Geek/Blogger Events Coming Up (CES plans?)

In Silicon Valley next week? Come to our blogger/geek dinner at Palo Alto’s Cheesecake Factory. December 30, 2005 at 6 p.m. All are invited.

In Las Vegas at CES? Let’s get together. First, on Friday evening, January 6, we’re looking to get something going. We’re looking to do a Naked Conversation dinner or something. Ideas wanted. Where should we meet? We’ll probably need to RSVP, so we’ll need to keep track of who is coming (leave a comment here and we’ll keep you in touch).

MacWorld? I’m gonna try to get down for a day or two of that. Anyone planning any dinners?

Anything else going on that we should join in over the next couple of weeks?

Comments

  1. Sign me up, tentatively, Robert & Shel! I’ll be in town through the weekend (as CES press, natch, as a blogger) and then at the sold-out Affiliate Summit 2006 immediately thereafter in Vegas (see http://www.affiliatesummit.com/ ). If I can’t make that, I’d be up for lunch, coffee, beers, late-night nachos, whatever!

    Cheers!

  2. Sign me up, tentatively, Robert & Shel! I’ll be in town through the weekend (as CES press, natch, as a blogger) and then at the sold-out Affiliate Summit 2006 immediately thereafter in Vegas (see http://www.affiliatesummit.com/ ). If I can’t make that, I’d be up for lunch, coffee, beers, late-night nachos, whatever!

    Cheers!

  3. Count me in for CES!

    There used to be a great morrocan restaurant that was a ways off the strip and would be great for an informal dinner/gathering. Other than that, any bar big enough to hold a lot of people and without a band to drown us out.

  4. Count me in for CES!

    There used to be a great morrocan restaurant that was a ways off the strip and would be great for an informal dinner/gathering. Other than that, any bar big enough to hold a lot of people and without a band to drown us out.

  5. For macworld, there’s no real “bloggers” dinner per se, because there’s nothing that new or exciting about blogging as a thing unto itself.

    What nights would you be in S.F., and I can tell you what’s going on.

  6. For macworld, there’s no real “bloggers” dinner per se, because there’s nothing that new or exciting about blogging as a thing unto itself.

    What nights would you be in S.F., and I can tell you what’s going on.

  7. I’ll be there for the 30th (and I hate the Cheesecake Factory, so that’s saying something :)), and I’ll be at Macworld most days. I’m hosting a breakfast thing on thursday, but otherwise I’m mostly attending.

  8. I’ll be there for the 30th (and I hate the Cheesecake Factory, so that’s saying something :)), and I’ll be at Macworld most days. I’m hosting a breakfast thing on thursday, but otherwise I’m mostly attending.

  9. For those planning events for Macworld, do understand that Macworld has a *very* full social calendar, and if you are conflicting with certain events, you’re going to be outta luck. if you’re planning something for late Friday, you may run into people leaving town that day.

    It is not a bad idea to visit here: http://ilenesmachine.com/partylist.shtml

    to get an idea of what’s going on. It’s not 100% complete, but, it’s a good place to look.

  10. For those planning events for Macworld, do understand that Macworld has a *very* full social calendar, and if you are conflicting with certain events, you’re going to be outta luck. if you’re planning something for late Friday, you may run into people leaving town that day.

    It is not a bad idea to visit here: http://ilenesmachine.com/partylist.shtml

    to get an idea of what’s going on. It’s not 100% complete, but, it’s a good place to look.

  11. 30th in south bay? count me in. (although I agree with Todd, there are so many fine independent local creative inexpensive fun restaurants here, why ever patronize a national chain?)

    For Macworld (hi, John!), what I’ve seen happen in past years among a core crowd of Mac bloggers is a lunch expedition to nearby Specialties restaurant to pick up some incredible sandwiches/baked goods and then enjoy them outdoors (weather permitting) or the user group room at the show. I’d be willing to help make this happen, perhaps Wednesday?

    I’m also working to organize a FileMaker developers gathering, a little more formal/organized, with a presentation of some cool tools, more likely later in the day Wed or Thurs.

    Raines
    who asks: if I’ve gone to every Macworld/SF for all 21 years, does that mean I have to go forever?

  12. 30th in south bay? count me in. (although I agree with Todd, there are so many fine independent local creative inexpensive fun restaurants here, why ever patronize a national chain?)

    For Macworld (hi, John!), what I’ve seen happen in past years among a core crowd of Mac bloggers is a lunch expedition to nearby Specialties restaurant to pick up some incredible sandwiches/baked goods and then enjoy them outdoors (weather permitting) or the user group room at the show. I’d be willing to help make this happen, perhaps Wednesday?

    I’m also working to organize a FileMaker developers gathering, a little more formal/organized, with a presentation of some cool tools, more likely later in the day Wed or Thurs.

    Raines
    who asks: if I’ve gone to every Macworld/SF for all 21 years, does that mean I have to go forever?

  13. Hey Guys,

    I don’t know if you’re interested but Monster is having it’s anual CES dealer warards concert this year. The concert is going to have Stevie Wonder. The show starts at 10pm and if anyone wannts to meet a bit before I have a few handfulls of tickets that I can give out.

  14. Hey Guys,

    I don’t know if you’re interested but Monster is having it’s anual CES dealer warards concert this year. The concert is going to have Stevie Wonder. The show starts at 10pm and if anyone wannts to meet a bit before I have a few handfulls of tickets that I can give out.

  15. Chris, that sounds like a great event, I can return a favour with some free software, my email is slaven at gmail.com (can’t see yours).

  16. A few comments – to answer the person about Chicago, yes there are people in Chicago who organize these types of gatherings, though not as large as elsewhere. I’ll probably try to organize something while I’m back in Chicago between now and Jan 10th, ping me (shannon at meshforum.org) and we’ll set something up.

    Also on Jan 12th I’m co-hosting a networking event on Jan 12th, SFWIN (SF Web Innovators Network) – RSVP’s for that are at http://wsfinder.jot.com/WikiHome/SF+Web+Innovators all are invited.

    Shannon

  17. A few comments – to answer the person about Chicago, yes there are people in Chicago who organize these types of gatherings, though not as large as elsewhere. I’ll probably try to organize something while I’m back in Chicago between now and Jan 10th, ping me (shannon at meshforum.org) and we’ll set something up.

    Also on Jan 12th I’m co-hosting a networking event on Jan 12th, SFWIN (SF Web Innovators Network) – RSVP’s for that are at http://wsfinder.jot.com/WikiHome/SF+Web+Innovators all are invited.

    Shannon

  18. Aw, man – I can’t make it but wow, I bet it’s gonna rock. Hope to read/hear/see all about it on the web. Have a ball and have one for me. And, nice of you, Robert. Cheers!

  19. Aw, man – I can’t make it but wow, I bet it’s gonna rock. Hope to read/hear/see all about it on the web. Have a ball and have one for me. And, nice of you, Robert. Cheers!

  20. I should be there- quick flight down from Portland is last tax writeoff oppty of the year!

    Russell Shaw (a.k.a. Web 2.0 skeptic): ZDnet IP Telephony, BBHub, Feedster, Huffington Post, Metroblogging, and occasionally a life).

  21. I should be there- quick flight down from Portland is last tax writeoff oppty of the year!

    Russell Shaw (a.k.a. Web 2.0 skeptic): ZDnet IP Telephony, BBHub, Feedster, Huffington Post, Metroblogging, and occasionally a life).