Affiliate Summit East 2012 has come and gone. When I go to Affiliate Summit West in Las Vegas, I fly. For a trip to New York from Boston, I use somewhat more "basic" transportation.
Despite all the jokes about the company, Fung Wah Bus is the best deal around for getting to New York City. At only $30 round trip, it costs less than one night of parking in New York!
I left at 6:30 AM and promptly dozed off. When I woke up, the New York City skyline greeted me!
Here's a view of downtown.
Fung Wah Bus lands in New York's Chinatown.
The sights and smells were tempting. There was so much delicious food everywhere, I was tempted to hang around!
I made my way to Grand Street Station to grab the D train uptown.
I haven't been on the New York City Subway in 25 years! It hasn't changed much.
The endpoint for my train was Coney Island. I'll admit, I was tempted.....
I got off right out in front of the Ed Sullivan Theater. I don't think Letterman was taping today.
I snapped this picture of the iconic Carnegie Deli. Once again, I was tempted!
I fought off the urge for a corned beef on rye and made my way to The New York Hilton, where Affiliate Summit was taking place.
I checked in and cruised the exhibit hall for a few minutes.
Then it was off to the Blogger's Lounge where I met up with my friend and Shark Tank Blog partner, Kirk Taylor.
John Chow was there too, sans the "I'm John Chow, Bitch" tee shirt. A bit later, I cruised the exhibit floor with John and filmed his shenanigans for him.
I had made arrangements to meet up with Nick Loeb, founder of Onion Crunch. He was one of the sponsors of the National Hot Dog Month 2012 Tour.
I scouted a hot dog cart near the Hilton, so we headed over there for a hot dog. New York city has more people in the hot dog business per square mile than anywhere in the USA!
Of course, some CHOWING DOWN ensued!
We both liked the hot dogs, probably because they were loaded with Onion Crunch! I did a Hot Dog Story on our lunch too.
Troy Landry, King of the Swamp from the TV show Swamp People, was a guest in the exhibit hall, so I posed for a picture and made a video.
Then I conducted my round table discussion on using Mass Media to Drive Blog Traffic. Zac Johnson and Moneca Yardley were among the attendees.
After that, it was back on the Fung Wah to Boston. Next up, Mrs. Hotdogman and I go Hot Doggin' in Maine!