Save the Date and Come Join Us – Thursday, July 20, 2023 – 5-9PM CST
It seems hard to believe at times but it has been 15 years since TSPC began as a podcast recorded in a car on my daily drive to my office. In 2010 at just 18 months in, I took TSPC full time and have never looked back.
Officially the show will turn 15 on June 20th, we will be celebrating exactly 1 month past that though to give folks time to make arrangements and come if they want to. At the 10 year it was an amazing time, but Dorothy and I felt there wasn’t enough food among some other issues. So Dorothy being the amazing person she is set off to find a better venue.
The location is going to be a place called Pin Stripes in the Clear Fork area of Ft. Worth. Dorothy and I went there Friday to scope the place out, try a few drinks and some food. Bluntly, it was simply amazing. The venue is perfect we will have the second floor to ourselves, our own dedicated bar staff, a bowling lounge area with 4 totally private lanes and an awesome outdoor terrace.
Food is going to be amazing, full menu in the PS and on the ticket page tomorrow, but it will include burgers, baby back ribs, spicy chicken, sides, non alcoholic drinks, deserts, etc. The entire party will last 4 hours, 5-9 PM and food service will be a buffet that will last about 90 minutes. The food is truly elevated and they just keep bringing it so if you end up hungry it will be your own fault.
To be able to provide something this awesome we have to charge for it. Our cost is about 80 dollars a person so that is what will will charge per ticket. This includes all you want from the buffet, unlimited bowling (just grab a pair of shoes and a ball) and hanging out with some of the coolest people you will ever meet. The bar will be a cash bar, but everything else is included in the ticket price.
A note on the bowling lounge. While I expect not everyone will use the lanes I rented them for those who will but as much for the space inside the lounge as well. It is absolutely perfect to hang out and visit with others in and gives us a ton of total room so we can let 75 folks come. That is the thing, it really is a hard cap limit so if you want tickets you need to order them as soon as they go on sale.
When is that? Thursday, June 1st at 8AM CST. I don’t expect they will sell as quickly as the fall workshop does but you never know, so lock the date in and get your ticket early if you want to come.
The area itself is great with some cool bars you can walk to in minutes from the location if for after parties and such. Pin Stripes itself closes at 9 on Thursdays, so that is when they will ask us to leave.
But why Thursday Jack?
So, here is the deal. I am only charging what I have to, to break even on things. I want people to have a blast, eat amazing food and have awesome memories. If I did this on a weekend the cost would be more like 125 – 150 a person. Thursday is a pretty dead night for most bars and restaurants so it brings the cost down. My thoughts are people who take off work to come can just take off Friday too and have a very long kick ass weekend that gets kicked off with a hell of a party and a hell of a great group of people to spend time with.
Full details on menu and other things and ticket sales again released on Thursday this week.