THIS THREAD IS SUPERSEDED... FOR UP TO DATE INFO SEE THE TIPPLE REGISTER IS HERE... and the Saturday @3pm sneak-peak
It's unofficially official. Our Insiders meetup on 16th and 17th September now has an unofficially official name I just made up.
So who's attending our TIPPLE? Well as at 10th June 2016, this is the list of hipsters attending:
04. IAH MrsFLYR
The above is the list of those that have either said they'd attend or have reserved a room whilst they work out the details. If you're turning up hoping to meet anyone particular on the list please PM that person as this is just a get together so no-ones committed to turning up at all... Well other than me, pluto77 and bejacob as we 3 already have our flights booked and paid for, and of course our resident Houstonian IAHFLYR...
And the ankle-biter maybes are:
Houston is one of only a few cities in the USA with 2 JWs but our TIPPLE is being held at the JW Houston Downtown, please use this link to bejacobs post that provides a link straight to the Downtown JW Insiders booking page where you will get the $119 special rate NathalieF has negotiated here Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Hotel Change for Sept 16-17, 2016 Insider Gathering (TIPPLE) - NOTE we are NOT staying at the central sounding JW Marriott Houston which is NOT downtown (Its next to the Galleria shopping centre) so don't mix that up. Also the vast majority of us will be flying in so its worthwhile remembering that whilst most airlines fly into IAH, the old airport HOU still serves some domestic traffic, most notably Southwest, so do include that in your flight searches - you might just bag a bargain!
And don't forget folks, you don't have to do both nights, or any night, you dont even need to stay at the JW, although $119 is a bargain for a JW. Join us just for the Saturday when Marriott is throwing a cocktail reception for us in the Griffin Exec lounge or both the Friday and Saturday nights. Some are staying longer, I'll be there on the Thursday night too, others are staying the Saturday and Sunday nights. The special negotiated rate is good from Thursday to Sunday night so you choose your way, but however you come, however long you stay doesn't matter, just turn up and say Hi!
I'll be keeping the list up to date here... No, misterchk it's not a register
... It's a list, A LIST (of attendees) where we will meet at:
The JW Marriott Houston Downtown
Which has a generously proportioned Griffin Lounge which we have swung the use of for all attendees booking the $119 official rate via the link here Re: ANNOUNCEMENT - Hotel Change for Sept 16-17, 2016 Insider Gathering (TIPPLE)
And consume one of these:
Followed by a few of these:
Not forgetting these:
And thereafter to the bar
For some of these
And after all that, time to retire to some pretty swish rooms
So we can all wake up to breakfast
Ready to do it all again on Saturday
And don't forget the star attraction of the weekend, the brightlybob
I have that triumphant shiver already!
Well I'm not sure about the unofficial official name. Nor do I believe the entire weekend will be a drunken beerfest (well it might be for a few folks ).
I prefer to think of this as a gathering of like-minded individuals crazies from the Insiders site for the purpose of meeting face to face. Many of us have become friends by conversing on this forum. I see the weekend in mid-September as an opportunity to shake hands with the folks we've come to know only through their posts on Insiders.
So come join us to say hello. Share some Marriott stories or talk about something you read here. Buy brightlybob a beer. I'm sure he won't say no.
The point is that we all may see this gathering a little differently. Even after it takes place, we'll all have different memories. While there is always the possibility of another such gathering in years to come, it's also possible something of this scale never happens again. Come be a part of it if you can.
I don't know what brightlybob was talking about. I'm not letting any plebs in the lounge. bahahaha =]
(just kidding, or am i).
We should do a flight list too once everyone is booked. Idk about flights to houston, however, leaving, some people have airport lounge access through various means. Not sure everyone does. I can guest 2 people at either of the priority pass lounges in IAH. There's no Admirals Club, or Delta Sky Club, and I don't get access to United Clubs so it looks like I'll be hoofing it all the way from terminal D to terminal A for my flights so I can use the lounge.
Anyone flown IAH before? Approximate distance/walk time from term D to A?
Unfortunately the rest of us don't have the talent to look ahead. We have been chosen to suffer each other.
Yes the people on this site are crazy. In fact this whole site might very well be a mental institution.
The problem is we are all so crazy that we don't know we're different from normal folk like yourself. In fact, what really makes us strange is we find normal fold BORING!!!
You are very lucky to be normal and should be with your own.
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE SHOW THIS INDIVIDUAL THE DOOR!