Melbourne Midwinter Mefi Meetup
posted July 16, 2011 7:32 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sun July 24 at 2:00 PM, Riverland
Swanston St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia (Map & Directions)
We keep saying that we should have another meetup...and it's true. We should. We really really should. So who's in and when??
No idea... The stupid google map won't give the right address.

It's in Federation Square.

I give up. It's hometime.
posted by jonathanstrange to Meetup (45 comments total)

Yeah, I certainly keep saying it. Goshling said a Saturday would be her preference. Pick a week that's not the 23rd and I'm in.
posted by pompomtom at 9:29 PM on July 16, 2011

Thanks, js! Good call. My Saturdays are quite free at the moment.
posted by mosessis at 12:11 AM on July 17, 2011

Excellent! Thanks guys, Saturdays are best for me as I work late most weeknights. Any date works for me.
posted by goshling at 12:55 AM on July 17, 2011

I haven't been to one of these before. Hope I'm free for whichever date you choose.
posted by crossoverman at 2:29 AM on July 17, 2011

hell yeah! any of the soon-ish saturdays are good for me...
posted by russm at 4:42 PM on July 17, 2011

ah, man... the RSS feed and proposed events page are busted, so anyone who relies on them to find meetups won't see this... I've hit the contact form with a bug report...
posted by russm at 5:52 PM on July 17, 2011

Good catch, russ. I got a notification through Mefi Mail, so at least that's working.
posted by mosessis at 6:06 PM on July 17, 2011

Make it before the start of August and I'll be there. I'm leaving town for a while.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 10:12 PM on July 17, 2011

I'll be away the weekend of the 30th but most other days should be fine for me!
posted by emd3737 at 10:56 PM on July 17, 2011

Well I'm all for choosing a time when Trivia Newton John & emd3737 can both make it.
Is this Saturday OK for everyone or is it too short notice? And where should we go?
posted by goshling at 3:29 AM on July 18, 2011

looks like this saturday counts Tom out, but someone won't be making it if we schedule before TNJ gets back.

for locations, Workshop? Riverland can be quite nice in winter as long as it's not absolutely pissing with rain (shelter and outdoor heaters ftw!). we had the MeFi 10th at The Standard, which works on a saturday arvo.

or we could always try somewhere new...
posted by russm at 4:55 AM on July 18, 2011

Oh bugger, I skimmed down to the newer comments & missed that Tom can't make the 23rd.
When are you due back in town, Trivia Newton John?
Another suggestion: What about a Sunday afternoon instead?

Alternatively, we could have one on the first Saturday in August, and another one later for a Welcome Home Trivia Newton John!
posted by goshling at 3:37 PM on July 18, 2011

I'm housesitting in Sydney for 6ish months. Feel free to catch up with me there for beers. I'm leaving on the 2nd or 3rd of Aug.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 7:32 PM on July 18, 2011

I just got tickets to the roller derby this Saturday night, so I can't make it anymore. On the one hand, sweet! I thought they were sold out, but my friends got me a spare just in case. Thanks, friends! On the other hand, I was looking forward to this. So have a good time and let's do it again soon.
posted by mosessis at 12:34 AM on July 19, 2011

mosessis - I certainly hope you'll be cheering the allstars over the tourists... :)
posted by russm at 4:24 AM on July 19, 2011

rollerderby sounds awesome: we have mefite relations to roller derby too!

It seems that any Saturday will miss someone. Fridays will miss me (wahhhh!)

Can we all so a Sunday afternoon, perhaps? Anyone? Bueller?
posted by goshling at 4:44 AM on July 19, 2011

I'm good for sunday arvos.
posted by russm at 5:16 AM on July 19, 2011

I can do Sunday arvos- later is better because I play soccer middday on Sundays.

So, did we finalize a date yet? Looks like not many of us can make it this Saturday after all. Maybe this Sunday, or one of the next couple of weekends?
posted by emd3737 at 3:05 PM on July 19, 2011

Sunday afternoons work for me; I like a good Sunday session.

russ - If they were from Florida, there might be an issue. But they're from Texas. Come on Victoria!
posted by mosessis at 11:15 PM on July 19, 2011

So how do we feel about this Sunday the 24th? Riverland is a nice known quantity and has good food. If it's pissing down we can move on somewhere else. 2pm sound OK to start?
posted by goshling at 1:56 AM on July 20, 2011

I couldn't make this Sunday until 5pm or later, so it might not be the best for me. (but if others can make it don't change on my account!)
posted by emd3737 at 2:27 PM on July 20, 2011

I'm sorta good with any time provided I have enough forward notice.
posted by bdave at 7:07 PM on July 20, 2011

Sounds good to me, hangover permitting.
posted by pompomtom at 11:07 PM on July 20, 2011

OK I think we should call this one. emd3737, please keep in touch with us, I expect we'll still be going after 5pm so please come along when you're free. I think we're all smartphone equipped so we'll update this thread if we need to go somewhere warmer. I think my phone number is in my profile, so feel free to SMS/call me.
I know we say this every time, but we really need to make the effort to this more often!
posted by goshling at 11:45 PM on July 20, 2011

Um, how do we go from proposed to Pending? Does does the poster of the thread have to do it?
Paging jonathanstrange!
posted by goshling at 11:48 PM on July 20, 2011

Heya, this Sunday is a little problematic, I have something on in the afternoon... does next Sunday work for people?
posted by jonathanstrange at 11:53 PM on July 20, 2011

I'm just going to call this one for this Sunday, on the promise of you lot to have another one BLOODY SOON, OK??
posted by jonathanstrange at 11:57 PM on July 20, 2011

Sounds good! I will check in with you guys and hopefully catch up with you around 5.
And yes, we should have another one during the August doldrums :)
posted by emd3737 at 12:38 AM on July 21, 2011


This works with the plan to game inventively participate in the 'most active city' page thing...
posted by pompomtom at 1:32 AM on July 21, 2011

I'm in - see ya's there!
posted by russm at 1:37 AM on July 21, 2011

Just put my phone number back in my profile. Lurkers & meetup first timers encouraged (I'm looking at YOU, CROSSOVERMAN and unknown lurkers, I'm looking at you, too).

Trivia Newton John, if you don't come, I'm gonna hunt you down and buy you beer or something equally horrendous.

We should def do another one in August, and if we plan it early enough, I'll even suggest we do it on a Friday night, as I know Friday's are good for just about everyone who isn't me. With sufficient warning I should be able to wag work on a Friday evening.

Ro might come along with me to get a sausage if she doesn't get a better offer from people much younger than us.
posted by goshling at 5:50 AM on July 21, 2011

Goshling, you can hunt me down and buy me beer PLUS I'll be there on Sunday. I'll be grumpy after packing all day. Let's carboload me.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 6:25 AM on July 21, 2011

I will be there, although I also might be a little late. I'm sorry you can't make this one js!
posted by mosessis at 4:54 PM on July 21, 2011

emd3737 - msg my phone if you are going after 5pm, as I'm busy Sunday but might be free by then. Otherwise, see you soon!
posted by AnnaRat at 5:13 AM on July 22, 2011

I'll probably be a little tardy. I'm shipping out a lot of stuff tomorrow. Making hay while my friend's trailer shines.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 12:58 AM on July 23, 2011

Sadly I have family commitments tomorrow, but add me to the clamour of voices calling for another one in August. Have fun - it'd be rude not to!
posted by nomis at 3:28 AM on July 23, 2011

My soccer got cancelled so I'll be there around 3!
posted by emd3737 at 7:27 PM on July 23, 2011

I'm sitting under a heater near the lift in a black fluffy jacket & a stupid hat.
posted by goshling at 9:30 PM on July 23, 2011

As am I (sans jacket and hat)!
posted by pompomtom at 9:59 PM on July 23, 2011

(table 61)
posted by pompomtom at 10:00 PM on July 23, 2011

On the way- see you soon
posted by emd3737 at 10:48 PM on July 23, 2011

is in the house. Well.... underneath the heater
posted by Diag at 11:54 PM on July 23, 2011

I'm defeated. I'm not coming. Never, ever move house.
posted by Trivia Newton John at 12:12 AM on July 24, 2011

goshling call your daughter - she's convinced she's an orphan now and about to pack up and move in with me in Cairns.
posted by gomichild at 4:51 AM on July 24, 2011

Hello Melbourne!
posted by turtlegirl at 3:13 PM on July 24, 2011 [1 favorite]

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