Melbourne, VIC Meetup! December 30, 2009 9:34 PM   Subscribe

Melbourne Meetup! (no really, honest, I won't drop out on this one, there are plane tickets involved and a wife who expects me to keep social commitments). January 8th, evening-ish...somewhere (the party planning committee is still working on the details).

Bot and better half will be in Melbourne, Vic from Jan 7-10, hopefully you'll be able to meet with me (us) somewhere in Melbourne. We're staying at the Marriott in CBD. Details to follow shortly!

All are welcome (potential for follow up Sydney meetup thread to follow).

This will likely be my last trip to the great land of Oz, I'd really like to meet as many people as possible and share a beer.

posted by iamabot to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:34 PM (28 comments total)

damn, and i will probably be in melbs that week, only needing to jet back to see cat power in wollongong on the fri nite...

hang on, anybody up for thur 7th? cbd location (eg croft institute?) would suit me; otherwise brunswick st or lygon st...? or else there's the best pizza in town in brunswick, as recommended by pompomtom (from memory) & since verified by me :)
posted by UbuRoivas at 11:41 PM on December 30, 2009

jeez... so I'm about to propose a melbourne meetup because we've not had one in ages, and was aiming for "first meetup organised in 2010", and then I go to MeTa, and this is the top post...


so yeah, works for me...

wilful and pompomtom seem likelies too...

thursday night is good... and city is easier than brunswick (though Curly Joe does good work)...
posted by russm at 3:29 AM on December 31, 2009

Curly Joe's on wednesday, then, if anybody wants to tag along to PizzaMe. then the official meetup on thursday.
posted by UbuRoivas at 4:20 AM on December 31, 2009

We won't land in Melb until 9pm on Thurs, so we'll probably be late if things line up for Thurs for the rest of the crowd.
posted by iamabot at 8:18 AM on December 31, 2009

I'm in! and am flexible RE times and dates.
posted by jonathanstrange at 5:41 PM on December 31, 2009

I wish we were still there! I'd love to come to another Melbourne meetup...
posted by bendy at 4:14 AM on January 1, 2010

Sweet! I'm moving back to Melbourne tomorrow so I'll probably be really stressed out with house and job hunting and in need of a beer or three. I can't promise, but I'm a very strong maybe. All nights look the same to me at the moment.
posted by mosessis at 4:20 AM on January 1, 2010

*rubs hands together gleefully*

So Friday or Saturday evening in the CBD?

Some favourites from past meetups are The Worksop and the Order of Melbourne.

How about the Workshop? Considering most of Melbourne seems to fuck off to the beach in January, hopefully it'll be a bit less noisy that it usually is. We could sit out on the balcony thingy for fresh air, depending on weather.

Any other suggestions?
posted by goshling at 5:32 PM on January 1, 2010

I want to go!
posted by rhapsodie at 6:23 PM on January 1, 2010

I'm up for whatever gosh designates, and as she is my designated Melbourne tour guide, that works out nicely.
posted by iamabot at 9:02 PM on January 1, 2010

I'm a maybe. Travel and baby wrangling might militate against it, but I'll try and be there.
posted by tim_in_oz at 2:05 AM on January 2, 2010

Beer is good.
posted by pompomtom at 2:58 AM on January 2, 2010

I want to go!

/Pouts with rhapsodie.
posted by special-k at 6:50 PM on January 2, 2010

Ok, I think I'll call this one:

Friday 8th January, 2010 at The Workshop, 5pm.

Any objections? If no one has any problems, I'll go ahead and lock it in on the sidebar in a day or so.
posted by goshling at 9:54 PM on January 2, 2010

We're good with Friday @ 5pm.
posted by iamabot at 9:56 PM on January 2, 2010

Oh, Ubu, are you still going to be around for the Friday? If you wanted to also do something the Wednesday or the Friday, I'm sure some of us could be convinced to come out twice in the one week.
posted by goshling at 10:03 PM on January 2, 2010

OK. I've got the green light. Me and baby_in_oz are coming for a drink.
posted by tim_in_oz at 2:53 AM on January 3, 2010

Ok, we're going to go ahead and lock the meetup in for Gosh's designated time. Mrs. Bot and I will see you all (hopefully!) then.

Friday 8th January, 2010 at The Workshop, 5pm.
posted by iamabot at 3:53 PM on January 3, 2010

hm, not exactly sure what my movements are this week, but they definitely won't include me being in melbourne on friday.

have fun, everybody! i'll post in this thread if a pizza run is on the cards at all...
posted by UbuRoivas at 6:40 PM on January 3, 2010

sweet! friday it is!
posted by russm at 10:20 PM on January 4, 2010

Possibly maybe.
posted by Coaticass at 3:01 PM on January 5, 2010

... probably not.
posted by wilful at 7:04 PM on January 5, 2010

Am guarding a table now, wearing a t-shirt you'll probably recognise, if you haven't met me already.

Also, I suppose, if you have.
posted by pompomtom at 9:21 PM on January 7, 2010

Am posting pictures shortly...are we the first meetup to ever include a police chase ?
posted by iamabot at 4:55 AM on January 10, 2010

A police chase? What did I miss?
posted by gooddoggy at 6:42 PM on January 10, 2010

Am posting pictures shortly...are we the first meetup to ever include a police chase ?

OMG! Details!
posted by special-k at 7:00 PM on January 10, 2010

Technically it was more of a police-wander...
posted by iamabot at 10:02 PM on January 10, 2010

oh, thank god.

i was afraid that somebody had overheard you - leaving en masse - saying "Let's go get a curry!"

it is Melbourne, after all.
posted by UbuRoivas at 3:59 AM on January 11, 2010

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