I was recently contacted by a journalist who would like to talk with some Roadster owners either at the Model X event or earlier in the day. If you're interested, send me a message and I'll send you his contact information ... or just show up at 3pm at The Cheesecake Factory early dinner on the 9th (here)
I suggested he come early to talk with people from 3pm to 4pm, before people are showing for dinner. He's not anticipating joining us for the meal, so if you are allergic to journalists, no worries . (It would be great if someone with their Roadster could give him a ride - might answer a lot of questions quickly.)
Here is the original email:
My name is Noah Kravitz. I'm a technology journalist/blogger/video blogger up in Oakland, CA. I currently work for a site called TechnoBuffalo.com, which covers consumer technology in general - we're known for our video coverage (YouTube, Revision3, broadcast tv), but also have grown our Web presence tremendously over the past 12 months. We've been stepping up our auto tech coverage over the past six months, and while I'm not our lead Auto reporter, I do have the fun privilege of covering most everything under the sun that involves digital technology in one way or another.
While not (yet ... I'm saving my pennies for a Model S!) a Tesla owner, I've been following the company fairly closely and have had the chance to report on the Model S a few times now through my work covering NVIDIA, and my general reporting at CES.
I will be coming down to LA for the Model X event next week, and in researching the latest rumors/predictions, I came across the thread you started to put together a pre-event dinner for forum members.
I wanted to ask about the possibility of attending the dinner and either chatting with or more formally interviewing some of the folks in attendance. I'd love to get a sense of what some of the Tesla culture is like - who the early adopters are, what you all love/don't love about your Roadsters, and so on and so forth. Since the company itself - as well as the EV technology - is so new and cutting edge, I think it'd be cool to get to know some of the people involved on the consumer end, as well as reporting on the Model X itself.