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Anybody attending one of the MeFi gatherings, how about posting some pictures?
posted by luser to MetaFilter-Related at 7:44 AM (66 comments total)

Y'know...part of me wants to see what you people look like, but another part of me likes the mental pictures I've concocted for each of you.
posted by ColdChef at 11:08 AM on March 22, 2002


Chef,rest assured your mental pictures are innacurate, when I went to the NYC meet absolutely nobody looked like I expected, same thing when I've image-googled a few favorites, although I gotta say for a buncha webgeeks, we're a goodlooking bunch.
posted by jonmc at 11:19 AM on March 22, 2002


Good thing I didn't show up then.
posted by aaron at 11:33 AM on March 22, 2002


aaron, for some reason I picture you looking like my old buddy Ed who taught me most of what I know about computers, probably because your writing style reminds me of how he talks...and Ed has a really hot girlfreind.
posted by jonmc at 11:48 AM on March 22, 2002


Is there any interest in another Seattle MeFi gathering? I missed the last one, because I wasn't that aware of MetaTalk at the time...
posted by patrickje at 12:21 PM on March 22, 2002


Hey, would it be unreasonable to suggest "gatherings" as it's very own MetaTalk thread? It seems like there'd be enough interest and specific material (however intermittent) to feed it.

It'd be a nice bit of community for those of us unlikely to be able to attend one in the flesh anytime soon.
posted by dong_resin at 12:45 PM on March 22, 2002


BTW, for any interested, I'd love to set up something in the PacNW... Portland Oregon, more specifically, since I can't really afford to travel.

Looking at 3rd week of April. Any interested?
posted by SpecialK at 12:47 PM on March 22, 2002


Can you come up to Seattle SpecialK?

I am thinking end of april, beginning of may timeframe.
posted by patrickje at 12:50 PM on March 22, 2002


How about upper-midwest MeFi? Like, my ass is too lazy and too broke to get to Chicago. Even though it's only two hours away. Besides, the cultural divide between Wisconsin and Chicago is too big to try and bridge.


posted by rocketman at 1:00 PM on March 22, 2002


Here's a list of zip codes gathered from members who've entered it in. This should be of some help to anyone looking for members from their area.
posted by riffola at 1:06 PM on March 22, 2002


Uh, I meant to say category of thread up above, like MetaFilter-related, which gatherings are, I suppose, but maybe enough of their own thing that they should be grouped differently.
posted by dong_resin at 1:07 PM on March 22, 2002


I know there was some interest in a London meeting a while back but nothing ever got done. I'm still interested if anyone else is.
posted by nedrichards at 1:07 PM on March 22, 2002


How about "put your mugshot on your user page Fridays"?
posted by machaus at 1:16 PM on March 22, 2002


Ok, I know no one actually *lives* in 10019.


posted by rich at 1:32 PM on March 22, 2002


This thread is going somewhere fast...
posted by patrickje at 1:36 PM on March 22, 2002


How about "put your mugshot on your user page Fridays"?

Following Photoshop Thursdays?

posted by liam at 1:39 PM on March 22, 2002


I picture aaron like this, only younger.
posted by David Dark at 2:52 PM on March 22, 2002


What is 10019, downtown manhattan, off broadway? That's too high rent for this crowd. I'd like to know who lives in TAUPE. Maxim says that's in the best city in the country.
posted by luriete at 3:49 PM on March 22, 2002


I just want to suggest a spring edition of the New York MetaGathering. The last one happened right before I joined, and I'm still sad I missed it. Though I'm a bit of a recluse, I would come gladly out of the compound to drink with y'all. And I would take pictures.
posted by evanizer at 3:56 PM on March 22, 2002


I wonder where the Canadian MeFi'ers are situated? I'm curious whether Montreal (where I'm at) has any population? If memory serves, there's at least a handful in Toronto, and a few in Ottawa, but how 'bout in Canada's best city?
posted by Marquis at 3:58 PM on March 22, 2002


I would like to see a Manhattan gathering, please.....
posted by ParisParamus at 4:16 PM on March 22, 2002


rocketman:

You're from Madison? I just moved to seattle, I had lived in Madison for 8 years...I soooo prefer Madison over Seattle.
posted by patrickje at 4:59 PM on March 22, 2002


I know there are at least two other Montrealers here, Marquis.

I'm ex-Montreal myself, now in Calgary.
posted by sauril at 5:08 PM on March 22, 2002


Is there any interest in another Seattle MeFi gathering

yeah sure and it's easy to arrange. but why the end of april as opposed to say, next weekend? I vote for April 7th MeFiSeaThree. Any takers?
posted by jessamyn at 6:03 PM on March 22, 2002


I'm up for it (seattle MeFi) , just didn't think everyone had the same (read: blank) schedule as me.
posted by patrickje at 6:25 PM on March 22, 2002


London: I can make that, i'm in Oxford. Any others in S.E. England?
posted by dash_slot- at 6:37 PM on March 22, 2002


Aw, I'm with SpecialK. You Seattlites (orbiting, as it were, the glorious NW nexus that is my -- your -- OUR -- Portland, Oregon) should all haul ass on down to our burg on a weekend.

Cuz, y'know, I'm too lazy and broke to go to Seattle.
posted by cortex at 6:43 PM on March 22, 2002


MeFiSeaThree: Any chance of making it Sat. 6th, instead? (got to get back to the Tri-Cities and work on Monday morning...) Come to think of it, Portland would be good...
posted by normy at 6:49 PM on March 22, 2002


any of the NYC mefi-mob, I'll actually be in the big apple tommorrow afternoon, send an email maybe you can meet me and my pals for a drink..
posted by jonmc at 6:53 PM on March 22, 2002


should all haul ass on down to our burg on a weekend.

Portland?...cmon...let's be reasonable here...
posted by patrickje at 7:07 PM on March 22, 2002


Portland?...cmon...let's be reasonable here...

Heh... I could've suggested Kennewick...
posted by normy at 7:11 PM on March 22, 2002


patrickje:

I've been in Madison for six years; it's okay, if a little bit small for my tastes. I'd always thought the Pac NW would be a great place to flee to, but I'll think a little bit harder about that. Thanks for the tip.

Why the move?
posted by rocketman at 7:28 PM on March 22, 2002


Any chance of making it Sat. 6th, instead?

how about mid-day or early evening on the 7th so Portlanders could get back home at a reasonable hour [and carpool]? You know I took the bus up and back a few weeks ago and found the price really cheap, if youre not into the driving thing.
posted by jessamyn at 7:50 PM on March 22, 2002


My wife is from the Seattle area, and wanted to move back to be near her family.
posted by patrickje at 8:20 PM on March 22, 2002


Portland?...cmon...let's be reasonable here...

*grin* I am being reasonable.

That's my first weekend of homework. Driving 3 hours each way is pretty much out of the question along with full-time work and company coming later in the week.
posted by SpecialK at 8:54 PM on March 22, 2002


...(Hence the reason for me not attending the last two MeFiSea gatherings...)
posted by SpecialK at 8:55 PM on March 22, 2002


I'm not holding my breath for a Seoul get-together....
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 9:43 PM on March 22, 2002


I'm up for the Canada MeFi gathering, just as long as it wasn't Toronto you were calling "Canada's best city" :-)
posted by Succa at 9:50 PM on March 22, 2002


I'm not holding my breath for a Seoul get-together....


...cos he's a Seoul Man..... (nanana na-nanana) Seoul Man...

Someone had to do it..
posted by jonmc at 9:55 PM on March 22, 2002


Someone had to do it..

No Jon, no one had to do that... ;-)
posted by BlueTrain at 10:08 PM on March 22, 2002


So you're proposing a MeFi gathering in Toronto, right Marquis? ;)

(someone has to stick up for Toronto)
posted by Badmichelle at 10:31 PM on March 22, 2002


anyone attending e3 [los angeles] or defcon [las vegas]? i was considering doing a little weblogger/mefi gathering during one or the other.
posted by boogah at 10:32 PM on March 22, 2002


*cough* cincinnati...
posted by lotsofno at 12:03 AM on March 23, 2002


so noone has any pictures then? we could set up a msn community to share pics in. then even people that don't make the parties can be put on exhibit
posted by sadie01221975 at 12:03 AM on March 23, 2002


How many Cincinnati people are actually around here? Five? Six?

I'd be up for a meeting.
posted by keli at 1:05 AM on March 23, 2002


I'm up for an SE meeting in the UK - I study at Cambridge so somewhere nearby would be good, if it's during or near term time.
posted by adrianhon at 6:21 AM on March 23, 2002


I'm going to a conference this summer (Evolution 2002) and was wondering if any MeFites will be there. Perhaps I should put a blue dot on my nametag?
posted by nprigoda at 6:52 AM on March 23, 2002


Anybody want to do something in New England somewhere? Boston? Portland?
posted by anathema at 7:10 AM on March 23, 2002


keli, i think it's just you, me, benjh, mick(somethingorother),and possibly 2 or 3 other people. it's sparse over on this end, to say the least.
posted by lotsofno at 8:12 AM on March 23, 2002


What adrian said.
posted by Gaz at 9:33 AM on March 23, 2002


i am the only person in the metro atlanta area that comes here.
posted by jcterminal at 10:24 AM on March 23, 2002


Hell, stavros, I'll meet you in Seoul if you'll put me up and score tickets to some World Cup games.
posted by Ufez Jones at 11:12 AM on March 23, 2002


I'm employed, Ufez, but only just! And anyway, at the risk of sounding like a big gurlyman, sports and I parted ways a long time ago. My primary interest in the World Cup will be the culture clash that's gonna happen when thousands of drunken soccer hooligans descend on Hooker Hill in Itaewon.

I lived in Sydney during the Olympics and didn't go there, either.

I am a bad man.

(That said, if any MeFites are planning to come to Korea for the World Cup and are willing to talk about something other than soccer, about which I know nothing, I'll be happy to buy you a few beers. Drop me a line. The wife might (read, 'would') object to mystery lodgers in our rather small apartment, though...)

posted by stavrosthewonderchicken at 8:32 PM on March 23, 2002


I know all you web-savvy folk were just here a little while ago for sxsw, but a lot of us poor natives couldn't afford to go.
is anyone up for an austin get-together? anyone? anyone?
posted by j at 10:31 PM on March 23, 2002


I was at Chelsea Commons in NYC all nite tonight and not a single MeFite in attendance. Of course, no way for me to know, is there?
Ah well, good to be in the city and hello to the NYC MeFi Mob, wherever ya are. Me and the legendary Rob the EMT are having a blast. Cheers, y'all!!
posted by jonmc at 10:42 PM on March 23, 2002


Oh, you'd know me, jonmc... Too bad I couldn't make it. I'm going to NYC on Tuesday, so a weekend trip would have been redundant. We need to plan ahead for Manhattan MeFi. C'mon people. PLAN! PLAN!

posted by evanizer at 4:20 AM on March 24, 2002


Why don't we just set a date for a Manhattan MeFi a month from now? late April-ish. That should be enough advance warning. Any preference for weekdays vs. weekends?
posted by lizs at 5:37 PM on March 24, 2002


jcterminal: no you're not. I'm here in the A-T-L.
posted by zpousman at 7:51 PM on March 24, 2002


I'm good for either a weekday or a weekend, lizs. How 'bout everyone else?
posted by evanizer at 9:48 PM on March 24, 2002


Anyone have any more concrete ideas, dates on the MeFi Seattle?
posted by patrickje at 12:40 AM on March 25, 2002


Seattle! I will be there. I know I promised to be there last time, but food poisoning from raw oysters laid me low. I like that suggestion of a Sunday afternoon get together...just to throw this out there, my favorite Sunday watering hole is the Trolleyman Pub at the Redhook Brewery in Fremont...they're never busy on Sundays, and the beer is good, and the ambience is great. There are no distractions (darts, etc.) so maybe it's not a good choice...but just a thought!

posted by vito90 at 6:46 AM on March 25, 2002


62 comments into this thread, and we have seen no pictures.
posted by rodii at 7:04 AM on March 25, 2002


Yes, but it looks like there will be many more gatherings from which pictures will not be shown. So, that's something.
posted by luser at 7:38 AM on March 25, 2002


I intend to put a blue dot on my nametag at all conventions I attend from now on, regardless of the anticipated presence of other Metafilterians. It'll give me an air of mystery, I think.
posted by MrMoonPie at 10:09 AM on March 25, 2002


groovy plan.
posted by kv at 1:17 AM on March 26, 2002


Good grief, 10 zipcode listings for little old Champaign-Urbana, Illinois? I'd have never guessed it was that high...

posted by dglynn at 7:21 AM on March 26, 2002


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