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September 14, 2005

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David Terrenoire

Like I need more encouragement.

Jim Winter

We were discussing on Lee Goldberg's backblog how to pace one's self in the bar.

Diet Coke seems to be the best hedge against severe liver damage.

JDRhoades

Terrenoire stole my line.

Andi

Except that a) lots of our friends DON'T drink and aren't comfortable in bars and b) in SOME cities/states (we won't mention Chicago, oh, right) apparently not only is smoking okay in bars but cigar smoking is okay which is not okay with lots of us and c) some of us actually like to HEAR conversations and bars really aren't conducive to that, at least not unless you like YELLING. a LOT.
While bar-hanging-out IS a sacred convention tradition, it's nice too to have, oh, a good lobby or gee, ya think a hospitality room for those who aren't big on the whole BAR thing.
My whine? I would have set up camp in one of the hotel bars if they'd gotten ESPN2, the network that was showing the WNBA games I missed. Smoke and all.
I dunno but I've always found, having been to like 70 sf and mystery conventions, where there's not a central gathering place like hospitality or a fan lounge (sf does that really well) that if you REALLY wanna see everyone, you need to set up in the dealer's room. Find a friend with an empty chair,, or hang out near an interesting table or near the water station. It's like Rick's. Everyone comes to the dealer's room.

David J. Montgomery

Problem with the dealer room is they don't have liquor... unless, of course, Konrath is down there serving shots.

Andi

liquor -well after going to conventions for 30 years and having a total BLAST at most....sober...i guess it's different styles. But then I never was a bar person.

Ayo Onatade

Even though it was my first B'Con, even I knew that the best place to hang out was the bar. As to hospitality suite. What hospitality suite?

Ayo Onatade

Even though it was my first B'Con, even I knew that the best place to hang out was the bar. As to hospitality suite. What hospitality suite?

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