OK, this will be the last series of pictures of my Sciblings from the shindig of the past weekend. As you may have noticed, several others have posted their recollections and pictures on their blogs. You can also see some pictures on Flickr and Facebook and please add and tag more if you have them.
I have noticed it several times before, but this is something that really came out in full force at the Meetup as we really feel like an online family – meeting people online can produce real freindships. Then, when you meet offline for the first time after years of cyberchatter, there is nothing else to do but hug and continue the conversation over a beer as if you personally have known each other for year. There is no need to spend any time ‘getting to know’ each other.
In many ways, I know some of my blogfriends better than I know some of my real-life colleagues and acquaintances, as personality and some deeper secrets come out in people’s writings, even if they are really good at concealing those in person. The good thing is that I actually really like all of my Sciblings and meeting them all in person just reinforced this feeling – what a fantastic bunch of people!
And, in addition to them, we got to meet a couple of our readers/commenters on Saturday night which was just so great! Pictures under the fold.
Dave and Greta Munger got to meet Professor Steve Steve:
Interestingly, early on, at Seed offices, Professor Steve Steve met …. another Professor Steve Steve! An impostor! How outrageous. The first Professor Steve Steve said to the second:
– Ha, I am the version 1.0, the original one!
The other one responded:
– That means you are static and I am dynamic…
James Hrynyshyn and Catharine Zivkovic:
David Reeves reads all scienceblogs, but I claim him as MY reader as his research is in chronobiology, so we had plenty to talk about:
And this is one of my favourite new(ish) bloggers (why is she not on SB yet, I don’t know) – Kate Seip:
I hope to meet all of you and more next year!
Come and meet the Sciblings
NYC Meetup – pictures 1
Around NY City
New York City Blogger Meetup – breakfast pictures
New York City Blogger Meetup – brunch pictures
At the Museum
New York City Meetup – Saturday Night Fever
A Bar Around The Clock