Nerds in Chapel Hill, unit! July 21, 2010 6:12 AM   Subscribe

Metafilter's own asavage will be in Chapel Hill in September. Let's meet up and listen to him and Jamie talk about stuff!

On September 19 the University of North Carolina, as part of their first ever North Carolina Science Festival, is holding "An Afternoon with Adam and Jamie" at the Dean Smith Center. Tickets go on sale on the 26th of this month. Let's make a meet up out of it! Hell, if we catch asavage's attention, maybe he would come! (well, technically, he'll be there, but how cool if we could get him to come out for a beer with us afterwards!)
posted by msali to MetaFilter Gatherings at 6:12 AM (38 comments total) 1 user marked this as a favorite

Aw. No love for the Hyneman? He'll be there, too, apparently.

It'd be worth the 4½ hour drive to Chapel Hill from DC for me. I'd even be willing to car pool and share the cost of gas if any DC yokels are interested.
posted by crunchland at 6:28 AM on July 21, 2010


Let's meet up and listen to him and Jamie talk about stuff!

...is holding "An Afternoon with Adam and Jamie" at the Dean Smith Center...
posted by nitsuj at 7:05 AM on July 21, 2010


Google Maps suggests it would be about a 13 hour drive for me. I'm... considering it, actually.
posted by FishBike at 7:55 AM on July 21, 2010


purpletangerine and I would love to try and make it to the event and the meetup.
posted by odinsdream at 7:57 AM on July 21, 2010


crunchland is on a roll this morning.
posted by Aizkolari at 7:59 AM on July 21, 2010


Does John Edwards live in Chapel Hill?
posted by anniecat at 8:41 AM on July 21, 2010


I live about an hour from Chapel Hill. I'm seriously considering this...
posted by jeoc at 9:07 AM on July 21, 2010


Yeah, sorry. I should have read more closely. Guess it's me who has no love for the Hyneman.
posted by crunchland at 9:23 AM on July 21, 2010


Crunchland, no worries!
Anniecat, John Edwards DOES live in CH, but I think that he and Elizabeth are trying to sell their eighty squillion dollar mansion right now.
You know, if enough mefi-ers were to come to the Triangle for this event, I might just have to talk my husband into putting some of you up at our house. He's well aware of my internet friends, and he even understood the significance of getting a picture of Cortex when he sat on my porch. Cortex! On my porch! I still shiver at the thought.
posted by msali at 9:37 AM on July 21, 2010


Don't worry, anniecat, it's actually pretty easy to avoid Mr. Edwards, even in Chapel Hill.

There's some kind of "science day" on 9/25 that includes "science-related musical acts".

McCorkle Place and other points across UNC's campus will be full of science activities, demonstrations, performances and more!

Demonstrations including catapults and trebuchets, virtual reality, wave simulation machine and advanced imaging...

Tours of University departments, including Marine Sciences, Physics and Astronomy, Mathematics, Archaeology and Anthropology, Biology...


link

I mean, if you're coming anyway... or live here...

The Science Festival sounds kind of interesting - "the first-ever statewide science festival in the United States". Huh.
posted by amtho at 10:59 AM on July 21, 2010


msali: "Nerds in Chapel Hill, unit!"

Is this a typo, or a North Carolina joke I don't get?
posted by Plutor at 11:02 AM on July 21, 2010


No Plutor, it was a typo. My kingdom for a fifteen minute edit window!
posted by msali at 11:40 AM on July 21, 2010


i'd say this one is confirmed.
posted by the aloha at 12:33 PM on July 21, 2010


So does that mean I can go ahead and post this to IRL?
posted by msali at 12:54 PM on July 21, 2010


Whee! I'll make it to a meetup!
posted by Stewriffic at 12:56 PM on July 21, 2010


I'm going to try to make this...
posted by Comrade_robot at 1:33 PM on July 21, 2010


YES. I read about this today in the CH News!
posted by pinky at 2:10 PM on July 21, 2010


Post it!
posted by jeoc at 2:42 PM on July 21, 2010


Promise me one of you will buy him some Eastern Carolina barbecue....and btw, those two crazy kids need to come to Fayetteville and do some Army mythbusters. It would be a great morale booster!
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 3:08 PM on July 21, 2010


Promise me one of you will buy him some Eastern Carolina barbecue

I will not do this, because I do not approve of Carolina "barbecue" in any direction.
posted by jeoc at 3:51 PM on July 21, 2010


jeoc, you are to be much pitied. Either that or someone gave you western nc barbecue and you didn't know any different.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 4:01 PM on July 21, 2010


I am from Texas - also known as that place where folks know how to cook meat properly so that it is palatable without an overabundance of vinegar.

I keed!

I love pulled pork, but I haven't found a passable BBQ place since I moved here, and in Houston there were decent BBQ places in virtually every strip mall.

Despite its vaunted status as a barbecue destination, North Carolina doesn't seem to have the same kind of everyday barbecue culture that Texas does. And for that, North Carolina is much to be pitied.

Although perhaps you can recommend to me a good barbecue place, and then you shall have to pity me no more.
posted by jeoc at 4:18 PM on July 21, 2010


I just know where I go in Fayetteville. Barbecue Hut. It's a little fast food hole in the wall but I like it. There are other good places but that's what I like, and what I missed and mourned during the years of my exile in Florida.
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 5:31 PM on July 21, 2010


(or somebody needs to invite you to a pig picking. Oh, what a wonderful idea for a meetup....maybe one day....)
posted by St. Alia of the Bunnies at 5:33 PM on July 21, 2010


I'm very much up for this. Where do I need to camp out in order to buy tickets?
posted by Rock Steady at 5:39 PM on July 21, 2010


Evidently, tarheelblue.com will be carrying the ticket sales online, no need to camp out, Rock Steady.
posted by msali at 6:10 PM on July 21, 2010


I can't believe I'm missing this.
posted by greta simone at 11:48 PM on July 21, 2010


I can't believe all you guys are arguing about the best way to cook eggplant.
posted by shakespeherian at 12:14 PM on July 22, 2010


There.
posted by thivaia at 12:31 PM on July 22, 2010


Although perhaps you can recommend to me a good barbecue place, and then you shall have to pity me no more.

This place. I'm not even going to try and defend my choice, just go.
posted by NoMich at 2:59 PM on July 22, 2010


Ticket sales available Monday, July 26, 2010 at 10:00 am.
posted by crunchland at 5:59 PM on July 25, 2010


Tickets purchased! I'll be bringing my 9-year-old daughter along (she's a bigger Mythbusters fan that I am) so I may not be up for a hard-drinkin' post-show meetup, but we'd love to join y'all for some kind of eating situation, particularly if asavage can make it -- my daughter will be SO star-struck, if so!
posted by Rock Steady at 8:22 AM on July 26, 2010


I got my tickets too. I would LOVE LOVE LOVE it if asavage would meet up with us afterwards, but I suspect that the US$ 100 ticket-holders will be getting their pictures taken with him in the meet and greet after the event. He probably won't even be free to say hi to us :(
posted by msali at 11:40 AM on July 26, 2010


Tickets purchased! purpletangerine and I will see you there.

Looking forward to the after-event event.
posted by odinsdream at 10:01 AM on August 1, 2010


Have y'all posted this to IRL yet?
posted by Stewriffic at 8:16 AM on August 8, 2010


Has anyone gotten their tickets yet? I ordered mine pretty much the second they went on sale, and I haven't seen them show up in my mailbox yet.
posted by msali at 12:50 PM on August 17, 2010


msali:

We purchased them for immediate online printing and printed them after the checkout process. Maybe you can call the ticket office and ask them to print and fax to you, or place at will-call ?
posted by odinsdream at 12:29 PM on August 19, 2010


Got my tickets in the mail today. Posted to IRL. Go check it out.
posted by msali at 7:58 PM on August 19, 2010


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