I’ve been unsure about whether or not I would be able to make it to NamesCon. My wife and I have quite a bit of travel planned, and I wasn’t sure if I’d be able to get away to Las Vegas in January.
After meeting up with Braden Pollock and Steve Kaziyev (and their significant others) in New York City last month, my wife was convinced that I should go, and she convinced me that she would be fine at home with our toddler (now 20 months old) and our dog. Because of the travel we have planned, she can’t get away from work this time to go to Las Vegas, but she’ll be with me in June for Traffic. I don’t love traveling without her, but she knows the importance of NamesCon.
I booked my trip yesterday afternoon, and I am excited about the event. I think this is going to be the first conference I am attending that the all-in cost is less than $1,000 (not including blackjack, drinks, and food expenses). My guess is there will be 400-500 people in attendance, and I know it is going to be a very good crowd. The event is also coming at an important time for our industry, and I think we will get some indication of how the new gTLDs are selling now that people actually need to pay for some pre-reservations.
Now that my trip is confirmed, please let me know if you’d like to meet up to say hello. I am sure there are going to be many new faces at this event, and it will be great to say hello to some people who I’ve only spoken with in the comment section of this blog or via email.