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Blogfest Update

4 January, 2005

Blogfest Update

HI all — since we haven’t quite set a time, I’ve made emergency reservations at both the Elephant and Castle and the Fish House, both for 5:30-ish. Those can of course be changed or cancelled. The downside is that neither is in the bar area proper; the upside is that it might not be as loud/smoky. The guy at the Fish House said that if we wanted to get in and get a table for happy hour (3:30-6:00), we’d need a scout or two to get there early.

So … I could use some feedback.

  1. Are the day/time ok?

  2. should we meet at a conference site and walk together or meet at the restaurant? If the latter, we can act like table vultures together if we want to sit in a bar area.

  3. Is there anything else I should have thought of?

Thanks — and e-mail me if you have any questions. Remember, the Blogfest is open to all Bloggers, the only “rule” being that, if a person blogs Pseudonymously, everyone alse attending will respect that person’s wishes about whether or not their cover gets blown!

Don’t forget to check the weather reports, folks … Seattle is having a little cold snap at the moment!

Another Update

Ralph Luker at Cliopatra has graciously made the call on the meeting place for us — the registration desk at the Sheraton at around 5:30. And given us tell-tale clues for recognizing each other:

a) have extravagant academic hair;

b) are wearing a mouse pad instead of a name tag;

c) appear to be chanting “Sharon Howard is a goddess”;

d) have a cup of coffee in one hand and a little stack of cookies in the other; or

e) are wearing pajamas instead of your usual conventioneering get-up

I will not be wearing pajamas, as I do not yet have tenure, but I will probably have a coffee cup of the large variety in my hand!

First Classes

First classes today went reasonably well, and I haven’t lost any classes yet, now that I’ve got double-digit enrollment. We start on Magna Carta in the surveys tomorrow and I have to put together a background lecture on the French Revolution and Liberalism and Conservatism tomorrow. DInner Wednesday night with a friend coming in early for the conference! Woohoo!

2 Comments leave one →
  1. 4 January, 2005 4:53 am

    Sounds great! What if we meet at the hotel lobby to walk over just before 5:30 and anyone who can’t get there then meet us at whichever place we decide? Should I wear my “I’m blogging this” t-shirt? Just kidding; how will we recognize one another? any ideas for a ‘secret signal’ so we don’t blow anyone’s cover?

  2. 4 January, 2005 5:15 am

    Well, I did post a picture of myself — hehe! Seriously, that’s a good question. I suggest we meet up at the Sheraton. Let me check the layout and I’ll get back to you. Obvious places are near the message center and near the hall o’ temptation, but those are supposedly at the convention center. I think I’ll throw this open for ideas. According to Cliopatra, though, two of our named bloggers have brown hair, beards, and glasses …

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