Calgary May or June Meetup?
posted May 6, 2015 7:00 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat May 30 at 6:00 PM, National on 10th
341 10 Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB T2R 0A5, Canada (Map & Directions)
Given the number of responders in the recent Alberta-related threads, thought this might be a good time to propose a meetup for sometime later this month or in early June!
I've been in Calgary for just over a year and haven't (knowingly) met any of you yet! Beer/wine/patio time? The last proposed meetup fell through, let's make this happen!
posted by mireille to Meetup (35 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Would love to do this; it's rare for us to actually manage a meetup!

In the interests of getting the ball rolling, let's suggest the weekend of the 30th?
posted by nubs at 9:49 AM on May 7, 2015

That works for me, should we aim for Friday or Saturday?
posted by mireille at 10:40 AM on May 7, 2015

Saturday is probably easier for me. But let's see what any other folks have to say.
posted by nubs at 1:59 PM on May 7, 2015

I can make Friday or Saturday, out of town on Sunday.
posted by arcticseal at 6:23 AM on May 8, 2015

This year, that may actually finally work for me...
posted by jkaczor at 12:05 PM on May 8, 2015

OK, since I think the reason this usually falls apart for us is a lack of specifics (someone has to grab the Gauntlet of Certainty!), can we say that the plan looks like this:

Saturday May 30
Time: TBD
Location: TBD

And start working on the time & location?
posted by nubs at 1:21 PM on May 8, 2015

I endorse Saturday the 30th! I prefer the location be central! I don't know why I'm using this declarative sentence structure!
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 3:16 PM on May 8, 2015

You have seized the Iron Gauntlet of Certainty!

Central is good. I endorse central.
posted by nubs at 8:43 AM on May 9, 2015

Definitely on board for the 30th and central! Now for the time and place- suggestions?
posted by mireille at 9:47 AM on May 9, 2015

I don't get out much anymore.

We used to do Hop-In Brew, but I don't even know if it is still around or if its any good for a meetup anymore.
posted by nubs at 10:59 AM on May 9, 2015

Maybe let's figure out time first - afternoon or evening? That way we can better figure out a location that's good for the purpose (i.e., not crazy loud on a Saturday night). I propose evening but I'm up for either.
posted by mireille at 2:53 PM on May 10, 2015

Evening is better for me.
posted by nubs at 9:03 AM on May 11, 2015

I'll be in Quebec, but if there's another meetup later in the summer I will try to make it!
posted by arcticwoman at 11:34 PM on May 12, 2015

Saturday works for me, preference for evening and some place not crazy loud or where kids can get on my lawn. Hop in Brew is still there, I walked past it the other day, was kind of noisy upstairs on the last meet-up.
posted by arcticseal at 11:18 AM on May 13, 2015

Being still relatively new to the city, I'm not sure what places would be less crazy on a Saturday night, especially downtown. I do know one good place for groups to meet-- the bar at the Aloft hotel by the university, just off of Crowchild and the Trans-Canada highway. Parking is easy and it's never overly loud, decent beers on tap, entertainingly over the top decor, and never especially crowded. It's also a a minute walk from the (Banff Trail) LRT station. But it's not exactly what I'd call central, does anyone have other suggestions?
posted by mireille at 5:35 PM on May 16, 2015

I hope to be able to make it.

HopIn Brew is still there, gets pretty packed, and is super inefficient for dispensing beer.

I might suggest the National on 10th .... gets busy but we can reserve a room, which is pretty great (we used to do this for a once monthly meetup). great selection of beers and pretty decent for food.
posted by bumpkin at 7:14 AM on May 17, 2015

I called National on 10th, they have a room that seats 12-15 available, though I think our group will be around half that. We could also reserve a table, but their last reservation is at 6PM. Thoughts?
posted by mireille at 6:27 PM on May 19, 2015

Do it at 6ish, we can have dinner?
posted by nubs at 10:55 AM on May 20, 2015

That would be fine with me.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 11:19 AM on May 20, 2015

Dinner works for me! Between the confirmed and the likely, I count six, possibly seven. Is anyone planning on bringing someone? Would like to get the head count close before I call.
posted by mireille at 6:19 PM on May 20, 2015

Okay, I've made a reservation for 6PM on Saturday the 30th. Right now we've got a table for 6 but will adjust that as necessary when we have the final count. Excited to meet you all!
posted by mireille at 2:10 PM on May 24, 2015

posted by nubs at 2:10 PM on May 24, 2015

Oh - if everyone who's coming could mark themselves as "joining us", I'll use that as the final count for the table. Yay!
posted by mireille at 2:14 PM on May 24, 2015

I've been absent for the past week, but definitely on for next week! See you there (I'll be the one in the MeFi tshirt).
posted by arcticseal at 8:39 PM on May 24, 2015

Hey everyone, where and how would you like to meet? Maybe let's pick a spot out front? I'll also change the name on the reservation from mine to "Metafilter" in case anyone arrives after we've been seated. We have 5 confirmed but I'm going to leave the reservation for 6 people in case anyone else wants to join last minute.
posted by mireille at 9:01 AM on May 29, 2015

Out front is good for me.
posted by arcticseal at 9:40 PM on May 29, 2015

Hey guys - I've been down with the stomach flu all day and am not fit company for human or beast (even the dog has been avoiding me). Sorry to bail, but otherwise we might need a bucket.
posted by nubs at 4:39 PM on May 30, 2015

Ouch. Hope you feel better soon.

I'm on the bus on my way in. There in about ten minutes.
posted by arcticseal at 4:50 PM on May 30, 2015

We'll be sorry to miss you, hope you feel better! For those coming, I'm at the entrance, black and grey striped dress.
posted by mireille at 4:52 PM on May 30, 2015

Great to see homeboy trouble and mireille, we should do this more often!
posted by arcticseal at 9:42 PM on June 1, 2015

I hope we do it again, I was sad to miss it because we so rarely do it!
posted by nubs at 11:54 AM on June 4, 2015

Maybe a MeFi lunch for those that work downtown? Might be less of a commitment than weekends?
posted by arcticseal at 7:59 PM on June 7, 2015

I could probably get downtown for a lunch
posted by nubs at 9:00 AM on June 8, 2015

It was great to meet you guys, and I would love to meet for lunch sometime!
posted by mireille at 12:20 PM on June 14, 2015

OK, I'll check my calendar and see what I can set up for July!
posted by arcticseal at 8:54 PM on June 18, 2015

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