Worldcon is in Helsinki this year (http://www.worldcon.fi) and I'm bringing resident 11 year old. Dates are 9-13 August though I think we are arriving on the 8th. Anyone else planning to be there? I've been to 2 Worldcons before and generally the problem I've found is I have no problem talking to new people but meeting up with people I already know can be difficult if we haven't made concrete plans as Worldcon is just so big. While I am all about the sitting and drinking, that probably won't be very 11 yo friendly so I am open to other suggestions - maybe a picnic or walk near the convention centre? Or an evening meal?
Hey San Francisco, grab your lab coats and let's march! All STEMfolk and friends of science are welcome! [more inside]
Let's meet in front of the elephants in the lobby of the Museum of Natural History at 1 PM for some museum wandering, and plan on dinner at Good Stuff Eatery around 6! [more inside]
Labor Day weekend is almost upon us again, and that means DragonCon in Atlanta. (Please don't call it Dragon*Con, they had their *-hole removed two years ago at no small expense.) Even though an actual organized MeFi meetup is not likely to survive everyone's various convention plans, we can at least use this thread to talk about those plans. NOTE: like last year, the time and place listed are for the registration line, the event itself lasts Thursday-Monday, and is spread across 5 high-rise hotels and a nearby convention center. [more inside]
February 7: Dinner at Etete Restaurant at 7 PM with museuming and wandering during the day! Hi DC-area mefites! I'm flying into Washington, DC on February 6 and leaving on February 8 - want to get together for food/museums/drinks/other DC area things sometime that weekend? [more inside]
BAHFest (the Festival of Bad Ad Hoc Hypotheses, as shown on Metafilter) has an event in SF this year: BAHFest West. [more inside]
The natural history museum does a monthly science lecture with cocktails. This months is called "The Story of the Human Body." It starts at 7 but to get seats it's better to be there when the doors open at 6:30. The event is free but you can register at the link below. If anyone is interested you can read more about it here and perhaps we can get drinks after.
Agenda: 1. Meet and greet over refreshments. 2. Presentations by our featured speakers: Carl Schoonover and Paul Nemirovsky 3. Networking. This event is hosted and sponsored by Enigma Technologies 560 Broadway suite 402, 10012, New York, NY [more inside]
OMSI now has a Mythbusters exhibit in place. This months after dark will feature it, and is scheduled for the 27th. How about we get us some awesome SCIENCE! happening? [more inside]
This is part 2 of the Metafilter Pittsburgh Carnegie Museums series. This trip we will be visiting the Carnegie Science Center and hanging out on a submarine. [more inside]
Professional science communicator, Mefite lurker and mate of mine Owen is doing a show at the Fringe Festival this year: science demonstrations you can do with alcohol and bar equipment. I went on opening night and it was great fun. I want to go again to see how the show is shaping up over the course of the festival and with Mefites' love of bars, drinking and science thought I'd make it an event in case folk were interested. I'm proposing Tuesday because it's tight ass Tuesday, but it's running most nights of the week. If you're keen but can't make that night, I'm pretty flexible. Official blurb under the fold. [more inside]
If any wants to go have a drink and listen to a science talk the American Museum of Natural History has a monthly SciCafe event. This months topic is "The Whole-Life Catalog: Why and How We Should Map and Understand the Biosphere." This months is on on Wed. Oct. 3 at 7pm. Admission is free, but there is an RSVP feature on the event page. [more inside]
Do we have enough astronomy buffs and Exploratorium members to enjoy the partial solar eclipse on the evening of Sunday, May 20th at the Members Appreciation Night shindig? Members can usually bring guests (depending on the level of membership), so buddying up with a member would work for those who aren't members themselves. [more inside]
Science, comedy, mefi's own asavage, and cocktails -- what more do you need? Other than a ride from mefi's own asterix, that is.
The California Academy of Sciences Nightlife on August 18th is “Comedy NightLife with SF Sketchfest” - Join us for a night of “weird science” comedy with an 80s twist, featuring Adam Savage of MythBusters and handfuls of other comedians. Music by DJs Skip and Shindog from New Wave City AND Eli Glad and Sleazemore. Buy tickets here. Let's meet at 6 pm out front. Latecomers memail or text to find us. [more inside]
Anyone want to hit up the Philadelphia Science Festival? This event is being held at The South Philadelphia Tap Room. Discuss biomedical ethics while enjoying a pint! [more inside]