PAX Meetup? August 18, 2008 5:21 PM   Subscribe

Is anyone going to PAX? If so, we should convene, converse, and imbibe. Interested?
posted by potch to MetaFilter Gatherings at 5:21 PM (37 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

My <acronym&rt; tag got stripped. PAX is the Penny Arcade Expo in Seatle Washington. Of course, all Seattle Area MehFeets are also welcome.
posted by potch at 5:23 PM on August 18, 2008

I'll be there!
posted by Argyle at 6:33 PM on August 18, 2008

August 29th - 31st

It is a gaming / nerd event.

For those who were wondering what the hell it is.
posted by mrzarquon at 7:00 PM on August 18, 2008

I live here, I'll be there
posted by mrzarquon at 7:01 PM on August 18, 2008

I'll be there. =)
posted by andreaazure at 9:20 PM on August 18, 2008

Thanks for the reminder. I just bought my ticket. I'll be there.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 10:29 PM on August 18, 2008

Mefight Club will have a contingent there, it seems. I'm not following the current thread in our forum, but there's been talk of it. Our tada! second Mefight Meetup!
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 10:30 PM on August 18, 2008

Sure, come on over! Oh, no wait...nevermind.
posted by Pax at 5:44 AM on August 19, 2008 [2 favorites]

I'll be there at some point.
posted by nomisxid at 8:44 AM on August 19, 2008

I'll be there - we could do a meetup somewhere in the Convention Center or nearby. . . PAX needs a beer garden.
posted by arcanecrowbar at 12:07 PM on August 19, 2008

I'm not going to PAX but I wouldn't mind joining you folks for a meetup.
posted by grouse at 12:58 PM on August 19, 2008

This has fallen off the front page, and the detailed schedule for PAX is now online, so it might be good to start proposing details. Don't ask me, I just moved here.
posted by grouse at 11:03 AM on August 20, 2008

To get this on the meetup sidebar, how about this suggestion (and to get people thinking about this).

There appears to be a lull between 6 and 8pm, on Saturday (unless you want to see the far cry / prince of persia demo).

I suggest we meet a Stumbling Monk, a belgian beer bar (beer/wine only, no hard liquor, no food. but the beer is good). It is a 5-15 minute walk up olive from the convention center, but it is a lot better than the bars that will be in the immediate vicinity of PAX that will be stuffed to the gills with people.

Also, there are plenty of places to eat around here that are cheap (Pho, Thai, Dick's Burgers) for folks who want to do that.
posted by mrzarquon at 7:54 AM on August 21, 2008

mrzarquon: seconded.
posted by potch at 4:27 PM on August 21, 2008

Stumbling Monk is cozy and fun. I'm down, but I probably can't get there until 7.30 or so.
posted by krisken at 9:12 AM on August 23, 2008

A Mefi meetup at the Stumbling Monk? Dear lord, that's my universe collapsing into a singularity. I'll be there.

BTW, for anyone who'll be wanting food, it's completely acceptable to bring take-out pizza and other noshables into the Monk.
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 12:59 PM on August 24, 2008

The Stranger page that mrzarquon linked has a Google map that erroneously (I think) places the Stumbling Monk downtown near Pacific Place. I believe that there map pin is set at 635 E Olive rather than 1635, the Monk's actual address. The Yelp page map has a more accurate pin:

... unless I'm completely out of the loop and the place moved recently, which is possible, because I cannot remember the last time I was in any loop whatsoever. I could go walk down the street to verify that the Monk is still there, but this would lead to excessive beer-drinking on a Tuesday.
posted by cirocco at 6:30 PM on August 26, 2008

Google is all sorts of broken for it, but this pin is correct (they are not in fact the stumbling goat bistro)

Cross streets of Belmont and East Olive Way, near B&O Espresso and Glorias.
posted by mrzarquon at 8:47 PM on August 26, 2008

Wow. At last, a meetup I can actually make! I'll be at PAX Friday through Sunday with my shiny new press badge. Looking forward to meeting you all.

How will we recognize our fellow mefites? Plates of beans, anyone?
posted by misha at 8:57 PM on August 26, 2008

I usually ask random likely-looking people if they're "friends of Matthew Haughey." Last time, instead, I asked if they were here for Jessamyn's party.
posted by grouse at 9:00 PM on August 26, 2008

I am barely a mefite, but I will be at PAX for the full weekend and might be able to make it to the meetup. Also note that there is a pre-PAX dinner on Thursday night; I'm going, but I think tickets may be sold out.
posted by coined at 10:37 PM on August 26, 2008

I usually ask random likely-looking people if they're "friends of Matthew Haughey."

I've always imagined strolling into a bar and shouting 'I LIKE PANCAKES! WHO HERE LIKES PANCAKES?', but there's never been a meetup in Korea, so the opportunity continues to elude me.
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 11:40 PM on August 26, 2008

I live 4 blocks from the monk, it opens at 6pm (so don't worry about getting there early to get a table, 6pm is early).

I'll be there sporting the mefi sign. There is a big table in the middle of the room, can't miss it, i'll be camping there.

I'll probably end up at PAX just on sunday, as I have a lot of other things to get done, but I have been meaning to check it out since I've moved to seattle 3 years ago.
posted by mrzarquon at 7:58 AM on August 27, 2008

I want to say I'll be at this one, but my brother is in town (for PAX, natch--what, you thought I was the only geek in my family?) and crashing on my sofa this weekend. I don't know whether he's going to feel like stumbling out to the Monk, particularly since he's not a drinker. Since I hardly ever see the guy I may not be able to bring myself to abandon him to his own devices on said sofa.

I'll try to avoid a repeat performance of this if I do show up. (I don't remember who took this shot--for reasons that I think are self-evident--but I'd like to thank him or her for preserving this fine moment.)
posted by cirocco at 12:36 PM on August 27, 2008

I actually don't drink beer* and right now probably couldn't take the wine 'cause of the pills issue, so feel free to bring him along and mingle, he won't be alone!

*No, I am not some uppity snot, I grew up about a mile away from a brewery and could smell the hops all the time as a child.
posted by misha at 4:00 PM on August 27, 2008

I'm going to skip PAX, I decided -- too much to do around the house, and I'm already going to Bumbershoot tomorrow -- but I will be there. Just look for the fat guy that could be a pyro.
posted by dw at 10:08 AM on August 30, 2008

I'll be heading over there shortly, good luck all who have to find parking, east of broadway is easier than west.
posted by mrzarquon at 5:39 PM on August 30, 2008

mrzarquon- where are you leaving from? I'm at the Sheraton, and I'll make my way over with you if you haven't left yet.
posted by potch at 5:41 PM on August 30, 2008

potch- I am on capitol hill, so i am 5 minutes away.

right now I just have to convince my cat to let me leave.
posted by mrzarquon at 5:50 PM on August 30, 2008

Here! At the table in the back.
posted by dw at 6:05 PM on August 30, 2008

Good times!

Thanks to all for making my freind Peter feel welcome.
posted by Artw at 8:35 AM on August 31, 2008

Thanks to all for making my freind Peter feel welcome.

Ah, ok. I'll change it from "Blurry picture of Random German friend of Artw" to "Blurry picture of Peter." I'll get those up is a bit.

Pretty much all of the pictures are blurry. I need some kind of DaShiv photo seminar meetup. And perhaps to pull out the camera before the third beer. Whichever.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 12:55 PM on August 31, 2008

YoBananaBoy- I think it is standard practice to make a set (Metafilter Pax Meetup, 8.30.08, etc.) and then have one of those linked above, instead of going to each photo.

Thanks again for taking pics though, I would have brought my camera, but my arms were dead, and I would have looked like a trex failing at holding a camera.

Anytime folks want to meetup at the Monk, I am game.
posted by mrzarquon at 1:36 PM on August 31, 2008

I'll fix that. Or try at least.
posted by YoBananaBoy at 2:08 PM on August 31, 2008

You should be able to remove your own pictures from the list above.
posted by mrzarquon at 2:12 PM on August 31, 2008

Sadness. I missed it. Never even had time to eat! Maybe next year.
posted by misha at 2:12 PM on September 5, 2008

My god, you people are fast! I swing into MeTa like once a month and here you've gone and remeeted again. Isn't this the third in 45 days or so?
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