Launch party for Immortal at Splash Ultra Lounge

In the interest of getting the important stuff out of the way first, there will be a party to celebrate the official release of Immortal (did you get your copy yet? Order it here) on October 22 at 7 PM at Splash Ultra Lounge.  Splash is at 150 Kneeland Street in Boston’s Leather District, not far from South Station.

Other details: no cover charge; food will be served; cash bar; 21+ only.

All are welcome!  The only thing I ask is that you RSVP so I can get a decent head-count beforehand.  The best way to do that is to follow THIS LINK to the Facebook event page.  The second best way is to email me at [email protected] and let me know you’re coming.

Funny story

If you’d asked me two weeks ago– and you may have– if I was going to have a release party, I would’ve said no, because I don’t have any kind of budget for it right now.  And this is still true.

But you may recall a while back my blogging about visiting networking events in order to both promote the upcoming release and to improve my overall networking skills.  One of these events was held by the Boston Networking Club, something wife Deb found out about via LinkedIn.  That event was held at Splash, and as it happens they had a jar near the entrance for business cards.  I put mine in there, not even knowing what the prize would be were my card to be drawn.

So last week, as I was sweating out the final days before Immortal‘s release (in which I became convinced– not without reason– that the release would simply not happen on schedule and months of promotion was about to go right down the toilet) I got a call informing me I had won a free party at Splash for myself and “twenty friends.”

This was simply impossible, of course.  The only time I had ever won anything before was when someone was trying to sell me a time-share.  And given my historically bad luck leading up to this point– I half-expect to get hit by a car soon just to balance out the scales– it was ridiculous to think that at the very moment in my life when I absolutely needed to throw a party, a complimentary hosted, catered event would drop out of the sky and land in my lap.

So I was thinking the flaw was in that “twenty friends” part of the deal.  Surely the cost per person above twenty was the land mine I was expecting.

But no.  The answer was there is no additional cost.  They just need to know the total number of people expected so they can plan accordingly.

I know; I can’t believe this either.

Incidentally

If you’re coming– and you are, dammit– you should know that the way Splash makes their money at these things is at the bar.  Seriously pricey drinks.

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  1. Julie Johnson on October 3, 2010 at 11:45 am

    Sounds like a great party and what a funny story how it all turned out. Such serendipity! The Writing Gods must have been smiling on you that day!(And I’m sure they don’t have any tricks up their sleeves, it will all go well!)

    Hope you have a great time!
    Julie Johnson

  2. katmagendie on October 3, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Well, sure wish I lived close enough to come to this event! Have fun and good luck! Sounds like so much fun.

  3. genedoucette on October 3, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I know; this is one of those times where the networking across the world through twitter and facebook becomes less of a cool thing. Lots of people who might want to show up for something like this simply can’t. I just hope we get a decent turnout.

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