Sunday, March 16, 2008

Murdoc and GBR-III

From Murdoc Online: talking about the Gun Blogger Rendezvous

"50-50 that Murdoc can make it, but even if he does you should still think about going."

Great line!

Rendezvous Registration Information

It's time to get your registrations sent in for the Gun Blogger Rendezvous, coming up October 9th, 10th., 11th., and 12th. 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! Any registration money collected that is not used for the direct expenses of putting on the Rendezvous will be donated to a worthy cause to be named later.

Here's the info for making your hotel reservations and getting the special Gun Blogger Rendezvous room rates.

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.....

Here's some of the photo highlights from last year:

Incredible buffet breakfasts!

JimmyB wondering which one to shoot next?

Chuck Ziegenfuss giving KeeWee some pointers on rifle shooting.

Dirtcrashr showing one of his favorites at "Show & Tell".

Glen and Ashley from the NRA meeting and swapping ideas with the gun bloggers.

The biggest highlight of the Rendezvous is getting a chance to meet and spend some time with some of the smartest and nicest people you would ever want to meet. Having our own explosives expert on hand isn't actually necessary, but you never know.......

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

Each year's Gun Blogger Rendezvous has been better than the last, and this year should be no exception, as it sounds like there will be a number of new faces attending this year. I'll have more on that in a following blog post.

Hope to see you all in Reno!

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Time To Book Your Rooms For GBR-III

We have now received the group code from Circus Circus so you can book your rooms for the Gun Blogger Rendezvous and get the discount group rates. This year we set it up so you can get special rates for Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday nights. Quite a few folks last year didn't head home until Monday, so the Sunday night rate will prove handy this year.

The room rates for Thursday, October 9th., and Sunday, October 12th. are $49 per night. The rate for Friday October 10th., and Saturday, October 11th. are $89 per night. That's for two people to the room, so bring someone else along to share the room, the second person in the room doesn't cost you any extra. 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. This year each room will get a coupon for one free buffet breakfast, too.

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


The should be able to make your reservations if you just tell them you're with the Gun Blogger Rendezvous and the dates.

If you have any problem with getting your room reserved, let me know, but you shouldn't have any trouble.

When you get your reservations in, please send me an email at

b l o g (at) w h i d b e y (dot) c o m

And let me know so I can put your name on the list, and get you mentioned on the blog as planning to attend.

You will also need to register each person attending the Rendezvous to cover the Saturday dinner and other stuff. Registration will be significantly lower than last year! YIPPPEEEE!

I will have the Rendezvous registration information posted in a few days.

As last year, any money raised by the Rendezvous beyond immediate expenses will go to help others in need. Tweo years ago we helped Dan McKown ,and Last year we helped Project Valour-IT.

Remember, the Gun Blogger Rendezvous is not just for Gun and Mil Bloggers. Anyone with interest in shooting sports, blog readers, and anyone else who would like to meet and hang out with a bunch of right wing gun totin' wackos bloggers with similar interests, go for it! We'd love to see you there.

Keep checking in for more information as it becomes available.