On Friday night, July 18, GQ threw a party in Austin, Texas—in tandem with our friends at The Huffington Post—for the Netroots Nation conference, a yearly gathering of political bloggers. In a town this laid back, it made sense to keep it simple: BBQ and booze. So we rented out Lambert's Downtown Barbecue and set up an open bar. Here's who came out:
Left to right: Roy Sekoff, founding editor of The Huffington Post; blogger Matt Stoller; Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker; GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey.
Former Barack Obama adviser and current Harvard Kennedy School professor Samantha Power, with Duke Law School visiting assistant professor Zephyr Teachout.
Political strategist Matthew Dowd and GQ correspondent Robert Draper.
Jason Linkins of The Huffington Post and GQ correspondent Lisa DePaulo.
Ari Melber of The Nation and Hendrik Hertzberg of The New Yorker.
Roy Sekoff of The Huffington Post and GQ deputy editor Michael Hainey.
Miami congressional candidate Joe Garcia and GQ senior editor Mark Kirby.
New York Times reporter Katharine Seelye and former CBS News producer Mary Mapes.
A Lambert's hostess and GQ online editorial assistant Andrew Richdale.
Birds Barbershop co-owners Michael Portman and wife Erin Portman with GQ multimedia editor Andy Comer.
Washington Post reporter Jose Antonio Vargas and Sirius Radio host Michelangelo Signorile.
Sirius Radio producer David Guggenheim, blogger Pam Spaulding, and Michelangelo Signorile.
GQ director of publicity Dan Scheffey, Huffington Post VP of media relations
Mario Ruiz, and Andrew Rasiej, founder of PersonalDemocracy.com.
Chellie Pingree for Congress (Maine) communications director Willy Ritch and Jonathan Tasini, executive director of the Labor Research Association.
GQ multimedia editor Andy Comer, Austin American-Statesman reporter Marques Harper, and GQ manager of publicity Corey Wilson.
Lindsay Patross and Jon Soltz of Votevets.org.
GQ publicity team Corey Wilson, Beth Andrews, and Dan Scheffey with The Huffington Post's Mario Ruiz.