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The 2012 Great American Wiknic will be Boston's second year participating in the Wiknic program. It will be held on Saturday June 23, 2012 in Boston Common on the south side of Frog Pond, here. A Wiknic is a great easy-in to real life Wikipedia culture, and can lead to greater participation in the wiki-community slowly growing in New England!

Boston Common is easily accessible by the Red and Green Lines. There is also below-ground parking on Charles Street.

Sharing of foodstuffs, like sharing knowledge, is invited and encouraged; accordingly, the Wiknic will be run on potluck basis.

It may be of interest that this Wiknic will be occurring at the same time and near the same place as the 2012 Boston Reddit meetup.


We're planning to meet about 50 feet south of Frog Pond in Boston Common (map).


23 June 2012, Saturday
1:00 - 5:00 pm
Rain Date - 24 June 2012


Boston Common
On the south side of Frog Pond, here

What to Bring[edit]

  • Food and snacks enough for yourself and, perhaps, to share with fellow Wikipedians.
  • A blanket
  • Sunscreen; maybe a hat
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Water and ice
  • Frisbee/softball
  • Kite
  • Boardgames
  • Friends
  • Portable wiki and free culture acoutrements

What not to bring[edit]

  • Items illegal in the Commonwealth
    • Including fireworks
  • Gas or charcoal cooking equipment
  • Alcoholic beverages

Interested Wikipedians[edit]

Likely participants[edit]

  1. Achowat (talk) I'll be bringing a fruit salad, some fried chicken (unless I get lazy)(Not lazy, but I was forced to stay late at work last night and couldn't do the necessary prep) and a frisbee.
  2. MaynardClark (talk)
  3. Whoisjohngalt (talk)
  4. If I can get at least three other people say "I'd be interested in playing", I will buy myself a Settlers of Catan and bring it to the Wiknic. Sven Manguard Wha? 01:15, 31 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]
    Moving to maybe. Sven Manguard Wha? 01:33, 8 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  5. I'll bring falafel with tahini dip, pasta potato salad, and lemonade. Emw (talk) 16:59, 31 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  6. DanielRenfro (talk) (hackysack anyone!?)
    YES. Emw (talk) 00:34, 19 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Reify-tech (talk) 00:59, 5 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Victortalk 10:32, 13 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  9. See you there ;) --Zaiger (talk) 13:03, 19 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  10. Emufarmers(T/C) 03:14, 23 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]

Possible participants[edit]

  1. Thens68 (talk)
  2. High possibility with my boyfriend. Too early to tell, will update soon! --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 02:05, 30 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Wikicali00    36:0 17:03, 31 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  4. I want to, but I might have to go into work that day. Sven Manguard Wha? 01:34, 8 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  5. I surely hope to! Recently, have been awfully reclusive, though. Might bring a few duct flutes, incl. whistles and recorders, and, very likely, a video-capable tiny pocket Coolpix. Nikevich 20120613 13:18
  6. Just got a meeting scheduled that morning. Might still get there (if I do, probably late). Chulsky (talk)
  7. If I can make it, I will bring a clarinet. Other musicians are encouraged to bring their instruments. Mcoov (talk) 00:35, 18 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  8. can't be sure, but trying to come and be with Wikipedians. kaavehf
  9. I might... Specs112 t c 19:09, 19 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]


  1. I'll be in another state this summer, but best wishes. GabrielF (talk) 14:03, 24 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  2. Won't be in the area, sorry! GorillaWarfare (talk) 19:00, 31 May 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  3. Was hoping to attend this year, but my family has other plans for me. Koopashell (talk) 11:49, 4 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  4. I'll be there in spirit. I'm going to send out invitations to a couple of local archivists who might be interest in Wikipedia Loves Libraries in the fall. Dominic·t 14:37, 12 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  5. Enjoy it. Hope the weather is nice for you folks. I will be tied up with work. NECRATSpeak to me 08:04, 13 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  6. Boyfriend has to work, so I lack a ride. Maybe next time! --A Wild Abigail Appears! Capture me. Moves. 16:38, 20 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  7. Enjoy ! I have a lunch and meeting in the afternoon in Cambridge. --- (Bob) Wikiklrsc (talk) 15:38, 22 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]
  8. Hope it clears, we are tired and will take a rest day. Ariconte (talk) 12:06, 23 June 2012 (UTC)[reply]