L.A. writers meet-up: They came from all over
Here are a few photos from the Los Angeles writers meet-up last night. It was a thrill to meet another solid crowd of Bleacher Report writers and talk shop over some fabulous chicken wings and other grub and grog from the kitchen of West 4th and Jane in Santa Monica, a joint that treated us like a bunch of Pulitzer Prize winners.
B/R Community Manager Dave ‘Sweet Mo’ Morrison, his trusty sidekick Will Leivenberg—they’re the go-to guys for B/R writers who need pretty much anything—were there to meet and greet, hand out the swag and answer any of the questions that stumped me, which as usual was all of them.
The swag was sweet: The new Bleacher Report T-shirt made its debut last night and was a big hit.
College football Lead Writer Dan Rubenstein was there as well, dropping some wisdom on the crowd in his inimitable style.
We were also joined by a couple of reporters on the media beat. We’ll see if anyone’s gathering string for a big Bleacher Report piece.
Inspired by Saqib Ahmed Dadabhoy, who made the nine-hour drive from Toronto to attend the Chicago meet-up in November, we’ve decided to give a valuable prize to the person who travels the farthest to attend each meet-up. Last night that prize went to Kay Jennings, who came all the way from Portland.
She won a copy of former Dodger Shawn Green’s book about zen and the art of hitting a curveball, “The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 mph.”
A consolation prize—our highest esteem—went to Susan T. Spencer, who came from Las Vegas.
Were you there? Leave your impressions below. Go ahead, we can take it.