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Meetups and Book Clubs all tied up with string. These are a few of my favorite things.

Note: Actual Man Boobz meetups may vary.

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 pervocracy@gmail.com.) 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!

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kirbywarp
kirbywarp
10 years ago

hmm, if you change the gravatar, does that retroactively change posts as well?

kirbywarp
kirbywarp
10 years ago

yes… yes it does. *rubs hands together evily* >:D

Victoria von Syrus
Victoria von Syrus
10 years ago

I live in the Los Angeles area, if there are any other Californians near me!

PosterformerlyknownasElizabeth

We should organize the West Coast Meeting around my birthday. Because I am that egotistical.

Jenny Dreadful
Jenny Dreadful
10 years ago

I actually seem to recall seeing a few posts from people here who are from the Phoenix area. I live in Tempe and would like to meet up, provided you are not Mr. Al or someone like him!

Ami Angelwings
10 years ago

Asking again for nebody in the Toronto (or Southern Ontario) area :3 (there’s 3 of us so far)

tofu nutloaf
tofu nutloaf
10 years ago

I’ll have to attend a meet-up in the future; the next time I’m in Chicago, it’ll be for a Cubs game. My FIL is a fan; me, not at all, but it’s fun as long as they don’t lose too badly. Then it’s just boring.

Just to clarify, I’m in IL. I didn’t know there was an Urbana, IA! Is it worth checking out?

Spearhafoc
10 years ago

Does this work?

spearhafoc
spearhafoc
10 years ago

Nope.

Spearhafoc
10 years ago

Oh, now it does.

dreamhouse
dreamhouse
10 years ago

Thanks David! I’ll do my best. The internet here isn’t that great, but when I can I’ll write something…if I have something to add.

filetofswedishfish
10 years ago

If we had a Chicago Meetup sometime in July, I’d make the drive. FiletofswedishBoyfriend and I share a car, and he’s out in Cali for USMC recruiter training that month, so I could totes do whatever with the car and not screw up him getting to and from work. I could also visit my friends that still live in the city. One just bought a gorgeous condo I’d love to see! Plus I still have an asston of money on my iPass begging to get used.

ithiliana
10 years ago

Odds seem small, but anybody in area around Dallas/Ft. Worth?

ithiliana
10 years ago

Bee: You are TOTES cool kid!

Yay gravatar (had not heard of before you linked0.

This is trufact real life picture of me, just before I go out for my daily walking around spitting venom on all men.

XD

Johnny Pez
10 years ago

Snakes. Why did it have to be snakes?

ithiliana
10 years ago

at least they’re not on a plane? XD

ithiliana
10 years ago

although actually they will be later today when I get on a plan to to to Louisville KY to grade AP exams.

although i’m sure nobody will be able to identify me among umpty thousand ENGLISH teachers.

Amnesia
Amnesia
10 years ago

Because everybody’s doing it, let me try!

thefemalespectator
10 years ago

Ithiliana, I’ll be in Austin for most of July and could make a visit to the Dallas/FW area–you want to see if we can make something happen for July?

ithiliana
10 years ago

That would be cool–I’ll actually be in Albuequerque for one week in July (Mythcon!), but will be here the rest of the month. Cool in spirit, hot in flaming practicality–this year is already hotter than hot all around here.

And will be in Puget Sound area in um late/middle August (father’s 85th birthday)….

filetofswedishfish
10 years ago

Oh! Oh! Paging Doctress Julia! The yoga studio I work at needs another receptionist! It’s only part time, and minimum wage, but you get a free unlimited yoga membership! I do the job, it’s pretty easy! And a really nice atmosphere! In Madison!

Alex
10 years ago

Oh, all right, I guess I have to try now, too…

ithiliana
10 years ago

Peer pressure, ahahahahahah!

Nobby
10 years ago

Dooo it!!

Alex
10 years ago

Okay, I did it; let’s see if it works…

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