Chicago meetup May 2001 April 27, 2001 11:27 AM   Subscribe

Since there is a Seattle meeting brewing, I'd like to get a Chicago Metafilter get-together in the works. One possibility is a poetry reading being given by jason on 5/11, but then again we wouldn't get much of a chance to talk. (There was some talk of one last year that didn't get going, so I'll dig up that e-mail and send it around with a pointer to this thread.)
posted by dhartung to MetaFilter-Related at 11:27 AM (23 comments total)

You just want to get me some place so you can rob my house!

I'll come anyway.
posted by thirteen at 11:49 AM on April 27, 2001

Where's your house then?

Wish I could come. Ann Arbor's a nice train ride away. But my wife would laugh scornfully if I suggested it.
posted by rodii at 1:03 PM on April 27, 2001

I'm game, but I have a goofy work schedule, so don't count on me.
posted by luke at 1:06 PM on April 27, 2001

I'm definitely in, so long as nachos are involved in some way. And Leinenkugel's. Or Dos Equis.

Surely there are more than a handful of MeFiFolk in Chicago....
posted by hijinx at 10:26 AM on April 30, 2001

I'd kinda like it if we all went to a cubs game or something.
Anyway, whom would one contact about this?
posted by tiaka at 4:28 PM on April 30, 2001

I'm interested. I'll be in and out of Chicago all summer, mostly "in."

How about a dance? The Chicago MeFi Semi-Formal? I always had a horrible time at my high school proms and dances and I'm always looking for an opportunity to make it right...
posted by jbushnell at 7:53 AM on May 1, 2001

Oh, like the Kev-Head Prom, only not sponsored by a corporate entity and hosted by an arguably washed up radio "personality"? Hm!
posted by hijinx at 1:09 PM on May 1, 2001

i'll be there a couple weeks in june and would love to make it, since i don't think there will be a MeFi Tulsa or OK gathering anytime soon.
posted by Sean Meade at 8:45 AM on May 2, 2001

With sufficient notice, I might be able to make the trip up from St. Louis; besides, I've been considering a Chicago road trip on general principles (or lack thereof).
posted by harmful at 12:30 PM on May 2, 2001

I'll be in Chicago at the end of August. My bro is getting married so I got to get back home for that.
posted by john at 1:04 PM on May 2, 2001

OK, I'm thinking I just need to pick a date and set up a Yahoo! invite. Is about 2 weeks from now good for the locals? We can have another one later.
posted by dhartung at 9:05 PM on May 9, 2001

I'm up for it, seeing as I actually live here and only need to jump on the el.
posted by mapalm at 9:17 PM on May 9, 2001

Count me in, and probably wantwit as well, since he lives about 20 feet away from me in our U of C dorm.
posted by ktheory at 11:15 PM on May 9, 2001

i'm in; aladfar will come with me (i'll speak for him since i know i can talk him into it and will probably be his ride). any evening after seven / anytime on the weekend is good.
posted by patricking at 11:46 PM on May 9, 2001

ktheory got word to me. i'm game.
posted by wantwit at 11:52 PM on May 9, 2001

Yeah, good thing you didn't set it for the reading... directly after the gig, I'll be going out partying. I'd be all "Hi! Bye!" No good.

Dan, if you're going to set a date, I beseech ya to set it soon, as I'm supposed to fly out to DC at some point soon, and this will help me in scheduling so I can buy tickets. (June looks all sorts of open for me, though.)
posted by jason at 2:18 PM on May 10, 2001

end of june for me. and preferably in the city (don't know how many suburbanites are out there) as i don't own a car but would gladly CTA it to meet and drink and carry on.

how many of us here are natives, by the by?
posted by thc at 3:41 PM on May 10, 2001

i'm in town except memorial day weekend, have a guest for gay pride weekend (around june 24) and am out of town for a wedding beginning of july.

not native, by the way: a transplant from east tennessee.
posted by patricking at 8:30 PM on May 10, 2001

I'm a mostly-native. Moved from St. Louis when I was seven, and have been a suburbrat except for eight months in '93-4, then up until last August. I'm now enjoying Rogers Park's cheap rent.
posted by jason at 8:53 AM on May 11, 2001

Late June wouldn't work for me because I'm going back to NY. But early June would.

If most people are better with late June, then go ahead and meet then. (Don't mind me, *sniffle*)
posted by ktheory at 8:57 AM on May 11, 2001

I am a native - though I went full who's gonna take the lead on this?
posted by mapalm at 2:01 PM on May 11, 2001

regarding the dates: i'd know in a week or two.
posted by wantwit at 3:11 PM on May 11, 2001

damn Monty Python and damn my flight to Dulles. hope you can get one organized. (assuming so) have fun without me y'all.
posted by wantwit at 2:48 PM on May 18, 2001

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