Writers with Drinks, starring mefi's own asavage and tapir-whorf
posted March 30, 2016 10:10 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat April 9 at 7:30 PM, Make Out Room
3225 22nd St, San Francisco, CA, USA (Map & Directions)
<>Writers with Drinks is an excellent local event series, curated by Charlie Jane Anders, at the MakeOut Room. The April 9th event stars Adam Savage, better known as asavage on MeFi.
This is a great regular event, worth it for Charlie Jane's endlessly creative intros for the speakers alone. The April 9th event stars Adam Savage, among other speakers. He has a TV show of some sort?

The venue is not that large, so it's worth getting there early if you want a seat or good view of the stage. Let's meet up and have drinks and hang out!
posted by gingerbeer to Meetup (27 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

OMG. Unfortunately it sounds like I am already engaged on that date.

I run in circles sort of pretty close to asavage and admire the man a great deal. I once stood back-to-back near him at a La Cocina fundraiser. Was it last year? I didn't introduce myself or geek-gush at him because, well, standards, but it would be cool to meet him. I'm not a big celebrity follower, but I've listened to his podcasts and I like how he talks about things and stuff.
posted by kalessin at 12:11 AM on March 31, 2016


This sounds wonderful! Count me in! I have an intellectual crush on Adam Savage.
posted by chatongriffes at 8:49 AM on March 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


i will be in japan. DAMMIT.
posted by koroshiya at 10:24 AM on March 31, 2016


This sounds awesome! But I have another event that day that will probably overlap.
posted by radioamy at 11:24 AM on March 31, 2016


This sounds great! Is it just first come-first served? Or can you buy tickets ahead of time?

The Make Out room is so tiny, we'd have to get there *way* early to get seats - what time were you thinking of arriving?
posted by jasper411 at 1:05 PM on March 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


This is something that I'd like to attend. Gingerbeer and Rtha will be the second act. What time to meet?
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 1:16 PM on March 31, 2016 [1 favorite]


From the fb link, in case people can't access it (it's on their website, too):

When: Saturday April 9 from 7:30 PM to 9:30 PM, doors open 6:30 PM
Who: Adam Savage, Isabel Yap, Princess Kali and co-host Annalee Newitz!
How much: $5 to $20, all proceeds benefit the CSC [Center for Sex & Culture]
Where: The Make Out Room, 3225 22nd. St., San Francisco, CA
posted by rtha at 1:32 PM on March 31, 2016


This sounds great. I will see if I can get a Special Dispensation to attend. I assume showing up at 6 might be sufficient?
posted by benzenedream at 8:15 PM on March 31, 2016


YES! I will be there! How do MeFites usually identify each other?
posted by Munching Langolier at 9:35 PM on April 2, 2016


I'm interested but second jasper411's question (with a side helping of social anxiety). Is there a way we can get seats/get seats together?
posted by wintersweet at 11:59 AM on April 3, 2016


(and as someone noted on the FB page, it's going to be EXTRA crowded.)
posted by wintersweet at 12:00 PM on April 3, 2016


If my flight gets in on time, and other things cooperate, I'd love to be there.
posted by tangerine at 2:53 PM on April 6, 2016


It will indeed be crowded, and if it's important to you to get a seat, definitely get there early! We usually identify fellow mefites by our t-shirts or by waving at people we know, which probably will not be effective in a larger crowd. We may have to resort to posting our locations to the thread here or exchanging cell phone numbers.
posted by gingerbeer at 5:46 PM on April 7, 2016


We are discussing a pre-meetup meetup at Borderlands, details not nailed down yet!
posted by wintersweet at 6:22 PM on April 7, 2016


I'm planning on going early to hold down the fort.
posted by foxy_hedgehog at 1:52 PM on April 8, 2016


Pre-meetup is here, at 3 or 4:30, just a few minutes' walk away from Make Out Room.
posted by wintersweet at 2:40 PM on April 8, 2016


Crazily, I'm actually reading at this (I'm listed on the Make-Out Room's event lineup, though not on the Writers with Drinks webpage); I've never made it to a mefi meetup under this username or my previous one, so this is a kind of exciting first. I think I'll be the only one reading poetry--so say hello if you're feeling sociable and not too starry-eyed in the presence of asavage!
posted by tapir-whorf at 12:12 AM on April 9, 2016 [4 favorites]


Might go to the pre-meetup. Will probably skip the Make-Out room due to crowded.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 12:37 AM on April 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


Boo hiss, can't go due to other obligations.
posted by benzenedream at 11:03 AM on April 9, 2016


Added tapir-whorf to the event title. Mefites are everywhere.
posted by gingerbeer at 1:32 PM on April 9, 2016 [1 favorite]


I think I can come. Just how early are people planning on getting there?
posted by zachlipton at 3:31 PM on April 9, 2016


Well now I am stuck at work tonight. :( (HUGE SAD FACE.) Hope ya'll have fun!
posted by Munching Langolier at 4:24 PM on April 9, 2016


And we are now unexpectedly stuck at home -- sad to miss this (especially after calling the meetup.)
posted by gingerbeer at 5:37 PM on April 9, 2016


I'm in the (currently not terribly long) line at the Make Out Room, wearing a green sweater. Look forward to seeing some of you folks!
posted by reren at 6:13 PM on April 9, 2016


Bay Fair to San Leandro bart is down, by the way. Bart is providing shuttle service.
posted by halifix at 7:00 PM on April 9, 2016


I meant to give a shout out to mefites in the audience after I read, but was all nervy and it slipped my mind entirely. This is the last time I go to a meetup and forget to meet a single mefite, I swear it!
posted by tapir-whorf at 1:45 PM on April 10, 2016 [1 favorite]


Event was not that crowded, by this feline's standards.

The first act was mouth-watering: poetry about carcasses being opened and organs lifted out like jewels! That was a tough act to follow, so the second and third compensated by going on and on. And on. That pushed the break so late that the human had to leave before the second half.

There were half a dozen green sweaters in the place. :-/
posted by captivepredator at 3:44 PM on April 11, 2016



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