Friday, February 29, 2008

Who Would YOU Like to Meet at the Rendezvous?

I asked myself who would I like to meet at this year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous. My short answer would be "Everyone on my blogroll!", but I decided to try to trim it down a bit. First, I excluded everyone that I have already met in person. That shortened the list a bit, but not by much. Then I pruned it down a lot more by mostly including bloggers that I have communicated with on more than one occasion in the past, people I've "Almost" met, but not in person. By this point I could see that it was a lot harder to make up the list than I had originally thought. My original plan was to get it down to a list of ten, but that just didn't happen. Anyhow, here's my list. I believe several of these folks are working on plans to make it to GBR-III, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

If you are a gun blogger, who would YOU like to meet at the Rendezvous?

International Division:

Moral Flexibility - Mugwug - Canada

Armes et tir passion
- Manfred - France

DoubleTapper - DoubleTapper - Israel

United States Division:

Blog Idaho - Retired Geezer

Countertop Chronicles - Countertop

Random Nuclear Strikes - Phil and David

Carnaby Fudge - Carnaby And Stickwick

The Ten Ring - Denise and Yosemite Sam

The Other Side of Kim - Kim

Call Me Ahab - Ahab

Mostly Cajun - All American - Dale

Free Spirit Mind
- Azreel

Captain of a Crew of One - Sailor Curt

End of Part One.

I just can't get everyone on the list that I want to be there, so in a week or so I'm going to put together part two of this list.

If you aren't on the list, you'll probably be on the next one. There is no particular ordering or ranking here, it's just in the order that I got the links together.

Man, there's a lot of good gun bloggers out there!

Monday, February 25, 2008

GBR-III Dates Set

I just got off the phone a few hours ago with the folks at the Reno Circus Circus, and the dates for this year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous are now locked in. Reno's a fun town, and the Circus Circus has been really been a lot of help in getting everything organized.

The basic format and schedule will follow previous years schedule.

Thursday - October 9th.

Thursday will be travel and arrival day. The hospitality room will be open Thursday evening for informal gathering.

Friday - October 10th.

Friday morning will be free time to explore or do what ever you like. Friday after lunch will be "Show and Tell" and more, followed by meeting with the NRA folks (if they can make it - haven't heard either way yet). The hospitality room will be open well into the night (or morning?)

Saturday - October 11th.

Saturday will be range day, and Saturday night will be the group dinner. This year we are going to try something a little different for dinner. It will be an all you can eat pizza feed provided by the Rendezvous in the hospitality room. Soft drinks will also be provided. The pizza place downstairs makes excellent pizza, so we'll just order up whatever kinds of pizza you like!

Saturday night will also be Hospitality Room BS sessions into the wee hours, like always!

Sunday - October 12th.

Sunday morning many of us will meet for breakfast in one of the local restaurants for final farewells, as many of you will be leaving on Sunday. A number of us will stay on for Sunday and get in a little more exploring and sightseeing, stay Sunday night, then leave for home on Monday. The hospitality room will be open also on Sunday night.

That's the core agenda, but there's a lot of time between now and October, so things may get added or adjusted in the mean time.

I should have the hotel group code in a few days so you can book your rooms and get the discount rates. I'll post it here and also email it to last year's attendees.

Registration for the Gun Blogger Rendezvous will be required as in previous years, but since we will be spending less on Saturday's dinner, you can expect a reduction in the registration cost. Any profit realized by the Rendezvous after expenses will go 100% to a worthy cause yet to be determined.

Registration info will also be posted here, and emailed to last year's attendees, as soon as it's finalized.

The first GBR went very well, and it was even better the second year. This year's Rendezvous is going to be the biggest and best yet, so it's time to circle the dates on your calendar and start making plans to be there.

There are going to be a number of new faces from the gun-blogosphere this year, along with most of the regulars.

You really don't want to miss this one!