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Bay Area Meetup August 5th in San Francisco
« on: August 23, 2015, 05:38:49 PM »
NEXT MEETUP WILL BE SUNDAY, August 5, 2018 IN SAN FRANCISCO (2:00 PM at the Crossroads Cafe).


I've also set up a mailing list to keep folks updated with details on the meetups:

http://alanpetersen.com/kboards-wc-meetup/

If you live in the Bay Area or you're in town visiting, join us for a Kboards meetup! It doesn't matter where you're at in your writing career (rock star, newbie or anywhere in-between). It will be a fun way to get away from our computers and meet fellow Writers Cafe/Kboards peeps.

We'll be meeting at the Crossroads Cafe which is easy to get to via BART, Muni, Caltrain, and car (see details below).

The cafe has excellent food, desserts, coffee, tea, and beer.

The details:

Date: August 5, 2018
Time: 2:00 PM
Location: Crossroads Cafe
Address: 699 Delancey Street, San Francisco (https://goo.gl/maps/RZNJigagf4J2)

How to get there?

BART- Closest BART station is Embarcadero (from here you can either take a 15-20 minute walk or hop on Muni and get off at the Brannan & Embarcadero station it's then a short walk from the Brannan Station)
MUNI - Closest MUNI station is Brannan (from here head south down Embarcadero, take right onto Delancey Street and you'll see the cafe on your right - 2-3 minute walk).
Caltrain - from the 4th and King Street Station, you can either walk down The Embarcadero (about 10-15 minutes) or hop on Muni.
By Car - If you drive, there are a lot of metered parking spots on Delancey and Brannan streets and parking is free on Sundays (meters are not enforced on Delancey and Brannon streets).


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2015, 05:45:09 PM »
Oooo ... I'll try for it! :)

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2015, 05:46:23 PM »
Excellent! Definitely going to try to make this one. :)
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2015, 09:31:11 AM »
Oooo ... I'll try for it! :)

That would be great to meet in person! Hope you can make it.


Excellent! Definitely going to try to make this one. :)

Love your Birds avatar.  ;D  We drove up to Bodega Bay a couple years ago, and I was telling my wife that this is where Alfred Hitchcock filmed The Birds. And guess who was there? Tippi Hedren! They were having some sort of The Birds related event and she was there signing autographs. I had no idea this was going on, we just drove up there on a whim. A big thrill for a Hitchcock fan like myself.


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2015, 02:54:03 PM »
Reminder bump about the meetup in San Francisco on September 27.


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2015, 03:12:13 PM »
Oh, darn... :( Sunday Sept 27th I'll be at the Shut Up & Write Meet-Up (at Celtic Coffee Cafe)
I really wanted to meet some other KBoarders, too..Maybe next time :-(

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p.s. thanks for organizing this, Alan!

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2015, 12:06:13 PM »
Oh, darn... :( Sunday Sept 27th I'll be at the Shut Up & Write Meet-Up (at Celtic Coffee Cafe)
I really wanted to meet some other KBoarders, too..Maybe next time :-(

DMac

p.s. thanks for organizing this, Alan!

I organized a few Meetups at the Celtic Cafe before moving them to the Crossroads cafe. This is the first Kboards Meetup, so if there is interest and folks show up, I'll organize more meetups so stay tuned.

I'm in the Shut Up and Write meetup group but haven't attented any of their meetups yet. Seems like a great idea to get some serious writing done.  ;D


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2015, 12:37:23 PM »
I'll be there! Woot woot.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2015, 01:53:41 PM »
I organized a few Meetups at the Celtic Cafe before moving them to the Crossroads cafe. This is the first Kboards Meetup, so if there is interest and folks show up, I'll organize more meetups so stay tuned.

I'm in the Shut Up and Write meetup group but haven't attented any of their meetups yet. Seems like a great idea to get some serious writing done.  ;D
 
 I'm here now ;-D  we just finished our lunch break now in the final session for the day. The SU&W meetups are great! I get so much more writing done than in the comfort of my own home, b/c at home I'm too easily distracted.
You should drop by some time! This particular SU&W group meets at Celtic Caf ont eh 1st and 3rd Saturday and the 2nd and 4th Sunday, 9am - 3 pm.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #9 on: September 05, 2015, 03:46:37 PM »
That would be great to meet in person! Hope you can make it.


Love your Birds avatar.  ;D  We drove up to Bodega Bay a couple years ago, and I was telling my wife that this is where Alfred Hitchcock filmed The Birds. And guess who was there? Tippi Hedren! They were having some sort of The Birds related event and she was there signing autographs. I had no idea this was going on, we just drove up there on a whim. A big thrill for a Hitchcock fan like myself.

I can't even hear the name Bodega Bay without hearing the sinister singing of the children in the schoolhouse. So jealous that when you went there you actually saw Tippi Hedren!
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2015, 10:50:38 AM »
I'll be there! Woot woot.

Awesome!

 
 I'm here now ;-D  we just finished our lunch break now in the final session for the day. The SU&W meetups are great! I get so much more writing done than in the comfort of my own home, b/c at home I'm too easily distracted.
You should drop by some time! This particular SU&W group meets at Celtic Cafe ont eh 1st and 3rd Saturday and the 2nd and 4th Sunday, 9am - 3 pm.

DMac

Thanks for the info, I'll have to check it out.


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #11 on: September 09, 2015, 08:24:35 AM »
Periodic bump for new people.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #12 on: September 09, 2015, 09:59:01 AM »
Bummer Marsha!
I always want to go to these meet ups, and end up having plans already. I'm working Ren Fair at Casa De Fruita for the next several weekends. But I"ll be thinkin' of you all as I'm tromping around faire. I'll raise my pint to you. Hope the heat isn't getting to you all. Take care. Maybe next time.  ;)

PS: Any of you doing NANO? I'm participating this year in the Writing Dangerously event that is happening in the City. Any of you doing that event as well? Meet up before that would be cool.
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #13 on: September 09, 2015, 10:17:01 AM »
It's on my calendar! Looking forward to meeting some KBoarders IRL.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2015, 03:38:52 PM »
We're just about two weeks away from the meetup!

Bummer Marsha!
I always want to go to these meet ups, and end up having plans already. I'm working Ren Fair at Casa De Fruita for the next several weekends. But I"ll be thinkin' of you all as I'm tromping around faire. I'll raise my pint to you. Hope the heat isn't getting to you all. Take care. Maybe next time.  ;)

PS: Any of you doing NANO? I'm participating this year in the Writing Dangerously event that is happening in the City. Any of you doing that event as well? Meet up before that would be cool.

I don't know about the others, but I'm not doing NANO. I'm not familiar with the Writing Dangerously event, but I googled it. I'm assuming it's this one? http://nanowrimo.org/writeathon


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #15 on: September 20, 2015, 09:58:45 AM »
Bumping. One week to go! The Meet-Up is on for next Sunday, September 27th at 2:00 PM. Full details and directions in the first post. I hope you can make it.
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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #16 on: September 20, 2015, 10:56:22 AM »
Woot woot woot.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up
« Reply #17 on: September 24, 2015, 10:49:10 AM »
When was that meetup again, Alan? (You may want to put relevant deets in the topic title.)

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: THIS Sunday, September 27, 2015 - Join Us!
« Reply #18 on: September 24, 2015, 12:15:04 PM »
When was that meetup again, Alan? (You may want to put relevant deets in the topic title.)

Good idea. Done.


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up: THIS Sunday, September 27, 2015 - Join Us!
« Reply #19 on: September 25, 2015, 10:44:41 AM »
Just a bump for those that might not have seen this. Two days for the Meetup!


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up TODAY (Sunday, September 27, 2015)
« Reply #20 on: September 27, 2015, 10:02:50 AM »
One final bump. Kboard writers are meeting up today in the city at 2:00 PM (location details on the first post of this thread).  I'll be about thirty minutes early to grab a table. I'll be outside in the patio area of the cafe. You walk into the cafe and head towards the restrooms in the back and you'll see the doors leading to the outdoor patio. I'll be out there. I'll have a piece paper with Kboards written on it.

Hope to see you there!


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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up (Planning the Next One)
« Reply #21 on: September 28, 2015, 10:43:42 AM »
I'd like to thank Alan for a really great meet up! I enjoyed meeting Toni Dwiggins and Dan Cooper  (and Dan's friend whose name I have forgotten :-)) and we had a great time talking about writing and publishing!

I hope more Bay Area peeps join us next time! We were talking about making this a regular thing.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up (Planning the Next One)
« Reply #22 on: September 28, 2015, 12:14:23 PM »
Great to meet you guys to! Looking forward to the next one. 
       

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up (Planning the Next One)
« Reply #23 on: September 28, 2015, 12:30:15 PM »
It was great to meet you too, Diane and Dan (and friend) :)

Thanks Alan for arranging the meetup. It was a lively afternoon of shop talk and brainstorming book 2 with Dan, talking mystery and zombies with Diane, and catching up with Alan's latest/forthcoming book plans.

I'm sure on board to make the Bay Area KBoards meetup a regular thing.

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Re: San Francisco Bay Area Meet Up (Planning the Next One)
« Reply #24 on: September 28, 2015, 04:34:35 PM »
It was great getting together in real life! It's great to talk shop with other shopkeepers.  ;D

It truly was a Bay Area meetup with people coming from the East Bay, Peninsula, and the City.

I'll look at dates for October.

I'll keep this thread updated, but I've also set up a mailing list just for this group, so you can sign up here:

http://alanpetersen.com/kboards-wc-meetup/

I will only send out emails about upcoming Meetups and nothing else, so no worries there.


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