I've been getting asked logistics questions for tomorrow night's blog party, which, as you all know, is Wednesday night from 5:30-7:30 at Second Chance Saloon. As you also know, the event is free! So let me try to answer any and all questions here!
Where is Second Chance Saloon? Really? OK, here is their website. It's 5888 Robert Oliver Place, Columbia, MD 21045. Oakland Mills Village Center.
Where in the bar will you be? Also, really? Well, we're scheduled to be in the bar. I think that with the size of our crowd we're going to wind up in the dining area. In any event, look for the gathering of people, hovering around which will be the 6'4" guy wearing a neon green polo shirt. That guy will be me!
Can I promote (whatever) there? Better question. Yes, if you want to bring ads/flyers/handbills promoting your event, cause, or you, that's great. Understand that there likely won't be any space for you to display those so you may have to hand them out one at a time.
Name badges? Still haven't yet decided. I truly do abhor the stickers that used to get handed out at those parties. Pointless and childlike. And I want people to mix. In other words, name badges are fairly innocuous. So leaning toward at this moment.
Will there be a program? There will be some welcome/thank you remarks given by me around 6:15-6:30, give or take. The focus though will be about bloggers and their readers, so I am not intending to announce every person standing for election or holding a title there. Remember, this is a little bit laid back event.
Last bit of advice: don't panic! That speaks for itself.
Happy National Lemonade Day! Let's be careful out there.