Monday, June 2, 2008

KC tweetup


(photo courtesy of @riebschlager)


Kansas City twitterers got together for our maiden happy hour (in Twitterspeak "tweetup") last Friday night. Having conversed over Twitter for months, Friday evening's tweetup was the first time for most of us to meet each other IRL.

It all started with the following tweet from @QueenofSpain:




After a few more tweets looking for a sponsor, Barkley came through. And a week later, we were enjoying each other's company at the first KC tweetup! Mark Logan (@mlogan) and Celeste Lindell (@average_jane) hosted the primordial event at Barkley's Mile High Club and Rooftop Deck. Thank you, Barkley! Celeste, a special mia cuppa to you for your efforts on pulling off a fun evening with such short notice!

About 50 Kansas City locales along with our special guest, power blogger Erin Kotecki (@queenofspain), discussed interactive trends, swapped shop talk and enjoyed putting real faces with twitter ids.

Mingling with other social media passionates was the highlight of the evening for me. It's great to see the interactive pulse is beating strong in the heartland. Youngest and most adorable KC twitterer attending goes to @tatertini hands down.

Here's a partial list of attendees from the RSVP tweets received (I'll add to, as ids come my way):
mlogan
average_jane
QueenofSpain
tatertini
3rdmartini
rabbittini
banky
adamcoomes
joeysvenska
myspyderweb
eH
twig1gy
caylorb
aquariusmoon
worleygirl
cadykansas
jpgardner
mglundgren
kaylovesmusic
marypace
wrytir
katematlock
pprlisa
riebschlager
maryhand
steveruschill
silverzippo
diabolicalpnthr
zenaweist


If you are interested in attending the next KC tweetup (looking for a sponsor as well), please let me know.

10 comments:

Jeremy Fuksa: Creative Generalist said...

@3rdmartini here. I brought along my wife, @rabbittini, and my son, @tatertini.

There's also a list of tweetup attendees happening over on my blog.

http://blog.3rdmartini.com/kansas-city-tweetup-a-big-success/

Justin Gardner said...

Thanks again for helping organize this. I had a lot of fun meeting everybody and am definitely looking forward to the next time.

I wonder if anybody would be interested in starting up a Ning for KC Twitters. Seems like Twitter isn't enough to sustain our conversations going forward.

cheers,
@jpgardner

Hillary said...

Hey Zena et al! I had a blast putting faces to names. My twitter id is misspelled on your list. It's actually @twig1gy with a number one in between the g's. :)

Let's do it again sometime!

Paula Hawk said...

I couldn't make it, but I certainly hope to make the next one! Looks like you guys had an absolutely blast!! Weather was much better than it is now, too ;)

@hawksdomain :)

Uncle Rico said...

@silverzippo = Simon Kuo. Great fun, thanks for organizing!!! I really enjoyed meeting everyone--and who knew that we'd get to enjoy a rooftop party, drink flights of wine AND get to hear a death-metal comedy duo all during the same evening?

American Copywriter said...

Sorry to have missed it! @americopywriter

Meghan said...

@diabolicalpnthr -- I just wanna know where that fabulous salsa came from. I couldn't stay away from the food...

It was a great time. We definitely need to do it again.

@joeysvenska said...

Thanks again to you and Celeste for getting this rolling. I had a blast and look forward to future Tweet-Ups.

Oh yeah, Bill Graziano, the founder of SQLTeam.com was also in attendance.

Ed said...

Man, now I'm even MORE bummed I couldn't make it. Looks like an awesome group!
-@EdRoberts

Mark Salinas said...

Your site is a fun read!