MeFi 20 - Toronto and area!
posted May 24, 2019 9:17 AM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat July 13 at 3:00 PM, The Jason George
100 Front St E, Toronto, ON M5A 1E1, Canada (Map & Directions)
Let's celebrate 20 years of MetaFilter. The Jason George has a patio if the weather is good. Time can be adjusted!
posted by wellred to Meetup (47 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Yes. I would specifically like to toast (and/or roast) some of the fallen TO MeFites who have left the party early.
posted by SassHat at 12:35 AM on May 25 [4 favorites]


Can do.
posted by seanmpuckett at 3:28 AM on May 25


I'll join you.
posted by bonobothegreat at 7:00 AM on May 25


Hello! Fizz and I tentatively (more likely than not) plan on being in attendance.
posted by nightrecordings at 7:13 AM on May 25


May still be hosting the niblings from the outer states, so attendance is tentative.

It would be nice to go to something fun to get past the disappointment of maker festival being cancelled.
posted by scruss at 10:17 AM on May 25


I'm in!
posted by obliquity of the ecliptic at 1:25 PM on May 25


What happened to the murder cabin?
But yes, I'm in with my +1.
posted by Kris10_b at 7:18 PM on May 25


Looks like we've reached critical mass, which is awesome. I'll make it real.
posted by wellred at 6:36 AM on May 26 [1 favorite]


I was just about to see if there might be interest in a meetup to mark MeFi's twentieth. Thanks for the telepathic jumpstart, wellred.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 4:50 PM on May 27 [1 favorite]


Alas, we won't be there yet, but if there's another one in August we are in!
posted by rednikki at 9:42 PM on May 27


rhyspenbras and I may or may not be moving that weekend, but if we're not, we'll hop across the border to be there!
posted by okayokayigive at 1:29 PM on May 29


Ooh I’m in! Unless it’d be like bad-weird to come to the 20th anniversary as my first MeFi meetup?
posted by some_kind_of_toaster at 2:39 PM on May 29 [1 favorite]


Unless it’d be like bad-weird to come to the 20th anniversary as my first MeFi meetup?

Not at all bad-weird! Please do!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 4:45 PM on May 29 [2 favorites]


20 years...how????
posted by typewriter at 5:12 PM on May 29


20 years...how????

*checks calendar*

THE RELENTLESS MARCH OF TIME.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:44 AM on May 31


Wow! 20 years! Looking forward to it.
posted by grouse at 3:56 PM on May 31 [2 favorites]


If I may be so bold, I would like to draw your attention to something happening the night before.

ilana won the 2019 Toronto Fringe 24-Hour Playwriting Contest! There's a staged reading of her play happening the night before this meetup. Some folks may not be able to accommodate a double-header weekend, but if you can, come on out!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:54 AM on June 6 [5 favorites]


20 years. Holy shit. The 10 year party was so much fun.
posted by chunking express at 5:39 PM on June 10


Damn it I'm in Ann Arbor!
posted by chunking express at 5:12 PM on June 16


Thank you kindly to mandolin conspiracy for making the reservation. The day approaches!
posted by wellred at 12:47 PM on June 18


What happened to the murder cabin?

Short answer: I ruined it by winning the play contest, which happened to have its reading during prime Murder Cabining time. Mea culpa. I maintain it will still happen one day.

(Also, thank you so much to all the MeFites planning to come to the play. I <3 you folks. I think I can tear myself away from the Fringe long enough to come to this meetup, too.)
posted by ilana at 12:27 AM on June 22 [1 favorite]


Friends, this is a week from tomorrow! Can't wait to see you all.
posted by wellred at 5:05 AM on July 5 [2 favorites]


I was there for the 10th, but I can't make it this time. Wish I could see you all again, old friends and new.

Have a blast!
posted by ODiV at 1:53 PM on July 8 [1 favorite]


I would love to attend, but I will most likely be out of town that weekend.
posted by Multicellular Exothermic at 4:29 PM on July 9


Oh the Murder Cabin's still gonna happen, don't you worry. For sure we can blame Ilana for this temporary glitch in plans - how dare she win a cool thing by writing a cool thing? <3

Anyway, I will be going to Ilana's play on Friday night (tomorrow!) and I'll be wearing my hilarious 'sexy Star Trek' dress in her honor. There's still tickets available if you'd like to hang with us - come join! https://irl.metafilter.com/4238/Lets-Talk-A-Staged-Reading

But I won't be at this MeFi20 because I'm travelling to another one - I'll raise a glass there for our excellent Toronto meetup crew, those past & present (& gone but not forgotten). I've done MeFi meetups in Toronto for 15 years now and I legit can't even coherently express how important y'all are to me. I will miss celebrating with you on Saturday. I may even do something super cheezy like Skype in to say hi.
posted by rat 'n loveseat at 8:41 AM on July 11 [1 favorite]


Was there a time change? I originally had it as 4:30.
posted by obliquity of the ecliptic at 4:19 PM on July 12


Not since it was changed from Proposed, but no worries, come at 4:30 if you like!
posted by wellred at 5:29 AM on July 13


eep... i thought it was at 8!
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 9:38 AM on July 13


ok my attempts to rearrange babysitting have failed... I guess I'm out. :(
posted by If only I had a penguin... at 9:40 AM on July 13


Oh no! These things end up being long so we start early.

I’m headed there shortly!
posted by wellred at 11:13 AM on July 13


My evening plans are in flux at the moment, but I plan on coming for a while after I get off work at 5:00 at least.
posted by The Card Cheat at 11:22 AM on July 13


These things end up being long so we start early.

I don't think any of these has run short, let's put it that way!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:37 AM on July 13


Two of us are here. We’re inside, to the right, in the back.
posted by sillygwailo at 11:57 AM on July 13


A bunch of us are here. I brought a clean towel for anyone biking here in the rain.

We have nametags!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 12:50 PM on July 13 [4 favorites]


Heading over soon! Hope y'all are still there.
posted by grouse at 4:21 PM on July 13


We are indeed!
posted by wellred at 4:33 PM on July 13 [1 favorite]


Anybody still there or has this wrapped up already?
posted by sardonyx at 5:17 PM on July 13


We are still here!
posted by wellred at 5:20 PM on July 13


We have party hats (!!!!)
posted by wellred at 5:21 PM on July 13 [1 favorite]


Still here!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 8:39 PM on July 13


Sorry I couldn't make it: I was out working in the UV all afternoon, and as many of you know, my Irish forefathers bequeathed my skin with an actual negative SPF. I was too fried in every sense.
posted by ricochet biscuit at 9:21 AM on July 14


aw crap - I coulda gone, but the announcement was so long ago I forgot
posted by scruss at 10:46 AM on July 14


aw crap - I coulda gone, but the announcement was so long ago I forgot

D'oh!

'Twas fun. Thanks to everyone who made it out.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 11:54 AM on July 14


Thanks to everyone who came out. It was lovely to see folks. I feel like I don't see y'all enough, yer all good people.
posted by seanmpuckett at 2:43 PM on July 14


It was great to see some of you and lift a pint to Metafilter's 20th, however briefly! I regret having been double-booked...my other engagement didn't wrap up until 12:30; ten years ago I might have made it back across the city to a third location, but these days that's a bridge too far.
posted by The Card Cheat at 5:07 AM on July 15


Oh, and a big thanks to wellred for wrangling the party hats, thereby enabling the inaugural assembly of the Chapeau Clique.
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:34 AM on July 15


Hi! I loved seeing/meeting you all. They were pretty much the best party hats ever and I was very happy watching you all emote with them!!
posted by wellred at 2:33 PM on July 15



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