Chocolate and Gold Coins

Tuesday, February 28, 2006

D.C. Bloggers’ Meet

Are you interested in meeting Arnab the Greatbong? If you are, then there will be a great opportunity to meet Arnab-da and other D.C. area bloggers on March 11.

  1. Where? Union Station (on metro red line) lower level food court near Aditi. (directions in link).

  2. When? March 11, (Saturday), from noon until whenever. We will try to keep it going until at least 3:00 to accommodate late shows.

  3. Will there be free food? No, but there are plenty of non-free choices there.

  4. Will there be free beer? No, demand always exceeds supply at that price, (gratuitous economics angle thrown in), but non-free choices are available. If Arnab brings kool-aid I recommend not drinking it.

  5. Who will be there? Good question! We are trying to get everyone to come to this thing.

Certain - Updated

  1. Arnab the Greatbong

  2. arZan

  3. Chetan

  4. Madhu

  5. Michael (me)

  6. Ph

  7. Piyushgupta

  8. Ravikiran

  9. Rubbersoul

  10. Ujval

Interested - Updated

  1. Ganesh

  2. Sajit

  3. Vishnu Pavan

  4. Lots of other people

Plus, as an added bonus, you might have the opportunity to briefly chat with famous bloggers from around the world including:

Phone-Ins - Updated

  1. Gaurav

  2. Jai Arjun

  3. Saket

  4. Sujatha

  5. Sunil

  6. Vikram Arumilli

  7. Perhaps some other people

We need to add to this list. If you are interested, please comment. If you have friends who might be interested, please e-mail them. The more, the merrier. It should be really fun.


  • Hey Michael.

    I think i will be able to make it.

    Its gonna be a long drive and I may contemplate taking the China town bus. But if there are people for company, then i may just drive down.

    Let me know offline.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:53 PM  

  • Hi Arzan,
    I hope you can come.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 4:24 AM  

  • Yay! What a great idea. A bit of a hike from Fairfax and I don't really know any of you guys, but would love to come.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:06 AM  

  • Michael we did have DC bloggers meet several months ago
    I will update my blog with this info so other blogger might also join us.

    By Blogger Ganesh, at 10:18 AM  

  • Wonderful! The date has been fixed. Looking forward to meeting you guys. Thanks Michael for this great idea and the organisation. I hope even the New Jersey bloggers come down for the meet to meet the humour cult leader with Kool-aid. Also, I hope Ravikiran makes it to the meet as well.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10:36 AM  

  • I blog at I will attend.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12:56 PM  

  • Hey Michael,

    I would be interested in joining in too, though I do not blog.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2:51 PM  

  • Yipee ! Posted a notice on my site.

    By Blogger greatbong, at 4:58 PM  

  • Oh, man! Wish I were in DC now.

    By Blogger Sujatha Bagal, at 5:09 PM  

  • Hi Suyog, Ph, and Ganesh
    Suyog: Too bad you wont be here. But if this is a hit, we'll have another one.

    Ph: Please do come. I live in Dunn Loring and I will take the metro to Union Station. It isn't nearly so far for us as it is for Arzan (above).

    Ganesh: I missed that one I guess. Please come to the next one. Arnab and several other famous bloggers will be there.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 7:57 PM  

  • Hi Chetan, Piyushgupta, and Madhu
    Chetan: Look forward to seeing you. Remember to invite any blog friends you have.

    Piyushgupta: See you there and remember to ask any blog friends you might have to come also.

    Madhu: The requirements for attendance are clear. Either you must be a) a blogger b) someone who read blogs c) someone who wants to meet bloggers. See you there. :-)

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 8:02 PM  

  • Hi Greatbong and Sujatha
    Sujatha: We'll definitely have one when you return and you will be guest of honor.

    Arnab: Thanks for posting the link. Hopefully 100 of Greatbong fanatics will show up.

    I think most people will come to have a chance to meet you in person...including me!

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 8:05 PM  

  • I know, it isn't all that bad. I made the trip for years and years for school and then work. Just cribbing now that I don't do it everyday. See you all there.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:51 PM  

  • Hi, I’m new in DC, and even though my own blog is infrequently updated, it would be nice to meet people who aren’t quite as lazy as I am.

    Having said that, do check out my blog, a few comments might just urge me to post more often

    By Blogger banthehyphen, at 11:35 PM  

  • Michael,

    !! I fit into all three categories!!a) ex-blogger b) read blogs everyday c) quite interested in meeting bloggers.

    See you there!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 9:13 AM  

  • Hey, didn't know phoning in was an option. I'll try to time it so as to reach you around 1 pm on March 11th - which would be really late here - but I'll definitely try. Ok to call your cell?

    By Blogger Sujatha Bagal, at 1:36 PM  

  • Oops did not see your reply to my earlier comment. How sweet is that! Thank you.

    By Blogger Sujatha Bagal, at 1:41 PM  

  • Hi Treefrog: Sure, come. If you are interested - you might as well come and say hello.

    By Blogger Michael Higgins, at 12:41 PM  

  • Hi Michael,

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend. Count me out. But I promise to be there for the next meet!


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:13 AM  

  • Thank you for being a thoughtful organizer.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 6:49 PM  

  • Sorry I learned of this after-the-fact. Congrats anyway on a good idea.
    Coincidentally, yesterday (Sunday, March 12) I went up to NYC [from DC] to attend a read-meet of a Ryze-based writers' group (Shakspeare & Co.); had no idea there was a blog meet in my own town the prior day. Will try to keep ear to ground for sequels.

    By Blogger david raphael israel, at 9:00 AM  

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