San Francisco Writers Meet-up 2.0: New and familiar faces
A solid crowd of veteran Bleacher Report writers and newcomers met up at B/R’s San Francisco headquarters last night, scarfing down wings and lasagna, leaving the roasted and raw vegetables right where they were, and taking home armfuls of Bleacher Report swag.
NFL Draft Lead Writer Matt Miller told the story of his rise from struggling independent blogger to professional writer with Bleacher Report, jetting from his home in southwest Missouri to exotic locales like San Francisco for a Writers Meet-up and New York for the NFL Draft next week.
NFL Featured Columnist Chris Trapasso won the Valuable Prize for traveling the farthest to the meet-up, a record 2,650 miles, give or take a few, from Buffalo.
We usually make the Valuable Prize a souvenir of the meet-up city, but since this was the eve of Fenway Park’s 100th anniversary, we decided to pay tribute by awarding Trapasso a Boston Red Sox 1912 throwback white cap, just like the ones the Red Sox are wearing in the anniversary game today.
While those babies are going for $34.99 plus shipping on MLB.com, we were amazed to find one on sale right downstairs at the Walmart for $2.99 plus tax!
It was fabulous, as always, to meet some of the writers, copy editors and interns who make this site what it is. This being the second meet-up in San Francisco, it was also nice to see some of the folks we met last year again.
The next meet-up will be Thursday, May 24, at the Fox and Hound in Philadelphia. (RSVP here, Philly writers.)
Then we’ll head to Boston on Thursday, June 14, so mark that date, Beantown. We’ll be making a return trip to New York City in late July.