Update on New Years Gala Planning December 18, 2020 12:06 PM   Subscribe

Getting our party boxes out of the attic - planning for the Mefi New Years Gala continues. Please send in your pet pics, call in with a joke or New Years resolutions/wishes, and join us inside for more on the planning for this January 2 event!

We’re rolling together a bunch of elements into an amorphous ball of fun - the basic idea is a nougaty center of live video podcasting with cortex and jessamyn, with a bunch of other various fun bits stuck in.

Please send in (to admin@mefi.us with subject line GALA PICS or GALA MENU):
- your pet pics
- gala food/drink recipes
- Also welcoming other pics or submissions. A garden? A meal? A missed thing? A wish? Anything we can stick in a slideshow is fair game!

Tell us a joke! We’re asking for audio clips to play. Record an mp3 and send it to us (to admin@mefi.us with subject line GALA), or call in to 503-765-6842 and leave a message. Tell a joke or tell us a New Years resolution or a wish for 2021. We’ll play the recordings we get throughout the event.

EM is setting up some improv games! If you are the kind of person who would really enjoy a public improv session on zoom, please sign up via the Contact Form!

Jessamyn will be doing some MeFi trivia, so scour the wiki and fire up your memory of classic Metafilter history.

If you have content you want to submit, or you want to get on the schedule to perform, please contact us directly with your pitch/file! We’ll be having a technical rehearsal the week of 12/28 and want to get everyone lined up by then.

The event will begin at 10:00am Pacific time (convert to your local time) and run as long as we have content for! We’ll be running interactive segments in Zoom, streaming them to YouTube, and the event video will be available afterwards for a limited time for people who can’t see it live.

If you have questions, comments, or ideas, let us hear them. This is a first for us so if we've forgotten anything, we're happy to be reminded!
posted by restless_nomad (staff) to MetaFilter-Related at 12:06 PM (17 comments total) 10 users marked this as a favorite

I would like to submit this photo of our dog, The estimable Professor Rango Django, in his holiday finest. Where do I send it?

(Special guest stars: me, Comrade Doll, and Action Horse, visible in a portrait in the bg.)
posted by DirtyOldTown at 12:35 PM on December 18, 2020 [11 favorites]

Ha good catch, I've updated the post - please send pics etc to admin@mefi.us with subject line GALA PICS. Thank you! The Professor is a glossy Christmas icon.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 12:40 PM on December 18, 2020 [1 favorite]

Aw, DirtyOldTown, I would like to introduce Professor Rango Django to the dearly departed Mr. Django Wango who passed away in April of 2019. Excellent name and I can tell they would have been great buds.
posted by mygothlaundry at 2:02 PM on December 18, 2020 [9 favorites]

Can I assume that The Estimable Professor Rango Django's degree is in Fashion?
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:33 PM on December 18, 2020 [2 favorites]

Wait we are supposed to send pet pics by email and not post them here oops
posted by Rumple at 2:54 PM on December 18, 2020 [8 favorites]

RUMPLE, the post clearly says to email pet pics and not to post them in the thread. Posting them here would be ridiculous, because then this thread would have all kinds of distractingly marvelous pet pics! We wouldn't want that...
posted by LooseFilter at 8:11 AM on December 19, 2020 [16 favorites]

Really excited for this!
posted by ichomp at 8:40 PM on December 23, 2020

So to be clear we are NOT supposed to post pet pics here? Just want to be sure I’m doing this right.
posted by lizifer at 3:18 PM on December 27, 2020 [3 favorites]

This sounds like a great thing! I will try to attend.
posted by JHarris at 11:34 AM on December 28, 2020

(if you've got pet pics please do actually send them by email too!)
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 6:18 AM on December 30, 2020

Reminder: various folks (looking at you, thivaia!) have promised to wear festive items during the gala. I am one of those folks. Feel free to dress however you want, including in goofy, elegant, fanciful or mysterious ways. Optional, of course, but I think it will cheer me a little to have a reason to dress differently than usual. YMMV. xoxoxo
posted by Bella Donna at 1:20 PM on December 30, 2020 [1 favorite]

How does one watch/join this Gala?
posted by eviemath at 12:34 PM on December 31, 2020 [2 favorites]

Yeah I remembered the gala but don't know how to access it.
posted by crunchy potato at 5:57 PM on December 31, 2020

The Gala is on January 2!!!!
posted by Eyebrows McGee (staff) at 5:59 PM on December 31, 2020 [1 favorite]

Ok, groovy. How do we access it?
posted by palmcorder_yajna at 8:03 AM on January 2, 2021

We'll post a link to the Youtube stream here when it starts at 10am pacific, and put a link in the banner and sidebar too.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 8:05 AM on January 2, 2021 [1 favorite]

Link to the Youtube stream which will be starting in about 20 minutes.
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 9:40 AM on January 2, 2021

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