Look What Came In The Mail

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My badge for the Consumer Electronics Show showed up in the mail today. This year’s show happens in Las Vegas from January 8-11. We’ll be flying down on January 7th. Being from Canada, I get a nice “International” ribbon to go with my badge.

I get the feeling the CES is going a bit cheap this year. Included with my badge are a bunch of box lunch coupons. Normally, the CES press lunch is catered and no one cares if you go up for 2nd, 3rd or 5th. Offering a coupon seems to indicate one lunch per person. I hope the press bag is still a roller bag. I would hate to get that laptop bag from a few years back.

There is a lot to do before CES. I need to make the final invite list for my CES party at the MGM Skylofts. I am also hosting a TTZ Media dinner for affiliates as well. I haven’t decided on the restaurant yet. Anyone know a good place to eat in Vegas?


11 thoughts on “Look What Came In The Mail”

  1. Ian says:

    Damn, I wish I was going again this year. Now I’ll have missed it 2 years in a row. It was a blast, and your party was awesome, John (especially that final tequila shot which tipped me over the edge, and I had to stagger back to my room).
    For food… the best meal I’ve had so far in Vegas was at the restaurant right at the top of the Rio, The Voodoo Lounge. They also have an awesome view from the rooftop patio. If you don’t want to go that expensive, there’s a bar in Treasure Island, just next to the Cirque Du Soleil theatre, can’t remember what it’s called, but the finger-food there is really really good (and they do a bartender drink-pouring show with free drinks).

  2. John Chow says:

    I was hoping to find a nice sit down restaurant with a private room.

  3. Derrich says:

    I’m so jealous.

  4. Wes Novack says:

    I’m not attending this year due to the middle of the week scheduling. Boo I say! Boo !!!
    I look forward to your coverage.
    Here is my CES 2006 article: http://www.cdfreaks.com/reviews/CDFreaks–CES-2006

  5. Wes Novack says:

    Correction to above comment: I’m not attending NEXT year due to…

  6. Max says:

    Should be a great time in Vegas. Hands down the best and most private restaurant in Vegas is Le Cirque at the Bellagio, but for something a bit more managable on the check book, I’d go with Boa Steakhouse at Caesars (http://www.boasteak.com/balboa/index.htm). It has some of the tastiest steaks I’ve ever had and you should find some privacy.

  7. Ed says:

    Try Valentino’s at the Venetian. Couple of years ago it got best Italian restaurant in America award.

  8. JuanFlaiter says:

    I haven´t bought my airtickets yet (only one for one of my partners, but he will be covering MacWorld instead). Should buy them next week, once they confirm me a Factory Tour in LA and pick the day for arrival 😀

  9. Mike Sparr says:

    Check out the Grand Lux at Venetian. I attend every year, now both to CES and SEMA and last week during SEMA we treated my clients’ race team to dinner at Grand Lux (annual event) and it’s a great place. Try the bacon lettuce wedge. 🙂

    I just received my badges too. Taking the wife this year and doing more research than marketing (industry affiliate for CES and mfr. rep for SEMA). Have fun!

  10. Hey John,

    Have you changed your mind about the MGM Skylofts party? Remember emailing you a few weeks ago and I believe you were going to stick with a dinner.

  11. John Chow says:

    James – ECS pulled out of sponsoring the party. 🙁 Unless I can find another sponsor, the party is off.

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