I can be a bit of a pessimist about Arizona. Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the fact it’s so spread out, or maybe I’m just getting old, but I don’t have much hope for this place as a creative hotspot.
There aren’t any random places to hang out and meet people, nothing within walking distance that everyone goes to nor any cool place that’s open all the time to get feedback on creative projects.
Now, thanks to social media and especially Twitter, all that has changed. PodCampAZ marks the beginning of something real, something substantial; it marks the beginning of AZ residents DOING instead of PLANNING.
We all have great ideas, or at least we think we do. What we don’t have is action. To make things happen, we need support. I’m accustomed to needing face to face contact to make that happen, but that’s not necessary all the time.
Thanks to all the PodCampAZ presenters (well, most of you. some of you missed the mark, but I sure as hell applaud you for trying) for giving this cynical fellow hope that there’s more to this place than I thought.