Okay, damn it, I had an entire long screed on TAM5 written out when Firefox crashed. Damn you Firefox! Ahem.
The jist is this: I’m about to hop on a plane to Vegas to enjoy a week of outrageously nerdy fun, and I hope you’re coming, too! If you are, I insist you introduce yourself. Even if I’m in the middle of talking to someone else or doing something else, please politely interject to say hi — if I’m too busy, I’ll thank you and then tell you to buzz off, no harm done. I’ll be flitting all over Vegas, but here are some key times to catch me:
Thursday night: I’m playing in a poker tourney to benefit JREF. I haven’t played in a year at least, so I’ll probably be out a few moments after beginning, but during that brief period you can find me in the Riviera poker room!
Friday night: At 6pm immediately following the conference, I’ll be joining my fellow podcasters Jay, Bob, Steve, and Evan for drinks over at — gulp — Quark’s Bar at the Las Vegas Hilton across the street, and fans of the podcast are welcome to join us. This is some kind of nerd paradise, where nerds go to eat nerdy food and drink nerdy drinks. I present for you the following IM conversation I just had with Jay:[10:58:23 AM] jay says: yo
[10:58:45 AM] Rebecca says: hey, did we ever set a time for all of us to get together for drinks with fans?
[10:58:52 AM] jay says: no
[10:58:57 AM] jay says: lets do it
[10:58:59 AM] Rebecca says: hm. ok.
[10:59:37 AM] jay says: when shold we do it?
[10:59:48 AM] jay says: I mean meet the fans
[10:59:59 AM] Rebecca says: how about Friday night right after the conference?
[11:00:03 AM] Rebecca says: and yeah, we’re not ever “doing it.”
[11:00:05 AM] jay says: perfect
[11:00:16 AM] jay says: ok if you are so sure
[11:00:29 AM] Rebecca says: oh I’m sure.
[11:00:39 AM] jay says: yay!
[11:01:12 AM] Rebecca says: so, Friday at 6pm
[11:01:11 AM] jay says: dork
[11:01:17 AM] jay says: ok
[11:01:18 AM] Rebecca says: but where, is the problem
[11:01:25 AM] jay says: relax over there
[11:01:35 AM] Rebecca says: There aren’t any good bars at the riv
[11:01:41 AM] Rebecca says: but we could go over to the hilton
[11:01:57 AM] jay says: I think thats a good idea
[11:02:09 AM] Rebecca says: sigh. we could go to the star trek bar.
[11:02:33 AM] jay says: bob wants to alot!
[11:03:19 AM] jay says: thats a good spot
[11:03:29 AM] jay says: lets make it happen
[11:03:39 AM] Rebecca says: ok
[11:03:44 AM] Rebecca says: I’m posting a schedule to my blog
[11:03:51 AM] Rebecca says: can you start a thread on the forum?
[11:04:19 AM] jay says: its just called the star trek bar?
[[11:04:40 AM] Rebecca says: hold on lemme ask
[11:04:43 AM] jay says: ok
[11:07:50 AM] Rebecca says: hahhahaha: http://www.startrekexp.com/
[11:08:48 AM] Rebecca says: ok so yeah, it’s at the hilton all right.
[11:09:19 AM] jay says: no !!!
[11:09:23 AM] jay says: we have to do it there!
[11:09:28 AM] jay says: come on its fun!!
[11:10:13 AM] Rebecca says: calm down nerdkins, I’m saying that yes, Quark’s bar is at the Hilton.
[11:10:32 AM] jay says: ok..sorry
[11:10:39 AM] jay says: dont be sore
[11:10:47 AM] jay says: im very excitable
[11:11:03 AM] Rebecca says: I can tell
Also Friday night is the Pajama Party! If you’re a skepchick, seek out Girl 6, a lovely lady who is handing out registration packets Thursday. She’ll let you know the sooper seekrit location! No boys allowed.
Saturday night: I’m throwing the 2007 Forum Party, sponsored by Skepchicks, Ltd! The location is TBD since I won’t know what room we have until I get to Vegas. Please check in with me or see the bulletin board that I’m sure will be in the conference lobby somewhere. It starts at 8pm and there will be food, drinks, and music. Donations at the door are much appreciated!
Sunday: I’m giving a presentation! Make sure you’re in the conference room at 10:30am (right after the coffee break) so you can cheer me on!
So there you go, ample opportunity to say hello. None of you have any excuses left — not even that lame excuse of “I’m not going to TAM.” LAME. Just get there. See you all soon!