I'm a little bit excited. Benedict Anderson, whose work formed a large part of my postgrad studies at SOAS last year, will be speaking in Bangkok at the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Thailand (FCCT) on June 7. "Rhetoric and Dissent: Where to next for Thailand's lèse majesté law?" will likely be as rowdy and packed a house as I've ever seen at the FCCT, but I'm excited to hear what Anderson has to say.
Also speaking will be David Streckfuss, Nation journo Pravit Rojanaphruk and some guy called Andrew Marshall, whose appearance via Skype we may never hear the end of. We have Lisa Gardener to thank for putting the event together.
Be there or be square.