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Blogger lunch at the 50th ATA Conference November 18, 2009

Posted by Jill (@bonnjill) in ATA, Random musings, Translation Sites.

We had a really good turnout for our second annual blogger lunch, which offered bloggers and readers a chance to sit down and get to know each other during lunch on the first day. This year it was a little difficult to get everyone together, because I was unfamiliar with the layout of the hotel. Luckily I had specified the restaurant, The Stage Deli, ahead of time, so four readers were already there when we got there.

We had a total of 18 people attend our blogger lunch. Corinne McKay of Thoughts on Translation, Judy Jenner of Translation Times, Riccardo Schiaffino from About Translation, Tom Ellett of The Wor(l)d-Weary Translator, and Eve Lindemuth Bodeux of the Speaking of Translation podcast represented the bloggers. We had quite a few readers join us as well. I am not able to list you all, but I am so glad you all could join us. Unfortunately we weren’t able to all sit together, but I hope everyone enjoyed talking to those at their table.

The food was good. I had really looked forward to trying one of their famous monster sandwiches and taking the second half back to the hotel for later, but since the hotel didn’t offer a refrigerator in the room that wasn’t an option. I decided to order a bowl of matzoh ball soup and a half a corned beef sandwich instead, which was just right. We also really enjoyed the kosher dill pickles they served. I hope you all enjoyed yourselves as much as I did.



1. Susanne Aldridge III - November 18, 2009

I wish someone had reminded me, I thought it was on Friday…

2. Natalia - November 22, 2009

You can see the back of my head on the third picture!!! =P

I had a great time, and it was nice to meet you. I wished we could all sit together so we could talk a bit more. Maybe next year.


3. jillsommer - November 22, 2009

Natalia, I have a photo of the front of you as well. I had to decide which one to post and liked that one better. I can send it to you if you’d like…

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