The existing Boston Marathon Thread has not only turned unwieldy, it's now become the go-to place to put anything that happens in the greater Boston area (c.f., M.I.T. policeman shot, which while tragic, has nothing to do with the thread itself).
Given that there was a MAJOR change in the storyline with the release earlier today of the FBI's pictures and videos of the actual (not hypothetical, not crowd sourced) suspects #1 and #2, I'm going on record with a plea for someone to please make a new thread (which can stand on its own merits) about this, particular, new information so that this can be discussed and updated there (apart from the original thread, which was a thread about the bombing itself, not the search for the suspected bombers).
is a great place to get your Boston news, especially when all the mainstream media outlets keep reporting false rumors every two seconds. Today, they credited us with the story about the pissant in West Virginia
I just wanted to thank everyone in chat
and the Explosions at the Boston Marathon finish line
thread who have let us know that our friends and fellow mefites are okay, kept cool heads, provided amazing links to accurate information / feeds, and debunked false reports today. And also thank you to the mods who were on duty in both places as well, keeping everything running smoothly. This has been a terribly upsetting afternoon. The care, support and kindness in evidence has been calming and reassuring.
Hey, Boston area people. Anyone going to the Jonathan Coulton show on the 23rd in Somerville? Should we do a thing? [more inside]
I'll be in the Boston area from July 28th - August 1st. Let's meetup and do fun things!
ISO Boston Mefites. Big thirst not necessary, but appreciated.
[June 26] [more inside]
ISO Boston MeFites. Must have big thirst. [more inside]
Since no one in Boston wants to hire me, I'm heading to New York City to work on a contract for the rest of the year. That means GOING AWAY PARTY! *YAAAAAY
!* [more inside]
Boston/Cambridge: Is anyone going to ROFLCon
on April 30th and May 1st and/or interested in meeting up afterwards? [more inside]
meetup? Boston, MA, March 26-28. We discussed planning a meetup a month ago
, and it generated a lot of interest but no solid plans, and a lot of people may have missed or forgotten the original thread. [more inside]
I know that about 90% of the target constituency is already covered in the thread over on mefightclub, but I figured I'd ask back here as well - any more MeFites planning to head to Penny Arcade's Pax East
in Boston, MA, 26th-28th March? [more inside]
Follow up to my previous diamond post
in AskMe. Basically the story of how I got engaged after starting my research at Metefilter. [more inside]
Calling Boston Mefites: Lets do this. [more inside]
Anybody doing Hub On Wheels in Boston this weekend? Want to ride together for a while? [more inside]
Cortex in Boston! 9/11! [more inside]
The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will be showing Sita Sings the Blues
several times in the next week. Since many Mefites are admirers of the film, this seems like a good excuse for a Meetup. Thoughts?
Impromptu meetup in Boston tomorrow (Friday) night to welcome an old friend... [more inside]
Boston area MST-up, Feb. 21. [more inside]
Boston Blues Jam Meetup? [more inside]
Boston, it's been too long. Is anyone down for one last 2008 meetup? [more inside]
Any other Mefites planning on attending Brainwashed Records' Brainwaves Festival
in Boston (well, Arlington) this weekend? [more inside]
will be in Boston this Sunday. Is anyone else planning on going/ interested in meeting up afterwards? [more inside]
Anyone up for another Boston-area pub trivia meetup? [more inside]
Last minute, late notice, totally overkill Boston meetup: In my continuing practice of showing up in a city immediately AFTER a meetup has been successfully held with beer'n'everything, I will be in Boston for the next few days, from Friday May 30 til mid-day Wednesday June 4. Anyone game for a couple beers sometime in there? [more inside]
Let's welcome Admiral Haddock to Boston! [more inside]
Any Boston area mefites planning to see X next week?
The mystical calculations and dire sacrifices have been made. As foretold by Mad Seer Wendell
, there shall be a strange
and wondrous confluence
of mods in the Cambridge, MA on April 26th for a dread convocation
. Surely we mere mortals may appease these inscrutable powers by drinking and feasting in their honor! The Stars Are Right, my friends, and you too shall be Right if you arrive at the Cambridge Brewing Company
from 7PM to help toast our weary mods after they finish with their horrible rites! [more inside]
Greater Boston Mefites: Brad Sucks
, aka MetaFilter's own frenetic
will be performing (his MuFi posts)
in Cambridge, MA on Feb 12
. How about dinner and drinks beforehand? [more inside]
Boston meetup! Myself
happen (independently!) to be visiting the area at the same time, so how about a meetup on Friday 5th October? [more inside]
Any mefites going to be at FlashForward next week? If so, I hear they have beer in Boston. We should drink it.
Boston meetup: Friday, September 7. 8p-ish? I'll be in town for a business meeting and I'd love to hang out with some Mefites while I'm there.
Odds are good I'll be staying in Waltham, so maybe something on Moody Street? The last time I did this we did Super88 in Allston for dinner then Big City for drinks, and that was pretty fun. I'm taking suggestions. I'm T-dependent so that's a (minor) limiting factor.
Let us party, my homeboys. And homegirls. And home-any-other-description-you-care-to-append-to-yourselves. Let us party.
Ok, lets try this again..
Who's up for an opening night (that's tuesday, as in 49 hours from now) Shakespeare in the Park mefi meetup? Its at 8pm in the Boston Commons. I'll be getting coffee after, if I can find anywhere that's open past dark (this f-in city doesn't know how to drink coffee, I swear).
The play is Midsummer Night's Dream. I hear its good ;)
I could be up for another night, but I have guests coming in & I'm not quite ready to expose them to MeFi yet, so Tuesday's my preference.
Is it time for a Boston-itself-Boston meetup soon? I flew in thismorning, got my apt settled
& now don't have work until the 26th. I'm right by Symphony, & can get anywhere the T goes, but I have neither bike nor car so I can't make much past that. I'm also (sadly, believe me) under 21, so I fear a pub crawl (as much as I'd love it) is out of the question. Also, would anyone living here be up for not-too-serious-slightly-more-than-but-basically-touch rugby on a semiregular basis?
Hey Boston/North Shore: Stynxno and I are coming to town. We'd like to meetup with you on Sunday, May 27th, in beautiful Salem, MA.
Cambridge/Boston meetup? Anybody interested in meeting up for a science trivia challenge
this coming Wednesday night (April 25, 6:30pm)? It's too late to sign up as a team, but it should be fun just to watch.
Boston Meetup, try again? This Friday, the 26th. [mi]
and possible change of venue for Boston meetup this Saturday night.
Boston meet-up, Saturday, January 20. I propose we meet at the Milky Way
in JP for beer, pizza and bowling, but I'm open to suggestions for locations downtown or in Cambridge, Brookline Somerville, etc.
of the Boston/Cambridge meetup on Saturday.
What? Boston again?
Reminder: Boston/Cambridge area meetup, tomorrow, Saturday, August 26. Cambridge Brewing Company
at Kendall Square in Cambridge at 6pm for dinner, followed by a very short walk to Flat Top Johnny's
for pool. (Previously)
Hey Boston, how are you? ... Yeah? ... Hey, that's great. ... Right in the mouth, you say? ... Wow, down a whole flight of stairs? ... I would have lent you my sandwich board if I'd have known. Anyhow, the reason I'm posting: How'd you like to get together to do a meetup thing sometime this month?
Reminder! Boston Meetup
Saturday, May 20
6.00p - 7.30p: Gathering and dinner at Super88
7.30 - 7.45: Planned migration to Big City
7.45 - they kick us out: Pool, beer, merriment, etc.
Let the wild rumpus start!
Our fair city...Boston hasn't had a meetup in ages, it seems, and I think we should. Super88 in Allston is the place; 6.30/7-ish is the start time (going to whenever). What's people's preferences between Friday, May 12 and Saturday, May 13?
Reminder. By community consensus
a Boston Meetup is happening this Friday, beginning at 7:00 to 7:30 PM at the Publick House on Beacon St. in Brookline, MA. Let's show those NYC show-offs what for.
Need to coordinate further? Post here!