SXSW/Austin meetup February 22, 2010 4:59 PM   Subscribe

SXSW/Austin meetup?

The karaoke meetup thread never really got off the ground, but I assume that we still want to have a meetup for SXSW. How does Sunday, March 14 look for y'all?
posted by donajo to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:59 PM (142 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Note that the entire mod staff will be in Austin for SXSW; I have no idea if any of them besides me has specific plans on Sunday (I don't), but I'm pretty sure we're down with a meetup of some sort in general.
posted by cortex (staff) at 5:01 PM on February 22, 2010


I'm in.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:04 PM on February 22, 2010


I was just about to post something like this. We all get in early, and the convention times are packed with a billion parties at once, so how about Thursday night meetup? There's nothing going on that night except I think jessamyn lands around 6pm. Maybe 7pm Thursday at a bar with decent food somewhere?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 5:29 PM on February 22, 2010


I'm down for Thursday.
posted by milquetoast at 6:14 PM on February 22, 2010


Can I come?

I don't get out of class until 8:30, and then it takes me an hour to get back to Austin, but dayum if I wouldn't like to say hi.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:28 PM on February 22, 2010


We could make it 8 if 7 is too early. My flight gets in at 6:15, so a little more breathing room would be okay with me.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:30 PM on February 22, 2010


Well don't change it on account of just me. The Austin meetups tend to run about 3 hour long, give or take. What kind of atmosphere are ya'll looking for? Beer, food, tables, casual? Every meetup I've attended seems to stick to that formula. It works for this town.

But if you want a foam party, we can probably arrange that.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:33 PM on February 22, 2010


I'm very interested in Thursday the 11th.

(And I keep meaning to get some karaoke going, so don't give up hope. It's just likely to be after SXSW.)
posted by immlass at 6:52 PM on February 22, 2010


Sounds way cool.
posted by popechunk at 7:14 PM on February 22, 2010


Oh I am soooo tempted to drive up for this. Sunday is much more tempting than Thursday, but I'm just a poor country lawyer who doesn't understand all this convention party schedulin'... :) But I'm also very tempted by Thursday.
posted by muddgirl at 7:23 PM on February 22, 2010


I'm penciled in.
posted by Pants! at 7:59 PM on February 22, 2010


For some reason I was thinking it was a bit early to go into SXSW scheds, but I'm totally in, schedule allowing. Plus I've got $20 to throw in toward drinks.

If it's a place with smoke, I'll send the dosh over to someone else (or we can use it at the 1st post-SXSW meet-up, y'all's choice).
posted by batmonkey at 8:01 PM on February 22, 2010


Ugh, forgot that 'Dude and I have already been planning up to catch the Lips concert on the 12th... at this point, I could just take a long weekend, if there's any hotels left in the city...
posted by muddgirl at 8:01 PM on February 22, 2010


Totally in. I work downtown, so that is handy, or I am happy to ferry folks from the convention center area to wherever.
posted by restless_nomad at 6:14 AM on February 23, 2010


Thursday night works for me too.

Should we try to settle on a bar downtown, or do the out-of-towners have access to cars?
posted by donajo at 6:23 AM on February 23, 2010


I'm in - either downtown or away from the crowds.
posted by nightwood at 6:52 AM on February 23, 2010


Quorum! Cool!

I'll be there, when/where ever. I like the idea of downtown, both because I expect it's going to be easiest for the out-of-towners, and also because I like the idea of MetaFilter representing, so to speak. But since I don't have a good specific suggestion I'll go where ever.
posted by dirtdirt at 7:38 AM on February 23, 2010


I'm in.

Weather around SXSW has been fickle. Last year's SXSW meetup at Mother Egan's wound up being on a patio and a little too cold for my tastes. Not sure how the out-of-towners would feel about venturing away from downtown, but that would give us better options for a large-ish meetup.

A few places come to mind: Hoover's has a full bar, competent waitrons, and takes reservations, which may be an issue around SXSW. It also has some of the best BBQ around here. Red House is a pizzeria/bar that would probably have room for us. Good thin-crust. The Parlor is another pizzeria/bar that might work (I'm thinking of the one on Guadalupe, not North Loop). More of a punk-rock dive bar atmosphere.
posted by adamrice at 8:41 AM on February 23, 2010


I'm likely coming through Austin on the 14th. Sadly I'm going to Texas for a different conference so I won't be able to make a meetup any other day, but if y'all do Sunday, I'll try to join in!
posted by nat at 8:47 AM on February 23, 2010


Aww. I was hoping there'd be a SXSW meetup, but we're only going to be in town the 18-20. Sad.
posted by booknerd at 11:17 AM on February 23, 2010


I'll be getting in on the evening of 13th. And now I am sad, knowing that I will have missed you all by two mere days. But MeMail me if anyone wants some impromptu, much smaller meetups. (IE- beer sessions, party going, and general rabble-rousing.)
posted by functionequalsform at 12:16 PM on February 23, 2010


I'm in. I'd prefer some place near downtown, but it doesn't really matter that much.
posted by malthas at 12:44 PM on February 23, 2010


I'm in. Happy to go wherever (trusty digital recorder in hand!)
posted by slappy_pinchbottom at 2:08 PM on February 23, 2010


I'm in as a local Austinite. Another option would be to hold a meetup away from downtown, and then I (and/or other Mefis) can drive and transport out-of-towners from downtown to the meetup. Any bar within walking distance of downtown will be crazy and packed; in fact, probably any bar from 30th street until Johanna St. will be quite busy.
posted by Peter Petridish at 5:42 PM on February 23, 2010


I can attempt to hit up a bar for some reserved space, if y'all want. Since music won't have started they might not be averse to some guaranteed drunks.
posted by restless_nomad at 6:26 PM on February 23, 2010


I think a bar might be our best bet too, due to the come-and-go nature of a meetup.
posted by donajo at 8:14 PM on February 23, 2010


I vote for Dog and Duck, because it's a bit distanced from 6th Street and therefore hopefully not as crowded, and they have a parking lot.

But hey, if it's Mother Egan's or Hoover's (ZOMG HOOVER'S IS SOOO GOOD, EVEN FOR VEGETARIANS), I'm game. Wevs.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:36 PM on February 23, 2010


I'm good for wherever, and will have a car. ariannavontrauma might join as well.
posted by milquetoast at 4:53 AM on February 24, 2010


The Parlor is another pizzeria/bar that might work (I'm thinking of the one on Guadalupe, not North Loop).

I nominate this as the Best Suggestion of a Place that Isn't Terrible and That is Close Enough to Walk to (Provided One Lives sort of Centrally, as One Probably Should).
posted by 23skidoo at 7:20 AM on February 24, 2010


I will also have a car to ferry a few people if needed, and probably a Mr immlass to bring with.
posted by immlass at 7:32 AM on February 24, 2010


How about Fado? They have private rooms, and a full menu. I've never eaten there, though, so I can't vouch for the food.
posted by donajo at 8:09 AM on February 24, 2010


I'm gonna nominate Scholz Garten, which was where the big Tenth meetup was held. It's big, central, indoor, no smoke, great wings, and I also recently learned that my Grandmother got drunk and danced on a table there when she was a student at UT 50 years ago. (She swore she only had 1 beer)

It's pretty bus accessible, even the airport flyer (100) gets you 2 blocks away.

We'll likely be bussing/walking to any location downtown. Our apartment has open parking, and is just south of the river. We could host a kind of park & ride thing if it would help people coming from farther way avoid the nebulous nightmare that will surely be downtown parking.
posted by fontophilic at 10:41 AM on February 24, 2010


I forgot about Scholz Garten. Sounds good to me!
posted by donajo at 11:06 AM on February 24, 2010


It sounds fine to me esp the part about being able to get the airport flyer there. Should we call it for seven there?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:31 AM on February 24, 2010


I think Scholz is a good choice. When you factor in the outdoor area it's BIG, there is decent parking nearby, especially during non-business hours and non-football games. The website says they even take reservations and have private rooms, should anyone feel so inclined (and we decide that it is the place).
posted by dirtdirt at 11:31 AM on February 24, 2010


Scholz's also has a really nice patio if the weather cooperates. Being SXSW, there will probably be live music (or maybe they won't schedule bands until the 2nd week).

Their calendar has the 14th blocked off for "Powered, Inc.", so they'll probably have the patio to themselves.

.....aaaaaand looking up "Powered Inc.", it says they're a "social marketing" company, and they seem legit. But if we wander out to the patio and they're advocating scummy SEO tactics maybe we could smash our bottles to make shivs and get stabby.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:38 AM on February 24, 2010


I think we are talking Thursday the 11th, when the only social marketing evils will be the ones we bring ourselves.
posted by dirtdirt at 11:39 AM on February 24, 2010


ACTUALLY, I guess the date was just never settled. Who want's to sort it out. 1, 2, 3 NOT IT.
posted by dirtdirt at 11:45 AM on February 24, 2010


That misplaced apostrophe was for effect.
posted by dirtdirt at 11:47 AM on February 24, 2010 [1 favorite]


As much as I like Scholz' in general, I thought that their space did not work well for a large meetup.
posted by adamrice at 11:53 AM on February 24, 2010


I just called Scholz, and they won't take a reservation for the 11th (I thought we had decided for that date) because of the Boys Basketball UIL tournament, and they generally don't recommend that we try to join that crowd.

So, options currently on the table are:
Hoovers (bbq/soul food; is this vegetarian-friendly?)
Red House (pizza)
The Parlor (pizza)
The Dog and Duck (pub)
Fado (pub)
posted by donajo at 11:59 AM on February 24, 2010


Hoover's has veggie plates, salads, portobello sandwiches, and fish dishes (for those pescovegos). Here's their menu (pdf).
posted by adamrice at 12:28 PM on February 24, 2010


My votes are for Hoover's and The Parlor, because they look interesting and I have not been to either of them before. I love Dog and Duck but I feel like it would likely be crowded.
posted by malthas at 1:30 PM on February 24, 2010


Are we talking about the Parlor on North Loop or the one at 43rd & Guadalupe?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 1:44 PM on February 24, 2010


The one near Guadalupe was mentioned upthread.
posted by donajo at 7:06 PM on February 24, 2010


The Parlor is awesome.
posted by popechunk at 4:08 AM on February 25, 2010


We seem to be converging on the Parlor at 8pm on Thursday, March 11th, or Hoovers, same day and time. So, pizza or soul food, people?
posted by restless_nomad at 12:49 PM on February 25, 2010


I can get pizza anyplace. All things being equal if the vegetarians can get fed at the soul food place and there is enough space, I'd prefer it.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:51 PM on February 25, 2010


Ok, by the power vested in me as the most impatient person in the thread, I hereby declare the 2010 SXSW meetup to be on Thursday, March 11th, at 8pm, at Hoovers. Any objections?

I'll be coming south-to-north, so if any of y'all out-of-towners need a ride, feel free to hit me up.
posted by restless_nomad at 6:26 AM on February 26, 2010 [1 favorite]


Oh, for the love of Pete.

My Mom is coming in on Thursday night at, I think, 8:00 and I have to pick her up at the airport. So I doubt I can make it to this one. Dang and blast!
posted by dirtdirt at 10:30 AM on February 26, 2010


Okay, we have a room booked at Hoovers for 7:30 pm on Thursday, March 11th.

They took my credit card number to hold the room, so I will follow up via MeMail with everyone who has commented in this thread a few days before, just in case everyone drops out and I'm forced to go by myself and eat my weight in bbq. And note: I am not a small girl.
posted by donajo at 12:40 PM on February 26, 2010


Aw bummer, I'll be there Sunday through Wednesday for the films, so I'll miss it.
posted by *s at 1:00 PM on February 26, 2010


Which Hoover's? The one on Manor?
posted by popechunk at 7:19 PM on February 26, 2010


Yes, the one on Manor.
posted by donajo at 5:57 AM on February 27, 2010


Looks like some vacation plans might have gotten jumbled yesterday, so there's a good chance I might not be making this one. Damn.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:10 AM on February 27, 2010


Ok, well, if we leave Marfa by noon I should be able to make it, or at least arrive fashionably late.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:16 AM on February 27, 2010


I'm in. I don't even know what week is spring break. if that's it i have nothing until that. If that is it, I am in class until 630, but i should be able to go straight there from that.
posted by djduckie at 9:16 AM on February 27, 2010


I have calendared it and should be there.
posted by immlass at 9:42 AM on February 27, 2010


Should be there hopefully probably unless work. Eighty percent.

Also, just added an Austin section to the Mefi travel wiki, if any out-of-towners seek guidance from the Green.
posted by ormondsacker at 9:27 PM on February 27, 2010


I'll be there.
posted by mattbucher at 6:14 PM on February 28, 2010


I'll be there.

djduckie, I can't remember where you go to school, but if you're at UT this is the Thursday before spring break starts. If you're at Texas State, it's the week of spring break.
posted by malthas at 11:46 AM on March 1, 2010


I'm actually in for this one!
posted by kaseijin at 12:07 PM on March 1, 2010




Guess who is staying in that airstream on Tuesday the 16th? Me! Thanks for the link f=f.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 4:27 PM on March 1, 2010


Guess who is staying in that airstream on Tuesday the 16th? Me!

I'm obscenely jealous.
posted by functionequalsform at 5:06 PM on March 1, 2010


Count me in!
posted by popechunk at 5:52 PM on March 1, 2010


Okay. That Airstream is riiiiight down the street from Polvo's. Promise you will eat at Polvo's.
posted by kaseijin at 8:51 PM on March 1, 2010


I think i can come out of retirement for this one.
posted by Devils Rancher at 1:47 AM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


welcome back
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 4:39 AM on March 2, 2010


I probably need to stay only mostly dead on the internets, but I'm IRL still alive. :-)
posted by Devils Rancher at 5:31 AM on March 2, 2010


I think i can come out of retirement for this one.

YAY!!

Seriously, that Airstream comes with a free ride to the airport, that's half the price of the rental already.

What is Polvo's? Sure I'll go.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 8:29 AM on March 2, 2010


It's also a straight half-mile walk to Thai Fresh, which is fantastic. (And then another half-mile to my house, so... welcome to the neighborhood!)
posted by restless_nomad at 9:14 AM on March 2, 2010


Polvo's is a great restaurant that's within walking distance from your trailer. They have a salsa bar, they make their own tortillas, and they squeeze all their own fruit for margaritas and Mexican martinis. I recommend their migas (with cheese) for breakfast.

Across the street and a block or so down the road is Torchy's Tacos, which are the best tacos in town IMHO. They have $2 tacos (3 ingredients) and specialty tacos for ~$1.50 more. Try the dirty sanchez and the fried avocado tacos.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 9:24 AM on March 2, 2010




And across the street from Polvos: Sugar Mama's Bakeshop (cupcakes).
posted by mattbucher at 11:17 AM on March 2, 2010


I thought the airport ride was going to be IN the trailer. I had visions of a party bus, but smaller, and free range chickens involved somehow...
posted by fontophilic at 1:03 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


...a great restaurant within walking distance from your trailer.

The sentence I've been waiting to hear my whole life.
posted by functionequalsform at 1:26 PM on March 2, 2010 [1 favorite]


Em and I will be there!
posted by of strange foe at 11:07 AM on March 3, 2010


I will probably be skidding into town just in time for this, maybe a little closer to 8:00.
posted by Lyn Never at 6:47 PM on March 3, 2010


I'm committed till around 8, but I'm going to aim to make it after!
posted by fnord at 7:53 AM on March 4, 2010


Could the mods bring shirts for us to buy? I don't know how all that works, but i want a shirt and since you guys are coming here anyway.
posted by djduckie at 6:45 AM on March 5, 2010


Sorry, after the $5 sale yesterday we're just about out of shirts. I will be there without shirts too.
posted by pb (staff) at 12:48 PM on March 5, 2010


Just a reminder Underground Karaoke was moved to 3/13 this month (second saturday instead of first) at the nomad so if people wanted to try and do a karaoke meet-up again, that's our chance this month for that one option.
posted by djduckie at 7:49 AM on March 8, 2010


Forgot to drop by and mention that I will entirely be there, courtesy of the djduckie taxi service as usual.

Jessamyn? Cortex? Mathowie? This one oughta be interesting.
posted by Xezlec at 8:04 AM on March 8, 2010


Oh yes, Thursday at @ 7:30 will be the perfect time for someone to start a Palin/Beck anti-vaccine bio-identical vegan pregnocracy extravaganza of an FPP.

Someone. Not me. Nope.
posted by fontophilic at 9:58 AM on March 8, 2010 [1 favorite]


I am so EXCITED.
posted by fiercecupcake at 8:17 AM on March 9, 2010


Thanks to everyone who replied to my MeMail. If you've been lurking in this thread and plan to attend, please MeMail me by tomorrow so I can get a headcount to Hoovers.
posted by donajo at 11:58 AM on March 9, 2010


I'm in. If anyone wants to give me a ride from the airport to the meetup, I'd appreciate it. If not I'll see you there whenever I get there. [so that's a yes for me donajo]
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 11:58 AM on March 9, 2010


I no longer need a ride from the airport. I love my internet.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:30 PM on March 9, 2010


I would love to go but the timing doesn't work out, our flight arrives at 10pm and I suspect the meetup will be long over by the time we're done. Ah well. Hi all from SXSW, soon :)
posted by crysflame at 10:27 AM on March 10, 2010


Well, crap. I just called Hoovers with our headcount (36!), and they can't accommodate us at the Manor Rd location. Is moving to the location at 183 & Anderson Mill okay with everyone? Does anyone need a ride (not that I'm offering, just asking :) )?
posted by donajo at 12:34 PM on March 10, 2010


That's quite a hike northwards. I'm fine with it if it's what we decide on, but maybe it's worth calling the Parlor or something as a backup?
posted by restless_nomad at 1:00 PM on March 10, 2010


Yeah doesn't that sort of mean everyone has to drive? I must admit I'm a little surprised we have that many people. Time to think about another venue?
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:25 PM on March 10, 2010


Moving to the Parlor (the one at 4301 Guadalupe) is fine with me. I checked, and they can seat us.
posted by donajo at 1:32 PM on March 10, 2010


I'm cool with the Parlour. Bummer about Hoovers though. 36!
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:09 PM on March 10, 2010


Never mind! I called Hoovers to cancel, and was assured by the manager that yes, they can seat 36 people. It may be tight, though, so consider yourselves warned.

Also, they stressed to me that I should let everyone know that they don't take American Express, so, you know, feel free to leave home without it.
posted by donajo at 3:15 PM on March 10, 2010


Moving to the Parlor (the one at 4301 Guadalupe) is fine with me. I checked, and they can seat us.

Not that I have a dog in this fight, cuz I can't attend, but I'm thinking that whoever you talked to at the Parlor might've meant "Yeah, we have more than 36 chairs and you can push tables together if you want".
posted by 23skidoo at 3:17 PM on March 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


man, too slow
posted by 23skidoo at 3:17 PM on March 10, 2010


Make that 37 - I'll be there!
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 5:36 PM on March 10, 2010


Okay so original plan is still the plan, yes? I'm okay with "will be a little tight seating-wise" much better than "omg we all have to find a new place in the next 24 hours!"

Thanks for doing the legwork on this donajo.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 5:45 PM on March 10, 2010


Yep, original plan is still a go. See you all at Hoovers on Manor in just under 24 hours. :)

You are all very welcome.
posted by donajo at 5:56 PM on March 10, 2010


37! Wow!
posted by popechunk at 5:57 PM on March 10, 2010


I didn't even know there was a second Hoover's...Thanks, MeFi!

The More You Know.™
posted by kaseijin at 8:13 PM on March 10, 2010


Oooh. Is it too late for someone to sneak in? I just found out I will, in fact, get in early enough...
posted by verb at 10:26 AM on March 11, 2010


No problem! A couple of people have dropped out, so we are still at 36.
posted by donajo at 11:06 AM on March 11, 2010


We'll see how good you are at counting in a few hours. I predict 39!
posted by Pants! at 12:16 PM on March 11, 2010


Maybe so! But no fair inviting Mefite-ringers just to throw off my count.
posted by donajo at 1:30 PM on March 11, 2010


Mefite-ringers? I invited strangers!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 1:35 PM on March 11, 2010


I'm still feeling fluish, so no Hoover's for me. Have fun, guys!
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 4:30 PM on March 11, 2010


Wow. All the mods are at Hoover's, and I'm at home with nothing but a bottle full of cough medicine and some free time. I feel like I should be flaming out or something.
posted by freshwater_pr0n at 6:54 PM on March 11, 2010


I hope you guys are talking about me. Me and freshwater_pron.
posted by muddgirl at 7:28 PM on March 11, 2010


We've adjourned to fados instead of the packed gingerman, if we've lost anyone in transit.
posted by fontophilic at 8:53 PM on March 11, 2010


I wish we'd had enough gas to go to the Gman, or Fado's, but sadly we didn't. But we had a lot of fun, and I'm serious about setting up karaoke after SXSW.
posted by immlass at 9:40 PM on March 11, 2010


Both Ginger Man and Fado sounded like a blast, but I was just too tired. Hope everybody had fun, and I enjoyed Hoover's!

Been reading MeFi religiously since 2000, finally got an account in 2004, and have never, ever, not even once been to a meetup. About time, says I. Was good to meet some new people, and I look forward to the next!


...maybe my stomach will have recovered by then...
posted by kaseijin at 10:37 PM on March 11, 2010


I apologize for ruining everyone's contact activity sidebar by adding you all as contacts. That was a totally great time, my apologies for never quite making it to the back of the other table.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 10:56 PM on March 11, 2010


Nice to see everyone, even though I had to leave so early. I basically just had time to get my copy of MetaFilter autographed by the mods. Anyone get pictures?
posted by dirtdirt at 5:46 AM on March 12, 2010


That was super fun! I feel sorta silly that I had a camera in my pocket the whole time and never took it out, though. Great to meet everyone!
posted by restless_nomad at 6:09 AM on March 12, 2010


So it turns out that mods are people, too. I had a great time and met some cool folks.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:23 AM on March 12, 2010


I'm sorry my user name breaks the contacts and other boxes/windows. I never knew.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:37 AM on March 12, 2010


Surely someone took lots of pictures, because we have cameras, right? It's hard being away, because you guys make this feel like home. :-)

It was awesome to meet Matt & see Jessamyn's smiling face again, and I had a blast trying to explain Texas regionalism & politics to em, who's fresh from Bahston. Spike & me are gonna go caving. Props to the totally organized & unflappable waitress who brought me piping hot coffee! I love you, Hot Coffee Waitress!

/schmoopy... back on my head. *sigh*
posted by Devils Rancher at 6:41 AM on March 12, 2010 [1 favorite]


Yeah I had to be at work at 8 this morning, and i had spanish homework i should have finished but instead i went straight to sleep. These long days are starting to have their toll. I get a break next week though and then i only have 8 weeks left. Alright!!!!
posted by djduckie at 6:51 AM on March 12, 2010


Oh, haha the meet-up was awesome. I meant to say that. Good to see all the people that I am getting used to see on a regular basis and to meet new people.
posted by djduckie at 6:55 AM on March 12, 2010


That was a great meetup - thanks again to donajo for organizing, the space and the food was good, even if the service was a bit(!) confused.

Having now made two meetups in a row after missing so many, I think we Austinites should work on a more regular meetup schedule so scatter-brained people like me can try to plan ahead.
posted by nightwood at 7:56 AM on March 12, 2010


It was lovely to meet everyone that I got to meet, and I'm a little sorry that I needed to go to bed worse than I needed to continue on with the festivities (but that mac & cheese and pinot not-noir was the best sleeping pill I've taken in AGES). I'm down here pretty regularly for work, I will try to catch some future Austin meetups so I can meet more of you and see the rest of you again.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:31 AM on March 12, 2010


Yay, fun meetup! Good to see all of the mods in the flesh for the first time (except for jessamyn, who we saw at the last SXSW meetup).

Let's do it again soon, yes?
posted by malthas at 8:39 AM on March 12, 2010


Awesome time. It was great seeing folks (and a couple folks again); wish I'd talked to more of you but it was pretty sardines in there.
posted by cortex (staff) at 9:01 AM on March 12, 2010


Yeah next time maybe we should skip dinner and go straight to the drinking.
posted by restless_nomad at 9:18 AM on March 12, 2010


Nice meeting y'all, and thanks yet again to donajo for setting this up.

How late did you folks stay at Fado? I had to bail right after dinner to finish an assignment that was due at midnight :-(
posted by suncoursing at 9:36 AM on March 12, 2010


Maybe an hour?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 9:43 AM on March 12, 2010


We bailed around midnight, so yeah, hour-ish.
posted by restless_nomad at 9:45 AM on March 12, 2010


I got to request a pony face to face, so that was cool.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 11:33 AM on March 12, 2010


I got my comments deleted face to face, that was also cool.
posted by nightwood at 11:45 AM on March 12, 2010


Over at the unloved end of the room, we were speculating about what an in-person banning would look like.

I believe "messy" was the verdict.
posted by restless_nomad at 11:49 AM on March 12, 2010


Does anyone have photos?
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 6:23 PM on March 12, 2010


I have some not-too-great photos which I will post shortly. I saw someone else snapping 'em too, but I don't know if he's listening.
posted by Xezlec at 6:40 PM on March 12, 2010


I have a picture of my food!
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:48 PM on March 12, 2010


Wow. Did I say "not too great?" I meant terrible. Please tell me someone did better.

I didn't really bother trying to fix these up, they're so bad to start with. My excuses:

1. Poor lighting.
2. Poor camera (Motorola Droid).
3. Poor photographer.
4. Beer.
5. Felt awkward trying to take pictures, not much experience getting this phone to work, didn't really try hard enough.

Oh, well.
posted by Xezlec at 7:11 PM on March 12, 2010


I have a picture of my desk. I'm posting it to Lifehacker.
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:49 PM on March 12, 2010


The photos I took last night are added towards the end of that album. At first I forgot setting WB, then I forgot setting ISO... sigh. I blame the great time I was having!
posted by of strange foe at 7:50 PM on March 12, 2010


damn i'm more bald then i thought. I might as well just shave my head completely. I say that every time right?
posted by djduckie at 5:28 PM on March 13, 2010


Man, I wish I'd hidden in jessamyn's larger backpack and snuck to TX with her.
posted by not_on_display at 11:54 AM on March 14, 2010


I think I just got called out on the radio. That's a little weird.
posted by restless_nomad at 1:31 PM on March 14, 2010


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