LOS ANGELES — From all corners of the globe, hundreds of XBIZ Miami attendees gathered virtually for the first-ever online edition of the event series via XBIZ.net this morning, filling a tropical illustrated backdrop of a beachside hotel split into a Talent Lounge and Industry Lounge.
After the CAM4-sponsored Event Registration kicked off at 10:30 a.m. (PDT), talent and execs made their way from the virtual outdoor gravel of the patio into the many videochat-enabled tables within.
As they did, the Space Chat window in the bottom right of the screen, which enabled viewers to send text-based messages to everyone at once, brimmed with greetings and questions, as participants learned the ins-and-outs of navigating the platform.
Soon enough, visitors began exploring the corridors of cyberspace, making their way to the Circle Bar in the very center where Brad Mitchell of MojoHost was stationed. While he would normally be buying everyone a round of drinks with his famed Bacchus-like generosity at in-person XBIZ events, there were definitely a few folks already sipping on bubbly with a glass of spiked coffee … raising their cups at home in salutation.
After all, with an international gathering of attendees, it was 5 p.m. somewhere!
Jonathan Corona of MobiusPay held a particularly glorious Viking-worthy stein up from his desk, which had a list of “1. Coffee, 2. Water 3. Vodka