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The 8th Los Angeles Meetup event will be the Great American Wiknic of 2013. Please help us get this event going! And read about our 2011 event!

2013 event wrap-up[edit]

We had about 30 attendees this year, with a good mix of readers and editors. User:Wadewitz was kind enough to arrive early at 9:00 and claim a good spot for us with a working grill and two picnic tables. User:Tinkermen brought plenty of food and User:Chris troutman supplied the beverages. There were some other veterans of previous Wiknics as well as those who attended previous LA-area events, with the addition a few people who just saw the banner ad this week and decided to swing by. A good time was had by all. howcheng {chat} 05:01, 23 June 2013 (UTC)

What, Where, When, and How?[edit]

What: Picnic!
Where: Pan-Pacific Park [ info ] [ map ]
When: Saturday, June 22, 2013; ~9:30 AM – 4 PM
How: By hook or by crook

Details[edit]

Pan-Pacific Park is pretty large, so let's plan to find tables/grills at the north end (closer to Beverly Blvd). On weekends, the park gets busy with picnickers and barbecuers, so we need some plucky volunteers to get there as early as possible to hold some tables, preferably with a grill, but if someone wants to bring a (medium or large) grill, then we can afford to be less picky. If nobody can get there early in the morning—say by 9:00 AM (I can't, I'm coming from Ventura County)—then we will need someone to bring a grill because those tables will likely be taken by others (we got lucky last year, but we can't count on that again). We should also have signs or something so that we can recognize each other. :) Also, it would be nice to get a better headcount than just "possible" because people bringing food will need to know how much. Thanks. howcheng {chat} 18:05, 11 May 2013 (UTC)

I am bringing enough plates/utensils/cups for 30 people. FYI. Wadewitz (talk) 23:19, 21 June 2013 (UTC)

Map[edit]

I've created a custom Google map. The map contains place markers for all the locations with a BBQ pit and without, and I've named them all. So on the day of thlle event once well have a spot, I plan to update this page (and the map) to state where we are and hopefully that will make it easier for people to find will also have my phone number here so that you can call me for help. howcheng {chat} 18:05, 11 May 20:13 (UTC)

Volunteers[edit]

Please add your name using three tildes (~~~). Also feel free to add to this list as you see fit.

Interested Wikipedians[edit]

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Likely[edit]

Possible[edit]

  • I might take public transportation to get here. If I do, I'll bring my guitar. -Imascrabblefreak (too lazy to sign in)
  • If I keep my current schedule, I won't be off work until 1400, and will then be coming up from Chula Vista, meaning I won't make it up to the picnic location until 1730 at the earliest. That is to late for a picnic; but that doesn't mean I don't want to see all you great Wikipedians.--RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 06:16, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
    • I don't think we will be there that late. The last couple of years, the group broke up by 4:00 I think. howcheng {chat} 19:49, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Hello everyone! My name is Cristiano Tomás. I am interested in attending this wiki-meetup, but this would be my first and I do not know what exactly happens at one. If someone could explain, I'd greatly appreciate it, as I'm sure it would be fun. Thank you, Cristiano Tomás (talk) 22:06, 12 May 2013 (UTC)
    • It's a family picnic with people you haven't yet met. The family is relative and only somewhat related. Happiness reigns- Stu's Views 03:35, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Maybe -- It's a ways off yet, but definitely sounds like fun. I may come down. Antandrus (talk) 03:40, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
  • I may come out to this, but I've never been to one before. Will definitely think about it! - Scottthezombie (talk) 23:20, 15 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Hello fellow Wikipedians, I would love to meet everyone! Will try to make it... --Shipmaster (talk) 04:40, 23 May 2013 (UTC)
  • I'll try to make it, but work is always a wild card.... Will update closer to the date of the event. Calliopejen1 (talk) 21:34, 28 May 2013 (UTC)
  • I live an hour from LA. I'll try to make it, but I have no guarantees. Command and Conquer Expert! speak to me...review me... 20:42, 3 June 2013 (UTC) Nope. I'm very sick now. Definitely not coming. Command and Conquer Expert! speak to me...review me... 00:11, 20 June 2013 (UTC)
  • If I get my car back from the shop in time, anyone in the Azusa, California area place append to my Talk page, maybe we can go up a picnic in the San Gabriel River and enjoy the Supermoon Damotclese (talk) 19:29, 17 June 2013 (UTC)
  • I will try to make it too with my family. Is anyone else bringing small kids?Ramkriran (talk)
    • I will have my two girls there (ages 10 & 8). howcheng {chat} 18:13, 19 June 2013 (UTC)

Regrets[edit]

  • I moved to New York. I still visit LA, so it's possible I could make a meetup sometime by happy coincidence, but not this one. Have fun! Kafziel Complaint Department: Please take a number 21:39, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Will be moving to DC in June, so sorry to be missing this -- Fuzheado | Talk 23:16, 13 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Too busy :( Sailsbystars (talk) 14:52, 16 June 2013 (UTC)
  • Thank you Howcheng for the individual invitation, but I am no longer close by and I cannot attend. --doncram 14:17, 19 June 2013 (UTC)