I know convention weekend (July 13th) is packed with pre-parties and after-parties, workshops, and even some sort of convention tucked in there. But I thought it’d also be a great opportunity to meet up with fellow bloggers, readers and commenters from across the state. As I am a resident of the host city, I decided to take the initiative. So if you don’t have to skedaddle out of Lowell on Saturday after close of convention (and workshops, etc), how’s about we meet up at one of Lowell’s awesome restaurants to hang out?
My first inclination is to bring you all out of downtown – not too far – to this really great Cambodian restaurant I love (if you don’t know Cambodian food, they love to tell you about it). Second to that would be to pick some place downtown, closer to the convention, workshops, and after-party (aka reception at the UMass Inn and Conference Center) for convenience’s sake. Anyone chiming in with preferences will help me make up my mind. Anyway, right now it’s tentatively scheduled for 5:00pm, as the workshops close at 3pm and the reception begins then, but we could also move that time back if people decide that’d be better for them (depends how many people want to schmooze at the post-convention reception, I guess!)
The Facebook event is here, and it’s open to anyone who wants to join (I made it a public event). If you don’t want to RSVP on FB because you’re an anon commenter and want to keep your ID semi-secret, that’s fine too. Just post a comment here instead, so I can have a rough idea of numbers.
Hoping to spot a lot of old friends, and make some new ones, whether that’s at dinner, or at the various events planned at the convention! 🙂