Midwestern Meetup? June 3, 2008 1:35 AM   Subscribe

Are there any Mefites out there interested in a central-Indiana meetup?
posted by CitizenD to MetaFilter Gatherings at 1:35 AM (45 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Really, I'm not too specific. I was thinking Indianapolis, but since I suspect there are so few of us, I'm willing to travel. :)

(I've thought about attending a Chicago meetup, but I thought I'd send a shout-out to see if there was anyone else out there in Indiana...)
posted by CitizenD at 8:57 AM on June 3, 2008

What about a New Albany, IN meetup? :) I realize it's the buttcrack of the state, but they do have the New Albanian Brewing Company.
posted by mrmojoflying at 9:04 AM on June 3, 2008

I would be interested in Indy. I'll bring my sockpuppet.
posted by SteveTheRed at 9:13 AM on June 3, 2008

Indy here as well..... and yes, I'd be interested.
posted by pjern at 9:25 AM on June 3, 2008

So lets get down to brass tacks- Where and when? Restaurant or Bar? Weeknight or Weekend?

My vote:

Restaurant downtown or southside?
Friday or Saturday, June 6/7 or 13/14
posted by pjern at 11:52 AM on June 3, 2008

way to be on it pjern!

unfortunately, i myself am away from IN for the next 2 weekends. but after that, things are golden.

i agree with friday or saturday.
how about june 20/21?

and stevethered, i'm not sure we know each other well enough to view sockpuppets yet. maybe just bring a picture? or a drawing? :)

mrmojoflying: are you willing/able to come up to indy? i love new albany, but you're right...it's not really very "central." ...altho, we might be able to get some evansville or louisville folks to join up?
posted by CitizenD at 4:34 PM on June 3, 2008

June 20/21 works for me.... any ideas on venue?
posted by pjern at 5:18 PM on June 3, 2008

What about a New Albany, IN meetup? :) I realize it's the buttcrack of the state,

Naw, New Albany rocks! I'd be up for that, I'm in Louisville. Rich O's Public House, people, has a beer list so long it's in a three-ring binder.
posted by jbickers at 5:34 PM on June 3, 2008

I can make it down from Muncie.
posted by Thorzdad at 7:57 PM on June 3, 2008

How about the Brew Pub in Broad Ripple?
posted by Thorzdad at 7:58 PM on June 3, 2008

Broadripple is convenient for me, distance-wise. I've never been to the Brew Pub, does it have a large enough area for a reasonable gathering?
posted by pjern at 10:30 PM on June 3, 2008

It has a couple of main rooms, but I don't think it has a dedicated meeting room or anything. It's a great place, though. And they make some great beers there. How large of a crowd do you suspect we could get?
posted by Thorzdad at 4:11 AM on June 4, 2008

posted by Pollomacho at 5:46 AM on June 4, 2008

I eliminate Schnitzelbank out of had based on the accordion polka music on that site.
posted by pjern at 8:47 AM on June 4, 2008

er- out of hand
posted by pjern at 8:47 AM on June 4, 2008

I show 17 nearby users, although there are a couple I know aren't Mefiactive any more. It would be nice if as many as half showed up.
posted by pjern at 8:50 AM on June 4, 2008

Here is the website for the Brew Pub. I vote for Saturday, June 21st. @6:00 PM
posted by pjern at 8:55 AM on June 4, 2008


we have a motion, and i'll second it. sat, 6/21, the brew pub in broadripple, 6p.

any objections?

so, where do we go from here? do i repost this now that we have an agreed-upon date and location? how does it get elevated to the sidebar?

how exciting! thanks everyone!

also...17 nearby users...what, do we memail them (since they may not have seen the original post, and now it's off the gray front page?)

posted by CitizenD at 12:15 PM on June 4, 2008

Here are the "official rules" and how to post it to the sidebar.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:46 PM on June 4, 2008

Good question about how to alert others. There's one guy who is listed as "nearby" to me. But, his profile shows absolutely no activity since he joined in '01. Given that, I'm not sure if he's even here anymore.
posted by Thorzdad at 1:54 PM on June 4, 2008

I added it to the calendar.
posted by pjern at 4:07 PM on June 4, 2008

Shucks, I'm going to Chicago that weekend. I'll try and make it to the next one.
posted by ChrisHartley at 7:22 AM on June 5, 2008

So tentatively there's


Anyone else?
posted by pjern at 9:11 PM on June 6, 2008

Well...at least we'll have enough for euchre.
posted by Thorzdad at 8:09 AM on June 7, 2008

It would be fun if an out-of-state Mefite showed up and we started a game of euchre.... The bewilderment would be priceless.
posted by pjern at 7:22 PM on June 7, 2008

You all better get the Beer Cheese Crock at the brew pub. I'll be jealous.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed at 7:18 AM on June 9, 2008

And scotch eggs!
posted by Thorzdad at 7:35 AM on June 9, 2008

I'm in Bloomington, and in general, I might be interested in a meet-up, but the timing's off this time around. Ah, well.
posted by ErWenn at 9:36 PM on June 10, 2008

but but but....i HATE euchre!!!


can't we just play catan? or hearts?
posted by CitizenD at 1:11 PM on June 11, 2008

Long-time Indy-based lurker here. I just paid my 5 bucks so I'd feel less like a gate-crasher at a meetup. Brew Pub sounds great, count me in!
posted by ocha-no-mizu at 2:21 PM on June 12, 2008

Welcome, ocha-no-mizu! Look forward to seeing you!
posted by pjern at 7:04 PM on June 12, 2008


water tea?
posted by ErWenn at 9:34 PM on June 12, 2008

Oh! Tea water! That makes a little more sense.
posted by ErWenn at 9:34 PM on June 12, 2008

Okay, I've put my name in my profile now, so maybe that will help explain "tea water" :)
posted by ocha-no-mizu at 6:47 AM on June 13, 2008

So...we're up to 5 attendees?
posted by Thorzdad at 9:11 AM on June 16, 2008

looks like it!
posted by pjern at 1:05 PM on June 16, 2008

I'd totally be in, but have family coming into town this weekend. :(
posted by Pope Guilty at 12:07 PM on June 17, 2008

So bring them along!
posted by pjern at 10:52 PM on June 17, 2008

Dammit. I didn't see this until just this very second. I cannot make it because of other plans. Would love to make it to a future meet up, though.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 8:49 PM on June 19, 2008

I'm in!
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 5:07 AM on June 20, 2008

I just put up the photos. It was great to actually have a real meetup with real people! Did Citizen D or stevethered ever get there?
posted by pjern at 9:04 PM on June 21, 2008

Did Citizen D or stevethered ever get there?

If they did, they hid from us. We hung at the BrewPub for awhile then wandered over to Brugge for a round of black beer. Twas a great night, if sparsely attended.

There will be another meetup. Count on it.
posted by Thorzdad at 10:00 PM on June 21, 2008

Nice photos, pjern.

Great inaugural meetup, bring on the next one!
posted by ocha-no-mizu at 7:28 AM on June 22, 2008

something came up at the last minute, and i wasn't able to come up. such a bummer.

i'm glad y'all had a good time, though. cheers!
posted by CitizenD at 3:41 PM on June 22, 2008

Good to meet everyone! Looking forward to the next one. Nice photos, pjern.
posted by DevilsAdvocate at 5:06 AM on June 23, 2008

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