[Don’t] Save the Date [Yet]: The Con of Tequila, 2007 A.D.

“Hey, hon. So… what do you think about going to Portland the weekend after Valentine’s Day?”
“Portland? Oregon or Maine?”


“In February? Seems like it would be kind of cold. What’s the occasion?”

“Um, well, there’s gonna be this thing, with a bunch of bloggers, and drinking tequila, and talking about the Internet.”

“But, I don’t have a blog.”

“That’s okay – you don’t have to. It’ll be really fun to meet-”

“And I don’t want to talk to a bunch of computer nerds I don’t even know.”

“Well you don’t have to talk to them. I’m sure there will be other people who don’t blog.”

“I don’t want to talk to a bunch of non-computer nerds either. What kind of Valentine’s Day gift is that supposed to be?!”

“God! Can’t you ever just let me enjoy something? How about I get you nothing for Valentine’s Day? How about that?”

“Fine by me! And how about you take your shit out of my apartment for your Valentine’s Day gift?!”

“You don’t understand me! You’ve never been supportive of anything I do! Nobody understands me like my blogger friends!”

“They’re not your friends! They’re just freaks on the Internet!”

“Shut up! I hate you!”

“I hate you too!”



This is a conversation I hope will begin taking place all across the country, nay the world, as plans begin to formulate for what looks to be the greatest blogger get-together of all-time. It will be hard to top TequilaCon’06: New York City, but I think we can do it, with your participation.

So put it in your Franklin Day Planner – in ink – and start saving your dimes. Because this time, there will be no excuses.


TequilaCon ’07: Electric Boogaloo
February 17, 2007 TBD
Portland, Oregon


Almost forgot to mention, I’m already compiling the first of several spreadsheets detailing the demographic, socio-economic, and psychographic breakdown of all attendees, so be sure to let me know if you think you might attend.

TequilaCon ’07 – now with 50% more pie charts!


Okay – so due to the eagle eyes of Dave2, we just discovered that the Portland Int’l Film Festival is being held for the two weeks that cross over our original dates. Hotels are already starting to sell out, so we’re probably going to have to pick a new date – most likely in March/April. I’m open to suggestions, so feel free to send them my way. Details to follow.

28 Responses to “[Don’t] Save the Date [Yet]: The Con of Tequila, 2007 A.D.”

  1. Dave2 Says:

    Assuming I am not drafted into the military and the world is still in one piece… I am SO there!

  2. Jennifer Says:

    Ohmygod. Your “note” just made me spit Yogi Tea all over my computer. At least it was the detox variety. Maybe it’ll clean out the ol’ operating system. :)

  3. elle Says:

    Well, my school district decided to close for that entire week, so they must want me to go. Oh, and for the non-bloggers (and I can’t believe they actually exist) they will have fun, no doubt! In fact the handsome non-blogger I brought to the last one had a blast, made some new friends, and afterwards read some blogs and I think developed a crush!!

  4. jenny Says:

    Dave2: You can hide out in Canada until the night of TequilaCon, because you MUST be there!
    Jennifer: Detox tea? Cool. It’s good that you’re detoxing now, so that you’ll be all ready for February…
    Elle: Yay for school districts! Are you bringing that hunky non-blogger again? Sure hope so!

  5. ms. sizzle Says:

    the word from the blogger warlords is that i am mandated to attend. as if they’d have to mandate me! i am SO excited i can attend this year, i think i just peed my pants. well, just a little. ok, sorry. didn’t mean to gross you out.
    can i still come?
    ;) sizz

  6. sarah Says:

    Can I attend? I think I can’t attend. I don’t know how this all works, but I think that I will still have a small person who needs to drink stuff every hour or so that comes out of my own body and who would totally ruin Tequilla Con with her pants pooping and toothless crying and stuff. She’s just like her father.

  7. adena Says:

    Well, considering I LIVE like 40 minutes from Portland, I am SO there!!

  8. mike Says:

    Huh. I may regret this, but I just checked the flights, and if i booked today, it would only cost me $822 to get there and back. Surprisingly, uh… less-than-wallet-breaking.
    Now, to convince my wife that this is a good plan for my vacation days…. [laughter ensues]

  9. peefer Says:

    Do you always dot your ‘i’s with hearts? ‘Cuz that really freaks me out. I don’t even remember my answer now.

  10. Jessica Says:

    I’m there, Jen…even though I’m a little embarrassed that you recounted our entire conversation for the entire blog world to read.
    Is nothing private anymore?

  11. Jessica Says:

    P.S. – To Elle: EVERYONE develops a crush on Jen. This is perfectly normal and to be expected. Please do not leave your husband over this.

  12. ashbloem Says:

    Pffft. Do you even have to ask?

  13. jenny Says:

    sizz: Yes, you can still come. But I’ll be changing the tagline to TequilaCon ’07: All bedwetters, all the time.
    sarah: Oh come on! You have to come! I mean – geez, that baby isn’t even born yet and you’re letting her tell you what to do? Eat more of this, don’t smoke that, don’t go to TequilaCon! Who’s the boss – you or her?
    Adena: Awesome! Looking forward to it!
    Mike: Remember – it’s really WhiskeyCon for you and me. Sweet, sweet scotch. And I just about died when I saw that you considered $822 to be cheap, but then I remembered you were talking Canadian dollars, so that comes out to about $62 round-trip, right?
    Peefer: No, sometimes I use smilies, sometimes just big open circles, sometimes stars. But for you, hearts. Always hearts.
    Jess: Look, you should have known better than to call us all computer nerds! (and I’m pretty sure Elle wasn’t referring to me. I pride myself on being sexless – much like a eunuch blogger.)
    Ash: Yesss! I will even bring you salty licorice.

  14. shari Says:

    I was in until I saw the Electric Boogaloo, which I mistakenly read as “Eclectic Boogaloo” (narcissistic much?), and panicked as my dance skills are inadequate. Well, make that non-existent. Actually, running a deficit. But now I see it’s “Electric” I’m in again. But, I thought you were saving the scotch for me, Jenny. I’m stunned and saddened, and incredibly jealous of Mike now. And that’s not the cardboard Shari talking, either. ;)

  15. jenny Says:

    Shari: It is all about you. I want to see you dance. DANCE FOR ME! And you’ll be happy to know that all I ever do is talk about you to Mike. Talk, talk, talk. I’m using you as bait to get him to come to the PacNW. “No really, Mike – she loves scotch as much as we do! And she promised me she’d have a bottle of Dalwhinnie waiting for me!”

  16. Sarah Says:

    I really, really, really, REALLY want to attend, and am going to try my hardest to do so. Now that you are moving it to March or April, I don’t know what will happen. Another blogger meetup is being slated for April 12th-15th in Chicago that I have sworn I will attend.
    Keep in your spreadsheets, girl, because I want to feel loved even if I end up not making it. ;-)

  17. mike Says:

    jen: $822 Cdn is actually pretty close in USD these days… but whatever. We’ll have to work on Sween — we Canadian married boys have strength in numbers (a better blogging metaphor would have been strength in letters, but that’s a stretch.)
    Shari: We’ll buy the big bottle. Oh, and it’s nice to meet you. I hope you don’t mind camera flashes during the scotch drinking. I know no other way.

  18. Kevin Says:

    April! April!
    Wait… is this an extended weekend or a weeklong thing?

  19. jenny Says:

    Sarah: I know – I need to avoid the “Stanley” dates, because I definitely want to attend that as well! But Sarah… you have to be there! Who will take all the compromising pictures of me and my hideous tongue?
    Mike: Yes, Sween is going to try to bail, but we won’t let him. And what better gift could you both give your wives than a trip to sunny and tropical Oregon? Canada: Recognize!
    Kevin: It’s just a one-day get-together over the weekend, with people hanging out on their own probably the day before or after. And I’ll take that as one vote for April!

  20. shari Says:

    MARCH OR APRIL?? You hate me, don’t you? Just come on out and say it, heck, tell me it’s in Portland and then actually have it in San Francisco already.
    /forlornly scratching TC’07 off the calendar

  21. RW Says:

    I’m SO confused…

  22. ms. sizzle Says:

    april is good but if it is around the 18th of april y’all are gonna have to spoil me rotten as it is my birthday. march is better because it is sooner! but i’m flexible (really, i am double jointed. i’ll show you when we meet up.)

  23. Dustin Says:

    Clearly this is a sign from the Blog Gods that we should keep the date and simply move the whole darn thing to Tacoma. Don’t get me wrong, I heart me some OR, hell was born and raised there. But Tacoma, oh sweet and wonderful Tacoma! Where the booze is plentiful and so is the slightly metallic scent in the air (hence the phrase “Tacoma-Aroma”). I’m telling you people, this place to party.
    Either that or Salem…jk.

  24. Anonymous Says:

    You know what the best date in April is? April 27. That weekend, perhaps? :)

  25. sandra Says:

    Oops. I didn’t mean to be anonymous. I OWN my birthday self-promotion.

  26. kat Says:

    darling, you know i’d be there if i could. but as of now, count me down as a definite most likely not, but stranger things have happened.

  27. Karl Says:

    OK, please put me down on the RSVP. I’d love to go. And if you’re working up my sociographic description, be sure to include the terms “swarthy” and “well endowed.” I’m having those on my tombstone.

  28. Robert Bruce Says:

    I’m there.
    Actually, I’m already here.