Melbourne Mefi Meetup - Jessamyn in Melbourne March 7, 2007 2:07 AM   Subscribe

Jessamyn will be in Melbourne on Saturday night. So. Melbourne MeFi meetup on Saturday 10 March. Let's do stuff. More inside.
posted by sien to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:07 AM (19 comments total)

Jessamyn is staying at the Mayflower on Lonsdale St near Russel St.

How about:

a) Meeting at the corner of Lonsdale and Russel at 7pm and then finding a place and adjusting for numbers.

b) Meeting at a bar in the area, perhaps Eurotrash?

c) izakaya chuji on Lonsdale. Good Japanese with an extensive beer list. We could probably just rock up too.

c) Something else. Feel free to suggest.
posted by sien at 2:14 AM on March 7, 2007

Is it kosher to email people about this? It's fairly short notice and there are people who don't check metatalk (like myself).
posted by sien at 2:21 AM on March 7, 2007

I just read your email, Pete/sien. While I'd be happy to tag along, I won't be 18 until late April, so I couldn't follow you on any pub trawls.

FWIW, I don't see a problem with emailing the members who live around Melbourne, they'd probably appreciate the heads-up (I did).
posted by PuGZ at 2:40 AM on March 7, 2007

Alright, I've mailed a few people, I've just mailed people with a fair few comments that have been around a bit.

I hope that's OK with people.

Well, as you (PuGZ) are drinking inhibited a restaurant type place sounds the go.
posted by sien at 3:05 AM on March 7, 2007

Melbourne bastards. I wish I was hitting the piss down Brunswick St right now. Or maybe doing a gig at the Espy.

/+ 500 gigs in Melba
posted by Wolof at 3:44 AM on March 7, 2007

I live in Queensland now.

Damn I miss Melbourne.

*goes to update profile, cries*
posted by bdave at 2:27 PM on March 7, 2007

Got your email, would definitely attend but happen to be in Johanna (nr 12 apostles) for a wedding that evening. Thankfully the weather will be pleasant, 33 on Saturday.
posted by wilful at 3:17 PM on March 7, 2007

Hi there, anything firmed up on venues? There's a great all ages (uni student and up) Vietnamese restaurant on Brunswick St that has handled impromtu gathering for me from 5 to 45. Vietrose... I would be interesting to meet a few other mefites.
posted by michswiss at 3:08 AM on March 8, 2007

I'm up for it. Lemme know about venue choice. It'll be great to see people from the blue, grey and green in the flesh!
posted by tim_in_oz at 9:12 AM on March 8, 2007

There isn't anything firm yet on venues. The city might be good as it is easy for transport and Jessamyn is staying there.

We should plan for a proper meetup with a few weeks notice sometime in the future.
posted by sien at 12:13 PM on March 8, 2007

I'm up for a meetup! If any more emails go out, could you please include me? (email in profile)
posted by nomis at 2:45 PM on March 8, 2007

Me too please
posted by Tarrama at 9:45 PM on March 8, 2007

I can go but someone may need to actually *phone me* at the hotel to tell me when it's going to be since Internet is so fiendishly expensive. I get there around 2-4 pm tomorrow and anywhere I could walk to from the hotel would be awesome, or I'd need a ride. I'll check at the hotel desk for messages, but may not be able to get easily back online before then.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 2:55 AM on March 9, 2007

Sorry guys, but my aunt passed away last night (expected and I guess it is good to see the suffering end?) and I doubt I could be much fun tomorrow night.

I hope you guys still go out and have fun, though. That proper meetup with a few weeks notice sounds like a mighty fine idea.
posted by PuGZ at 3:35 AM on March 9, 2007

Sorry to hear about your Aunt PuGZ. My condolences.
posted by sien at 2:23 PM on March 9, 2007

OK folks. Let's meet in the foyer of the Mayflower (link on this page) at 7. There are oodles of restaurants around the area, so we can just wander into something that sounds good. izakaya chuji is a possibility.

Jessamyn has a photo of her linked from her page. I'm 6'2" brown/grey hair and will have a blue/black macpac pack.

I'm going to mail people who have indicated they are interested.

In addition, my mobile number is on my user page and will be for the rest of the day. If you want to come, or want to come along late give me a call.
posted by sien at 2:27 PM on March 9, 2007

sounds like a plan. I'll be a little white guy with a big red motorbike helmet.
posted by tim_in_oz at 4:57 PM on March 9, 2007

Hey sounds great -- I finally got on to the net so it's all good. I'll be the hot sweaty gal glaring at the desk people, but otherwise Melbourne has been great.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 9:28 PM on March 9, 2007

Thanks for coming out on such short notice. I had a really good time, sorry to have to split so early. I have been properly convinced that Melbourne is a city that deserves much more attention from me at some point in the future.
posted by jessamyn (staff) at 12:29 PM on March 10, 2007

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