Two years ago I tried to organize a meetup/geek dinner for geology bloggers at GSA and it failed miserably (no takers). This year I tried to organize a session on Web 2.0 in the Geosciences and it failed, too (only 9 of the required 12 abstracts to constitute a viable session). But hey, I’m a glutton for punishment so why not put out a call for a second attempt at a GSA GeoBlogger meetup/dinner?
I know at least a couple of you are coming to GSA this year, and I’d love to have a chance to meet a bunch of you. If enough of you are interested I’m willing to try to make dinner arrangements (maybe even somewhere with wifi!). So I put the question to the geoblogosphere: Wanna do dinner in Denver? If so, what night works best? Let me know if you’re interested.
UPDATE: I’ve called a couple of places and it looks like our best bet right now for Sunday night (10/28) would be Chili’s Bar and Grill – Denver Downtown location – it’s only about 3 blocks from the Convention Center. They have WIFI but they don’t take reservations. For a group of about 7 of us arriving there at 7:30pm they said the expected wait would be about 15 minutes. So let’s plan to meet up at 7:15 pm at the GSA Bookstore in the Exhibit Hall and we can walk over as a group or choose another venue on the spot, if necessary. Sound good?
Second Update: I’m going to be cutting it close for a 7:15pm meeting – should make it, but if I’m not there by 7:30pm go ahead without me. I’ll try to meet you all at Chilis if I’m late. –Ron
Final Update: We had a great dinner and I had a wonderful time. I’m looking forward to this sort of meetup becoming a regular event at meetings like this. I took a couple of photos of our group, but didn’t have my flash working so they were all severely underexposed. Here’s one that I was able to salvage…