International MetaFilter Meetup day is in 19 days April 15, 2004 10:49 AM   Subscribe

Meetup.com tells me that International MetaFilter Meetup day is in 19 days. I'm actually willing to leave the compound and venture forth to the Dallas meeting...who's with me? Where else are gatherings planned? Anyone have any idea how we could wirelessly do our gatherings together?
posted by dejah420 to MetaFilter Gatherings at 10:49 AM (33 comments total)

I'm in!
posted by LeiaS at 11:05 AM on April 15, 2004


I'm in for Austin. Mmm, beer.
posted by majcher at 12:43 PM on April 15, 2004


I'll be in NYC from April 30-May 3rd, anyone want to get together for some drinks on saturday night?
posted by mathowie (staff) at 1:03 PM on April 15, 2004


Austin, baby.

Too bad the Saxon Pub isn't on the list @ Meetup.com. We're playing that night after Honey Browne, that'd be cool!
posted by psychotic_venom at 1:07 PM on April 15, 2004


I'll be in NYC from April 30-May 3rd, anyone want to get together for some drinks on saturday night?

Send me an e-mail, matt, it'd be an honor to buy you a cuppa joe or sdomething.
posted by jonmc at 1:31 PM on April 15, 2004


dejah's finally coming into the city? You know I'm there.
posted by Ufez Jones at 2:12 PM on April 15, 2004


It must be time for another UK gathering too - anyone for London on 4th May?
posted by cbrody at 2:22 PM on April 15, 2004


dejah, leia, whoever else is coming to Dallas for this, let's organize via e-mail like last time. The meetup site is horrible and I don't wanna hog up MeTa too much. So e-mail me at ufezjonesyahoocom and I'll get a list together so we can begin discussing locations.
posted by Ufez Jones at 3:08 PM on April 15, 2004


whoops..make that e-mail addy ufezjones{at}yahoo{dot}com. Brainfart.
posted by Ufez Jones at 3:10 PM on April 15, 2004


I'm in for a NYC gathering. Just moved here a couple months ago.
posted by bingo at 3:14 PM on April 15, 2004


yeah, we can do a practice run for when i_cola and sgt come. : >
posted by amberglow at 3:25 PM on April 15, 2004


I'm in for a NYC gathering

I was seriously thinking the other day "whatever happened to the filmic storyteller on mefi?" Great to hear you're still alive and kicking bingo.
posted by mathowie (staff) at 3:43 PM on April 15, 2004


I'm up for an Austin meetup. I quit getting the meetup notices since they never seemed to come to pass. And, psycotic we don't need to just go to places that meetup.com recommends but I don't think Saxon has wireless access if we wished to connect to other MeFi cities.

Would someplace like Halcyon work in the ATX?
posted by birdherder at 4:21 PM on April 15, 2004


Yo, I'm up for an Austin meetup too. Wherever, just let me know, I'm not picky.
posted by beth at 4:37 PM on April 15, 2004


Any other St. Losers?
posted by pieoverdone at 4:51 PM on April 15, 2004


It seems there's going to be one in Chicago ... what are the details for that?
posted by kenko at 6:20 PM on April 15, 2004


anyone for London on 4th May
Given that No 1 will be in London some time in June, I thought it might be quite nice to organise a meetup for then. I don't know what anybody else (esp. Matt) thinks about this, but that's my preference.
posted by seanyboy at 6:26 PM on April 15, 2004


Saxon Pub sounds great for an Austin meetup, regardless of what meetup says. Not only will there be mefite music and mmm, beer, it's right around the corner from my house. Win!
posted by majcher at 6:44 PM on April 15, 2004


I'd definitely love to buy you a drink as well, Matt.

Us Noo Yawkers can set something up, or we can follow your lead -- whatever you'd like.
posted by Vidiot at 7:36 PM on April 15, 2004


Just make sure the town's clean for we come in alright?!?
posted by i_cola at 12:25 AM on April 16, 2004


Yeah, I would go for a meetup to meet our fearless leader in June. Twice in two months is pushing it.
posted by adrianhon at 1:31 AM on April 16, 2004


When is Matt coming to London? And will he be up for a few beers, I wonder...?
posted by cbrody at 4:42 AM on April 16, 2004


Anyone in eastern Canada up for something?
posted by ODiV at 7:19 AM on April 16, 2004


Look forward to seeing you in Londres, mathowie...
posted by dash_slot- at 8:59 AM on April 16, 2004


Great to hear you're still alive and kicking bingo.

aw, shucks. :)
posted by bingo at 10:18 AM on April 16, 2004


Dallas, I'm in.
posted by thomcatspike at 2:16 PM on April 16, 2004


Dallas, I'm in.

Whoo hoo! :)
posted by dejah420 at 7:31 PM on April 16, 2004


New York City checking in. Here are some proposals. Jon, Vidiot: please weigh in early so we can get a consensus. It'd be great if we could get some of the old-time bloggers in NYC to come, people like Anil, Jason, and Cam (although I imagine, Matt, you might be seeing these fellows elsewhere).

Date: May 1
Time: 8 p.m.

Possible locations:

Enid's, on the edge of Williamsburg and Greenpoint in Brooklyn, intersection of Manhattan and Driggs Aves. Advantages: no longer so fashionable, so unless there's a show at Warsaw, it's rarely crowded that early. Drinks are cheap. Disadvantages: It's in Brooklyn. Manhattanites will have to put on their moon suits so as to be able to survive in the foreign atmosphere of low-key conviviality and tepid hipness.

Pioneer Bar, the Bowery just above Spring Street. We've met at this one before. Disadvantages: now gets supremely and hugely overpacked by 10 p.m. However, that means humanoids sexed according to your personal preference are more likely to be available for scoping and macking. Advantages: big, big, space. Centrally located so that Manhattanites don't have to make up wills before leaving town.

Mehanata, at Canal and Broadway. Choire at Gawker says this placed closed, but I can find no confirmation of whether it was for good. Disadvantages: it's absolutely insane, though past it's buzz peak. This is not your local. Advantages: Our Dear Leader will not suffer from boredom.

Other suggestions welcome.
posted by Mo Nickels at 4:55 AM on April 17, 2004


i think my visa for Brooklyn has expired...how long is the wait for one nowadays? and Mehanata! Mehanata!
posted by amberglow at 7:53 AM on April 17, 2004


Pfui. I disdain "buzz" and "hipness" I vote for either Enid's or the Bohemian Hall beer garden in Astoria -- hearty Czech food, good Czech beer (they have Budvar! On tap!), and it's glorious when the weather is nice.
posted by Vidiot at 11:37 AM on April 18, 2004


Hear, Hear, vidiot. Queens representin'!
posted by jonmc at 6:58 AM on April 19, 2004


Will try being at the one in Dallas, Tx.
posted by thomcatspike at 1:09 PM on April 19, 2004


NYC: I live right by Enids, so of course, ENIDS! And it really is nice inside - and you can walk from the Bedford L stop 10 minutes to it. Unless the Big Giant #1 appearance changes things. The beer garden is equally good.
posted by plemeljr at 10:48 AM on April 26, 2004


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