Thursday Night Throw-Down, USBC Style! Anaheim Convention Center Arena Plaza, 7-10 pm, $5 buy-in, $1000 grand prize! Compete in style, with flair, and be judged by Bob Marley’s son, Rohan Marley. Info on Facebook.


The ONLY place to be is at Intelligentsia’s “Escape From Anaheim” gala event. Buses leave from the Anaheim Convention Center starting at 7:30 pm, and will available to transport your drunk and over-caffeinated ass back and forth until 1:20 am. Your editors will be there! Will you?

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Super-secret members-only Barista Guild of America party. Because this party is, in fact, a secret, we haven’t been able to nail down the where/when details of this event just yet. Stay tuned for more details.

Also on Saturday night, will be proudly attending the First Annual Queers in Coffee Happy Hour. This informal event will be held at the Mix Lounge, located inside the Anaheim Hilton bar, immediately following the announcement of USBC finalists. Bring a friend or partner, allies are welcome too! Learn more on Facebook.

LAST BUT NOT LEAST: Following the QIC Happy Hour, your editors will be embarking on a trip to that most magical of all kingdoms, the one and only Disneyland! There may or may not be discount twilight tickets available through the convention center; we’ll be sure to tweet and post as soon as we know more. Please feel free to join us as we ride Splash Mountain (at least twice), squeal in terror at the spooks and specters ensconced within the Haunted Mansion, and attempt to convince all and sundry to purchase an enormous Frontierland turkey leg.

Can’t wait to see you there!


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