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Events at the 2011 SLA Annual Conference

Philadelphia, PA, June 13 - 16, 2011

Business Meeting, Reception, & Dinner

The GLBT Issues Caucus Business Meeting of the 2011 SLA Conference and INFO-EXPO will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2:00pm - 3:30pm.

Our special guest speaker will be Ed Hermance owner of Giovanni's Room, the oldest and gay and lesbian bookstore in the country, founded in 1973. The room is not yet set, but is scheduled to be in the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Check the final program once you receive it.

There will be a private reception for caucus members at Giovanni's Room at 7:00pm that evening (June 14).

Giovanni's Room
345 South 12th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Directions from the Convention Center to Giovanni's Room may be found here.

Following the reception, we will have dinner at Mixto Restaurante, 1141 Pine St. It is directly behind Giovanni's Room. Please let Karen McQuillen know if you plan on dining with us.

Foursquare Tour of Philly

We are busy compiling a document for the social media enthusiasts among us. Check back here / the GLBT Issues Caucus Facebook Page for that document and feel free to contact Bacilio Mendez II if you'd like to explore Philly, via Foursquare, with a friend!

Events at the 2010 SLA Annual Conference

New Orleans, LA, June 12-15, 2010

Vampire Tour

Saturday, June 12, 2010 8:15pm

We weren't able to put together a local welcoming party this year but we'd like to do something for the people in town on Saturday night. We'd like to get a group together to take a vampire tour. A description of the tour is below. The cost is $20 for adults and $17 for students/seniors. You can sign up and pay online at (Remember to indicate 6/12 as the day and the Vampire Tour as the location):

http://www.hauntedhistorytours.com/Vampire.htm

When you get your payment confirmation print it off and bring it with you as your ticket. Email Chris Vestal so we can get and idea of who's coming and meet up before the tour.

Description of the tour from its website:

Our famous New Orleans Vampire Tour allows you to enter the dark and mysterious world of the undead. Walk through New Orleans' history and experience the legends of famous New Orleans vampires, real and fictional. Visit sights and locations associated with these creatures of the night, including a visit to a noted Vampire tavern. Are there vampires lurking in the French Quarter? Escape into the night as our offbeat, theatrical New Orleans tour guides provide you with an eerie, chilling yet fun-filled adventure!


Annual Business Meeting

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 2:00PM - 3:30PM

Join GLBTIC for their annual business meeting. The session will start with networking followed by the business meeting. This year's guest speaker, Bea Calvert, from the Newcomb College Center for Research on Women Archives will discuss New Orleans's Drag King Collection and feature a performance by one of the founding Drag Kings.


Annual GLBTIC Dinner

Time: Tuesday, June 15, 2010 5:30PM - 7:30PM
Location: Tujagues, 823 Decatur Street, New Orleans, LA 70116
Links: http://www.tujaguesrestaurant.com/    Google map

Join your fellow GLBTIC members for a No Host Dinner at Tujagues, the second oldest restaurant in New Orleans located in the heart of the French Quarter.

Our menu will include soup, entree (choice of vegetarian, poultry, or either seafood or veal), dessert, coffee, tax, and gratuity. Alcohol is not included.

We'll be using the caucus allotment to subsidize the cost of the dinner so the first 40 people to RSVP for the dinner will only have to pay $33.88.

RSVP for the dinner at http://tinyurl.com/23sqq5m (opens a Google Spreadsheet).

In addition to your RSVP, please pay Chris Vestal in CASH before or during the dinner to receive the discount.


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