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Thursday, December 13, 2012

Fifth Annual Northeast Blogger Winter Dinner, Update

Man, it's screaming up on us, isn't it? Since Christmas is less than two weeks away (cue blind screaming panic), we really need to nail down some specifics ASAP. The original post is here, and I'll just get right to the standard format.

What? Northeast Blogger Winter Gathering.

Who? Any and all bloggers, commenters, readers, lurkers, etc. in the Northeast area, or those passing through, or anyone crazy enough to show up.

When? I'm going to have to make an executive decision here and say Saturday, January 5th. Saturday December 29th didn't seem to work for most folks, and I realized something about Saturday January 12th: I'm leaving for SHOT Show the next morning. Nope, don't want to be out until all hours before I have to get on a plane, thank you... We have historically started the dinner portion around 6 or 7 and go until the last person leaves (and at that, we're usually out in the parking lot yammering away for another hour or so...)

Where? I think we've ruled out Portsmouth, but there's plenty of places in Manchester, Nashua, or Salem.  KC's Rib Shack has some excellent food; Jillian's has billiards after for places in Manchester. There's a ton of places in Salem, NH and it's right off the highway - and by January 5th the holiday crowds are done. Or maybe someplace I haven't thought of! We're looking for a place that's not terribly crowded and can handle a crowd of 20 - 30 people - thoughts and suggestions are welcome!

Why? Folks getting together to enjoy good food, great beer, and superlative company. Bring your appetite, a whistle for wetting, and your best stories to tell. Sometimes we embarrass ourselves playing pool afterwards...

Attendees:
Mopar & Cher
Andrew
Paul
Bandit
TOTWTYTR
Doubletrouble & Mrs.


Possible
Wally & A.
Heath & CF
Phil R.
A super special mystery guest to be named later - think rock star, though!
 
Okay, so let's nail down a location and make this official!
 
That is all.

12 comments:

Mopar said...

Just pick something soon so I can make hotel reservations.

JD said...

Count me and the Mrs in. . . .

Jay G said...

With the guest list as it currently stands, Salem might be workable. We could have dinner at Polcaris and then play pool down the road aways...

There's a nice hotel just up 93 at exit two, believe it's a Holiday Inn...

Thoughts?

Cher said...

I hate Salem, but it's just for one night. I defer to y'all. just let us know

Christina LMT said...

I'm in and so are the SCI-FIs!

Mopar said...

So it looks like the total is up to 14-20 people? I've never been to Polcaris so I don't know how large a group they can handle well. On the plus side, it looks like they are open 2-3hrs later then KC's is.

LWJ said...

If Portsmouth is out, I'm leaning towards Manchester.

Heath J said...

We're in

the band-aid bandit said...

working on getting the night off. in for wherever.

Yankeefried said...

In for two. Salem is OK.

cybrus said...

If only it were a bit closer!

Paul, Dammit! said...

Once again, I'm out. I'm sailing around St. Maarten, being a real merchant mariner for once. This is one of those rare times when I'd actually rather be at work, as it's 85 and sunny every day, and did I mention I'm in St. Maarten?