The morning of ForumCon hit a snag of it's own on my part. Just getting here took two hours to do so, due to family disagreements. So I apologize to anyone that expects me to bring you the full details of vBulletin 5's impending launch. I saw the first glimpse of "vB5" in a brochure. And they had sort-of a graphics demo of "vB5." So, whether I arrived early or not is irrelevant. [Here it is!] [It was a nice find when I saw this on the projector. Funny stuff, Brandon!] [This was taken during the break. This gives you an idea of how the event seems.] As embarrassing as it sounds, I woke up early as hell. I was ready, I was raring to go. Even later in the day, people thought I didn't have that energy to answer questions and whatnot. I was ready, like a roman empire soldier. I got there a little late, so I had to stand in the back because I'm in there with nobody that I know. Nobody. Of course, I know Murray from here, but other than that, I'm not a commodity name there yet. Not until the Internet Brands panel. The minute they sat. My heart was racing, I was trying not to laugh. I was trying my best. Even the lead developer that took over Kier's posititon was there! It's like god telling me "Do something! DO SOMETHING!" Until I asked for the microphone. I asked what they thought of Kier. I had to ask the question, but in a different way. Twice. I'm not sure I remember what he said, but I'm sure it's recorded. I have been told that I embarrassed either John or Joe, because my question was addressed to them. Why? Because either one of them could have been the person who either: a.) Argued back to Kier about a complete rewrite. b.) Employed tactics to run Kier off out of the building. His vague response is far telling especially in public. I walked in ForumCon with no [ahem] stature, I walked out memorable. My company may already have been in the minds of people who didn't know me before. Everyone was looking at me, there wasn't a single person that didn't. That became the highlight of the convention, I feel. The rest of the convention was good, but less than what I expected it to be. This year, I only had to verbalize what my company is, and what it does. But next time we have a ForumCon here, I will make sure I have business cards armed and ready. I will even bring my cousin who's currently helping my company. In the PostRelease panel, I asked what's the difference between PostRelease and Google [adsense], and Viglink. He answered simply that curation is the keyword here. The reason why I asked is because a lot of forum owners use ad placements as sponsored spots. The only sad thing is that Tapatalk wasn't on-hand to compete with ForumRunner's presence at the event. I understand it completely, because I turned on tapatalk on a few of my forums already and I hit a snag adding CODForums to the Tapatalk Network, and one of the programmers had to manually add it himself. In this panel, I asked what are Internet Brands' plans with support with other forum software, his answer makes it seem like their idea was to force ForumRunner in-house, and exclusive to vBulletin as most people think. Though, I can't be sure. The fun part wasn't during the event itself, rather, it's the post-event cocktails. [Forum Administrators, Owners, and businessmen network, network, and network!] [More business networking by forum owners.] Yes, that's @Murray Newlands, and yes, I've met him. In fact, we recorded a video. This was hard for me to do since it's my first time appearing on any influential vlog in any shape or form. I tried my best to be really confident, but it's still nerve wracking. No matter how you slice it. [More networking, a surprise appearance by vBSEO's Juan Carlos.] I've met: Both the founder and C.E.O. at Enthusify, a new startup that develops a "middleman" plugin for forum/payment authenticator.Ambassador for ubokia. I'll do more research tomorrow and report back.A bunch of viglink's staff members. Employee at URLJet hosting. Alright, any questions so far? It's 3:50am here in California, and I'm #@^&ing tired.