Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Our Guest Of Honor

As you know from a previous announcement, the recipient of the money raised by the Gun Blogger Rendezvous will be Project Valour-IT. Project Valour-IT collects money to buy voice actuated laptop computers for injured and recovering servicemen and women with injuries that prevent them from using a conventional computer keyboard. With the voice actuated laptops they can contact friends and family by email. Project Valour-IT has purchased and delivered over 1,200 laptops so far, and they're still getting more!

I wanted to have our Guest of Honor be someone representing Project Valour-IT, and my first choice was Major Chuck Ziegenfuss, and the stars have all aligned and Major Ziegenfuss will be our guest of Honor! In fact, he will be there for the entire Rendezvous, staying at the Circus Circus with us, and getting in some range time on Saturday with us too!

If you would like to learn more about the Major, check out this post, particularly the lower part where Major Ziegenfuss is addressing a number of convalescing military folks at Walter Reed.

He is also a blogger, and you can read his blog "From My Position - On The Way!" HERE. If you'd like to Meet Major Ziegenfuss, meet a great bunch of bloggers, and help a fantastic cause, plan on attending the Gun Blogger Rendezvous this October in Reno. Get your hotel reservations in and your registration sent in right away

You won't regret it!

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Nevada Gun Laws

If you are planning to attend the Gun Blogger Rendezvous and are wondering about the firearms laws, and particularly CCW laws in Nevada, the Nevada State Rifle and Pistol Association has a section on their website that answers most of your questions.

They also DO have a disclaimer that laws may have changed since their latest post on the gun laws, so if in doubt, there is a link at the bottom that takes you to the state laws.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Gun Blogger Airways

Gunblogger Airways, fly the heavily armed skies!

Kevin over at Smallest Minority has done up some great pictures regarding the Gun Blogger Rendezvous. It's not that far off, so you need to get your hotel reservations and Rendezvous registration in right away. Kevin was one of the survivors of last years Rendezvous, so here's your chance to meet him in person!

If you decide to fly Gunblogger Air to the Rendezvous, the flight crew will look something like this:

Captain: Chris Byrne, The Anarchangel
Co-Pilot: Kevin from The Smallest Minority
Flight Engineer: Joe Huffman, from The View from N. Central Idaho
Flying Low Coordinator: Fodder of Ride Fast & Shoot Straight
Electronic Countermeasures Officer: Uncle from Say Uncle
Gunnery Officer: John Donovan from Castle Arrgghhh!!
Navigator: Rivrdog from the Rivrdog Blog
In Flight Security: The Conservative UAW Guy
On Board Weapons: US Citizen from Traction Control
In Flight Entertainment: OG, The Neanderpundit

Keeping the passenger cabin under control will be KeeWee, Mrs. JimmyB, and Mrs. Rivrdog, and whatever you do, watch out for Beth from She Who WILL Be Obeyed and the Commandress from Ride Fast & Shoot Straight!

Mr. Completely will be wandering around with no particular job, available to fill in wherever needed, or possibly just taking a nap....

This crew has worked together in the past, and every one of them can handle all of the other positions too, so you can rest assured that your trip to Reno will be like no other!

And rest assured that security on Gunblogger Air is the very best there is, as EVERYONE, crew and passengers, are all packing!!

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Reservations and Registrations - Don't Wait!

Today is a big day for this year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous, as today I sent in the $500 deposit for the event. I put off sending in the deposit until shortly before the deadline, usually a week before. The plan is that when all of the registrations are sent in to the Circus Circus, I get my deposit back. That is, assuming that enough folks attend!

Last year we were just barely big enough, but this year it looks like the event will be bigger, with most of the same bloggers there, some bringing their families this time, and some new bloggers, too.

It is really important that you get your room reservations made at the Circus Circus right away, and that you send in your registration for the Rendezvous ASAP, so we can plan for the correct number of attendees.

The room rates for Thursday, October 11th., and Sunday, October 14th. are $49 per night. The rate for Friday October 12th., and Saturday, October 13th. are $89 per night. All room rates also have an additional tax added to the price. Included in the room rate is free wireless Internet (usually an extra $10 per day) and a package of coupons for some freebies and discounts. The room rate also covers the hospitality rooms for us for all four nights, so we have a common meeting location for our group.

To book your accommodations, telephone Circus Circus reservations at 1-800-648-5010 and give them the group code of


You also need to register for the Rendezvous. 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.

You don't have to be a gun blogger, or even a blogger to attend. If you read the gun and military blogs, are interested in the content found on those blogs, and you would like to meet some of those bloggers in person, you too are welcome to attend!

Hope you can make it to Reno for all the fun!