When Jono Bacon told us he wanted to bring LugRadio Live from the United Kingdom to the United States, we were all for it. We'd heard great things from so many colleagues about how fun and community-oriented the show was, so we naturally asked, "How can we help?" When Jono let us know he needed a team on the ground to do the heavy lifting to make it happen, our masochism, er, love of Open Source firmly kicked in, and months of planning later LugRadio Live USA is on!

Join us on April 12 & 13, 2008 at the Metreon in San Francisco, California for two days of talks, exhibitions by local Open Source projects, live recording of the LugRadio Live podcast and, of course, free beer. Confirmed speakers include Miguel de Icaza, Matthew Garrett, Mike Linksvayer, Selena Deckelmann, Val Henson, our very own Dan Kegel and Robert Love, and many, many more.

Making LugRadio Live USA happen has been a joint labor of love, from the "Gents" tracking down speakers and exhibitors to Google's Open Source Team finding the space, rustling up bean bags, ordering power drops and making sure the chairs get there on time. Thanks especially to Cat Allman and Kynan Dent for everything they've done.

Take a moment now to register for the event. Folks who pre-register will also enjoy additional benefits at the show. Even better, if you cajole your friends to join you, you can win some fabulous prizes. We hope to see you there, and spread the word!