An Irish wake for Terry Pratchett
posted March 14, 2015 9:42 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu April 9 at 7:00 PM, E's Bar
511 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, USA (Map & Directions)
A meetup in the memory of Terry Pratchett. It was great going through his obit thread the other day. Terry's books influenced me a lot and helped me think about so many things in so many new ways. And I think, it would be a good idea to get together to give Terry a hearty, joyous send off. We could all come together, assume names from list of characters from his writings, may be even dress like some of them and discuss, drink and celebrate life, his and our own.
Venue: E's bar in upper west side between 84th and 85th street.

The idea is to drink, reminisce about the joy Sir Terry has brought to us and remember him as we have fun.

The bar provides various board games which we can play. There are couple of dartboards as well. We can also bring our own board games.

I am planning to bring a Discworld The Witches board game.

Plan to arrive a bit early if you want to play this game as one game takes around 90 mins or more.

Also, do confirm if you have any DiscWorld board games that you would like to bring to the meetup.

If you are not aware of Sir Terry's writing or books, this would be a good occasion to find out more about it.

Also, It will also be a good place to exchange or share older Terry Pratchett books which you might have already read and are now ready to share with others.
posted by TheLittlePrince to Meetup (25 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

ideas for venue
Kimo Sushi - plenty of room, reasonable price, has sake
posted by Sophont at 6:14 PM on March 14, 2015

I love this idea and I'll come if I can.

Sake sounds great too.
posted by Salamandrous at 8:28 PM on March 14, 2015

Just a heads up, unless it's a very slow night (nit?) KGB bar fills up fast.
posted by The Whelk at 8:49 AM on March 15, 2015

Yeah, KGB is always crowded. Landmark would work during the day, but they have live music booked every night, so that wouldn't work either. And I'm not interested in partying at a sushi place. Are others?

For a board game night, which requires a fair bit of space and a reasonable noise level, I can only think of one place in Manhattan - the Ukrainian dive bar Sly Fox on 2nd and 9th. And that's a maybe unless someone has an in there, they can get kind of cranky.

Otherwise, I can think of:

Freddy's in South Slope
Rocky Sullivan's in Red Hook
Freak Bar in Coney Island
Crescent lounge in Astoria
posted by overhauser at 7:22 PM on March 15, 2015

I'd like to put in a vote for anywhere that isn't too hard to get to from Manhattan. Something like Freddy's is fine, Coney island is a long way to go.

I have a copy of the Ankh-Morpork discworld board game, but I'm not sure how that one lends itself to a pub space. Lots of bits and pieces. Fun though. (ocherdraco I liked it enough when we played that I bought it, so thanks for that.)
posted by Wretch729 at 7:24 AM on March 16, 2015

This sounds like something that I should attend.
posted by gaspode at 7:31 AM on March 16, 2015 [3 favorites]

Is this happening? I also have the Ankh-Morpork board game.
posted by cosmic owl at 10:11 AM on March 24, 2015

Sorry for the delay everyone. I was trying to find a suitable place where we can play board games.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 9:00 PM on March 30, 2015

Aw, I'll be out of town. Have fun!
posted by gaspode at 9:17 AM on March 31, 2015

All right! I will be there!
posted by ocherdraco at 9:34 AM on April 2, 2015

If I make it I'll be showing up late. Will try to get there.
posted by Hactar at 8:07 AM on April 9, 2015

I have to admit that the only Pratchett book I've read so far is Good Omens. But I haven't been able to get to a meetup in weeks because I was hosting some out-of-town friends for the last two weeks of March, so I may come tonight and poll everyone on what books I should be starting with.
posted by oh yeah! at 2:30 PM on April 9, 2015

On my way, should be there in half an hour.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 2:31 PM on April 9, 2015

I'm sorry, but after my back injury on Sunday, I'm in back pain hell, and I can't make it. :(

This is a huge bummer.
posted by ocherdraco at 2:38 PM on April 9, 2015

I am bringing the latest Pratchett book raising steam. If you would like to read it, you are welcome to borrow it.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 2:47 PM on April 9, 2015

I have a hacking cough that won't go away, so I am sadly staying at home tonight. Apologies, hope everyone has a great time.
posted by The Whelk at 2:54 PM on April 9, 2015

Oh! That is a huge bummer. I was looking forward to play that ankh morpork game.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 2:55 PM on April 9, 2015

I am here quite a bit early. Am at the bar.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 3:09 PM on April 9, 2015

I brought along the "disc world: the witches" game as well..
posted by TheLittlePrince at 3:11 PM on April 9, 2015

I have the anhk morpork game and am still heading over, but will be a bit late. Hope you feel better ocherdraco!
posted by Wretch729 at 3:36 PM on April 9, 2015 [2 favorites]

Little Prince, I am here by the jukebox, where are you?
posted by oh yeah! at 4:01 PM on April 9, 2015

Just arrived where are people at?
posted by Wretch729 at 4:21 PM on April 9, 2015

We're at the middle table in the back now.
posted by Wretch729 at 4:29 PM on April 9, 2015

We are at a table in the back, near the dartboards.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 4:30 PM on April 9, 2015

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