It is always fun to attend a virtual session on etsy.com ! The Virtual Lab hosts interesting group events all the time, and I just spotted some great ones. This afternoon there is a session with a crafting blogger in the Treehouse room, and on Tuesday there is a lab with the Editor in Chief of American Craft Magazine. You need to register with etsy to participate, but that is easy and free.
Attending a Virtual Lab event allows you to sit your avatar (picture representing yourself) in a lecture circle along side other etsians. It gives you the opportunity to meet new people with similar interests, often a quite international crowd as well. Have some fun exploring: click on people's avatars to view new shops, spin around, wave your hand, throw things !! More seriously, the moderators of the session usually open a web cam window so they are talking to you in person, and at the same time there is a fast moving text chat session running down the left side of the window. It is quite an experience attending a Virtual Lab session, one I would highly recommend.