Vegas Baby

Hey folks – I’m shipping off to Las Vegas this week for the annual CTIA wireless show. As much as I hate trade shows, they are FANTASTIC at bringing together an interesting mix of people from all across the world (while we’re at it, I’m not a fan of Vegas either but it has grown on me a bit over the years).

Tech shows, in particular, tend to pile a LOT of desis together. In the past I’ve run into so many old friends & mutineers that I’ve had to explain to my coworkers that “yep, most desis really do know each other.” For ex., and on a somewhat sadder note, Sameer & his lovely wife Reena were a couple of those CTIA “regulars.”

This time around, I got a note from mutineer Chi_Diva that she was planning to hit CTIA as well so I figured we should get ahead of things and try to do the first ever Las Vegas SM meetup.

So, 3 questions for the mutiny –

  1. Who else is gonna be there?
  2. Given tradeshow chaos, and perhaps in grand Vegas tradition, I think our best bet is to try to do the meetup late Wednesday night, Apr 2 around 10 pm or so.
  3. Anyone got a recommendation for a bar, ideally at a hotel in the middle of the strip, that we can meet up at?

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p>Since we’re in Vegas, of course, we oughtta make sure this is the most Glam meetup ever .

16 thoughts on “Vegas Baby

  1. p.s. nice lounge/bar is japonis at the mirage…chill, nice, and good music..some other faves of ours (i love vegas) includei sla in treasure island and blush the lounge inside the wynn and V bar at venetian..and if you want to go to a club.. tryst at the wynn and jet at mirage are fabulous.. tao at venetian is a bit overrated…enjoy and have a fabulous time!

  2. If you get enough Trekkies go to Quark’s Bar in the Hilton at the north end of the strip. Order Warp Core Breaches all around. :)

  3. Mandalay’s bay is where it’s poppin. But anything on the strip is too expensive for my broke self. You’d be surprised to see the drop in food and beer prices only one street off the strip.

  4. digression: does anyone recall the website link that was posted in one of the threads earlier this month (sounded like desicorps something) that had to do with providing internships in India?

  5. does anyone recall the website link that was posted in one of the threads earlier this month (sounded like desicorps something) that had to do with providing internships in India?

    Here it is

  6. nice, i’ll be landing up in sin city wed nite for a security show (isc-west) – i’m the head test dummy for Taser International. just kidding. no, really. V bar at the venetian sounds good.

  7. Too bad the good places in Vegas are still not smoke free yet(as in banning cigarette/etc smoking in public places.) But the Venetian is lots of fun.

  8. speaking of vegas conferences…anyone going to Defcon this year? Contemplating whether I should put in to go again this year…

  9. looks like v-bar, Venetian it is.

    locked & loaded.

    1030pm, Wed, Apr 2.

    I’ll post a reminder later tonight.

  10. 11 · SI said

    Here’s a possibly objectionable story about fun things for desis to do in Vegas. And yes, it’s true.

    That was hilarious :)