Brighton blogmeet report

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Three pictures above of some of the attendees at the Brighton blogmeet last night at the wonderful, but a-trek-from-conference Evening Star. The pub was very close to the station, however, for those who were joining us from further afield.

The evening was well attended, but not quite so crowded as the Bloggers Awards earlier in the week.

For a few worrying moments after my late arrival at 1905 I was there on my own worrying about spending hours there by myself with a pint in my hand and egg on my face. Thankfully, I was soon joined by Jonathan from Liberal England and promptly thereafter by lots of further people. We countermanded two outside tables and were variously joined during the evening by bloggers and bemused locals who didn’t necessarily even realise we were Lib Dems, let alone computery types.

The attendance list, I think was:
If you were there and I missed you, let me know

Liberal England
Simon Preston
Alex Wilcock (Spell it carefully or you get smutty jokes)
Daddy Richard
Rationale I
Either Forceful OR Moderate from Forceful and Moderate
Steve from Bristol
Oliver from Islington
Chap from Bournemouth
After wide-ranging conversation at the Evening Star, three of us repaired to an excellent Chinese restaurant around the corner and variously ate vegetarian duck, roast meat and noodles and some rather alarming looking squid with leek.

Thanks to all who attended. A good time was had by all, I believe and there were calls to have another meet, outwith conference time, maybe in Central London, maybe even in Leicester.


8 comments on “Brighton blogmeet report

  1. Stephen Tall says:

    Many apologies – clash with an Oxford East dinner. Glad a good time was had by all.

  2. niles says:

    We didn’t feel snubbed, Stephen! But thank you for commenting – and taking your new responsibilities as blogging king seriously.

  3. Sorry I couldn’t make it guys but I would certainly be interested in meeting in Central London or perhaps even combining a meeting of the Lib Dem blogging community with the Red Lion Tendency in Bromley some day.


  4. Peter says:

    Sorry, Alex. Clashed with a fringe meeting I didn’t want to miss. But see you around.

  5. Will says:

    Wish I could have joined you (caught up at a fringe and dinner), but sounds like it was very good.

  6. Jonathan says:

    I am sorry if my squid alarmed you. I shall speak to it severely.

  7. niles says:

    Well, Jonathan, if anyone has a direct line to the squid in question, it’s going to be you…

  8. […] A few years ago, a group of us decided to organise a Liberal Drinks at federal conference in Brighton. We were building on James Graham’s simple but successful model: nominate a pub, decide a date, publicise it; then have convivial chats with whoever turns up. In Brighton, we followed the same model, deciding on that nice-but-tiny real-ale place near the station. We arrived, a small but respectable number of people turned up, chatted the night away, and at some point moved on to a Chinese restaurant in the vicinity before winding up back at the conference bar. A good time was had by all. […]

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