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Worldcon Meetup

Any MeFites going to Worldcon 77, aka Dublin 2019: An Irish Worldcon, and want to meet up? [more inside]
posted by daisyk on Jun 10, 2019 - 1 comment

SHUX 2018?

SHUX is October 12 to 14 in fabulous Vancouver BC. Started in 2017 as the firstShut Up and Sit Down Expo, I was wondering if anyone else was going this year? [more inside]
posted by fiercekitten on Sep 28, 2018 - 13 comments

DragonCon 2018 theoretical meetup

DragonCon 2018 is nigh and the schedule app update is out. Past years have proven that an actual designated time & place for a mefi meetup is logistically unlikely, but, just wanted to open a thread for roll call/friend code exchange/panel postmortems, etc. [more inside]
posted by oh yeah! on Aug 24, 2018 - 12 comments

CONvergence 2017: Space Opera

Wondering if anyone is interested in meeting up this year. Dates are July 6th through July 9th, Locale is the Doubletree in Bloomington MN, with more things happening across the street at the Sheraton (former Sofitel). Check out the schedule and convention site for more planning info.
posted by ZeusHumms on Jun 27, 2017 - 8 comments

Penguicon, April 28-30, Southfield, Michigan

Penguicon is a combination scifi convention and open source conference that's been running annually for 15 years. I'm a guest of honor at Penguicon 2017 (my schedule), as is MeFi's own Cory Doctorow (schedule) and Ada Palmer (schedule) whose work's been discussed on MetaFilter several times. Other speakers include MeFi's own John Scalzi. [more inside]
posted by brainwane on Apr 20, 2017 - 5 comments

CONvergence 2016

CONvergence is imminent! The MeFi meetups the last few years have been fun, so let’s do another this year. [more inside]
posted by nicepersonality on Jun 13, 2016 - 18 comments

MeFur meetup at BLFC - May 12-15

Metafilter has a number of furry and furry-friendly members and lurkers. Biggest Little FurCon in Reno from May 12-15 seems to be the spring con that everybody is going to. Let's have a meet-n-greet in the Main Stage space near the artist's alley at 1:30 PM on Saturday. [more inside]
posted by hackwolf on Mar 18, 2016 - 13 comments

CONvergence 2015

It’s mere weeks to CONvergence 2015. Last year’s meetup was fun. Let’s do it again! Saturday morning from 10:30–11:30 a.m. (or, you know, later if folks are feeling it), in the Garden Court. [more inside]
posted by nicepersonality on Jun 14, 2015 - 15 comments

Shatterdome Atlanta, a Pacific Rim Convention

There's a significant number of MeFites who love Guillermo del Toro's robots-punchan-monsters film, Pacific Rim. Shatterdome Atlanta is in its second year and is expanding to 2 days -- June 13 and 14. It's a fun little niche con (I'm on staff). We've got some cool prizes and guests, but above all else, we just want to geek out together about this awesome movie. [more inside]
posted by Wossname on Apr 22, 2015 - 0 comments

FOGcon meetup

FOGcon, a literary sf convention, is happening on March 6-8 in Walnut Creek. This year's theme is The Traveller. "From The Odyssey to Dr. Who, Margery Kempe to Alyx, the Traveler is an iconic figure. This trope evokes a whole class of stories in both SF and fantasy in a compact and emotionally suggestive form....We will explore such topics as modes of travel, evolving attitudes toward the idea of an alien realm, the range of metaphors travel stands for, changing expectations about the experience of earthly or space travel, and how to be an extreme wilderness hiker - or an extreme hitchhiker. And lots more. Honored Guests: Kim Stanley Robinson, Catherynne M. Valente, Joanna Russ (posthumous)." [more inside]
posted by wintersweet on Jan 25, 2015 - 44 comments

MeFites at Convergence 2014

CONvergence, one of the local big sci-fi cons is nearly upon us (July 3-6). Are there any attending MeFites who would be interested in meeting up? A: We're meeting in Connie's Space Lounge on Saturday July 5th, noon. Cthuljew has a sign, I'll be cosplaying a reaper. See y'all soon! [more inside]
posted by ZeusHumms on Jun 26, 2014 - 33 comments

Mefites at Vidcon/Downtown Disney

I've just registered for VidCon, a convention for online video/Youtube creators and enthusiasts taking place in Anaheim CA from June 26 to 28, and will be there an extra day. It's my first time and I'm wondering if there are any other Mefites going. After some discussion I think the best place will the evening of June 29 at the House of Blues in Downtown Disney, which is accessible free of charge. That said, if you are going to Vidcon, let me know!
posted by divabat on May 9, 2014 - 22 comments

Get together at GenCon?

I'll be in Indianapolis for GenCon next week. It seems to me that there are bound to be other MeFites there, both locals and other attendees. Maybe we could try to meet up Wednesday night or Sunday morning when things are quiet, or find some time during the convention itself?
posted by Karmakaze on Aug 6, 2013 - 32 comments

PAX East Mefite Club III

Update: Sounds like folks are up for trying to meet at the board games library area at 10. I'll try to keep this thread updated through the day with location info. I know some people like to just wander the floor for a bit when they first get in so we can still aim to reconvene at noon.----- PAXEast is March 22-24. Anyone else planning to go? It hasn't always been the most organized meet-up but I had a lot of fun with some mefites last year. If there's enough interest, I propose a meet-up on Saturday for boardgames or PC/console freeplay. [more inside]
posted by Wretch729 on Feb 25, 2013 - 54 comments

Any MeFites going to Arisia 2013 (Boston, MA, US)?

This weekend is the annual Arisia science fiction convention, at the Westin Boston Waterfront. I'll be there nerding out, and it just occurred to me to wonder if there would be other Mefites there. [more inside]
posted by rmd1023 on Jan 17, 2013 - 0 comments

Law and the Multiverse at NYCC

valkyryn and I (aka Ryan Davidson and James Daily) will be speaking about our upcoming book, The Law of Superheroes, at New York Comic Con at 5pm on Friday, October 12th. [more inside]
posted by jedicus on Sep 4, 2012 - 10 comments

In London from 27 Sept - 1 Oct...let's meet!

The London meetups are shapin' up! Plans for Friday are here; this is the Saturday thread. Please feel free to simply show up to any/all of this fun. Let's start with the Science Museum at 1pm. We'll meet right out front, here. Then roughly about 4pm, let's head over to Taqueria for Mexican food, here. Then off to begin the pub crawl, starting at 6pm at The Slaughtered Lamb, here.
This is a google map of the day.

Original post: I'll be in London from 27 Sept (Thursday) - 1 Oct (Monday), mostly at the London International Tattoo Convention. I'm open to doing and seeing other things as well...schedule is fairly open. At the very least, let's do a meetup. And if anybody would like to join me at the convention, that'd be great too. Or something else fun. (Updated meetup details within) [more inside]
posted by iamkimiam on Sep 2, 2012 - 115 comments

MeFites @ San Diego Comic Con 2012?

I can't be the only MeFite going to Comic Con this year. What about the rest of y'all?
posted by Hello Darling on Jun 27, 2012 - 14 comments

Any MeFites going to BroNYcon?

So, there's a brony convention coming up in NY on January 7th at the Hotel Pennsylvania near Penn Station. Several voice actors from the show will be there. My girlfriend and I, being HUGE NERDS, are going. Anyone else from MeFi going?
posted by mccarty.tim on Dec 21, 2011 - 0 comments

NYCC Professionals Day - Thurs 13th- Javits

Anyone else attending Professional's Thursdays at the New York City Comic-Con? We should meet and look at things and drink.
posted by The Whelk on Oct 12, 2011 - 3 comments

Aussiecon4 2-6th September 2010

Are any other MeFi users going to this year's World Science Fiction Convention in Melbourne, Sept 2-6th? If so, does anyone want to make some sort of get-together?
posted by Joe in Australia on Aug 18, 2010 - 14 comments

Faint of Butt reads at Horrorfind Weekend 12!

I'm making my first official, booked convention appearance at Horrorfind Weekend 12, and I want to see a few MeFites there! Hear me read stories from MicroHorror and maybe even buy a book or CD. [more inside]
posted by Faint of Butt on Aug 6, 2010 - 0 comments

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