Heres the latest and greatest information for the meetup:
What day? Sunday, May 20.
What time? To be determined. 12? until whenever you feel like leaving.
Where? Gone Wired coffee shop, Lansing MI. Directions posted below.
Some handy dandy info to know:
THIRTY people have expressed interest in going! I am SO excited about that! I know that not everyone will be able to attend, but I would love it if we all could!
I'm going to call the cafe after I post this to ask them if they can handle that many people, so look for an update.
I called Gone Wired and they accept reservations, so I made a reservation for thirty people from 10 - 5. Im sure all the people who expressed interest wont show up, but that makes allowances for SO's, children, etc. I made it early just in case (dont want to double book on their part) and they also said its fine if it goes later than 5. Children, significant others, and FRIENDS are all very welcome to join us!
We'd like everyone to feel comfortable going and if that means bringing your 300 lb 7 foot brother or sister, then by all means go ahead! Many of us have children and will most likely bring them (I use the term "us" loosely since, ya know, I don't have kids.)
Gone Wired has free wifi for those of you bringing SOs who have no interest in this sort of thing
Gone Wired's web address is: http://www.gonewiredlansing.com/
Threadbears web address is: http://www.threadbearfiberarts.com/Carpooling
. A lot of people have expressed interest in carpooling to Lansing, and I'm all for it! I'm coming from Kalamazoo, so whoever wants to carpool with me (or, if you're interested in driving, as well), I'm available! It looks like we're also in need of someone willing to drive from GR and the east side of the state especially. If you're interested in driving a carpool, let me know so we have a list for the people who want to come but can't drive.
If you're in need of a driver, please say so so we can find someone near you who might be interested in sharing the gas money. Remember, we're all carpooling at our own discretion, so if you don't feel comfortable being in the car with a stranger, keep that in mind
. Don't worry, though. I don't bite (hard).
I assume some of us (at least, I am) are going to go to Threadbear yarn shop at some point during the meetup. Not everyone has to go, because I know we're not all fiber junkies (what in the world is wrong with you people?!) but again, everyone is welcome!
Bring anything you want to show off! A project you're working on, something you're proud of, whatever! We can even trade FO's and do a little swappage if people want to bring something small. This is just a suggestion for a little bit of fun, and not at all necessary! DO NOT feel obligated!
If people think this is a bad idea, let me know and I'll cross it off the list so people don't get confused.
I'd like to organize a statewide meetup. I did a little research and it seems most of us are on the east side of the state, so it makes the most sense to meet over there somewhere. For those people on the west side or middle (myself included), we can carpool or do a separate meetup. It would be awesome if we could all meet at an area event on a Saturday or something and just hang out. When we did the mod meetup in Chicago, we organized our big gathering at a craft event. It was a good diversion for people who aren't so outgoing, but also fairly "safe."
So, any ideas? Any one interested? The weather is getting nicer (or as nice as it gets in MI
) but I'd like to do it April - May. I know a lot of us are college kids so itll get really busy around May, but if we can come up with a time most of us can come, that would be great!
So, we need a time
and a location
I PMed this thread to a whole bunch of people, but if you know someone in MI, tell 'em to check out this thread. The more the merrier.
(and it anyone wants to do a mini meetup before then, PM some people! I'm in k'zoo but in GR on a regular basis. Willing to go a long way to meet up for coffee and crafting. Except I don't drink coffee.)