Seattle Meetup April 29, 2005 11:35 AM   Subscribe

MeFi Seattle: meetup much? Rumor has it that a quite amiable and accomplished actress will be visiting Seattle May 8th and 9th. Surely we can spare a few hours for coordinated hooliganry, malted beverages, and inevitably the Most Revered Bearing of Digital Gadgets both Great and Small. Discuss within.
posted by fatllama to MetaFilter Gatherings at 11:35 AM (25 comments total)

Great idea. Last time was wonderful, but man was I spent by the end.
posted by jojopizza at 11:40 AM on April 29, 2005

posted by matildaben at 11:47 AM on April 29, 2005


*consults the minutes from last meeting*

Yes, I do believe that was an agenda item.
posted by fatllama at 11:52 AM on April 29, 2005

I recommend Imperial Lanes just off of Rainier (screw Garage, they're so spendy). The staff is super-friendly and nice, it's not smoky (although smoking is allowed, they must have great ventilation), and they play the most kick-ass mix of old R&B/disco over the PA I've ever heard. Pretty cheap, too, at least on Friday nights - unlimited bowling and shoes for $13/person. And they have Redhook beer by the pitcher! What's not to love?
posted by tristeza at 1:57 PM on April 29, 2005

Weirdly enough, I've never been to Seattle, or a MeFi meetup before, but I'm actually going to be there on the 8th for a job interview, with a rental car, and I'll probably be bored out of my mind. So, yeah, someone set up something :)
posted by JZig at 2:05 PM on April 29, 2005

So, yeah, someone set up something :)

us the bomb?
posted by filmgoerjuan at 3:53 PM on April 29, 2005

I'm down with whatever we decide, though bowling would be extra fun.
posted by spinifex23 at 3:55 PM on April 29, 2005

I'll be in Seattle that weekend as well. Call me insane, but I'd like to meet a few Mefites.
posted by deborah at 10:05 PM on April 29, 2005

Imperial Lanes? Cool. Sunday, May 8? Cool. 7 PM?
posted by tomharpel at 7:49 AM on April 30, 2005

The 8th is a possibility, the 9th is harder.
posted by warbaby at 7:52 AM on April 30, 2005

Hmm. It's by no means certain, but perhaps I can come up.
posted by Captain_Tenille at 9:18 AM on April 30, 2005

I am new to the Rain City MeFi franchise and I would recognize this group at Imperial Lanes. Are there uniform bowling shirts? Or other identifying characteristics?
posted by DawnSimulator at 9:30 AM on April 30, 2005

Well, for twenty bucks or more, tees hirts or personalized baseball jerseys can be had, though I do not know when the last custome jersey was created.

Sounds to me as though bowling consensus has been acheived. Dan, I swear I had nothing to do with the payoffs.

I suggest that the most effective method for ensuring a happy gathering might be to set up an invite list and reserve the apppropriate number of lanes. Traditionally, this devolves upon the thread starter - up to it, fatllama?

Caitlin also mentioned a SeaMeFi email-list a few threads back, as I recall - surely the adminisitriva could take place there as well.

As an added bonus, Imperial is the only bowling house in the city that has many lighter-weight rolling objects, handy for the keyboard jockeys out there.

Here are my pix from 2005 PNWMeFi meets past, certainly there will be some repeat attendees.

(BTW, last time I was at the Elysian, intending to eat and work a bit, I was told that the WiFi there was "down indefinitely." Yet I could see the netowrk - it wasn't down, it had been secured. I don't know if that's a permanent condition or not.)
posted by mwhybark at 10:38 AM on April 30, 2005

Damn...I work the evening of the 8th but am free the 9th. Go 9th, go, go 9th!!

If you do decide on the 8th, you can always stop by the bar I work at for some pre-funk shots...of afterwards for some post-bowling libations.
posted by vito90 at 10:49 AM on April 30, 2005

Email me if you're interested the mefisea reminder list. I like making the plan in plain view, but the list is ultra low traffic and totally available for reminders.
posted by caitlinb at 12:09 PM on April 30, 2005

mwhybark, you either need to use a faster shutter speed or remember to drink five fewer beers before using that camera ;). Say, Mike, you think dry erase markers would work on bowling balls?

The consensus at the moment seems to be the Sunday the 8th (vito90, do you work close to Imperial? Else rally the troops for the 9th!). I'll assess a count and reserve the lanes.

Further, I suggest adopting a preemptive and firm Yes Lebowski, No Kingpin style policy. Except no guns, k? On that note, check out Imperial's online multimedia guide to Bowling Basics. Heh.

Regarding how to recognize the correct motley crew: how about I put up some kind of MeFi-logoed sign at the shoe counter when I find out what lanes we'll be on.
posted by fatllama at 12:25 PM on April 30, 2005

mwhybark - apparently the Elysian owners started getting freaked out about having an unsecured wireless network in case people were looking at child porn or whatever. They locked it and chances are it ain't opening up any time soon (sucktastic!).
posted by tristeza at 2:50 PM on April 30, 2005

Sunday the 8th is good--I'm there.
posted by DawnSimulator at 2:58 PM on April 30, 2005

I figured it was something like that, tristeza.
posted by mwhybark at 5:10 PM on April 30, 2005

For recognition symbols, we could use something like these buttons. The penny and dime are for scale

Would that do?
posted by warbaby at 6:13 PM on May 1, 2005

I have some one-inch buttons in MeFi colors, too - no actual logos.
posted by caitlinb at 8:40 PM on May 1, 2005

I'd like to come, but unless I can hitch a ride, I'm stuck in Olympia. Can anyone help out? Google Maps
posted by blasdelf at 8:21 AM on May 2, 2005

I am new to the Rain City MeFi franchise and I would recognize this group at Imperial Lanes. Are there uniform bowling shirts? Or other identifying characteristics?
posted by DawnSimulator at 9:30 AM PST on April 30 [!]

We are all incredibly attractive.
posted by matildaben at 8:29 AM on May 2, 2005

Meetup? There's always Bottleworks' Brouwers Cafe in Fremont. Shiny new digs for serious good beer. Sunset Bowl isn't far from there, for those so inclined.
posted by gurple at 2:44 PM on May 2, 2005

noted for future reference, gurple!
posted by mwhybark at 10:59 PM on May 4, 2005

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