DC meetup proposal, May 2005 May 3, 2005 12:40 PM   Subscribe

DC MeFi Meet Up time! [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie to MetaFilter Gatherings at 12:40 PM (30 comments total)

The fabled Jessamyn will be in town, so the DC MeFi Cabal met and decided on a time and place to convene. Come join us! Meet fellow geeks! Hey, maybe something like this will happen again!

Time: Sunday, May 22, starting at 6:00 pm (late comers welcome)

Place: Galaxy Billards Café in Silver Spring. I hear tell they have a good selection of food and beer, and it’s a smoke-free environment, to boot.

8661 Colesville Rd.
Silver Spring, MD 20910
(301) 495-0081

It's about 4 blocks from the Silver Spring Metro (red line) in the newly-fancified downtown shopping area.

Who's in?
posted by MrMoonPie at 12:43 PM on May 3, 2005

I'll be there!

Galaxy Billiards is a good place. Plenty of tables, good pub grub, tasty beverages, and buttons on the tables to summon the wait staff. Sundays the place is usually empty, so shouldn't be hard to get tables. The place is below ground though, so look for it on the side of the complex where Noodles & Company and Ben & Jerrys is. I think Galazy is right next to the noodle place across the street from Barnes & Borders.
posted by terrapin at 12:48 PM on May 3, 2005

I'm in. Just moved to the city, what better way to get acquainted than by meeting the DCfites?
posted by leotrotsky at 12:55 PM on May 3, 2005

Wow, MoonPie, I didn't know you came out to the 'burbs. I'm in.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:03 PM on May 3, 2005

MrMoonPie writes "it’s a smoke-free environment, to boot."

Most Mefites don't smoke??
posted by orthogonality at 1:04 PM on May 3, 2005

Welcome to the 'Hood leotrotsky
posted by terrapin at 1:05 PM on May 3, 2005

I'm in too, and also taking a head-count, just in case this grows to a huge group, so that the staff at Galaxy will be prepared. They will know to direct people to the MeFi table/s. (Galaxy is fairly cavernous.)
posted by turtlegirl at 1:09 PM on May 3, 2005

I'll step outside to smoke one with ya, ortho.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 1:11 PM on May 3, 2005

Based on IIHAA's posting history I may have to step outside too ;)
posted by terrapin at 1:13 PM on May 3, 2005

I'm there, and hooray for smokefree venues.
posted by brownpau at 1:16 PM on May 3, 2005

I would love to come. Put me down as a definite maybe.
posted by grateful at 1:28 PM on May 3, 2005

Somewhere with easy parking?! I'm so there it hurts.
posted by amandaudoff at 1:38 PM on May 3, 2005

amandaudoff: The new "Downtown Silver Spring" has at least 2 parking garages serving it.

Here is a map I stole from the above-linked site to help people find the place.
posted by terrapin at 1:46 PM on May 3, 2005

If I Had An Anus writes "I'll step outside to smoke one with ya, ortho."

Thanks for the solidarity, but, I dunno, what if danOstuporStar joined us and pulled his smokes out of a Velvet Vagina handbag? It might be awkward. ;)

Besides, I'm just not that cute in person, and I'd have to do my hair.
posted by orthogonality at 1:50 PM on May 3, 2005

Oh don't worry about danO, if he pulls anything I'll just rape his dead mother.

Looking forward to it, terrapin.
posted by If I Had An Anus at 2:10 PM on May 3, 2005

I'm in. Thanks for setting this up.
posted by mojohand at 2:44 PM on May 3, 2005

Unecessary Google Directions from Metro to Billiards.

Unnecessary Capitalization as Well
posted by leotrotsky at 2:53 PM on May 3, 2005

Yes! Looking forward to it.
posted by jessamyn at 5:04 PM on May 3, 2005

Unecessary Google Directions from Metro to Billiards.

If you use these directions you will want to take a right on Fenton after you cross Georgia Ave (a little further than the pushpin shows). Take another right on Ellsworth Drive and Galaxy's will be on your right.

The map on that page makes it look like Galaxy is where the AFI theater is. May be old information for the City Place Mall. Still helpful, as it has street names. Thanks!
posted by terrapin at 5:25 PM on May 3, 2005

How come you assholes always schedule the meetup when I'm out of town?!

...just kidding. It's a shame I'll miss it, since I have wanted to meet you folks for a while now. Enjoy!
posted by armage at 7:35 PM on May 3, 2005

I'm in.
posted by coelecanth at 7:52 PM on May 3, 2005

Heh -- NortonDC and I may be meeting with our officiant at that time on May 22nd, but maybe he'll let us out early. Would like to meet jessamyn!
posted by onlyconnect at 9:03 PM on May 3, 2005

hmm i have a late departmental graduation commencement that night... will it be weird if I showed up late in a cap and gown?
posted by stratastar at 8:12 PM on May 4, 2005

Ok it just sunk in that I spend way too much time on MeFi, considering I unconsciously placed a meetup higher than other post graduation activities... (and I still think it will be cool...)
posted by stratastar at 8:16 PM on May 4, 2005

I'll be there.
posted by asianvikinggirl at 7:08 AM on May 5, 2005

Never been to a MeFi Meetup. I'm going to definitely maybe get out there. Hell, this is the first time I've looked at MetaTalk.
posted by indiebass at 12:28 PM on May 5, 2005

Sunday is the day I play Advanced Dungeons & Dragons. I'm not sure which activity would make me nerdier - meeting MeFites or killing hobgoblins.
posted by Jart at 12:30 PM on May 5, 2005

Pencil me in...
posted by shoepal at 10:32 PM on May 5, 2005

Jart - definately D&D. j/k

Count me as a definite maybe.
posted by jennaratrix at 3:15 PM on May 10, 2005

Much fun was had by all! Pictures to come...
posted by MrMoonPie at 6:49 PM on May 22, 2005

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