The fan get-together will start at
on Friday, July 22nd,
at Hennessey's (click here for bar info and location).
We're doing things a bit different this year.
As a surprise last time, Emiliano and JVS3 paid the bar tab for all the fans. Buuuuuut, that got a little out of control. :-D
Since the cat is out of the bag about the drinks, we're going with drink tickets this year to help keep things in check.
For 2011, Orgers get four free drink tickets.
Each ticket gets you a draft beer or well-brand drink. (well-brands, for those who don't know, are the cheap booze used in mixers)
If you have a specific drink request, you will have to buy it.
If you run out of drink tickets, you have to buy additional drinks.
No matter what, please tip the bartenders!
There will be finger foods and snacks available, but please eat a little something before you come! They are there as snacks through the night, not as your evening meal. ;-)
Alternatively, you can order a meal there at the get-together. A number of fans did this last year. Check out Hennessey's site for their menu.
Last time fans were still there until about 1am.
You do not have to show up right at 6pm, but it's great if you do because JVS3 will be going around getting quotes from fans to air on Roast Gooble Dinner. Eamon and Emiliano also had some of their artwork for sale which sold out quick. So there are benefits to coming early.
You can also leave whenever you want, but we hope you'll stick around the entire time! Things tend to get crazier as the night goes on.
Also, we're told various creators may show up to hang out with us.
Last year Raymond Makowski from Mattel, Chris and Cornboy from the 4H and comic book creators Tim Seeley and Mike Norton all showed up.
We expect even more surprise visits this year.
To qualify for a badge and drink tickets, you must be a He-Man.org member!
You have to be an existing member of He-Man.org to attend (this is to avoid people signing up after this announcement just to get free drinks).
You may bring other people with you, but they attend on their own dime.
If you plan to attend, you need to post in the SDCC Fan Get-together thread.
JVS3 will follow up via PM.
We hope to see you there!