This year's Gun Blogger's Rendezvous is now 90 days away and closing. I've made my hotel reservations (9/10-9/12, checking out Sunday) and put in for vacation.
I want to reiterate: this isn't a trade show, a sales meeting, or multi-level marketing - it's a gathering of people of like mind for three or four days of fun, conversation, food, drink, recreational shooting, and other adult activities. And it takes place right next door to Circus Circus, where the kiddies can have a good time too! (My wife and I are bringing the grandkids this year, I think.)
BUT the Rondy is sponsored (thanks to tireless efforts by Mr. Completely, the organizer of this thing) by several of the major players in the field:
Hi Point Firearms
and this year, GLOCK
And others - and this year, me, since I'm donating a Para myself.
That is to say, there's a lot of swag at this thing, and the chance to win some pretty damned nice stuff. (I've brought home a damned nice Brownell's range bag, a Dillon Border Shift ammo bag, some Brownell's AR15 magazines, and other stuff.) Plus, we raise money for a very good charity, Project Valour IT.
A lot of the blogger attendees of May's NRA convention 2A Blog Bash have said that the thing they wish they could have done more of was
This is the event for that.
This year as an extra added bonus we will have as our guest of honor Alan Gura, the lawyer who argued D.C. v. Heller in front of the Supreme Court and won, and who will (hopefully) be arguing NRA v. Chicago before it in the not-too-distant future. How can you pass up that opportunity?
Hey, Mike Vanderboegh might even show up. (I'm still hoping U.S. Citizen gets Summer Glau to appear, but . . .)
And you don't even need to be a blogger! Want to meet the people you read? C'mon down! The more the merrier!
Plus, Reno in September should be beautiful. (Not f*^king freezing and snowing like last year! Unless Al Gore plans on being in town that weekend.)
So scrape your pennies together now, and sign up! September isn't that far away!