August 2014 Archives (all archives)

3 attending
8 maybe

Return of the Weekly Meetup

All you New Yorkers know how this works. We meet at the bar we drink and surf on our phones. Changed the location to the Old Town Bar
New York, NY at Old Town Bar, 7PM by SpaceWarp13 - 15 comments

9 attending
13 maybe

John Scalzi reads at Borderlands

Let's go see mefi's own jscalzi read from his new novel, Lock In, at San Francisco's terrific Borderlands Books. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at Borderlands Books, 3PM by rtha - 38 comments

12 attending
2 maybe

12 attending
6 maybe

Dim Sum in NYC.

Let's get dim sum at Pacificana on Sunday, October 12th. [more inside]
New York, NY at Pacificana, 11AM by alynnk - 32 comments

4 attending
5 maybe

Charm City Meetup

Nothing fancy, just meeting up with people from the internet over some drinks in Baltimore. [more inside]
Baltimore, MD at Liam Flynn's Ale House, 6:30PM by youcancallmeal - 11 comments

2 attending
2 maybe

MILWAUKEE MEETUP

Fellow MKEers, let's get together and rejoice! With summer winding down, it seems like an ideal time to get together and do something fun! EDIT: We'll be meeting at Nessun Dorma (2778 N Weil St.) on September 5th at 7pm. See you there! [more inside]
Milwaukee, WI at Nessun Dorma, 7PM by Fister Roboto - 21 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 6!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek: TNG episode showings at the Black Cat on Fridays! This week's episode, "The Battle" features a re-appearance of the Ferengi, those mischievous scamps. [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 4 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Meetup for MeFites with Mini Mefites?

I've been really out of the MetaFilter loop and would like to fall back in again. There must be some MeFites still here in Philly and I would love to hang out with them. My wife and I have a rambunctious almost 3 year old and it would be nice to bring him along too, so ideally a place that is kid-friendly would be great. [more inside]

1 attending
0 maybe

San Antonio! Join me at Vegeria!

Hey San Antonio! I will be visiting your fair city briefly in September, and I am going to eat at Vegeria on the evening of Wednesday, September 10, at about 7pm. I would love to have the pleasure of your company.

3 attending
8 maybe

Monthly Brooklyn Board Game Meetup (September)

Our September meetup will be Saturday the 20th. We'll start at 2pm. Bring your games, snacks and/or drinks. [more inside]
New York at ocherdraco's apartment (#4D, buzzer #407), 2PM by ocherdraco - 14 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Reading Music: East of Eden, at the Albany Public Library

Local musicians will perform original songs inspired by John Steinbeck's classic novel, East of Eden at the Albany Public Library. Capital District MeFites, come on out for a great night of music and literature. [more inside]
Albany, NY at Albany Public Library, 7PM by gauche - 1 comment

10 attending
10 maybe

Boston

I am in Boston for a conference from the 23rd to the 25th of October, dates in town from the 22nd to the 26th or so. The conference is at Harvard Div. Pint? EDIT: John Harvard, 8:30, Friday.
Cambridge, MA at John Harvard Pub, Cambridge, 8:30PM by PinkMoose - 52 comments

5 attending
11 maybe

Mr. Z returns to Chicago (for a bit!)

Hey guys, it looks like I'm going to be stationed in Chicago a bit for work, likely for most of October. So I guess where do I apply for temporary Cabal membership?
Updated: I have a location and a date for when I will be out there, Oct 5th I land, was thinking 7pm near my where I will be staying in the Logan Square/Wicker Parkish area. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Lemmings!, 7PM by mrzarquon - 35 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Atrazine's (Kinda surprise) Birthday

Let's all meet up today and have impromptu pints to celebrate Atrazine's birthday.
London, England at The Hemingford Arms, 4PM by Optamystic - 0 comments

2 attending
1 maybe

Happy Hour at The Mix in downtown Tacoma

Update: First weekly Tacoma meetup will be Wednesday, September 3, at 5:30pm at The Mix. [more inside]
Tacoma, WA at The Mix, 5:30PM by Jacqueline - 16 comments

4 attending
4 maybe

(Grand Central Market) Game Nights

Food! Drink! Games! Friends! Food and drink and games and friends at the same time! [more inside]

9 attending
13 maybe

DC summer board and card games meetup

I'm not saying you should wear your straw boater after Labor Day, but I am saying that summer doesn't actually end until autumn starts, so we've still got a few weeks to squeeze in a summer gaming meetup. [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Board Room, 2PM by EvaDestruction - 11 comments

5 attending
3 maybe

Monthly Brooklyn Board Game Meetup (August)

Our August meetup will be SUNDAY the 24th. We'll start at 2pm. Bring your games, snacks and/or drinks. [more inside]
New York at ocherdraco's apartment (#4D, buzzer #407), 2PM by ocherdraco - 4 comments

2 attending
4 maybe

New York

I am going to be in New York. Does anybody want to New York with me. Thanks New York. edit: FRIDAY AUGUST 22ND edit2: KEG AND LANTERN IN GREENPOINT, 6pm [more inside]
New York at Keg and Lantern, 6PM by threeants - 26 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

Electromagnetic Field 2014

EMF2014 is happening August 29-31st in Bletchley, England. "Electromagnetic Field is a UK camping festival for those with an inquisitive mind or an interest in making things: hackers, artists, geeks, crafters, scientists, and engineers." [more inside]
Newton Longville, England at Electromagnetic Field, 12PM by Katemonkey - 6 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 5!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek: TNG episode showings at the Black Cat on Fridays! This week's episode, "Justice", begs the question how-much-trouble-can-we-possibly-get-into-on-shore-leave? [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 3 comments

0 attending
0 maybe

Robot Hugs Comic Meetup

Hey Toronto peoples, I'm holding a small meetup for fans of my comic this Saturday at Hair of the Dog Pub. Looks like it's going to be pretty quiet, but I'd love to meet some mefites if anyone wants to drop by.

Facebook Event Page

Robot Hugs Comic
Toronto, ON at Hair of the Dog Pub, 2PM by robot-hugs - 2 comments

11 attending
12 maybe

OMG XOXO

myself and smasuch are in town for XOXO from September 10th to 14th. Let's hang out? [more inside]
Portland, OR at Green Dragon, 6PM by heeeraldo - 17 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Playa meet-up

Hey, dinoworx and I are heading to Black Rock City and would love to catch up with any Mefites around. [more inside]

2 attending
1 maybe

Dance Party at MoMA PS1 in LIC, Queens

I have been wanting to check out the MoMA PS1 museum, an extension of MoMA in Long Island City. On Saturdays in the summer, they also have Warm Up Dance Parties from 3 - 9 pm. [more inside]
New York at MoMA PS1, 3PM by jilloftrades - 4 comments

1 attending
9 maybe

MC Frontalot in Portland

MC Frontalot has a new album and is touring the US, hitting Dante's in downtown on September 2. Let's all go!
Portland, OR at Dante's, 8PM by mathowie - 3 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

UPSurge and the Rank-and-File Labor Rebellion of the 1970s

The Puget Sound District of the International Socialist Organization is hosting a "BBQ, beer, and conversation about radical labor history" in Ballard featuring MY MOM Anne Mackie, revolutionary socialist and former Teamsters Union organizer. If you plan to attend please RSVP via Facebook (so the organizers can get a head count) in addition to RSVPing here, arrive promptly, and read the homework assignments (1, 2, 3, 4) in advance.
Seattle, WA at Woogerd Residence, 1PM by Jacqueline - 2 comments

4 attending
2 maybe

New England Vacation time Part II - Portland Boogaloo!

I'm going to try and get to Maine on the last day of my New England Vacation trip with my grandson. Any meetup takers? I suggesting next Thursday or Friday the 21st or 22nd of August. Ideas? I've updated it to the Great Lost Bear on Friday. Changes are still possible, but I'll be on the road after tomorrow.
Portland, ME at Great Lost Bear, 5PM by pjern - 14 comments

17 attending
3 maybe

Triangle Biscuit Harvest Festival

Let's get together for biscuits, as discussed in the last Triangle area meetup thread! NOTE REGARDING LOCATION: this is just to let IRL let me post with confirmed date and time - REAL address will be provided via mefimail to people in the 'Attending' list on this page. [more inside]
Durham, NC at Our house, in the middle of our street, 11AM by research monkey - 76 comments

4 attending
1 maybe

Happy hour at The Mix followed by dinner at Orange Door

Meetup in Tacoma! We'll start with happy hour and free pool at The Mix from 4pm to 7pm and then decamp to Orange Door for dinner starting at around 7:30pm. Come to either or both. [more inside]
Tacoma, WA at The Mix, 4PM by Jacqueline - 11 comments

1 attending
2 maybe

Worldcon in London meetup?

I'll be in London from Wednesday 13th until Tuesday 19th for the Worldcon and I'm sure there will be more MeFites there. Is there any desire for a meetup at or near the Con? I'd be available on Wednesday evening or at some point during the con itself.

0 attending
0 maybe

Las Vegas MeFis? I need you!

Hi Las Vegas MeFis! I will be in Vegas August 27th-30th. Can we be friends?! [more inside]

4 attending
0 maybe

Metafilter: It's bigger on the inside

Toronto Whovian Mefites: Let's watch the new Doctor on a big screen! [more inside]
Toronto, ON at Cineplex Cinemas, 12:55PM by Lemurrhea - 5 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

Utah! Anyone out there?: The Sequel

I kind of fell off the grid, so I don't know if this meetup ever happened. If so, how'd it go? Anyone want to try it now, or do it again if it did work out? [more inside]

5 attending
0 maybe

DragonCon 2014

Several years previously, I've tried to hold meetups at DragonCon, and I practically never find anyone. There is really no reason to believe it'll be any different this time, but I'm posting this anyway, as a place for everyone to say if they're going and make plans, whether they will be thwarted or not. At the very least there is the awesome BOARD GAMING ROOM, a huge packed room containing a table heaped with hundreds of board games to check out, sufficient reason to attend the convention all by itself. Note, the time and place given is the registration line, this isn't a "normal" meetup. [more inside]
Atlanta, GA at Sheraton Atlanta Hotel, 10AM by JHarris - 15 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like

Let's go for a bike ride on the South and North County Trailways! [more inside]
New York at Van Cortlandt Park, 9:30AM by unannihilated - 3 comments

1 attending
3 maybe

Tele Novella at New Frontier

I'm going to be in the Seattle/Tacoma area visiting at the end of August and I'd love to see some of you at this show! [more inside]
Tacoma, WA at New Frontier, 8PM by Annika Cicada - 5 comments

7 attending
4 maybe

BBQ Party at Jacqueline's Dad's house in Maltby (northeast of Bothell)

BBQ party at my Dad's house this Saturday! Drop by anytime between 3pm and dusk. [more inside]
Snohomish, WA at Jacqueline's Dad's house, 3PM by Jacqueline - 13 comments

6 attending
0 maybe

August meetup before I leave!

So, last meetup we talked about doing another one this summer, before I leave town. So, Friday Aug 15 at 5 pm in the Ann Arbor Beer Garden. There's food right next door at Mark's Carts so we might be over there, and if it rains, check this space for alternate plans. [more inside]
Ann Arbor, MI at Bill's Beer Garden, 5PM by nat - 13 comments

8 attending
6 maybe

Chi Mefi Fall Formal

Last year we did a fall formal, so that we could have a good excuse to dress up fancy and go out on the town. [more inside]

1 attending
0 maybe

Meatballs Screening at the AFI Silver Theatre

Next week's movie for Fanfare's Summer Camp movie series is the 1979 Bill Murray comedy Meatballs, which is being presented on the big screen this Sunday and Monday at the AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring, MD. [more inside]
Silver Spring, MD at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 9:45PM by doctornecessiter - 1 comment

15 attending
4 maybe

Hi Chicago! *waves*

Would any of you wonderful Chicago folks like to hang out with a couple of Bay Area mefites visiting your area around August 22nd or 23rd? [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Pequod's Pizza, 7PM by sambosambo - 56 comments

2 attending
0 maybe

Minneapolis Meetup: Internet Cat Video Festival 2014!

It's almost time for the annual Internet Cat Video Festival at the Walker Museum! Sit out on lawn chairs or blankets, enjoy food truck food, live music, and the company of thousands of fellow cat lovers. No tickets required. [more inside]
Minneapolis, MN at Walker Art Center / Open Field, 6PM by gemutlichkeit - 3 comments

6 attending
6 maybe

New England Vacation time!

My grandson and I will be traveling to the New England / Maine area August 17-22. I'd like to meet up with as many Mefites as we can during the week. This is kind of our last time together before he leaves to join the Army. I put Cambridge, MA in the location field,; this is not to rule out any surrounding communities or states. Built in limitation of the location algorithm, I am told, on good authority :)
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, 7PM by pjern - 28 comments

3 attending
1 maybe

Cambridge Commons on Saturday

A beer bar on Saturday [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Cambridge Commons, 4PM by the young rope-rider - 34 comments

3 attending
12 maybe

people flocked like cattle to Seattle

Seattle MeFites: Let's hang out at Shorty's to play pinball, eat hot dogs veggie dogs, and drink delicious adult beverages on Friday, September 19! [more inside]

6 attending
5 maybe

Fancy cocktails

Been a while since we've had a fancy cocktail meetup. So I suggest Clover Club. [more inside]
New York at Clover Club, 7PM by ferret branca - 24 comments

2 attending
3 maybe

Wood-chuckin' 2: Electric Kubbaloo

I had a blast last time (and first time) I played kubb, so I am going to host another meetup to do the exact same thing! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Winnemac Park, 2PM by baniak - 9 comments

11 attending
7 maybe

Saturday Drinks in London

There is also a Friday Dinner. This is the planning thread for Saturday Drinks.
London, England at The Eagle, 7:30PM by jessamyn - 29 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Ring of Honor Wrestling comes to MCU Park - "Field of Honor"

Once every summer, MCU Park plays host to some of the smaller pro-wrestling promotions. This summer, it's Ring Of Honor presenting "Field of Honor", where the ROH World Championship will be defended in a four-way match and other titles may change hands also. [more inside]
New York at MCU Park, 7:30PM by The Pluto Gangsta - 2 comments

7 attending
0 maybe

It's Reigning Babbys!

In light of this recent post, it has been decreed that there will be a Babby Shower for jph and his partner! [more inside]
Missouri City, TX at Rune's House, 7PM by MexicanYenta - 20 comments

4 attending
1 maybe

Star Trek: TNG Happy Hour, Round 4!

Boldly continuing with Star Trek: TNG episode showings at the Black Cat on Fridays! This week's episode, "Where No One Has Gone Before", is based on the novel The Wounded Sky by the amazing Diane Duane [more inside]
Washington, DC at The Black Cat, 7PM by warm_planet - 1 comment

0 attending
0 maybe

Ars Electronica? Linz, Austria, 4-8 september

Is anyone else (besides me) going to Ars Electronica, 4-8 September in Linz, Austria? (Or anyone living in the area for a meetup?)

5 attending
3 maybe

Hey, you got your Trivia Thing in my chocolate! Tastes great!

It's supposed to rain all week, so of course that means it's time for another round of Geeks Who Drink trivia. As always, we'll see you at 7:30ish on Wednesday at Joe Sent Me.
Cambridge, MA at Joe Sent Me, Cambridge, 7:30PM by DiscourseMarker - 5 comments

5 attending
1 maybe

Inaugural Lunch Up

Second Tuesdays squeaked out ahead in the poll, so we'll have our first official lunch up Tuesday the 12th at 1:00pm. We're going to stick with Pierogi Heaven, on Wells between Lake and Randolph, for the first one. Hope to see you there! [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Pierogi Heaven, 1PM by crush-onastick - 18 comments

0 attending
11 maybe

Highland Park Jazz Series, Part II

As discussed over in this thread, the next Highland Park Jazz Series concert with meet-up interest is on August 24th and will feature The Horn Guys. The concerts in this series are free, and take place every Sunday in August from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Pittsburgh, PA at Highland Park Reservoir, 5PM by Iris Gambol - 1 comment

6 attending
11 maybe

Jonmc & pips hit SeaTown

Me and my beloved wife are going to be arriving in Seattle, Washington very soon before heading to Alaska on a cruise. We would love to meet the Seattle MeFi contingent on Sunday, August 10th. You all know what I like. We'll be staying by the airport, but we're willing to venture out.
Seattle, WA at Nitelite, 7:30PM by jonmc - 26 comments

7 attending
3 maybe

Wikimania/London meetup

I am in town for Wikimania. I have a lot to do but would like to meet MeFites (and/or visiting Wikipedians) for evening drinks/food. Good dates for me are Friday or Saturday evening (8th or 9th) and good location is somewhere near the Barbican Centre which is where I'll be. Who's in? [more inside]
London, England at London Wall Bar & Kitchen, 6:30PM by jessamyn - 38 comments

1 attending
2 maybe

ASSSSCAT: Upright Citizen's Brigade improv show at the UCB Theatre

There are lots of great shows every week at UCB, but the logistics of a UCB meet-up are complicated: post-work traffic is a problem, especially for earlier shows; there are no physical tickets; people may be reluctant to buy tickets a few weeks out; and many of the most popular shows sell out almost immediately so proposing a meet-up once the monthly schedule is announced may well be too late. ASSSSCAT is perfect because we can choose a date at our convenience, the show is free, it's on a Sunday, which has been a good day for meet-ups, and it's not too late for a school night.
  • WHAT: ASSSSCAT, one of the best-known improv groups.
  • WHERE: UCB Theatre, Hollywood
  • WHEN: Sundays, 7:30*
  • COST: Free!
*Show starts at 7:30, and I think people start lining up around 6:30. [more inside]

8 attending
2 maybe

Last-minute meetup in Vancouver

So I'm in Vancouver this long weekend and find myself unexpectedly free of familial obligations on Monday, Aug 4th. I'd love to grab a drink with some people if you're around and free - let's meet at 3 PM at the Storm Crow Tavern!
Vancouver, BC at Storm Crow Tavern, 3PM by Phire - 16 comments

1 attending
0 maybe

Top Gun on the Intrepid

As part of their free summer movie series Top Gun will be shown on the deck of the Intrepid (a battleship turned museum). We're allowed to bring blankets and have a picnic. [more inside]