MeFi @ XOXO?
posted July 28, 2016 5:39 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Thu September 8 at 4:00 PM, Green Dragon
928 SE 9th Ave, Portland, OR, USA (Map & Directions)
A bunch of MeFites are going to be at XOXO this year. Let's meet up at the Green Dragon while we're all in Portland! All are welcome – even if you're not going to be at XOXO.
posted by schmod to Meetup (28 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Gah, if only I had been able to register in time. But if you want to meet up not at the festival, that's a possibility.
posted by daq at 2:47 AM on July 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

It'll be my first time in Portland, so I'd gladly take the opportunity to meet more MeFites and explore more of the city.
posted by schmod at 6:31 AM on July 29, 2016

Yesssssssss, XOXO! I'm 100% for a meetup; mefites I've never met or haven't seen in a while coming to town is one of the best little bonuses of this thing.

We should definitely plan to do something not-inside-the-festival, in any case; getting together somewhere in the general vicinity whenever works well for folks seems like the best way to go based on past experiences.

I don't think there's a proper schedule out yet, but in past years the first day has started with a big fest-goers-only party in the evening (with folks lining up in the big long line to get their passes at like 7 or 8-ish I think), so planning something earlier in the afternoon could work well there timing-wise.

Beyond that, there's generally an afternoon gap each day between the end of Conference talks and before the start of the various Festival events, so that could work as well.
posted by cortex at 8:48 AM on July 29, 2016 [2 favorites]

I'll be at XOXO and I'm a mefite! Count me in.
posted by mulkey at 1:58 PM on July 29, 2016 [1 favorite]

Hell yes! Count me in. First time in Portland as well.
posted by KTamas at 12:56 PM on July 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

Also I'm all for something not-on-the-festival as well. Maybe a day before or something.
posted by KTamas at 1:51 PM on July 30, 2016

I'll be there, and open to meeting up. I haven't been to Portland since 2009, and am excited to be back!
posted by GameDesignerBen at 2:12 PM on July 30, 2016

I won't be at XOXO, but I am XO-adjacent and enjoy meetups!
posted by Secretariat at 2:39 PM on August 1, 2016 [1 favorite]

smasuch and I will be there!
posted by heeeraldo at 9:57 PM on August 4, 2016

Would love to help plan a thing for XOXO-and-adjacent folks! Anybody arriving the day before / leaving the day after so we can all pre-game or post-show together? Anybody like me have a Festival-Only pass and anticipate some time during the daytimes? Would it make sense to have a #mefi channel in the XOXO slack?
posted by churl at 6:32 PM on August 8, 2016

There's already a #mefi channel in the XOXO Slack :-)

Also, since I've never been to Portland, I should probably let others suggest a time/location. I just swapped my travel plans around to arrive on 9/7 (via Seattle/Amtrak, which I'm weirdly excited about!), and will be in PDX through Monday.

Apart from the festival and obligatory new-city sightseeing, my schedule's pretty much wide-open.
posted by schmod at 11:26 AM on August 10, 2016

I didn't manage to get tickets, but I would love to do XOXO-adjacent stuffies with other mefites.
posted by sninky-chan at 10:12 PM on August 19, 2016

I will be xoxo (eggs-o eggs-o? χωχω?) but I will also making and bringing tablet so will mostly be delivering to Scottish expats
posted by scruss at 4:43 PM on August 28, 2016

Here's a concrete proposal:

Thursday, 4pm-7pm, Green Dragon, which is a few blocks walk from the party and registration stuff outside Revolution Hall, before the opening party.

Gives us a few hours to sit and say hello, catch up, have some beers and snacks, and then folks can however collectively-or-not wander over to the registration/party situation around 7 and let XOXO take over hosting duties.
posted by cortex at 11:46 AM on August 30, 2016 [4 favorites]

Is there anybody who wants to attend, but can't make it on Thursday?
posted by schmod at 1:48 PM on August 30, 2016

I'd like to come and can't do Thursday, but that shouldn't be a determining factor if Thursday is best for most.
posted by Kat Allison at 12:22 PM on August 31, 2016

If you're just joining us, cortex's proposal is now the "official" plan. Can't wait to meet everyone on Thursday!
posted by schmod at 8:59 AM on September 4, 2016

(And for anybody who can't make it Thursday, we can plan informally to hang out during the con too. I will probably wander over to Green Dragon on Friday anyway for the XOXO #podcast meetup, etc.)
posted by cortex at 1:21 PM on September 4, 2016

I'm not there for xoxo but I'll be in Portland for about 6 hours on Thursday and this fits in perfectly.
posted by mosessis at 12:46 PM on September 7, 2016

Well, I've just moved here, so I'ma show up, too!
posted by The Great Big Mulp at 4:35 PM on September 7, 2016

Dang it, I can't make it! cortex, you gotta whuffle all these out-of-towners for me, especially heeeraldo.
posted by Specklet at 6:37 PM on September 7, 2016

I will provide whuffle on an egalitarian, as-needed basis to whatever extent I am able. Also, yow, Mulp in PDX!
posted by cortex at 7:11 PM on September 7, 2016 [1 favorite]

Okay, will be there for sure.
posted by scruss at 9:15 AM on September 8, 2016

We're out in the patio area at a big table!
posted by cortex at 4:37 PM on September 8, 2016

Closing up and heading to the XOXO party!
posted by cortex at 6:55 PM on September 8, 2016

Fun meetup! It was great to meet everyone, and thanks for the tasty tablet!
posted by Secretariat at 8:59 PM on September 8, 2016

You are welcome! Great to meet you all!

Worth it all to see the look on cortex's face when KTamas handed him the freshly-printed portrait ...
posted by scruss at 9:48 PM on September 8, 2016

This was super fun, let's do it again. Preferably when I am in Portland again which I do not know when will happen again but I will do my best.
posted by KTamas at 5:48 AM on September 14, 2016

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