Wednesday, February 10, 2010

WPPI 2010: PLC Meetup

There has been a lot of questions asking if there is going to be a Photo Lovecat party during WPPI like in the years past. Sadly, the answer is no. Our fearless leader Anne will not be attending this year and quite frankly, a party isn't a party without Anne! ;)

Before Anne decided not to attend, she had expressed the hope of instead of having a party to have a retreat area where readers and Lovecats could go to during WPPI to chill out and just chat. While parties are fun, they are not remotely conversation friendly with the loud music, hot rooms and people galore! This ended not being a reality but the idea of a more serene setting to meet up may not be totally gone (yet).

Christine and I will be at WPPI this year and we have been discussing the idea for having a low-key meetup for readers of Photo Lovecat. No throwing out of items. No crazy contests. No dancing. Just people and talking.

We're thinking either a meal or a drink meet up that's coordinated so it doesn't conflict with other goings-on for WPPI. Ideally we'd try to organize this event for the early days of WPPI so that you could meet some new friends to enjoy WPPI with. Perhaps we'll even Skype Anne in ;) Maybe drinks Sunday night before the festivities begin or a breakfast meetup Monday morning?

Would this be something you're interested in? If so, commet below and let us know what day would work out best for you and what your thoughts are!


Corey Ann is a wedding & lifestyle photographer from North Canton, OH. She is a mix of everything - fashionista, travel guru, deal hound and geek rolled into one. She's had a website online since 1997 and a blog since 1999. When not plotting world domination or her next trip, she can be found reading one of the 100+ books she reads a year. Follow her on Twitter.

24 comments:

  1. That sounds like a great idea, something different than all of the parties and not affiliated with any company or group other than PLC!

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  2. Awww.. I'd love to skype in!! That would mean you'd need some Wi-Fi connection, but I hear that Tim Co. Photography has one of those lovely little connect anywhere wifi cards he could plug into a laptop. ;-)

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  3. Would it be too cheesy to have some introduction cards or conversation starter prompts on name tags to help people get acquainted with each other? My hope is that people will meet someone new to bounce ideas off of!

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  4. I would definitely be interested. Monday or Tueday are lighter days for me...I look foward to it!

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  5. I'm all for it, and I'm also so sad Anne won't be there. Real bummer.

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  6. i'm sad i'm not going to the convention this year, but i'll throw in my 2 cents anyway. a meetup sounds like a great idea for all the reasons you listed. the party was a lot of fun last year, and i met some great people, but it was almost impossible to talk b/c it was SO loud.

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  7. I'd love to meet up. Just let us know when and where!

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  8. I think it is awesome! I can't wait! Anne, Damon & Jillian -- we will MISS YOU!!!

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  9. I love your site and the information you share for photographers. My wife and I are travelling a massive distance from Malaysia to attend WPPI this year.

    Do keep us updated on gatherings you're hosting and we will see if they can be slotted into our itinerary. Thanks, Corey!

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  10. BTW- if anyone wants to buy me a ticket with their frequent flyer miles and put me up in a room for Sunday & Monday night - I'll be there! I just have more important things I need to spend some serious cash on this year. (China or Vegas... hmm... not a hard choice!)

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  11. Good idea! It's hard to get to know people in a party atmosphere. I'm up for either Sunday night or Monday morning. Looking forward to seeing you, Corey!

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  12. Sure, I would love to meet up :)

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  13. We would love to meet up! My first vote would be sunday eve, but we would be happy to meet up monday as well. See you soon! :)

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  14. This is a nice idea! I'd love to get to meet you & Christine. I'm a Vegas local, but my photog pal will be flying in from AL Sun. at 830pm, so maybe Monday would be best. Unless the meet up would be Sun. after 9...

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  15. I love the idea of meeting up at a time that doesn't interfere w/ the other many events going on. Sunday is a down day and i think that would be really awesome to do in the evening or early mon am for breakfast!

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  16. I'd love to meet you all and have a pretty flexible schedule:)

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  17. A quiet meetup is a great idea. I've been following the blog for a few months and would love to meet the folks associated with it without having to shout over a driving backbeat. I arrive 3/7 and my evenings are open. I look forward to meeting everyone.

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  18. I'm a morning person so a breakfast type of gathering Monday or Tuesday would be great.

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  19. I would love to meet up with some other photographers and chat!

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  20. this will be my first year at WPPI, and I am definitely interested in any opportunities to to connect with other photographers, so count me in!

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  21. Looks like so many people are keen to meet up sometime. Can we move towards selecting a time and location, then committing to it?

    I'm a morning person too, like Scott. How about say Tuesday at 9am onwards? Can someone local suggest a location?

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  22. I'm new to WPPI so I'm totally up for meeting PhotoLoveCat readers!

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  23. Yes, I would love this! This will be my first year at WPPI as well and I'd love the opportunity to meet as many other people in the biz that I can.

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