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One Year Anniversary - Speed-Friending/Newb­­ie Intro Extravaganza!

The Nerds are having a little birthday bash and we've decided to take over the W Hotel!

Join us on Friday, June 21, 2013, as we celebrate the Active Lifestyle Nerds One Year Anniversary -- Speed Friending/Newbie Intro Extravaganza! (long title, i know)

With over to 600 members and 100 events hosted, ALN is proud to be one of the fastest growing and most active Meetup communities in Southern California. We want to celebrate how amazing of a year it's been - with you!

Whether you just joined the group or have been an ‘Active Nerd’ since day one, don’t miss this opportunity to nerd-out together in this oh-so-swanky location.

 

Newbies: If you haven't been to an event yet, this is the PERFECT opportunity to meet other new members and nerdy counterparts...Did I mention we'll have cupcakes?

Veterans: Do you really need more convincing?! (again, did I mention we'll have cupcakes?)

**UPDATE**

We're super excited to announce that we'll have official Active Lifestyle Nerds T-Shirts available for the first time ever at this event!

$10 will get you a super sweet limited edition ALN t-shirt which may or may not give you super powers including, but not limited to: ability to fly, invisibility, x-ray vision, etc.

*super powers not guaranteed

 

**UPDATE 2**

Unfortunately i just found out we won't be able to use the pool...so sorry :( Leave the swim trunks at home. To make up for any would be water excitement, how about we hold a nerdy raffle and "submerge" you guys in a bunch of random prizes!? Yes? Awesome! Totally FREE nerdy raffle including gift cards, games, etc...only at the ALN One Year Anniversary Extravaganza! Yee!


Stay Nerdy.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Does anyone know where to get our hands on "Cards against Humanity"? That game is so HIlarious I want to share it with others.

    June 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      You can actually download it for free and make your own set (costs around $10) from their website: http://cardsagainsthu...­ Some friends and I did this and we made our own additional custom cards

      June 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Haha! That's totally what I did, Bill... Went home and purchased a set. The game was super fun

      June 24, 2013

  • J.P.

    Thanks Rafael and Ricardo for being the hosts, and to the others who have offered a hand in making this event cool. To all of the nerds, it was nice mingling and getting to learn more name with faces. I had fun. Only bad news is I couldn't find my coat at the end of the night. Bummer!

    June 22, 2013

    • Michael W.

      Always good to see and talk to you Jon. Sorry to hear about your coat. I hope it turns up!!!

      June 22, 2013

    • Rafael

      Sorry to hear about the jacket, man that sucks! The hotel didn't find it?

      June 22, 2013

  • Rafael

    Just want to say thanks to everyone that came out. This group has some of the most awesome people I've ever met, and it wouldn't be the same without each and every one of you. Out of the two of us, Ricardo definitely deserves the most credit. So thanks Ricardo for your hard work. Also, thanks to everyone else who helped plan and get things set up (Jim, Susie and others), the event wouldn't have succeeded without you guys.

    1 · June 22, 2013

  • Johnson L.

    Was great meeting everyone, hoping to come out to a few more in the near future.

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      It was certainly a pleasure to meet you last night. Loved those dance moves you busted out. I can't wait to see you at the next event.

      June 22, 2013

  • Sandy aka The Bubbly O.

    Had an absolute blast. Loved playing with my fellow Nerds, then rockin it out on the dance floor. We should do this WAY more often, at least the dancing part.

    2 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      My MJ moves were very rusty last night...but you're right, more dancing at future events should fix that right up! :)

      June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I heard (and loved the fact) that any event will bust out into a dancing party. Can't wait to see everyone dancing in a circle again.

      June 22, 2013

  • Pualani S.

    P.S. I think I introduced myself to some people as Aimee (sounds like Amy). I go by both names: Aimee and Pualani

    June 22, 2013

  • Pualani S.

    Great to see some familiar and new faces! Last night's party was awesome! This group isn't just a group, it's a community; an amazing community, and I'm so glad to be a part of it.

    June 22, 2013

  • Dmitry

    Thank you everyone for an amazing night, and of course a special thanks to all of the organizers, without you guys, this would have never happened!

    3 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      Thank YOU for taking the time out to hang out with us! It was so much fun!

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • Alexander P.

    There is a special quality that some people have that makes them an absolute joy to be around. I feel very fortunate that I can share company with such amazing friends. Thank you Ricardo and Rafael, I had a blast.

    4 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      The group is beyond fortunate to have YOU. I can't express how appreciative I am of the kind words :) It was great seeing you!

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Amazing event! Best on so far!!!! I am so lucky to be a part of this group! You guys make my heart happy! Thank you Ricardo and Rafael, for starting the group and just being awesome in general, and hosting the best nerd event ever!!! We love you guys!!! <3

    6 · June 22, 2013

    • Kathryn

      We <3 the Doctor!

      4 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      No, WE are lucky to have YOU. You are amazing, Sri. I can't thank you enough for everything you do :)

      1 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What an incredible night!!! Thanks Rafael and Ricardo you guys rock!!!:)

    2 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      NO, YOU rock! I still owe you Starbucks!

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Lots of fun! Great event to attend if you're a newbie. Thanks to everyone who contributed to make it happen!

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      YOU contributed to the fun...so thank YOU coming out :)

      June 22, 2013

  • Irina S.

    Awesome!

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      So much fun! Thanks for swinging through!

      June 22, 2013

  • Kirstin

    Great to see all the veterans and meet all the newbies! Hope to see you again soon!

    1 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      Hope to see you again soon too! Thanks for coming out!

      June 22, 2013

  • marisa

    This was an awesome event. Great job on the organizing. I loved all of the stations, fun times!! It was great meeting so many people!

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • Rebecca

    Last night was so much fun! It was nice meeting everybody!

    3 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      Likewise! Very nice meeting you too!

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was wonderful meeting everyone. I had a lot of fun! Excited for future events :)

    3 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      Super great meeting you too! Glad you enjoyed the evening! See you at a future event!

      June 22, 2013

  • Kevin

    This is probably the only event that will prompt me to ask: Can I rate it 6 stars?

    3 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      I'm emailing meetup.com to see if they can adjust the rating system for this event only, I'll keep you posted! :)

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great job organizing this! Thanks for the fun, can't wait for the next meetup with this group

    3 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      No problem! Can't wait to see you at a future event!

      June 22, 2013

  • Michael W.

    Met some very nice people tonight.

    2 · June 21, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      I did too! You were awesome! Thank you for coming!

      June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last night was my first night and it was so amazing. I met so many people. It would have been the kind of situation where a "nerd" would go and sit in the corner because there are so many people, but I felt so at home being with my own kind. It wasn't just an event where you go and talk the whole time. All the organizers did a great job making sure there were activities and that everyone participated so they could meet new people and not feel left out. This event truly was a great place to meet new people and to practically throw yourself into the group. I can't wait for my next event to see how many people I already know now.

    2 · June 22, 2013

    • Ricardo C.

      The situation you just described was the reason we started this meetup :) I can't thank you enough for coming out and being so awesome! Glad you enjoyed it!

      June 22, 2013

  • Ricardo C.

    I can't even begin to express how amazing last night was! THANK YOU to everyone that came out and made this such a memorable evening. I'm still stuck on cloud 9, right above the W Hotel, eating a cupcake :) Thank you to our wonderful organizers who hosted stations, volunteered their time, and really made sure the activities ran smoothly and everyone was having fun-- A true reflection to how our nerdy events are run, week-in and week-out. Thank you to our wonderful "regulars" and our awesome "newbies" -- We hope to have sparked some new friendships and REALLY hope that everyone will cross paths again at a future ALN event. Thank you to the wonderful staff at the W Hotel who let us hold this crazy event at their venue. Working with their team was such a pleasure and can't wait to do it again in the future... We've grown so much in one year because of YOU, the Active Nerds. Here's to another amazing year! Stay Nerdy :)

    2 · June 22, 2013

  • Michelle K

    I had a great time. Loved the speed friending stations. As always, a great group of folks and lots of fun. Very well organized thanks Ricardo and Rafael!

    4 · June 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome party, very well organized, and this group continues to be one of the most welcoming to newbies that I've ever encountered.

    4 · June 22, 2013

  • Cindy

    Hi I am in the lobby where is everyone meeting I don't see a big group its like 9 already

    June 21, 2013

    • Michael W.

      I believe everyone will be in the upstairs bar.

      June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Just got off of the waiting list. Will drop by at 10.

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Christine

    I will be running late:(

    June 21, 2013

  • Rob

    FYI, the ace lot literally right next to the hotel is $5 parking from now till 6am

    June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Have to miss, unexpectedly out of town

    June 21, 2013

  • Aaron

    I just got off the waiting list. Anyone else interested in carpooling from PB? (Koichi doesn't have any more room.)

    June 21, 2013

    • Mike

      Aaron, I'm about to head to Law St for body surfing in 10 minutes. Call me [masked]

      June 21, 2013

    • Aaron

      Just called you and left voicemail. I'm a few blocks away from Law.

      June 21, 2013

  • Alan W.

    Is anyone here yet? Adam and I are in the lobby. Are we meeting somewherevsoecific?

    June 21, 2013

  • Pat

    I'll see you guys at the bar.

    June 21, 2013

  • Cesar A.

    This sounds awesome!!!

    June 21, 2013

  • Koichi

    Judging by the parking website, the best/cheapest parking is between State on the east, Kettner on the west, West Ash on the north and West A on the South, at least for parking between 7:45pm and 12:30am. http://sandiego.bestparking.com/

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • cody

    i dunno about anyone else, but i'm planning on taking the trolly, theres a station only 2.5 blocks away from the place.

    June 21, 2013

  • Jim M.

    If you are going to be later than 8:30, please reconsider your RSVP. A lot of our Speed Friending activities will start promptly at 8 pm. If you come after 10:30, the upstairs bar is open to the public and ALL OF YOU can join us for that part - EVEN IF YOU DID NOT GET IN WITH RSVP. Please be considerate to the people who want to attend the entire event and who don't have conflicts with other groups. Thanks and looking forward to seeing you tonight!

    June 21, 2013

    • Mike

      I wish I knew about the open to the public at 10:30 part earlier.

      June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I might make it to the bar.

      June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    What's up with these Speed Friending activities, how does that work?

    June 21, 2013

  • Amy C

    I am not going to be able to make it tonight :(

    June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      :(((

      June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Not going to make it after all work is swamping me under!!

    June 21, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      :((

      June 21, 2013

  • Anali

    :( I am so sad! I was planning on going tonight but work!!! Is busy today!! I am barely having lunch! No way I can leave this place before 8pm :( I was really looking forward to this.... Oh well see you girls on GNO tomorrow.

    June 21, 2013

  • Koichi

    If anyone wants to carpool and split parking, leaving from PB, send me a text, I can drive... I should be leaving PB somewhere around 7-7:15 and plan on staying til probably midnight, but I am flexible. [masked]-two-three-five-three.

    June 21, 2013

    • Koichi

      Cool... picking up someone in clairemont at 7:15pm... anyone else? I have 3 more spaces...

      June 21, 2013

    • Koichi

      Thanks to all the people who are carpooling. We are meeting at 7:15pm in Clairemont at the address I texted, then probably leaving at midnight-ish. Right now we have 4, my car does have 5 seats but I will probably keep it at 4.

      June 21, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    We hope to see all of you there, but if your plans change, PLEASE update your RSVP! We have a long waiting list, and you don't want to be "that guy." ;)

    1 · June 21, 2013

  • Sandy aka The Bubbly O.

    Oh, yeah. What part of the W hotel are we meeting at? Upstairs bar or elsewhere?

    June 21, 2013

  • Karthik

    Sorry guys for the last minute change, I wont be able to make it. Just realized that today is Padres game and bought tickets already. I really hope the next person in the waiting list sees this.

    June 21, 2013

    • Karthik

      Have fun guys!! and I look forward to meet you all some other time...

      June 21, 2013

  • Sandy aka The Bubbly O.

    I'm going to be late because I'm going to Wine, Women, and Cheese first. I'll probably be there ~ 9:30-10 pm. Let's pray that the parking gods are good to me.

    June 21, 2013

  • Johnson L.

    So 120 people are going to this?! Dang that's a lot of nerds! Looking forward to it.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Sandy aka The Bubbly O.

    I'm hoping a few people can't make it at the last minute, so I get bumped in off the wait list.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Mike

    Hey guys I work until 10 tomorrow but was wondering if the party will still be in full swing 2 hours late.

    June 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I just dropped my guest... she will be babysitting my son so I can come. so hopefully a new person gets in.

    June 20, 2013

  • Mike

    Pods' game @ Petco should make parking a bit more challenging. Just a heads-up.

    June 20, 2013

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