Perth, Western Australia. 25 September @ Frisk
posted September 11, 2013 4:23 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Wed September 25 at 5:30 PM, Frisk
103 Francis Street, Northbridge WA 6003, Australia (Map & Directions)
Calling any and all Perth/WA mefites! We are currently the only mainland state in Australia to never have had an IRL meetup. This should not continue. If you're going to be in Perth in the next few weeks and would like to meet, please drop a line in this thread or memail me. I would propose meeting at a bar in the city around 5pm on say a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday but am open to suggestions.
I'm relatively new to metafilter and have never been to a meetup before, let alone organised one, so please go easy on me! I'm guessing that there are fewer than 10 mefites in WA, and I have no idea if any of you are interested in meeting IRL, but this big white space is slightly annoying me so, here we go.

Update: Woohoo! Looks like at least two of us can do the 25th, so I'm setting that as the date, unless there's objections. Saying 5:30pm but I guess this can be flexible.
posted by pianissimo to Meetup (14 comments total)

Sounds like a good plan and thanks for making a move on this! I'll ponder on good venues...
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace at 12:37 AM on September 12, 2013

Woohoo - Harriet Vane and I have joined up a few times for a small Perth MeFi flagwave, but I've noticed that the Perth contingent has grown a lot in the last year or two.

I'm going to suggest the Wee Bar in Mount Hawthorn or 399 on William St, or Frisk on Aberdeen Street. Alternatively, I live inner city and am happy to host.
posted by honey-barbara at 12:54 AM on September 12, 2013

I think there are more than 10 mefites in WA; I've seen people reading AskMe on the bus, at least! I chatted briefly with Ahab a year ago about getting a Perth meetup going, so this is a good thing.
posted by barnacles at 6:13 PM on September 12, 2013

I'm in! I've not been on the site much lately but would love to meet more local MeFites. Honey-Barbara knows all the good places to meet, she's never steered me wrong :)
posted by harriet vane at 6:39 PM on September 12, 2013

Yay, so happy to hear from Perth mefites!

So to turn this into reality, any preferences for time, date and place?

Place: I'm happy with any of Honey-Barbara's suggestions - if you leave it to me I'd pick Frisk because I like gin :)

Time: I can make it at any time, let me know what works. I was thinking immediately after work like 5:30 or 6, depending on what hours and where you all work.

Date: I don't think I can do the 26th or 27th, so how do people feel about Wednesday the 25th?

(the 18th, 19th or 20th also work for me at this stage, but if you want one of these dates please reply quickly so we can lock it in! Alternatively, October is up for grabs, I just have a mental block against planning things beyond the end of the month...)

I wonder if Barnacles and I catch the same bus - I regularly read AskMe on the bus!
posted by pianissimo at 3:05 AM on September 13, 2013

Frisk on the 25th sounds great to me.
posted by honey-barbara at 10:13 AM on September 13, 2013

pianissimo, I've changed routes now but the AskMe reader I noticed was on the 34.
posted by barnacles at 11:12 PM on September 15, 2013

barnacles, that wasn't me, so there must be another AskMe reader lurking around the place. Hopefully they will see this thread and come to the meetup :)
posted by pianissimo at 5:52 AM on September 16, 2013

Hate to be uncertain (depends on whether anything critical comes up in the meantime) but Frisk on the 25th currently sounds good for me. Close to both work and home. Thanks for organising!
posted by Ahab at 4:38 PM on September 16, 2013

Sounds fantastic - looking forward to it! SUCH an impressive gin selection :)
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace at 7:00 PM on September 16, 2013

Today's the day!

I have no ability to make a sign, and it looks like some of you guys already know each other but I don' please look out for a small bespectacled Asian lady (who will probably look a little out of place coz let's face it, I'm just not that cool.)
posted by pianissimo at 12:23 AM on September 25, 2013

Awesome time, pianissimo! Thank you (and that was a super cool thing to do).
posted by Ahab at 6:39 AM on September 25, 2013 [1 favorite]

I think a great time was had by all :)

Thanks everyone for coming. We must do it again!
posted by pianissimo at 7:12 AM on September 25, 2013 [2 favorites]

Thanks so much pianissimo and to everyone else too! Awesome fun, great gin, brilliant company - we'll definitely have to do it again :)
posted by Alice Russel-Wallace at 8:13 PM on September 25, 2013 [2 favorites]

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