The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 3: MARCH 21)

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The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 3: MARCH 21)

Postby LSK » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:59 pm UTC

DATES:

March meetup -
Location: Allende's near Fullerton
Date: Noon, March 21.

Get directions.

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April meetup -
Location: Museum of Science and Industry
Date: no date or time scheduled

(For this, we need an location in the area to meet at before partaking of the scientific, industrial fruit, so we stay together.)
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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby Bright Shadows » Wed Jan 14, 2009 8:25 pm UTC

>.> July 4th? A holiday? That's one reason you wouldn't get many people, and also, it's pretty far away time wise.

I would come (Mitten resident) but I have holiday issues. <-Perfect example of what I mean and also true.
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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby ironypoisoning » Thu Jan 15, 2009 4:59 am UTC

Soooooo. Meet-up, anyone? I call about two weekends from now, Saturday Jan. 31st. Loop? Logan Square? I've heard of this immensely wonderful thing called the Bourgeois Pig, and it's a cool café. Ideas?
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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby phantom16 » Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:06 am UTC

i just moved to chicago recently, and i might be interested in a meetup

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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby punkgrok » Tue Jan 20, 2009 6:43 pm UTC

I'm tentatively in for the 31st. I'll have to play it by ear and see how things go as the day gets closer.

Bourg Pig is a cool place. I'd be up for meeting there. Logan Square is convenient for me too, if people prefer that.

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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby Killy_mcgee » Tue Jan 20, 2009 8:32 pm UTC

They're all afraid of Chicago Ted.
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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby LSK » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:36 pm UTC

I'm up for the 31st as long as it starts after noon. Math meet.

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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby yehoshua » Fri Jan 23, 2009 2:12 am UTC

I'd be up for a meet; the 31st at noon works.

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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby LSK » Sun Jan 25, 2009 5:47 pm UTC

Okay, I'd like to ask for RSVPs so it doesn't end up being a get-together with just two people. I'm up for the Pig at noon, but I'm not coming unless at least three other people can guarantee that they're coming.

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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby ironypoisoning » Mon Jan 26, 2009 8:29 pm UTC

For anyone who's not sure where/what the Pig is: http://www.bpigcafe.com/index.html

And I'm coming. So that's two of us? Let's ask for at least two/three more. Anyone? Bueller?
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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby punkgrok » Wed Jan 28, 2009 6:17 pm UTC

Ok I'm in.

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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby LSK » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:10 pm UTC

Okay. Just FYI: I might be a bit late due to the math meet. That's why I wanted to be sure at least a few other people were coming. I'm definitely in, though.

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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby Izawwlgood » Wed Jan 28, 2009 7:30 pm UTC

I live about 5 blocks from the Pig. It can get crowded, so you might want to relocated if it's packed. Is the meet still on? It'd be fun to see fellow xkders.
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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby ironypoisoning » Thu Jan 29, 2009 12:31 am UTC

Meetup - definitely still on. I think I might be a little late too, so let's call it 12:30 on Saturday, the 31st. Bourgeois Pig. Wear xkcd paraphenalia (sp?) if you're worried about missing out on people. If it gets too crowded, we can move down the street, but I guess we'll stay there for a while until people are all there.

Definitely confirmed list so far (as of Wed evening):
LSK
ironypoisoning
punkgrok

Tentative list:
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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby punkgrok » Fri Jan 30, 2009 3:32 pm UTC

Hmm. I don't have any xkcd gear, sadly. I'll be wearing a leather motorcycle jacket and a furry hat with ear flaps. I'm about 6'0" and I have a reddish beard.

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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby skeptical scientist » Fri Jan 30, 2009 11:52 pm UTC

Sorry, last time I saw a thread I made a mental note to come, but then I forgot about it by the time the meetup actually happened. I don't visit this forum regularly, so I should subscribe to the thread and have it poke me when stuff is happening.

Edit: apparently there's one happening tomorrow. Unfortunately, I have a talk I need to prepare, so I can't make it all the way to the north side. I would like to make it to one of these eventually, however.
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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby LSK » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:27 pm UTC

Postmeetup report.

We had four people - me, punkgrok, ironypoisoning, and a fourth person who was a friend of punkgrok's. The atmosphere of the cafe was nice, and we had a conversation mostly about college and swing dancing. Each of the three core xkcd reader demographics were represented: computer science major turned programmer, high school math geek, and Asian girl majoring in sociology.

Anyone up for another next month?
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Postby ironypoisoning » Sat Jan 31, 2009 9:46 pm UTC

The third person whose username you don't recall, LSK, was me, ironypoisoning. It was a nice time at the Bourgeois Pig Café, though if we meet again, can we do it Loop and south? =) Maybe Chinatown for some bubbletea? LSK and I had some people that we knew in common, and punkgrok and I actually knew each other in another capacity, which was *way* weird. I really enjoyed it, and the BP Café had excellent hot cider that did wonders for my hangover. Thanks for coming, guys!
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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby Impulse97 » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:35 pm UTC

I would but it'd be a bit of trek, from the lovable Wa-town.
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Re: Why does nobody live near Chicago?

Postby LSK » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:00 pm UTC

February 28th is looking like a possible date for another meetup. Does this work?

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (pop. 4)

Postby master_joker_287 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 12:34 pm UTC

I can do the 28th, although the 29th honestly would be better for me. (Have a class on saturdays.) But yeah, I'd love to meet some fellow xkcdians. I have another friend of mine who may join me.
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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (pop. 4)

Postby LSK » Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:08 pm UTC

There is no Feburary 29th.

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (pop. 4)

Postby Impulse97 » Fri Feb 06, 2009 9:46 pm UTC

another snag. i don't have a set wheels. unless it's near a metra station...
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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (pop. 4)

Postby LSK » Sat Feb 07, 2009 3:22 am UTC

Eh, we can always go somewhere else. There are some nice restaurants in Rogers Park, and that's easily accessible by both the Metra and the El. In fact, I've been meaning to go to the Heartland Cafe for some time now.

http://www.heartlandcafe.com/

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (pop. 4)

Postby GreyFox » Mon Feb 09, 2009 8:56 pm UTC

I just moved to Chicago two weeks ago and would love to meet up with some fellow XKCDers! Heartland Cafe on the 28th sounds great! Anyone else in?

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby LSK » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:35 pm UTC

Does anyone have a preferred time? I'd like to start a bit early, if possible, maybe 11:30, so I can make it to the weekly Magic: the Gathering booster draft at Evil Squirrel Comics.

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby Impulse97 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 3:57 am UTC

12:30 or 1 pm. prefferably sometime early march mabes.

Edit: would being under 18 be an issue? If not then i'll be there.
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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby LSK » Sat Feb 14, 2009 2:01 pm UTC

I don't see why age should be a problem. We're not going to a bar, nor an orgy.

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby yehoshua » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:19 pm UTC

Whenever on Feb. 28th works for me (thanks for the PM!), and I can take the Redline up to the cafe.

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby Izawwlgood » Fri Feb 20, 2009 5:47 pm UTC

I'm tentatively putting myself down for the meet up as well, but like last time, sometimes shit crops up for me on sundays :( It'd be cool to meet you guys though!
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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby ironypoisoning » Fri Feb 20, 2009 6:05 pm UTC

I'm pretty busy next weekend and for the next month. See you guys sometime when I don't have papers and work.
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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby GreyFox » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:51 pm UTC

I'll be there- Heartland Cafe' right? We decide on a definite time yet?

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby phantom16 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 8:57 pm UTC

I'll see if i can make it. I have a general lack of money but if i can make it cheaply i'll try, and the earlier the better, so maybe noon would work for me.

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby punkgrok » Fri Feb 20, 2009 11:53 pm UTC

I can't make it to this one. Maybe next time.

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby LSK » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:44 pm UTC

Noon sounds nice.

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby Izawwlgood » Mon Feb 23, 2009 11:49 pm UTC

I'd like to propose a future and eventual meetup at Allende, because it's the best mexican food in the world.
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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby GreyFox » Tue Feb 24, 2009 1:00 pm UTC

noon is good!

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby Xeio » Thu Feb 26, 2009 3:08 am UTC

Those links for directions are broken.

Also, I might consider attending. I totally never noticed this forum before. :P

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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby Izawwlgood » Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:00 pm UTC

You're in Chicago Xeio? I must shake your hand and talk Eve face to face!
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Re: The Chicago-area small n' cozy meetup (MEETUP 2: FEB 28)

Postby Avelion » Fri Feb 27, 2009 5:02 am UTC

Sadly my weekends are packed so I won't likely be able to attend this time or in the foreseeable future. :(
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