So near yet so far
: I was dying to finally meet Hoder, the blogger who started the Iranian blogging revolution, at BloggerCon but it’s not to be:
I’m so sad that I can’t make it to BloggerCon in Harvard this weekend, although, thanks to Jeff Jarvis and Dave Winer, a free ticket was waiting for me there.
The reason? I still haven’t got my Canadian citizenship and have to use my Iranian passport, which, you know, is worse than not having a passport at all! The U.S. embassy in Canada needs at least three months to issue a visa for me as an Iranian citizen, for which I have to do a personal interview as well. (The same thing has stopped many Iranian filmmakers to enter the U.S recently.)
That’s funny, because I’m missing the BloggerCon for the same reason I was invited: I am Iranian.