Update from the organizer (rekoob) at 6 pm Eastern:
Thanks, everyone, for all your thoughtful and helpful responses. It appears my worrying about Quizzo was misplaced, and therefore I have booked a table for 8-9 people starting at 6:30p at The Abbaye:
The Abbaye, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia
637 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia PA 19123
It has the advantage of better access for those traveling by car (parking), roominess, and value. Quizzing will be a bonus!
As of 7:00p Eastern/blog time, I have the following attending:
Ceci n est pas mon
Leto, Avalune (+ kid!)
I’ll bring the balloons! Again, the more, the merrier! If I’ve missed your nym, please say so.
Update from WaterGirl
I can reach rekoob by text in case of meetup emergencies – like being at the other place by mistake, or not being able to find everyone!
Also, Leto and Avalune can text me, too. Let’s hope you all find one another!
This should be a great meetup!
Update: I just added this post as a link in the sidebar for easy access as you guys are working out details! (WG)
rekoob sent me this update about the meetup in Philadelphia tomorrow. (Thursday!)
Many thanks to everyone for weighing in on ideas for a meetup in Philadelphia on Thursday, 15 June 2023.
Here’s my proposal — perhaps we can start at Monk’s Cafe around 6:30p (I’ll get there early with some green balloons):
It turns out that Thursdays are Quizzo Nights (fun!) at several locations in the city, including a couple recommended to us, namely, Fergie’s Pub and The Abbaye:
We can start at Monk’s Cafe, and those who wish can then migrate to Fergie’s (roughly a half-mile from Monk’s) or elsewhere.
How to spot me? I’m a nondescript, clean-shaven guy in his early-60s, and I’ll wear an orange Polo shirt and black trousers. Also, the balloons. If I get a chance to make a reservation, it will be in the name of Steve.
Objections? Other ideas? Please say so before 5:00p Eastern on 14 June.
Also, even if you already RSVP’d in a previous thread, can you chime in below if you are planning to attend? That will make it easy for me to assemble a list of people who plan to attend! (WG)