YYC meetup?
posted January 3, 2019 8:20 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat February 9 at 7:00 PM, Hexagon
1140 Kensington Rd NW, Calgary, AB T2N 3P3, Canada (Map & Directions)
Happy new year everyone! It's been a long time since we've had a meetup; it would be cool to see everyone again! Anyone interested?
posted by CarrotAdventure to Meetup (44 comments total)

Me! But my times are limited to Saturdays. However, don't let that stop everyone else.
posted by angiep at 6:45 AM on January 4, 2019

I'd be down! Just moved to Calgary this past summer and it'd be lovely to meet y'all.
posted by ZaphodB at 7:58 AM on January 4, 2019

I'd certainly be interested! I'm good evenings/weekends.
posted by sagc at 9:33 AM on January 4, 2019

We definitely gotta get angiep in the mix! We've missed you the last couple meetups. I suggest we shoot for a Saturday :)
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:55 AM on January 4, 2019

I'd love to come, depending on timing. Saturdays should work.
posted by nubs at 1:41 PM on January 4, 2019

I would be interested but it depends on the location as I don't drive. Saturdays would be ok.
posted by Calzephyr at 4:01 PM on January 4, 2019

Calzephyr, depending on geography and timing, it may be possible to give you a lift if needed.
posted by nubs at 5:07 PM on January 4, 2019

Central on Saturday sounds plausible to me! I can do daytime on the 19th,any time on the 12th or 26th.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 8:54 PM on January 5, 2019

I've been in Calgary for ages now but still haven't been out to a YYC meetup. I'm likely not good on the 12th unless we're meeting somewhere north-y, but the 19th and 26th should be fine.
posted by blerghamot at 4:29 PM on January 6, 2019

The 26th is likely going to be not good for me.
posted by nubs at 10:40 AM on January 7, 2019

How about Feb 2?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 7:19 PM on January 7, 2019

Daytime on Feb 2 works for me; we have opera tix that evening.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 2:07 PM on January 8, 2019

I'd be up for any of the dates listed!
posted by sagc at 2:26 PM on January 8, 2019

Hmm. Ok, my apologies; I forgot to mention that on Saturdays, I have to work till 6pm. Maybe Feb 9?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 3:20 PM on January 8, 2019

The 9th could work for me
posted by nubs at 4:09 PM on January 8, 2019

Feb 09 is good for me, too!
posted by angiep at 6:56 PM on January 8, 2019

Feb 9 can work. The home reno show is this weekend and I'd hate to miss that.

Nubs, thanks for the offer :) I'll let you know.
posted by Calzephyr at 7:59 PM on January 8, 2019

OK, let's pencil in Feb 9 in the evening! Seems like a promising evening. I'll confirm it up if we have a consensus :)
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:24 PM on January 9, 2019 [3 favorites]

Works for me. Looking forward to meeting you folks.
posted by ZaphodB at 10:31 AM on January 11, 2019

Any thoughts/preferences with regard to venue?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:43 AM on January 13, 2019

I'm downtown, so I'd prefer something relatively central. Other than that, I'm pretty easy - maybe a board game cafe somewhere?
posted by sagc at 3:57 PM on January 13, 2019

Board game cafes have been pretty successful for us in the past. Usually quiet enough you can converse, and if we need an icebreaker, we can grab a game.
posted by nubs at 5:23 PM on January 13, 2019

Yep, agreed; works really well for this type of gathering. I'm down!

So far we've hit Boxcar and Hexagon. I've enjoyed both (though Boxcar is my personal fave of the two so far :). Both are pretty central as well. Any other must-see cafes that have popped up as of late we should check out?

I suppose if at least one person brings a deck of cards or something, we can go pretty much anywhere. Kensington Pub chess tournament?
posted by CarrotAdventure at 6:40 PM on January 13, 2019

I'm another person in favour of a boardgame cafe. You folks choose. But I'm guessing it will be easier to find parking in Kensington, so that would be my vote. I would also be up for a daytime event, rather than in the evening, but I'll follow the herd.
posted by angiep at 7:39 AM on January 14, 2019

As I recall, the parking around Boxcar was a bit of a challenge, though parking in Kensington can be fraught too - though it is a bit more transit accessible, I think, with the train a few block away.

Outside of those two, the only other ones I'm aware of start moving away from the core pretty quick - Metal Galaxy is down MacLeod; Pips is in the Marda Loop area, and Shoebox is up on McKnight. I've only ever been to Boxcar & Hexagon, so I have no idea what any of others are like and if they are worth moving away from a central location - though if they make it easier for some folks to attend, that might be worth considering.
posted by nubs at 7:48 AM on January 14, 2019

Well, parking at Boxcar won't be a problem, as it's now a tattoo place, and Pips is gone too :(. Hexagon works fine for me, though, and they've got a nice big space.
posted by sagc at 11:18 AM on January 14, 2019

Hexagon sounds good to me too!
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 8:07 AM on January 15, 2019

Count me as another vote for Hexagon.
posted by ZaphodB at 8:27 AM on January 15, 2019

OK, confirmed for Feb 9, 7pm at Hexagon!
posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:23 AM on January 15, 2019

See you there!
posted by angiep at 6:57 AM on January 16, 2019

Sounds fab!
posted by Calzephyr at 7:28 PM on January 18, 2019

Holy smokes, the big day is nigh! Looking forward to seeing everyone again (and meeting the new folks!)
posted by CarrotAdventure at 3:51 PM on February 7, 2019

Looking forward to tonight
posted by nubs at 9:42 AM on February 9, 2019

Same! Looks like we have a pretty good-sized group coming, which will be cool. Too bad about the timing with the weather and all; thanks in advance to everyone for braving the cold :P
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:51 AM on February 9, 2019

I'll be about 15 minutes late - see everyone soon!
posted by sagc at 5:53 PM on February 9, 2019

Carrotadventure and I are here and trying to see if we can snag a table
posted by nubs at 6:05 PM on February 9, 2019

Due to table shortages we are moving to Kensington Pub
posted by nubs at 6:11 PM on February 9, 2019

That was a very pleasant evening! Very cozy by the fire at the pub.

My wife: so, what did the Metafilter people talk about?
Me: you know. Electrocution, mostly.
posted by Homeboy Trouble at 9:03 PM on February 9, 2019 [3 favorites]

There was a discussion about smart homes that almost got started.

Good to see everyone!
posted by nubs at 9:38 PM on February 9, 2019 [1 favorite]

Had a great evening! Thanks, everyone!
posted by angiep at 8:58 AM on February 10, 2019

Tons of fun, nice meeting everyone!
posted by Calzephyr at 11:19 AM on February 10, 2019

Agreed! Can't wait till the next one.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 11:35 AM on February 10, 2019

Let's try to do it again within the next year or so
posted by nubs at 7:58 AM on February 11, 2019 [1 favorite]

Definitely. As suggested on the night, a fair-weather meetup would be awesome. My backyard just happens to have both a BBQ and a ping-pong table (left behind by previous roomies) so if nothing else you guys are welcome over for burgers and table tennis once it's warm enough. Having a meetup at someone's place was angiep's idea though, so I defer to her if she's still keen to host.
posted by CarrotAdventure at 10:17 PM on February 11, 2019 [2 favorites]

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