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Re: SVP: Paleoartist Dinner



---There will be an open bar period for at least an hour and half at
the beginning of the event...

And you've opened this up to all of SVP? In the words of Zephram
Cochrane, "Hot damn!  You're heroic!"

Lee Hall
Paleontology Undergraduate
Museum of the Rockies
Montana State University
Bozeman, MT
lhall@montana.edu
http://sites.google.com/site/leehallpaleo/Home




On Fri, Oct 8, 2010 at 10:13 AM, Mike Habib <habib@jhmi.edu> wrote:
> Greetings all,
>
> Some months ago I announced a paleoartist dinner and meet-and-greet for SVP, 
> for which many of you replied.  I apologize for the silence since, as I have 
> been negotiating a deal at a local restaurant.
>
> We will hold the gathering on Monday, October 11th.  It will be at Las Velas 
> on the Market Square starting at 7:30.  The deal they are giving us has 
> turned out to be particularly good, however, so I am opening the event to all 
> comers from SVP.  They can accommodate about 120 people.  The restaurant will 
> be closed to the public and reserved for SVP.  There will be an open bar 
> period for at least an hour and half at the beginning of the event, possibly 
> longer (working on details now) and light food (unlimited, though).  If you 
> want a heavier meal that evening, there are several excellent places to get a 
> large meal on the square, and then join us at the restaurant.  It is walkable 
> from the conference locality.
>
> There will be a table reserved for paleoartists to place out any work they 
> wish to share; if you will have prints for sale at the meeting feel free to 
> bring samples to the gathering at Las Velas.  We are also planning a special 
> toast to Owen Lovejoy, who we hope to have in attendance as a guest of honor. 
>  The owners of the restaurant are also interested in doing a paleontology 
> theme for a new wing of the Children's Hospital here in Pittsburgh, and will 
> be interested to talk about the possibility of visuals with artists in 
> attendance.
>
> I would also like to have a more quiet sit-down with just the artists crowd 
> (I have noted all the RSVPs so far) at some point; we can meet on Monday 
> prior to the gathering at Las Velas, or later in the meeting.  My apartment 
> is relatively local to the meeting and museum, as well, and so the 
> possibility for a quiet meet and greet with drinks is possible there during 
> one of the evenings or subsequent to the event for anyone staying after SVP.
>
> I know many of you are on your way, or already in Pittsburgh.  If you want to 
> reach me at short notice (likely given my short notice to begin with) you can 
> call me at the number listed below in my signature; it is a cellular phone.
>
> Cheers,
>
> --Mike Habib
>
>
> Michael Habib
> Assistant Professor of Biology
> Chatham University
> Woodland Road, Pittsburgh PA  15232
> Buhl Hall, Room 226A
> mhabib@chatham.edu
> (443) 280-0181
>