The three-day convention represents a chance for candidates of all levels to shmooze
with party volunteers and seek endorsements, and for the party to agree on its platform for the year.
So I ask the lads to unleash their best charm offensive as they shmooze
their way round the beds.
All applicants must be able to shmooze
well, and accept absolutely no responsibility when things go wrong.
But The Dawn Of The Replicants - named after the androids in Ridley Scott's Blade Runner film - would rather spend a night in the local bingo hall than shmooze
with the stars at London's ultra-trendy Groucho Club.
He is among a growing group of new and experienced investors who are turning to the Internet and on-line services to trade, learn and generally shmooze
about stocks and other securities.
MSPs, their hangers-on and their civil servants, will shmooze
in a Parliament of the pampered.