So, my friend, Josh Wolf, got me into Vloggercon, a videoblogging convention, as a volunteer. He was speaking in the "Political Vlogging & Social Change" panel. The government "ordered [him] to turn over...unpublished video footage of [a San Francisco] protest and to submit to examination by the federal grand jury". This case addresses a journalist's right to remain silent. Read more.
The convention also included panels on community, narrative, and personal vlogs, seminars for people to brush up on their technical skills, and different forums in which people could present their work, such as blip.tv. Check out some videos of the convention shot by Zennie Abraham.
The best part was that there were not many females there so there was never a line for the bathroom.