Past Meetup


This Meetup is past

30 people went

Price: $24.95 /per person

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C T F Brand Durian provided by
N.A. Trading Company

Available at these fine local supermarkets:
ABC Supermarket
8970 Bolsa Ave, Westminster, CA 92683
Ai Hoa Supermarket
860 N Hill St, LA (Chinatown), CA 90012
Hawaii Supermarket
120 E Valley Blvd, San Gabriel, CA 91776
Valley Supermarket
1251 E Valley Blvd, Alhambra, CA 91801
Ask your local market to carry
C T F Brand Durian, distributed by N.A. Trading Company
Learn, Taste & Talk about DURIAN "The King of Fruits" with world travelers Lindsay & Rob Culclasure of the blog "Year of the Durian" at their 1st public appearance since spending all of 2012 stalking the durian through Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, and Vietnam! They found traditional farmers, speed-eating competitions, cutting edge scientists, and they want to share it all with you, over durian! One time only! They also volunteered at the 1st Woodstock Fruit Festival and worked at Grant "The Raw Aussie Athlete" Campbell's April 2012 Thailand Retreat!
Whole durian will be mornthong variety from Thailand, plus maybe one more variety if another supplier comes through!
Durian complimented by durian dip, whole fresh ripe raw- spotty bananas, mangosteens, fuyu persimmons, and one more surprise exotic tropical fruit!
For inquires about this event please contact the Event Host.
For more info on the speakers and their project please visit their site: ( or contact them at [masked]
The exact meetup location in Topanga Canyon (near Woodland Hills) will be emailed to the email address the ticket buyer has on file with shortly after the RSVPs close on Fri, Jan 11 at noon. The meetup location will have ample free parking, is bicycle friendly, and will be the pick-up point to shuttle you a short distance to the super-secret indoor venue! The venue has no parking, but an amazing panoramic view (weather permitting) of the San Fernando Valley at sunset!
4:00pm - 4:45pm -- Shuttling* from meetup location to venue / Mingling
4:45pm -- Durian serving & eating starts
5:00pm -- Slideshow & lecture starts / Durian eating continues
5:04pm -- Sunset
5:40pm -- Slideshow & lecture ends / Q&A starts
6:00ish -- Q&A ends / Mingling / Shuttling* back / Clean up / Closing
* Shuttle will only be in service 4:00pm-4:45pm and after the Q&A ends. If you're not at the meetup location ready to ride the shuttle between 4:00pm-4:45pm you forfeit your ticket payment and admittance to the event.
All ages event!
Ticket Blocks: $17.95 / $21.95 / $24.95 SOLD-OUT - with no fees!
Price covers "world premiere" slideshow, lecture and Q&A from 2 traveling durian experts; plenty of durian complimented by another tasty fruit; plus shuttle service from meetup location to & from venue. Tickets can only be purchased in advance through PayPal by way of this event page from now til Fri, Jan 11 at noon. You can buy multiple tickets. Tickets will NOT be available at the door. Your ticket price is the price it was when you paid thru PayPal. Later if the ticket price increases, please ignore if Meetup/PayPal says you owe more money. If you buy additional tickets after the increase, you pay the increased price only on the additional tickets. If you can't use your ticket(s) you may give it to someone else, but you must email the Event Host the new name(s) by Fri, Jan 11 at noon, otherwise you forfeit your payment and their admittance. All unnamed guests must arrive at the meetup location with the Meetup member who bought the tickets. If you email the Event Host names for your guests by Fri, Jan 11 at noon, they may arrive separately, otherwise you forfeit their payment and admittance. To board the shuttle to the venue you must bring your ticket printed-out or on a smart phone, without your ticket you cannot board the shuttle and you forfeit your payment and admittance. You may print your ticket after you've paid by clicking "Print ticket", located below the event title.
By participating in this event you have Speakers' permission to photograph and/or audio/video-record Speakers' presentation and publish such media online as long as you (1) always include the following credits and link to Speakers' website: Year of the Durian, [masked],, (2) allow Speakers' to copy such media for any purpose in any format, online and/or offline, now and hereafter without further compensation, permission, or notification (3) immediately remove such media, anytime Speakers' ask, for any reason (4) do not generate revenue from such media (5) notify Speakers' if anyone requests a copy of such media (6) notify Speakers' if any unusual situation occurs with such media.
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