MaxFunCon 2010 May 5, 2010 6:45 AM   Subscribe

MaxFunCon 2010! If you're a MeFite who will be attending this year, drop a line in this thread.

We should have some kind of secret handshake or something.
posted by ColdChef to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:45 AM (53 comments total)

I am a mefite who will be attending this year.
posted by cortex (staff) at 6:46 AM on May 5, 2010


I am a mefite who will be attending this year.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:47 AM on May 5, 2010


I wish!

I'm insanely jealous. You all suck.
posted by mollymayhem at 6:47 AM on May 5, 2010


I will be there!
posted by Lyn Never at 6:55 AM on May 5, 2010


I am a mefite who will be attending this year.
posted by pb (staff) at 7:09 AM on May 5, 2010


I'll be there! We may record an interview with a couple mefities for a future podcast if there's time and a quiet place.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 7:49 AM on May 5, 2010


come on, vacapinta, come ON!
posted by shmegegge at 7:56 AM on May 5, 2010


We may record an interview with a couple mefities for a future podcast

I have a sneaking suspicion that Matt's going to hijack us after Dr. Cocktail's Welcome Reception. That should make for some interesting audio.
posted by ColdChef at 8:02 AM on May 5, 2010


I am a mefite who will not be attending this year. :)
posted by vacapinta at 8:02 AM on May 5, 2010


FIIIIIIVE MOOOOOOOOD THREEEEEAAAAAAD!
posted by shmegegge at 8:04 AM on May 5, 2010 [3 favorites]


fuck yes!
posted by shmegegge at 8:04 AM on May 5, 2010


If I drop a line in this thread, will I catch the fish in my pants?

[everyone hug jessamyn for me; i won't be making it.]
posted by not_on_display at 8:06 AM on May 5, 2010


We should have some kind of secret handshake or something

Show your taters.
posted by l33tpolicywonk at 8:06 AM on May 5, 2010


I am a mefite who will be attending this year.
posted by tristeza at 8:28 AM on May 5, 2010


I'll be there with party pants on! P.S. party pants = no pants. It's confusing.
posted by jga at 9:30 AM on May 5, 2010


So essentially, vacapinta is going to be the only official (albeit part-time) employee of MetaFilter Network Inc. who is not going to be at "beautiful Lake Arrowhead, a secluded mountain lake two hours east of Los Angeles" from May 7th thru 9th. Vac, get plenty of sleep NOW because you won't get any this weekend. (And yes, I am paranoid enough to think that one of the BoingBoingers attending will sabotage the internet connection to the facility knowing that they have umpteen peons in the office watching the site but MeFi won't.)

And if I am 1% healthier physically and fiscally than I am right now, I WILL be a MeFite attending NEXT year or die trying (so if you see a dead body on the side of the road on the way to MaxFunCon 2011, just say a reverent "this did not wendell" as you pass and notify ColdChef).
posted by oneswellfoop at 9:37 AM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


Alright already I'll be there. Gosh!!!!!
posted by The Deej at 10:37 AM on May 5, 2010


No, sweetheart, Australia is too far, but I will be listening.
posted by tellurian at 11:48 AM on May 5, 2010


Tell Coldchef if he ever comes to NYC again I'll put another blade to his throat.
posted by The Whelk at 11:50 AM on May 5, 2010 [3 favorites]


I am a mefite who attended last year when it was cooler.
posted by mullacc at 11:52 AM on May 5, 2010


I will pour out my first He'Brew (the Chosen Beer) in honor of mullacc and Sasshat--two fallen friends who cannot be with us this year.
posted by ColdChef at 12:06 PM on May 5, 2010


oneswellfoop: So essentially, vacapinta is going to be the only official (albeit part-time) employee of MetaFilter Network Inc. who is not going to be at "beautiful Lake Arrowhead, a secluded mountain lake two hours east of Los Angeles" from May 7th thru 9th. Vac, get plenty of sleep NOW because you won't get any this weekend.

See, that's when we roll out the concept of the Temporarily Crowdsourced Mod Squad. We all get moderation powers over the weekend, but not for the whole weekend (more like some random number of several-minute periods over the 72 hours). You'll know you're a mod when those flashing mushroom-cloud icons appear next to FFPs, comments, and usernames. Comment deletion requires five mod votes, thread-nuking 25, and a user gets TEH BANHAMMER if 100 temp-mods push the red button (exceptions for selflinking arsebutts, who get vapourized immediately). A flagging system on HGH-hopped steroids, if you will. And vacapinta gets ultimate veto power anyway. Airtight and foolproof!
posted by hangashore at 12:26 PM on May 5, 2010 [1 favorite]


There's a fairly good chance that I'm going to murder all the mods up in the mountains and discretely dispose of their remains, so it's not a bad idea to have a succession plan in place.
posted by ColdChef at 12:35 PM on May 5, 2010


no no no no, zombies break out and MaxFunCon is the last untouched settlement.


Then you breakdown and kill everyone.
posted by The Whelk at 12:36 PM on May 5, 2010


Wasnt really sure what it was before reading the link (yea I am out of the loop) but now I wanna go. But alas, maybe next year…or the year after that
posted by ShawnString at 1:19 PM on May 5, 2010


and discretely dispose of their remains

I presume you'll be professional enough to dispose of the remains more discretely than these yahoos....
posted by anastasiav at 1:30 PM on May 5, 2010


So is this one of situations like last year where those attending MaxFunCon will be in LA and available for a meetup? Because that would be cool.
posted by eyeballkid at 2:05 PM on May 5, 2010


and discretely dispose of their remains

If there's one thing EVERY MeFite with a user number under 50000 knows, it's how to dispose of a body.
posted by oneswellfoop at 4:05 PM on May 5, 2010 [2 favorites]


Sadly and predictably, my fun will, as always, remain unmaximized.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 7:33 PM on May 5, 2010


eyeballkid: sorted. I know the mods and ColdChef will not be arriving in time for that meetup Thursday night, but bryanjbusch and I will be there after we're done at the 5pm Late Late Show taping.

If there's body-disposal issues at that time, I think I have ColdChef's phone number.
posted by Lyn Never at 8:22 PM on May 5, 2010


I am a mefite who will be attending this year.

Please try not to get any murder juices on me.
posted by unsupervised at 2:54 AM on May 6, 2010


eyeballkid: sorted. I know the mods and ColdChef will not be arriving in time for that meetup Thursday night, but bryanjbusch and I will be there after we're done at the 5pm Late Late Show taping.

OK, I must have missed it, but where is the "there" you will be after the taping?

I get in about 5 today, but my daughter doesn't get in till 8. Depending on locale, I might be able to meet up before going back to get her. Then we're going to the UCB.
posted by The Deej at 5:57 AM on May 6, 2010


OK, I had to follow a trail of breadcrumbs, but:

The 6th at the Daily Pint.

7ish... might be too late to get my kid on time. Hmmm.
posted by The Deej at 6:02 AM on May 6, 2010


Little bird's gotta fly free. I'm sure she could manage on her own if you just neglected to pick her up.

The first step in to adulthood is being stranded by someone you trust in a foreign environment.
posted by ColdChef at 6:08 AM on May 6, 2010


Speaking of which you ARE picking me up tomorrow... right ColdChef?

ColdChef?

LA is weird!
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 6:09 AM on May 6, 2010


Speaking of which you ARE picking me up tomorrow... right ColdChef?

Hmmmm....
posted by ColdChef at 6:25 AM on May 6, 2010


ColdChef,
Don't forget our agreement.
And, remember, you have to make sure and get ALL of them, otherwise there is no way I am getting off this island.
-Vac

PS. I'm pretty sure they don't look into mefimail so this channel should be secure
posted by vacapinta at 6:30 AM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


OPERATION CLEANSWEEP IS GO
posted by The Whelk at 6:32 AM on May 6, 2010


I am the president of it.
posted by YoungAmerican at 8:27 AM on May 6, 2010 [1 favorite]


"President" somehow suggests that you were elected. I'm going to suggest "Overlord."
posted by ColdChef at 8:31 AM on May 6, 2010


How the fuck did it not occur to me to go to LA a day early and see some comedy? Dumbass. See you dudes there!
posted by tristeza at 9:39 AM on May 6, 2010


Little bird's gotta fly free. I'm sure she could manage on her own if you just neglected to pick her up.

The first step in to adulthood is being stranded by someone you trust in a foreign environment.


Now waitaminute, Cold Chef! Crystalinne really liked you, and only partly because you offered her alcohol without checking ID. When she hears about this whole "abandon her at the airport" scenario, I think she will change her opinion.

She is not a MeFite, so she will never see this. Unless I show her. Time to deal. I'll keep my mouth shut for a free embalming.
posted by The Deej at 11:27 AM on May 6, 2010


Sure, I'll embalm you. And then everyone at MaxFunCon will want one, too. This is how memes start.
posted by ColdChef at 12:00 PM on May 6, 2010


So, who here is going "tweed" for the party? I honestly just can't find anything, and will be wearing what I wear all day Saturday, I imagine. I'm sure I won't be the only one, but are you guys going nuts?

I can totally picture ColdChef in a bowler with a watch fob.
posted by tristeza at 3:46 PM on May 6, 2010


I'm pretty sure all the male mods will be at least partially tweeded. I don't know if Jessamyn ended up pulling anything together on that front.
posted by cortex (staff) at 3:53 PM on May 6, 2010


I live in a country estate year 'round, so I am going for something in a British Gardening Lady Country Estate look. Housecoat, orange socks, green tweed coat, crocs, bandana, drink-in-hand, crazed look in eye. Stand next to me and look dressed up by comparison. Altenrately, you can borrow my tweed coat.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 3:57 PM on May 6, 2010 [2 favorites]


My wife described me in my ensemble as looking like "a total gaylord." So I think I've nailed it.
posted by ColdChef at 4:33 PM on May 6, 2010


Of the Shrewsbury total gaylords?
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:37 PM on May 6, 2010


Housecoat, orange socks, green tweed coat, crocs, bandana, drink-in-hand, crazed look in eye.

Henceforth, I will imagine you so attired. But with an enormous spidery blackfeathered headress and matching eyemask as well, just because.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 5:43 PM on May 6, 2010


HEY YOU LUCKY PEOPLE!!!!!

Looks like I'll be there after all. Kid's plane is running late. Or I'm abandoning her. SEE YOU THERE! I'll the one who looks like a dork.
posted by The Deej at 5:48 PM on May 6, 2010


Added a link to the MaxFunCon flickr set.
posted by ColdChef at 6:55 AM on May 10, 2010




(Also I'm a bit unnevered that I own like half of the outfits seen in that photo-set. Is everyday Garden Party day? I suppose so)
posted by The Whelk at 7:06 AM on May 10, 2010


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