Last night, many hundreds of comments into what would become Man Boobz’ first 900-plus comment thread, an idea arose: a Man Boobz meetup! Specifically, a Boston-area MB meetup, since a lot of MB commenters seem to live around there. Holly – the awesome lady behind the excellent blog The Pervocracy – stepped up to organize the thing.
And thus was born the first of what quite possibly could be many Man Boobz/Pervocracy meetups, tentatively scheduled for 6pm on Friday, June 17th at the Prudential Center Food Court in Boston. If you’re in the area and want to attend, post a comment below and/or get in touch with Holly directly. (Email her at [email protected].) I’ll post about it again before it happens, so if there are any changes in the details you all will know about it.
Also: for those Man Boobzers who live in and around Chicago, I’ll be organizing a meetup here too, probably within the next couple of weeks. If you’re in the area and want to attend, post below! I’ll do my best to accommodate everyone’s schedules, find places for people to crash, and so on.
There’s also talk about a Toronto meetup.
If anyone else reading this blog wants to get a meetup going in your area, post below! There are Man Boobzers all over the map. Let’s make this happen.
Meanwhile, some other Man Boobzers have set up a book club on Library Thing. Which is also amazing.
I am really happy to see this sort of thing happening, and honored, really, that so many of you all have found a little online home on this blog. And I want to do whatever I can to facilitate this. I’m still considering the possibility of a Man Boobz forum, though I’m not quite sure that the peculiar dynamics that propel so many of the discussions here into sprawling hundreds-of-posts-long threads would work as well on a forum. People here seem fairly evenly divided on the idea. So I’m holding off on that, at least for now, but if there’s enough demand for it I can set up a forum pretty much instantly. Post your thoughts below!
Also: I know a lot of you are broke (as am I), but if you have a few bucks to spare I’d like to once again plug the Man Boobz store., which has awesome “We Hunted the Mammoth” and other t-shirts and assorted products, designed by the awesome JohnnyKaje, who also designed the main Man Boobz banners. (Shaenon also contributed a lovely drawing of an evil cupcake.)
And finally: If you want to help Man Boobz take over the internets, promote the fuck out of the posts here with the little “share” buttons. Links bring traffic, and traffic brings more regular readers and commenters into the Man Boobz fold. Heh heh.
And finally finally, keep sending along suggestions for posts. Quite a few of my recent posts have been inspired by links people sent me. (If you send along a suggestion, and you’d like me to credit you in the posts, let me know; I’ve been assuming people would prefer anonymity.)
Thanks again, everyone!
Did someone mention an Evil Cupcake?
I’m in the Tacoma/Seattle area, if anyone would like to try for a meetup out here.
Also, I used to be in the Chicago area, but am now up in Madison. I’m sad I can’t make that meetup, but a two hour drive is a bit much. Boobzers in Mad-town?
For FetLife members, the FetLife event page is here: http://fetlife.com/events/57363
And the page on my blog about the meetup is here: http://pervocracy.blogspot.com/2011/06/meetup.html
I’d also note, for people coming into Boston from the ‘burbs or whatnot, that parking at the Pru is obscenely expensive and driving/parking in the neighborhood is a huge pain. I greatly recommend taking the T instead–the Green Line stops right at the Pru and the Orange Line is a couple blocks away.
I know that you prolly do need the money too David, but was wondering if she was okay w/ it, could we contribute the profits from the store for like this month or something to Doctress Julia who is going through some rly hard times? :
The book group has a forum where you can blather on about whatever you want to if you are on there and feel like blathering on about whatever.
I also wanted to know if someone else wants to be an Admin of it-just because I do not think it is fair that I am the ALL POWERFUL DICTATOR OF THE FORUM…well not unless elected in a totally fair elections where I get 99% of the vote.
I’m in Milwaukee, I’d attend Chicago depending on details. I’d also attend anything in the vicinity of Milwaukee.
hey, Absinthe. 414 REPRESENT!
I’m in Chicago, will be out of town June 18-20 but otherwise available. Sounds like a great idea!
Say, Ami, didn’t the Doctress mention that she’s in Madison? And looking for a place to stay?
Heh, Zombie, HELL YEAH!
And I remember you from Sadly, No! I posted very infrequently under a different name, but would always lurk. It’s been a few years since reading over there, so it took awhile for me to figure out why your name so damn familiar.
Although I do periodically go back to read the synopsis of Liberal Fascism. No one wants to really believe someone actually wrote out the sentence “The white male is the Jew of Liberal Fascism”, which is what I always think every time MRAL posts.
And I remember you from Sadly, No!
What losers. They hardly EVER go above 1000 comments there. Also, most of the trolls are fake.
@Johnny Pez yus! That is indeed what she said :3
Great. The Snack Cakes are here!
OK, time for a very serious question.
What the HELL is up with a cat that always wants to be on the other side of the door? Seriously, one minute after coming in, it’s time to go back out, then to come back in again.
I would like to say that me, Molly Ren and Amnesia were planning to meet this Saturday at Level One/Cobolt at about 4:30 (right, guys?) and then go to the Pride Parade. If there’s anyone else from the DC area they’re welcome to swing on by! =D
And I am still a big fan of the forum idea!
Well, if we get to do the Twizzle, I’m in!
“What the HELL is up with a cat that always wants to be on the other side of the door? Seriously, one minute after coming in, it’s time to go back out, then to come back in again.”
Mine did that all the time – I think she thought that if she just kept trying it would somehow be summer outside again.
13 is on his way over to make brownies…yummy!
Also, Relationships are funny
Dude! Check it out, guys! I finally got an account! Look at my snazzy avatar! =D
WAIT! Can you not see my lovely avatar? DDD=