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January Social Meetup 2014

Come out and meet and mingle with other Boston Science Fiction and Fantasy fans at our monthly Social Meetup! We meet for food, drinks, games, and excellent companionship. We'll be at M.J. O'Connor's (the Park Plaza location). They are reserving their entire 150 person back room exclusively for us! I'll bring some board games along. 


More about M.J. O'Connor's here:


Please keep in mind that there are a couple of M.J. O'Connor locations, we'll be at the Park Plaza location at 27 Columbus Ave. in Boston



* There is no theme or agenda, just people talking about Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and geeky things that we like (and dislike). If you can't come on time, that's fine, we usually have a large group until 8:00 PM. M.J. O'Connors is open until 2am if you want to stay extra late, but they may ask to move to the main bar around 10pm. 

* If you have SciFi/Fantasy Books or DVDs that you don't want anymore, feel free to bring them to the meetup and give them away (no sales, please). Be sure to take home anything that isn't claimed before you leave!

* There is no charge for this meetup, but the restaurant that hosts us greatly appreciates your business (and doesn't charge us a room rental fee), so please come hungry (or at least buy a drink). Also, please don't forget to pay your bill before you leave!


It's about a 5-10 minute walk from the Park Street T stop (Red and green) and a five minute walk from either Arlington and the Boylston stops on the green line

There are pay parking lots around. For example, the Motor Mart Garage ( which is just around the block and is $10 for up to 3 hours, if you come in after 5pm.

Here is a map to the location.

There are some metered parking spots for the those willing to drive around and be patient, but only a few.

Update: If anyone wants to see a few pics of the space (which is all for us!) go here:

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  • Steve P

    Did anyone see my bag there at the end? It was a plastic bag with some misc. toiletries in it.

    January 8, 2014

  • Chris D.

    Met some nice people

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Caitlin Marie W.

    I lost track of time last night. Good sign.

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Darryl D.

    It was nice to meet new people.

    1 · January 8, 2014

  • Jerry

    The cold couldn't keep us from having fun!

    2 · January 8, 2014

    • Alan

      I think, in fact, it kept me there later! (The thought of going back outside kept me there!)

      2 · January 8, 2014

  • Basma

    it was great reconnecting with everyone

    2 · January 8, 2014

  • Courtney B.

    I had a great time! Talked myself hoarse, which I'm taking as a positive for the conversations.

    3 · January 8, 2014

  • Emilie

    Putting on the balaclava and the second pair of pants...

    3 · January 7, 2014

    • Desti

      Same here..

      1 · January 7, 2014

  • Jasmine N.

    My house is blowing up, so I'm going home to drink. Have fun :)

    January 7, 2014

  • Anya J.

    Realized I won't be able to make it today, but hopefully next time! :C

    January 7, 2014

  • Mike

    Looks like I won't be able to make it after all. Oh well, maybe next time.

    January 7, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    ooh cant wait! see you all later!

    3 · January 7, 2014

    • Chris D.

      Becky, you know you have to pass the doctor who test to come!

      January 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      That's what you think

      1 · January 7, 2014

  • Robyn

    Bundling up now to start the trek over. I'll see you soon!

    1 · January 7, 2014

  • Joseph A.

    Shoot, might not make it tonight. If so, I hope everyone has an awesome time and I will catch you next month!

    January 7, 2014

  • Emilie

    Leaving the house today is going to on par with an arctic expedition.

    3 · January 7, 2014

    • Caitlin Marie W.

      Just pretend it's Hoth.

      4 · January 7, 2014

    • Lyndsay

      Caitlin, you're only saying that because you know you're small enough to be safe from anyone cutting you open to stay warm. ;)

      5 · January 7, 2014

  • Chris D.

    Anyone know if there's a reasonably priced parking garage near this venue? I don't feel like taking the mbta tonite with the weather so darn cold! Thanks

    January 7, 2014

    • Maria

      The cheapest option is street parking. You only need to pay until 8pm. 25 cents for 12 minutes. If you decide to part on the street, make sure it's not in a spot designated residential after 5:00pm. The description says that the Motor Mart is $10 for up to 3 hours. I think the 2nd cheapest garage is the one under the Boston Common (it's not far, but not a fun walk on a cold night). There is also an outdoor lot on Arlington Street.

      2 · January 7, 2014

  • Dave R.

    Unfortunate events has pushed back my first visit.

    January 4, 2014

  • Rachel G.

    Do you guys ever have this same meetup (at same location, same subject matter) on nights other than Mondays (I have work conflicts on some nights)? Do you ever schedule for Wednesdays, Thursdays? Thanks!

    January 3, 2014

  • Jon W.

    I suggest finding a different location given that their credit card processing system has been compromised.

    December 28, 2013

    • Erik N.

      My credit card had some fraudulent charges on it yesterday. Could this be a result of that?

      January 1, 2014

    • Melissa H.

      It's possible, but I think any business could be vulnerable. It's an ongoing arms race between the security people and the thieves, and lately the thieves have had some victories.

      1 · January 1, 2014

  • Marshunda

    My Comic-con outfit!

    November 1, 2013

    • Robyn

      Have you already started working on it? You're really early!

      December 29, 2013

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