Monday, July 5, 2010

Annoucing The RWA Blogger Bar Bash!

Where: The Cabana Bar And Beach Club at the The Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Hotel (the conference hotel)

When: It's so nice, we're doin' it twice! Tuesday, July 27 @ 7PM to uh, whenever and Wednesday, July 28 @ after the Literacy Signing to uh, whenever.

Who: I'm calling this the Blogger Bar Bash mostly because I like the alliteration. Everyone, and I mean everyone, is welcome to show up throw down a mojito and hang out. Bloggers, readers in town just to attend the Literacy Signing, authors, agents, editors, Fabio, vampires, woodland fairies, Navy SEALs, werewolves, sailors on shore leave etc.

Why Then: If this will be your first time going to RWA you won't quite understand this yet - but the later in the week it gets, the more brain-dead you become. We're also doing two gatherings to snag as many people as possible, and because there are some parties and merriment that go on after the Literacy Signing that will likely keep some folks away that evening.

Why A Bar?: Uh, because I'm a lush? No, it's mostly because I wanted this affair to be as low-key as humanly possible. Having a party in your room (OK, a room that I can afford) gets claustrophobic really quick, plus there's no booze and/or food in my room outside of the mini-bar. Also, we had a blogger miss our gathering last year because of a food allergy issue, and I figure a bar has something for everybody, whether you're on the wagon or not!

Lastly: I hope everyone can make it either one or both of these times. If not? If you see me wandering around the conference during the week, or you're attending the Librarians Day wing-ding, be sure to come up and say howdy!

Oh and lastly, lastly: Mucho thanks to efficient and insanely organized AnimeJune for suggesting our meeting spot. I think it's going to be work out just fantabulously!

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Woohoo! This will be my first conference! I'd love to swing by and meet some of my Twitter buddies. Yay!

Tracy Wolff/Tessa Adams said...

How fun! I'm really looking forward to this :)

Liza said...

This is my first conference and I'm so excited to meet everyone. So glad I'm arriving on Tuesday. :)

lisabea said...

You know I'll be there. With my Mickey ears on.

Victoria Janssen said...

I will try to make it on Wednesday!

AnimeJune said...

I'll definitely be there Tuesday - and later on Wednesday too (RWA chapter party first). Huzzah!

Also, this bar is by the pool ladies, so I know I'll be bringing my swim suit and flip flops.

Katiebabs/ KB said...

Too bad I won't be able to attend this year :( Hope you have fun times with Mickey and the crew!

Lil Sis said...

I wouldn't suggest you have the party in your room - the mini-bar has limited selection and $5 for a few peanuts seems silly when they are free at bars. :)

azteclady said...

*checking* Well... I think I can make the first batch (it seems I'm engaged twice on the second evening--go figure! *grinning like a maniac* )

Katie Mack said...

Dammit. Yet another reason I'm disappointed I'm not going to RWA this year. Thanks Wendy.

Kristie (J) said...

Well, you know I'll be there both nights - I have a wig to wear on one of them.

Rosie said...

Me too! I'll be seeing you all. LB, when would you be having time to get Mickey ears???

Kristie, a wig? I can't wait to see!!

Jayne Hoogenberk said...

You can count on the digital team from Harlequin to pop by and say hello! Looking forward to seeing you all.

Jayne (eHarlequin.com Community Manager)

Jenn Baker said...

I will be there, as a reader! I plan on Tuesday, bc I'm in charge of organizing a large number of readers for the lit signing.

Blythe Gifford said...

I've got it on my calendar for Tuesday. (Wednesday after Literacy Signing I'll already be braindead!)

Cynthia Eden said...

The bash sounds like fun! I will try to be there Tuesday night.

Susanna Fraser said...

Cool! My flight gets in around 6:30 Tuesday, so barring unforeseen delays I'll drift by once I'm checked in--beats sitting around feeling shy and ordering room service!

Zoe Archer said...

I am totes going to be there! Southern California represent!

Lindsey Edwards said...

This will be my first conference. I might just have to stop by! Thank you so much! Will there be some tips for newbies attending RWA? LoL

Wendy said...

Lindsey: Heck yeah! Try to stop on by. We'll give lots of advice for a first-time attendee. Although...there is a "first-timers" orientation going on after the Lit. Signing tonight. That would be good too :)