DNC MeFite Gathering? August 8, 2008 12:29 AM   Subscribe

Coming to Denver for the DNC?

I'd been planning on being scarce during the DNC but it looks like I'm going to be in town for it. Are there any MeFites heading to the Mile High City for the festivities? Shall we gather?
posted by FlamingBore to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:29 AM (28 comments total)

Do Not Call? As in the DNC list?
posted by Eideteker at 4:28 AM on August 8, 2008

Sadly, no.

I will be trapped in the TC for the RNC (thanks, work. That was lovely of you.)

So just remember that as bad as it gets there, it could always be worse.
posted by louche mustachio at 4:35 AM on August 8, 2008

I shall be STUCK in Denver during the DNC, because, well, I live there. It's actually going to suck for me as I depend on public transportation from central downtown to get back n forth to my job in Boulder every day and the RTD is one of those "terrorist vectors" that the homeland security type bozos are going to be leaning on, bleh.

That said, I shall be quite ready for alcohol and commiseration should you lot decide to do so.

If you're planning a meetup, keep me in the loop. I should have liked to meet some of the folks that came in for Worldcon last night but we never managed to get it organised.

I can't access MeFi/MeTa during the day (this means don't mefimail me if you desire a fast response) so send any workday queries by way of the gmail account on my profile.

I live quite close to downtown Denver and am part of the Wednesday booze cruise so I have a fair idea of which watering holes might be feasible.
posted by lonefrontranger at 5:37 AM on August 8, 2008

I also live in Denver and desire to be kept in said loop.
posted by scottreynen at 5:44 AM on August 8, 2008

I live in Longmont and work in Boulder, and too would like to be in the loop, though not one made tighter and tighter by Homeland Security until I'm gasping for breath.
posted by lukemeister at 5:47 AM on August 8, 2008

And yes, I too live in Denver. I'm likely to be in NYC week of the DNC (and I'm gutted about it) but my plans may change...
posted by NailsTheCat at 5:55 AM on August 8, 2008

Was there a meetup last night?
posted by lukemeister at 5:59 AM on August 8, 2008

posted by piro at 7:09 AM on August 8, 2008

louche mustachio: If it helps, RNC give the better gift bags.
posted by spec80 at 7:34 AM on August 8, 2008

rats, a meetup (last night) that I could have been at. What are the odds?

If I'm in town of DNC week, I'd be up for a meetup for sure. My name is in the lottery for the final day speech but no news yet. I might also be in NYC that week, but on a unrelated trip to NailsTheCat's trip.
posted by dr. fresh at 8:04 AM on August 8, 2008

A say let's hit the Hornet for beverages of the adult variety.

What day/date works best?
posted by FlamingBore at 2:33 PM on August 8, 2008

My name is in the lottery for the final day speech but no news yet.

Mine too! When I win, I'm in.
posted by ThePinkSuperhero at 2:44 PM on August 8, 2008 [1 favorite]

Hello? Anyone?

*looks out window at Scotland-like weather*
posted by lukemeister at 10:12 AM on August 16, 2008

hi lukemeister, I've got this in my recent activity and have also been watching it.

What we've done in the past that's worked well with the Denver contingent has been send out a group email/MeMail. fieldtrip was the keeper of The List iirc.
posted by lonefrontranger at 6:43 PM on August 16, 2008


Great, I hope it will take place!
posted by lukemeister at 7:50 AM on August 17, 2008

Please to add me to the list for any DNC shenanigans.
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 8:53 PM on August 22, 2008

I'm free any evening but Monday, and there's no chance of me going to NYC as I previously thought. I might have a copy of the non-memail list that fieldtrip used for meetups, if needed.
posted by dr. fresh at 4:59 PM on August 23, 2008

Okay peoples - I'm saying Hornet on Thursday.
posted by FlamingBore at 8:03 PM on August 24, 2008

Hornet - plz to clue me in on where? I'll be there with bells on!

dr. fresh if you have that list don't be shy. I didn't capture it so I'd have to dig a bit.
posted by lonefrontranger at 7:29 PM on August 25, 2008

Hornet - 76 Broadway. First & Broadway
Shall we say 6:30?
posted by FlamingBore at 9:03 PM on August 25, 2008

Email has been sent to everyone who was on the list for the July meetup.
posted by dr. fresh at 12:02 PM on August 26, 2008

I'll be flying to San Diego then, but thanks for sending the invite, dr. fresh.
posted by gregor-e at 2:56 PM on August 26, 2008

Hi guys, I've added this to the meetups calendar!

Thanks for taking care of this dr. fresh.
posted by lonefrontranger at 5:54 PM on August 26, 2008

I think the only reservations the Hornet takes is for the "Nest", which costs extra. I don't know how close to 5:30 I can be there, so whoever gets there first might want to commandeer a table for a few folks. I have no idea how many people might show up.
posted by dr. fresh at 9:15 AM on August 28, 2008

I'm going to try to leave the office by 5:15, so I'll likely be the first one there. I'm something of a regular, sadly, so I'm sure we can get something together.

Enter and turn right - See profile page for quick idea of what I look like. See you tonight!
posted by FlamingBore at 2:42 PM on August 28, 2008

I hope you all are having a blast! Next time, I hope.
posted by lukemeister at 7:32 PM on August 28, 2008

okay, pictures are here and I also linked them to the meetup sidebar thingy as well.
posted by lonefrontranger at 10:51 PM on August 28, 2008

I'm so jealous I couldn't be there - stuck in NYC. Looks like you all had a great time.
posted by NailsTheCat at 7:25 PM on August 30, 2008

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