This year, I've heard that more people than usual are coming for minister days and not sticking it out for GA.
Would it make sense to have our blogger dinner (usually on Friday night) on, like, Wednesday night instead? That would have to be lateish, perhaps too late. But it would be awesome to try to have hangout time that could include the people who are leaving early.
Failing that, do some of y'all want to find a quiet bar for Wednesday night? Last year we had this blogger-dinner-afterparty where we sat up until two in the morning discussing lots of topics I don't remember other than one blogger telling me that he/she would like to make out with another blogger. (Your secret is safe with me beyond that.)
It was way, way awesome.
I haven't planned a blogger dinner yet, and if nobody else wants to, I'm happy to do it this year. But some input on the timing would be helpful...