Lunch with halfwheel: Day 2

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Back for another day at the Sands Expo Center, the halfwheel team is on the floor covering day 2 of IPCPR 2019. We had a slightly later start this morning, as the floor didn’t open until 10am, and also due to our staff dinner running past midnight last night. We enjoyed a lovely meal last night at Picasso, complete with wine pairings, my first taste of fois gras (disgusting), Brooks keeling over in laughter and clean plates all around. The evening ended with Brian and I losing sums of money at the slot machines in the lobby of our hotel.

The late start was enjoyed by all this morning, and we kicked it off with a live show featuring Charlie interviewing Klaas Pieter Kelner from Davidoff. The booth has been empty since 10am, as the rest of the halfwheel team hit the ground running this morning covering multiple booths. While the writers are on the floor interviewing, photographing and shooting video, I spend my time in the bunker by uploading videos to Youtube, editing the posts we already have written, practicing yoga and posting on Instagram. Fun stuff.

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Today for lunch we’re having burrito bowls from the convention center food court. Again, they are not terrible for convention center food. There’s a choice of beef or pork, black or pinto beans, brown or white rice and toppings. Basically Chipotle. As a non-meat eater, I still thoroughly enjoyed my bowl (but added an extra side of guacamole). Brian, Patrick, Brooks and Charlie are all multitasking: eating burrito bowls, writing new posts, drinking red bull, and smoking cigars.

Unfortunately, this is my last day in Vegas – I’ve been here since Wednesday and have to head back to New York City for my day job. I’ll be cheering on the halfwheel team from the east coast as they crush days 3 and 4.

Enjoy the rest of the coverage of IPCPR 2019!

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Heather Hartel
About the author

I am a recent graduate from Wake Forest University where I studied economics, politics & international affairs and journalism. While at school I was the online managing editor for Wake Forest's student newspaper, the Old Gold & Black. During my time here I also began the Unmasked Podcast with another journalism student, which explored underreported issues on the Wake Forest campus; previous episodes were about campus sexual assault, anonymous donations to the university and issues with university staff. I am now working full-time reporting on the national news desk for American City Business Journals in Charlotte.

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