There’s this thing called the National Society of Newspaper Columnists.
Lured here by Vince Valvo, who has since relocated, and maybe Larry Cohen, who has since died, they are having their annual conference in Hartford this June.
I was involved with this group more than 20 years ago but not anymore. But every week or so, I get an email from them about some unmet need or somebody giving them a hard time about something.
Let me explain this as clearly as I can. These are newspaper columnists. From all over the U.S. Many of them will have to file while they are here. They could be writing columns about what an amazing place Hartford is. Or what a nightmare. Somebody needs to take this over and make sure they have a very entertaining and fulfilling visit. That is pretty obviously not happening right now. (Although the Twain House, rocking out under its current leadership, has stepped up on an individual basis.)
Email me at email@example.com, and I will turn my contact info over to you.