November 19, 2003

Blogger Night: Feedback

Just spoke with The Fong. It is all systems go for next Wednesday night, starting at 7:30pm. However I need some feedback.

I've told them we have 30-40 people coming. There's a minimum spend of HK$4,000 + 10% which should be OK so long as 30 people or so actually turn up. We can also get food platters at HK$120 + 10% per platter with various finger food. If we do all of this the upstairs area is ours.

The other alternative is we just all turn up there, stretch out and take over by force. Please let me know ASAP on (a) numbers (b) do we use force or book ahead?

Posted by Simon at November 19, 2003 06:35 PM | TrackBack

We just had a blogbash in Sydney. The first thing is to make sure the venue isn't full of noise- from what I've seen and heard from bloggers around the world, a private residence is the best place to host a blogbash. Failing that, a restuarant is better then a pub.

It would probably be wise to book ahead, as humble small businesses would be bewildered otherwise as they come under a heavy offensive by 30+ bloggers. This, strangely enough, is rather intimidating to the poor saps in this world that don't actually read blogs.

Posted by: Scott Wickstein at November 19, 2003 09:26 PM

I'm there. I'll bring a cadre.

Posted by: d fresh at November 19, 2003 10:24 PM

Alright, sign me up! But I tried to email you instead and bounched back.

Posted by: ukjoe at November 19, 2003 10:46 PM

I might turn up, but I'm kinda put off by the though t of being stuck with a $4k minimum bar bill.

30 or 40 people sounds like a heck of a lot. Is it realistic?


Posted by: dave at November 20, 2003 12:02 AM

Your venue and arrangements are OK.

Count me in.

Dave, I think Simon meant 4K shared amongst ALL people present there and not individually.


Even with 10 attendees, the bill should be roughly around 400 to 500 bucks each.

If there are more, well, we will start going to Church. No?


Posted by: Ron at November 20, 2003 12:31 AM

go for show up scheme! Trust me...

Posted by: O at November 20, 2003 12:32 AM

Showing up it is. It's too much trouble the other way. Pass the word and I'll announce it all early next week.

Posted by: Simon at November 20, 2003 01:49 PM

I'm coming, and I'm bringing Conrad!

Just kidding, Conrad.

Posted by: glenn reynolds at November 21, 2003 08:59 AM
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