Calgary Meetup
posted August 26, 2016 11:30 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Fri September 23 at 7:00 PM, Boxcar
1215 1 St SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0V3, Canada (Map & Directions)
Hey everyone! We're planning a little "meet your fellow Calgary MeFites" night, over board games! Join us if you can, should be great.
posted by CarrotAdventure to Meetup (24 comments total)

Would love to! We don't often get together and the last time we did I was laid low by the flu. September is a busy month for me, but it should be possible if we aim for a Friday or Saturday night.
posted by nubs at 7:04 AM on August 27, 2016

Would love to meet. I tend to be a coffee shop person rather than a bar person but only because bars can get noisy and shouty, and I love me some interesting conversation at under 100 dB.
posted by angiep at 7:17 AM on August 27, 2016

<100dB hangs sound good! Friday/Saturday is the most doable for me too, although the next few weekends are somewhat busy for me. How does Friday, Sept 23 sound for a date?

I'll ponder a suitable venue this weekend; any suggestions on that front? Something like a board game cafe might be well-suited to something like this. There's also Kawa and the Roasterie, both solid options in the category of "coffee shops w/later hours".
posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:42 AM on August 27, 2016

I would be all over a Board Game cafe. 23rd should be possible, I think.
posted by nubs at 11:42 AM on August 27, 2016

Awesome.... what are the good board game cafes in town? I've been to one like once in my life I think.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:51 AM on August 27, 2016

I haven't actually ever been to one, which is why I'm so keen! I love board games.
Looks like we have three to choose from:


Boxcar and Hexagon are the most central
posted by nubs at 12:04 PM on August 27, 2016

I'd be up for this! Certainly interested in the whole meetup experience.

The 23rd should work for me as well.
posted by sagc at 1:43 PM on August 27, 2016

September 23 is good for me, too.
posted by angiep at 7:29 PM on August 27, 2016

OK! I'll confirm up Sept 23 as the date.

Boxcar looks ideal to me location-wise, cool if I put that as the venue for now?

And is 8pm okay for a time?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 6:27 AM on August 28, 2016

8pm is ok; I can even go a little earlier (7:30?) as I know I have an event the next morning and will be up early.
posted by nubs at 11:41 AM on August 28, 2016

I may be able to make it, in the field that week but driving back that afternoon.
posted by arcticseal at 5:29 PM on August 28, 2016

Ealier than 8pm is totally fine by me; I can be there as early as 6pm so happy to do whenever.

nubs - assuming 7pm is probably even better for you, I'll change the time to that for now and continue to update as we discuss.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 5:40 AM on August 29, 2016

7 pm is even better for me, too.
posted by angiep at 10:56 AM on August 29, 2016

Okay, cool; 7pm it is!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 12:40 PM on August 29, 2016

7pm! Boardgames! Beer! Metafilter!
posted by nubs at 8:14 AM on August 30, 2016 [1 favorite]

I think I can probably make this as well!
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 10:47 PM on September 1, 2016 [2 favorites]

Reminder for tonight!
posted by nubs at 7:24 AM on September 23, 2016

Thanks nubs!

Looking forward to it!
How will we recognize each other? I've never done this before, haha. I realize there will only be a few of us so I realize it might not be a simple/obvious as other larger MeFi meetups.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:07 AM on September 23, 2016

Oh god, yeah. I always forget about that.

Usually the first person or two there puts a note in the thread about where they are sitting/what they are wearing. I know the first one I went to, I put a sheet of paper on the table that had a MeFi in-joke on it to help. Or maybe we just look for whoever is kind of sitting awkwardly looking like they are looking for other people they don't know?
posted by nubs at 10:38 AM on September 23, 2016

Hahaha right on.

OK so the only problem is I have an oldschool phone from like 1997 with a text-only situation, so once I leave the house here I won't have access to this thread anymore.

However, tell you what: nubs, I'll send you a Mefi Mail message with my number on it, and you can text my directly about who's sitting where etc.

Maybe I'll also bring a notebook and write MEFI on it in huge letters.

Anyways, see you all in a bit! Really looking forward to it!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 4:58 PM on September 23, 2016

Well, I had to work late tonight (I thought this was yesterday and didn't realize until I checked this post like a block away from Boxcar). Still haven't had supper, so I think I'm just going to head home. Sorry to have missed it; we should start planning for another one in late October / early November perhaps?
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 8:14 PM on September 23, 2016

Sorry you couldn't make it, Homeboy Trouble! We had a good time and are talking about doing another one before Christmas probably, so yeah - I'd be down for doing it again soon.

It was great fun; we played maybe two rounds of a game but spent most of our time chatting with each other.
posted by nubs at 9:40 PM on September 23, 2016

Had a great time. Thanks CarrotAdventure, sagc, and nubs!
posted by angiep at 10:09 PM on September 23, 2016 [1 favorite]

Another meetup in late Oct/early Nov sounds great! Would be great to have you in the mix, Homeboy Trouble. Last night was so much fun, can't wait to do it again!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 6:07 AM on September 24, 2016

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