My vigorous competitor Mike Butcher from TechCrunch UK, that other European tech blog, is coming to town. He organizes a meet-up on July 22nd, with the help of eBuddy and E.Factor.

This photo (taken at next08) represents the whole idea of the geeky gathering: drinks, networking, and press coverage (see his right hand).

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Anyway, the whole idea of my blogging nemeses coming to my safe haven is a little bit hard too take, so I’ll be staying in Italy for two weeks. Say hi to Mike if you see him though, he actually is a nice guy.

The event is almost sold out, so if you haven’t got one of the free tickets – you’ll have to crash this party. Feel free to approach us for advice, we have a great party-crashing track record.