Friday, March 28, 2008

Blogger Family Reunion Stuff

Friday, March 28, 2008

Dear Friends,

The weekend of April 18th –20th is quickly approaching and the 1st Annual Blogger Family Reunion is drawing near. I’ll admit to being really excited about meeting each of you who plan to make the trip to Baltimore.

The event planning committee has worked diligently to plan what we hope is a really pleasant and enjoyable weekend. I should mention that Darius and Cocoa have both been a joy to work with on this. Thanks for all your help, guys.

This post is intended to provide you all with the information you’ll need regarding the meet-up. If I miss something, feel free to comment with your question or to contact me by email at amerikas [dot] muse @ gmail [dot] com.


It’s important to note that there is no central hotel where most attendees will be staying for the weekend. Based on the feedback I’ve gotten, some people will be staying at hotels in the downtown area. Others will be staying just south of downtown at hotels in the BWI airport area. It’s all on you.

I’ll be staying at Hilton Homewood Suites, Harbor East that weekend. This will also serve as the location for the Friday evening and Saturday morning events. This will also serve as the central meeting point for events that we have planned throughout the city.

With that said, click here for a sampling of hotels located in the downtown area. If you find a property on Expedia or whatever that is further out in the city or suburbs and want to know about the area or it's proximity to downtown, then just shoot me an email and I'll let you know what I know about it.

Guest List:

So far, I have received confirmations from the following folks:

If you’re on this list and need to be taken off or if you are planning to come, but have been excluded from this list, please comment or email me to let me know.

Event Itinerary:

Note: The planning committee chose not to be all draconian and dictate what we do as a group. Instead, a list of three (sometime four) options has been prepared for most events listed below. We will review our options and decide as a group our final plans during the kick-off celebration on Friday evening.

Friday, April 18th – The Bloggers are coming!!

6pm – 10pm: Cocktail Reception (optional)
Come chill out with us as we wait for the other guests to arrive. Everyone who plans to drink should bring a bottle!
Hilton Homewood Suites, Harbor East

10pm – 1am: Official Kick-Off Celebration
We’ll get together, get to know each other a little better and have a good time. Again, if you plan to drink please bring a bottle for this, too!

Hilton Homewood Suites, Harbor East

Saturday, April 19th – Let's Get This Party Started

10am – 12pm: Breakfast (communally prepared)
Food options will be selected from an a list of pre-selected items on Friday evening.
Hilton Homewood Suites, Harbor East

12pm – 3pm: Fun Time
The group will select recreation option from a pre-selected list of suggestions on Friday evening.
TBD - Based on the group's decision.

3pm – 6pm: Free Time
Enjoy the sights and sounds of downtown Baltimore or just head back to your room to chill for a bit. Just take a few hours to do your own thing.
Where ever your little heart desires.

6pm – 9pm: Dinner
Resturant options will be selected from a list of suggestions on Friday evening.
TBD - based on the group's selection.

9pm – until: Flex Time
Entertainment options will be selected from a list of suggestions on Friday evening.

TBD - based on what the group selects.

Sunday, April 20th – It’s so hard…to say goodbye.

10am – 12pm – Brunch/Wrap-up
We'll enjoy a good breakfast and a mimosa or bloody mary or two before departing.

Gertrude’s Restaurant

Please feel free to contact me (or Darius or Cocoa) with any questions you guys may have. Again, I look forward to seeing each of you in April.


Cocoa Rican said...

I'm so there and so excited! Can't wait to meet everyone! Let's make this the first of many gatherings...

That Dude Right There said...

I'm just glad to see Mimosa and Bloody Mary are going to be joining us.

fuzzy said...

I'll be glad just to be there...

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