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Chuck
April 20th, 2008, 12:17 PM
Sean and I will be in the Bay Area for Maker Faire around the May 3-4 weekend. We're going to be pretty tied up with work, but we'd love to meet up with those of you that are in the area and would enjoy kicking back and shooting some BSG BS over a beer.

We'll know more about our schedule early next week, and we'll post a more specific time and place. But in the meantime, I just wanted to let you know about it. Right now I'd guess that it'll probably be Thursday or Friday night.

And if any of you would like to check out Maker Faire -- which you should because it's an awesome time -- we a few tickets we'd be happy to bring along to the meetup. Sean and I are actually building a big dinosaur, so we'll be pretty easy to spot at the 'Faire.

The Fair Melissa
April 20th, 2008, 02:50 PM
Frak.

I was supposed to be out there that weekend for a friend's wedding, but I had to cancel my trip. Sigh.

Have fun!

Phil
April 20th, 2008, 02:58 PM
Count Lisa and I as a Yes. We'd also love to see your work at the Faire...

I'll keep my eyes open for updates...

h0t sauc3
April 20th, 2008, 04:09 PM
that sounds awesome! i live in davis (maybe an hour away), so keep us updated!

darthweef
April 21st, 2008, 10:56 AM
ROCK! I am planning on being up there for Maker Faire... so count me in. ;)

Chuck
April 21st, 2008, 10:15 PM
We're looking at Friday as a meetup night. Can anyone think of a location where we could maybe see the show? If not, we can always catch it via streaming earlier -- assuming they continue streaming the episodes.

darthweef
April 23rd, 2008, 10:40 AM
I posted a twitter to Tom Merritt who does the Buzz Out Loud podcast (and also lives in the SF area) and he put one out to his 4000 followers asking about where we could watch the show Friday night ... I will let you know what I find out

http://twitter.com/acedtect

Chuck
April 23rd, 2008, 10:19 PM
Update: We've totally found a place in San Francisco proper to meetup and watch the episode. We're working out the last few details and will post the exact location/time in the next few days. The basic plan is that we'll meet up at a bar/restaurant where we can have a few drinks and some grub, then head over to a place nearby to watch. It'll be great to take in some BSG with GWCers!

doubleforte
April 26th, 2008, 10:50 AM
Count me in!

Edphoto
April 26th, 2008, 12:08 PM
I will be there with bells on. Well maybe some pants and a shirt. I may have a hat or go without the hat. It depends on the weather. Who will do a shot of Jagger with me?

FrenchToast
April 27th, 2008, 04:29 PM
I am planning on meeting up with you guys and will spread the word among other local fans.

h0t sauc3
April 27th, 2008, 04:36 PM
count me in!! i look forward to the details!!

FrenchToast
April 27th, 2008, 11:05 PM
Pls. pass on details for the SF meetup when you have location and time. I posted an announcement on the BayAreaActual Yahoo fan group. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

darthweef
April 28th, 2008, 04:44 PM
Pls. pass on details for the SF meetup when you have location and time. I posted an announcement on the BayAreaActual Yahoo fan group. Looking forward to seeing everyone.

What the French? Toast! ... LOL

Welcome to the boards, look forward to meeting up in the bay...

Chuck
April 28th, 2008, 06:20 PM
So here's the deets:

We'll be at the Haight St. Tikka Masala location at 7:30p Friday.

http://www.tikkamasalasf.com/
1668 Haight Street @ Belvedere
San Francisco, CA 94117

We'll grab some food, talk some BSG, then head over later to a viewing party.

Audra
April 30th, 2008, 10:23 PM
I wish I could be there! Take lots of pictures! I wanna see them smiles!

Edphoto
May 1st, 2008, 11:36 AM
I'll bring my camera.

The Fair Melissa
May 1st, 2008, 05:33 PM
So here's the deets:

We'll be at the Haight St. Tikka Masala location at 7:30p Friday.

http://www.tikkamasalasf.com/
1668 Haight Street @ Belvedere
San Francisco, CA 94117

We'll grab some food, talk some BSG, then head over later to a viewing party.


If you go to google maps and click on the street view, you can actually see this restaurant. If you see Wavy Gravy standing on the corner, make sure you say hi.

Get loaded!

http://www.lovehaight.org/welcome.html

(oh, and in true counterculture form, the above site works best in Firefox)

coco
May 2nd, 2008, 03:15 PM
This sounds real fun! Too bad I'll miss it. Hope everyone had fun :)

Writch
May 2nd, 2008, 07:22 PM
I was kinda hoping there was a WiFi hotspot in the vicinity and that someone brought a laptop so that we can get some semi-live updates and maybe even photos.

Phil
May 3rd, 2008, 11:42 AM
Hey All,

It was fantastic to meet some great fellow fans and and hang out with Chuck and Sean (the other guy) over some great Indian food. It seemed that a great time was had by all. Many, many thanks and props goes out Annalee for letting a bunch of strangers into her home and being a great host for a communal Frak Party. What else is there to say other than AWEsome!

Architect
May 3rd, 2008, 06:09 PM
Chuck,

Thanks for taking a few minutes to chat with me at Makers Faire on Saturday. I didn't get a chance to say hey to Sean - but maybe next year if you guys head back this a ways. Oh, and in response to your question, yes, I am a Matrix fan but it is also what I do in the real world. (Do you think that this is real, Neo?)

Wish I had a bit more time to have a longer chat (and meet Sean) - 'cos I did want to to express my appreciation for what you're doing with GWC. I guess this will have to suffice.

Anyway, great to see you in person.

FrenchToast
May 3rd, 2008, 06:38 PM
I had a great time as well - thanks for organizing this, Chuck and Sean -- and a big thank you to Annalee for hosting. Perhaps the locals who met last night could stay in touch via the Bay Area Actual yahoo group. It's a fun group.

coco
May 6th, 2008, 09:47 AM
OK. This is kind of a strange post. I'll be heading off to SF for work later this month, which coincides with the last two episodes of BSG this year (or at least, as far as we know for now. When is Season 4.5 starting anyway?). What I'm wondering is if anyone knows where I could go to see the finale on TV (the hotel the office has put me up in DOES NOT HAVE CABLE. Well, at least not all the cable channels, and I'm pretty sure SCIFI is not on the list of channels that they have. Cheapass boss. Anyway...) in the city of SF. Is there a bar/restaurant/anything! that will have this on their tvs or something? Please help! I would HATE to miss it and have to wait I get back home to see it, or resort to seeing it on my tiny laptop screen.Which of course I'd end up doing if I can't find any other way. Any ideas?

Phil
May 6th, 2008, 08:52 PM
I've added a few pictures from Maker Faire 2008 to the GWC Flickr pool. Here's the highlight though. Chuck, Sean and their newest friend Bob the stegosaurus. Luckily for Lisa and me he doesn't bite (I mean Bob, not Sean)...

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2315/2472756996_46b3503bd1.jpg?v=0

I think some other Alpaca took pictures at the actual meet-up. Hopefully, they'll be posted soon...

Chuck
May 6th, 2008, 10:11 PM
Alas, poor Bob. Hopefully he'll be entertaining kind folk at his new home: TechShop in the Bay Area.

darthweef
May 6th, 2008, 10:16 PM
Ahhh memories... LOL
Great Picture Phil

Oh.. and I added my highlights to my blog .. [ Maker Faire 2008 (http://www.fortheloveofgeeks.com/?p=100) ]

Chuck
May 7th, 2008, 08:32 PM
If you want to know what Stephen, Sean, and I (and JR, of course) were doing all week. Here 'tis:

http://gallery.mac.com/chuckcage#100017

Chuck

bkitty
May 7th, 2008, 08:54 PM
If you want to know what Stephen, Sean, and I (and JR, of course) were doing all week. Here 'tis:

http://gallery.mac.com/chuckcage#100017

Chuck

Super cool! :D

Solai
May 7th, 2008, 08:59 PM
If you want to know what Stephen, Sean, and I (and JR, of course) were doing all week. Here 'tis:

http://gallery.mac.com/chuckcage#100017

Chuck

Bob is a bad ass...thank you for sharing!

darthweef
May 7th, 2008, 10:56 PM
That was Awesome Chuck ... you got some great footage... I will probably rewatch that several times. :)