my new found friends.

4 Responses to Off I go to IFBC

  1. Dolly September 21, 2013 at 9:45 am #

    It is nice to meet you, Dr. Jean!

  2. Sarah September 17, 2013 at 10:01 pm #

    I am as excited as you are! It will be so nice to meet everyone. And I hear you – working from is isolating. Conferences and the like keep me sociable ;-)

  3. Madeline Moy September 16, 2013 at 10:37 pm #

    Thanks for the link, Jean! It is energizing to be among your tribe, isn’t it? Look forward to meeting you at IFBC.

  4. Jane Bonacci, The Heritage Cook September 16, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    Can’t wait to finally meet one of my heroes in person! See you in a couple of days in Seattle Jean!

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