Didn't make the "Founders Club" mogulfest last night in New York? Just as well; the likes of Rupert Murdoch, Barry Diller and Nick Denton are best "enjoyed" from a safe distance, the next morning, via the Internet.

There were so many old-media bigwigs at the Internet Week event, it's surprising there were any admission badges left for Web startups. Bonnie Fuller, Jeff Zucker, Norm Pearlstine, Steven Brill and Jimmy Fallon joined Murdoch and Diller. Myspace's Jon Miller, AOL's Tim Armstrong and Flickr's Caterina Fake represented the new blood. There was enough space left over for a substantial contingent of New York Web entrepreneurs; the rope-line squeeze might have erupted into a media war had more of Silicon Valley turned up for Gotham's promotional festivities.

Old media or new, the event was amply digitized:

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Mahalo founder Jason Calacanis took a break from squeezing other people's content for Google juice and reprised his mid-1990s role as the chronicler of Silicon Alley. This crowd shot was a particularly impressive achievement; under Mahalo's payment system, it's worth roughly half a sip of mineral water (more of Calacanis' shots are available here — and below).


Peter Kafka of All Things Digital played video paparazzo, recording Barry Diller as he introduced News Corp's Jon Miller and ex-Googler Tim Armstrong, now of AOL. Rupert Murdoch, sometime boss to both Miller and Diller, to say nothing of Kafka, made a cameo. News Corp., IAC and AOL: clearly, these are the media leaders of tomorrow!

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Here's Murdoch, no doubt contemplating a strategy for seizing the microphone from Diller. Via Max Kalehoff's Flickr stream.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Murdoch and wife Wendi do their version of the "happy couple" post. Via Founders Club on Flickr.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Fallon with Dan Allen and event instigator Dina Kaplan of blip.tv. Via Founders Club on Flickr.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Wendi Murdoch hobnobs with some younger moguls: Jared Kushner of the New York Observer, left, and Miller of MySpace, right. Via Founders Club on Flickr.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Dark lords of blogging Nick Denton (Gawker), Jason Calacanis (Weblogs Inc., now sold off) and Henry Blodget (Business Insider) graciously donated their devious grins for a poster that will be used to scare small children next Halloween. Via Calacanis.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Younger blog moguls Rufus Griscom and Lockhart Steele still retain a significant portion of their original, human souls, and are thus capable of appearing in daylight without melting or experiencing a burning sensation like their blogfathers above. Via Calacanis.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Now where are the ridiculously hot waiters we've heard so much about? Anyone? Barry? Via Founders Club Flickr.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Flickr's Caterina Fake (left) found the other woman at the event. What we were saying about "media of the glorious, diverse future," again? Via Founders Club Flickr.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Kafka puts down the video camera and scans for his next target. Via @bgershon.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

Erik Schonfeld of TechCrunch compares booze notes (probably) with upstart wine tastemaker Gary Vaynerchuk. Via Calacanis.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

All the focus on wine apparently threw Schonfeld off his game.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

For once, it was Laurel Touby busting Nick Denton, and not the other way round.

Rooftop Gotham Orgy Interbreeds Old and New Media

What's surprising isn't this tweet about a nitwit at a rich guy's party, but that there weren't more of them. The future is bright!