ETA: Since the weather is slated to be gorgeous we will try to get a table outdoors. I will likely be easy to spot as I have bright red and yellow hair and a loud American accent. I may try to make a sign. We will be in York and would love to meet up with other MeFites as we take a break from visiting everything FPP-worthy in town! We've chosen The Maltings Free House because it's recommended in the Good Pub Guide. If we should view this as the Not So Good Pub Guide please let us know now. It's very close to the train station and offers charming food such as "burnt bread with various fillings" as well as an array of beers, whiskeys and fruit wines (and I'm assuming some non-alcoholic beverages as well).
The epic story of an anti-Semitic riot in 1903 told in the form of a Jewish folk tale. A young female mystic and her community of Hasids experience the event through the lens of Yiddish legends and the daily details of Jewish life in turn-of-the-century Eastern Europe. [more inside]
Spur of the moment invite: Baseball writer Dan Epstein will be doing a reading at my beloved Manitoba's Bar on Sunday June 29th at 7pm. Handsome Dick himself will be participating as well. And there's free hot dogs. Me and some of my co-workers will be there. It'd be cool to have some mefites there as well.
I'm going to be blarging up New York from the 4th to the 6th of November, and I was wondering if any mefites would want to meet up? It's been a while since I lived in the city, so any suggestions for a venue would be awesome. (I tend to go by the name blarg on #bunnies. I should probably go by that name on metafilter, too!)
The Whelk is on a rolling business trip of Northern England and environs and would like to grab a beer with some awesome English Mefites. I'll be in Manchester May 29th through 31st, York on June 1st, Leeds on June 3rd, Sheffield June 5th, Notthingham June 7th, Liverpool on June 9th through the 11th and the London June 12th and 13th. What's the best for everyone? I'd imagine something in Manchester or London. [more inside]
Syracuse gets the privilege of hosting the first night of Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Wednesday, May 11 at 8:00 pm. Boston, Brooklyn, and Philly shows to follow. [more inside]
My fiance and I are coming to NYC from the 2nd to 5th of May and I was wondering if anyone is around for a meetup? [more inside]
Hi everybody! parmanparman is heading up our way to do some work/research and I thought that'd be a lovely excuse to scrobble together what few (but awesome) MeFites we have around here. What say we get together this Friday, February 25th, 6:30pm for food and drink? Venue tbd, suggestions welcome!
My new show, a stage adaptation of Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep, is getting some very nice reviews. Our opening night was mostly filled with a huge group from the Science Fiction Writers of America, which made me think of (Mefi's own) jscalzi, which made me think of posting this to IRL. So come on down to 3LD. We run through December 10.
It's been a while...are all you Yorkshire folk ready for another get together? I am! [more inside]
Do you want a free copy of this book, inspired by a Metafilter post? (more) Can you meet me somewhere in mid to lower Manhattan at 5 this afternoon? I'm bringing a case to give away. If you can decide where we can all meet, I'll show up at 5 and give away as much of the case of books as there's interest for. I'm driving or working for most of the day, but I'll check back at 3 or 4 this afternoon and if anyone is interested, you're welcome to a free book. [more inside]