For those of you in New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, the annual Triple Play convention will be held this December 6-8 in Atlantic City. I have gone to the last two and just registered for this year's event. In light of the success we've had with the recent Active Rain meetups, the fun we had at AC Raincamp, and since catching up with each other at these events is usually a bit tricky, I am wondering if it wouldn't be easier- and far more fun- to have our own event on the evening of the 6th or 7th?
All we'd need is a room, which they have plenty of in Atlantic City, and maybe some help with food and refreshments. It would be great if we could get a sponsor to help with the arrangements. It doesn't have to be anything fancy; just having a designated place (even a predetermined bar for that matter) one evening where we could all make an appearance, reconnect in some cases or maybe even meet in person for the first time would be an excellent addition to the itinerary. As a matter of fact, it might even make the difference in going to the convention or not for some if they knew that they would press the flesh with fellow active rain participants.
The convention is huge- thousands attend, and there are events in the evenings that range from black tie galas to informal meetups at a watering hole. Frankly, wine and cheese with strangers isn't my cup of tea. I'd rather hang with my peeps at least once in between all these events. Let's make it so. Game?