Tuesday, October 26, 2010

ETC Blog Dinner at Atlanta SBL

Judging from the last two years (2009 in New Orleans; 2008 in Boston), Monday evening seems like a good time for our annual ETC Blog Dinner. How will that suit everyone?

12 Comments:

Christian Askeland said...

I think that Sunday would be better since we can tag the event onto the Eldon Epp tribute session. Last year most attendees came because of the session announcement.

Daniel Buck said...

Don't forget the chocolate-covered apricots. And save out fifty-one apricots in their original color for Peter Head to puzzle over.

Bob Relyea said...

Would those be 1600 year old apricots or 1000 year old apricots?

bob

Daniel Buck said...

Bob: Would those be 1600 year old apricots or 1000 year old apricots?

I think you meant "600 or 1600." Already we are debating the issue, and dessert hasn't even yet been served.

Peter Gurry said...

Who's invited? Any reader of the blog?

P.J. Williams said...

Yes, any reader of the blog.

Peter M. Head said...

Not much input on the dates here.
Sunday: pros: links with a NTTC session, possible more people, at the heart of the SBL timewise.
cons: conflicts with many more receptions, possible church attendance.
Monday: pros: we have a tradition for Mondays! doesn't conflict with many receptions, may have fewer people, towards the end of SBL.

Christian Askeland said...

Does anybody have any Sunday conflicts? I have a Scottish Universities reception, but it does not start until 9pm. I should be able to attend both.

Tommy Wasserman said...

I like Monday better than Sunday because my paper is to be presented on Monday, so I imagine myself stuck for some hours in the hotel room on Sunday evening.

To the pros for the traditional Monday, as listed by PMH, we can add that the event can be tagged to 22-239 SBL Papyrology and Early Christian Backgrouns Group, which will probably be of interest to some papyrus freaks.

Amy Anderson said...

Well for once I actually checked the blog, thanks to to the NIV posting on Facebook that led me here. I could potentially come to a dinner on Monday night as well - better than the previous two evenings. Would love the chance to see everyone. But will I find my way back to the blog to see what the final decision is....?

Rev. James M. Leonard said...

Is the ETC Blog Dinner for those associated with the ETC Blog--i.e., Evangelicals?

Or is the dinner conceived as something generally open to all those interested in TC, even those who are not evangelical?

P.J. Williams said...

The invitation is as open as the invitation to comment on the blog.