Chicagoland mapgeeks unite! October 19, 2007 7:13 AM   Subscribe

Calling all Chicagoland map lovers! Are you ready for the Festival of Maps? Anyone want to meet up and discuss mapgeekery?
posted by desjardins to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:13 AM (12 comments total)

Will this be at the Map Room? ;-)
posted by limeswirltart at 1:11 PM on October 19, 2007

One would certainly hope.
posted by aramaic at 1:22 PM on October 19, 2007

It's always the Maproom with you people!

I once had a blind date with a guy who turned out to be on percoset and very disappointed that I wasn't really older, like in my 50's, as opposed to a couple years older than he is, like in my 30's. I don't hold it against the Maproom, however. But the marginally amusing nature of the story just does not make up for the lost hour of my life
posted by crush-onastick at 2:09 PM on October 19, 2007

oops. I meant "Once had a blind date at the Maproom
posted by crush-onastick at 2:10 PM on October 19, 2007

The obvious solution is to exorcise those evil spirits by being saucy and incorrigible.

In the Map Room. For the Map Festival.
posted by aramaic at 2:22 PM on October 19, 2007

I am a total map nerd - many maps on my walls, many maps in my car. I would love to go to the Map Room, but I also plan to go to the Historical Society to see this exhibit.
posted by readery at 2:36 PM on October 19, 2007

Ooo, I didn't mean to foist the Map Room on this — I've never been there — I was making a funny. Har har. :)

Anyway, I'm interested in the Fest o' Maps.
posted by limeswirltart at 9:13 PM on October 19, 2007

OK, I didn't know this Festival existed. It really is spread out all over the place (location- and time-wise), isn't it?

I'm not a map geek (I'm in my atlas, lovin' my maps, though I wouldn't qualify as a map geek I'm sure) but I'm sure it would be fun to go to an exhibit or two one Saturday afternoon.

And then go to the Map Room for some brew.
posted by iguanapolitico at 8:28 AM on October 20, 2007

Tell me more about this 'maps.'
posted by shakespeherian at 9:29 PM on October 20, 2007

as long as this doesn't turn into a loop-vs-non-loop-discussion-where-the-loop-wins, i think i'm in
posted by pokermonk at 11:27 PM on October 20, 2007

I'm new to the area so I'll let others decide where to actually meet, but a place with a name like "The Map Room" has got to be good, blind dates notwithstanding.

The Onion lecture sounds like the most fun, but it's on a Monday night (6 - 7 pm), and I'm assuming that would be a difficult time for others to make (not for me, however). Correct me if I'm wrong.
posted by desjardins at 3:02 PM on October 21, 2007

Whew, I finally found this thread again! You are not wrong, desjardins. Weeknights 6-7 are tough for me.
posted by limeswirltart at 11:53 AM on November 1, 2007

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