It's been several months since the last meetup where folks got a kick out of playing The Resistance and Jenga. My hair has gotten significantly longer since then. With September marks the end of the summer, the stresses of tests, projects, and homework is out in full swing for the college kids, and fall approaches as the sunsets earlier and earlier. What a perfect time then to organize a GAF meetup than a week before the behemoth that is New York Comic Con? Let' me be honest in stating that I think it's going to be next to impossible to organize a meetup during that that weekend given how much of a royal pain in the ass it's been in the past thanks in part to how awful cell phone reception is at the Javits Center. If anything, this is a perfect opportunity to form a party for said con for folks who managed to get tickets and will be going.
You might be wondering why has it taken so long to organize a meetup Jhoan (neé Jipan)? The answer is because I mentioned way back in February that I wanted to take a break from it (read: life happened) and was happy to entertain smaller meetups. Suffice to say, it's worked out pretty damn well since the NYC GAF thread (see the link below) has served as a base of operations for smaller meetups and discussions.
This *might* be the last big meetup of the year before it gets cold and winter daylight savings kicks in so treat it as such. Although there's possibly room for one more meetup in December assuming folks haven't caught the Final Fantasy XV fever by then and/or some folks are participating in the GAF Secret Santa but that can be discussed another time after this one is said and done.
That being said, on this edition join us for beers and plenty of other shenanigans at Brooklyn Brewery as the initial starting point of a long night of bar crawling with Pokemon Go peppered in (thanks to Penguin for the idea). If you don't drink/like beer, then it's totally fine as there will be another venue for everyone else to gather at once we figure out where that second place will be'; it may or may not be in Williamsburg or Manhattan. Fedoras and moustaches optional; A Metrocard with at least $2.75 in it is mandatory.
Date: September 24th, 2016
Place: Brooklyn Brewery initially; The Commodore* for everyone else arriving later (thanks to Lulubop for the suggestion).
Fun fact: It's right across the street from the Vice news building.
Time: 5:00pm (17:00) for early birds until the brewery closes at 8PM; 8:30pm (20:30) for everyone else at The Commodore.
*A note to The Commodore only party: Feel free get there earlier than the suggested time to grab a few tables before the Brooklyn Brewery party arrives.
Here's the map of the plan:
How long have these things been around?
See the OP here for a documented list of all the NYC GAF meet ups to date: http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost...51&postcount=1
But I’m not a social butterfly and prefer to stay home to x activity. Strangers are weird.
“Do not be too timid or too unsure about your actions. All life is an experiment.” Yeah, we don’t know you and have never met but if you want to get over that, the best way to do it is to go out and socialize. We were all strangers at some point before we met.
I’m banned and/or stopped posting. Can I still come out?
The more, the merrier so feel free to show up!
How many people typically come out?
Typically 10-25 people; it consists of regulars and new comers. We've had GAF members visiting the city from abroad come out and join us as well. If you’re not a fan of big groups, like GAF itself, those big groups split up into smaller groups of discussion so no worries.
How long do these meetups last? Do you peeps always meetup at one location or move around the city?
In a nutshell, they go as long as they want so long as there's still a party left long after many people bail. The first location is the jump off point to other places once a decent party shows up. We've usually ended up in White Castle or walking several blocks north through the city during the wee hours of the night.
Do I have to drink to be cool with you all?
Nobody will pressure you to drink so if it’s water or soda you want, more power to you. But if you drink, make sure you keep an eye on how much you consume because we preferably want you to get home safe. A couple of GAF members have been unfortunate victims of muggings after we parted ways from past meetups.
But I’m poor and I’m trying to be frugal! Rent isn't cheap you know!
We all have bills to pay and are willing to take some of our time to meet up; one night out isn’t going to kill your budget. If anything, someone will buy you a drink and/or share food.
Oh no! It's too cold/hot to be outside! You guys are crazy!
Dress accordingly then. While weather is something to keep an eye on, it's not a factor so the show must go on.
What if I want to play the latest hot video game that came out?
Turn off your console/PC, bring your portable gaming device, and let’s play something with multiplayer.
This is going to be really awkward isn’t it?
It’s only awkward if you make it awkward for yourself. You’re welcome to bring name tags or get creative.
Where I can go air out my grievances about how expensive NYC is when there isn’t a meetup?
The NYC GAF OT.
Seven Force (maybe)