Correntians Meet Up: The Timing Poll
[I'm very touched by this thread, and especially the people who are going out of their way, and inventing places and times to meet that weren't originally mentioned. It's a Versailles antidote! -- lambert]
[I'm not seeing convergence on an actual date. And I think it makes sense, at least at the start, to use the same date for all "clumps," for impact (if only on ourselves!). So I'm going to propose one in early summer: The weekend prior to the summer solstice (June 21), that is June 19-20. Maybe we can get blessed by a witch! If that date doesn't work, then let's converge on another one. --lambert]
In the depths of winter, several Correntians expressed the desire to meet up in RL, and Valhalla was kind enough to post this on what people's geographical preferences were. I think maybe we're ready to ask what people's preferences for timing are.
Skimming the earlier thread, I'm seeing that Philly* is a clear winner for the East Coast -- be still, my beating heart -- but that central states and west coast locations were also discussed. A powerful argument was made for small towns, but it's also critical that transportation to the sites be as cheap as possible (i.e., Chinese busses or bolt).
My thought on geography, then, is to say we've agreed on a clumps model, and perhaps at the end of this thread we can get some kind of organizing committee together to hammer out that detail and make concrete proposals (including cheap places to stay).
So, on this thread, could we discuss when the meetups should be? I'd argue that they should be simultaneous, for the impact on Correntians, if nobody else, but even that is up for discussion.
NOTE * Philadelphia also has a great historical aura; the Constitution and all that.
NOTE I should also do some technical work to support the planning and signup process; get the Calendar truly working, and all that. As of now, the only thing I've done is that mysterious CSE utilities thing on above the body on the edit tab, which allow you to encrypt at least one part of the text of your posts. One would hardly wish to put a real address out on the web, even in a private forum. If people want to experiment with that tool, that would be great.