Blog: The Underground Bunker and HowdyCon 2017 - 2017-06-29

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F0.png The Underground Bunker and HowdyCon 2017 June 29, 2017, Chris Shelton, Critical Thinker at Large

They came from near. They came from far. They came to laugh and hug and talk and celebrate. What were they coming for? HowdyCon 2017.

And just what is HowdyCon? It's a wild and wooly get-together of the commenters and contributors to Tony Ortega's blog, The Underground Bunker. Started in 2016 and named for Steven Cox's alias Captain Howdy, the denizens of the Underground Bunker decided they wanted to dare the impossible and bring their tight-knit commenter community into real life. Not only did it work at their initial meeting in Cleveland in 2016, but it was so such a good time that a tradition was born and so they did it again, this year in Denver, Colorado.

Some of us attendees only had to drive down the road to get there, while others flew in on Squirrel Airlines from all over the United States and even as far away as Ireland. What is it about the Underground Bunker that would call people together for such an event?