SXSW 2012 - Austin
posted February 23, 2012 12:44 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat March 10 at 6:00 PM, Dive Bar and Lounge
1703 Guadalupe St, Austin, TX, USA (Map & Directions)
Following up on this MeTa thread about meeting up at SXSW this year in Austin. Proposed date is Saturday, March 10. Proposed location is Dive bar.
Feel free to post more about your panel/talk/band/movie at SXSW in this thread as well!
posted by mattbucher to Meetup (62 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

Posting early to get this in my recent activity. I'm local and will have a wristband for Music, and would love to get to the meetup.
posted by immlass at 1:08 PM on February 23, 2012

Yay! Bring it!
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:23 PM on February 23, 2012

Yes, I'd love to go to this.
posted by jessamyn at 2:18 PM on February 23, 2012

posted by restless_nomad at 3:16 PM on February 23, 2012

I'm in! Practical question: is there parking at the Dive Bar?
posted by donajo at 4:09 PM on February 23, 2012

It's mostly street parking around there, but there are a couple of lots nearby, including the one in front of Dog & Duck. I'm still waiting to hear back from the bar about which time slots they have available on that day. I'll post here as soon as I hear back.
posted by mattbucher at 6:40 PM on February 23, 2012

I am also in!
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 6:54 PM on February 23, 2012

Count me in!
posted by lewistate at 7:59 PM on February 23, 2012

Yay, yes!
posted by donnagirl at 9:16 PM on February 23, 2012

Yes! Awesome!
posted by librarina at 9:41 PM on February 23, 2012

I'm in!
posted by katemonster at 10:00 PM on February 23, 2012

Saturday... I'm in at the moment... unless things change at work.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 12:02 AM on February 24, 2012

YES! I am putting away meet-up money /right now/!
posted by batmonkey at 12:04 AM on February 24, 2012

Count me in, too!
posted by Andrhia at 7:26 AM on February 24, 2012

I'll be there
posted by Mad_Carew at 8:22 AM on February 24, 2012

I'm in! My boyfriend just found out that he can't come to SXSW with me, so this would be a great opportunity to meet some awesome new people.
posted by highlydubious at 8:26 AM on February 24, 2012

Yessssss. Thanks for taking my MeTa and running with it, mattbucher!
posted by misskaz at 8:40 AM on February 24, 2012

I'll be there - can't wait!
posted by nightwood at 9:19 AM on February 24, 2012

I'll be there. I happen to be in town doing some photography, so it'll be perfect.
posted by bryanthecook at 10:13 PM on February 24, 2012

To hell with work.. I'll be there...

Come Hell or high water.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 11:40 PM on February 24, 2012

Come Hell or high water.

Dude, this is Texas. We can actually arrange both of those on the same day. Though I've become convinced over the years that the SXSW staff have engaged in some unholy alliance with the weathermen - it's always perfect for the Fest, then goes to hell in a hand basket the next week.
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:28 AM on February 25, 2012 [3 favorites]

OK, I was able to reserve the whole bar for Metafilter from 6-8 pm on March 10. You are welcome to hang out after that, but it will be open to the public after 8. They do not serve food there, but we can bring food in. Let me know if we should organize bringing in some sort of food for the group. Parking is on the street, but is free after 6 (and there are a few $5 lots close by). They will have a $6 cocktail special for us and happy hour pricing on beers (see Sound OK?
posted by mattbucher at 8:20 AM on February 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Absolutely, thanks for doing that.
posted by jessamyn at 8:23 AM on February 25, 2012

Thanks for arranging this! Can we get this post moved to confirmed in the IRL site scheme so I can grab it for my calendar?
posted by immlass at 8:59 AM on February 25, 2012

OK, confirmed. Now you can click "Attending" also.
posted by mattbucher at 9:15 AM on February 25, 2012

I think we should order a delivery from East Side Pies. we've gotten them at work several times, and it's pretty choice, as far as pizza goes.
posted by Devils Rancher at 10:01 AM on February 25, 2012

Ooh, they have gluten-free. I could be down with that (although no pizza place is actually gluten-free, so for people more allergic than I am, I don't really recommend it.)
posted by restless_nomad at 10:20 AM on February 25, 2012 [1 favorite]

Matt, great work, Sir. You've got a round on me. Chris, great idea. Pizza and Beer.

An evening made of win.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 10:24 AM on February 25, 2012

I'm in.
posted by adamrice at 5:22 PM on February 25, 2012

Huzzah for gluten-free pizza!
posted by Andrhia at 6:01 AM on February 26, 2012

Cools cools. My talk is this morning so I will totes be up for drinks.
posted by adrianhon at 2:35 PM on February 28, 2012

Copying from the MeTa thread:

I'm on a panel and down for general boozery and fun.
posted by thedaniel at 3:20 PM on February 28, 2012

I'm in... and please check out our panel on naked therapy (said with a straight face).
posted by docjohn at 9:24 AM on February 29, 2012

sounds like fun!
posted by bug138 at 11:56 AM on February 29, 2012

Alright let's talk pizzas. They want 24 hrs. for large orders. I'll place the order next Friday AM. I figure 1 18" pizza will feed 3 people, & a 2-topping pie is ~$20.00 so figure roughly $7.00 per person, and I'll order a little extra in case. So let me know by thursday afternoon:

1. if you're in,
2. if you're carnivorous or herbivorous,
3. Gluten-free is individual 10" only, so if you want gluten-free, spec you toppings as well
4. There is no 4. 4 is the number of the cab... I've said too much.

I'll get a variety of meat & meat-free pies ordered to be delivered at 6:30 or so. I can collect $$ at the meetup.

You can memail me so we don't clog up this lovely thread.

Yay pizza!
posted by Devils Rancher at 11:19 AM on March 1, 2012 [1 favorite]

Don't forget to tip the pizza guy (or lady.)

Full disclosure: I have not delivered pizzas since the 80s.
posted by Daddy-O at 9:40 AM on March 2, 2012

I'll bring some tipping cash!!!!
posted by PROD_TPSL at 5:11 PM on March 2, 2012

I'm not entirely sure they even deliver, all of a sudden. I'll get 'em if that's the case -- it's not far.
posted by Devils Rancher at 7:53 PM on March 2, 2012

I'm coming in to Austin on the Saturday train, which is supposed to arrive at 6:30. If it does, I'll join you!
posted by yomimono at 9:24 AM on March 4, 2012

Last call for pizza. I'm going to collate & place the order tomorrow (friday) morning 10-ish.
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:25 AM on March 8, 2012

Hey folks, I'm looking for a place to land for an hour or two prior to the event... say an awesome coffee house with WiFi. Are there any that our fine Ausitnites might recommend?
posted by PROD_TPSL at 4:52 PM on March 9, 2012

Friend says "If you don't want Starbucks (15th and San Antonio) but there's a place called Caffe Medici on Guadaloupe, maybe 21st-ish. Short walk. Sit upstairs where it's warmer. [2222 Guadeloupe St ] That place will have the best coffee, can't attest to the environment"
posted by jessamyn at 7:08 PM on March 9, 2012

Thanks for the info, Jessamyn. I'll have to check the place out. See you all this evening.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 9:33 AM on March 10, 2012

Well crap, I'm not going to make it. I've been sick as a dog the past two days and thought I might have recovered enough to soldier through enough to leave the house by today, but I'm completely miserable. This sucks.
posted by mattbucher at 10:50 AM on March 10, 2012

Awwww, sorry Matt. Rest easy, man. Due to vehicular shenanigans I'm running late.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 2:53 PM on March 10, 2012

Immlass and I are also on the last-minute-dropout list. Sickness here as well.

Have a good time, all...
posted by Mad_Carew at 3:18 PM on March 10, 2012

Nuts! restless_nomad and I are charging appliances and will be over there 6-ish. Sorry to miss all three of you guys.
posted by jessamyn at 3:19 PM on March 10, 2012

Running late but on my way!
posted by misskaz at 4:14 PM on March 10, 2012

I may be tipsy, but I truly believe I love you all. Thanks for a great evening.
posted by donnagirl at 9:31 PM on March 10, 2012

Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you all for being the wonderful, awesome, and beautiful people you are... the conversations were grand.

For those staying for SXSW, enjoy the events and festivities.
posted by PROD_TPSL at 10:08 PM on March 10, 2012

Great meetup, good pizza, good beer, nice to see everyone! Also, clearly every meetup needs more young Keanu Reeves...
posted by adrianhon at 8:21 AM on March 11, 2012

Thanks, everyone, for such a wonderful welcome to Austin!
posted by yomimono at 8:35 AM on March 11, 2012

Unofficial Austin meetup v.2 tonight at Fray Cafe. Red Eyed Fly, 7th and Red River, 7-11pm. No sxsw badge required! Great stories, cheap beer.
posted by donnagirl at 11:55 AM on March 11, 2012

We'll be there!
posted by jessamyn at 12:30 PM on March 11, 2012

Unlikely, but ... I'm done w sessions for the day but not quite ready to go home. Anyone else want to meet up now (445ish)?
posted by librarina at 2:43 PM on March 11, 2012

Libriana, we missed you! Yonimono told a story on stage and there was a MeFi shoutout.

If anyone is up for a non food truck, sit down type dinner tonight, give me a shout on twitter (@donna_ekart)
posted by donnagirl at 11:47 AM on March 12, 2012

Dinner plan achieved! Stubbs, 6:30. Anyone is welcome to join me and libriana for possible dorky librarian and sxsw dining.
posted by donnagirl at 2:59 PM on March 12, 2012

Have fun! I'm staying in tonight, but it's been great to meet and hang out with everyone.
posted by restless_nomad at 5:43 PM on March 12, 2012

All my photos are blurry and weird but I uploaded a few of them anyhow.
posted by jessamyn at 7:52 PM on March 14, 2012

Ooh that reminds me. Of course I only took pictures of my cats, but they are kinda cute. (Even if Mags refused to look at the camera.)

I do regret not getting video of Dottie attempting to smack the hell out of you, though, Jessamyn. That was priceless. (And she has been sulking on the bed since you left.)
posted by restless_nomad at 8:42 PM on March 14, 2012

Just an FYI, I ended up locating a battery on the south side. Thanks for the help.
posted by bryanthecook at 10:56 AM on March 18, 2012

Oh yay, I was wondering about your battery. I saw misskaz at a session on the last day but she slipped out before I could say hey and ask if you'd had any success.
posted by librarina at 1:45 PM on March 21, 2012

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