Chicago Meetup September 30, 2008 2:03 PM   Subscribe

Chicago Meet-up: I'm going to be in town for An Event Apart the evenings of October 12 and 13th. How about a meetup?

I'd prefer Sunday, October 12th if at all possible. I'm staying at the Sheraton on East North Water Street, but I'm not afraid to hop the El to wherever y'all typically hang out.
posted by sciurus to MetaFilter Gatherings at 2:03 PM (31 comments total)

I won't be there, but I was at the SanFran one, and just stopped in to say it was terrific, so if you're not looking forward to it, you should be.
posted by davejay at 3:53 PM on September 30, 2008

That is right by the Billy Goat where we normally do the meetups. I think it's even closer than what the map suggests, because the marker doesn't line up with the street numbering on the map. I'll come out either night, because I'm such a steak n eggs whore, but I'm guessing the 13th will work better for most of the others, if they're available.
posted by adamdschneider at 5:16 PM on September 30, 2008

adamschneider, you have read my mind--or my calendar--I am a sucker for meetups, but Sunday night is bad for me. Monday, I have to skip yoga to be there, but yoga or whiskey in a thimble? it's an easy choice.
posted by crush-onastick at 6:25 PM on September 30, 2008

There's supposed to be some sort of An Event Apart shindig the evening on the 13th, but as that event is lacking in details at the moment, I'm cool with meeting on the 13th as well. I expect these "thimbles" of whiskey to be as big as my fist, however.
posted by sciurus at 7:26 PM on September 30, 2008

Much better than Wed. or Thurs. for me.
posted by eriko at 5:49 AM on October 1, 2008

I'll be at the conference as well and would have time between the last session Tuesday and my departure at 10 to get togethr.
posted by Mick at 1:05 PM on October 1, 2008

If we're at the REAL Billy Goat, I can probably make it Monday night at least for a bit. Rough week for me, work wise, but I'll try. Maybe you guys could sneak your way up the elevator into my office and kidnap me. Or bring beer up here.
posted by misskaz at 1:50 PM on October 1, 2008

I'm flying out of O'Hare at 8 on Tuesday, so that day is out for me.
posted by sciurus at 2:35 PM on October 1, 2008

I'll be up in Madison for the WFTDA Eastern Regionals, sadly. Have fun, though!
posted by eamondaly at 6:47 PM on October 1, 2008

I think we're decided on the 13th; sciurus, you call the time.
posted by adamdschneider at 10:05 AM on October 2, 2008 [1 favorite]

8:00pm at The Usual Billy Goat?
posted by sciurus at 1:02 PM on October 2, 2008

Done. Monday, October 13th, 8:00PM, Billy Goat on Michigan. LET IT BE KNOWN.
posted by adamdschneider at 1:16 PM on October 2, 2008

I'm der.

posted by eriko at 9:42 PM on October 2, 2008

I should probably drop a note in here so I don't forget it. Why, if I forgot it, I might accidentally not come, like I have done for all the others thus far.

But hey, maybe I'll make it this time!
posted by SpiffyRob at 1:51 PM on October 3, 2008

Are we the only regional MeFi group to have a meetup thread in both the upcoming and recent sections twice in a row? I think we are. We're just so goddamned sociable.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:34 PM on October 3, 2008

I'm in.
posted by sparkletone at 7:22 PM on October 4, 2008

I can possibly make it.

Of note is that SantaCon Chicago is having a planning meeting Wednesday, October 15 at Rossi's on State.

Don't know if any of you are interested, but it's one of the more freaky things I do every year.
posted by wfrgms at 8:35 AM on October 5, 2008

Well, shoot. That didn't take long. Mondays aren't going to work for me for at least a couple of months, so, count me out. On the bright side, at least I gave notice of my lameness a week in advance this time.
posted by SpiffyRob at 2:42 PM on October 6, 2008

That SantaCon thing looks like a riot. I can't believe I haven't heard of it before. How many people usually show up for it?
posted by adamdschneider at 4:43 PM on October 6, 2008

Wellllll... I'm more of a Stanta Rampage type of guy, rather than a SantaCon participant. Something about being on a bicycle and being able to escape quickly just appeals to me more...

But I mean, people do both, and I might this year...
posted by wfrgms at 9:43 PM on October 6, 2008

I couldn't go to Madison, so I might be around Monday. Hooray!
posted by eamondaly at 8:55 PM on October 9, 2008

Rats. I had dates wrong in my calendar--I'll be at the Opera on Monday.
posted by crush-onastick at 7:23 AM on October 10, 2008

I have to stay a tad late at work, it takes me an age to get downtown and I need to stop off at the bank and the bookstore beforehand, so I may not be there right at 8:00, but not long after I should think. If you get there first, sciurus, we normally sit off to the left as you come down the stairs. Don't know if there'll be a sign as usual, because misskaz usually provides it. Lots of us have our pictures in our profile, though.
posted by adamdschneider at 2:09 PM on October 13, 2008

ach. I just noticed this.
posted by Smedleyman at 2:16 PM on October 13, 2008

I just noticed this too - I'm in class right now till 8:30pm. I don't think I'll be able to make it. I just want to go home and sleep. Mondays suck for me.

Have fun though!!
posted by Arbac at 5:12 PM on October 13, 2008

I'm still at work. Sorry, folks.
posted by eamondaly at 6:08 PM on October 13, 2008

Anybody still there? I'm just getting off work now. I'll try swinging by.
posted by hydrophonic at 8:12 PM on October 13, 2008

Sucks to be the people who couldn't make it (which was most of you).

The small number of mediocre iPhone-camera photos I was obligated to take will be up, um. Eventually.
posted by sparkletone at 8:28 AM on October 14, 2008

Sorry I missed anohter meetup guys - I was tied up late yesterday.

In the future, Tuesdays or Thursdays work good for me.
posted by wfrgms at 12:13 PM on October 14, 2008

I hope it was a good one! Sorry to have missed it. I have started to count on regular outings with the imaginary friends.

The opera was a ridiculous story with pretty pretty music and a bunch of shirtless men.
posted by crush-onastick at 12:45 PM on October 14, 2008

They're all good ones, each and every special little meetup snowflake.
posted by adamdschneider at 6:21 PM on October 15, 2008

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