Film Independent and the Los Angeles Film Festival is staging a poolside chat at Westwood’s W hotel next Tuesday night (6.26) from 7 to 8 pm called “Who Let The Blogs Out?” Possibly to be hosted by Variety columnist Anne Thompson and definitely to be attended by yours truly, the topic will be “the on-line merging of celebrity, industry news, and popular culture, and the rise of the blogger as the arbiter of information in modern day Los Angeles.”

There’s no telling if Deadline Hollywood Daily‘s Nikki Finke, Kevin Roderick, MCN’s David Poland, Defamer‘s Mark Lisanti or Perez Hilton will show, but the organizers are trying to reach these guys and/or get them to commit. It’ll be entertaining if Poland shows just to see his “I’m looking at you but I don’t see you because you don’t exist” look that he gives me whenever we cross paths.