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The Official Who's Going to HNSC Thread

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Julianne Douglas
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List of attendees

Post by Julianne Douglas » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 2:19 am

So far, these are the HFOnline members who will be attending the Chicago conference in June:

Julianne Douglas
Michelle Moran
C.W. Gortner
Divia
Donald Platt
Sarah Johnson
Christine Blevins
Catherine Delors
Sheramy Bundrick

Have I missed anyone? Once we get closer to the date, we'll plan a get-together one of the days so we can all meet in person. Anyone with ideas, please speak up! We'll be sure to take lots of pictures for those of you who can't be there.
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Post by boswellbaxter » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 2:32 am

I'd love to go, but I'm taking a big trip in April and that may blow my budget for some time to come! I'll just have to see how early 2009 goes.
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Mon December 22nd, 2008, 6:40 am

I hope you can make it, Susan!
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Post by donroc » Mon January 26th, 2009, 9:24 pm

I have learned that in the mall across the road from the Hyatt where we shall be meeting for the HNS Conference is Texas de Brazil, a rodizio style restaurant.

I will arrive on June 11th and am sorely tempted to tackle the all-the meat you can eat plus a buffet cornucopia.

For those not familiar with Brazilian rodizio, the servers continually pass by the tables with skewers of sausage, pork, chicken, lamb, and several cuts of steak, and they carve at the table.

Anyone else interested in tacking dinner there that evening?
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Post by Margaret » Mon January 26th, 2009, 9:51 pm

I am green with envy (well, kind of green, as I am still enjoying a glow from the Key West Literary Seminar earlier this month) and wish I could be in Chicago with the rest of you. I hope you all plan to report back on your wonderful experiences!

Will anyone be blogging from the conference?
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Post by Julianne Douglas » Mon January 26th, 2009, 10:12 pm

Donroc--I'm not sure when I'll be arriving yet, but if I get in early enough, maybe I can join you!

Margaret--I can't promise to blog from the conference--every minute is scheduled and nights grow late--but I promise to write up notes, impressions, etc. once I return. I'm so sorry you won't be able to make it! I'm amazed when I read the list of attendees on the website--it's a hf lover's dream!
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Post by donroc » Mon January 26th, 2009, 11:07 pm

Hope you can, Julianne -- the more the merrier, if I may borrow a worn but apt phrase..
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Post by cw gortner » Thu January 29th, 2009, 3:31 am

If I get in early enough, I'll definitely join you, Donroc. (BTW: I just saw your book on amazon and it looks fascinating; I want to read it.) My brother lives in Chicago, so I'm going to try to carve some time out to see him, as well, so chances are I will fly in a few days before the conference.

It'll be great to meet everyone in person. I had a blast at the Salt Lake City Conference, and met people I'm still in touch with :D Very fun conference!
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Post by cw gortner » Thu January 29th, 2009, 3:33 am

[/QUOTE]Will anyone be blogging from the conference?[/QUOTE]

I'd like to, and if time permits, I will - but I make no promises . . . I'll definitely take photos, though, and blog about it when I return.
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Post by donroc » Thu January 29th, 2009, 4:29 am

CW, I look forward to discussing Spain and its history with you and reading your version of Juana. May Spain's royal families become the next Tudors.

I am scheduled to arrive at O'Hare about 9 AM on the 11th, plenty of time to spare for late arrival and early check-in.
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