WARNING: USE METRO - CLIPPERS ARE PLAYING AT STAPLES CENTER. You ask and we deliver! It's an evening of Garth Marenghi's Darkplace and Look Around You, projected on a bigger screen than either show's resolution probably warrants. Details inside. [more inside]
To quote 1970s Antihero: "Let's meet up and drink beers. Because we're adults and we can."
Hey there, Bay area mefites! I'll be visiting 7-13th of April and would like to have a meetup with some Metafilter-people. This will be my first trip outside Europe. I've also never been to a Metafilter meetup, so let's have one! [more inside]
Edit: We have moved to Perdition, since the Three Monkeys was a madhouse. As suggested by hactar, we're going to try The Three Monkeys in Midtown. Start time this week is 7pm. And as far as I can tell from their website, there will be no terrible open mics.
This will be my first time in Seattle, and I'm considering a move there, and I only know about 3 (albeit awesome) people there. My preference is for the evening/happy hour of Thursday March 19 but I could do any evening except Saturday the 21st, if there's another day that works well for more people. [more inside]
Well, we broke the total snowfall record. Thanks, Smarch weather! So to celebrate (?), let's answer Geeks Who Drink trivia questions at Joe Sent Me, Wednesday at 7:30.
Edit: We are decamping to one stop beer shop on Kingsland to avoid the open mic here at Boulevard. One more in my new neighborhood before I acquiesce and choose a Manhattan location for next week. I'm setting the starting time for this one at 7, since I'll be coming from work, but I can change it to 6:30pm if others want to start without me.
A meetup in the memory of Terry Pratchett. It was great going through his obit thread the other day. Terry's books influenced me a lot and helped me think about so many things in so many new ways. And I think, it would be a good idea to get together to give Terry a hearty, joyous send off. We could all come together, assume names from list of characters from his writings, may be even dress like some of them and discuss, drink and celebrate life, his and our own. [more inside]
As discussed at the Keg & Lantern meetup: I'm resurrecting the weekly meetup. This time, it's on Wednesday.
I am taking a long trip down the west coast before nursing school eats me alive and locks me in Philly for a year. First stop: Seattle, from April 14th-20th! I would love to meet any and all local mefites, but I've never been here and know nothing. Hope Me! Edit: Dinner at Marination Ma Kai on the 16th at 7 it is! Hope to see many of you there! [more inside]
After last week's tribute to Nimoy (is there something in my eye?) we're back on track with "The Measure of a Man", said to be the first truly great episode of ST:TNG, where our heroes grapple with the question of Data's personhood. Plus, weird blue drinks as usual. [more inside]
Two things have come to my attention: 1) There is, somehow, not an active MeFi meetup in San Francisco. 2) Mathowie is gonna be in SF next week. Let's use those two bits of information to have a good time. [more inside]
The west coast beckons. Anyone up for a meetup in Vancouver the last weekend in May or the first weekend in June? ETA: Okay, I am pitching Doolin's at Granville and Nelson. 30 May. Are there negative votes?
Hi! Mr dbmcd and I will be in Rome this year from the 19th through the 23rd. Any other Mefites out there who would like to meetup with us for wine/aperitivo? [more inside]
Sleater-Kinney is playing the 9:30 Club, so I am being lured to the Potomac. Would anyone like to meet up beforehand? Sleater-Kinney attendance not required (and anyhow the show is sold out). Venue: your choice: the Satellite Room or the Brixton? I have never actually met a MeFite but understand it involves beans on a plate. [more inside]
I'm back in town with my sister, staying in an AirBnB place in Surrey Quays/Rotherhithe. Would love to meet up for dinner/drinks on Thursday. Doesn't have to be right near here but would be nice if it was easily public transportationable from here. Who is in and can suggest a place? [more inside]
Anyone available Monday - Wednesday this week for a meetup in Hobart? [more inside]
Anyone up for an evening meetup on Friday, 27 February? [more inside]
Hoosier Mefites, how ya been? It's been a while- lets do something as soon as the current cold snap subsides. [more inside]
I'm going to be in NYC the weekend of April 25th, and I'd love to organize an outing to the bottle beach at Dead Horse Bay in Brooklyn. Anyone interested? [more inside]
Torontonians and GTAers! We should hang out again! How do people feel about Saturday the 28th? [more inside]
I am taking a course in Ottawa every Saturday afternoon in March. Any local-area mefites want to go for dinner afterwards one of those times? (Not a bar; I would like at least the option of driving home that evening.)
Assuming the weather holds tomorrow, I'll be in Orange County! Let's get together. [more inside]
I'm of the mind that if there's going to be two mefites in one location, we should plan a meetup! Tocabe has awesome food, and mefites are awesome company! Come out, eat, and socialize with us! [more inside]
I had a great time at the last Game Night, but the only problem is we all had so much to talk about we never got around to the game part before it was time to go! [more inside]
Brooklyn's Pies 'n' Thighs has opened their new Canal Street location (yelp page), who's ready to check it out? (Confirming this for Thursday, 2/5 - changed start time to 7pm, actual start will depend on the wait time to get seated)
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]
We've had meetups for Sunday brunch, we've had meetups for making things. Let's combine the two and have a meetup for making brunch!
Waffles! Juices! Maybe bloody marys! [more inside]
Waffles! Juices! Maybe bloody marys! [more inside]
We've done it before and it was grand. Well, there were three of us. I'd like to do it again. [more inside]
Hangout meetup funtimes on a weekday evening or Sunday afternoon. [more inside]
Green Eyed Monster and I will be in NOLA, and available, from March 9th to the 13th. Meetup anyone? Show us your fine city! We've decided on Courtyard brewing on Erato. [more inside]
I would like to celebrate my birthday with much food. Anybody up for a trip to Dumpling Galaxy? (previously). Moving this to Sunday 1/25 instead of the 24th, due to the winter storm advisory in effect that day.
All the other Ohio Cities are doing it - Columbus, let us gather! Local Cantina in Clintonville, Thursday January 22 at 7:00!
It's been a while since the last meetup. Let's get together to eat momos and play board games. [more inside]
I just moved to Cardiff and was thinking it would be nice to meet any fellow mefites in the area. I don't have a date or place; this is to see who else might be interested.
Come drink "St. Louis's Weirdest Beer" on Thursday, March 26 starting at 7 PM. I'm around March 24-29 with trips to the zoo, the loop, blues, and ?? so let me know if you want to do anything else. [more inside]
Is there any interest in a Shreveport-Bossier City meetup before Mardi Gras? I am new to the city and I would like to meet some people. [more inside]
I'm coming to Los Angeles for the first time ever January 11-16! I don't know what to see or where to eat, but I can't wait to be there and maybe meet some of you! [more inside]
It's the first Geeks Who Drink trivia event of the new year. Wednesday, 7:30pm, Joe Sent Me. You know the rest! [more inside]
I promised raisingsand a cocktail for her amazing Quonsmas gift, and would love to meet other Mefites in the Memphis area. Mr Fig and I will be there on Friday, January 16. [more inside]
February 7: Dinner at Etete Restaurant at 7 PM with museuming and wandering during the day! Hi DC-area mefites! I'm flying into Washington, DC on February 6 and leaving on February 8 - want to get together for food/museums/drinks/other DC area things sometime that weekend? [more inside]
I'm coming to New Orleans for New Years! Anyone interested in a meetup? [more inside]
Damn it, Christmas. Always stealing my thunder. Let's have dinner + sauce as you want it on my birthday, 12/26. I'd love to meet some mefites too! We're eating at the wonderful Kingfish Cafe in North Capitol Hill with reservations at 8pm. Afterwards, we'll go to the Unicorn, The Hideout or Rockbox Karaoke (whichever is least crowded). I look forward to seeing whoever can come on this little notice and around this stupid holiday -- and to getting a more solid group of Seattle meetup people in general! (Please no "maybe" answers - I will need to change the reservation.) There will be cake.
Empty the contents of your head, because all questions must go! 0% savings on all luxury Geeks Who Drink trivia items. All this, and more, at Joe Sent Me, Wednesday at 7:30pm. This is your last chance in 2014 to spend those Tater bucks!
St. Louis MeFites - Want to get together one last time to kick 2014 the hell on out of here? How about some time the week of the 15th? Edit: Wednesday the 17th, 7:00 PM, Urban Chestnut Brewery & Bierhall [more inside]
Weekly meetup! Lives again? [more inside]
Hey, everybody, why not work off the turkey and nog sluggishness with a rousing afternoon of board games in Toronto? [more inside]
Eat too much on Thanksgiving? Well Joe Sent Me has the cure with the Geeks Who Drink trivia workout. Join us Wednesday at 7:30 and exercise your mind. The body will surely follow!