Tonight’s big Naked Truth event at the Olympic Sculpture Park — where enterpreneurs, investors and journalists will discuss how different Internet consumer models work — has all the makings of a blow-out. Even before Fred Wilson or John Cook blogged about it, we’d had 400 people register, then 500 when we raised the limit by 100. Since Monday, people have been asking to get added to the list, and one CEO even offered buy someone’s registration.
Now the sun has come out and we don’t have to work within the limits of the 450 who can fit into the pavilion. So we’re moving the panel outdoors and opening the event to everybody. Damon Darlin, Michael Arrington, Fred Wilson, Jonathan Sposato, Ethan Lowry and Brad Jefferson will all be there. John Cook, Todd Bishop, Brier Dudley and Marcelo Calbucci are confirmed. Wired editor Fred Vogelstein has also just signed on.
Who will pay for all these people? Our sponsors — Madrona, Fenwick & Square 1 Bank — only signed up to provide drink tickets and organic, locally grown, Emeril-endorsed free-range super-hot Uli sausages for the first 400 guests. So get there early, and bring a towel, blanket or pillow to sit on the grass in the evening sun. It’s going to be a beautiful night. Doors open at 5:30.