What: A happy hour celebrating the third birthday of Reason magazine's staff blog, Hit & Run, winner of the Los Angeles Press Club's Southern California Journalism Awards for best weblog in 2004 and 2005.
Hit & Run, which features "continuous news, views, and abuse" by the Reason staff, has been called "the best libertarian blog" by Playboy; one of "the best political blogs" by Washingtonian; and "lively and interesting" by the Wall Street Journal. (More here.) (Psst…We're also currently in first place in the "best group blog" category at The 2005 Weblog Awards; help pad our lead by voting here.)
Where: Dragonfly, 1215 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC
When: Wednesday, December 14, starting at 6:30PM.
Who: You and anyone you would like to bring.
Representing Reason at the funfest will be Managing Editor Jesse Walker, Senior Editor Jacob Sullum, Assistant Editors Kerry Howley and Julian Sanchez, Science Correspondent Ronald Bailey, and your humble narrator (read all about us here).
And these very special guest stars:
Tim Cavanaugh, the San Francisco-based Web editor of Reason Online and winner of the 2005 LA Press Club Award for Best Online Commentary;
Mike Alissi, former publisher of Reason, current vice president of operations at the Reason Foundation, and the main force behind the creation of Hit & Run;
Mike Godwin, Reason contributing editor, Yale research fellow, formulator of Godwin's Law, and the man who, as staff counsel at Electronic Frontier Foundation, helped make the world safe for Internet porn–and free speech–by successfully challenging the Communications Decency Act of 1996;
and Andrew Sullivan, senior editor at The New Republic, author of Virtually Normal, editor of Same-Sex Marriage: Pro and Con, Sunday Times columnist, and one of the great pioneers of political blogging.