So, from what I'm hearing, the 29th is looking good for all who've responded - I'm not meaning to be Medieval "Quick on the Draw" Woman, but I know how quickly conference schedules fill up! So, let's say a little more firmly than tentatively that December 29th will be the meet-up.
Here's what's next:
1) What time? Options are:
a) early evening (5-ish?) snack/appetizer/drinks
c) after dinner drinks/snacks/appetizers/dessert (or, in my Hobbity case, a second full dinner)
**I would prefer the evening just because TD and I will be sightseeing a lot that day. But that's just me - majority rules!
2) Where? I don't have a desire one way or the other. We're staying at the Fairmont, but we can do one of the other hotels (but will they be jam-packed?). If someone knows a local, easy to get to restaurant, let me know! Any preferences? We could choose the bar at one of the alternate hotels (i.e., not the Hilton or the Marriott), which won't be as crowded...
This is so exciting! I can't wait to see everyone! Anyway, keep passing the word to anyone else and I'll wait to hear more from folks...