London meetup? May 20, 2004 4:23 PM   Subscribe

There WILL be a London Metafilter Meetup. Either on the 18th or the 25th of June. You Decide.
posted by seanyboy to MetaFilter Gatherings at 4:23 PM (18 comments total)

I might be able to make it the 25th, but it's all rather tentative. But the 25th already seems to be winning, so all is well.
posted by fvw at 9:23 PM on May 20, 2004

Since I couldn't make the last one in Oxford, I may well try and make it. 25th would probably be better.
posted by salmacis at 5:57 AM on May 21, 2004

Gosh darnit, what's wrong with the 18th? Bleh :(
posted by adrianhon at 2:20 AM on May 22, 2004

I'm pretty bummed that you and Chris can't make the 25th (My favorite for the simple reason that it's the day before my birthday). I was hoping for some late swing towards the 18th, or some POSTED COMMENTS either plumping for a different day or at least trying to fit everyone in. Nobody seems that bothered about the meetup as yet though. Lets hope for a surge of comments nearer the time.
posted by seanyboy at 4:59 PM on May 22, 2004

I def. can't make the 18th...anyone considered the 2nd July?

Be a shame to miss AH & Chris.
posted by i_cola at 8:08 PM on May 22, 2004

2nd July is a good idea, a bit further into the future. I've put it as an option on the wiki.
posted by adrianhon at 3:54 AM on May 23, 2004

Crudsticks, I can't make 2nd July either.

Is there any particular reason we're sticking to Fridays? I could do Saturday 26th, f'rinstance.
posted by chrismear at 5:32 AM on May 23, 2004

Thursdays are good for me, in the summer anyway -- I can do any Thurs from the 24th of June onwards. Weekend nights tend to be pretty difficult.
posted by cbrody at 8:28 AM on May 23, 2004

Alternative dates would be better for me too, I'd be much more likely to come after June 25th.
posted by biffa at 8:53 AM on May 23, 2004

Thursday 1st July? Frunday 32nd Aprember?

My brain is envisaging an enormous table of all the dates between 18th June and 2nd July, and a whole big list of names. Or something. There's gotta be an easier way to do this.
posted by chrismear at 10:03 AM on May 23, 2004

I've got it. Let's all meet up and then we can decide what date we're going to meet up on.
posted by chrismear at 10:04 AM on May 23, 2004

I'm all for later too, my last day of classes is the 25th, so it's not ideal.
posted by fvw at 11:10 AM on May 23, 2004

Some options for scheduling:
  1. Move this discussion to the Wiki and thrash out a date there
  2. Create a Yahoo! group and a poll for voting on dates
  3. Use iCal or similar software for group scheduling (a pain to set up)
  4. Keep suggesting dates here until we find one that everyone can make, before this post rolls of the front page (yeah, right)

posted by cbrody at 11:29 AM on May 23, 2004

There is a new Yahoo! poll, which may or not be a better way to select a date than using the Wiki.
posted by cbrody at 12:44 PM on May 23, 2004

With all of the preferences for 'I can do odd numbered Mondays and even numbered Tuesdays but not alternating Saturdays' etc, perhaps the meet should be a three day long conference in a hotel, then we just use the hotel bar all day long. (Sorry to be a smartarse, this is just how we do it with the industry meetups ;-))
posted by wackybrit at 11:54 PM on May 23, 2004

Thanks cbrody, for the effort. We'll get there in the end!
posted by dash_slot- at 7:43 AM on May 24, 2004

MeFiLonCon2004BBQ? Sounds cool.

Anyway, in an effort to get this moving again (and also as a finals-revision-procrastination measure), I have taken substantial liberties with the Wiki (she seemed willing, what can I say?). Apologies in advance if I messed something up.

I have copied across people's preferences from the Yahoo! poll. I also added some Saturday dates (as there were quite a few votes for "Other Saturdays" in the poll). And I played with the formatting a little bit.

At the moment it looks like everyone will be meeting up on the 25th, while Adrian and I will be sitting in a bar on the 18th drinking San Miguels and complaining about how non-inclusive you all are.

Can we have some names under the Saturdays to see if any of those are practical? And any other dates added?
posted by chrismear at 5:05 PM on May 26, 2004

I vote for a date in July - I want to see all the guys from the last meetup, plus all newbies!

Anyway, i-cola has a fresh batch of stories to tell us, right? Has to be when he can make it. Lets do it after the exam season is over.
posted by dash_slot- at 10:52 AM on May 27, 2004

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