Monkbot Convention Registration


This is the official sign-up for the Monkbot Convention in New Orleans, March 14.

A head count is needed for planning purposes. NOLAgirl may be able to shuttle folks from the airport to the hotels, but those plans are still in the air (go ahead and plan to bring cab fare).

Regardless, send the following information to if you plan to attend:

The names of any people you are bringing
When you plan to arrive (for folks flying in)
Where you plan on staying
A cell phone number you can be reached at

This is a no-frills convention. Here is the schedule once everyone is in town.

March 14
Meet at The Gumbo Shop in the French Quarter at 4:30 p.m. March 14 for dinner.

Walk to House of Blues at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Party and sing and dance while Taylor performs (beginning at 8 p.m.).

Go back to hotels (or where ever) when concert ends (around 11 p.m.?)

March 15

For anyone up to it, meet for breakfast at yet-to-be-determined time and yet-to-be-determined restaurant.

Go home.

Everyone is responsible for getting their own ticket, making their own travel arrangements, securing their own lodging, and paying for their own food. If possible, NOLAgirl and I can tote people here and there. (Anyone else bringing a car can do the same.)

If you haven’t pre-registered at the Houses of Blues, do it by clicking here. Ticket pre-sales begin today, Jan. 16, at 10 a.m. Tickets cost $28.50. The concert is general admission and, from the online pics of the House of Blues, the venue is similar to the Workplay…open space and relaxed. I, personally, am NOT going to worry about standing on the floor in front of the stage. I’ll be happy to sit at a table. (I stood at Workplay and it proved a frustrating situation.) However, to each his own.

For those needing to book a hotel, click here.

House of Blues website

Map and directions to House of Blues

Event detail page

I’ll keep everyone posted on who is coming.

The most important things right now are to buy tickets and let me know if you’re coming.


39 Responses to “Monkbot Convention Registration”

  1. Holeigh Says:

    Aww…I really wish I could come to this, but I’m still too young, haha. You all better let me know how it goes! 🙂

  2. Mind Doc Says:

    hi holeigh!

  3. double d Says:

    As of 10:00:04 am, NolaGirl and I are the proud owners of tickets to the Taylor Hicks’ New Orleans HoB show on 3/14.

    Hot dayum!

  4. bamaborntxbred Says:

    Okay, what the h-e-double-hockey-sticks?! I signed up to be a member at the HOB and waited til 10am to buy my tix and now they are saying there aren’t anymore available!!

  5. shelley Says:

    I got my ticket!

    Total cost..$36.70.


  6. shelley Says:

    Bama…I got that too. Try again.

  7. bamaborntxbred Says:

    I’ve been trying and trying! I keep refreshing the page…what else should I be doing??

  8. bamaborntxbred Says:


  9. Holeigh Says:

    Hey, mind doc! 🙂

    Hehehe, yay for bama getting her ticket! I’m still a little annoyed at the tour dates…the closest he’s going to be to me is Cleveland, and I make a general rule to stay the hell outta Ohio. 😉 I was hoping that there would be one in MI around my birthday in April, but I guess I’ll just have to suck it up, haha.

  10. mind doc Says:

    I am firewalled at work. cannot get to the ticket website and did not get a notification (was driving to work when they went on sale). Working on plan B.

  11. shrewspeaks Says:

    Drats…tarnation…I can’t get in!


    Brown Paper Bag!



  12. KD Says:

    Feeling giddy for all of you going!!! WHooooooooooo! 🙂

  13. Shrewspeaks Says:

    Won’t let me purchase.

    WHY, WHY, WHY?

  14. shrewspeaks Says:

    *in between breaths into paper bag*

    (inhale) Hey KD!
    (inhale) How are you and the…
    (inhale) little nipper doing?

  15. leejolem Says:

    I’m so excited for all of you , and I must admit a little jellis! You guys better take lots of pics. I’m all for the cardboard cutout idea. Maybe we can do a conference call kind of thing. Congrats to all of you!!!

    Shrew and Mind doc–good luck!!!!!
    Ticket buying is frustrating.

  16. bamaborntxbred Says:

    Y’all, I just kept refreshing and refreshing until finally I was able to buy a ticket!

    Mind Doc and Shrew, you have to be there! I wish all Monkbots everywhere could come!

  17. double d Says:

    Here’s a Plan B in case some couldn’t get in:

    Wed, 03/14/07
    07:00 PM Taylor Hicks
    House of Blues New Orleans
    New Orleans, LA More Info
    on sale:
    Sat, 01/20/07 10:00 AM

    You got to be logged in and ready to go and hit the refresh just after 10:00.

  18. Shrewspeaks Says:


    I got it.

    Oh boy need to book hotel and flight now then send in my registration email.

  19. HicksChick4Soul Says:

    Man I wish I could be there……*sigh*…..maybe next time…have fun yall and scream like a maniac at Taylor for me…

  20. bamaborntxbred Says:

    Shrew- I’m planning on staying thru Sat morning…you wouldn’t be interested in hanging out in N.O. with me wouldya? Or do you have to go back to stoopid work??

  21. double d Says:

    Hey, I’m working on some hotel info. so don’t book yet. Maybe we can all stay at the same place?

  22. bamaborntxbred Says:

    DD-that would be great! If not, what is the best area to stay in? French Quarter? Garden District? What about B&B’s??

  23. Shrewspeaks Says:

    Gaaaaaaa! I just booked my flights staying through Friday…Sorry Bama…but we have a few days to make it all count!

    DD- I was just going to post the question asking where I should book…so yahooo!

    I am soooooo excited!

    (By the way- sent my resume to a few exciting prospects…Keep your MonkBot cymbals crossed for me)

  24. wompuss Says:

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO considah wompie thea! also taylorsgirl to accompany!

  25. nolagirl Says:

    So glad that y’all all got your tickets!! I can’t wait!

    Bama – I’d stay in the Quarter or on the outskirts, it will be MUCH more convenient!

    Too bad I’m not living in the FEMA trailer anymore – I could have given y’all a tour!!

  26. bamaborntxbred Says:


    Okeedokee. If DD doesn’t come up with something for us, I’ll pick a hotel in the F.Q.

    I’m so excited for us all to meet.

    Shrew- When are you flying in? I’ll prolly drive from Dallas. (8 hours…gulp!) I’m sure we’ll have plenty-o-time to stir up some trubble!

    Mind Doc…how long will you be staying??

    Wompuss-Where ’bouts are you coming from?

  27. double d Says:

    I’ll have some info. tomorrow. Sit tight…plenty of time for the hotel. And yes, we need to stay close to the FQ. I’ve got several “prospects”. I’m going to get them to Shelley for posting.

    Shrew, you got to go to the Barry thread under “Extras” at Gray’s. I keep thinking about your cube mate — the Fanilow.

  28. wompuss Says:

    bama…we’re coming from MS…bout 5 hours north of NOLA… son “stays’ in mid-city, so he will be our driver and will be joining all of us for dinnah…will be bunking with him, also…can’t wait to lay eyes on all of you guys!
    Shall I make a banner? a PowerPoint presentation? anthing? ~LOL~

  29. shelley Says:

    Y’all don’t forget…if you are going to the concert…e-mail me with the information I listed in the post.


  30. Shrewspeaks Says:

    DD that Barry thing is hysterical! I have just sent it to about 80 people.

  31. ivoryhut Says:

    Me jellis too! Can’t make arrangements now because I’m not sure if I’ll be able to make it. Sigh.

    I thought watching the new Norah Jones video up on would make me feel better, but it just made me want to go to N.O. even more.

    If I can’t make it, maybe I can catch him at Atlantic City. But it won’t be the same without any Monkbots around.

    Will someone please have a drink for me when y’all have dinner before the show?

  32. wompuss Says:

    Ivoryhut….aww, girl….I sure hope you can come. I’m SO excited about meeting all the monkbots!
    (Sure beats a professional development meeting)

  33. nolagirl Says:

    Ivoryhut, I hope you can make it …. but if not, I will certainly have a drink in your honor! 😉

  34. Shrewspeaks Says:

    Ivoryhut…you HAVE to come…NJ Yankees need to represent!

  35. Shrewspeaks Says:

    I mean Ivoryhut…I CAN’T be the only one looking like this on the balcony!

  36. texan Says:

    been offline for a few days and now scrambling to catch up with you all! trying to change my spring break plans to steal a night in New Orleans with youse guys!

    squee…. remind me to be more careful of what i wish for….got that snow and the accompnaying power outage ( knees still knocking, skin bluish,brrrrrrrrrrrr! how do you do it?)

    shrew… monkbot cymbals crossed and playing loudly for ya!

  37. nolagirl Says:

    Shrew – I would LOVE it if your hair looked like that. Seriously. It would make my week. 😉

    Texan – Hope you can arrange it to where you can come too!

  38. Shrewspeaks Says:

    Texan…you just have to come to NOLA!

    Nola…time will tell if my hair has that much altitude…would be hard to maintain in the NOLA heat though.

  39. Mind Doc Says:

    My plans are still fluxing. I will let you all know if I can make it…

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