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CircusTent02It’s summer and if you’re like me, you’re already dipping into the ice cream a little too often. My kids love cotton candy and snow cones, the kind you get at fairs and festivals. Yes, it’s that season too.

And who doesn’t love a good carnival?

On that note, I’m very excited to announce a “first” at Signals. In August, Signals will host its first “blog carnival.” Never heard of this before? Neither had I until recently, although apparently online carnivals have been happening for years now.

A blog carnival is essentially an online blogging “party” with many guests who all blog on the same topic and link back to the party host – and, by that, I mean the main blog. There’s no popcorn or cronuts; words and opinions serve as the treats. To some, that’s satisfying enough.

Here at Signals, we think a blog carnival is a wonderful way to approach an interesting topic from a variety of different perspectives. That begs the question: what is the topic? Well, we’re keeping that under wraps for the time being, but I promise that if you like the content on Signals, you’ll like this.

We have invited well-known bloggers in the stem cell community to participate in the blog carnival and we’re open to having new (i.e. unknown-to-us) bloggers join too. They just need to write to me at info(at) to express interest. And please share this post with your networks, especially if you think someone would like to take part in the festivities.

So, to whet your appetite for the awesome stem cell-related blog carnival to come, I bring you some other great science blog carnivals for you to consume in the meantime. Bon Appétit.

Feel free to comment below on what you think of this idea, or if you have a great future topic to suggest.

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Stacey Johnson

Stacey Johnson

For almost 20 years, Stacey has been providing strategic communications counsel to government, corporate, technology and health organizations. Prior to that, Stacey was at the CTV Television Network, first as a researcher, then as a story producer for “Goldhawk Fights Back,” a special ombudsman segment that aired weekly on the National News and Canada AM. Before joining CCRM as the Director, Communications and Marketing, Stacey was the Director of Communications for the Canadian Arthritis Network. Stacey is editor of Signals. You can follow Stacey on Twitter @msstaceyerin.