At some point Ender decided that he wanted a group picture and texted me to say so. I told him no. Thus we went back and forth about it and he attempted to anoint Lue as his hand to accomplish the task. It didn't happen. I did take pictures however. Pictures of the Eve Blob that wandered through the casinos. I can say that there was a definite lack of basements and neckbeards. The geek shone strongly with everyone but nothing major.
I had sat with Hong while he had dinner and tagged who was an Eve Player as they headed to the meet. It was fun seeing that for the most part, we were right each time. I had had a terrible, terrible piece of pizza earlier and was still suffering from it. Razor wandered in and then so did Diz. Thusly, Diz and Razor finally got to meet and we all meandered over to the meet and greet having absorbed Hong.
There was about 60ish people to start. -A- I think it was, was having their own meet and greet at the same time. The turn out was good. We sat a bit to the side and watched people stiffly start to mingle. There were spouses who looked utterly board. However, things had started to relax and the massive Eve Blob worked its way to the second stop. Once there, after a bit, things mingled better. I just watched. As social as I can be, throwing myself into a group of strangers has never been my thing. I had the people who were interested in my presence with me so watching others interact was my occupation.
I took random pictures of people. Maybe they can identify themselves. When we moved tot eh Flamingo, Lue called Diz to tell him that he had arrived so Diz went to find him. The group moved around the Flamingo (with lots of getting lost on the way, LOTS of getting lost) and then bailed when the band started to play. I'm not one for live music and the sheer volume was ridiculousness. We caught up with Diz and Lue and meandered over to Ceaser's Palace. I haven't been there so it was interesting. The group had really dwindled in size by then and we kind of fragmented off and stood around talking for a while.
Tired of the cigarette smoke and waves of people wandering around I asked if we could go. Our little group wandered off and found a quiet spot outside to sit and chat. The weather has been amazing. The dryness is a nice change. We chatted about Eve for a while until mostly tired (except for Diz and Lue) we decided to break up and head our separate ways. The chatting was good. The knowing of each other reconnected more and the group relaxed with each other.
So, I didn't really meet anyone or have anything overly amazing to relay. I watched people get progressively more intoxicated as the night wore on. I think I've figured out were our conference information will be listed but I'm still up in the air about it. From reading the tweets we lost the group in Ceaser's because they went to some club. It does not bother me much. Places having drink minimums and such are rather irritating for a nondrinker.
I think only Hong is going to the actual Conference part with me. What everyone else is going to do with their day, I don't know.