Over the past few days more than a few people have been surprised about where I live. I've been pretty open about it, but just to set the record straight I live in the City of Champions, at the birth place of the great Ohio River, the Steel City Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. In my opinion one of the most picturesque cities in the entire world. The city of bridges. Birthplace of cinema and oil wells. Backbone of the Allied victory over Germany. Yadda yadda. I could go on.
I've lived here since 1996 when I moved back from Philadelphia. If you can see that black building on the shore of the Monongahela River right above the top of the yellow bridge in the bottom right? Now go two buildings up the river and that smaller brown building is where my agency used to be located. My office had an awesome view of the South Side and the river. Sigh.
Now that you know where I live, generally speaking, you should come visit. And I'm making it easy for you to find me. I'll be at an event that my wife and I have created called Steel City Eve on August 20th, 2016. We've rented a pavilion at the beautiful North Park for the entire freaking day! Tons of people are coming and you, and your family if you want, are invited. North Park has a ton of stuff to do, even beyond hanging out with me and other Eve nerds. There is a huge lake with boat rentals, zip lines, bike trails, and much, much more.
I'm hoping to have an original Rixx Javix painting ready to raffle off to one lucky winner! And we'll have other stuff to give-away, or throw at you, or stick on your forehead. Who knows what might happen?
So head on over to the Eve Meet page and check out all the details.
My wife has provided a ton of links to local hotels, camp grounds, attractions, and alcohol providers for you. We will be getting a liquor license so we can have drinking at the pavilion, but drinks are BYOB. I'm not Donald Trump here!
Oh, and it also happens to be my 50th birthday celebration! So be sure to bring me something shiny! I'm kidding of course, gifts are entirely optional.
We hope to see you there. And if this year is successful we'll probably just keep doing these every year. Why not? Why didn't I think of this before?!?! I DON'T KNOW!
Pittsburgh. August 20th. Be there. I will be.