November Austin/Central TX meetup? November 4, 2008 12:29 PM   Subscribe

The last ATX meetup (Dog & Duck in September) was a good time and several folks expressed interest in having another one soon.

Is anyone interested in getting together this month? What days/times/specific dates work best for you? Any specific place you'd really like to share with fellow MeFites? Reminder: Thanksgiving Day is 11/27.
posted by batmonkey to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:29 PM (54 comments total)

I am down with this / up for this / into this / all about this

Tuesdays are bad for me. Other than that, I'm flexible.
posted by adamrice at 12:58 PM on November 4, 2008


I was really disappointed to miss the last one, and will make any* effort to make the next one.

No, not ANY. But I do want to make it!
posted by dirtdirt at 1:38 PM on November 4, 2008


I would like to attend if at all possible. What about a Friday, after-work type hours?
posted by mattbucher at 1:58 PM on November 4, 2008


Out of town from Nov. 26-Dec. 1 and would be coming from Houston so weekends are better.
posted by Brittanie at 2:26 PM on November 4, 2008


Weekends also work for me. 11/22? 11/15? I have no suggestions for locations. dirt? adam?
posted by mattbucher at 2:43 PM on November 4, 2008


As to when - non-Tuesday, weekend-leaning days between now & T-day are...
• Fridays (7th, 14th, 21st): we could set start time for 7pm.
• Saturdays (8th, 15th, 22nd): anyone feel strongly for/against Saturday? What time of day? Noon-ish? Afternoon? Evening?
• Sundays (9th, 16th, 23rd): same questions as for Saturday.

As to where - I admit I've been wanting to check out Opal Divine's, but maybe there's some place even better/more interesting/less "done"?
posted by batmonkey at 2:57 PM on November 4, 2008


I would also like to try to remember to show up.
posted by 23skidoo at 3:00 PM on November 4, 2008


My schedule is pretty booked in November due to birthday houseguests and Thanksgiving this month, but I'll try to be there if I can.
posted by immlass at 4:40 PM on November 4, 2008


I'll try to be there!
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 6:58 PM on November 4, 2008


I'll be in town for the A&M-UT game....
posted by internet!Hannah at 7:20 PM on November 4, 2008


I'm down for a Saturday, because our nanny works the bar there on Saturdays, and she's fucking awesome. The 22nd would work great for me (anyone going to ride the Tour das Hugel on the 15th?, I'll see you there).
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:54 AM on November 5, 2008


A Friday or Saturday is the only day that will work for me. A Saturday afternoon would be great.
posted by Daddy-O at 2:01 PM on November 5, 2008


How about 11/22 at Opal Devines on 6th? We had our 2007 SXSW meetup there, but I'm cool with going back. Good cheese fries.
posted by mattbucher at 2:52 PM on November 5, 2008


I'll be there!
posted by SaintCynr at 3:43 PM on November 5, 2008


That sounds good to me, too, mattbucher - what time? 3pm sound ok to folks?

I'll give it 'til 5pm tomorrow to lock this down and get it into the sidebar, unless anyone thinks more time would be good.
posted by batmonkey at 4:08 PM on November 5, 2008


3pm Saturday 22 NOV at Opal Devine's on W 6th Street is great for me.
posted by Daddy-O at 4:22 PM on November 5, 2008


Sounds good to me!
posted by pokeedog at 4:35 PM on November 5, 2008


I have (non-mefi) houseguests that weekend, so I will have to miss, but I'll try to make the next one. Looking forward to meeting people then!
posted by immlass at 4:40 PM on November 5, 2008


Cool. 3:00 it is. I added it to the MeTa sidebar of upcoming meetups. See you then!
posted by mattbucher at 7:37 PM on November 5, 2008


Great idea, batmonkey. I'll be there!

(And this time I'll check the date twice so I don't show up a week early.)
posted by bluishorange at 7:58 PM on November 5, 2008


Woohoo!
posted by batmonkey at 8:59 PM on November 5, 2008


Dammit. That weekend is the weekend of EAST. I urge reconsidering the date.
posted by adamrice at 8:19 AM on November 6, 2008


D'oh!

Maybe next time we should ask folks to list their blocked days/dates to make sure we work around the right things.

Can we move to the 15th w/out causing grief for anyone?
posted by batmonkey at 11:05 AM on November 6, 2008


Thanks for suggesting this, batmonkey! I'm cool with either Saturday (15 / 22).
posted by woodway at 11:20 AM on November 6, 2008


11/15 is fine with me. Should I change it on the sidebar?
posted by mattbucher at 12:17 PM on November 6, 2008


Sure!
posted by batmonkey at 12:56 PM on November 6, 2008


3pm Saturday 15 NOV at Opal Devine's on W 6th Street is great for me.
posted by Daddy-O at 5:09 PM on November 6, 2008


I'll be there
posted by Pants! at 6:45 AM on November 7, 2008


Sweet! I saw this one _before_ it happened.
I'll be there.
posted by fnord at 7:44 PM on November 7, 2008


After seeing the date change in the meetup listing, I consulted with Mr. immlass and we'll be there too.
posted by immlass at 8:41 AM on November 9, 2008


Been looking for an excuse to go to Austin. Not fully committed as of yet. Anyone from DFW wanna carpool?
posted by haunted by Leonard Cohen at 9:34 AM on November 9, 2008


Sweet. I'll be there.
posted by spamguy at 10:35 AM on November 9, 2008


My SO and I just moved to 78704 a month ago. If I wasn't such an awkward folk, I'd be there!
posted by self at 9:43 AM on November 10, 2008


It's okay to be awkward, self! I'm awkward, too, and so is the fella. We'll get it figured out and make sure you get more smiles than frowns.

Come visit - we're in your same zip, even, so you'd have some MeFites identified right here in the 'hood.
posted by batmonkey at 3:33 PM on November 10, 2008


One of these days I am going to make one. I, however work one weekend a month it just happens to be this one :(
posted by bjgeiger at 4:09 PM on November 10, 2008


Crap. My first time in Austin (for a conference) and I'll miss the meetup by one day.

Quick poll: Longshot, but any other mefites at MMM? Howabout you ACM/IEEE guys across the street?
posted by 7segment at 10:52 AM on November 12, 2008


Hey, cool, another meetup! Just noticed it on the sidebar. I'll try to be there!
posted by malthas at 11:59 AM on November 12, 2008


For those who may be interested, there is a "Stop the H8"/Anti-Prop-8/Equal Rights protest at City Hall starting at 12:30pm - we're going to attend that then head over to Opal Divine's.

Anyone who wants to do that, too, is welcome to MeMail for my cell # and we can meet up there to combine forces.
posted by batmonkey at 4:28 PM on November 12, 2008


Awesome. Glad I checked MetaTalk today, as I seldom do. Like self, I also moved to 78704 a month ago. I don't know anyone here had wanted to propose a meetup so I could meet some Austinites but saw there was a meetup in september and felt it was too soon. Anyway, I'm rambling, look forward to seeing y'all there.
posted by Curry at 12:50 AM on November 13, 2008


I like seeing the '04 mentioned here.
I too am glad I checked this today.
Me wanna go.
posted by Seamus at 1:16 PM on November 13, 2008


I'll try and represent the '03 neighborhood. There is also a Black Star Co-op Beer Social that night.
posted by collocation at 2:15 PM on November 13, 2008


Does anyone not live in 04? I'm in it for at least another month, but I'm moving up to the Great White North (Arboretum area). It'll be good to meet you all!
posted by fnord at 7:27 AM on November 14, 2008


Oh...I thought I was going to be in Austin this weekend, and was going to pop in and surprise everyone...but my tix are for the theatre *next* week.

Sad now. *sniff*
posted by dejah420 at 9:45 AM on November 15, 2008


I've come down with a case of the tireds today, and I've got a party tonight, so I don't think I'm going to make it. I'm sorry! Someone else had better take pictures!
posted by bluishorange at 11:14 AM on November 15, 2008


The company screwed up and I didn't get my paycheck, so I am too broke to go anywhere. Wish I was there.
posted by Daddy-O at 2:01 PM on November 15, 2008


Aw, man, we coulda covered ya, Daddy-O!

fnord took bunches of pics, and I took a few - I'll get mine up ASAP.

We had 14 total folks in attendance, which meant many lively conversations that sometimes made it all the way down the row of tables.

We've talked about doing a White Elephant get-together in December, so keep your eyes open for that if it sounds interesting - we'll be interested in knowing what weekend days are already blocked out for you.

If any of you folks who had found 11/22 to be a better weekend still want to get together, I'll still show up - there's no law against another meet-up a week after the last one, I don't think.

For those who were at this one, though - thank you! It was great having so many people to listen to and conversate with, especially while still having the feel of a smaller group.
posted by batmonkey at 4:19 PM on November 15, 2008


Thanks, batmonkey, for rounding us up: I really enjoyed meeting you all, and I'm sorry I left so early. Looking forward to the next one!
posted by woodway at 5:11 PM on November 15, 2008


We had a great time, and I'll definitely keep an eye out for the next one. Thanks for organizing, batmonkey!
posted by immlass at 5:22 PM on November 15, 2008


Really cool to see such a good turnout. I was at the far east end of the table, and didn't get to talk to the other end as much as I would've liked. I'll get y'all next time!
posted by dirtdirt at 6:10 PM on November 15, 2008


My contribution!

http://www.thirdspacephoto.com/gallery/6564354_CkdWb

Good to meet all you folks too. Let's do it again.
posted by fnord at 6:19 PM on November 15, 2008


Hey! Let's try that with a link.

http://www.thirdspacephoto.com/gallery/6564354_CkdWb
posted by fnord at 6:19 PM on November 15, 2008


Fun! Sorry I didn't get to properly meet everyone and had to leave early. Let's do it again sometime soon.
posted by mattbucher at 7:30 PM on November 15, 2008


We had a fantastic time. As suggested though for next time... periodic chair swaps!
posted by collocation at 7:58 PM on November 15, 2008


Hey, it was nice meeting you all, and seeing some of you again.

(I was the late girl with glasses)

I am all on board for a white elephant party thing. I went to a big school with a tiny close knit art department, and we would do a gift swap every year. My engineering friends were always jealous, cause art kids gave out some awesome shit.

I through down a challenge to Austinite MiFites to give out more awesomer shit!!!1
posted by fontophilic at 2:17 PM on November 16, 2008


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