TR BBQ 2011: the aftermath!

At long last, I finally managed to make it to the annual TR BBQ, eight years into its most excellent existence. TR sales honcho Adam "Inkling" Eiberger and I drove up from Kansas City on Friday and joined the festivities, along with a very nice group of folks from places as far-flung as Texas and California, amazingly enough. I have to say: meeting our readers en masse like this is an amazingly humbling experience, because everybody involved is so bright, personable, and enthusiastic. We are lucky to serve a group of folks of this caliber every day.

I have more to say about the day’s events, along with a bunch of pictures. I’ll try to add pictures to gallery below as I get them edited, but let’s start with a group shot below and a high-res version of it in the gallery.

We had tasty barbecued ribs, an intensely competitive baggo tournament, a nice sampling of home brews from JBI and Gleek, a picture-perfect setting on the lakeshore, and a campfire on the beach with s’mores and fireworks. The highlight for me, though, was meeting all of the people. Sounds corny, yeah, but it was the sort of day to inspire such talk.

Oh, here’s a look at how a group of geeks handles a problem. We overclocked the fire pit:

You’ll find more reactions, pictures, and recaps in the official TR BBQ VIII thread, starting on this page.

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    • albundy
    • 8 years ago

    nice BBQ! did you need a flame or was the weather hot enough? but in all seriousness, all you guys need to skip a year of upgrades and invest in jenny craig or this:

      • Rakhmaninov3
      • 8 years ago


      • Xylker
      • 8 years ago

      Oh, thanks for the advice

      [b<]AL BUNDY![/b<]

        • albundy
        • 8 years ago

        it was said with much love for TR peepz!

    • vvas
    • 8 years ago

    Picture #12 makes me drool. Also, the lake sunset must have been amazing (though the photographs don’t really do it justice). Also, the trophy statuettes look super cool. Also, the US really is a supersized country.

    Looks like you guys had great fun! Good stuff.

    • just brew it!
    • 8 years ago

    I’ve got a couple of pics I will post in the forum thread tonight…

    Thanks again, Dr. Fish. I hope to make it again next year!

    • Krogoth
    • 8 years ago

    Look like you guys had a great time. 😀

    BTW, was there any trolling? 😉

      • eitje
      • 8 years ago

      hell yes. i loved trolling Inkling whenever I could.

      • Jigar
      • 8 years ago

      Where there is Gleek, there is no troll. LOL

      EDIT: And he is back 😀

    • LoneWolf15
    • 8 years ago

    “We are lucky to serve a group of folks of this caliber every day.”

    Just goes to demonstrate the caliber of the TR site that draws us together.

    I enjoyed meeting all of you.

    • notfred
    • 8 years ago

    mencoder (from the mplayer suite) can be used to rotate or flip video if you don’t have anything else handy.

      • Damage
      • 8 years ago

      I’ve got it already, but thanks!

      • Arclight
      • 8 years ago

      Glad to hear you guys had a good time. Nice of you guys to post pics!

      Let’s hope TR will have plenty more BBQs!

      Edit: ups meant to post it as a comment, not reply….oh well.

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