December flies by so fast, we here at GGSD usually just chill for most of the month. We all have families and events that take priority over hanging with (semi) strangers.
But January? Well, that's wide open! I do a lot of my personal celebrating in the first month of the new year, just because I can't stop the party. So, why don't you come on out and have one last hurrah of the holidays!
This event will function as a new member meet, a potluck, and a holiday gathering all in one! Everyone is welcome to come out to celebrate and make some new friends for the new year. I will have a tent with tables set up, and will provide some quiche and drinks. Other brunch dishes are welcome, so please comment with what you'll bring.
We'll also have a geeky gift exchange. Bring a small wrapped gift of $20 or less. It can be something you've made or something you've purchased, and we'll do a lot-drawing exchange. Try to make your gift something related to geekdom (though as we all know, that is very broad; use your best judgment). You are not required to participate in the gift exchange if you'd rather not.
My house is in a commercial district, so parking is generally plentiful. You can park in the Notary lot next door to my house or on the street, but please do not park in my complex's lot area. If you need carpooling or pick up from the trolley, that can be arranged as well; just contact me and I'll set something up.
Dress is casual to dressy, but be advised we'll be outside (under a covered tent, but still outside), so if it's chilly, bring a sweater. There should be heat available, but I cannot vouch for outdoor conditions.
Because of the constraints of my house, I strongly discourage bringing small children. I hope you all understand, and I am sorry that I cannot accomodate wee ones.
I am looking forward to meeting you all, as well as seeing some familiar faces!
Happy holidays to you and yours and much geekiness in 2013!