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PAX East Mefite Club III
posted February 25, 2013 7:13 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat March 23 at 10:00 AM, Boston Convention and Exhibition Center
415 Summer Street, Boston, MA, USA (Map & Directions)
Update: Sounds like folks are up for trying to meet at the board games library area at 10. I'll try to keep this thread updated through the day with location info. I know some people like to just wander the floor for a bit when they first get in so we can still aim to reconvene at noon.----- PAXEast is March 22-24. Anyone else planning to go? It hasn't always been the most organized meet-up but I had a lot of fun with some mefites last year. If there's enough interest, I propose a meet-up on Saturday for boardgames or PC/console freeplay.
The schedule isn't finalized yet but I assume the beanbag lounge will be in the same spot. Passes are already sold out for Saturday, but it seems like that's usually the day with the most people so I assume still best for a meet-up? If enough people are interested I will change this to confirmed.

CONFIRMED!
posted by Wretch729 to Meetup (54 comments total)

I'm in again to play some board games and to do some walking about!
posted by ignignokt at 5:26 PM on February 25, 2013


Pretty sure I say I'm going to try and meet up with people every year and then something happens and I don't wind up finding y'all so I might as well keep the tradition alive.
posted by Diskeater at 8:14 PM on February 25, 2013


I'll be there on Sunday, and I've never been before.
posted by canine epigram at 6:31 AM on February 26, 2013


I'll be there all weekend with MeFightClub people and other folks! WOO WOO!
posted by tittergrrl at 10:17 AM on February 26, 2013


I'll be at PAX East for sure, but things are always crazy so I'm not 100% sure I'll be able to make it over. If I have a location, though, I'll try to!
posted by Earl the Polliwog at 10:35 AM on February 27, 2013


I'll be there.
posted by herrdoktor at 2:37 PM on February 28, 2013


Seems like enough to move this to confirmed. I'll make it for Sat at noon (since 10 was a little too early for some folks last year) in the same beanbag lounge as last time.

This thread can also serve as a way for mefites to randomly connect at any time during PAX.

More info on PAX East here.
posted by Wretch729 at 2:48 PM on February 28, 2013


I'll be in town from Tue to the 27th and could meet for dinner or drinks offsite.
posted by brujita at 4:29 AM on March 1, 2013


Not going to PAX this year, but I'd also be interested in something offsite.
posted by Metroid Baby at 6:14 AM on March 1, 2013


I'll be Enforcing at East, so depending on what my shift schedule is, I'd love to meet up with y'all.
posted by tryniti at 3:15 PM on March 3, 2013


Offsite option is a possibility for me.
posted by initapplette at 8:55 AM on March 5, 2013


Schedule is now up, FYI
posted by Wretch729 at 6:29 PM on March 5, 2013


Derp!
posted by grobstein at 11:43 AM on March 11, 2013


Yes I am probably coming to this, maybe with A Friend

I see that this is confirmed for a daytime meetup to play games, which is great, but I'm interested in getting dinner or drinks offsite afterwards too. People still into that?
posted by grobstein at 11:48 AM on March 11, 2013


I'm down!
posted by ignignokt at 11:51 AM on March 11, 2013


I'm definitely interested in offsite activities! Especially if they're easy to get to from the T.
posted by Metroid Baby at 12:13 PM on March 11, 2013


I put myself down as a maybe because I too would be interested in offsite, but am not attending PAX.
posted by maryr at 12:34 PM on March 11, 2013


Anyone who is interested in a Sunday night meetup, scoot on over to this other IRL thread. I can't make Saturday but I hope it's fun!
posted by jessamyn at 6:20 PM on March 11, 2013


I will be at PAX and if I'm upright and conscious by noon, I will make it to this one too!
posted by restless_nomad at 6:37 PM on March 11, 2013


I won't be at PAX, but I hope y'all have fun!
posted by rmd1023 at 10:09 AM on March 12, 2013


Ok, given that we have this thread for daytime Saturday, and Jessamyn's thread for Sunday evening, we are doing pretty okay! Guess we can play it by ear if folks want to do anything Saturday night.
posted by grobstein at 2:07 PM on March 12, 2013


Thanks for linking the other meetup jessamyn, I hadn't seen it.

I will also be up for potentially doing something Sat night, depending on what people are up to, especially since I may have a conflict on Sunday.
posted by Wretch729 at 4:59 PM on March 12, 2013


I'm still good for offsite Sat night.
posted by brujita at 7:43 PM on March 17, 2013


Any picks for a venue?
posted by brujita at 4:01 PM on March 18, 2013


What was the place we went to last time? Cornwall's? That was cool. Also, places close to South Station would be handy.
posted by ignignokt at 6:51 PM on March 19, 2013


How about amrheins?
posted by brujita at 9:54 PM on March 19, 2013


I've got an extra three day pass up for grabs. MeMail me if you'd like one.
posted by herrdoktor at 12:07 AM on March 20, 2013


amrheins is at 80 west Broadway near the Broadway T.
posted by brujita at 10:46 AM on March 20, 2013


Is that OK with everyone? What time would you like to meet?
posted by brujita at 6:38 PM on March 20, 2013


I'm OK with it!
posted by ignignokt at 7:23 PM on March 20, 2013


Re: on-site: Does meeting up at 10 AM in the boardgames area near the game library sound OK? Or is that too early? We don't necessarily have to play board games, right then – it's just less crowded than the expo or the freeplays usually.
posted by ignignokt at 7:24 PM on March 20, 2013


What time at Amrheins would be best for the gamers?
posted by brujita at 8:17 AM on March 21, 2013


Re: on-site: Does meeting up at 10 AM in the boardgames area near the game library sound OK? Or is that too early? We don't necessarily have to play board games, right then – it's just less crowded than the expo or the freeplays usually.

That sounds good Jim!

I'm getting confused about this meetup though!
posted by grobstein at 10:16 AM on March 21, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is there any interest in putting together a session of the Microscope RPG? It is a collaborative story-telling game where you build worlds and imagine histories together. Each player has a lot of freedom to control the focus and drive the story, moving between completely different eras of history, zooming the scope of play down from epochal to the story of one pivotal day. Basically it's like an improvised version of an Olaf Stapledon book.

I haven't played it but I'm really excited to try it out, the things it's supposed to do push all my buttons.

2-4 players, probably takes a few hours?
posted by grobstein at 12:02 PM on March 21, 2013


Should we plan for 7 at Amrheins?

To clarify, those of us who had other plans for the daytime and won't be attending pax would still like to get together for dinner.
posted by brujita at 1:10 PM on March 21, 2013


I would most definitely play Microscope!

On a more regressive note, I would like to try one of these dungeon crawls conveniently packaged as a boardgame board games, if anyone else is interested.

Yeah, for the off-site evening thing, I guess if no one else has any objection, we should show up at Amrheins at 7!
posted by ignignokt at 4:28 PM on March 21, 2013


On a more regressive note, I would like to try one of these dungeon crawls conveniently packaged as a boardgame board games, if anyone else is interested.

I like this kind of thing.
posted by grobstein at 4:34 PM on March 21, 2013


What do people have for on-site communication? In my experience Internet connectivity has been for shit. Anyone want to set up one of those mass-texting things for Mefites?
posted by grobstein at 4:35 PM on March 21, 2013


I remember it not being too bad last year, but the text service sounds like a good idea — if there's a reputable one. Maybe I'm googling for the wrong thing, but I'm getting some scam my results!

How about twitter, then? #mefipax + direct messages, maybe? This thread favors it.
posted by ignignokt at 6:12 PM on March 21, 2013


I've made the reservation for 7:15 for ten people.
posted by brujita at 6:33 PM on March 21, 2013


I remember it not being too bad last year, but the text service sounds like a good idea — if there's a reputable one. Maybe I'm googling for the wrong thing, but I'm getting some scam my results!

Some friends are using GroupMe, which is owned by Microsoft so can't be a really direct scam.
posted by grobstein at 6:57 AM on March 22, 2013


I can't get the site to send me a text, though.
posted by grobstein at 7:22 AM on March 22, 2013


updated the event info.

Microscope sounds cool though I'm a little wary of longer involved games. Some of us only have one day to fit everything in and just wandering the floor can take a while.
posted by Wretch729 at 8:07 AM on March 22, 2013


How about twitter, then? #mefipax + direct messages, maybe? This thread favors it.

Cool okay let's use that. And / or talk about it tomorrow IRL! I don't think I will make it to the show today.
posted by grobstein at 2:56 PM on March 22, 2013


Thanks, Brujita!

Awright, see everyone tomorrow!
posted by ignignokt at 3:28 PM on March 22, 2013


Hey, sorry, I think a couple of us are goin to be about 20min late.

Let us know how to catch up with you if you move around!
posted by grobstein at 6:18 AM on March 23, 2013


I'm with ignignokt now. well hang a bit and then head to the floor. im in a green calvin and hobbes teeshirt
posted by Wretch729 at 7:25 AM on March 23, 2013


We played Innovation! It was great!! (I only say that when I win.)
posted by grobstein at 9:57 AM on March 23, 2013


I'm en route to Amrheins. What name is the reservation under?
posted by Metroid Baby at 3:56 PM on March 23, 2013


It's under my IRL name but I told the host that if anyone comes in asking for metafilter or brujita to bring them back.

It's at the far end of the room near the bar.
posted by brujita at 4:01 PM on March 23, 2013


For those of you who haven't met me I have long curly hair, glasses and am wearing a green top.
posted by brujita at 4:08 PM on March 23, 2013


Ignignokt and metroid baby are here....anyone else coming?
posted by brujita at 4:43 PM on March 23, 2013


we've been moved to a hi-top near the front.
posted by brujita at 4:52 PM on March 23, 2013


It was great to meet new people and play some games, sorry I checked out a bit early (my other friend's plan kept changing). Seriously considering a 3-day pass next year so I have more time to see folks.
posted by Wretch729 at 12:19 PM on March 25, 2013



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