Wonkers from around the vast Pacific Northwest region -- but really mostly just Seattle and this one guy who drove in from Boise -- gathered over the weekend for conversation, beer, and attempting to hear each other over the karaoke enthusiasts. Yr Doktor Zoom actually made it this year, thanks in large part to deciding not to attempt the trip in Vlad the Impala.


The Drinky Thing was attended by any number of fine human beings, including those depicted above! Left to right we have Lionel Hutz, Esq's an unidentified left elbow, Emmellem, a woman in a Triumph motorcycles shirt who said she doesn't comment and whose name we misplaced, Wile E. Quixote, and SaveThisPatient, who escaped the hellish nightmare of Britain's good medical system so he could know the joys of freedom. On the table is one of the door prizes, a book reviewed right here on Wonkette! (Protip: "Door Prizes" are a great way to get rid of stuff that's cluttering up your apartment!)

Are there more photos? Thanks to the quick iPhone handling of longtime reader BoatofVelociraptors, there are!

The blurry bald guy at the end of the table is Yr Doktor Zoom, the pensive woman with the interlaced fingers is Big SkullF***ing Dog, and we wish we had taken better notes on who else was there. (By "better" we mean "any.") Identify yourselves in the comments!

Here is a coup being plotted, or maybe something more convivial. Drinky Thing organizer extraordinaire Weejee is in the center and Lionel Hutz, Esq. has rejoined his elbow on the right, and we are completely blanking on the other gentleman because NO ONE SHOULD EVER TRUST US TO REMEMBER NAMES EVER GOD WE SUCK, SORRY! (Update, thanks to Weejee: behalo'd person on the left is nounverb911, and Yr Dok Zoom is still hanging his head in shame)

This one is as blurry as several Wonketteers by around 11:00! We are completely off the hook for names on this one!

There were door prizes, winners determined by creative answers to actual end-of-section questions in Hugh Pyle's immortal classic (and eventual prize itself) Sex, Love, & Romance: Sex Education from the Bible (For example, "What is the probable similarity between the painted faces of heathen tribal dancers and the painted faces of rock stars?" Answer: "Satan") Some people who didn't win books got little plastic Ponies instead! Big SkullF***ing Dog got Pinkie Pie, and here she (the pony) is facedown in an empty beer glass!

Also, we understand someone accidentally walked off with Wile E. Quixote's hard-won copy of World History And Cultures in Christian Perspective, so maybe you all could sort that out in the comments?

So that was a heck of a thing there! Fun was had! No one was arrested! Yr Doktor Zoom is especially grateful to the good folks who covered his tab, and to all the awesome folks who bought him a jerb! We could really get into this whole blogstar lifestyle -- next time, let's go trash our room in the Travelodge! This Seattle thing has happened twice now, so dare we call it a tradition?

The official Wonk Your Brains Out Midwest Southwest Orgy & World Tour is on the way any day now as Yr Editrix hits the road in her new used Prius that she isn't sure she trusts (we hear they all wobble like that on the freeway, though).

Also, we would just like to let Portland-area Wonkegonians know that we would not turn down the opportunity to come to a second reader-organized event in the Northwest this summer, and maybe we could even remember a notebook to write names in for godssake, not that we are inviting ourselves to an event that we just demanded you organize, or anything like that. Get on it, people!

Doktor Zoom

Doktor Zoom's real name is Marty Kelley, and he lives in the wilds of Boise, Idaho. He is not a medical doctor, but does have a real PhD in Rhetoric. You should definitely donate some money to this little mommyblog where he has finally found acceptance and cat pictures. He is on maternity leave until 2033. Here is his Twitter, also. His quest to avoid prolixity is not going so great.

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