Friday, August 17, 2007

LibraryThing party photos

Sometimes I get behind. We have at least four announcements racked up—a major hire with another this close to being hired, two new features and a contest. Before we do any of them, however, we need to get this out: the long-awaited pictures from LibraryThing pizza party in Cambridge, MA.

Turn-out was good. Freak downpours discouraged some , but at least 25 members showed up. If we had all brought our LibraryThing libraries, it would have come to some 28,000 books. No kidding.

Our thanks to everyone who came. It was great fun to put some names to faces* and find out something about who people were outside the site. I'll post the rest of the photos on Flickr soon.


Eager to start munching.

Conversational groupings.

Inside was less fevered.

Knitters knitting.

Reader reading.

Harvard alumni plotting.

7,000(?) books between them.

Children everywhere!

Altay's after-party. We had an astounding amount of pizza left over.**

It seems unfair to expose others and not myself. But nobody took a picture of me at the party. So, here I am the next morning, feeding Liam wineberries.***

*Oh, except for one person—not shown—nobody objected to being on film and online. But I left off names to protect the innocent. No such policy prevented Flickr: herzogbr from identifying Altay and the back of my head.
**Not to mention alcohol. We actually gained there, and came back to Portland with a small trash barrel full of beer. We have had exactly one left—a Sam Adams. I think this means adding Dutch books was some sort of drunken dare.
***No photos of Abby either. But here she is presenting at Readercon, and here she is with the inestimable Kate Sheehan of the Danbury, CT library, at Library Camp in NYC.

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Blogger Chad Bergeron said...

n kept me out, but nice to see my friend Darker made it. Hi Darker!

8/17/2007 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

aww, thanks! i was sorry i couldn't make the party. i'll have beer in honor of librarything this weekend!

8/17/2007 9:48 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I'm experiencing cognitive dissonance with "camp" and "New York City". What on earth is "Library Camp".

8/18/2007 1:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh just get on and announce the winners already...

8/18/2007 1:28 AM  
Blogger Tim said...

It's like band camp, only with librarians ;)

Actually, she posted about it over on Thingology ( ).


8/18/2007 1:29 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Loved seeing the pictures!

Even though it was hotter and steamier than I might have liked, it was a fine fine time. Thank you so much for thinking of the non-cheese pizza!

8/18/2007 10:28 AM  
Blogger Marie Cloutier said...

i'm sorry i missed it... is there ever going to be another one in cambridge?

8/18/2007 10:53 AM  
Blogger kageeh said...

Oh come on, I want names attached to the pictures so I can see who people are. I live too far away to attend these parties and I'm sure others feel the same. We already know what you look like, Tim (not bad at all :)), but not the other attendees.

8/19/2007 7:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Hogwarts Express sure is eager for contest results. Did anyone see they actually held a phony contest result ceremony? Those kids are a creative bunch.

8/22/2007 2:09 AM  
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8/23/2007 1:54 PM  
Blogger Tim said...

I love ya, but I'm gonna delete that message.

8/23/2007 2:13 PM  
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