Well actually no specific details yet, more like a series of things for you who are attending and are at least interested in blog-related socializing to consider.
First problem is the question of when? The meeting can be a busy time with limited opportunities for evening socializing. I haven't really started thinking about my schedule much, yet but you, Dear Readers are high on the priority chart. So stay tuned and chime in your blockouts. Knowing the way things tend to go social-wise, I'm going to suggest a pre-dinner drinks time slot. Post-dinner perhaps if you all tend to have dinner obligations with the early-to-bed types. Put thoughts in the comments or email me.
Whether you want to meet other bloggers or not, I mentioned that I'd try to stop by the posters (or platform talks although that's a bit more difficult) of anyone who cares to send me the presentation details.
Abel suggested a meetup at the NIH booths wearing blog-logoed shirts. Yeah right! Moving along, a correspondent brought up the question of maintaining pseudonymity. I don't really have any good answers for you there, sorry. If we had a couple of dozen people descending on a bar, well, you could easily just pretend to be some reader who never comments. Or heck, everyone claim to be
Spartacus Comrade PhysioProf! (Prize to the most-convincing imitator?)
I suspect that it will be somewhat more intimate if we pull this together. Hard to have a conversation without your personality emerging, I fear. So we'll just have to wing it. I will say that the real pros around science blogoland, veterans of many a reader meetup, suggest that the tone is always respectful of reader anonymity. I would, perhaps obviously, do what I can on that score. Feel free to email me with your concerns or suggestions.