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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

PubCon Drinking Game - See you in Vegas!

If you have been to PubCon before, you already know that one of the most valuable things you can do is buy a beer for someone else. That is the best way to get to know someone and the Bars are where most of the best action goes down. (If you are a newbie, read my Tips for PubCon.)

So if you want to play a drinking game that can do more for you than simply kill some brain cells, try this one. For every person that you buy a drink for, you get a point. You get multiple points awarded for the people listed below. If you are attending PubCon, feel free to post your name in the Comments with your favorite drink and you will officially be worth 1 point for the PubCon Drinking Game. If you think I am leaving some people out of the Multiple Point Lists, let me know.

5 Points:

Greg Boser
Todd Freisen
Danny Sullivan
Brett Tabke
Tim Mayer
Jennifer Slegg
Matt Cutts
Jeremy Schoemaker
Dave Naylor
Rand Fishkin
Adam Lasnik
John Battelle
Guy Kawasaki
Eric Ward

3 Points:

Dana Todd
Barry Schwartz
Elisabeth Archambault
Joe Morin
Jake Baillie
Andy Beal
Daniel Boberg
Andy Hagans
Aaron Wall
Michael Gray
Todd Malicoat
Loren Baker
Philipp Lenssen
Greg Niland
Christine Churchill
Andrew Goodman
Greg Jarboe
Detlev Johnson
Stephanie Leffler
Heather Lloyd-Martin
Barbara Coll

2 Points:

Nathaniel Broughton
Bill Slawski
Deepak Kaushik
Jeff Coyle
Adam Jewell
Bryan Rahn
Greg Hartnett
Kris Farmer
Brant Bukowsky
Jessica Bowman
Lawrence Coburn
Bob Kopsell
Dan Meister

Note: It is not confirmed that all of these people will be attending, but it is likely most will be at the Vegas PubCon. I also know I left a lot of great, knowledgeable people out of the list, but I got tired of typing. But please leave Comments with people that I missed as well as yourself (and don't forget to include your favorite drink). Most points wins so get to drinkin'.


  • At 3:33 PM, Anonymous said…

    Don't forget Dan and Bob.

    "Waitress, please bring us 20 Irish Car Bombs."

    - Nine Fine Irishmen in 2004

  • At 5:56 PM, Caydel said…

    How do I get on the list? I would love people to buy me drinks for point! :P

  • At 6:02 PM, Aaron Shear said…

    Your easiest target is Joe Morin!

    The car bomb joke is funny since I am well known for buying those at the pubcon. The link connector staff wanted to kill me.

  • At 9:06 PM, Matt P said…

    "How do I get on the list?"

    It says to include your name and favorite drink.

    I will take a Goose and Red Bull.

  • At 10:04 AM, markus941 said…

    Oooooh, I want to play.

    I'll be staying at Harrah's so a Bass Ale, but if you see me @ New York New York it's an Irish bomb all the way.

    Nice "drinkbait" post by the way.

  • At 11:38 PM, Todd said…

    Thanks for the laugh. Drinks at an SEO show are likely the BEST ROI you'll likely ever get anywhere.

    If anyone can buy Matt more than an a soda though, they should automatically be crowned champion:)

    LINK to everyone you mentioned, and you have linkbait extraordinaire:)

  • At 6:29 PM, pixelpunk said…

    Aaron Wall only gets 3 points?

    Grey Goose and Bull for me as well.

  • At 9:52 AM, Everett said…

    Everett Sizemore - Vodka Redbull if I look tired and Beer if I look wired.

  • At 11:22 PM, Teli said…

    Since this will be my first PubCon Vegas, I'm looking to meet as many people as possible...

    My drink of choice? Sex on the Beach. (I'm a cocktail girl.)

    Locale? Sleeping @ Treasure Island, otherwise, wherever the people are. :)

  • At 9:43 AM, Chris Hooley said…

    I feel like a dork, but I attend about 5-6 conferences a year and I still only know half those names. Granted, this is my first PubCon...

    The recent conferences I have attended have been a little strange too, where those names on the list that I do know are being mobbed the whole time like they are in a boy band or something.

    Anyways- I'll take that Gray Goose and Red Bull all week, and will be buying them for virtually anybody who even reaches a 10 foot radius of me! Remember that, and come mug me to cash in if you see me.

    FYI- to collect your free drinks, run up on anybody who looks like this and tell them Chris Hooley is the totally awesomest dude you have ever seen. Free drinks on the spot guaranteed!

  • At 10:49 AM, Scott Hendison said…

    This is pretty funny! Great idea, and nice link bait too. How many points are YOU worth?

    Oh yeah, I like any micro brew while it's still light outside, and it's hard to top a Grey Goose and Red Bull after dark.

  • At 2:50 PM, IncrediBILL said…

    If you decide to put me on the list next year, give them 50 points if they can still stand vertically and walk after drinking with me as I put the hurt on a couple of people at PubCon.

    Guess not everyone can handle 124 proof whiskey...


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