Western MD and Cloudsdale Congress Presents: Potluck Picnic Shindig

Come out and celebrate the start of fall with the Western MD Bronies on October 6th! There will be a picnic, games, a live auction, and more! This is a free event - please note a $3/vehicle charge ($5/vehicle for out-of-state)from the State Park itself - but it's also a fundraiser for the upcoming Cloudsdale Congress convention! Based on the support and love shown to us in DC on the 22nd, I have every confidence that this can be a smash success! So come on out and enjoy the beautiful scenery that Western Maryland boasts, and bring your families, too!

The picnic pavilion we are looking at is handicap accessible, has some electricity, has charcoal grills, and is close to a playground!

Tentative "schedule" will be posted later! No cap will be needed, either on time or ponies attending, but the pavilion can hold about 50 ponies, just by itself!

The "rain-check" date will be October 13th. So far, it's looking to be a little chilly, so bring a jacket.

If you're driving, add yourself to the spreadsheet.  Also, on the second tab everyone add what you're bringing.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvzagutP9GUSdGtLWG5IeEwzVkdaU3h0Q21FVHNVQVE#gid=0

PLEASE NOTE: No alcohol will be at this event due to State Park/Forest Laws.

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  • Branden (.

    I had a lot of fun with this!

    October 16, 2012

  • David M.

    Totally worth the price of transmission.

    October 9, 2012

  • John Locke (Rolling W.

    It was a great meetup, despite how cool it was. Once the weather gets warmer again, I'd be up for another potluck picnic meetup.

    October 8, 2012

  • Kate M.

    It was great to see bronies from another region! I had a lot of fun and was glad my art could help support Cloudsdale Congress.

    October 7, 2012

  • Max S.

    Great meetup, even if I spent most of it grilling.

    October 7, 2012

  • AppleJack

    Lotsa fun! But kinda cold .-.

    October 7, 2012

  • Engineer B.

    OMG, I was relaxed and chilled at a meetup. I didn't go Lesson Zero at all. It was SOOOO awesome! Branden, you're the new Engineer. I'm just a member now. ;)

    October 7, 2012

  • Tim "DJ H.

    We had food left over, which means no one left hungry! Sorry about the early problems with the sound system guys. My left speaker was in monitor mode, not main mode, and it gave me some trouble.

    October 6, 2012

  • Mode

    I'm here

    October 6, 2012

  • Branden (.

    Alright! Just so you know, the hourly forecast has changed! Less than 15% of rain the entire time! flutteryay.wav

    October 6, 2012

  • Chris H.

    i can make it!!! without crutches!!!

    1 · October 6, 2012

  • Branden (.

    Alright, so the weather seems to be holding out for us!
    flutteryay.mp3
    We may stay an extra half hour if anypony's interested, but it looks like the weather should be completely clear an hour into the meetup. Hooves crossed that the first hour is dry! Don't let it deter you, though, it should be beautiful the rest of the day. Bring a jacket if you want.

    October 6, 2012

  • Engineer B.

    Last call for riding with Engie. 2 spots left if you're between the beltways or can make it to college park metro. I'll send out logistics tonight.

    October 5, 2012

    • Stargazer

      College PArk metro? How early would you need me there so I can snag one of those spots?

      October 5, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It looks like rain tomorrow, is this still going forward on the 6th?

    October 5, 2012

    • Engineer B.

      Only a 20-30% chance all day. I wouldn't worry.

      October 5, 2012

    • Branden (.

      Yeah it's predicting rain for before we get there, with it clearing up by 1ish. We are still ago!!!

      October 5, 2012

  • Stargazer

    Woops, I live in the McLean / Falls Church area. I may beable to get a ride in my Fathers truck as well...

    We'll see I guess

    October 5, 2012

    • Branden (.

      I'd love to see you make it out! You don't get to come out to many of these.

      October 5, 2012

    • Branden (.

      And maybe some pony can swing by and pick you up?

      October 5, 2012

  • Tim "DJ H.

    I have a complete mane 6 mcdonalds set I can give. All are unopened.

    October 5, 2012

  • Branden (.

    Anypony bringing anything awesome for the auction that they want to share with us? Spoilers encouraged! =)

    October 5, 2012

  • Chris H.

    ok so, sadly, i am now confined to crutches for a while :( so i wont be able to make it :'( so un-rainbow.

    October 4, 2012

    • Branden (.

      I'm calling Minotaur-feces! You will be able to make it! I believe in you!

      October 5, 2012

  • Branden (.

    Alright, I'm gonna drop some secrets! One of the items up for auction is one of the limited print Cloudsdale Congress postcards filled with over 65 signatures of famous artists, musicians, personalities, and even some really nice VAs! This thing has been signed by MandoPony, F3nning, IBeaBronyRapper, SaberSpark, PixelKitties, Spittfire, ToxicMario, Michelle Creber, Andrew Francis, Lee Tockar, and many, many more!

    October 3, 2012

    • John Rose (Sky D.

      I can't wait to see how much this goes for.

      October 5, 2012

    • Branden (.

      The WMDBronies already know about it, so I might as well share: another of the items up for auction is a Dead Rainbow Dash sketch by Max Gilardi, the Creator of the PONY.MOV series, signed of course!

      October 5, 2012

  • Branden (.

    Alright here's the rough schedule of events! <flutteryay.mp3>
    Opening w/Announcements
    Lunch Served; Music Starts
    First Game
    Live Auction
    Second Game
    Dinner Served
    Closing

    The games will be surprises for now! A table will be set aside for table top gaming, if wanted.

    Remember: Make sure to sign up to bring food, and make sure that your transportation plans are set!

    October 4, 2012

    • John Locke (Rolling W.

      Applejack, while you're there tomorrow, remember this isn't the type of garden party you thought you were at, here: http://youtu.be/cQo0j...­

      October 5, 2012

    • Branden (.

      Don't forget your favorite card and board games!

      October 5, 2012

  • Stargazer

    I'm free but probably need a ride if no metro access. Wish I had saw thus earlier. = /

    October 5, 2012

  • William

    Depends on my schedule. I'll check.

    September 21, 2012

    • William

      Definitely going at this point. If anyone's flatfooted in the local area I can provide rides.

      October 4, 2012

    • Ganey

      Hey can you give me a lift then!

      October 5, 2012

  • Jacob R.

    Bringing Cards and maybe some Board games. Woo!

    October 4, 2012

    • Tim "DJ H.

      Anybody play magic the gathering? Should totally bring decks, we could get a big brawl going!

      October 4, 2012

    • Branden (.

      Hey everypony, bring some of your favorite board and card games!

      October 5, 2012

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Ok darkpony has very kindly taken care of the audio transport problem. I will be bringing a microphone so the auctioneer doesn't have to go fus ro dah on us.

    October 4, 2012

  • Tim "DJ H.

    Would you guys be interested in live music? I can spin just about any style and have my own sound system/speaker/mixerboard. I can be quiet or loud depending on venue and people. Let me know!

    1 · October 1, 2012

    • Tim "DJ H.

      alright, but this thing is massive. 90 lbs and 28" high, 28" deep and 21" wide. I know mode-7 said that Darkpony has a truck, not sure what Overby has.

      October 3, 2012

    • James O.

      Yeah, that would kill my ride.

      October 3, 2012

  • Branden (.

    *For those of you that are in the Western Maryland Bronies, especially those that are located in Allegany County, listen up!*
    Hey guys! We are having our second meeting tomorrow night! Meet us in Dunkle(?) somewhere, on 10/4/12, from 7pm-9pm. THIS IS MANDATORY FOR THOSE OF YOU HEADING DOWN TO FORT FREDERICK THIS WEEKEND WITH US!!! Sorry for the lateness of this post! We were having difficulties getting a room reserved...

    October 3, 2012

    • Branden (.

      I'll update with the actual room number soon!

      October 3, 2012

    • Ganey

      What now?

      October 3, 2012

  • Nicole (.

    Sorry I can't go. I have to work in the morning and to be honest I'm too lazy to drive. Good luck though!

    October 3, 2012

  • DatBronyYoyoer (.

    Looks like I will need a ride :o

    October 2, 2012

  • Prince Ixion (.

    I'm going to need a ride from FSU, where should I go and when?

    October 1, 2012

    • Jeff M.

      I go to school at FSU and should have an open spot if you need a lift.

      October 2, 2012

  • Branden (.

    It would be cool if you guys can start signing up to bring food! Potlucks won't work if we don't have food. In fact, even if it is a small bag of animal crackers, everypony should bring something!

    September 26, 2012

    • Mode

      I'll bring more Rarity... then Ganey can make more Best Pony

      1 · October 1, 2012

    • Jeff M.

      does anybody have a favorite pie or a fruit allergy? cuz i know a place on the way to the park that sells mean pies and i figured i could pick up a few.

      October 2, 2012

  • AppleJack

    I will needs a ride pwease?

    October 1, 2012

  • Pepper

    This is way too far away for me... I won't be able to make it to this one. :(

    October 1, 2012

    • Engineer B.

      Want a lift? No one's claimed my car ride spots yet.

      October 1, 2012

  • Branden (.

    The weather still appears to be great for Saturday! Maybe a tad bit chillier, but still great weather! Make sure to sign up for food on the planning spreadsheet!

    October 1, 2012

  • Branden (.

    If you are interested in submitting art, rare merch, et cetera, to the live auction, shoot me an email with your meetup name and a rough description. Please put "Auction Item" in the subject. firenvy at gmx dot com

    September 25, 2012

    • Kate M.

      That reminds me, I need to make more art! Been too busy lately...

      September 27, 2012

    • John Rose (Sky D.

      I know what you mean. I'll probably be doin a lot of sketching while there.

      September 29, 2012

  • Max S.

    Hey, if there's anyone in the Maryland DC suburbs who wants to go to this meetup and needs a lift, I'd be willing to help out.

    September 24, 2012

    • John Locke (Rolling W.

      I could bring my manual wheelchar instead. But if I did, I would need somepony to push me bigger distances, through grass, (if necessary,) as well as up & down hills.

      September 28, 2012

    • John Locke (Rolling W.

      I've added my phone number to the travel page of the doc, but I left the question marks in case there's somepony who can take me & my battery-powered wheelchair instead.

      September 28, 2012

  • John Rose (Sky D.

    For those Riding with me, PLEASE contact me to arrange a place to pick you up. I have my number listed in the spread sheet along with times I can be reached during the week. I will contact those whose number's are listed if by Thursday if they have not called already.

    September 27, 2012

    • Jacob R.

      I'll call you tomorrow.

      September 27, 2012

  • Branden (.

    Alright, the weather is looking to be sunny with a 0% of rain in the upper 60s with a high of 71. Beautiful weather, yay!

    September 27, 2012

  • John Rose (Sky D.

    I'll probably be driving, I'd be willing to pick up other ponies along my way if that is the case. and I have yet to decide what I'll be cooking up for this event.

    I'm in the Cumberland area.

    September 25, 2012

  • Jacob R.

    For some odd reason my Picture did NOT load up. But I am currently in need of a ride. ; n ;

    September 24, 2012

  • Engineer B.

    I took Branden's link and put it up in the description. The spreadsheet is for organizing car rides and food. So go do your thing. Unless we run out of space in DC Bronies cars, there's no reason why you can't go to this (at least not transportation-wise)!

    September 24, 2012

    • Branden (.

      Thanks Engie! I've been out and about all day, and iPad doesn't like meetup.com. Also, for those of you who are Western MD or UMD+ Bronies, feel free to use the spreadsheet as well!

      September 24, 2012

  • DarkPony

    OOOH road trip who wants to ride with the Dark Pony

    September 24, 2012

    • DarkPony

      alternatively the Dark Pony can ride with someone else

      September 24, 2012

  • Branden (.

    September 24, 2012

  • Melissa

    Since it's in Western MD, I got a small question- Will the DC proper bronies *cough*mestuckintheNWquadrant*cough* be able to easy get there without a car?

    September 22, 2012

    • Branden (.

      A little update for all you metro-locked Bronies, this event is roughly 1.75 hours from the center of DC, if you do EXACTLY the speed limit, WITHOUT traffic. I will set be setting a travel spreadsheet soon!

      September 23, 2012

    • Melissa

      Boo hiss... a bit far for me, especially since I'd be slipping out of work early anyway. Hope someone full of ponyawesome can take my spot though :3

      September 23, 2012

  • September 23, 2012

  • David M.

    Probably wont be able to go, but I'll see if I can.

    September 21, 2012

  • Branden (.

    Allegany County, possibly close to the border of Washington County!
    This one is going to be A LOT smaller, but still should be a blast! It's still in it's planning stages, but don't expect it to not do as well!

    September 21, 2012

  • Kurt S.

    How far west in Maryland? This one may be close enough to bring friends to.

    September 21, 2012

  • Ganey

    Wait a min... Western Maryland?!?!? I'm in Western Maryland! I may actually be able to make it to this without bumming a ride off someone!

    1 · September 21, 2012

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