Announcing Leaguefest 2014: Washington, DC May 30 – June 1


Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. Avatar North says:

    Crickey, two days after my birthday no less. I shall begin sweet talking the husband.Report

  2. Avatar Glyph says:

    Who’s Al?Report

  3. Avatar Damon says:

    The cherry blossom festival is March 20 through April 13. Assuming the weather is nice, that’s the best time to go. It’s liable to be hotter and stickier in June.

    Maybe I’ll come down and spout random libertarian and anarchist phrases just to piss off yall 🙂Report

  4. Avatar Maribou says:

    I told Jaybird that I was going to be too exhausted to go anywhere, even for Leaguefest, but he should go, and he said, “I’m only going if that’s when they send me to Annapolis,” ’cause he’s exhausted too.

    Of course, if they DO send him to Annapolis, we’ll probably both come, because I’ll be lonely….

    *dreaming of teleporters*Report

  5. Avatar Burt Likko says:

    Damn I wish I could be there. It would be a big stretch this year for me, unfortunately. Mrs. Likko and I are taking a week to ourselves out of town, only two weeks before this for our tenth anniversary.Report

  6. It’s looking like I’ll at least be able to make it down for Saturday’s festivities, though I probably won’t be able to make it Friday night.Report

  7. Avatar NewDealer says:

    Damn it Tod!

    I was going to post the Magnetic Fields song.Report

  8. Avatar Reformed Republican says:

    Hmmm . . . I might have to try to make it this year. I will have to see if I can make the financials work.Report

  9. I so wish it were possible.

    I so doubt it will be.Report

  10. Avatar Will Truman says:

    Likelihood is exceptionally good that we will be there.Report

  11. Avatar Miss Mary says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to DC… 🙂Report

  12. Avatar aaron david says:

    So, after DC, it should move around to the Bay Area, right? Right???

    Sadly, I don’t think I can make this one, in other words.Report

    • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to aaron david says:

      Bay Area sounds good to me. Anybody up for a wine-tasting-themed LeagueFest, with some hiking in Muir Woods and a baseball game at the most beautiful park in the world as extras?Report

    • Avatar Tod Kelly in reply to aaron david says:

      Sorry to hear that, both of you guys.

      It was actually hitting me that one of these times I should should do it in Portland, where I can host a big dinner and even some rooms fro people. Would you guys be able to get that far north, or is it kind of Bay or bust for you two>Report

      • Avatar Mike Schilling in reply to Tod Kelly says:

        Actually, Portland would be very doable, though if half what I hear is true, I’d have to pry myself away from Powell’s to spend time with the rest of you.Report

      • Avatar greginak in reply to Tod Kelly says:

        west coast would be great.Report

      • Avatar Aaron david in reply to Tod Kelly says:

        Portland in doable, and one of my oldest friends lives there, so bonus!Report

      • Avatar Miss Mary in reply to Tod Kelly says:

        Portland!!! Except, I go there several times a week, so I wouldn’t get my traveling fix… Oh well, Portland!!!!Report

      • Avatar Maribou in reply to Tod Kelly says:

        Portland would also be swell for us, and don’t worry, Mike, we can hang out at Powell’s together.

        (Once, before I knew Tod and Knitting Niki, a friend and I drove from Seattle to Portland and back, as a day trip, in a rainstorm, just to spend a few hours at Powell’s. We also ate at that pizza place across the street. That is the extent of my Portland experience. Oh wait, no, there was also the very weird morning I spent at a Greyhound station there… Anyway, it would be AWESOME to have a LeagueFest where Tod can cook for us :).)Report

      • Avatar Miss Mary in reply to Tod Kelly says:

        Roco’s Pizza!!! They had the best vegan pizza EVER! Although, Pizza Go-Go is a close second, but it’s not downtown. Anyway, Roco’s isn’t there any more! It’s a different pizza place now. I haven’t had it yet. There is a great comic book shop right around the corner, too. Not that I ever spend any time at Powell’s or anything… I just happen to know all of the surrounding businesses…Report

  13. Avatar Anne says:

    Wish I could but we will be picking up my husbands kiddos for the summer right about then and well they take precedence. Would really love to get back to DC How about out in the Midwest one year Oklahoma anyone Tod you could visit your sister. Or Louisville then I could meet Mike D and get to visit my sisterReport

    • Avatar Tod Kelly in reply to Anne says:

      @anne “my husbands kiddos… take precedence.”

      Over us? You clearly need to re-prioritize your life.

      Oh! And I head to OKC in April. Want to recommend a bar in OKC proper I should try? Kind of want to get out of Norman some night.Report

      • Avatar Anne in reply to Tod Kelly says:

        I shall have no one before myTOD 🙂

        Let me know when in April and I can come up with a few ideas. You want just a bar or some place with food as well? Would love to get to see you if that is possibleReport

  14. Avatar Mike Dwyer says:

    I am going to try very, very hard to make it to this one. Wife will not be attending because school will still be in session until mid-June (snow days have REALLY piled up this year). I have been told that I must submit a budget to the finance committee and they will give their approval based on available funding. Of course, the committee only consists of one person who just happens to be going to New Orleans with her girlfriends when said school year ends so…I can always play that card.

    As for the move eastward, let’s face it folks, the east coast is the best coast. With that said, I would welcome a trip to Portland. Once that trip is complete, having also been to Portland, ME, I can finally and truthfully sing the words to my favorite song,

    “I’ve traveled o’er this country wide seeking fortune fair
    Up and down the two coast lines I’ve traveled everywhere
    From Portland East to Portland West back along the line

    I’m going now to the place that’s best that old hometown of mine

    Eight more miles and Louisville will come into my view
    Eight more miles on this old road and I’ll never more be blue
    I knew some day that I’d come back I knew it from the start
    Eight more miles to Louisville the hometown of my heart

    There’s bound to be a gal somewhere that you like best of all
    Mine lives down in Louisville she’s long and she is tall
    But she’s the kind that you can’t find a traveling through the land
    I’m on my way this very day to win her heart and hand

    Now I can picture in my mind a place we’ll call our home
    A humble little hut for two we’ll never want to roam
    The place that’s right for that love sight is in those bluegrass hills
    Where gently flows the Ohio by a place called Louisville”

  15. Avatar Murali says:

    Well, if you go even further east, you can have it in Singapore.Report

  16. Avatar Philip H says:

    As a DC resident – I’m happy to volunteer for the Steering/Beering Committee.Report