DC Bronies: Hearth's Warming Eve Celebration - Please sign up to bring snacks!

This event will include a viewing of Hearth's Warming Eve and the premiere of this week's newest episode, as well as a gift exchange, which will be coordinated by Riftwing and Mode.  After that, we will have time for games, socialization and fun!

Gift Exchange:

If you want to participate in the gift exchange, set aside $5-10 for it. This will be a blind exchange: a random person will be assigned to you to buy for.  You will receive a note with their details and wish list. Another brony will get your name - it may or may not be the one whom you are assigned.

The exchange is now closed. If you haven't gotten your assignment, Mode is working to finish sending them out and you should get yours soon. If you didn't enter in time, feel free to post and see if you can do an open exchange with anyone else.

If you filled out the form, once you get the assignment, get a gift based on the recipient's wishes (if at all possible) and bring it with you to this meetup, wrapped, with their name on it.  Deliver it to them whenever you choose - and if you don't know them, now's a great time to meet!

The cut-off date will be December 1st - if you have not entered by then you cannot be in the blind exchange. We need to give everyone time to get gifts and one week is barely enough!  Feel free to ask on here or Facebook if you want to do an open exchange, though!

If you have any questions or find that you can no longer participate after submitting this form, please contact Riftwing or ModeDo NOT just post in the meetup comments, please and thank you!

Episode Viewings:

Hearth's Warming Eve

Season 4, Episode 4 (airs on Dec 7)

Directions:
METRO: The library is halfway between Ballston and Virginia Square metro stops on the ORANGE line. There are some delays, which can be found on Metro's Trackwork page.  To summarize, Blue/Yellow Cemetery stop is closed, so you'd have to shuttle if coming from the South. For Green, Buses replace trains between Greenbelt & College Park.

PARKING: There is an underground garage that is reported to notw require a permit or have a time limit on weekends. There is limited street parking available in the area. I still highly recommend metro for this meetup.

Rules:

1) Clean up after yourself. We are guests and want to be good guests who have no problem being invited back.

2) Do NOT EVER exchange money while in the Library or on Library property. There can be no exchanging of money at Library Meetups. If you need to settle accounts with an artist or are buying merch from Delc, it needs to happen outside of Library property AFTER the meetup.

Food Signups:

The Library does allow us to bring food/drinks/snacks as long as we clean up after ourselves. Please sign up to bring cold and easy to eat/clean up food on this spreadsheet to track who will bring what. Thank you.




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  • Josh T.

    Whoever got my name in the gift exchange, please contact me to arrange delivery.

    December 22, 2013

  • Jason L

    I don't wish to sound greedy but it would be awesome if whoever had my name for the gift exchange were to get in touch; I have done the same for my giftee. Please e-mail: [masked]. Or FB as well; derive my name from the e-mail address :P

    December 11, 2013

  • Timothy H.

    Dang weather. This was the highlight of my weekend! We need to talk with whoever is in charge of scheduling the weather.

    December 8, 2013

    • John Locke (Rolling W.

      I blame it on Rarity. (She must've gotten Rainbow Dash's cutie mark again. lol)

      December 8, 2013

  • John Locke (Rolling W.

    I just got home, after making a detour after IHOP. (The detour wasn't due to the weather.)

    December 8, 2013

  • Bass Hooves (Chase G.

    Made it home safely was a great meetup

    December 8, 2013

  • Jaye V.

    Incredibly fun!

    December 8, 2013

  • AppleJack

    I hope everypony drove safely and got home or is getting home as safely as they arrived!

    2 · December 8, 2013

  • Angela

    Will be a bit late. See you soon!

    December 8, 2013

    • Angela

      What else is new? ;)

      December 8, 2013

    • Angela

      Got home just fine too. Traffic was better going home than to the meet (though I saw far more accidents this evening).

      December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a lot of fun with the ponies who did get a chance to make it in this winter storm!

    December 8, 2013

  • Geoffrey A.

    Running late, still going to make it.

    December 8, 2013

    • Geoffrey A.

      Finally underway. Hopefully I'll see y'all soon.

      December 8, 2013

  • Timothy H.

    Aww... the tree looks perfect. Have fun everyone!

    December 8, 2013

  • Riftwing

    If you can't make it, please don't feel bad. Staying safe and warm is much more important. You all are doing a great job notifying your giftee to exchange at a later date - it will work out. Take care!

    December 8, 2013

  • Taylor C.

    To my secret Santa: message me on Facebook.

    December 8, 2013

    • Taylor C.

      If you can't reach me on fb email me at [masked]

      December 8, 2013

  • Nick E.

    Streets bad cant come sorry <3

    December 8, 2013

  • Stargazer

    I hope everyone is having a good time. Stuck at work ATM. =\

    December 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Im bringing a copy of Hearts Warming Eve as a back up just in case.

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Sean C.

    Guys, it doesn't look like I'll be able to make it, since I am now unable to get a ride there :(

    December 8, 2013

    • Sean C.

      Whoever has me for their gift exchange, my email is [masked].

      December 8, 2013

  • ThunderDork

    I'm sorry to say but I will not be attending this event. My parents are unable to get me there Whoever has me as a secret santa please email me at [masked]

    December 8, 2013

    • Christy (.

      I emailed you just now :)

      And in a moment of butterfingers, I accidentally reported your comment as spam. So this is my notice to the admins that I made a mistake.

      4 · December 8, 2013

  • Lemon Spice (Samuel F.

    Just parked. Be inside in a couple.

    December 8, 2013

  • Speed F.

    OK, not gonna make it. The roads up here are already bad and only going to get worse. The snow is already turning to sleet. My gifter and giftee will have to wait until next meet.

    December 8, 2013

  • Bass Hooves (Chase G.

    Not at mall anymore at library

    December 8, 2013

  • Jed B.

    Sorry for the last minute notice, but Viga and I aren't going to be able to make it.

    December 8, 2013

  • Engineer B.

    The metro is actually running better than normal today as they cancelled construction so all lines are running normally. The library is closing at 6pm instead of 9pm, but that's the end of our meetup anyhow.

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • James O.

    With consideration to the status of the roads coming off of 270 and watching a sports car take out the stop sign a block from my house, I am regretful to say that I will not be able to make it to today's event. I will be attempting to contact the person who I was giving a gift to. If I was your person of gift giving, I look forward to hearing from you.

    December 8, 2013

  • Bass Hooves (Chase G.

    In ballston at mall so if your here early u can meet me

    1 · December 8, 2013

  • Kate M.

    Due to the snow and our neighborhood not being plowed, I won't be going. I'll contact my gift recipient. If any of you got me, could you please contact me? Thanks.

    December 8, 2013

  • Taylor C.

    Anyone able to give me a ride last minute?

    December 8, 2013

    • Ben B.

      where are you at?

      December 8, 2013

    • Taylor C.

      Carroll county, md. Really put of the way...I know....

      December 8, 2013

  • JFronz

    We'll I am here at the library

    December 8, 2013

  • Bass Hooves (Chase G.

    Whoever has Sara Donlon she won't be making it today cause of the weather so if your at the meetup ill give you her info so u can get in contact with her

    December 8, 2013

  • Speed F.

    Looks like I'll make it after all.

    December 8, 2013

  • Bass Hooves (Chase G.

    I will be there early ill be at balaton mall for a bit will update when i get to ballston

    December 8, 2013

  • JenniSue

    Sorry friends, but Randy and I will be missing this meetup today. I dont like driving in freezing rain, so were going to stay home. Have fun!

    December 8, 2013

  • Edward R.

    I'm afraid I'll have to cancel my invite on account of the weather taking a turn for the worst this afternoon. Those of you who are still planning on going, take care.

    December 8, 2013

  • Dizzy (.

    Unfortunately, some unexpected last-minute family shenanigans have come up this morning and I won't be able to make it. :( So sorry guys! I am getting in touch with my gift recipient and will mail her present. Could my gift partner please contact me so I can send him/her my address?

    December 8, 2013

  • Speed F.

    Haven't heard back from Douglas yet. Is there anyone else that could give me a ride today?

    December 8, 2013

    • Speed F.

      Just heard from him, he's not gonna make it

      December 8, 2013

    • Speed F.

      So, if anyone else is coming down 95, le me know.

      December 8, 2013

  • Josh T.

    My dad is apparently not feeling well today, and will decide around 11:30 if our plan to celebrate his birthday is still on. If not, would it be possible to get a last minute ride?

    December 8, 2013

  • Engineer B.

    We're scheduled for snow in the early afternoon and freezing rain in the evening with temperatures around freezing all day. Plan accordingly, travel safe and stay warm.

    1 · December 6, 2013

    • Swftkat (.

      If there is snow, there will be a snow meetup. muah ha ha. Snowball fights all around. Prepare to get owned.

      3 · December 8, 2013

    • Prism

      This shall be FUN!

      December 8, 2013

  • ThunderDork

    I apologize if this is to much of a burden to ask. but my parents may be unable to give me a ride as originally intended. Is there anypony passing through PG county who is willing to give me a ride to and from? If so I'd greatly aprieciate it. Also I can pay my way for gas.

    December 7, 2013

    • ThunderDork

      I'm not entirely sure how to get there from the metro. And I don't have a ride to the metro station.

      December 7, 2013

    • Prism

      I still says ya can just walks it....
      Ya'd get t'the College Park Metro, which is on the "Green Line", and takes it to "L'efant Plaza".
      From there, ya takes the "Orange Line" south to "Virginia Square".
      And then ya takes the street west until ya gets to North Quincy Street, and takes that North until ya gets to the Library.

      Cake.

      1 · December 8, 2013

  • Douglas Eber (Daring D.

    I am driving down from Northern Maryland, so if anyone is in the[masked] alley from Hampstead and needs a ride, let me know ASAP!

    December 4, 2013

    • Daniel B.

      If your are passing umbc, I might need a ride.

      December 8, 2013

    • Daniel B.

      Umbc should be on 95. Its just past the tunnel.

      December 8, 2013

  • Asiel V.

    Kindly requesting a ride, as taking a pack of water bottles (and my mystery gift ;P ) by bus, on the metro, and to the library can be quite exhausting. Anyone going from, passing by, or even passing near Sterling, VA please let me know :)

    December 7, 2013

    • Pat V.

      I'm passing through Sterling, let me know if you still need a ride. I should be able to pick you up around noon.

      December 8, 2013

    • Asiel V.

      Pat, where can we meet? I have sent you an email. Let me know if you got it.

      December 8, 2013

  • Rodrigo O.

    Definitely a no go for me; Carnegie seems pretty keen on keeping me at work as many days as possible and no way to worm out of it. May be a while before I swing by the area. Until then, have fun and please stay safe out there. :)

    December 8, 2013

  • AppleJack

    Alright, looks like I can't make it after all (darned work and stuff) BUT my secret somepony will still receive their gift! Flutterpie will be bringing it along with her. To the person who as me as the person they are gifting to: I will be at the GSO meetup on Saturday if you can attend that, or you can give it to Flutterpie who will bring it home to me. I hate to miss this fun shindig, but work is work, and no, I cannot request a shift change. (My manager would have my hide!)

    December 4, 2013

    • William B.

      That sucks... I'll see you in the future meetups.

      December 5, 2013

    • Rodrigo O.

      I hear you there AJ. Between work and exhaustion, it'll be a while before I can make it to DC for another meet.

      December 8, 2013

  • Bass Hooves (Chase G.

    I just hope i can get there with this weather

    December 7, 2013

  • Lemon Spice (Samuel F.

    So I'm comming from Manassas. I'd be willing to pick up 2 ponies on my way. Just shoot me a text at[masked]-3643. Please only if your not that far out.

    December 7, 2013

  • Ariel "Tricks" P.

    Planning to unless I have to work.

    December 7, 2013

  • Geoffrey A.

    I just got called into working Sunday. I'm going to make arrangements for my Santee.

    December 6, 2013

    • Geoffrey A.

      Ignore this. They don't need me after all. I'll be showing up as planned.

      2 · December 7, 2013

  • Robert P.

    Open exchange
    Me :D

    December 7, 2013

  • ChocolatePony

    This looks fun, if the public transportation from Baltimore to here wasn't so difficult, I would love to attend.

    December 6, 2013

    • Swftkat (.

      Oh? I was told one way fare room Baltimore to DC via MARC was $7

      December 7, 2013

    • Steve

      Yeah, Balto/Camden to Union Station is $7 (according to the marc site) and even as far as Perryville is $11 to Union Station. Don't forget to factor in the Metro far from Union Station -> Virginia Square, though.

      December 7, 2013

  • Brian E.

    Gah, looks like I will almost certainly not make it (family emergency). I’ll miss seeing you guys. My best to everyone!

    December 6, 2013

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