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Future Meetups... ?

Postby ravnos » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:39 am UTC

Just an idea, but would anyone be interested in semi-monthly (maybe bi-monthly?) meetups by city? So say Boston people can get together, NYC people, etc. Today (yesterday now...) was a blast, but I didn't really get to actually meet anyone (my fault, what with the guitar playing and singing) and it would be fun to meet up with people again, and hang out. Just a thought...
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Postby T » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:40 am UTC

Surely further meetings are dependent on Randall drawing suitable comics...

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Postby ravnos » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:41 am UTC

T wrote:Surely further meetings are dependent on Randall drawing suitable comics...

:-)


Not at all :wink: We can take it upon ourselves to hang out with people.
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Postby Mighty Jalapeno » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:43 am UTC

Come to Canada! Or Seattle! SOMEWHERE NEAR ME!!! *sob*

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Postby Cabhan » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:43 am UTC

I imagine that a huge thing like this one couldn't happen monthly, but I would love to have a monthly meetup or something.

And hey, a little creative GIMPing, and we've got xkcd comics for all of our meetups!

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Postby bcdm » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:01 am UTC

Mighty Jalapeno wrote:Come to Canada! Or Seattle! SOMEWHERE NEAR ME!!! *sob*


I assume there are enough Vancouver/Seattle xkcd'rs to make our own outing somewhere...

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Postby ly_yng » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:11 am UTC

Chicago!

Make it so.

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Postby Mathmagic » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:24 am UTC

I think we should have a Calgary meetup. I know space_raptor is in Cowtown, and I noticed a couple people scattered about the fora that live in/around the Calgary region. We can meet up at Shanks or Kilkenny's and cheer/boo for the (F)lames!
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Postby scowdich » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:30 am UTC

Make Chicago so, indeed.

I'm open to weekend dates, and can likely gather a nucleus of other readers to bring along from the campus.

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Postby Hawknc » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:52 am UTC

Hey, if this was to happen in Chicago anytime around or shortly after Thanksgiving, I wouldn't complain...

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Postby albert » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:12 am UTC

Is anyone else envisioning some kind of xkcd tour, where a random gathering of nerds migrates from park to park across the country?

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Postby davidad » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:49 pm UTC

I would be up for a monthly xkcd party near MIT. I could maybe even get funding for pizza through one of the many crazy student groups we have (but no promises on that). If you're interested, send email to <xkcdmit at [nick].net> and tell me what days you'd be available at 14:38.
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Postby Okita » Mon Sep 24, 2007 2:55 pm UTC

I expect that as soon as I purchase a better boombox and collect the right soundtrack, there will be a planned "Strut-fest".
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Postby skyo » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:19 pm UTC

How about a meetup every equinox?

And perhaps some smaller monthly get-togethers too
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Postby Davis Square Rocks » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:51 pm UTC

The March equinox generally isn't great weather around Boston. Sometimes the St. Patrick's Day parade here has been postponed because of snow!

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Postby Princess Marzipan » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:21 pm UTC

Okita wrote:I expect that as soon as I purchase a better boombox and collect the right soundtrack, there will be a planned "Strut-fest".


Shit, we should just see how many people we can "collect."

I'm down to strut ALL god damn day. Not sure if it'll be the same if Alisto's not there, but we'll manage if we have to.
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Postby Hawknc » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:24 pm UTC

I'm in Boston in two months. Oh yes, there will be strut.

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Postby Droooo » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:26 pm UTC

Anyone in Britain (preferably Scotland) feel like a meet-up?
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Postby Okita » Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:34 pm UTC

CreemyNougat wrote:
Okita wrote:I expect that as soon as I purchase a better boombox and collect the right soundtrack, there will be a planned "Strut-fest".


Shit, we should just see how many people we can "collect."

I'm down to strut ALL god damn day. Not sure if it'll be the same if Alisto's not there, but we'll manage if we have to.


It would be like Human Katamari Damacy!

And in the middle of the soundtrack I'll have to put a random "ROYAL RAINBOW!"
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Postby chaosspawn » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:02 pm UTC

I'd be up for some sort of recurring meeting happening in the Boston area.
It'd be neat if there were such meetings at other cities to, that way I could visit them when I'm out traveling.
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Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:10 pm UTC

Okita wrote:
CreemyNougat wrote:
Okita wrote:I expect that as soon as I purchase a better boombox and collect the right soundtrack, there will be a planned "Strut-fest".


Shit, we should just see how many people we can "collect."

I'm down to strut ALL god damn day. Not sure if it'll be the same if Alisto's not there, but we'll manage if we have to.


It would be like Human Katamari Damacy!

And in the middle of the soundtrack I'll have to put a random "ROYAL RAINBOW!"


that sounds totally awesome
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Postby GammaShade » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:49 pm UTC

Okita wrote:It would be like Human Katamari Damacy!


I'll be sure to wear the same shirt!

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Postby Kantank » Mon Sep 24, 2007 6:32 pm UTC

How exactly can we go to these meetups if they are in the future? I have no method of traveling through time to any other moment from the 'present'. Could one of you fellow forumers let me car-pool with you in your time-machine next time?

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Postby DRH » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:35 pm UTC

Kantank wrote:How exactly can we go to these meetups if they are in the future? I have no method of traveling through time to any other moment from the 'present'. Could one of you fellow forumers let me car-pool with you in your time-machine next time?


I bet beret guy would give you a lift.
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Postby AnonyMouse » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:05 pm UTC

Okita wrote:
CreemyNougat wrote:
Okita wrote:I expect that as soon as I purchase a better boombox and collect the right soundtrack, there will be a planned "Strut-fest".


Shit, we should just see how many people we can "collect."

I'm down to strut ALL god damn day. Not sure if it'll be the same if Alisto's not there, but we'll manage if we have to.


It would be like Human Katamari Damacy!

And in the middle of the soundtrack I'll have to put a random "ROYAL RAINBOW!"


I will drive up for this and bring Tractor. we can bully Alisto into coming too, he can drive to CT and come with us, it's not that far. and man, who doesn't love a good strut? (>.>)
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Postby Doctor » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:07 pm UTC

HEY!

Go to http://forums.xkcd.com/viewtopic.php?t=12949


1) You don't get to use red text.
2) We are all capable of browsing fora and finding threads. It is a moderator's prerogative to decide what make threads redundant and to point people from one thread to another.
3) Go post in the intro thread in General.

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Postby scrt_rbt_agnt » Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:41 pm UTC

dude, you have 3 posts... two of which point back to your first one.


why don't you do everyone a favor and post in theintro thread so your thread doesn't get deleted/locked.
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Postby GusPatsy » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:10 pm UTC

Anyone interested in an Erie, Cleveland, Buffalo area meetup?
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Postby Jonas Freedemeyer » Tue Sep 25, 2007 8:29 pm UTC

GusPatsy wrote:Anyone interested in an Erie, Cleveland, Buffalo area meetup?
Depends. What local spots of interest do you nerds have there?
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Postby GusPatsy » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:02 pm UTC

Jonas Freedemeyer wrote:
GusPatsy wrote:Anyone interested in an Erie, Cleveland, Buffalo area meetup?
Depends. What local spots of interest do you nerds have there?

Your mom. Cut this out.
Alisto wrote:
GusPatsy wrote:I would like a title that references something I don't get, and would take hours to figure out, eventually leaving me disappointed.


"Sex"

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Postby Jonas Freedemeyer » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:24 pm UTC

GusPatsy wrote:
Jonas Freedemeyer wrote:
GusPatsy wrote:Anyone interested in an Erie, Cleveland, Buffalo area meetup?
Depends. What local spots of interest do you nerds have there?

Your mom. Cut this out.
Okay, maybe I was over the line with that "nerds" comment, but I was just kidding around, you know? I mean, we're all nerds here, right? That said, I don't appreciate your telling me off. As far as I know, you're not a moderator and you don't have the authority to order me around just because you don't care for my response to your public question. However, I'm willing to ignore it this time, as you seem like a pretty cool guy and, to be honest, I was totally floored by that "your mom" joke in your last post. :wink:
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Postby Dark Ragnarok » Tue Sep 25, 2007 9:35 pm UTC

I can attend Chicago near Xmas-ish area. I visit friends there, or planning to.

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Postby H.E.L.e.N. » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:54 pm UTC

Okita wrote:I expect that as soon as I purchase a better boombox and collect the right soundtrack, there will be a planned "Strut-fest".


AnonyMouse wrote:I will drive up for this and bring Tractor. we can bully Alisto into coming too, he can drive to CT and come with us, it's not that far. and man, who doesn't love a good strut? (>.>)


If so, yes. Alisto and I can make a tiny Jersey contingent.

I'm up for things in places that I haven't been before. And I haven't been many places. So NYC, meh, I've been there lots. But yes to Cleavland area or the west coast of Canada or someplace else.

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Postby rxninja » Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:28 am UTC

I live in Storrs, CT, so Boston's doable and my neck of the woods is a good waypoint for anyone coming from NY, PA, or anything beyond that. I'd be down for more meetups, mostly because I missed the first one.
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Postby joeneedstogrowup » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:10 am UTC

GusPatsy wrote:Anyone interested in an Erie, Cleveland, Buffalo area meetup?


I live in Albany during college season, but I'd definitely be up for a Buffalo or Erie meetup if I'm home on a break. Not so sure about Cleveland, though, as I don't currently own a car.

Also, you'd have to get this lame stalker guy off your back.
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Postby thefiddler » Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:34 am UTC

Chicago, for sure.
Preferably not the two days following Thanksgiving, as I'm going to be going to concerts those two days.

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Postby GusPatsy » Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:48 am UTC

joeneedstogrowup wrote:
GusPatsy wrote:Anyone interested in an Erie, Cleveland, Buffalo area meetup?


I live in Albany during college season, but I'd definitely be up for a Buffalo or Erie meetup if I'm home on a break. Not so sure about Cleveland, though, as I don't currently own a car.

Also, you'd have to get this lame stalker guy off your back.


Fortunately, he depends on me for all his transportation, so that shouldn't be a problem. I live in Erie, and am a big proponent of the place. So if we can get a handful of other people to come while it's still warm, I'd love to show off our beach and our kick ass-zoo... And maybe the gay couple that wears matching clothes and rides around town on a tandem bicycle.
On the other hand, if you know of any good spots in buffalo, I'd certainly be up for the trip. Plus, they have a subway for getting around. It's a tiny one, but at least it's not buses.
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"Sex"

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Postby Jonas Freedemeyer » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:02 am UTC

joeneedstogrowup wrote:Also, you'd have to get this lame stalker guy off your back.
Oh, grow up, Joe. :roll:
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Postby Daenyth » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:21 pm UTC

I would definitely go to further meetups, as long as they are on the weekend (Sunday preferred)

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Postby waltwhitmanheadedbat » Thu Oct 18, 2007 1:17 pm UTC

GusPatsy wrote:Anyone interested in an Erie, Cleveland, Buffalo area meetup?

Absolutely. Just need to figure out how to get people there. Maybe we could find nearby 2600 meetings and build off of that ;) - I bet there are a lot of xkcd readers participating in those.


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