The Invasion Of The Penguins
Penguins Invade Avitaween! – photo by Bellaventa
Crash landed – photo by renagerie
Avitaween is one of the premier annual blogging events [the other one I’ve been to is TequilaCon] and this was my first time attending.
As you can see from the first photos, my wife and I attended this event as penguins. Think “March Of The Penguins” with alcohol and other invaders.
“I don’t need a fish.. I need a drink” – photo by renagerie
“Beam Me Up, Mindy” – photo by renagerie
The party was a huge success, with Adam doing so much to put it all together. I can’t thank him enough for the great job and massive effort he went through. Also, there were so many cool people there – some of which I hadn’t met before. I’ve previously posted a photo of meeting Hilly for the first time, but I also got to meet Becky – hellohahanarf. Becky and I have been wanting to meet for some time. And we finally did.
Look at how happy we are now that we’ve met.. well, we’ve both had alcohol, too
And of course, I got to meet up with Dave from Blogography again. Always a pleasure to meet up with the King of the PRB.
King.. meet Penguin.
The Best of the Rest
Adam also had a wall of photos of people’s vacation photos with “reported sightings” This is the one I sent in of Reba and I at Rockefeller Center in NYC.
Who knew that the aliens had invaded NYC. Never seen that before
Click here to view the Alien Sighting photo set.
And for those that want to see all photos, here’s the entire Flickr photo stream for Avitaween ’09
Can’t wait for next year.
Always dapper and ready for a photo op in the studio
As Adam pointed out in the comments, there were studio photos that were taken during the Avitaween party. Here’s the link to the entire set of studio photos.
meeting you (and the wonderful reba!) certainly was a highlight of my avitaween adventure.
now, when can we get together again?
No one can carry off a penguin suit quite like you dear Marty! 😉
So glad you had heaps of fun!!
You and Reba are super awesomesauce plus the big cherry on top! I love how cute you two were in your penguin costumes and how sweet you two were in real life. 🙂
Is it time for Avitaween again? Woot!
Great pictures! I am still jealous that I didn’t get to go and especially didn’t get to meet you two this year. WAH.
hellohahanarf – Oh, if I had lots of free time and endless amount of travel funds, I would show up this weekend. But I think we’ll have to plan a later time. But soon…
penelope – I think I’m part penguin, which makes wearing the costume a natural thing.
hilly – Thank you, Hilly. I’ve gushed about how cool it was to meet you for the first time. When you called out my name when I walked into the party, I did the male version of “squee!” (did I just say that out loud?)
ren – Only 345 more days to Avitaween (or something like that). TequilaCon will most likely be the next time we’ll meet up, unless the stars align themselves for a day or two for me to be in Vegas next month.
sybil law – Someday, you and I will meet and we’ll drink all of these others under the fucking table. Then everyone else will be jealous. he he
You and your wife are SO CUTE! I love those costumes! Where did you ever find them?
It was so great to meet you at the party! Those costumes were so cute!
I love the Rockefeller Center pic. Really well done mate.
I think I’d like to wear a penguin suit for Halloween. Not only does it keep you warm, but you don’t have to loosen your belt after drinking/eating too much. =O
Those were great costumes – did you see the set of studio photos too? http://www.flickr.com/photos/avitable/sets/72157622631307671/
kilax – Thanks, Kim. We found them at a local store here in Utah called ShopKo. As soon as we saw them, we knew what we were going to Avitaween as.
lisa – Thank you Lisa.. and it was very nice to meet you as well.
kevin – Thank you. That trip to NYC was great. Rockefeller Center was awesome.
nilsa – You know, I enjoyed the “don’t have to loosen your belt after drinking” the penguin costume gave me. I made sure I drank enough for that.
avitable – Thanks. And thank you for adding the link. I had thought I added that at the end. Those studio photos were a great thing. Thanks to you and Mew for providing that… and of course, the entire party. Can’t wait for 2010.