Sorry to hear that you can't make it Justin. Good luck with your surgery!
If anyone wants to volunteer to run our "not so silent" auction feel free to speak up now or forever hold your peace.
Also, I went over to the Adria yesterday to scope things out and we're definitely going to need to have everyone bring over some power strips, extension cords and the like. We're going to set the room up with the vendors on the perimeter in a horseshoe form and then about 4 rows of I'd say 5 or 6 tables in the center. The tables are 8' long and 2' wide. 2 rigs can fit per table comfortably.
Food wise there is a Burger King across the street and a few other fast food joints in the vicinity. Bell Blvd. seems to have more options for those with a hankering for non-fast food.
If you're taking the train, the LIRR train station is about a 10 minute walk from the venue. However, if you have equipment, the hotel management said there is a taxi stand at the station so you don't have to lug your gear for 10 blocks. I can't confirm this though.
If you're driving, there is a parking lot in the back of the hotel. Also there is parking at the office building to the right of the hotel. It is owned by the people who own the hotel so it is ok to park there. Finally, when unloading gear you can pull up front, quickly unload, then find parking.
See everyone at the meet on Saturday!!! Can't wait to hear Mr. Speakers Alpha Dogs!!!