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April 13, 2001 9:11 PM   Subscribe

It seems that at least four MeFi-ers currently in Seattle have been on the same streetcorner at different times in the past 36 hours. Any interest in meeting up all at the same time? My preference is somewhere in the beginning of May, somewhere downtown.
posted by gluechunk to MetaFilter-Related at 9:11 PM (46 comments total)

Us Columbus, Ohio MeFi people will just sit here & wish we were in Seattle, I guess.

Seriously, though.. I like the idea of some sort of regional MeFi user gathering (which I'm sure has been mentioned before, but I'm far too lazy to look for it). It'd be like the BBS get-togethers of days gone by, where you finally get to put a face to that asshole who kept blowing up all your ships in TW2002.. but I digress. Anyway, would anyone else be interested in doing something like this? I think it'd be somewhat cool to visit with other midwestern MeFi users, as long as we promise not to call each other by our nicknames..
posted by zempf at 9:32 PM on April 13, 2001


I'll be there for certain. I have fond memories of those BBS get-togethers and wouldn't mind meeting other metafilterians IRL...

-mars
posted by Mars Saxman at 9:37 PM on April 13, 2001


zempf, next friday or saturday i'd be up for a columbus meeting up if you are interested. i used to live behind the barber shop near you. aren't there other cols. people on here?
posted by gluechunk at 10:01 PM on April 13, 2001


I could possibly make a Columbus meeting. It's 2 - 2.5 hours away.
posted by aaron at 10:20 PM on April 13, 2001


I am in Seattle and have plenty of free time.
posted by john at 10:59 PM on April 13, 2001


Damn, maybe I should fly up there and meet you guys in Seattle? It seems weird to have a metafilter gathering that I can't go to. Make it on a weekend, and I'll do my best to take a quick jaunt up there. seriously.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 11:07 PM on April 13, 2001


Ok, to get an idea of if this should happen:

-Who else of you out there would come to this?
-Is a saturday a good day?
-Are there suggestions for a place in Seattle? For me, a downtown or near downtown place would be best. I'd also like the initial gathering to be in a non-loud place (i.e. no bar or "in front of dance dance revolution at gameworks"). There's always a predictable but dependable place like the speakeasy cafe. Or maybe 2nd Ave Pizza?
posted by gluechunk at 11:24 PM on April 13, 2001


Hey, I'm in! The Speakeasy would be perfect...what day & time?

posted by black8 at 11:58 PM on April 13, 2001


MefiLA is in the house. Anyone else in the proverbial house?
posted by owillis at 12:03 AM on April 14, 2001


MefiNapaValley is in the house.
posted by accountingboy at 12:36 AM on April 14, 2001


West Hollywood here, owillis!!! Other than that, I may be down with the Seattle thing. Gimme some dates and times, I'll bust a gut to be there.
posted by Optamystic at 12:37 AM on April 14, 2001


Didn't Howard Rheingold write something about the five stages of online communities? So it looks like metafilter is reaching the next level!
posted by mecran01 at 7:22 AM on April 14, 2001


i'm also in columbus - i'd be up for a meeting.
posted by jbeaumont at 11:15 AM on April 14, 2001


heya, I'm in Seattle but only until Saturday morning. Speakeasy is great and Friday might also be great, otherwise I'll have to wait until I return in August. We've had some weblogger get-togethers here already and they have been a lot of fun.
posted by jessamyn at 11:24 AM on April 14, 2001


The Speakeasy's OK, but Jillian's (South Lake Union on Westlake) has ping-pong tables! Prepare to die.
posted by shinybeast at 11:31 AM on April 14, 2001


I'm up for a Seattle gathering. Somewhere downtown is marginally better for me because I already pay for monthly parking at 2nd and Union, but really, I'm not going to let the gathering being out of a hoofing radius from that exact spot keep me from attending.

A weekend is best for a gathering that will go on for hours, but perhaps those of us who work downtown could set up a monthly lunch gathering on a weekday at Westlake Center's food court or some nearby venue. (Maybe the Market.)
posted by kindall at 11:51 AM on April 14, 2001


NYCMeFi here, as long as we're just giving shout-outs. I know some of you have to be from around here. We can do the super-geeky simultaneous meetings in different time zones.
posted by anildash at 12:02 PM on April 14, 2001


I live across the street from the Speakeasy, so a better location could hardly be found. It would be rather tricky for me to attend a gathering outside downtown (cars? driving? whoa!) but I'd probably make a go of it for a one-time event.
posted by Mars Saxman at 1:09 PM on April 14, 2001


NYC venue?
posted by ParisParamus at 2:20 PM on April 14, 2001


I'm in for MefiLA.
posted by waxpancake at 3:30 PM on April 14, 2001


Kingston, Rhode Island in the house! Ummm . . . right. Well you all have a good time anyway.
posted by dizzycow at 3:42 PM on April 14, 2001


Whatever happened to the idea of regional Metafilters? (I want ice cream with my cake, Matt!) I'm sure DC.metafilter.com would have a thriving community.

posted by snarkout at 5:34 PM on April 14, 2001


Me and the missus (NsJen) can make Seattle at the weekends, with a bit of notice... count us in?
posted by normy at 11:28 PM on April 14, 2001


Ahem. Minnesota, anyone?

Carry on, carry on.
posted by Zosia Blue at 12:32 AM on April 15, 2001


Maybe I should put together a script for managing regional Metafilter events.
posted by waxpancake at 10:23 AM on April 15, 2001


Any of you L.A. Folks live near the Cat and Fiddle on Sunset?
posted by Optamystic at 5:40 PM on April 15, 2001


Waxpancake, good idea. I'm up for any MeFiSFBay events...
posted by fooljay at 10:27 PM on April 15, 2001


Jay, we had one, remember last December when Lane invited you, me, and a few others to Finnegan's in Cole Valley? But yeah, we should do more of those.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 10:52 PM on April 15, 2001


Another Minnesotan! I hear there's a spot in Minneapolis that has Atari 2600s. Ping Pong? Yar's Revenge.



posted by norm at 7:07 AM on April 16, 2001


Sheesh, so much for Capitol Hill being "the place to go" in Seattle. But I'm only whining because (a) I live there and (b) I have no car. But downtown is easy. Speakeasy, even. 't'would be cool.
posted by Skot at 9:22 AM on April 16, 2001


I live downtown, but I don't know where the Speakeasy is. Of course, I've only been here since Oct. and haven't work since Dec. My social activities have been few.
posted by john at 4:14 PM on April 16, 2001


MefiSanDiego, but always looking for an excuse to drive to LA.
posted by y6y6y6 at 4:51 PM on April 16, 2001


So are we doing shout-outs?

MeFiArizona in the hizouse!!
posted by pnevares at 5:02 PM on April 16, 2001


Wow. It got this far without a SF-East shout out?

Well, then: Boston, MA, represent.

Soon, we'll be just like 2600...is that good?

posted by J. R. Hughto at 8:50 PM on April 16, 2001


Matt, that was a MeFiSF!? Damn, and I didn't even realize that was why everyone was so cool. Did I meet you there? I can't remember...

And yes, we should do another. We just can't wait for Lane to come in town again (even though it seems to happen with semiregularity) mush less for he and Courtney to move here...

Perhaps the Superfriends can convince him to get a move on...

posted by fooljay at 9:10 PM on April 16, 2001


2600? Maybe the phones at Citicorp at available?
posted by ParisParamus at 9:48 PM on April 16, 2001


oh yes, somewhat off-topic, I'm doing another semi-annual cross-country road trip heading from Seattle to Boston and back again leaving this Saturday -- northern route, most likely. If anyone wants to show me around their fair town, or give me [and my sister or friend depending on the direction] couch space, I'd bring you some Seattle coffee for your trouble and immortalize you on my dopey website. Contact me via my profile.

Otherwise, well, I can make a Seattle MeFi gathering until Saturday or a Boston one after the 28th.
posted by jessamyn at 12:07 AM on April 17, 2001


minneapolis,

norm, there is a bar in south mpls that has a 70's rec room feel complete with the old games, the name escapes me, but I can find out tomorrow, maybe this is what you're thinking of. did someone say ping-pong, my apartment is centered around my table.


posted by chrismc at 10:14 PM on April 17, 2001


I guess the interest has waned for a Seattle gathering. I'd at least like to actually propose a date of May 5. So it'll have a festive backdrop.
posted by john at 6:53 PM on April 22, 2001


Any Liverpudilans?
posted by feelinglistless at 3:01 PM on April 23, 2001


Or even Liverpudlians . . .
posted by feelinglistless at 3:01 PM on April 23, 2001


June 5? 2003? Resturant at the end of the universe?
posted by john at 6:07 PM on April 24, 2001


Cinco de Mayo! All right, I'm there. Like it or not.
posted by kindall at 5:47 PM on April 26, 2001


MeFiOz?
posted by Neale at 7:39 PM on April 26, 2001


MeFiers in the Triangle (or the rest of NC, for that matter)? perhaps better for a DC run, or, better yet, Atlanta.

Failing that, I'm gonna try posting from Devil's Tower, WY. Heh.
posted by salsamander at 9:05 PM on April 26, 2001


Any Sydney, Australia Mefi-ers out there? (Neale?) ..'course a beer or 10 would be more appropriate than a cafe get-together, in that case...
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 12:34 AM on April 27, 2001


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