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ThinkGeek TOUR!!!!

  • Apr 5, 2013 · 2:30 PM
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That's right people the ThinkGeek Overlords have decided to let us in!!!!!!

We'll meet at 2:30pm at Michael and Andrew's and then car pool over.  THE CAR POOL CARAVAN WILL LEAVE AT 3:00 SHARP WITH OR WITHOUT YOU SO PLAN ACCORDINGLY.

Our tour of the offices will be at 4pm.  We've also been invited to have dinner with them in their Thunderdome.  Dinner will be a bring your own packed lunch and should be at about 5pm.

**More info regarding what is and isn't going to be allowed will be passed along both here and via E-mail as soon as it's given to us.**  If you have any questions please E-mail me (Naomi) and I will answer you as soon as I can.

One last thing:  the Overlords are limiting us to 20 people max. If you can't come please either don't RSVP or change your RSVP to allow someone else to go. Thanks :-)

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  • Naomi

    I did notice that a lot of people got off the waitlist at the 11th hour. Those people will be granted a little grace in regards to the 2nd tour.

    April 5, 2013

    • Marc

      I was apparently moved from the waitlist at 230 to a yes confirmation. Def not enough notice to go.

      1 · April 7, 2013

    • Naomi

      I'm aware of this you'll still be given priority status on the 2nd tour.

      1 · April 7, 2013

  • Naomi

    THAT WAS TOTALLY AWESOME!!!!!!

    2 · April 5, 2013

  • Bryce

    Great time w/awesome company. Thanks for organizing!

    April 5, 2013

  • Roxanna

    Is there any way to turn off notifications on events I'm not actually attending? Or am I forced to get 8,000 emails because I made a comment? I don't want to stop being notified for ALL meetups for this group. Just the ones I'm not actively going to be a part of.

    April 5, 2013

    • Roxanna

      I was recently described as "Kind of troll-y" by a friend who figured out my phone number after I texted her "like a troll". Good to know there are others like me out there. I think. Maybe one day we can be nemeses, Chris!

      April 5, 2013

    • Roxanna

      Aw. And I was excited for a nemesis. Next time, Gadget!

      April 5, 2013

  • Monique

    Is anyone else here? I'm im my car.

    April 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I just parked

      April 5, 2013

  • Matt

    I'm here. Also in my car....

    April 5, 2013

    • Monique

      Whete are you parked?

      April 5, 2013

  • Patrick

    I want to make sure I'm on the waitlist for next time since I was only off it for like 5 minutes today.

    1 · April 5, 2013

  • Andrew

    Patrick, you're in if you can/want to attend.

    April 5, 2013

    • Patrick

      I ended up leaving the area early so I want to but can't. Is there still going to be the follow up with waitlisted people getting dibs? I remember that being mentioned.

      April 5, 2013

    • Patrick

      Are there still plans for a follow up with dibs for people who were on the waiting list for awhile waiting to go to this? I'm already out of the area for an extra job now. I remember the idea had been floated around earlier.

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there anyone on the waiting list who could go if I dropped out at this late date? If you can confirm by 1:30 I will drop out, otherwise I will go. I texted michael & emailed Naomi already. I'm behind on too much schoolwork and feeling generally run down.

    April 5, 2013

    • Andrew

      Patrick just got bumped up. Much as you deserve the spot, Jonathan, I don't want to manipulate things & step on someone's toes, if anyone on the waitlist is hoping to get a lucky break and get in.

      April 5, 2013

    • Patrick

      I'm going to have to pass. I want to go but I can't.

      April 5, 2013

  • Patrick

    Was waitlisted, bump up too late to attend :(

    April 5, 2013

  • Len

    I couldn't go. It bumped me in at 1pm. That wasn't nearly enough notice considering I'm at work. I still want to be on the list for the next go round though. Thanks!

    April 5, 2013

    • Andrew

      Thanks for the heads up, Lendsey.

      April 5, 2013

  • Monique

    I should be there by 3:30 unless traffic heading into Ffx is really terrible.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Too much schoolwork & too tired.

    April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow, I can't believe I got off the waiting list. :) Since I live a few minutes away from ThinkGeek, I'll be meeting everyone there.

    1 · April 4, 2013

    • Kristen S.

      Cool! And I'll get your name right this time!

      April 5, 2013

  • Naomi

    Reminder tomorrow's dinner is bring your own. Also, considering we will be officially signed in I would recommend that you make sure you have a photo ID (i.e. Driver's License) with you as well. It would be better to have it and not need it than to need it and have to wait outside.

    April 4, 2013

    • Kristen S.

      And pay extra attention to your personal hygiene today in case we get strip-searched. :P

      April 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I too will just meet you guys at the location.

    April 3, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      <expression of distaste>, I wasn't able to get an interview time bumped up, but I doubt it'll keep me from meeting you guys there by 4pm.

      April 4, 2013

  • Matt

    I'll be driving myself and meeting up with the group at think geek as well.

    April 4, 2013

  • Naomi

    An E-mail has been sent out regarding tomorrow's tour. Please check your E-mail (the one you told to meetup.com) and E-mail me back if you have any questions. Thanks.

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Ack, I got off the wait list too late to make arrangements at work. :( Have fun!!

    April 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I must work :(

    April 4, 2013

  • Nichole

    This is someone on the wait list's lucky day - My boss' boss' boss scheduled a meeting on Friday afternoon that I am required to attend, so I am changing my RSVP to "no," albeit against my will. Have fun being geeks!

    April 2, 2013

    • Naomi

      Sorry, that sucks. :-(

      April 2, 2013

  • Nichole

    Mandatory meeting. Insert TPS report joke here.

    April 2, 2013

  • Kristen S.

    I'll be driving myself as well. Got some errands to run out that way in the morning.

    April 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    @Melissa thanks for note below, sorry you cannot attend.
    I work close to the HQ so I will drive myself and meet everyone there.

    April 2, 2013

  • Nicole

    I still plan on attending, I'll meet you all at HQ since I'll be heading straight there from work.

    April 1, 2013

  • Kristi

    I'll also be meeting at Think Geek HQ instead of joining the carpool. Thanks for organizing!

    April 1, 2013

  • Stacy

    I will definitely be coming, and I'm so excited. But I'm pretty sure I live only 1 mile from the ThinkGeek headquarters here in Fairfax VA, so I will not be participating in the carpool caravan. Don't give away my spot when I'm not there!

    Naomi can you post the address and any instructions ThinkGeek gave you? (for those of us not carpooling)

    Thanks!

    March 29, 2013

    • Naomi

      I will be E-mailing the address to everyone on Monday.

      March 29, 2013

    • Stacy

      Great! Thanks Naomi. And thanks for setting everything up. This is such an amazing idea for an event!

      March 30, 2013

  • Patrick

    I have that day off regardless of whether I managed to make it from the waiting list so if anyone needs to back out at the minute.... :D

    March 28, 2013

  • Tamara N

    I've arranged to move my day off at work to accommodate this trip. Thanks for setting it up! I may need to drive separately to get to the symphony afterwards.

    March 27, 2013

  • Kristen S.

    There is a way to e-mail all people who RSVPed "yes" to this Meetup. We could send a message and ask people to confirm. Only thing is, some people use a "trash" e-mail address for Meetup and won't see the message, so not a good idea to delete people who don't respond. Another suggestion is for anyone attending events before this one to mention the Think Geek tour, ask who's going and remind people to confirm that they are off on Friday and will be there. Michael and Andrew: since you see large herds of geeks coming through your home on a regular basis, I nominate you both to take the initiative to do this.

    2 · March 27, 2013

    • Naomi

      I, the event host, think that E-mailing everyone the Monday before the event is a good idea. I also think that checking with people when you see them at an event between now and then is also good. Let's do both. I won't be deleting anyone who doesn't respond to the E-mails, however I will be taking notes of who came to the event (and who didn't) and if ThinkGeek gives us a 2nd tour I will not allow those who RSVP'd yes but then were no shows to attend the 2nd tour (unless they have a legit excuse of the "my Grandma died" level).

      2 · March 27, 2013

    • Naomi

      Also let it be noted that if ThinkGeek does give us a 2nd Tour those who are on the waiting list for this event will get to RSVP first.

      2 · March 27, 2013

  • Matt

    I'm not "off" on Friday but I'm planning to take a half day and make it still. The hours haven't changed without me noticing from basically being afternoon have they? Also, Kristen are you going to jive aces that night?

    March 27, 2013

  • Kristen S.

    I'm off work on Fridays, so this works! Looking forward to this.

    March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I live close to Fairfax so can I just meet you guys at thinkgeek? I can also give rides to anyone in the Herndon/Reston area!

    March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Sure. I can fit 2 or 3 more people.

      March 6, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hey Fran, I know I said I'd do a carpool but looks like I can't make it! Sorry!

      March 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Someone can have my spot! I'd love to go but I simply have too much going on.

    March 27, 2013

  • Bryce

    So after the tour is there an expected Q&A session during dinner or? I know in the past they've shown movies @ HQ. Just curious.

    March 8, 2013

    • Naomi

      We will be able to ask all the questions that we want during the tour. After the tour we will be having a picnic dinner in their Thunderdome. (the picnic dinner is bring your own food/drink)

      March 8, 2013

    • Naomi

      I'm sure they'll answer more questions during the dinner as well.

      March 8, 2013

  • Kristen S.

    I'm off work on Fridays, so this works!

    March 7, 2013

  • Monique

    Since I work near the Think Geek HQ, would it be fine for me to just meet everyone there prior to the tour?

    1 · March 6, 2013

    • Naomi

      That will be fine.

      1 · March 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Aww, I'm soooooo bummed to be missing this. If you offer this again later, I would TOTALLY be up for it!!!!!!! Booo, wish I could go!

    March 6, 2013

    • Naomi

      You can always join the wait list. You never know when you'll get lucky :-)

      March 6, 2013

  • Nicole

    If I could meet y'all there that'd be best for me cause then I could leave straight from work.

    March 6, 2013

  • Roxanna

    WHY CAN'T THIS BE AFTER TAX SEASON?

    I just died a little.

    March 4, 2013

    • Naomi

      Sorry I took whatever day they were willing to give us.

      March 4, 2013

  • Naomi

    The time is not final. We may be doing it in the early evening but we are defiantly going on April 5th.

    March 4, 2013

  • Bryce

    Love the ThinkGeek offices! Looking forward to attending!

    March 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thinkgeek is the greatest website ever. Ever. Once in awhile they show a movie at their HQ but it's limited availability (via their Facebook page)!

    1 · February 3, 2013

  • Naomi

    @Alice if you can set it up please do :-)

    January 28, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Actually, I have a contact at Think Geek. Their head sysadmin for all their Unix e-commerce servers was my boss at a previous job 3 years ago. He is a really cool guy and a big Doctor Who fan. No idea if he could help you get a tour though.

    2 · January 28, 2013

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