An invitation

Dear Readers,

On July 22nd at 7:30pm, I will be at Dallas’s in NYC. Katiebabs tells me it’s a great place and perfect for our purposes, which is a reader – author jamboree. I hear they have great food at reasonable prices, tasty BBQ and yummy margaritas. They also won’t raise a brow if we’re a little rowdy and raucous.

This is an open invitation to anyone who lives in the NYC area or will be in the vicinity on July 22. This is open to authors, readers, aspiring authors, pretty much anyone who wants to show up and eat BBQ and drink margaritas with us. If you bring your copy of Grimspace along, I will happily sign it.

To sum up, you are invited to:

The author-reader BBQ rendezvous

When: July 22
Time: 7:30pm
Where: Dallas BBQ (Times Square)
241 West 42 Street
Located between 7th and 8th Avenues

I’ll make sure to get there early, so you won’t ask for our table and the servers will be like, huh?

If you think you might come, post a comment here. I need to get a headcount so I have a rough idea of how big a table to ask for! Hope to see you there.

Ann Aguirre
Ann M
Liz Maverick

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28 Responses to An invitation

  1. Christine says:

    TEXAS-Sized Margaritas! MMmmm… looking forward to the rendez-vous! :cool:

  2. katiebabs says:

    And the will also put extra shots in your margarits if you ask :D
    ohh BBQ rendezvous sounds scandalous! :cool:

  3. Ann Aguirre says:

    I edited the post because I liked that name better! BBQ rendezvous is awesome.

  4. stacey agdern says:

    I’ll be there :) Very much looking forward to it.

    Stacey Agdern(writer/bookseller at Posman books located at grand central terminal on the other side of 42nd street ;)

  5. Cynthia Eden says:

    Oh, I wish I could be there–sounds like a great time!! :lol: Will you drink a margarita for me?

  6. Ann Aguirre says:

    Stacey, did we have breakfast one morning in the green room at RT? I was with Jeri Smith-Ready.

    Anyhow, I’m glad you’re coming! I think it’ll be way fun.

  7. Christine says:

    Ooo la la. Rendezvous it is. :wink:

  8. Megan says:

    Hey! I’m gonna try to make it! I’ll be back home in Brooklyn by then, hopefully I can sneak out for some fun.

  9. stacey agdern says:


    yes we did :) i wasn’t sure if you’d remember(rt was full of many people, not to mention how early breakfast was..)

    since then i’ve read the fabulousness that is grimspace *grins*

    i’m definitely looking forward to the rendezvous! And yes, I can vouch for the hugeness that is the Texas sized margarita ;)


  10. Ann Aguirre says:

    Stacey, I’m glad you enjoyed it! And of course I remember.

    Megan, we’d love to see you there. It should be lots of fun.

  11. Mariana says:

    Yeah, ribs! Count me in.

  12. Ann M. says:

    I’ll have to think about it. I normally don’t come into the City by myself at night. Semi-whimp here. When it gets closer I’ll give you a firm yes or no. I’m tempted.

    Although I will have the pleasure of getting you to sign my brand new book bag in SF at the RWA author signing.

  13. Christine says:

    Ann M. :: I’ll most likely be taking NJ Transit train in on the Raritan Valley line. If you are coming from NJ and want to travel with me, send me an email via the address on my blogger profile.

  14. Ocy says:

    Arg, I’d love to go. Sadly, it’s a little too much of a hike for me to get out there. You’ll have to let me know when you come out to Canada, Ann!

  15. Maria Lokken says:

    Hi Ann – Ribs, NYC, and great company – count us in. Both Marisa and I will be there.

  16. Ann Aguirre says:

    Awesome! I have some good news, ladies.

    I’ve lined up some beefcake. A friend who inspired a hero in one of my books is going to be there!

    He says: “Hell ya, I’ll be here. That’s like 5 blocks from my job.”

    So if anybody ever wanted to meet the man who inspired Ash in Guide, this is your chance. (Bev will be so jealous!)

  17. Christine says:

    Beefcake? With frosting? :eek: :wink:

  18. katiebabs says:

    Now I have to eat politely and no slurping. :lol:

    I posted about our night on my blog also :mrgreen:

  19. Ann Aguirre says:

    The way our numbers are climbing, I think I’m going to need to do a party reservation. They ask you to pick the menu (I hope we can just order whatever we want when we’re there) but should I go for:
    Chicken / Rib combo
    Chicken/ rib / shrimp combo
    Super combo with pina colada

    Side dish = fries, baked potato, rice

    I lean toward saying Chicken / rib / shrimp because that covers the basis. And doesn’t everyone like fries?


    Hopefully, this is just to get us a table, and we can still just order whatever. I think the contract just guarantees they’ll have a table for a party this size.

  20. Liz Maverick says:

    Hey Ann,

    I’m not going to be at RWA National so I’m extra-looking-forward to hanging with everyone. Count me in.



  21. Maria Lokken says:

    Ann – the party combo is big. I think what you’ve decided will work just fine. And who doesn’t like fries? I mean you could fry cardboard and it would taste goo.

  22. dd03 says:

    I’m so very jealous! Glad y’all get to meet each other…but *le sigh*

  23. Maya says:

    I don’t live in NYC. How do you feel about coming to Toronto? *g*

  24. Julia says:

    I’m holding out for you to come to (move to/ be sucked in by) Seattle/ the PNW! Aw, you guys have fun!

  25. Renee L says:

    cool! I’ve never met any of you, but since it’s just down the street from me…

  26. A.Lau says:


    Longtime lurker, but I’m close to NYC. I’ll come!

  27. Aw, man, I’m envious! Have fun, you all, and Ann, I’ll see you soon. :mrgreen:

  28. Megan says:

    Hey, thanks again for the opportunity to hang with such fun, lovely women. It was nice to meet you in person, not just on blog.

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