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Come out for Bull City Rising Night at The Republic Wed. 12/16

BCR readers: I'd like to invite you all to come out for a special event this coming Wednesday, December 16. I'm pleased to announce that's the selected date for the first-ever Bull City Rising event.

Commenters and lurkers alike are invited to come out to The Republic, downtown Durham's newest bar and lounge, for a Bull City Rising mixer night.

It's your chance to meet your fellow Durhamites and hang out for a bit. And personally, I'm looking forward to getting to meet many of you beyond the digital wall of the blogosphere.  Plus, if you haven't had a chance to see The Republic before, it's another reason to stop by and check them out.

The Republic is hosting Bull City Rising Night on Wednesday from 6:00pm to 8:30pm. My thanks to Will Joyner and the entire ownership and management of The Republic for offering up their location for this get-together.


Tar Heelz

Hmmm, nametags for the various noms de plume?

Hilarity will ensue.

Erik Landfried

I wonder who Frank Hyman will come as...

Kevin Davis

@Tar Heelz: You know, if a guy shows up wearing a Green Lantern costume with a glowing green ring, no nametag will be needed!

Seriously, y'all -- you'll be more than welcome to put down your nom de blog, nom de birth, someone else's name, or no name at all.

But come on out! Looking forward to meeting those who can make it.


Is the Republic a private club or are they a bar?

Erik Landfried


Your post says 6-8:30, but your flyer says 6:30-8. I unfortunately can't make it either way, but I thought you might want to clarify...


"In brightest day, in blackest night,
No evil shall escape my sight
Let those who worship evil's might,
Beware my power... Green Lantern's light!'

My costume experienced an untimely death at the hands of the evil Justice League dry cleaner, who we discovered was in service to the creature Parallax. My power ring was ineffective against his yellow leisure suit, but rest assured, with the help of the Justice League my vengeance will be swift and certain!

So I guess I'll have to show up as Hal Jordan

Samantha E.

Great idea, Kevin! Even though your commenters aren't usually quite as, er, ebullient as some on other local media outlets, I'm guessing this will be quite the cool crowd!


I am putting "Frank Duke" on my nametag....


I'm going as "John Schaap". Unless of course Darius Little plans to. :)

Kevin Davis

"My costume experienced an untimely death at the hands of the evil Justice League dry cleaner, who we discovered was in service to the creature Parallax."

Those dastardly dry cleaners. You know, the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League is taking on the NC dry cleaning industry over PERC contamination. (http://www.bullcityrising.com/2009/07/trinity-park-debates-perc-chemical-intrusion-on-onetime-w-club-blvd-drycleaning-site.html)

Maybe they could take on this dry cleaner, too? I mean, Defense League sounds a heck of a lot like a Justice League to me.

Frank Hyman

The Real Question:

Will thr bartender be checking ID's of those with a nom de blog ? :-)

Frank Hyman


Sounds like much fun! Thanks for organizing this!


Do this again in the new year sometime will ya? I'll be sitting on the beach in FLA drinking a rum runner already, but it's a fantastic idea.

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