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Meet & Geek @ Barriques Park St.

Meet.  Geeks.  Meet & Geek.

It is quite possible that you have missed out on many of the former M&G extravaganzas.  If you HAVEN'T attended before, I promise you that you are in for a fancy-pants treat.  (Not that you have to wear fancy pants.  I might very well be wearing sweatpants, myself.)  

If you HAVE attended, you can stop reading now and just RSVP yes.

Meet & Geeks are sort of a cross between the titillating adventure of an adolescent social mixer, the high-elevation discourse of an academic meeting, and the proud, gleeful, chattering chaos of the lobby before the opening of a con.

In other words, they're awesome.

My purpose in running Geekery is to facilitate connections between people who wouldn't necessarily find each other otherwise - and through doing that, to help all of us feel more comfortable with who we are and what we have to offer others.  I take this mission seriously.  Given that purpose, Meet & Geeks are at the center of Geekery's center-ness.  (Couldn't really figure out the metaphor there, but you know what I mean.)

So IF YOU COME TO NOTHING ELSE Geekery does, COME TO THIS.  At least once.

We're trooping to Barriques because it satisfies the needs of those with a thirst for hooch and those who prefer their fix via caffeine and/or sugar.  (In case you have never visited one, Barriques serves wine, beer, coffee withorwithout alcohol, fancy sodas, soups, salads, sandwiches, and pastries.  [Really too bad I couldn't find a way to end that sentence with another "s" word.  Ah, well.])

The Barriques on Park St. is located across from the intersection of Park St. and Fish Hatchery Rd.  There is limited parking in the actual lot, but generous (free) street parking.  I believe it is a safe area for someone walking alone to/from their car, but if you'd like an escort, feel free to call me when you get there.

As always, I am available for comments, questions, criticisms, feedback, queries, suggestions, or to receive large quantities of untraceable funds.  

Be well.  

Anthea

Geekery Organizer Extraordinaire


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  • Jacob N.

    I think it was very obvious to those who had the unfortunate circumstance of sitting with me, but I was incredibly uncomfortable. This has nothing to do with the company because you folk be rocking, but my social anxiety. At the very least it's good to be reminded that gatherings such as this are not for me.

    February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks! It looks like it's close to Alchemy, which I really enjoy... if anyone is ever up for dinner at Alchemy followed by beers at One Barrel, I would totally be up for it.By the way, if the big social meetups are too uncomfortable, you might consider some of the smaller Geekery meetups that are organized around a specific topic, like a game or a book discussion. I sometimes find that conversation is less stressful and awkward at those, because

      1 · February 26, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      ... because there's a common topic for everyone to talk about. But for the record, you didn't seem awkward at all and I enjoyed the conversation.

      February 26, 2014

  • Musaab A.

    Glad that I was with you today although it was a short period of time, because I came so late. Best,

    1 · February 25, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Glad you made it! Hope to see you at a future event. :)

      February 26, 2014

    • Carly Brooke S.

      Sorry I missed you. Maybe I'll see you at another Meetup event.

      February 26, 2014

  • Melissa

    Run out not rumour. Stupid phone.

    February 26, 2014

  • Melissa

    Sorry for the rumour. Cab showed up early. I enjoyed meeting everyone and glad I didn't let my anxiety keep me home.

    February 26, 2014

  • Carly Brooke S.

    It was fine. I got along well with other people.

    February 26, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    lively

    February 26, 2014

  • Jonathan K.

    I am very sick. I will not be able to make it.

    February 25, 2014

    • Carly Brooke S.

      Yeah, invernal weather does make people sick with all the unprotected germs, huh?

      1 · February 25, 2014

  • Anthea

    Ill be 5 min late...questions, call me at[masked]

    February 25, 2014

    • Louis F.

      Me too. Beltline is busy

      February 25, 2014

  • Travis B.

    I'll be there, with a smile, early.

    February 25, 2014

  • Travis B.

    I'll be there, with a smile, early.

    February 25, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Gonna have to back out of this one, school work calls.

    February 25, 2014

  • Shelley

    My workout changed this week to a Tuesday so I'll have to catch you guys next time!

    February 23, 2014

  • Jonathan K.

    Sorry but I will be 45 mins late.

    February 22, 2014

  • Gretchen

    I don't feel comfortable driving to this part of Madison..if it's by st. mary's Hospitol.. I get really confused there.. I would go if it were on the east or west side of madison or on the north side of madison

    February 16, 2014

    • Anthea

      I'll try to have the next M&G somewhere you feel more comfortable, Gretchen. I think that that particular area is safe at night, but I can understand your reluctance and want everyone to feel comfortable. Would something on Williamson St. work?

      February 20, 2014

  • Gretchen

    I live in Waunakee.. I changed my thing to not going cuz I'm afraid I will get lost

    February 16, 2014

    • MyRanda

      aww...sorry...:(

      February 17, 2014

  • Will

    I'll be running a little late as I work until 7, but should make it by 7:30.

    February 17, 2014

  • Gretchen

    oh, I am terrible with finding my way around by St. Mary's hospitol.. I shouldn't really drive myself there I get really confused

    February 16, 2014

    • Jonathan K.

      I am sure someone can give you a ride. What part of town do you live on?

      February 16, 2014

  • Anthea

    Just wanted to say that I am tickled that there will be a bunch of first-timers AND that I'll be glad to see the folks I know after a bit of a hiatus from Geekery. Sunday mornings tend to make me sentimental. (If anyone knows the relevant Kris Kristofferson song, they'll understand.)

    February 16, 2014

  • Gretchen

    I might have a hard time finding it

    February 14, 2014

    • MyRanda

      Its right next to saint marys hospital

      February 14, 2014

    • Anthea

      If you give me a call [masked]) I can give you directions with landmarks, etc. from wherever you'll be....

      February 16, 2014

  • Anthea

    Damn. I should have included my email/phone in the message that went out about this event. Hopefully everyone who gets lost/confused will find it here: Please email me at [masked]. I hate the meetup email system. You can call or text me at[masked], but please be sure to include your full name with any text. Thanks.

    February 8, 2014

  • Jamie

    Unfortunately I work a second job on Tu & Th nights, but I hope to make an event in the future!

    February 8, 2014

    • Anthea

      Jamie: I've been out of commission the past few months so we haven't had any M&G's, but in general, I try to change around the day so that everyone has a chance to come regardless of their obligations. I also hold them at bars sometimes (always those that serve food as well), but Barriques is my favorite. I'll look forward to meeting you.

      February 8, 2014

  • Jacob N.

    If all else, it would be a means to throw a fiver at the organizer directly, since I've failed to give dues thus far. :P

    1 · February 8, 2014

    • Anthea

      Oh! No worries, Jacob! Though I would be deeply appreciative of a donation. Or even a free expensive-coffee-drink.

      February 8, 2014

    • Anthea

      In fact, buying the drink might be better since I have never gotten over the feeling of guilt involved with paying $5 for a coffee-ish beverage. Yet they're so delicious. So you'd save me some torment there.

      1 · February 8, 2014

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