Austin meetup in late July? July 13, 2010 7:09 PM   Subscribe

Anybody up for an Austin meetup in late July? I just moved here and I thought it would be fun to meet some of the local MeFi crew.

Any good recommendations for the location?
posted by the biscuit man to MetaFilter Gatherings at 7:09 PM (23 comments total) 3 users marked this as a favorite

Yes. We usually do this at a bar/pub. I currently work until 5:30pm on the weekends; anyone care if we did it after that?

Welcome to Austin! You made it just in time for the hottest part of the summer!

obligatory Austin was sooooo much cooler back in the day before you moved here comment
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 7:13 PM on July 13, 2010

I just moved here a week ago, and I would love to meet some Austin MeFites. Obviously, I don't have any suggestions for a location, but I could attend almost any evening in late July.

Also, I can confirm that Austin was cooler before I moved here.
posted by lewistate at 7:32 PM on July 13, 2010

Add me to the list -- been in Austin for a couple of years, but just joined MeFi in the last week.

There was a big ol' ice storm right before I relocated -- Austin definitely was cooler before I moved here.
posted by Several Unnamed Sources at 8:19 PM on July 13, 2010

If it's the weekend of the 30th-31st? Maybe? (I'm flying to Oregon Saturday just in time to miss a meetup there)
posted by Devils Rancher at 9:11 PM on July 13, 2010

I'm watching the developing discussion - I'll need to either give someone planning to attend $20 beforehand or will drop it off wherever the meet-up ends up.

(my schedule has me out of town on the 24th, booked on the 31st, and both broke & pregnant the rest of the time or I'd be there with bells on to meet up and linger ;])
posted by batmonkey at 11:59 PM on July 13, 2010

Whenever it turns out to be, I'll try to make it.
posted by adamrice at 8:57 AM on July 14, 2010

Look people, it was cooler EVERYWHERE before they moved here. That's the point of global warming!
please ignore the oversimplified idiocy of that statement

I'd like to finally make it to a meetup. Just not next week. I gotta leave town.
posted by Seamus at 1:12 PM on July 14, 2010

I'd be interested. My schedule is pretty open this month, at least on the weekends. Midweek is karaoke league (and if you're interested, come tonight to the Canary Roost. We're the purple team, vote for us!)
posted by immlass at 2:26 PM on July 14, 2010

Ha, a friend is in the Karaoke league. I may see you there eventually.
Good luck.
posted by Seamus at 3:04 PM on July 14, 2010

It was cooler in Austin before I moved here from my mom's uterus. No really, the heyday of the legendary "cool" Austin was definitely well before the early/mid '80s.

I might go to this meetup, but I will probably wuss out at the last moment.

/useless comment
posted by ishotjr at 5:42 PM on July 14, 2010

If we're talking about after 5:30 pm on a weekend, let's do Sunday, not Saturday. Or a Thursday, even. I hear that some people (not me, but um, other people), have things to do on weekends.
posted by donajo at 7:46 AM on July 15, 2010

How about 7/25, Sunday at 6pm? Now we just need to decide on a place.
posted by the biscuit man at 7:13 PM on July 15, 2010

These were the last 6 meet-ups, to help rule out/in anything:

Ginger Man (just a couple folks showed up)
Horseshoe Lounge
Hoover's/Ginger Man/Fado (the legendary SXSW meetup)
Crown & Anchor (just a couple folks showed up)
Dog & Duck
posted by batmonkey at 12:48 PM on July 16, 2010

For 6:00 on a Sunday, it is more likely that I would be able to make it to a southside event.
Kid friendly even better.

I'd vote Freddy's.
posted by Seamus at 1:34 PM on July 16, 2010

It'll be way warmer than the last one at Freddy's, that's for sure!

Anyone object?

(if nothing by tomorrow mid-day, I'll lock it in to get it on the calendar...unless someone beats me to it)
posted by batmonkey at 5:41 PM on July 16, 2010

Now that I've gone and stuck my nose out for a Sunday, I can't make it on the 25th. Sorry, folks! Catch you next time!
posted by donajo at 6:02 PM on July 16, 2010

Barring a last-minute karaoke rehearsal, the 25th is fine for me. Hoping to see people then!
posted by immlass at 8:31 PM on July 16, 2010

So, looks like 7/25, 6pm, Freddy's!
posted by batmonkey at 1:10 PM on July 17, 2010

Sweet, won't need blankets this time.

The darling BF is currently deep, deep in thesis-driven existential panic. It might be a nice escape.

For me at least. <3>
posted by fontophilic at 9:43 PM on July 19, 2010

IRL post - it would be nice if folks would RSVP, b/c Freddie's handles tables somewhat better if there's a rough headcount.

I'm trying my best to make it possible to linger for a bit, because I'd really love to visit with y'all!
posted by batmonkey at 11:17 AM on July 20, 2010

i'll be there
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 8:40 AM on July 24, 2010

spoke too soon, can't make it
posted by spikeleemajortomdickandharryconnickjrmints at 2:40 PM on July 25, 2010

i figured we'd lose some to the rain.

for those who are still coming, plan on being inside - if i get there first, i'll ask for a 10-top, but be prepared to be broken up into two tables if that many really show.
posted by batmonkey at 3:00 PM on July 25, 2010

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