Last night, Sarah and I attended the monthly meetup of Vancouver bloggers. The event was held at The End Cafe on Commercial Street. It’s call The End Cafe because it’s at the end of Commercial Street. The Vancouver Blogger Meetup was founded October, 2002 and has held 43 blogger gatherings to date. The current organizer of the meetup is Raul of Hummingbird 604. The End Cafe was a pretty good location to hold the meetup. It was a good size and everyone had enough room to move around and network. Their food wasn’t half bad. I had a burger that was a bit overcooked but otherwise, it was tasty.
While 40 bloggers RSVP for the meetup, I would say about 30 actually showed up. Still, that was a nice turnout and everyone had a great time. You’ll be able to find a full recap of the meetup at Dr. Jan Karlsbjerg’s blog. Dr. Karlsbjerg has the uncanny ability to eavesdrop into everyone’s conversation and record it – even if they’re clear across the room from him. I think he’s really some kind of top secret spy.
It was good to see so many new people at the meetup. One of the reasons I attend these events is to meet new people as well as old friends. We had a good mix of people to network with, from seasoned professionals to newbies who haven’t set up their blog yet. We even had a blogger who played the accordion!
Blogger meetups are held all over world. If you live in a major city, chances are there is one for you to attend. You can find out the time and location of the next Vancouver Blogger Meetup here.