Calgary Meetup
posted August 12, 2010 11:41 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri September 17 at 7:30 PM, Kawa Espresso Bar
1333 8 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1B2, Canada (Map & Directions)
Let's get together again, Calgary/Southern Alberta! Friday Sept 17th, 7:30pm, Kawa Espresso Bar.
posted by arcticwoman to Meetup (38 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Capital idea! I'm in.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 1:01 PM on August 12, 2010

As long as it's not Labour Day weekend I'm game. If this ends up happening this'd be my first meetup. I always mean to interact more with the site, but I'm pretty much a hard core lurker (Relationshipfilter being my guilty pleasure).
posted by calgary at 5:52 PM on August 23, 2010

Love to do it! The Hop-In brew was a lot of fun the last two times we were there. I'm pretty good any weekend except the 25th/26th.
posted by never used baby shoes at 12:13 PM on August 24, 2010

If I am in-town, definately.
posted by jkaczor at 4:11 PM on August 24, 2010

I'm totally in!
posted by chudmonkey at 3:58 PM on August 25, 2010

I just dropped everyone from the last meetup a MeMail about this, and also everyone who had a location close to Calgary. jkaczor, apologies, I think I sent you one despite the fact you already found this thread.
posted by never used baby shoes at 4:01 PM on August 25, 2010

Yeah, sounds good to me. Lot of birthdays and whatnot then, but I'll see if I can make time.
posted by converge at 4:29 PM on August 25, 2010

Hey no worries, I've never been to a meetup, so the email was nice - if it is a weekend (Saturday/Sunday), I should be in-town.
posted by jkaczor at 5:46 PM on August 25, 2010

OK, I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest either the 11th or 18th. I also think we should get there early - The Hop-In Brew ramps up the music volume the later it gets.

They have great food, so dinner time is a good option.

arcticwoman, let me know if I'm being too much of a busybody
posted by never used baby shoes at 6:36 PM on August 25, 2010

Yup. Some travelling for me this upcoming month -- especially weekends -- but if I'm in town I'll be looking forward to it for sure.
posted by bumpkin at 8:59 PM on August 25, 2010

I'm in. Whole month's pretty free and clear for me, but I'm wondering if a Saturday's optimal for attendance. If we said "weekend of the 18th," would people vote Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun?
posted by gompa at 10:50 PM on August 25, 2010

I'm arriving back in town that same weekend, so I'd be happy to make the Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun of the weekend of the 18th work. Whatever's easiest for all.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:46 PM on August 26, 2010

I'd be interested - I'm photographing a wedding in Banff on the 18th but nights around that may work. We have a 4-month-old, too, though, so it requires some high-powered negotiations for me to get a night off.
posted by jimmythefish at 2:00 PM on August 26, 2010

I should be able to make any of the Thu/Fri/Sat/Sun work on the weekend of the preference is for the Fri/Sat
posted by never used baby shoes at 5:22 PM on August 26, 2010

I'm out of town labour day and one other weekend to be named later for a housewarming, but I'll try to make it out otherwise.

Obligatory "have a toddler" waffling posted for reference as well...
posted by sauril at 4:17 PM on August 27, 2010

We've had German meetups at Kawa Espresso Bar, which I strongly recommend over Hop n Brew- Kawa has the city's best assortment of beers, good food and superb coffee, is better for conversation, and the owners are super accommodating. As long as it's not booked for a music performance it's a good choice.

I'd recommend NOT late- like 6pm.

Weekend for the 18th is fine with me. Actually any day, any time other than "late."
posted by ethnomethodologist at 9:46 AM on August 28, 2010

Always open to trying a new place.
posted by never used baby shoes at 2:14 PM on August 28, 2010

Fri/Sat/Sun of the 18th time-frame would work, should be back in town. Early is better as well.
posted by jkaczor at 4:39 PM on September 1, 2010

Friday evening, Saturday anytime, or Sunday morning/afternoon for me. And if anyone from South of Calgary needs a ride, they can hop in.
posted by arcticwoman at 8:46 PM on September 2, 2010

That's a bad weekend for me, as we're organizing a food drive for the Food Bank in the SE that weekend, but if I get a bit of free time, I might be able to stop by. Good luck!
posted by blue_beetle at 12:41 PM on September 3, 2010

I just got booked for an out-of-town stand-up comedy gig on the night of the 18th - I couldn't bring myself to say no. Hopefully we can settle on Friday or Sunday rather than Saturday.
posted by chudmonkey at 3:38 PM on September 7, 2010

If we're going to do Sunday, I would suggest afternoon.
posted by never used baby shoes at 7:37 PM on September 7, 2010

That weekend is my birthday, and I am trying to make plans for a party - so I need a date firmed up pretty soon.

How is Friday evening for everyone? Earliest I can be there is 7:30 (driving from Lethbridge) but feel free to start without me - others have suggested 6pm. Kawa espresso bar?
posted by arcticwoman at 11:08 PM on September 7, 2010

Friday evening is fine, and 7.30 is also great - it wouldn't be a lower-Alberta meetup without you. :-)
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 12:19 PM on September 8, 2010

I notice that this is on neither list of upcoming meetups on the MetaTalk page.... Once its firmed up (sounds like there's a certain amount of convergence on Friday the 17th), this should be updated.
posted by bumpkin at 1:42 PM on September 8, 2010

Ok, I am going to go ahead and pin it down, then. Friday September 17th (my birthday!), 7:30pm at Kawa Espresso Bar.

W00t! SAB meetup!
posted by arcticwoman at 11:15 AM on September 9, 2010

Darn - well, it woulda been good if corporate business plans hadna changed - unfortunately there is no way I can get back for that time on Friday - see ya all at the next one.
posted by jkaczor at 1:11 PM on September 10, 2010

I have a work conference out of town- we finish at 10pm (!) the 17th so I'll have to catch the next one!
posted by variella at 11:30 PM on September 10, 2010

I'll be in attendance. I'll take a gander at people's profile pics right before I leave to try and recognize people. If you see a half Asian guy who looks like he's in his mid/late 20s sporting an orange Vuarnet t-shirt, that'll be me (hopefully that's a unique enough description... pretty sure no one wears Vuarnet anymore, but one never knows).
posted by calgary at 11:40 AM on September 14, 2010

Hi folks, I am so sorry to do this, but I have to back out of tomorrow night. My life has just gotten too crazy-busy and I can't afford the time to drive into Calgary anymore. I hope some of the maybe and drop-bys can make it, and please keep me posted if there's another meetup anytime soon.
posted by arcticwoman at 7:59 AM on September 16, 2010

That's too bad - I was looking forward to seeing you again!

Do we have a head count on who is in/who is out?
posted by never used baby shoes at 3:57 PM on September 16, 2010

I still intend to attend.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 8:46 PM on September 16, 2010

Damn it. My girlfriend is dragging me to a pointless birthday party tonight. Sorry folks.
posted by converge at 4:32 PM on September 17, 2010

I'm here (albeit late - student emergency) but I don't see anyone I recognize. :-(
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 7:59 PM on September 17, 2010

Shoot, folks. Really meant to come but I ran into a babysitting snafu. Hope it went well and let's try not to let years pass before another.
posted by gompa at 8:31 PM on September 17, 2010

Sorry I couldn't make it - ran into a brick wall after a crazy week both at work and with the family.
posted by sauril at 11:40 AM on September 18, 2010

Shoot - I tried to post from my iPhone late Friday that I couldn't make it. Too bad it looks like it all fell apart at the end.
posted by never used baby shoes at 11:08 AM on September 19, 2010

I was feeling a little bitter last Friday night when I thought of you guys while listening to worktalk- sounds like things fell apart so maybe we should try again soon.
posted by variella at 10:15 AM on September 22, 2010

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