Monday, March 13, 2006

A BIG ROGUE THANK YOU...

... to all of you who participated and lent the Rogue your support!

The event on the whole was quite the success. I'm still closing out accounts, etc... but I wanted you to know that I really appreciated your participation.

cheers!
lecram

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Let the fun begin...

Hi and welcome to the Half-nekkid hosting blog created especially for the 2006 Rogue Festival.

On May 19th, 2005 blogging history was made.

On that date, a little known blogger in Montana by the name of Osbasso started an online experiment with almost no expectations."I figured it would last for a few weeks, and go no further than a handful of blogger buddies," Osbasso admits.

Little did he know he was about to unleash a virtual whirlwind on the blogosphere; and that whirlwind would travel the globe, growing in momentum and catching dozens, possibly hundreds in its wake. That whirlwhind?

Half-Nekkid Thursday.

It has shattered Osbasso's original expectations, and resulted in his 'handul of blogging buddies' growing to encompass friends from around the world. It has become a full-fledged community in and of itself and currently stands at about 500 participants.

The basic premise is simple: post a photo of yourself in a state of 'half-nekkidness' on your blog every Thursday. But those looking for a cheap thrill will be sorely disappointed. It's all in good, clean fun.Osbasso explains, "It is not a sex thing. Yes, there are many who post sexy pictures. But "half-nekkid" doesn't necessarily refer to the flesh. The concept of "half-nekkid" lies in the mind of the person posting the HNT. Many bloggers have used HNT to show parts of their soul, parts of their conscience, and parts of their lives. Many have used HNT to break out of whatever shells they might have found themselves living within."

Every Thursday contributors from around the world expose themselves physically and emotionally. People who find themselves shy and reserved in their daily lives have found themselves liberated by the experience and have often revealed an artistic side they didn't know they possessed.

The names listed on the sidebar are a few members of the HNT family who wanted to share themselves with the Rogue.

Enjoy your dip into HNT and enjoy the rest of Rogue 06!

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

UPDATE!!!

I posted this as an edit on the post below and am repeating it here. Before 7 PM tomorrow... these 2 posts will be cleared for the official intro to the blog.

The HNT @ the Rogue exhibit kicks back up at 7 PM Pacific time on Thursday... and goes from 5 - 9 PM on Friday. We will attempt to coax visitors to comment and chat with you who are participating... however, if you do not get that many comments... please know that your work is still being viewed and appreciated by a still-not-hep-to-blogs audience. For many of them this is their first exposure to something like this.

BTW... I posted something on a local e-zine to help boost some traffic at the cyber gallery.

I will make an appearance after my show - about 8 ish or so, at Javawava, at least to wave good night on webcam. :)

cheers!
lecram

pics from last night

HERE

Last night was a blast! Being that it was ArtHop and a preview venue for the Rogue the place was pretty packed. Folks actually came early. Monkey and gang arrived and came in to join the festivities. It was great meeting her! We took some pictures chatted for a bit and she went off to check some of the other galleries nearby before heading back up to Sac. I stayed until 7:30 and then had to make appearances at some of the other venues.

This coming Thursday the HNT Cyber Gallery will run from 7-9. I will attempt to have a few more laptops available for surfing & commenting... and we also won't have to contend with receptions, etc... it will be exclusively ours! I have to perform a show at 7 but will try to book over at least to wave goodnight to you guys on webcam. In the meantime... enjoy the pictures. They will be posted every day.

Once again, THANKS to Os, Paul and all of you for participating in this. Your blogs on the big screen certainly did get a lot of positive feedback. Everyone really got a kick from the special "Roguish Os" pic.

cheers!
marcel

EDIT: The HNT @ the Rogue exhibit kicks back up at 7 PM Pacific time on Thursday... and goes from 5 - 9 PM on Friday. We will attempt to coax visitors to comment and chat with you who are participating... however, if you do not get that many comments... please know that your work is still being viewed and appreciated by a still-not-hep-to-blogs audience. For many of them this is their first exposure to something like this.