Come, Follow #ldsconf

It’s that Semi-Annual time of year again, and the rumors of an announcement regarding the 2-hour block have reached a fever-pitch.

It's not like they're mutually exclusive options...

BCC’s coverage of the 181st Semi-Annual General Conference kicked off with President Beck last weekend. This weekend, settle in with a casserole dish of funeral potatoes and a bowl of Jell-O salad while J. Stapley, John C., and Scott B. spoon-feed The Only True and LivingTM conference coverage: Live-blogging, tweeting (#ldsconf), Facebook (guaranteed to all be Top Stories!), and analysis of the proceedings throughout the weekend. As always, free babysitting will be provided, courtesy of Times & Seasons.

What you need to know:

1. Live-blogging, with BCC perma commentary, photos, and open threads for all sessions here at By Common Consent, starting about about 30 minutes before each session.

2. Twitter Updates throughout the weekend at Use the #ldsconf hash tag on Twitter for more (albeit inferior) updates from the Twittersphere.

3. Commentary, quotes, and photos on Facebook. Be sure to “Like” or Subscribe to BCC’s Facebook page in order to access this new area of coverage!

4. Extra treats between sessions, posted here at By Common Consent.

5. In Depth Analysis of Selected Talks just hours after the last session concludes on Sunday afternoon, with more in the following days.

General Conference coverage is one of our favorite features at BCC, and we want to make the experience great for as many people as possible. We welcome your ideas and suggestions for what we can do better, what you’d like to see more/less of, and encourage you all to participate in the coverage!


  1. My favorite coverage!!!!

  2. Steve Evans says:


  3. As I’ll be in an academic conference all day tomorrow, I will rely on receiving the inspired words of the prophets as filtered through BCC. No pressure!

  4. Wouldn’t literally following Jesus be trailing behind him as he moves through space?

  5. Steve Evans says:

    Ben, it’s all good. The rest of the LDS world receives the same words through the opposite process.

  6. Wait–there are rumors about a two-hour block? I feel so out of the loop.

    By the way, tantalizingly mentioning such rumors but not indicating what they are is mean. You have me getting my hopes up about much shorter RS and Sunday School meetings here.

  7. share the rumors please! we’re all in favor at this house.

  8. observer fka eric s says:

    Its like Christmas Eve for LDS adults.

  9. Please, please, please keep the three hour block. My favorite time of the week is when my wife and children are at church.

  10. seems like if they were going to make a change like that, it would’ve come out with the glorified new handbook.

  11. Lies. I have not heard this rumor anywhere except BCC.
    Uber excited for this festivity.

  12. I suspect that Scott B. might just be the originator and agent of fever pitchiness of any and all 2-hour block rumors.

  13. Kevin Barney says:

    BCC’s coverage has succeeded in getting me more invested in conference than I have been in a long time, which is quite an accomplishment.

  14. I don’t remember if I mentioned this, but a family in my ward two years ago had problems with their video feed during conference and ended up following an entire session via my Twitter/Facebook updates. All because BCC inspired me to join in the process!

    Anyway, I’ll be back on BCC and Twitter, but I’ve decided to exclude Facebook this time. Too many friends were annoyed with me, despite the ease of ignoring such posts.

  15. 2 hour block! 2 hour block!

    RIP Sunday School, I hardly knew ye.

  16. I get some my best blogging done during Sunday School. Getting rid of it would kill my productivity.

  17. I’m looking forward to tomorrow morning. I’m even a little sad that I’ll miss the afternoon session due to my son’s Cross Country Running Meet.

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