Because I Love Australia…

… and the UK, too. (Just in smaller font.)

I am going to be attempting an experiment which I have every reason to believe will have catastrophic results. That’s right: I’m going to invite technology to run amok in my home. For Australians, before anyone else, I will be doing a video chat on Saturday, October 8th at 1pm (Sydney time). Originally, I had hoped to just do one video chat because I have a strong suspicion it will just be me talking to myself. Then I realized that my main fan bases are on three equidistant points around the globe. So if I do a video chat at a reasonable time for me, my fans in either the UK or Australia would be getting screwed (I mean, I’m cool and everything, but I wouldn’t stay up until 3am to hear me talk. So I don’t expect you to do so, either).

So my elegant solution? Risk embarrassment and loneliness twice. Australia, you get the first chat, and possibly the technical difficulties. Then, the next day, I will host another video chat for my brethren across the pond, even if some of your ilk do call people like me “gingers”. The UK chat will be at 6pm, Saturday, October 8th (UK time).

Of course, I won’t be checking your IP address to see where you’re coming from and all are welcome. The chats will be held at:

3AM on Saturday October 8th (Greenwich Mean Time)



5PM on Saturday, October 8th (Greenwich Mean Time)


The video chat will welcome you to send in your questions via  a chat channel. My interviewer will then ask me the questions and we’ll do our best together to keep things organized and flowing. I expect each chat to last about an hour, but if the audience is reasonably small, I will do my best to answer all questions.

I’ll post the link on this page a few days before the chat, and you can always easily find it through my Ning pages here.


4 thoughts on “Because I Love Australia…

  1. Tim says:

    Thanks Brent!
    I work Saturdays, I’ll try and get some time off so you won’t be left out in the cold =P
    Otherwise, I might manage to be there for a bit between shifts (I milk cows, so we have an early morning shift and an early-late afternoon to early-late evening shift).

    Also if “ginger” is the worst thing redheads get called in the UK, I’d way rather be a redhead over there than over here.

    1. Tim says:

      Hm. I think we’re GMT +10 here, so that makes it 1pm. Which assuming we don’t go horribly late in the morning I should be back by easily, and I shouldn’t have to leave until 2ish. So that should work fine.

  2. Sarah says:

    Wow! Thank you, Brent. Not only are you a great writer, but you are a great man too 🙂 Thanks for caring about us in the Land Downunder. And I don’t mind you being a ranga. 😛

  3. Steven says:

    welcome for the idea Brent 😛 Thanks for actually listening to it.

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