Thursday, June 21, 2007

Who's Going To Be There - Latest List


Although next October seems like a long way off, it's time to start making your plans now to attend the 2nd. Annual Gun Blogger rendezvous.

You don't have to be a Gun Blogger, or even a Blogger, for that matter, to attend. If you are a shooting sports enthusiast (gun nut?), if you READ gun blogs or Mil Blogs, or an\ything along those lines, you are most welcome to attend.

Who might you meet there? Here's an updated partial list of some of the folks planning to attend. If you are planning on attending, please leave a comment and I'll get you added to the list.

Fodder and the Commandress from
Ride Fast & Shoot Straight


Say Uncle

JimmyB and Mrs JimmyB from
The Conservative UAW Guy

KeeWee of
KeeWee's Corner

LouG from
Mad Gun

US Citizen from
Traction Control

Chris & Mel Byrne of
The Anarchangel

Og, the

Kevin of the
Smallest Minority

Dave Durringer from
World Examiner

John Donovan from
Castle Arrgghhh!

Beth Donovan from
She Who Will Be Obeyed

Benjamin from
The Reasonable Nut

Mr. Completely of
Mr. Completely

"If I Can Make It I'll be There!" List:

Joe Huffman of
The View from N. Central Idaho

Retired Geezer AKA 'Doc Peabody' &

Mrs. Geezer from
Blog Idaho

Murdoc from
Murdoc Online

I THINK I've got an email or so somewhere saying that

Sailor Curt of
Captain of a Crew of One

Sebastian of
Snowflakes in Hell

Robb of
Sharp As A Marble

and some other bloggers of note are also planning on attending if they can. It's starting to look like a "Who's Who" of gun blogging! Very cool.........

If you are planning on attending, or are going to try to be there, leave a comment and I'll get you on the next update of the list.

Hope YOU can be there, too!!

Thursday, June 14, 2007

It's time to get your registrations sent in for the Gun Blogger Rendezvous coming up October 11th, 12th., 13th., and 14th. at the Circus Circus Hotel and Casino in Reno. The registration form is HERE in a PDF file. Download the Registration form, print 'er out, write out a check, and mail it in! Since any profit from the Rendezvous will be going to Project Valour-IT, there is also a place on the registration form where you can make a donation to them, along with your registration.

Here's part of last year's crew having breakfast.

Hospitality Room Sign last year.

One of the many highlights of the Rendezvous is the chance to hang out with the other bloggers and gun nuts in the hospitality room, set up every night of the Rendezvous. BYOB, BYO Munchies, BYO stories and tall tales.....

One of the true highlights of the Rendezvous!

Part of the firing line at the range.

Spending most of Saturday out at the range was a good time, too! Some of the wives not interested in getting in range time got together and spent Saturday shopping, sightseeing, and generally managing to just barely stay out of trouble. They had fun, and we didn't have to come up with bail for any of them.....

RIVRDOG coordinating appropriate refreshments!

If you are a Gun Blogger, Mil Blogger, blog reader, shooting sports enthusiast, gun collector, e-Postal match shooter, are in the shooting sports trade, or all of the above, you should seriously consider making the pilgrimage to Reno for the Gun Blogger Rendezvous. You'll have a grand time, and also be making a contribution to a very worthy cause, Project Valour-IT.

Of course, if you are in the shooting sports trade, you can write the whole deal off as a business expense!

What a Country!!

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Gun Blogger Rendezvous + Project Valour-IT

I've been holding off on announcing this until I got the green light, but now it's official! The Gun Blogger Rendezvous, coming up in early October in Reno, is not only a fun gathering of bloggers and shooting enthusiasts, it also manages to raise some money in the process. The entire event is run as a not for profit endeavour, and even incidental expenses like phone calls and so forth I pay out of my own pocket. Last year our Guest of Honor was Dan McKown, and we were able to raise some money to go towards his recovery and rehabilitation expenses.

This year any money raised by the Gun Blogger Rendezvous will go to Project Valour-IT. Project Valour-IT raises money to buy voice actuated laptop computers to be given to injured servicemen and women who, due to their injuries, are otherwise unable to use a computer. These voice actuated computers allow them to stay in touch with friends and family through email and the internet. So far Project Valour-IT has provided over one thousand laptop computers. The Gun Blogger Rendezvous just might be able to help them buy a few more!

The downloadable Rendezvous Registration form will be available very soon, and on the form will be a place where you can add a few bucks (or a bunch of bucks, for that matter) to be donated directly to Valour-IT.

This is a very worthy cause, and well deserves all the support we can muster!