Posts Tagged ‘The Players Ball’

Photos from the 2011 Players Ball

Monday, January 10th, 2011

It may have been the last Players Ball, last night. Perhaps it signaled the end of an era, and maybe it signaled the beginning of a new one. The 2011 Players Ball held at The Sapphire Club in Las Vegas, featured the Black Rock City Allstars. The show was sponsored by JuggCash,, CECash and Double Pimp. I would like to take this time to thank D-Money for the years of memories and fun and I look forward to the future.

Photos from Internext 2009 – Monday

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

Since Internext 2011 is right around the corner, I thought I would put up some photos from past Internext events. This gallery is from Monday at the 2009 Las Vegas Internext, held at The Palms Casino Resort on January 12-14, 2009. Included are photos of seminars and The Players Ball.

XBIZ 2010 Summer Forum Review

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I know this is a little late, but better late than never, right? I have attended every XBIZ Summer Forum since their first one in 2006. When I look back at the photos I took at that first show compared with this one, there are a couple of things that stand out. In 2006, it seems like it was more about the party. In 2010, things seem more focused on business and education. In today’s business environment, that is a good thing.

The XBIZ Summer Forum is billed as a three day online business event, but in reality, it is more like two and a half. The last day only had two events scheduled and they were both over by noon. On the other hand, they did schedule the XFANZ show to begin when the XSF ended, so if you stayed for that, you could easily get three or four days of networking and business done.

The Venue

As always, The XBIZ Summer Forum was held at the Hard Rock Hotel. I have a condo in Las Vegas, so most of the time when I have a trade show to attend there, I will use the condo. The exception to the rule is when the event is at the Hard Rock. My girlfriend really likes the pillows there, so I will opt to stay at the show hotel when it is held there. The rooms were a reasonable $100 a night, so no complaints with pricing.

The Hard Rock opened a new section to the hotel and the thing that surprised me the most was that the music was no longer rock. The Hard Rock might be changing their name to The Hip Hop Hotel in the near future. Additionally, I accidentally left some clothes there. They said they found them, but only returned some of my items. When I mentioned this on Facebook I discovered that several people had credit card issues with them, so I may have to rethink staying there in the future. We shall see.

The Food

Daily lunch buffets were held at Simon’s and sponsored by Dating Gold. I was not feeling well, so passed on the buffet the first day. I later found out that the meal on Tuesday was better than the one on Wednesday, but Wednesday was not bad. Both days were well attended, and the plates seemed to empty quickly.

Wednesday Lunch at XSF 2010

The Networking Never Ends