BasharOfTheAges wrote:As to the location - Any resturants have function event space? I know the Italian place did, but I don't know how big it is and if that would work wrt needing staging and the like. There is something strangely appealing to the dinner and a show comedy club type atmosphere for this.
I like the idea of finding a restaurant with a banquet/party room. The change of venue for the dinner could also help facilitate mingling. Cheesecake Factory isn't exactly designed for easy conversation with people not sitting in one's immediate vicinity.
On the subject of who will be the next subject, I again agree with Bashar that the next honoree should not have been on stage this year. Koopiskeva would be a fine choice if we can lure him back down there. Same goes for MJ, Decoy, or Castor Troy. Maybe Zarxrax, since he's got the most recent Masters Jacket and the two-year IE streak at AWA running in addition to his history in the hobby. Whoever wins Editor of the Year in the upcoming VCAs would be another potential canditate.
Honestly though, I'm not too picky about who the next guest of honor will be as long as I get to be on the dais again.