The clown car that will hold the Empire's entire editorial staff

By on Apr 11th

The Vantasy
Remember back in January when I said that I was going to try my darndest to get remote staff together every year? Well, I'm doing it! This weekend, the Empire's entire editorial staff (plus our long-suffering developer) will be gathering together for a staff retreat in the woods.

With the help of a friend, I'll be picking up staff flying in from DC, Detroit, Chicago, Des Moines, Los Angeles, and Atlanta. Then we'll get on a ferry to head over to the Island. For a short drive, I'll load everyone into my '85 Westfalia, shown above. That will be a very cautious, five mile drive for me because I'll have the entire Editorial hive mind of the Empire all in one ridiculous place.

The retreat should be fun. We will be cooking each other meals, soaking in a wood-fired hot tub, playing Kinect dance games, and generally getting our collective Empirical* hippie on. My bitches deserve it.

 *Yes, I just abused the fuck out of that word.