The warmth of the company went a long way to making it fun though. There were quite a few people I already knew, Riayn and Marcellous who I had both met once before at Sydney Blogger Meet, James (of course) who I have known for a few years, Grant who I have known for more than 20 years, Therin who I have known for almost the same length of time, my fellow knitting buddy Mary-Helen, and Panther who's house I once went to a party at but hadn't seen for about 20 years! Small world indeed. Ninglun and Mike I hadn't met before, and their blogs were completely new to me.
Here's a mousketeers' roll call of the attendees, and check out these blogs because there are some great reads:
- Grant, who is also A Girl Called Dusty
- James O'Brien
- Marcellous, the man who is Stumbling On Melons
- Mary-Helen, who puts the witty in Witty Knitter
- Mike, one half of the handsome duo El Loco & El Lobo
- Ninglun, who is writing New Lines From A Floating Life
- Riayn, is Dancing About Architecture
- Panther, who stalks Pinkboard
- Therin, who's motto is Have Phaser, Will Travel
James has written a really good recap of the evening, with his thoughts. I had a really great time, and it was fantastic to see such a diverse group of people. We talked about our blogs, about plagiarism on The Interweb, knitting (yay, Mike is a knitter too!), travel, tv, all sorts of things.
The conversation flowed easily, which has been my experience with meeting other bloggers in the past. I guess blogging really is an extension of our desire to communicate after all, and as such bloggers are generally pretty good communicators. Even though some of us are a little more shy in person than on our blogs, I guess because our own blogs give as a safe space to write our thoughts in (interweb trolls aside).
James, Riayn and I hung at the pub out until about 9pm, by which time it was raining fairly heavily and the cold had driven us inside. I made the short walk home in the rain, having had a fun night and looking forward to all the new blogs I now have to read!