2012 Annual Bibliobloggers’ Gathering

The supreme council of biblioblog overlords has decided…OK, so of course there is no such thing, but some of us have chatted and have suggested a venue and two possible times for the bibliobloggers' gathering this year in Chicago at SBL. We will gather at Kitty O'Shea's, an Irish pub at the Chicago Hilton. You can see their menu online.

The question is whether to gather at around 7:00pm on Sunday night, or 8:30 or 9pm on Monday night.

And so, because my first sentence was intended to be humorous precisely because bibliobloggers have no central authority structure (it's true, Jim), I am calling upon bibliobloggers to express their preference.

If both work equally well for everyone, then we will go with Sunday, and if it is such a fantastic experience that you want more, then we can have a 26 hour union the next day.

So what'll it be? Sunday at 7 or Monday at around 9?



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  • Ken Brown

    I vote for Sunday.

  • Doug Mangum

    As chief overlord of virtually inactive bibliobloggers, I vote for Sunday also.

  • http://meafar.blogspot.com/ Bob MacDonald

    Please give my greetings to the supreme council from Victoria BC. Since I am doing the carnival – please mail to dustcarnival at gmail for suggestions. (It is already 1/10 written – since I review the blogs daily.)
    Now don’t get into a fight – and – be nice to each other
    עַד־מָתַ֥י תִּשְׁפְּטוּ־עָ֑וֶל וּפְנֵ֥י רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים תִּשְׂאוּ־סֶֽלָה

  • Michael Pahl

    I might make it Sunday, but I cannot make it Monday.

  • Dan McClellan

    I vote Monday.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      Dan, could you make it Sunday, even if you prefer Monday? It sounds like Sunday works better for more people…

      • Dan McClellan

        Yeah, I can make it Sunday.

  • http://twitter.com/eMatthewCrowe Matthew Crowe

    I vote Sunday.

  • Jeremiah

    I find their lack of bangers and mash disturbing.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      Why would they serve English dishes?! 😉

      • Jeremiah

        Ha! Pub grub is not a respecter of nationalities.

  • Matthew Hamilton

    I’m not sure if I count as a biblioblogger (although I hope I do!), but I vote Sunday!

  • http://unsettledchristianity.com/ Joel

    I vote Monday

    • http://unsettledchristianity.com/ Joel

      Stop it. You vote Sunday.

      • http://unsettledchristianity.com/ Joel

        Yo know what, @twitter-27344468:disqus – you can go to hell. You will vote Monday.

        • http://unsettledchristianity.com/ Joel

          Ineffable off, @twitter-27344468:disqus. It’s Sunday or you ain’t going.

          • http://unsettledchristianity.com/ Joel

            You want to play that game?

          • http://unsettledchristianity.com/ Joel

            Don’t make me go there… I’ll tell the secret.

          • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

            Clearly it would be in everyone’s best interest to pick a day when neither of you can come…

          • Gary

            Perhaps beer consumption is not a good idea.

  • http://unsettledchristianity.com/ Joel

    I vote Sunday.

  • http://twitter.com/jdavidstark David Stark

    +1 for Sunday

  • Bryan Lewis

    Has this been settled? Though, I am not technically a biblio-blogger and I am currently inactive, I plan to blog in 2013. I would love to meet everyone! I vote Sunday Night 7pm, as I will be returning to Nashville Monday at noon.

    • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath

      Everyone has either voted for Sunday, or indicated that they can make it Sunday. So Sunday at 7pm it is! And since it often involves waves of people arriving late and leaving early, if some want to arrive earlier than that, or some need to arrive later, it won’t be a problem.

  • http://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionprof/ James F. McGrath
  • Adam

    I vote Sunday.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jthom18 Jeremy Thompson

    I’m in