Summer 2008 Vegas Gathering Plans
So this summer we have an "unofficial" blogger gathering in Vegas. It looks like it will be broken down to two weekends with the second weekend smaller and even less official. The second week is tough for me, as my son's B-Day party is Friday afternoon and that would mean a 1-2 am arrival in Vegas by car Friday night. So I will be out for the first unofficial weekend of the gathering. I am booked at the Tropicana Thursday June 5th through Sunday June 8th. The Trop is a great location for these and is as an inexpensive as the IP, but much nicer. Parking is a breeze as you don't need to go through a massive parking structure, and I just need to cross the bridge over to the MGM poker room, which is closer and easier than if you were actually staying at the MGM. You can also easily take the back roads to the IP as required from the Trop without ever crossing the strip. Even though there is almost no hype for this one in the bloggosphere, I still think it will be great fun. When the gathering is massive there is simply not enough time to spend with everyone and things get a bit "clicky". A smaller gathering means more quality time with your favorite bloggers, which will be a nice change. I think more people will be there for the first weekend than people think. I will list just a handful of A and B listers who should be there for the first weekend. More than enough for a great trip in my mind.
That is a short list of who should be there. There are a bunch of others who are coming, but the silence on this event has been deafening so it is hard to put together a comprehensive list. Sorry if I left you off.
That is a pretty good crew. Zeem is my all time favorite blogger to play live poker with. He is so funny at the tables I can barely concentrate on playing. Miami Don is a baller. I will need to play some 2/5NL with him and watch him stack some tourists and build a bankroll to literally "blow" on an escort. I need to bitchout FallStaff for not playing Fantasy NASCAR on FantasySportsLive.com after he begged us to add it last year, and even helped develop the structure and scoring system that we use. And then there is Dr. Pauly. Since these gatherings are so large, and also happen when he is working the WSOP, it is difficult to spend quality time with him during these events. Should be easier this time around.
So it is week 1 for me. Let me know if anyone else is heading out for week one, or just look me up at the IP Hooker Bar Thursday night.
Labels: 2008 WPBT Summer Vegas