San Antonio meetup? January 13, 2003 3:39 PM   Subscribe

OK, so the thread about the MeFiNY gathering has me feeling envious and alienated (in a good way?). I can see from a search of users that there are plenty of people logging in out of Austin, but is anyone besides me from good ol' San Antonio? Could a MeFiSA be possible, even if all it aspires to is coffee at Jim's?
posted by botono9 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 3:39 PM (28 comments total)

Hmm... I'm smelling coffee for one ;-)

Just kidding - I too missed out on the NY gathering, and am jealous. Lame, stupid Los Angeles, it's like on the other side of the world from NYC!!
posted by jonson at 4:55 PM on January 13, 2003

botono9...i am in new orleans but would drive into austin, houston, san antonio, etc. for a MeFiTX meetup.

there was talk on #mefi about a meetup somewhere in Texas a while back, so i'm pretty sure there are others besides me who would be interrested.
posted by darainwa at 5:29 PM on January 13, 2003

New Orleans?

Did someone say "MetaGras?"
posted by ColdChef at 5:33 PM on January 13, 2003

Jonson, we've had a couple of MeFi Los Angeles meets, but with nowhere near the turnout (or, apparently, fun) of a NY shindig.

I'm always up for another, and I know Eyeballkid would show.
posted by Kafkaesque at 6:18 PM on January 13, 2003

better watch out that people don't confuse the MeFiSA for the always popular MeFiSEA.
posted by jessamyn at 6:53 PM on January 13, 2003

Part of me hopes I'm the only MeFier from San Antonio. I'll be one of a kind!
posted by botono9 at 7:20 PM on January 13, 2003

I'm in Houston. . .let's work this thing.

I'm more comfortable around my own race, though -- can we have someone manning the door?
posted by LittleMissCranky at 8:09 PM on January 13, 2003

Um, that was a joke, by the way.
posted by LittleMissCranky at 8:17 PM on January 13, 2003

Does the W3C need to add to the list of semantic tags? We can all just view the source and be relieved that we needn't fill mathowie's hard drives with yet another diatribe!

Back to the topic of a MeFiTX meet. It seems like Austin would be the ideal place to have this, seeing as it's central to the major cities (Austin, San Antonio, Dallas, Houston) and has a plethora of places to gather.

posted by botono9 at 9:14 PM on January 13, 2003

Why don't you all just come to Los Angeles? We have a bunch of delicious burger joints. {humorous Texan-baiting} Plus, not so many damn Texans around, to irritate you with their Texan ways{/humorous Texan-baiting}.
posted by jonson at 9:37 PM on January 13, 2003

so all my MeFi peeps from Texas (and the surrounding area), if there is enough interrest, when do we propose this meetup take place?
posted by darainwa at 10:19 PM on January 13, 2003

I would certainly second a MeFiLA meetup!
posted by faustessa at 2:18 PM on January 14, 2003

I'd be up for a New Orleans meetup. Up
posted by mblandi at 2:19 PM on January 14, 2003

I was just wondering this morning whilst brushing my teeth if anyone else would be up for a MeFiLA bash. Now I know... so I will be sure to stay the hell away from you crazy people be there with bells on!
posted by scody at 2:41 PM on January 14, 2003

I'd gladly go back to my roots for a little MetaMotown.
posted by adampsyche at 6:35 PM on January 14, 2003

i'm in houston, yay.
posted by rhyax at 6:59 PM on January 14, 2003

For the MeFiTX meet I would suggest sometime this spring when the weather will be nice (here's hoping). March or April? We need some time to make sure everyone knows about it.
posted by botono9 at 7:30 PM on January 14, 2003

I will be in LA for a few days around Valetine's Day, would this time be good for anyone else for a meet?
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 7:57 PM on January 14, 2003

Just to be clear, when you people say "LA" do you mean Louisiana? Or Los Angeles?

Cause I can't make it to Louisiana.
posted by jonson at 8:40 PM on January 14, 2003

Hmm.. Now that I've looked at some profile pages, I'm thinking you all mean the city of angels, as opposed to the state of Tabasco. That being said, the 15th (day after Valentine's) is a Saturday. I know I'll be in town... Sounds like a couple other people will. Who's up for it? And where's a good place?
posted by jonson at 8:49 PM on January 14, 2003

botono9: about the third weekend in march, say the 21st or 22nd? any thoughts on where to actualy have the MeFiTX meet? (austin or houston i am guessing.)
posted by darainwa at 9:05 PM on January 14, 2003

Many of the Dallas MeFites come to the DFWblogs monthly events, so, in a way, we get together regularly.

I bet Mathowie and many other MeFites are in Austin the second weekend of March for SXSW.
posted by LeiaS at 9:08 PM on January 14, 2003

The 15th is fine by me jonson. Where is a different story, since I am not from there. Open to suggestions. Anyone else want to get together in Los Angeles on Feb. 15?
posted by RunsWithBandageScissors at 11:42 PM on January 14, 2003

Feb 15 in Los Angeles- yes. I vote (selfishly) for West Hollywood or Hollywood. But then, I am also willing to travel.
posted by faustessa at 12:06 AM on January 15, 2003

Oooo!! SXSW! I always miss it. What a nice opportunity to kill two birds with one stone.
posted by botono9 at 7:50 AM on January 15, 2003

Ack! Feb. 15 is my birthday! Which is lovely and all, but it means I already have plans with out-of-town friends. So if you other city o' angels folks want to get together that weekend, raise a glass for me. Otherwise pick the next weekend, and I'll raise a glass with you.
posted by scody at 10:29 AM on January 15, 2003

In the past, we have gotten together at Renée's Courtyard Cafe in Santa Monica. Email me if you want to chat about it.
posted by Kafkaesque at 12:41 PM on January 15, 2003

I live in Austin and I'd love to get together with any group of MeFites who want to hang. Yes, SXSW is scheduled for March. Perhaps an evening at a local restaurant could be planned for all willing MeFites to meet. There are lots of good options. We need to get organized and make this happen... I get the feeling that has completely fallen off of everyone's radar, and we need a better solution anyway.

Is there and Austin or Texas community blog?
posted by Jonasio at 1:14 AM on February 3, 2003

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