Washington DC Area Meetup on Friday, April 28!

I hope readers can join me on Friday April 28 for conversation and a drink for those so inclined. Based on past experience, members of the NC community have very much enjoyed the good company and lively conversation.

The good and bad news is instead of meeting in DC proper, the meetup will be near Dulles, at the Westin. That is not as good for those of you who live in Washington DC but may be easier for readers who live in the suburbs or other parts of Virginia. And the upside of what will probably be a relatively small meetup is that the people who do attend have the opportunity to get to know the participants better. Plus parking will be cheaper.

I’ll be coming in on a 4:00 PM flight and many of you will be coming from work, so we’ll start at 5:30 PM. I’ll be there till at least 8: 30 PM.

I’ve also made a reservation for our group, but in an airport hotel on a Friday evening, we ought to have the run of the place.

The Westin Washington Dulles
2520 Wasser Terrace
Herndon, VA 20171

Here’s an area map. I’ll repost this plus a more detailed map closer to the date of the actual meetup.

Looking forward to seeing you later this month!

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  1. Kokuanani

    Woo hoo! At last: fun in my neighborhood. Well, sorta my neighborhood. At least I can get there without flying United.

    Thanks for scheduling this, Yves.

    PS – not having to take the currently-enfeebled Washington Metro to downtown is a blessing.

  2. Bukko Boomeranger

    I’m up from Australia to scatter my sister’s cremated ashes in her horse paddock in Anne Arundel County, so l’ll try to attend. I’m a reader, not a commenter (“lurker” sounds skeevy) so I hope it’s all right to take part. I’m an Automatic Earth/Kunstler/Orlov/Greer type, but I’ve been using N.C. as my go-to econoblog these days since ZeroHedge has gone shark-jumpingly fascistrump. Will you be taking donations in person, Yves? I carry Merkin, Canuck and ‘strayan banknotes plus shiny things from the Perth Mint. The white kind, not yellow.

    1. Yves Smith Post author

      Thanks so much! Yes, we’ve had readers give make cash and check donations in person, so that would be fine and of course very much appreciated. More important, I hope you can attend. Are you from WA or are the Perth coins just a personal preference?

      1. Bukko Boomeranger

        Living in Melbourne, but I’m a Seppo. (Old-fashioned Australian slang word for American. “Seppo” is Strine for “septic tank” and in the Cockney rhyming slang iteration, “septic tank” is a clever substitution for “Yank.” Aussie vernacular is ever-changing, though, so hardly anyone except WW II-era cobbers knows what capital-S Seppo means these days.) My ex-wife and I were some of the few Americans who actually DID move out of the country because of our moral revulsion about the war crimes of Bush II and realPresident Cheney. (And I didn’t repatriate under Bushlite Obama.) A decision that looks even better now! Ducats from the Perth Mint and elsewhere are a preference because I don’t like banksters.

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