Looks like the gang's getting started at the Tangerine Patio of the Annabella Hotel, and we've got the live Ustream feed here so you can hang out virtually!
If you're in the Anaheim area, swing by to say hello to the gang, and we've got prizes and giveaways from Upper Deck, Steelseries, WoWTCGLoot.com, Swagdog, and Creative Labs in addition to guests, a (we hope functional) kitchen and a cash bar! We may be able to give prizes away to virtual attendees as well, so hang tight. More updates will follow throughout the evening.
UPDATE: Yup, audio's lousy, we're working on it. Turpster apparently has another microphone. Now if only we could find Turpster...
Additional notes and updates beyond the cut.
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UPDATE (11:29 PM EST/8:29 PM PST): Some technical issues so the broadcast is currently off, but the reader meet-up itself is in full swing. Oh, and let us know if you find Turpster anywhere, because otherwise I have the sneaking suspicion he's going to wake up on a cargo ship halfway across the Pacific.
UPDATE (11:34 PM EST/8:34 PM PST): Back on!
11:42 PM EST: Daniel Whitcomb: Sacco...I love you, you're my main man...I miss you like flowers in winter miss the sun.*
Yeah, you guys aren't blitzed AT ALL.
11:58PM: Vincent Caso (Bladezz) from The Guild is here talking to our Ustream commenters!
12:02 AM: Liz just confirmed that Felicia Day is also there! Adam's going to go try to get her on-camera for you guys.
12:04 AM: For those keeping track, Mike Schramm, Robin Torres, Daniel Whitcomb, Alex Ziebart, Adam Holisky, Turpster, and Elizabeth Harper have all appeared on-camera so far.
12:09 AM: Commenters are clamoring for Jeff Lewis (Vork), spotted talking to Mike Schramm.
12:11 AM: Zach Yonzon on camera!
12:12 AM: Just as Jeff Lewis (Vork) and Robin Thorsen (Clara) appear we lag. Grrrr.
12:14 AM: Felicia Day, Jeff Lewis, and Robin Thorsen! To answer your question, right now we have 1668 viewers of the stream.
12:15 AM: Sandeep Parikh (Zaboo) on-camera!
12:19 AM: 1707 viewers and still climbing. Heh, anytime someone from The Guild is on, our Ustream chatters go nuts.
12:23 AM: DO NOT ASK TURPSTER TO STRIP. REPEAT, DO NOT ASK TURPSTER TO STRIP.
12:27 AM: I was up waaaay late the other night and have to hit the sack, but the meet-up is still going strong. We'll have a recap for you guys later!
*Quote may have been taken out of context and provoked by a Ustream reader request.