Update: Dec 8: Re-re-upping this post so BJ peeps can add comments. Last posted on Oct 8
Re-upping this post because so many conversations had started in this post from August.
In the comments, I made note if a particular person had offered to coordinate (or help coordinate) the meetup. See comments #94, #98, and #122.
Coordinators welcome for other meetups as well, just speak up in the comments.
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Update at 7:45 pm on 8/7. I have added this post to the sidebar under Balloon Juice Meetups!
We have volunteers to coordinate two of the meetups, check out comments #94 and #98.
If you would be interested in any of the meetups that were proposed, or you are up for coordinating any of the others, jump into the comments and let us know.
I am hearing talk of meetups and thought maybe we’d start with a single post where people can throw out an initial feeler about a meetup – in a place where more people might see it than in a comment in one thread.
Talk of Meetups
Mr. Bemused Senior wonders if anyone is interested in a meetup in the SF Bay Area.
I think I saw that NotMax is going to be in New York soon visiting his mom.
Paul in Jacksonville suggests a meetup in the Jacksonville/St. Augustine area in northeast Floriduh.
HinTN suggests a meetup in Mountain View in CA.
cain wonders about a meetup in Portland. (PNW)
MisterForkbeard suggests a possible Ranch Dinner meetup in North Bay.
Dastronomer in Santa Cruz thinks North Bay is far, anyone else in South Bay?
Cephalus Max asks – how about a Research Triangle meet up? (Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Pittsboro)
Joy in FL lives in west Pasco County, about 30 miles northwest of Tampa, up for something in Tampa?
JCNZ how about a meetup on Waiheke Island, New Zealand?
Diceros bicornis will be in Paris weekend of 17-17 September, if there are other bj peeps in the vicinity (visiting or residenting) then a meetup would be trop cool!
TXSwede says “No appetite for a North Texas meetup?”
Nancy is up for a meetup in Rochester NY or the surrounding area.
If you’d like to put out a feeler about a possible meetup, please let us know in the comments. I will add it to the list in the block quote above, and folks can jump in with comments below.