Long overdue SF meetup June 6, 2009 4:47 PM   Subscribe

Since it’s been so long since the last SF meet up, let’s have another one on Saturday the 20th.

Rhapsodie will be visiting that week. Let's do a Saturday meetup instead of the usual Friday (which means gryftir can stick around longer).

We’re not going back to Fritjz again but perhaps Edinburgh Castle? 6ish?
posted by special-k to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:47 PM (63 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Overdue? There's one coming up - *looks at front page * - uh, last night?
posted by Pronoiac at 6:01 PM on June 6, 2009

Overdue? There's one coming up - *looks at front page * - uh, last night?

Yes I know </sarcasm>
posted by special-k at 6:48 PM on June 6, 2009

Yay! It's already in our calendar, and we will be there! A big yes for the Castle.

Thanks for posting this, special-k.
posted by gingerbeer at 11:28 PM on June 6, 2009

I'm on the west coast for the summer and will definitely be there.
posted by null terminated at 1:40 AM on June 7, 2009

Woo! I'm so there and will try to drag my brother along as well.
Does this mean I finally get the opportunity to forget people in a shoutout?
posted by rhapsodie at 8:33 AM on June 7, 2009

posted by rtha at 8:38 AM on June 7, 2009

Maybe east bay this time?....


Oh god, I'm such a joker...
posted by iamabot at 10:16 AM on June 7, 2009

Maybe east bay this time?

East bay! East Bay!!
posted by The Light Fantastic at 10:52 AM on June 7, 2009 [1 favorite]

If I'm remembering right, the last time there was an East Bay meetup, three people showed up...all at different times.

I still vote for the Castle.
posted by rtha at 12:09 PM on June 7, 2009

me too.
posted by special-k at 1:06 PM on June 7, 2009

The Castle is exactly .75 drunken rambles away from my apartment. I'll try to be there.
posted by dirty lies at 1:49 PM on June 7, 2009 [2 favorites]

As an unmoored summer transplant from Brooklyn, I'll be there.
posted by thejoshu at 9:36 AM on June 8, 2009

woot a special SF meetup! and they have fish and chips. Sounds good.
posted by gryftir at 10:41 PM on June 8, 2009

Well shucks, I'm in again.
posted by potch at 1:14 AM on June 9, 2009

Am I destined to have all SF meetups occur when I have other commitments? Signs point to yes.
posted by ooga_booga at 4:08 PM on June 9, 2009

I'm new to SF and will be there.
posted by twiggy32 at 10:05 PM on June 9, 2009

If I can tear myself away from studying for the Bar exam, I will definitely be there...
posted by harrumph at 7:10 PM on June 10, 2009

If we have the meetup on the earlyish side, I can make it. I have to be in the Mission by 7:45.

This means I propose it happen at 6:00ish or earlier, if possible.
posted by ooga_booga at 11:54 PM on June 10, 2009

You want me to start drinking at 6?!!?
posted by gingerbeer at 2:39 PM on June 11, 2009

Whoa, sorry gingerbeer. Didn't mean to offend. I guess that means we're meeting at 5:00?
posted by ooga_booga at 6:40 PM on June 11, 2009 [1 favorite]

Well, if you insist....I suppose we could start at 5.
posted by gingerbeer at 11:16 AM on June 12, 2009

I have no idea where this place is (or any place, since I've only been in SF for ~1 week), or who anyone is (I prefer to lurk), but that just makes things more fun, right?
So I'll probably be there, though any hints for finding the group once I'm there would help.
posted by radicarian at 3:06 AM on June 13, 2009

The Edinburgh Castle is on Geary between Polk and Larkin. You can get there on the 38 Geary, the 19 Polk, or catch one of the Van Ness buses (49, 47) and get off at Geary and walk over. If you're BARTing, get off at Civic Center and walk up Larkin.

I'll try to remember to bring some shoutout sheets, so look for those on the table. Otherwise, radicarian, just do what everyone else does: peer carefully at each group of people (it's usually pretty dark in the Castle) and try to determine if they look like mefites. If you're not sure, say "Are you from Metafilter?" or "Are you a friend of Matt's?" You're pretty safe just picking the geekiest looking bunch, though. There are really only two tables large enough to hold a group of our anticipated size, so check those out first.

And welcome to San Francisco!
posted by rtha at 11:06 AM on June 13, 2009

yay rtha, thanks for posting this info. You rock.
I will definitely bring shoutout sheets and sharpies.
posted by special-k at 11:09 AM on June 13, 2009

Is this Jessamyn's birthday party?
meetup? amirite?
Are you from the internet?

are also good things to try.
posted by special-k at 11:11 AM on June 13, 2009

Somewhere in the bowels of SF meetup threads are links to scary, scary pictures from a Castle meetup. Remember the one where we all looked like mathowie?

Mefimail me if you want my cellphone # - reception is a little iffy inside the bar, but I'll dash outside periodically to check it - and you can call/text me to see if we're still there (if you're running late) or if you're lost or something.
posted by rtha at 1:29 PM on June 13, 2009

Um yes. I wasn't there though.

PS: Video has nsfw language at the end.
posted by special-k at 2:02 PM on June 13, 2009

See, I couldn't remember if you were there, because we all looked like mathowie!

(Also, I was...tipsy. Yeah.)
posted by rtha at 2:58 PM on June 13, 2009

That is a very scary video :p

Sounds good, looks like the worst case scenario is that I end up crashing a surprise birthday party for someone named Matt
posted by radicarian at 10:46 PM on June 14, 2009

Oh dear. My memory is foggy, but I think Ambrosia Voyeur had second thoughts about the nsfw part of that video. I might update that soon throw that part down a well.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:03 PM on June 14, 2009

Meeting up in San Jose last week made me realize that it's been a long time since I've seen all my SF people. But since I'm out of town this weekend, I might have to wait for the 10th anniversary to see y'all.

Also, I would be so down with an East bay meetup. However, I realize that I flaked out on one that I myself suggested (at Zachary's). So for compensation I'd be willing to splurge on a pie or a couple pitchers of beer. Just something to keep in mind.
posted by sambosambo at 1:13 AM on June 16, 2009

Gah...I'll be MCing a show at Annie's Social Club that night. You're all welcome to come down afterward.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 11:25 AM on June 17, 2009

The jury I've been on for the last five weeks returned a verdict today. (This was a murder trial, btw.)

If you wanna find out what happened, come to the meetup. And some of my fellow jurors may be meeting me (us) there, too.
posted by rtha at 7:53 PM on June 17, 2009

I want to find out what happened!

I will come to the meetup!
posted by aubilenon at 11:39 PM on June 17, 2009

i'll be there - my first MeFi meetup in the US (despite being from the US)
posted by waylaid at 10:50 PM on June 18, 2009

I think I should make it.
posted by loquacious at 11:45 AM on June 19, 2009

Also, if anyone is interested I'm probably going to an all-night dance party with a big ass soundsystem after the meetup. The cover is $5, but it's a benefit for something or other.

I will be happy to provide a public transport guide and escort there or directions and a voicemail # - but I'm probably staying until it's over to help with the cleanup. Depending on when our meetup is over, I might also head there early to help set up, but I'm playing that by beer... i mean ear.

Cabs and owl-line MUNI routes are nearby, though.
posted by loquacious at 12:08 PM on June 19, 2009

loquacious, you better be there, I still want to see if it is true about your EDC.
posted by dirty lies at 3:17 PM on June 19, 2009

I won't be able to make it tomorrow. Have fun though!
posted by null terminated at 12:04 AM on June 20, 2009

So, what time are we talking about? 5? 6? 7?
posted by jasper411 at 8:19 AM on June 20, 2009

I was just going to ask the same question. I think the earlier we start the more likely we can grab tables, but whatever.
posted by loquacious at 8:22 AM on June 20, 2009

Also did we get 86'ed from frijtz or did it close or something? That place is weird.
posted by loquacious at 9:11 AM on June 20, 2009

I think we're meeting at 6 although a couple of people might get there around 5. I hope to be there by 530. If you get there first, grab the largest table (or two if you can). We might have around 25 people.
posted by special-k at 9:45 AM on June 20, 2009

Nah, we just got tired of going there all the time.
posted by special-k at 9:46 AM on June 20, 2009

I think I can be there for a bit before I go tape something else - meaning, I'll have my videocamera, if that sounds useful.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:51 AM on June 20, 2009

Well J and I are going to the giants game tonight, but maybe we'll try and swing by beforehand ?
posted by iamabot at 2:39 PM on June 20, 2009

We should be there around 5:30.
posted by gingerbeer at 3:43 PM on June 20, 2009


And if Omar plays, say hi from us!

/Omar Vizquel fangirl
posted by rtha at 3:58 PM on June 20, 2009

Setup time at the other event got moved up, so I'll miss the meetup.

Damn shame, because I was hoping to get more spouses that I'd actually met.
posted by Pronoiac at 4:53 PM on June 20, 2009

We're here, drinking guinness and listening to the Smiths.
posted by gingerbeer at 5:14 PM on June 20, 2009

I will be there around 6.
posted by rhapsodie at 5:42 PM on June 20, 2009

Four of my Mefi spouses are here at the meetup. I feel so married!
posted by gingerbeer at 7:12 PM on June 20, 2009

yay. So good to see everyone (including my two MeSpouses).
posted by special-k at 11:20 PM on June 20, 2009

shout outs be uploaded (man there were a lot, batch scanner FTW)
posted by iamabot at 11:59 PM on June 20, 2009

Wow! Shoutout city!
posted by zsazsa at 7:52 PM on June 21, 2009

That was a fun meetup.

I was talking to someone about driving to the New Orleans meetup and I can't remember their username. I'm kind of sleep deprived from dancing all night. Message me. Was it iamabot? Meh, I hate my brain.
posted by loquacious at 10:43 PM on June 21, 2009

That was much fun. Thanks everyone for showing up, and thank to the Giants for that wild pitch walk-off win.
posted by gingerbeer at 12:56 PM on June 22, 2009

Woo! Spousal units unite!
posted by ooga_booga at 1:24 PM on June 22, 2009

Oops I forgot ... Frameline plus drinks plus sweetie homecoming then oh it's Monday.
posted by ClaudiaCenter at 2:32 PM on June 22, 2009

Awww, thanks for all the shoutouts husbands, wives and peeps 'o mine! I wish I could've been to the first non-Frjtz meetup.
posted by iamkimiam at 6:52 PM on June 22, 2009

My pics are up! Finally!
posted by rhapsodie at 12:17 AM on June 28, 2009

Yay for pics! Lore made an appearance, too - although it seems he waited for me to vacate the area beforehand.
posted by ooga_booga at 3:28 PM on July 1, 2009

I remastered the mathowie mathowie mathowie video for brightness, & I made it sfw while I was at it.
posted by Pronoiac at 11:12 PM on July 30, 2009

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