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International Meetup Day 2012!

After much deliberation, we've finally decided we're going to do a potluck style picnic on the fields in front of the state capitol, because what better place to have our international meetup day in Austin than in front of the capitol building itself?  We can meet and/or gather near the front of the steps.  Look for a tall asian guy (that's me).  If you show up later than 6, I'm sure you'll see a large gathering of people (that's us).  People can come and go as they please, and afterwards we can do a pub crawl to get our drink fix (no alcohol on the lawn) for all those who are interested (and 21+).

As for parking, I highly suggest carpooling and public transportation.  There's not much we can do about this no matter where we go, since there will probably be about a hundred people coming to this.

Hope to see you all there!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    It was everything I expected a Reddit meetup to be. Meet new random people who decided to get off their couch and from in front of their computer and meet and discuss different interesting topics. I met some really cool and interesting people and it definitely gave me the motivation to attend more Reddit meetups in the future. Im really looking forward to game nights.

    June 25, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had fun and totally met tons of people

    June 24, 2012

  • Paula M.

    It could have been planned better. I was confused days before, they kept changing location. Other than that it was awesome !!!

    June 24, 2012

  • J. J. E

    We are going to kung fu

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Most of us are still at opal's. For now.

    June 23, 2012

  • Chester

    Brew exchange folks, a man named David is coming your way from Opal Devine. Make him feel welcome? Look for an older gent in a visor.

    June 23, 2012

  • Alex

    If people are at Brew Exchange, I'm here looking for you. I'm near the front smoking by myself (Brown plaid button up and jeans). Find me for a free drink.

    June 23, 2012

  • Alex

    Do you mean Brew Exchange? Near Nueces on 6th? The bar with the fluctuating beer prices?

    June 23, 2012

  • J. J. E

    We are at opal

    June 23, 2012

  • Alex

    I'll be heading downtown in minutes. I would greatly appreciate anyone who keeps throwing updates here (appreciate to the tune of one drink, for the first person who a. updates and b. finds me to claim said drink).

    June 23, 2012

  • Chester

    So the Opal group is upstairs in the deck.

    June 23, 2012

  • Paula M.

    That was super fun! Thanks guys!

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Heading to Opal Divines on 6th

    June 23, 2012

  • Tony R

    So you all hitting the bars yet or what??

    June 23, 2012

  • Vince P.

    We ran really late after the river! How late are people gonna be staying? Can someone post the first few bars of the pub crawl so we can catch up if people have already left?

    June 23, 2012

  • Alex

    Awesome. I'll try asking here again once I'm free and its closer to a time that me being in a bar won't make me worry about my burgeoning alcoholism.

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    That's the word on the streets.

    June 23, 2012

  • Alex

    Is there a plan to head to bars after the Capitol? I'm not free for a bit longer, but I'd love to meet up with people at bars tonight if they're going.

    June 23, 2012

  • Jessalyn

    Man I started drinking at home! Haha, but you fellers have fun and when I can find a sober driver I will be there :)

    June 23, 2012

  • Kevin

    we are southwest of the Capitol building by the cowboy statue

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Disregard that last message

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey all! We are near the cowboy statue south west of the Capitol building in a big shady spot.

    June 23, 2012

  • Jonathan

    I can't make it because I am working again tonight. But its at a pub downtown some come crawl on over and say hi to me!

    June 23, 2012

  • Paula M.

    Now 5 gentlemen... One lady!! In the shade.

    June 23, 2012

  • Paula M.

    Furby?*

    June 23, 2012

  • Paula M.

    Fury Hooker... Where you at?

    June 23, 2012

  • Paula M.

    I'm at the Capitol now!!! Group of 4 gentlemen... One lady. Meet us!!!

    June 23, 2012

  • Randy M.

    Alright y'all, I just parked and will be there soonish by the front steps. Parking around the Rio Grande campus area is pretty clear right now and not very far, if you're wondering about parking.

    June 23, 2012

  • Roger F.

    I might be up for that too.

    June 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Don't think I'll make it out to the big event, but folk should update here where the party moves to. I'd love to come out later.

    June 23, 2012

  • J. J. E

    I am Special.... in the short bus kind of way.

    June 23, 2012

  • Randy M.

    I too will be there early if anyone would like to chill before the crowd builds. Many of you already know what I look like, but for those who don't, just look for a short blonde girl wearing shorts and a grey spaghetti strap (or just go look at the pics on my profile or FB, duh). My real name's Randy. I'm super friendly and won't hump your leg. See you all there. :)

    2 · June 23, 2012

  • J. J. E

    I'll be there about 30 minutes early

    June 23, 2012

  • Kevin

    Thanks, JJ.

    June 23, 2012

  • Monica

    Hey, there was previous mentioning about after a few hours on the lawn moving the large massive people elsewhere, if this happens, would someone please post and let me know the whereabouts? I would love to attend the capital but I live far south, must drive and am concerned about the parking.

    June 23, 2012

  • Joe L.

    Quick last minute reminder - the light rail actually runs today starting some time in the afternoon (I believe after 3:30pm) all the way till midnight. It goes to downtown next to the convention center (10 blocks from capitol).

    1 · June 23, 2012

  • J. J. E

    I just picked up 200 name tags. I only have a few markers so if you have some bring them

    2 · June 23, 2012

  • Chester

    Can do! PM me your address and I'll drop by on my way up.

    June 23, 2012

  • jai

    Hi anyone reading this: i'm totally new to austin and don't have a car. I live about 2 miles away from the meetup. Think you can give me a ride?!

    June 23, 2012

  • J. J. E

    I'll pick up name tags

    2 · June 22, 2012

  • Kevin

    Yes, name tags are not only an excellent idea, but required at this point. Although in my opinion, trying to learn people's names without name tags would be a fun little brain exercise.

    I'll try to stop and get name tags before I show up, but I have to work tomorrow so someone else may want to grab some as well for back up in case I'm running late or don't get a chance to do it.

    June 22, 2012

  • Randy M.

    Anybody want to bring some nametags? We have quite a few people coming to this one. Also, don't forget some moolah if you need to park on the street.

    1 · June 22, 2012

  • Kevin

    Just meet near the front entrance. There's a sidewalk that goes straight towards to the steps to the entrance of the capitol. Meet right in front of the steps. Look for me (tall asian guy), or a large gathering of people if you're late. I doubt anyone will have issues finding it.

    June 22, 2012

  • Rachel

    to clarify my previous comment, I meant the meeting location at the Capitol.

    June 22, 2012

  • Rachel

    Looks like it's still being decided. Calm down. I trust the organizers to get that info to us though.

    June 22, 2012

  • Kevin

    Holy fuck, 181 people right now. State Capitol's gonna HATE US. I can't wait.

    1 · June 22, 2012

  • Paula M.

    Still confused... Someone give me some damn answers! Where hall we meet?

    June 22, 2012

  • Annodyne

    Thanks for saying so Andrew, that was me that organized the Meetup Day last year, but most people have only complained about how it turned out... :)

    June 22, 2012

  • Rachel

    IIRC, Butterfly Bar/Vortex can't handle an event this size on Saturday...it's up in the previous comments somewhere.

    June 22, 2012

  • Paula M.

    What exactly was decided? I'm still a little unsure...

    June 22, 2012

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