Introducing the 2009 version of the Lotusphere Bloggers Boat Race (no boat required)

The last few years Warren has coordinated the Lotusphere Bloggers Boat Race. Unfortunately since Disney replaced the Swan Pedal boats with electric boats it has not been much of a race (and really I am not just saying this because I beached my boat last year!) Over dinner last summer at Collaboration University, Warren and I were discussing this when a new idea was born-  The “Lotusphere Blogger Open”.  It will be 18 holes of Miniature golf at Disney’s Fantasia Gardens Miniature Golf course which is in walking distance of the Swan and Dolphin. Since Mini Golf is a bit different logistically then a boat race we are planning on holding the event on Thursday evening following the Closing Session. The idea would be to have groups of four or five starting around 5:30, and wrapping up in time to let people head off to dinner or whatever plans you might have for Thursday night. We will have more details and a site to register up soon. For now if you are interested in participating please drop a comment here, so we can have an idea how many people to plan for. (remember you don’t have to be a blogger to participate) If you are a Lotus Exhibitor as in years past you will be hit up on the show floor to provide some prizes for the event, but if you are interested in sponsoring the event, or offering up any prizes get in touch with me please.

23 Responses to Introducing the 2009 version of the Lotusphere Bloggers Boat Race (no boat required)
  1. John head
    December 30, 2008 | 12:51 pm

    what a great idea! put me down for two .. myself and another 🙂

  2. Ray Bilyk
    December 30, 2008 | 12:52 pm

    Great idea! Too bad I won’t be there… I RULE at miniature golf!

  3. Keith Brooks
    December 30, 2008 | 1:19 pm

    Great idea, bad day/time.
    Will have left by then I am quite sure, if not, I will be a walk on.

  4. Gregg Eldred
    December 30, 2008 | 1:21 pm

    @Ray: Fantasia Gardens isn’t your “normal” mini golf. I played it last year and it was tough.

    Mitch: Count me in. Emoticon

  5. Alan Lepofsky
    December 30, 2008 | 1:37 pm

    I’m totally in!

  6. Matt White
    December 30, 2008 | 2:38 pm

    Count me in as well.

  7. Ed Brill
    December 30, 2008 | 3:26 pm

    Very interested… i think we could even have a group go by 5 PM…

  8. Jim Casale
    December 30, 2008 | 3:37 pm

    Count me in. The earlier the better for me

  9. Stuart McIntyre
    December 30, 2008 | 3:45 pm

    Awesome idea!

  10. Boudewijn van Rijnsoever
    December 30, 2008 | 4:57 pm

    Nice way to spend time on the Thursday.


  11. Andrew Frayling
    December 30, 2008 | 5:18 pm

    Count me in. Possibly another 3 if I can persuade my colleagues to join in.

  12. Gab Davis
    December 30, 2008 | 5:38 pm

    Put me down with 4 others i’ll be dragging along .. i’ll have to walk if it runs into my 8pm FF reservation though Emoticon

  13. Mike McGarel
    December 30, 2008 | 7:01 pm

    Wonderful idea. @Count me in.

  14. Bob Baehr
    December 30, 2008 | 7:02 pm

    Not sure of my thursday plans after closing session, but, put me down for TWO (just in case…….)

    Bob Baehr
    The Unofficial Poster Child For Lotus Notes, Domino, and Lotus Foundations

  15. Mark
    December 31, 2008 | 3:57 am

    Im in too

  16. Sarah - FaceTime
    December 31, 2008 | 7:25 am

    Mitch, can’t make it Emoticon have a flight to catch, but as an exhibitor I can definitely donate a prize. I’ll keep it at the booth (322) for you.

  17. Carlos Rivera
    December 31, 2008 | 11:30 am

    Great idea. Count me in

  18. Richard Schwartz
    December 31, 2008 | 2:03 pm

    Count me in.

  19. Luis Benitez
    January 1, 2009 | 2:14 pm

    Count me in!!!!! Woo Hoo!

  20. Kitty Elsmore
    January 2, 2009 | 6:11 am

    Hold a space for me & Warren! Thanks Mitch

  21. Bill Malchisky Jr
    January 2, 2009 | 6:24 am

    First, is this the Fairways course, or the Fantasia course? There are two there, and they are both tough. 🙂

    Second, on 30 DEC, three of us added our comments to the LS09 Blog site, where the story also appeared.

    Here are the three…re-posted here to ensure inclusion.

    Kevin Pettit is a go.
    Bill Malchisky is a go.
    Lars Olufsen has a concern.

    Lars Olufsen 12/30/08 10:06:50 PM Untitled

    That will clash with a tradition IBM Denmark has been keeping since 2004-ish.

    A shame if that tradition is broken Emoticon

  22. Jim
    January 2, 2009 | 8:49 am

    Count me in.

  23. Bjørn
    January 5, 2009 | 4:22 am

    I’d love to join in on this.