Calgary meetup!
posted April 11, 2012 6:46 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri May 25 at 7:30 PM, Hop In Brew
213 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1R9, Canada (Map & Directions)
Calgary Meetup at the Hop In Brew
*** UPDATE***
Well let's just shoot for the last weekend of May and see if that works for anyone :) I haven't been to the Hop In Brew yet, looks like a perfectly acceptable choice. I'm putting down Friday, May 25 - if you want the date changed let me know.

Will see if I can make a reservation, will make it next week.
posted by lizbunny to Meetup (33 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Yay! We move to Calgary 1st week in May. No idea where anything is yet, so I'll trust the locals.
posted by arcticseal at 6:38 AM on April 12, 2012

Would love to join a meetup. Past events have usually happened at the Hop-In Brew, but I know some other locales have been suggested in the past.
posted by never used baby shoes at 8:03 AM on April 12, 2012

I would love to come, but can't really be counted on. I live in Lethbridge, have a newborn, and am planning trips to Ontario and BC in May/June. If the stars align in terms of timing, I'll be there.
posted by arcticwoman at 10:12 AM on April 12, 2012

Interested, yes! Like articwoman I'll be doing a lot of traveling this summer - first half of May in New Zealand and the Cook Islands, last half of June in Boston and Halifax - but will be around Calgary for the rest of the summer, unless the road calls me to take a long bike trip.

(I have plans to do a Mefi Early Fall Harvest Party at my house with fresh produce from my gardens at some stage, but that won't be for another couple of years... by which time articwoman's and gompa's babies will be toddlers and small children, and hopefully more transportable :-)
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 1:24 PM on April 12, 2012

YES I AM INTERESTED YAY, I mean, this sounds like a good idea. Anytime in either May or June is probably okay for me, as far as I know at this point.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 1:07 AM on April 13, 2012

I think if you're traveling through town, arcticwoman, you should just schedule a meetup as convenient for you anyway:)
posted by lizbunny at 11:08 PM on April 13, 2012

I missed the last one for, in retrospect, terrible reasons. I should be town from mid-May through June, but gone in July to try avoid the stampede.

Arcticseal: if you want thoughts on 'where things are', let me know. I've only been here a few years, but feel like I have a pretty good grip on the inner-city neighbourhoods.
posted by bumpkin at 7:36 AM on April 14, 2012

I've always missed them - but would love to actually attend once (unless of course, I move away for work - sigh, I hate being in this "limbo" state)
posted by jkaczor at 10:05 AM on April 14, 2012

Bumpkin, thanks, will drop you a MeMail.
posted by arcticseal at 9:03 PM on April 14, 2012

arcticseal - I've lived here pretty much my whole life, and am more than willing to throw some pointers your way about the city if needed.
posted by never used baby shoes at 9:43 PM on April 14, 2012

I just moved to Calgary at the beginning of April, myself.
posted by lizbunny at 6:20 PM on April 15, 2012

Me too. I've never managed to make any of the others but I would love to come to a meetup.
posted by angiep at 6:44 PM on April 15, 2012

Can't do June, and May is tight, but I'd certainly try! I will be there likely in early August, so in any case I might propose one then.
posted by kch at 9:30 AM on April 22, 2012

How about the last weekend of May? On May 25th or 26th? will update and see what you all think.

Even if it's just a handful of us, that's a great start :)
posted by lizbunny at 6:13 PM on May 8, 2012

I'm in town now!
posted by arcticseal at 7:22 PM on May 8, 2012

Unfortunately, the weekend of the 25th won't work for me - but have fun!
posted by never used baby shoes at 1:19 PM on May 10, 2012

I should be able to make the 25th. And the Hop In Brew is a good choice for meeting.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 8:14 PM on May 15, 2012

25th is free for me and it's not far from my office.
posted by arcticseal at 4:03 PM on May 16, 2012

So far, party of 3 - bringing guests?
posted by lizbunny at 5:06 PM on May 16, 2012

I'm being let out on my own for the night :)
posted by arcticseal at 6:46 PM on May 16, 2012

dang, i have a prior engagement. next time!
posted by blueberrypicasso at 10:38 AM on May 17, 2012

I'm back in Calgary, and will be attending.
posted by Bora Horza Gobuchul at 10:32 AM on May 19, 2012

Ok, maybe finally this will be the one I remember, am around for, etc. ;-)
posted by jkaczor at 3:58 PM on May 21, 2012

4 confirmed, 1 maybe - hope to see you all there on Friday!
posted by lizbunny at 11:10 AM on May 23, 2012

Oh crumbs, I'm glad I checked this since I hadn't been keeping up. I shall try to make it!
posted by bumpkin at 10:12 PM on May 24, 2012

Ok, I haven't made a reservation but I will as soon as they open today, will make it for Metafilter. If not, I'll be there a bit early to get a spot for 6, and will let them know you're going to ask for the Metafiter group. Me-mailing you my cell in case of restaurant failure and we need to relocate to the next available venue. See you tonight!
posted by lizbunny at 9:19 AM on May 25, 2012

... ... ... they don't take reservations on the weekend, but it should be fine they said.

Bora Horza asked for a flag/marker, I made some. Look for the little Metafilter / MeFiIRL Calgary Meetup signs :)
posted by lizbunny at 3:10 PM on May 25, 2012

MeFi Base Camp!
posted by arcticseal at 5:35 PM on May 25, 2012

After action report: A small but hearty gang of MeFites assembled at the table next to the ominous crowd with Revolutionary War garb and sketchpads. Including lizbunny's coworkers, this was a sufficiently new group of Calgarians that the median number of Stampede survived was 0. Topics of discussion included "hey, so tell me about yourself" and "oilsands: it's complicated." Turns out there were a lot of engineers/geologists, although there was a limited amount of talking shop. A good time was had by all.

Towards the end, lizbunny, arcticseal and I thought that we should not only do this again, but we should try for monthly. All Calgarians (and other southern Albertans), consider yourselves forewarned.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 2:17 PM on May 26, 2012 [2 favorites]

I have a phot of the flag in a pint to post too!
posted by arcticseal at 5:00 PM on May 26, 2012

A regular meetup would be awesome. And just having me at the table will bring up your median number of Stampedes survived (defined as "get the hell out of town for" or "pretend it ain't happening") considerably.
posted by never used baby shoes at 10:59 AM on May 27, 2012

Why wasn't I auto-notified about this? I have my (approximate) GPS coordinates entered in my profile and everything!
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 9:37 PM on May 27, 2012

I didn't have "IRL alerts" checked in my preferences. :(
posted by Pruitt-Igoe at 9:42 PM on May 27, 2012

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