April 15

1 attending
0 maybe

WisCon 43

WisCon, May 24-27, is an annual feminist science fiction/fantasy/literature/media convention and this year's Guests of Honor are G. Willow Wilson and Charlie Jane Anders. Registrations start at $55 for adult memberships but single-day rates are also available. Many informative links at the IRL pages for 2018 and 2016. If you want to participate as a speaker on panels, there's still time to sign up - details below. [more inside]

April 13

4 attending
0 maybe
TUE
16
Apr

Trivia Yet Again

Well, one of our Nemesis teams showed up in full force last week and defeated us 34-31. While it was refreshing to be challenged, it was not refreshing to lose. You could be the difference. As mentioned previously, if you haven’t attended before or haven’t in a while, we would love to have you with us. Some of us who attend frequently are not instrumental in achieving victory, so please don’t feel intimidated. As a bonus, more inside is a response to ChrisR’s challenge for team names playing off our usual “Manifest Destiny’s Child”. I have taken some liberties with his criteria. [more inside]
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 18 comments

April 7

6 attending
0 maybe
TUE
9
Apr

United we stand. Divided we sit, eat onion rings and win.

Trivia: Torn asunder from within by our burgeoning ranks, let us find a way forward that makes us one again. Unless there are seven or more of us.
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 13 comments

April 6

9 attending
1 maybe
WED
10
Apr

Springtime, and the Taters are in Bloom

Join us for trivia Wednesday night at Orleans.
Somerville, MA at Orleans, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 1 comment

April 5

6 attending
3 maybe
SAT
27
Apr

West Virginia, Vegan and Wonderful

Let's get outta town and check out Kelley Farm Kitchen, the new vegan restaurant in Harpers Ferry/Bolivar! I'm going to throw out the date of April 27 around 1 pm, as I'm planning on hitting up the Blue Ridge Arts & Crafts Festival that day and that might be a point of interest for others as well.
Bolivar, WV at Kelley Farm Kitchen, 1PM by drlith - 9 comments

1 attending
1 maybe

Bella Donna Visits Berlin!

Howdy, MeFites in Berlin or nearby. Anyone wanna meet up for dinner and/or drinks on Thursday, April 25th? I arrive at the airport about 17:20. I am unclear how long it will take me to get from the airport to the downtown Marriott but I bet you locals know. Given my arrival time and where I am staying, when is a good time to meet up, and where is a good place to meet?

April 2

1 attending
0 maybe
MON
8
Apr

Lubbock MeFites?

Spanky's tonight to watch the people watching the game and eat some fried cheese. Join me? [more inside]
Lubbock, TX at Spanky's, 8PM by asperity - 1 comment

March 31

3 attending
1 maybe
SUN
14
Apr

NYC Crafting Meetup - April

As ever: second Sunday of the month. As ever: any portable craft welcome (we've had knitters, crocheters, quilters, transistor-circuit programmers once even).
New York, NY at City Bakery, 11AM by EmpressCallipygos - 16 comments

9 attending
1 maybe
SUN
14
Apr

A DC FOODIES Haitian Brunch

Thanks to a very helpful brainstorm at Baan Thai, we decided that in April we'd head to a faraway land...a land of wonders...a land known as Silver Spring, MD. Come join us for all you can eat Haitian brunch at Port-au-Prince and get back home in time for Game of Thrones! [more inside]
Silver Spring, MD at Port-Au-Prince Haitian Cuisine, 12PM by capricorn - 6 comments

March 30

7 attending
0 maybe
TUE
2
Apr

No Brexit Trivia Celebration

Let’s do some trivia!
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 9 comments

March 29

5 attending
3 maybe
WED
3
Apr

April Showers Bring Tiny Beers

It's maybe-springtime and another First Wednesday is upon us. Let's gather for fellowship under Michigan Avenue at the Original Billy Goat. I'd love to see your face!
Chicago, IL at The Original Billy Goat Tavern, 5:30PM by MCMikeNamara - 8 comments

March 25

5 attending
6 maybe
SAT
13
Apr

Hangin' out in Portland

The weather's getting a bit nicer. Want to hang out and grab a drink?
Portland, OR at Lucky Labrador Public House (Multnomah Villiage), 2PM by Sibrax - 26 comments

March 22

9 attending
0 maybe
WED
27
Mar

Orleans, Orleans, Orleans, Orleans

I'm begging of you to join us Wednesday night for trivia with Taters.
Somerville, MA at Orleans, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 6 comments

March 17

6 attending
1 maybe
TUE
19
Mar

Experience Trivial Victory to mask the certainty of existential oblivion.

OK that was not uplifting. Let’s get together and convivially get answers right!
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 5 comments

March 14

0 attending
0 maybe
FRI
15
Mar

Escape from LAX; 15 MAR 9AM - 4PM

Hi! I'll be trapped at LAX on Friday, much of the day. Love to get out and see some of the city and its people. [more inside]

4 attending
0 maybe
FRI
13
Sep

Camping at Trillium Lake

I have reserved a campsite at Trillium Lake near Mt. Hood for Friday and Saturday nights Sep. 13 and 14. I'm going no matter what, but I'd love for folks to join me! [more inside]
Oregon at Trillium Lake Campground, 3PM by Greg_Ace - 12 comments

March 12

4 attending
6 maybe
FRI
15
Mar

Showing some art at St. Johns Art Walk

This Friday evening is the St. Johns Art Walk, an event in North Portland where local artists team up with local store owners to show off art in various storefronts in downtown St. Johns. I'll be participating, showing off some of my geometric painting work at Tinker-Maker Toys. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Tinker-Maker Toys, St. Johns, 5PM by cortex - 11 comments

March 11

7 attending
4 maybe
WED
10
Apr

Meetup at ARCL 2019

Librarians of MF who are going to ACRL, we should get together. [Cleveland April 10-13] [more inside]
Cleveland, OH at Ontario Street Cafe, 7PM by kbuxton - 35 comments

March 10

1 attending
0 maybe

Tentative short-term notice Kyoto meetup

I'm going to be in Kyoto from some time on March 12 through some time on March 15. Would anyone be around and interested in grabbing a food some time on March 13 or March 14?

8 attending
9 maybe
SAT
16
Mar

brooklyn's back....alright! (gently easing into weekly)

Brooklyn never left, of course. I did, but I'm coming back this fall and in the meantime, I want to go ahead and get the weekly meetup rolling at a ... slightly less than weekly pace. So how about this Saturday, the 16th, we all come on down to commonwealth; a "pretty decent bar" in the south slope, at 4pm or so? [more inside]

March 7

2 attending
5 maybe
FRI
29
Mar

Last Night of the Brexits

Celebrate/mourn Britain's exit from the EU. [more inside]
Amsterdam, Netherlands at In de Wildeman, 9PM by daveje - 16 comments

4 attending
2 maybe
SAT
23
Mar

Visiting San Diego dinner meetup 2019

Hey, San Diego. I'm flying in to visit friends (and get away from East Coast winter/spring weather) at the end of the month, and would love to meet some mefites for dinner Saturday 3/23 -- at Mongolian Hot Pot restaurant Little Sheep [more inside]
San Diego, CA at Little Sheep, 5PM by oh yeah! - 16 comments

March 6

3 attending
3 maybe
TUE
26
Mar

OH!

Let's meet for dinner at Phnom Penh at 6:30 on Tuesday March 26 (I know it's kind of early, but they close at 8), followed by Mitchell's Ice Cream!
Cleveland, OH at Phnom Penh, 6:30PM by ChuraChura - 28 comments

March 4

11 attending
6 maybe
SUN
17
Mar

DC FOODIES at Baan Thai

Friends, let's do lunch. Let's do lunch at the Thai place that proudly posts its one-star Yelp review from "Alexa" (not me!) because it was "too spicy" and "doesn't even have pad thai". Yes, we're going to Baan Thai (WaPo review) in two weeks--come join us! As always, newcomers and visitors to DC are welcome. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Baan Thai, 12:30PM by capricorn - 16 comments

4 attending
1 maybe
SUN
10
Mar

NYC Mefi craft meetup

Second Sunday of the month. Monthly NYC crafters' meetup. All portable crafts welcome. TO NEWCOMERS: we typically pick a table in the top mezzanine (go up the stairs), in a corner towards the back.
New York, NY at City Bakery, 11AM by EmpressCallipygos - 10 comments

March 3

5 attending
2 maybe
TUE
5
Mar

There is Strength in (Trival) Numbers

Turns out six people know more than two! Let’s see if we can do as well this week.
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 3 comments

10 attending
0 maybe
WED
6
Mar

I guess technically it could be named for the one in France

The place was certainly Big, even if the trivia wasn't too Easy--let's give Orleans another try.
Somerville, MA at Orleans, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 4 comments

February 26

5 attending
3 maybe
WED
6
Mar

This is my calendar. It is hard.

Greetings, Sapients! Forsooth, thar be a First Wednesday a-brewin'! Get it? Brew? Beer? Brew? Beer? Bruins? Beer? Aight? Pip pop, Cheerio, Wheaties, wot wot, and a few other m in the area of the car as it left the scene in the middle of the night and I was wondering if you had any experience with the right promotion program and how to palm coat gloves or something like that and a full size if you are able to fit them in around then and would like to be able to make it right on the right hand side of the street from the event that you are near the entrance to the entrance to the entrance to the entrance, breaker, breaker, breaker, end keyboard suggestion mouthfart cascade, ten-four good Computar, five by five, Tea, Earl Grey, Hotpants, tiny Bears, bear Cubs can't use bridges, you insensitive clods! Hope that helped! Your mileage may vary, ta ta for now. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at Billy Goat Tavern, 6PM by Evilspork - 8 comments

February 25

2 attending
3 maybe
SUN
31
Mar

Weekend Coffee in Frederick, Md.?

Are you within driving distance of Frederick, Maryland? Want to have a cup of coffee on a Sunday morning late in March? Meet me at Dublin Roasters Coffee! [more inside]
Frederick, MD at Dublin Roasters Coffee, 10AM by MonkeyToes - 7 comments

February 24

1 attending
2 maybe
WED
27
Feb

20 plays in 40 minutes: An Infinite Wrench Graduation Show

I’ve been taking a course with the SF Neo-Futurists for the past few weeks, and we’re doing our class show this Wednesday!
The staple Neo-Futurist show is The Infinite Wrench, an ongoing attempt to successfully perform 30 plays in 60 minutes. Since this is a class show, we’ll be making a smaller attempt: 20 plays in 40 minutes! (Slightly reduced number of plays! Same degree of difficulty!)
You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll hopefully think about performance in a new way.
You’ll pay nothing and depart with valuable experience!
Seriously though: I love the neo-futurist aesthetic and I think it’s a wonderful thing for anyone to experience in any form. I’d be really happy if some fellow MeFites wanted to come and see what the fuss is about.
San Francisco, CA at Stage Werx Theatre, 7PM by pmlandwehr - 4 comments

February 21

4 attending
4 maybe
TUE
26
Feb

TEWS* ALERT

Trivia Early Warning System - In compensation for last week’s secretive alert. MeFites needed! Last week proved (as if more proof was needed) that ChrisR and I are not sufficient for victory.
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 4 comments

6 attending
1 maybe
FRI
1
Mar

Melbourne meetup (Westies edition).

We had fun the other week welcoming rednikki and under_petticoat_rule to Melbourne, but we were, of course, on the wrong side of the bay. [more inside]
Melbourne, Australia at Mister West, 6:30PM by pompomtom - 12 comments

8 attending
10 maybe
WED
20
Mar

Bondcliff is coming to Portland, Oregon! March 20th

Hey Other_Portland (the one on the west coast) I'll be swinging through your town for a couple of days in March and would maybe like to hang out with some of you fine people. Looking right now like Wednesday, March 20th would be a great night for dinner and/or beers. [more inside]
Portland, OR at The Picnic House, 6:30PM by bondcliff - 60 comments

3 attending
0 maybe

Bean Plating Sea Monkeys

I know a few MeFites (besides myself) who'll be on the upcoming 2019 JoCo Cruise. Shall we arrange a meetup on the high seas? I expect we can coordinate via Twit-ARR if we can't figure out a time/place before hand.

February 16

2 attending
1 maybe
TUE
19
Feb

Community Board meeting and/or wine

A two-part event; come to either or both! The Community Board 1 monthly meeting, featuring an MTA presentation on the Astoria Boulevard ADA & Station Renewal project and Astoria Line track improvements - then, when the meeting is over around 9pm, a glass of wine someplace nearby (will update this event when we choose said place).
New York at Astoria World Manor, 6:30PM by brainwane - 13 comments

9 attending
2 maybe
WED
20
Feb

Big Easy Taters

Laissez les bon Taters roulez, we’re heading to Orleans for trivia this week.
Somerville, MA at Orleans, 7:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 5 comments

8 attending
10 maybe
SAT
16
Mar

Ides. March. Beware.

Have reserved a spot at the Jason George at 3:00 (in the back room that's on the right hand side just after you walk past the bar). Come one, come all if you can make it! Have chatted with a few folks and there a few of us who expect to be there well into the evening. Will update gathering status here throughout the afternoon/evening for those who might be able to make it later.
Toronto, ON at Jason George, 3PM by mandolin conspiracy - 22 comments

February 7

1 attending
4 maybe
WED
8
May

PyCon in Cleveland in May

PyCon North America 2019 will be May 1-9 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. Any other MeFites coming? Want to grab a beverage together somewhere in there? Note that the conference itself is close to selling out of registrations -- register soon if you want a ticket and you haven't got one yet! [more inside]
Cleveland, OH at Ontario Street Cafe, 6:30PM by brainwane - 11 comments

February 5

5 attending
4 maybe
MON
18
Feb

DC FOODIES Cherchez la Food

Have we not done Ethiopian food? We have not done Ethiopian food! Let's go to Chercher (the DC location) on Presidents' Day. [more inside]
Washington, DC at Chercher Ethiopian Cuisine, 7PM by capricorn - 11 comments

February 4

3 attending
0 maybe
TUE
5
Feb

Trivially informed

As in, I only barely remembered to post. George, Dragon, and quizzes. Who's in!?
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by ChrisR - 6 comments

5 attending
4 maybe
WED
6
Feb

First Wednesday, a Filmways presentation, darling*

It's the 102nd anniversary of Zsa Zsa Gabor's birth. Celebrate by slapping a cop joining us at the Billy Goat for our monthly revelry. [more inside]
Chicago, IL at The Original Billy Goat Tavern, 5:30PM by MCMikeNamara - 19 comments

February 3

4 attending
3 maybe
SAT
16
Feb

Melbourne MeFi meet up (and rednikki's birthday)!

Under_petticoat_rule and I are continuing our travels around the world - and our effort to have a MeFi Meetup in just about every city we visit. Come on out, have a beer or other beverage of your choice, tell us what we shouldn't miss in Melbourne and give us first hand accounts of Democracy Sausages! (And wish me a happy birthday!)
Melbourne, Australia at The Local Taphouse, 2PM by rednikki - 9 comments

3 attending
1 maybe
SUN
10
Feb

NYC Mefi Craft Circle February Meetup

Apologies for the late post, but y'all know the drill anyway (same time, same place, second Sunday of the month, any portable craft welcome). [more inside]
New York, NY at City Bakery, 11AM by EmpressCallipygos - 4 comments

February 2

6 attending
0 maybe
TUE
5
Feb

Taters 4 Travis

Our trivia venue plans are a bit in flux at present, but we were happy to hear that Quizmaster Travis will be hosting a charity fundraising quiz Tuesday night at Phoenix Landing. [more inside]
Cambridge, MA at Phoenix Landing, 6:30PM by Horace Rumpole - 8 comments

February 1

0 attending
1 maybe

Meetup in Ireland (various locations) Feb 11-28

The Mr and I will be in Ireland for three weeks, starting Feb 11. I'd love to meetup with fellow mefites while we're there! [more inside]

2 attending
6 maybe

Stockholm Dinner/Fika TBD Date

MUST POSTPONE due to illness/conflicts. New venue! This month we are meeting at Babajan, the restaurant formerly owned by MetaFilter's own jan murray, who still works there most Fridays. The menu includes vegan, vegetarian, and meat options, and the bar serves a rotating list of delightful stuff for beer drinkers. [more inside]

January 30

10 attending
14 maybe
THU
28
Feb

San Francisco! Exploratorium At Night outing?

I'm itching to make some new friends and also finding New Things To Do here in this glorious town, and thus I'd like to organize another IRL meetup. Let's go to the Exploratorium evening program on Thurs, Feb 28th at 6PM. [more inside]
San Francisco, CA at The Exploratorium, 6PM by twoplussix - 40 comments

January 27

5 attending
2 maybe
TUE
29
Jan

Trivia Quest

The Grail of trivial perfection continues to elude us. Let us pursue that perfection and, when we grasp it at last, place that very Grail upon the Plate of Beans! Will you be present for this transformative event? Only you can ensure an affirmative answer.
Seattle, WA at George & Dragon, 8PM by skyscraper - 4 comments

6 attending
6 maybe
THU
14
Mar

Bella Donna comes to Pittsburgh!

Hey folks, I will be in town briefly on my way back to Sweden. Let us meet up on Thursday evening, March 14, at Hidden Harbor as suggested by several of you lovely folks. [more inside]
Pittsburgh, PA at Hidden Harbor, 7:30PM by Bella Donna - 36 comments

January 25

2 attending
5 maybe
SAT
2
Feb

4-year anniversary

I just went back and reread the thread of the meetup I organized a couple months after I came to Portland at which I learned that "tots" sometimes mean tater tots. [more inside]
Portland, OR at Paymaster Lounge, 5PM by bendy - 15 comments