Saturday, January 12, 2008

the 2nd Annual (right?!?) Pan-European/International Bollywood Blogger Meetup


The Europeans are at it again. This year's mostly-German-language* Bollywood meetup is scheduled for Munich, March 7-9. I'm going to put the N(orth) A(merican) in "InternatioNAl" and I think others should join me. Chale chalo! All are invited, and, once you make it to Munich, there is a promise of help finding a cheap place to stay (someone's couch, a shared hotel room, etc.) - and a superwow time, of course. The weekend is being planned by Michael, Kaddele, Marco, Maini, Maria, and Babasko. They've already done a ton of work - and I already have very high expectations.

the preliminary schedule
- Friday, March 7th: meet in the afternoon to hang out, blog, chat, do silly stuff, eat, drink. One idea is to catch a Bollywood flick in a Munich cinema in the evening (which might be a problem, since Babasko et al. still have to convince one of the local distributors to play an Indian film, but I have faith they'll come up with something).
- Saturday, March 8: the "Big Day": Typical Bavarian "Weisswurst" breakfast in the morning (my vegetarianism is going on hold), watching (and liveblogging, for those so inclined) a movie during the afternoon, and in the evening the 5th Annual Central European Bollywood Awards (voting will start early February), leading straight to festivities.
- Sunday, March 9: another joint breakfast and then...well, that's it. (But I bet if we asked reeeeally nicely and didn't have planes until later, we could do some sight-seeing, beer-garden visiting, etc.)

The crew has intimated that they have a lot ("and I mean a whole lot," Babasko says) of surprises in store and that this year is going to be even bigger and better than last. I had such fun last year, and the more the merrier. What could be better than a get-together with like-minded souls? Movies are great, but it's people that really make life special.

To folks in my hemisphere, there is again rumbling of a North American meetup. If you're interested in attending or helping plan such a thing, let me know. Wagons ho!

* Fluency in German not required. Friendliness and willingness to be goofy definitely required.

5 comments:

bollywoodfoodclub said...

Beth, if you arrange the North American conference, the Bollywood Food Club will show up! And we will bring snacks.

- Nandini

bollywoodfoodclub said...

Bollywood Food Club will also provide Johnnie Walker.

All the Best!

Siti-ji

Banno said...

Wow, Bollywood in Munich. That promises to be something. Wish I could be there. Here's to lots of goofiness. Have fun.

D'd said...

Just like to say that I really enjoy ur blog and wish with all my heart that I could join u in Munich (would hv been a chance of a lifetime to meet a bunch of fellow bolly-crazy ppl (jst much more articulate than moi :P) )

Stella_1 said...

Hi, I would like to attend the North American Bollwood meetup. If you need any help just ask. I could arrange for some great music!