TequilaCon ’07: This Time I Mean Business

I know I toyed with your emotions by throwing out a date a while back, only to have to retract it, but I’m totally serious this time. Would I have commissioned a famous artist to design this kick-ass poster if I weren’t serious?


Okay, so I didn’t really commission anyone, but a famous artist did design it – a million thanks to Dave2 for making me weep with joy at the beauty that is the first official TequilaCon poster!

To recap:

What: TequilaCon ’07, aka the baddest mamma jamma blogger meetup you suckas ever seen!
Where: Portland, Oregon
When: Saturday, March 10
Who: We welcome any blogger, blog-reader, friend of blogger, or friend of tequila
How: If you haven’t already, let me know you’re interested by commenting or sending an email to jenny@runjenrun.com and I’ll add you to the distribution list

Also, now that the date has been selected and the word is making its way across the blogosphere, I have begun compiling the Official TequilaCon Attendee Excel Spreadsheet. I promised that once we were up to 25 attendees, I would start rolling out the pie charts, so now that we’ve got close to 30 people expressing sincere interest, behold:

Exhibit A:

As Exhibit A clearly demonstrates, early analysis indicates a disproportionate percentage of female attendees at TequilaCon ‘07. I suspect this may be due to the “Lady Bloggers Drink Free at TequilaCon” promotional campaign that Brandon launched on his site earlier this week. Therefore, to even out the balance, I am offering “Free All-You-Can-Eat BBQ Chicken Wings at TequilaCon*” to the next ten male bloggers to sign up for TequilaCon.

Like my grandmother always used to say, come for the chicken wings, stay for the bloggers!
*Sweepstakes not valid in KS, MI, FL, CA, KY, WI, GA, NY, IL, WA and OR.

20 Responses to “TequilaCon ’07: This Time I Mean Business”

  1. brandon Says:

    oh, i agree, there’s too many male bloggers at this thing.
    and that’s a seriously awesome poster. blogger especial. hilarious. you know, the tequilacon committee is also suffering from a gender imbalance. just sayin.

  2. Dave2 Says:

    I dunno… I’m thinking that the ratio of men to ladies is just about right at 2 gals for every guy…

  3. mainja Says:

    i’m thinkin’ of joining you guys this year, i just have to figure out if i have enough money to..

  4. kat Says:

    that is indeed one badass motherfuckin’ poster. (i wanted to throw some more curse words in there, but it’s a bit early in the morning to get me started with the potty mouth, i think.)

  5. Caitlinator Says:

    That poster kicks ASS. As do you, Jenny, but first things first…

  6. heather anne Says:

    Where can we buy framed prints of the poster?

  7. shari Says:

    Hell yeah!
    **straightening skirt, recovering composure**
    Pie charts already?? Posters? We have to convert the poster to a sidebar button which we can proudly display on our ‘blogs (for a nominal fee — THANKS DAVE2!). I’m afraid TC’07 can never live up to this hype, so maybe I won’t go afterall.

  8. jenny Says:

    Brandon: But… that’s not what I… I’m saying there aren’t enough male bloggers signed up. Why are you always twisting my words?
    Dave2: Have you been talking to Brandon?
    mainja: Yes! Canada in the hizzouse!
    kat: Hey, sailor! When do you leave port?
    Caitlin: Doesn’t it, though? I’m going to get it tattooed on my back.
    Heather Anne: I just emailed Dave and asked if we could do a limited edition run – first 100 attendees get an autographed poster!
    Shari: Don’t you worry your pretty little head. This is just the beginning of the hoopla surrounding TC07. We’re going to have tequila-themed word searches, moderated discussion boards, 3-D glasses, Jose Cuervo look-alike contests, interactive maps, live web feeds from the actual event and… monkey butlers!

  9. adena Says:

    I’m so there….pie chart me!

  10. elle Says:

    You know, it may be difficult for me to swing this one, they don’t like to let me go to far (job and family) but that poster is just so damn inspirational I may have to plan an escape……

  11. ms. sizzle Says:

    do we all get a poster? because i like totally want to get autographs on it. someday it’ll be worth millions on ebay! ;)
    i love how the sweepstakes isn’t valid in the state hosting said conference. ha.

  12. nina Says:

    Can you inquire about the ages? Especially of male participants? Thanks.

  13. Carrington Says:

    March 10, huh? You picked that weekend specifically because you knew I wouldn’t be able to make it, didn’t you. DIDN’T YOU? Oh, don’t give me that sheepish look, Jen. My love for you is of course without bounds, but sometimes I think you take this “cruel to be kind” philosophy a little far.

    So I’ll just have to be the bigger person and simply re-arrange my schedule somehow. Friends’ birthdays will just have to be moved (ideas: hint they were adopted; convince them the Gregorian calendar is invalid; a prolonged and subtle campaign of resetting clocks all across the city; the old “look over there!” gag…), and speaking engagements will just have to be…um, done over the phone? I’ll figure something out.

    It’ll all end in tears, I just know it. Not MY tears, of course, which is why I’m willing to give it a shot. ;-)

  14. Caitlinator Says:

    Monkey butlers!!!! Oh man. I hope I win the lottery before March 10 so I can afford the plane fare and hotel room.

  15. jenny Says:

    Adena: Consider yourself pie’d.
    Elle: But you MUST come! All TC’06 alumni receive a commemorative belt buckle!
    Sizz: Yes, autographed posters would be the hot item on eBay for sure! And can you believe that OR doesn’t allow chicken wing giveaways? Had I known this before we chose it as the location…
    nina: They’re all legal – what more do you need to know? :)
    Carrington: Ha. Good one. I like how you’re doing the reverse psychology, so that I totally will think you’re not coming, but then you’ll show up at the last minute and I’ll be all surprised. That is what you’re doing, right? Right? CARRINGTONNNNNNNN!!!
    Caitlinator: You should play the Pick 3 or Pick 4 – your odds of winning are way better than the big lotteries.

  16. jill Says:

    Nonono. . . or rather tootootoo. . . T-SHIRTS!

  17. ashbloem Says:

    I NEED that poster.
    No, seriously. There is a hole in the kitchen wall and I think that could cover it.

  18. amanda Says:

    too funny! keep me on the list. i am trying to make it.

  19. Jessica Says:

    Okay, I’ll come but – this time – please don’t allow me to pass out in a puddle of my own sick.
    Okay, at least don’t photograph it [again].

  20. steph Says:

    heck yeah, if i can convince sinking ship inc. to let me off work for a few days, im totally there.