Girls Night In Meet-Up

Location and Hotel
The event will be hosted at a hotel in Merrillville, Indiana in the entertainment district of the city. The exact location will not be released until you have registered for the event and supplied a photo via our follow-up email afterwards. The hotel will be $89/night + tax. Two queen beds/room. Indoor pool and hot tub. Hot breakfast served every morning.

You will receive further instructions once you complete this process. You will aslo be required to present a valid state ID or driver's license. Remember, our secrecy about the details of this event are all about making sure everyone is safe and not allowing random (bad) stalkers into our event. This is for your protection as well!

Registration Fee
The registration fee is to cover the costs of renting a conference room to host the gathering and have food for that Saturday evening. There will also be a few other fees that we'll incur that this will help to cover the cost of.

Travel and Coordinatoin
If you’re going to fly in for the event, there are two airports that you can use in Chicago: Ohare (ORD) and Midway (MDW). I recommend using Midway. Flights are usually cheaper, the airport is smaller, less security issues and it’s closer to the event. There should be enough people with vehicls to provide airport pick-up and drop-off. We’ll need you to let us know if you’ll need our transportation though.

Kim has set up forums on the GNI website so that if you want to coordinate with other folks on lodging and/or transportation, you can do so.

Check back here, Twitter or to the website for updates on all changes.


Girls Night Out
Friday : July 18, 2008

4:30 pm - 5:30 pm : GNI Check-In
You will be required to present a valid state ID or driver's license. If you arrive earlier than the GNI Check-In time and you want check in early, you can contact one of the organizers. Their contact information will be emailed to you after your registration is complete.

5:30 pm-ish 6:00 pm : Depart for dinner at an Italian Restaurant
Those of us who have vehicles will be providing your transportation. We will also have tip jars in our vehicles to cover the cost of damn gas.

?:?? pm : Movie of Mama Mia! after dinner
Show time subject to opening night release times. We will update you on this at the time of your Check-In.

Podcast recording afterwards at the hotel or a local restaurant. We'll play the location by ear after we see the movie. We will involve everyone in recording this podcast about the movie we will have just seen.


Girls Night In
Saturday : July 19, 2008

Saturday morning a free hot breakfast will be served at the hotel. Relax, spend some time talking to people you met the night before. You have plenty of time to go out and about if you would like before activities begain at 1:00 pm. There are plenty of things to do in the Merrillville, IN area.

1:00 pm : Group Activities
We will likely be meeting in the lobby of the hotel at this time, but we will update you on this if things change.

6:00 pm : Conference Room : Dinner Provided
At this time, the conference room will not be available to us until 5:00 pm. Around 4:00 pm we will end Group Activities and ask everyone to meet back in the conference room at 5:45 pm to do dinner and begin our evening festivities.

Music, Karaoke and other Games will be available throughout the rest of the evening. Alcohol will not be provided, however if you would like to imbibe you are more than welcome to bring your own beverages to the event.


Goodbye Girls
Sunday : July 20, 2008

This is the day that we all say goodbye to each other and head back to real life. We will be meeting for hotel breakfast at 9:00 am to eat and say our goodbyes. For those of us staying later into the day, this is your opportunity to meet up and make plans.


Please let us know if you do not want us to text message you as that will be a means of which we'll keep each other updated on any delays or changes in plans on Friday the 18th.

If anything changes about the details of this event and you have already registered, we will send an email updating you on these changes. An example of these changes might be where we will be meeting to start group activities on Saturday.

Please print this page so that you will have the weekend's itinerary on hand while attending.


Name Sales End Price Fee
Registration Fee Ended $25 $0.99

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