MaxFunCon 2009
March 25, 2009 12:10 PM   Subscribe

MaxFunCon, June 12, 2009 through June 14, 2009 at Lake Arrowhead, California.

Issue #1: Is anyone else from MetaFilter (besides Jesse) planning on attending this?
Issue #2: What are the chances of a LA meetup on either Thursday, June 11 or Wednesday, June 10?
Issue #3: Can I sleep on your floor /or with your wife?
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:10 PM (41 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Oh man do I wish I could make it to this... (my brother lives in Lake Arrowhead. Yes, in the actual lake.)
posted by Navelgazer at 12:13 PM on March 25, 2009


Take #3 to AskMe; it has nothing whatsoever to do with MetaFilter.
posted by not_on_display at 12:22 PM on March 25, 2009


I'll be attending FunModCon instead.
posted by bondcliff at 12:24 PM on March 25, 2009 [1 favorite]


Cold Chef: you are welcome to sleep on my floor, with my wife. Airfare to Sofia is at your own expense, but the beer is free.
posted by Meatbomb at 12:40 PM on March 25, 2009


1 post tagged with soundofyoungmamerica

I don't know how well that's going to work on the radio, but I like the idea.
posted by Horace Rumpole at 12:58 PM on March 25, 2009


Hmmmm my family has a house in BlueJay, maybe I can convince her to vacation down there.
posted by iamabot at 1:30 PM on March 25, 2009


I want to gooooo sooooooooo baaaaaaaaad. /whine
Sigh, maybe next year.
posted by SassHat at 1:35 PM on March 25, 2009


momentous occasion!
posted by mullacc at 1:40 PM on March 25, 2009 [2 favorites]


Oh man, I first read the home page as advertising "be entertained by world class furry people. That so changed the meaning of it.
posted by pombe at 1:44 PM on March 25, 2009


Issue #1: Is anyone else from MetaFilter (besides Jesse) planning on attending this?
MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Issue #2: What are the chances of a LA meetup on either Thursday, June 11 or Wednesday, June 10?
Hmmmmm.... I'm probably driving, and the current plan is be in Vegas Thursday night and going to Lake Arrowhead in time for cocktails. But if a meet-up is happening, my plans can flex.

Issue #3: Can I sleep on your floor /or with your wife?
You could sleep on the floor of my Pontiac Sunfire, but I don't think that helps you. I do not have a wife, but you could ask my ex.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 2:21 PM on March 25, 2009


I'll be there! (MetaFilter is a sponsor)
posted by mathowie (staff) at 2:58 PM on March 25, 2009


#1 his own self! Can't get any better than that.

That's 3 so far... heck that's a meetup in itself, right?
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 3:07 PM on March 25, 2009


(er, 3 in addition to Jesse. I wasn't leaving you out, Jesse!)
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 3:07 PM on March 25, 2009


Crap, sold out. Bah.
posted by scrump at 3:40 PM on March 25, 2009


I really want to go to this.
posted by brundlefly at 5:05 PM on March 25, 2009


Oh man, I first read the home page as advertising "be entertained by world class furry people.
posted by pombe

MEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by Fuzzy Skinner

Truth in Advertising! I LOLed.

I helped design the logo for the FunModCom (NOT the MaxFunCom), not the cute/sad mascot but the traffic light motif and 'non-consecutive days' part (which took about 30 seconds of PhotoSlop with intentionally tacky fonts) and I am pissed that not only will I not be able to attend either event, I may not even be ambulatory by then (long story, CHF). But if that is the case, I will make a webcam video on "How to Have Maximum Fun in a Hospital Bed" that I would like to be snuck onto the screen behind Hodgman during his keynote address.

Or I may organize a symposium on grouchiness and old-fartism later in the year under the title COMmudgeoun. Let me get back to you after I regain consciousness.
posted by wendell at 5:27 PM on March 25, 2009


But if that is the case, I will make a webcam video on "How to Have Maximum Fun in a Hospital Bed" that I would like to be snuck onto the screen behind Hodgman during his keynote address.

Hey, if you can manage to die between now and then, I'll totally ask for a moment of silence in your memory. That's my promise to you.
posted by ColdChef at 6:41 PM on March 25, 2009


Chef, if I manage to die between now and then, or any time in the next couple years, you have already promised to come out to California to do "the honors". I'm holding you to that and will haunt you from beyond the grave if you don't. (Yeah, I'll bet every 'dissatisfied customer' your family business ever had is making noises in your attic).
posted by wendell at 8:58 PM on March 25, 2009


And come to think of it, if I do die before the MaxFunCom, the LAST thing I want is a moment of silence. I want all the MeFites (and Hodgman, who has given me ONE personal @reply on Twitter) to raise glasses of some beverage containing HFCS and toast me with the words "He Did End Well!!"

If my past record for ghoulish foreshadowing is any indication, I'll probably die in my sleep tonight and these two comments will be recorded as my 'last words'. Yikes.
posted by wendell at 9:05 PM on March 25, 2009


I will attempt to have maximum fun over here on the other side of the Pacific during that time in solidarity. With any luck, so will my wife.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:59 AM on March 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Okay, so that's four of us, plus Merlin Mann and John Hodgman. Yeah, that should make for a nice meetup.

And I didn't really want to meet with any LA MeFites anyway. *sniff, sniff*

I guess I'll just sleep at the bus stop and eat wet cigarette butts.
posted by ColdChef at 6:45 AM on March 26, 2009


here's what i want to know: the date of the top post on the opening page is Thursday, August 20, 2009. the dates for maxfuncon are june 12-14, 2009. neither of these dates, of course, have occurred yet. and somehow this all-around futuristic event is sold out????????? wtf, people? HOW DOES THAT WORK?
posted by msconduct at 7:25 AM on March 26, 2009


Yeah, that August 20th was supposed to say 2008. It was a blog entry. Jesse must have had 2009 on his mind when writing that.

As far as an event in the future being already sold out? Yeahhhh!!! WEIRD!!!!!!!! It's almost like they sold the tickets in advance or something. Surely others will follow this example.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 8:18 AM on March 26, 2009


touche, fuzzy.
posted by msconduct at 8:58 AM on March 26, 2009


msconduct -- Just wanted the top post to stay at the top, so I post-dated it.

And yeah, we're sold out, but the waiting list is open, and so far all the folks on the waiting list have gotten in. That may be done, I dunno if anyone will still cancel, but get on the waitlist if you want to come.

And thanks to mathowie, who indeed saw fit to sponsor MaxFunCon on behalf of Metafilter. Hurray Metafilter! Hurray MaxFunCon!
posted by YoungAmerican at 11:05 AM on March 26, 2009 [1 favorite]


Also: I would probably attend a meetup, depending on how much shit I have to do right beforehand. My Jordan, Jesse Go co-host Jordan has a show at the UCB on the 11th, and there are some folks on my forum planning a meetup around that.
posted by YoungAmerican at 11:07 AM on March 26, 2009


Bryanjbusch and I are going. I have no idea what our travel plans surrounding the con are yet, but an LA meetup sounds like fun.
posted by Lyn Never at 12:59 PM on March 26, 2009


Now we're talking! This is shaping up to be an epic meetup.
posted by ColdChef at 1:08 PM on March 26, 2009


There's a whole lot of LA between LAX and Lake Arrowhead; if y'all were to gather briefly somewhere along that continuum that didn't require a $600 registration I might deign to show my face.
posted by carsonb at 1:48 PM on March 26, 2009


I'm flying into ONT on Tuesday so that I can spend a few days wandering around before the conference. Hopefully, a few LA MeFites will come out of the woodwork Wednesday night for a few drinks somewhere. Maybe I'll try this again when we get closer to the date.
posted by ColdChef at 2:01 PM on March 26, 2009


Jordan has a show at the UCB on the 11th

I've been reading the forum and I really am tempted to change my schedule to do this.

If there is any chance of him cussing out Jesse live and in person for talkin' baseball, that might just push me into the "yes" camp.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 3:21 PM on March 26, 2009


I was just alerted to this thread by another Mefite and would be happy to attend said meetup... I just have to remember to put it into my calendar. I have no wife so I cannot offer her for your bedding needs. I do have a dog, but she is an independent spirit and chooses her own mates... nothing personal, but judging from her dating history I don't think you're her type.

I have been so busy focusing on my new job that I didn't even know about this MaxFunThingie. Huh. It sounds fun (MAX fun, even!), so I'm bummed I didn't know about it. Doh! :(
posted by miss lynnster at 3:41 PM on March 26, 2009


I put myself on the waitlist. We'll see!
posted by mullacc at 4:43 PM on March 26, 2009


I want to goooooooooooooo.

Some mefite needs to give Jordan a tummy rub on my behalf...Mullacc, if you get in through the waitlist this is your assigned task.
posted by SassHat at 5:01 PM on March 26, 2009


mullacc -- I'll do my best to get you in. We'll see if we get cancellations or anything.
posted by YoungAmerican at 6:06 PM on March 29, 2009


Looks like I'm in! Hope to see some of you out there.
posted by mullacc at 10:21 PM on April 4, 2009


I may or may not be in? Maybe? I hope???
posted by SassHat at 11:23 PM on April 4, 2009


Yes I do believe it is confirmed, I am in. YAY!
posted by SassHat at 11:46 PM on April 4, 2009


Awesome, mullacc!

And Jesse says a couple more spots are now open.
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 7:18 PM on April 6, 2009


I just booked my flight to California LA MeFites! I'm flying in on Tuesday, June 9 and flying back after MaxFunCon. Let's get together.
posted by ColdChef at 7:48 AM on May 5, 2009


I'm flying down and getting to Long Beach on the 11th!
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:55 PM on May 7, 2009


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