Manchester Metafilter Meetup January 11, 2010 4:35 PM   Subscribe

It's time for another Manchester meetup!

Date: sometime in February, preferably a Saturday.
Location: open to suggestion.
Occasion: there needs to be an occasion?
posted by Electric Dragon to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:35 PM (26 comments total) 2 users marked this as a favorite

New Hampshire or UK?
posted by DU at 4:46 PM on January 11, 2010


I think he means UK, hence the "UK" tag.
posted by Sova at 4:49 PM on January 11, 2010


Tags, pff.
posted by DU at 4:59 PM on January 11, 2010 [1 favorite]


Boston legal.
posted by Abiezer at 6:31 PM on January 11, 2010


Hooray!

Round up the usual suspects.

I'm in.

We could use The Marble Arch again, or any good pub'll do.
posted by idiomatika at 10:48 PM on January 11, 2010


The Marble Arch would go down a treat, Idiomatika. You can never have enough excuses to visit that place.

6, 13, 20 and 27 are the Saturdays in February. 13th, I suspect, will be impossible for me, and it also clashes with lunar/Korean/Chinese New Year. Other Saturdays all look good, though.
posted by davemee at 12:21 AM on January 12, 2010


I'm in!
posted by Jofus at 12:57 AM on January 12, 2010


If you want to pay for all our flights out there, DU...
posted by Electric Dragon at 1:01 AM on January 12, 2010


I'm in. The 6th would be perfect.
posted by thoughtless at 1:58 AM on January 12, 2010


I like the 6th too, but not 14th....who's bringing the blue cake this time?
posted by slyrabbit at 4:16 AM on January 12, 2010


I say a delicious MetaTalk grey cake.
posted by davemee at 4:47 AM on January 12, 2010


The 6th is too close to my birthday to be workable for me. Any takers for the 20th?

Ohpleaseohpleaseohplease...
posted by Jofus at 5:24 AM on January 12, 2010


I could do the 20th, at a push. It'd be worth it to see that beard one more time.
posted by thoughtless at 7:12 AM on January 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Any date is fine for me.
posted by idiomatika at 7:32 AM on January 12, 2010


The 20th suits me fine.
posted by Electric Dragon at 7:32 AM on January 12, 2010


20th good for me and davemee
posted by slyrabbit at 8:10 AM on January 12, 2010


Given the emergence of what looks dangerously like consensus, I'll sidebar as follows:

20th February
Marble Arch
Manchester.
posted by Electric Dragon at 6:34 AM on January 13, 2010


Google seems a little confused. Here's a more accurate link and streetview. No idea why the big G thinks it's up the road.
posted by davemee at 11:12 PM on January 14, 2010


I'm coming to London from the US that week. Odds of making Manchester are slim, however non-car travel tips appreciated (MeMail me).

And if there's a chance of a London meetup in the days after, I would be happy, on behalf of a former colony founded by people who almost no one in England could stand, to represent this rich cultural heritage.
posted by zippy at 11:01 PM on February 13, 2010


Manchester is a fair way from London, Zippy. It usually takes a little over 2 hours on the train. You'd be paying about £60 buying the ticket in advance, and considerably more buying on the day. You'd be very welcome, but it might not be worth the expense and hassle of the trip. If you were to go for it, let us know and one of us will meet you at the station.

Alternatively, why not suggest a London meetup? There's quite a lot of Mefites down there.
posted by idiomatika at 9:51 AM on February 15, 2010


What time are we meeting?
posted by Electric Dragon at 2:35 PM on February 17, 2010


As usual, I'd jumped to a baseless assumption, this time that we'd meet in the afternoon. Is that okay? I need to be back in Leeds by the evening to go see the Road (not my best-laid plan) so meeting some time like 2 would be ideal.
posted by thoughtless at 3:50 AM on February 18, 2010


2 o'clock is good for me. How about everyone else?
posted by idiomatika at 10:56 AM on February 18, 2010


Hrrrrm, pretty quiet on the manchester meetup front. Well I'm still going and will be there as near to 2 as trains permit.
posted by thoughtless at 1:00 AM on February 20, 2010


Sounds fine to me.
posted by Electric Dragon at 3:12 AM on February 20, 2010


The Marble has some incredible barley wine on at the minute, and pretty full range at the minute. @SlyRabbit and @davemee are just on their ways over...
posted by davemee at 4:06 AM on February 20, 2010


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