A sort-of-wake for Terry Pratchett March 14, 2015 9:26 AM   Subscribe

I would like to arrange a meetup in the memory of Terry Pratchett. It was great going through his obit thread the other day. Terry's books influenced me a lot and helped me think about so many things in so many new ways. And I think, it would be a good idea to get together to give Terry a hearty, joyous send off. We could all come togather, assume names from list of characters from his writings, may be even dress like some of them and discuss, drink and celebrate life, his and our own.

We could do this in a pub or something. If there is enough interest, given that the weather seems to be getting better, we could hold it outdoors. May be someone could bring across some diskworld games which we could play.

The idea is to drink, reminisce about the good Sir Terry has brought to us and remember him as we have celebrate life.

I am a bit of novice when it comes to arranging a meet up and setting up IRL events. So I wanted to get inputs from people who have done this before. So,if you feel the same way as I do, lets come together to arrange this. I am in New York.
posted by TheLittlePrince to MetaFilter-Related at 9:26 AM (11 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

Fun idea! The way to organize this for an individual city, like NYC, is to open a thread on the IRL subsite suggesting a Pratchett meetup, and then the NYC Mefites will get a message about it (if they've chosen to get messages)... then you can go from there, with the specific venue/date planning with the interested folks.

This MeTa is a place to discuss more generally -- if people in other cities decide that this would be fun to do in their city too, or if you were wanting to talk about coordinating meetups among many cities.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 9:32 AM on March 14, 2015

I would love to do this. But I don't have much experience about good pubs or places where we can do this in NYC.

If someone can suggest a feasible place, I would love to create and manage the event for NYC.

And if we can do coordinated meetups among various cities, that great!!
posted by TheLittlePrince at 9:39 AM on March 14, 2015

You don't even have to have a venue in mind to start an event at IRL. Just choose the Proposed type and use your city as the location. People can chime in with suggestions and you can switch the type to Confirmed later once you have a date, time, and venue.
posted by pb (staff) at 9:45 AM on March 14, 2015

Done that. thanks for the inputs. I was being a bit dense about organizing an event. I thought it needed some prep work and approval from mods before you could launch a MeFi event.

Oh well, It will be great if we have multiple cities holding this wake for Terry.
posted by TheLittlePrince at 10:01 AM on March 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

Pointer to the proposed event. (good job! it is daunting if you've never done it before.)
posted by joseph conrad is fully awesome at 10:07 AM on March 14, 2015

Excellent suggestion! Hey Bay Area folks, maybe we want to do the same?
posted by Lexica at 7:00 PM on March 14, 2015 [1 favorite]

I'd be interested in doing something similar in Boston if there's a critical mass of people interested.
posted by firechicago at 11:46 PM on March 14, 2015

Sydney should damn well do it too.
posted by taff at 12:44 AM on March 15, 2015

Baltimore reporting in.
posted by Faint of Butt at 7:56 AM on March 15, 2015

I'm in for Sydney.
posted by kjs4 at 9:04 PM on March 15, 2015

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