Royal Wedding Be Damned, Nerd Prom Will Go On As Scheduled

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So, maybe you heard. Prince is engaged and has his wedding date set for April 29th, 2011.

Oh, wait, it’s a prince and not Prince? Damn.

Either way, it sounds like it’ll be a bit of a media frenzy, what with travel to either Minnesota or England. What poor timing, too, as most of the Washington-based media had that late April weekend already booked and planned. The 2011 White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner – a.k.a. Nerd Prom – is set to take place on April 30th. Fishbowl DC reports this afternoon that, Royal Wedding weekend or not, the prom will go on:

From Washington Examiner‘s White House correspondent and WHCA board memberJulie Mason:

“There was some consternation because Wills had the shocking bad taste to schedule his wedding the day before our dinner (I thought he was a guest of Fox News this year, apparently not). With so many people broadcasting from London, it was going to be a big panic for them to get back here for the dinner on Saturday. We were also worried thatObama might go to the wedding — although honestly, it doesn’t seem like his thing.

As I like to remind everyone thinking ahead to Nerd Prom: I own a tux and make a fantastic trophy date. Plus, bonus, I’ll actually be stateside because I haven’t gotten a Save the Date from William and Kate yet.

Dave Levy is a PR guy by day, a media researcher on the side and a self-proclaimed geek. He blogs often about how traditional media adapts – or tries to adapt – to the growing digital media world at State of the Fourth Estate. You can follow Dave on Twitter for various updates about everything from sports from his previous home in Boston to eccentric and obscure pop culture references. Read why Dave loves D.C.