For Cites & Insights readers only:
Are you going to be at ALA Midwinter in that best of Midwinter cities (personal opinion, to be sure), San Antonio?
Want to get together for a chat and a drink (no-host) to celebrate a half decade of C&I?
If so, let me know (comment here or mail me, waltcrawford at gmail.com).
If I hear from at least three or four of you by January 5, I’ll suggest a place and time.
I don’t expect a big response, and I’m not sure how we’d handle that–it’s easy to find a place where 4 to 10 people could gather; 20 or more is tough without formal arrangements, which I wasn’t planning to make.
Time would probably be Monday afternoon between 5 and 6, or something like that; I haven’t put together my schedule yet, but Saturday and Sunday afternoon and evening tend to be pretty crazy, particularly when San Antonio is the site.
I have no idea what the location would be except “On or near Riverwalk”–which covers a lot of territory even within a ten-minute walk of the Convention Center. I was thinking of Lone Star Cafe only because they used to serve some decent Texas wines, but they seem to have dropped the Chardonnays at least. If there’s a response, I’ll do a little checking (or one of you who’s been in San Antonio recently might have a suggestion).
No pressure; there are way too many things to do at Midwinter, way too many things to do in San Antonio, and lots of you probably fly home Monday evening.
I tried something like this four years ago; the two of us who were there had a great time. For two, I’ll skip it, but for a few (probably anywhere between 3 and 10 responses–I’d be astonished to get more than 10) it might be fun.
Update and apology: I hadn’t intended to publish this until I reviewed some stuff; I hit Publish instead of Save yesterday. One paragraph has been removed–but if you know what it is and you’re actually interested in the “bribe” just let me know.
Second update, December 19: Since there will be at least three of us there, the event’s on, Monday at 5, and now I need to decide on a place. This post–whoa! #200!– offers some suggestions and asks for help and advice.
Third and final update, January 9: The time is still Monday, January 23, at 5 p.m. The place is the Menger Bar, in the Menger Hotel. Slightly more details here.