Saturday, January 26, 2008

REGISTRATION! (At Long Last...)


Sorry for the long silence, folks--you'd be amazed at how much negotiation there is to this sort of thing.

Here is our Registration Form. Copy it into an email and send here. Calculate payment and submit below. You will receive a confirmation email. I'm sorry this is so low-tech, but I really, really don't feel like we can wait any longer.


Name:

Address:

Online nym/nyms:

Email:


Which events are you interested in attending?
* Friday Night Atriot Meet-Up (7-9pm Lucy's Hat Shop, 247 Market Street) ($35) Two-hour open bar (beer, wine, and well drinks) and hors d’oeuvres in a private room. Music, mingling, and sparkling wit provided at no charge. A 1.4-mile walk from hotel, $5 cab ride, and a straight shot on the subway.













* Saturday Panel Events (8:30-5:00, Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown 21 N Juniper Street) ($30) on blogging and its discontents. Featuring Atrios, Jane Hamsher, Digby, John Amato, and many other brilliant, blogalicious babes and smartass sweaty lunks.













* Saturday Night Concert/Party (9pm -12am, Courtyard Philadelphia Downtown 21 N Juniper Street) ($10) We take over a ballroom and host an evening of music and laughs, featuring Ina Iansiti (whiskeygirl), Tom Smith (filkertom), and the Rude Pundit, plus special guests! Cash bar.













* Sunday Brunch ($32) Marathon Grill, 16th and Sansom.













* Whole Package ($87) Sign up for all the love and save twenty bucks!














(And no, I don't know where the extra spaces are coming from. But the buttons seem to work.)

18 comments:

The Kenosha Kid said...

A 1.4-mile walk from hotel, $5 cab ride, and a straight shot on the subway.

I hope you meant an either/or sort of thing..

billy b said...

What's the deal with the hotel arrangements?

NYMary said...

TKK, res wrote the blurb. Ask her.

Billy B,
Here.

stinkor said...

you have a brunch scheduled for marathon grill? are you sh*tting me? I googled "marathon grill citation fine" hoping to come up with evidence to dissuade you, but look what i found as the first return:

"I don't eat at Marathon Grill because they're notorious even in an industry which is notorious for this kind of thing..." -Atrios, Wed. Oct.12, 2005.

Read the entry. I haven't eaten there for years simply because I know they are a notoriously sh*tty employer. if there is a reason to change that point of view, I haven't heard it

Gen. JC Christian, Patriot said...

Dammit. I've been waiting years for this, but can't make it. Can you set up a computer conection so the rest of us can party with you? I'd be glad to host a second life venue.

NYMary said...

stinkor,
Spoke with Atrios about the issue prior to booking, but we're pretty constrained by time and location: most people travelling from out of town need someplace in walking distance, and as Atrios noted to me, there's a somewhat surprising lack of good brunch places in Center City.

But flame away, and feel free to organize the next one.

NYMary said...

General,
Someone else offered to be the Secod Life person on site. Drop me a line at the address in the sidebar and I'll hook you guys up.

wtlodge40 said...

" A 1.4-mile walk from hotel, $5 cab ride, and a straight shot on the subway.

I hope you meant an either/or sort of thing.."

Speaking as a Philadelphian, it's one of the three. Either walk down Market Street (the hotel's right next to Market) take the Market/Frankford El a few stops or a cab for a mile and a half or so.

I'd recommend the El.

Prior Aelred said...

OK -- I should be scheduled for the whole enchilada, but won't be staying at the hotel -- flight not scheduled to arrive until 3:26 -- not staying at the hotel do I have to touch base there first or can I just show up at Lucy's?

gimmeabreak said...

Hey gang. My husband wants to tag along for this as well. The PayPal is preset for quantities of one so just to give you a head's up - I will have what will look like double payments.

Thanks! Can't wait!

jac said...

A suggestion . . .

there may be some of us who either don't know our schedules, or don't plan to attend, but would gladly support the cause. To that end:

1. A "scholarship" button whereby one might anonymously donate a registration fee for someone.

2. A donation button.

NYMary said...

jac,
Note the "EschaCon Travel Fund" button in the left margin.

NYMary said...

Prior A,
Of course you may meet us at Lucy's. See you there!

Susie from Philly said...
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lutton said...

Lucy's is a great little spot. Philly for Changes (the organization which came of out the Philly for Dean movement) had it's monthly meetings there for a while.

And Lucy's sister bar across the street hosted the book PR event I organized for the Great Orange Satan and Jerome a couple summers ago.

four legs good said...

Okay, I iz registered.

U can stop nagging me nao. ;-)

Bond, James Bond said...

A 1.4-mile walk from hotel, $5 cab ride, and a straight shot on the subway.

I hope you meant an either/or sort of thing.."

Speaking as a Philadelphian, it's one of the three. Either walk down Market Street (the hotel's right next to Market) take the Market/Frankford El a few stops or a cab for a mile and a half or so.


If you're a first time visitor to Philly and interested, if you walk you go past Independence Hall just a block to the south. It's the postcard view from Market between 5th and 6th Sts.

Anonymous said...

I can't even begin to tell you how disappointed I am that I can't be there.

Please blog for us that can't. We still would like to be a part of it all.

PeasantParty