Arriving somewhat over the recommended arrival time, we were greeted by a bar rimmed with individuals of similar fortune. Charl and I stood at the bar waiting on a waiter or barman. A round of beers came soon and the loose commentary and room atmosphere resonated with geeky and complex internets experiences.
As we started to spot familiars we headed on over. I dropped a hello with my domain sniper, Tania, and then joined a conversation with Adii and Charl. A light meet and topic discussion commenced and then I bumped into The Jason Bagley. More conversations of comical nature commenced.
Dave came by soon after and the crowd was directed to hall of processions. More meet and greet commenced after seating and the The Wild Fig manager delivered an intro to the venue. Dave then gave a short filler on the evenings lineup.
Adii went up after the food was ordered, speaking about what Premium News Themes means to him and truly trying to reach out to similar South Africans with collaborative ideals. Something we all can benefit from. Be sure to read Adii’s Blog Here. I had quick catchup with him about theme production and “future of…” wordpress themes. I joined the dinner a few moments later hoping not to have missed much.
Once settled I greeted Brandon, who takes the photos, and Catherine Luckhoff who I met before at the Bloggerati 08. The pleasant acquaintance for the evening was Mike Stopforth. He seemed the busy type and dedicated to his work. A good type.
A very nice evening and a good setup by Dave. Please attend to the Wiki if you want to become part the dinners in anyway (business or marketing). We sure are gonna try keep it’s momentum going.