Hey, guys. Struck me this morning that it's a good idea for MeFites in town to know where everyone is, what potential needs folks have, and how to help if things get much worse. I'm setting this one as a proposed meetup in Austin in the hopes of getting emails out to folks in town, but right now I have no intention of meeting in-person--just organizing folks in town so that we can set up a network we can use to help one another and familiarize ourselves with anyone who's local on the site. Anyway, here's a space. Thoughts?
Austin MeFites: come band together and stand together at city hall this evening as we mobilize to demand protection for the Mueller investigation to hold president Trump and the cronies of his administration accountable for their actions. The forced resignation of Jeff Sessions and the subsequent replacement of Rod Rosenstein by Trumpist stooge Matt Whittaker should not go unanswered. This is nothing but a transparent step towards ending or discrediting the investigation, and the people of Austin, Texas will not be fooled. [more inside]
I'm going to be in Austin for a work conference, but would love to escape the schmoozing and meet some locals. Anybody up for getting together the evening of October 16? [more inside]
On June 30, we’ll join with people rallying in Washington, D.C. and around the country to tell Donald Trump and his administration to end this cruel and inhumane zero tolerance policy, to stop dehumanizing immigrants and migrants, and to end family detention and separation. (Cribbed from official event description) [more inside]
Hey friends! I’m going to be in Austin this weekend for a conference, and would love to see mefites on Saturday night April 28.
I'll be visiting your town Oct 18 - 22 from the Netherlands. And I'm looking forward to meeting Austin mefites! Let's get together friday.
Are any MeFites going to SXSW Interactive or Film in Austin Texas running March 10-15, 2017? [more inside]
Keeping it short and sweet: let's meet at the new Dog and Duck on either Saturday the 23rd, Saturday the 30th, or Sunday the 31st in either the afternoon or early evening. Let me know your best dates in the comments and I'll schedule us formally Friday. ETA: scheduled for Sunday, 31 January, at 2 pm.
I'd like to propose an afternoon meetup in late September, either the weekend of September 19-20 or September 26-27. Last time we met was at the Black Star, and I'm game to go there again or try somewhere else. Thoughts and preferences are welcome! ETA: September 27 at 3:00. See you then!
Anyone visiting Austin for DjangoCon and want to meet up with some Austinites? Sunday or Wednesday nights look like good times that don't conflict with planned conference events. UPDATE: This event is dead. Check out the event on the 27th instead.
I'm going to be in Austin over the weekend of June 27-28. Anyone interested in meeting up? Update: confirmed for Saturday June 27 at 2 pm, at Black Star. [more inside]
April was a little crazy but I'm ready to see Austin's smiling faces in May sometime. Either a weekday evening or a weekend afternoon. Location is ideally downtown-ish or a little north and we'll be looking to replace the lamented Dog & Duck as a watering hole/munching spot. ETA: Black Star Co-op on Sunday, May 17, at 2 PM. [more inside]
Bringing the family to Austin, TX for a week of spring break. I'll be in town from Monday, April 6, until Saturday, April 11. Looking for a nighttime meetup downtown somewhere within stumbling distance of the Driskill Hotel. [more inside]
Hey Austin! I am visiting your fair city and will be around Monday and Tuesday evenings. I would like to check out Mr. Natural, Papalote House, or both for tacos, and The Steeping Room for tea (per my recent ask). I am not particular about when I go where, but I would love to have the pleasure of your company if you are interested.
Team Austin hasn't met up in a while and we missed our opportunity when we had visitors. Let's get together on a weekend afternoon in July. ETA: July 20, 2pm, Dog & Duck. [more inside]
Austin & area MeFites! I will be in town for the first week of June for DrupalCon, and would love to meet some local MeFites!
Dinner and drinks at the Dog and Duck Pub at 7 PM on Wednesday, June 4th? Join us!
Looks like this week is not so good for people, so I'm going to call this off. Next time!
It's been ages since we had an Austin meetup. Let's get together at a local pub or coffeehouse. I'll add date/time/location when we have a consensus. ETA: We have settled on February 9, 2-4 pm, at the Dog and Duck.
If anyone's going to be in Austin for SXSW, it may be fun to take an afternoon break for a Metafilter brunch/drink/communion one day, to get things going. I'll be staying downtown, but anywhere close is probably ok!
Carbon 7 is playing at the Carousel Lounge in Austin, TX from 9:30 to 11:30 or 12, depending. [more inside]
The good doctor and I will be going to the inaugural F1 race at Austin's Circuit of the Americas, and it would be great to meet up with other motorsports-mad Mefites on or off the track. We're staying at a ranch on Lake Travis, approximately 40 minutes from downtown Austin, and are hosting a big barbecue under the stars Saturday night. Stop by and say hello! [more inside]
It's been a while since we've had an afternoon of drinks and talk at the Dog & Duck. Let's do it again sometime soon. ETA: After some proposing and back and forth, we're on for August 19 at 2 PM. [more inside]
Visting Austin (from Boston) for Easter and hoping to meet some Mefites. [more inside]
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. [more inside]
It's time for another Austin meetup. Austinites who want to be meetup-social, suggest your preferred days-of-week and venues! ETA: Now on for 2:30 Sunday January 29 at the Black Star Co-op. [more inside]
Anybody interested in a get together at some point before the end of October? Scheduling wise, who would be up for this? I'm open to any ideas anyone wants to throw out for venue, dates, and activities. I was thinking maybe something after 7:00 the week of the 23rd, just as a jumping off point.
So maybe you're in Austin September 16-18 for ACL. Maybe you wanna meetup downtown. Haddington's is a nice place on West 6th, with an outdoor patio and well made drinks. [more inside]
It's time for Austin folks to beat the heat in some indoor, air-conditioned venue like the Dog & Duck on a weekend afternoon. I'm looking at the weekend of the 27th/28th, although I could be convinced to do Sunday the 21st or maybe the first weekend in September. Venue suggestions other than the Dog & Duck welcome, as well as date requests. ETA: After discussion in the comments, we have a meetup at the Dog & Duck on Sunday August 28 at 2 pm. See you there, Austin folks!
It's time to plan for an Austin meetup and after the Alamo thread, one of the possibilities is an arthouse film or documentary at the Violet Crown downtown. UPDATED: We'll be seeing Page One on July 14 at the Violet Crown, 7:10 showing. Ticket link. [more inside]
Brooklyn is the final stop on Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Saturday, May 14 at. Sing any of nearly 600 DIY karaoke songs from your favorite artists who get overlooked by Big Karaoke. [more inside]
Boston is the second stop on Karaoke Underground's first East Coast tour on Thursday, May 12 at 8:00 pm. Sing any of nearly 600 DIY karaoke songs from your favorite artists who get overlooked by Big Karaoke. [more inside]
As I've mentioned at the last couple of meetups, I'd love to do a Mefite karaoke happy hour at the Highball. If we go between 4:30 and 7:00 on a weekday, we can get a free room and happy hour prices on drinks. [more inside]
Team Austin ran out of gas on the white elephant exchange, but it would be nice to say hi sometime this month before the big SXSW meetup that is no doubt coming down the pipe. [more inside]
I'm visiting my hometown of Austin next week and would love to meet the Austin MeFites for the first time! Let's meet at the Dog and Duck Pub for some drinks.
Any interest? Thinking latter half of January, so folks can get their wind back. Preference for weekday/weekend? If weekend, would mid-afternoon or evening be better for you? [more inside]
Cherrywood Coffeehouse, Wed., Dec. 15th at 7pm. Come meet and welcome out-of-towner xenophile and in-towners all-the-rest-of-us. [more inside]
I'll be among the masses going to ACL this year, 8-10 October 2010. How about brunch on Sunday? Somewhere outside the park would be good, and those of us with tickets could head in afterward. I'm not a local, so ideas about a venue would be much appreciated, if anyone's interested.
Calling all Houston, Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas MeFites! Let's get together at the Texas Renaissance Festival. Group ticket pricing starts at 25 people. The weekend of October 16 & 17 works best for my family, but I'm open to other suggestions. [more inside]
New Austinite The Biscuit Man requested a meet-up, a few folks said this date worked for them, and it would be splendiferous to see the happy faces of Austin mefites again. [more inside]