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The 6th Los Angeles Meetup event will be the Great American Wiknic of 2012. Please help us get this event going! And read about our event last year!

Update: We are at BBQ location F (same place as last year) on the custom Google map below (in the #Map section below). There will be Wikipedia signs posted too. howcheng {chat} 16:55, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

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

What: Picnic!
Where: Pan-Pacific Park [ info ] [ map ]
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 - all day!
See also: Our Facebook event


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} 18:10, 21 May 2012 (UTC)


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 the event once we 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 us. I will also have my phone number here so that you can call me for help. howcheng {chat} 00:09, 11 June 2012 (UTC)


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

  • Burgers (beef, turkey, veggie) — Tinkermen
  • Hot dogs (beef, turkey, veggie) — Tinkermen
  • Buns — Tinkermen
  • Watermelon - Tinkermen
  • Grapes (possibly, it's a long bike ride from Tustin) (talk)
  • Veggies — Wadewitz (talk)
  • Condiments (mustard, ketchup, relish) — JDZeff (talk) I picked up Mustard & Relish Salt & Pepper, still need Mayo & Thousand Island. Tinkermen
  • Desserts — AngieGuevara
  • Utensils — Wadewitz (talk)
  • Plates/cups — Wadewitz (talk)
  • Soft drinks howcheng {chat} 20:56, 8 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Staking out the tables and bringing signage —
  • Grill and charcoal and lighter/matches howcheng {chat} 01:32, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Cooking —
  • Internet (mobile hotspot) —

Interested Wikipedians[edit]



  • ALTON .ıl 02:34, 31 May 2012 (UTC)
  • LiPollis (talk) 13:14, 11 June 2012 (UTC) - I am partially disabled and experincing a set-back in treatment so I may have limited mobility. I'll do my best to try and get there early (w/my spouse) if I come so even if I have to leave, I can try and nab some tables. I've never eactually been to the park so if organizer wants to contact me on talk page, that would be great.
  • User:Drlemon98 I plan on going, as last year was fantastic, but i'm not sure what time i can get there.
  • User:AnnBLea Had a blast at the Wiknic last year (bring sunscreen guys!!!) but not sure if i will be in town. I will try.
  • User:Apple Byrd Hoping to come. I LOVE Wikipedia. I'm so grateful to those who created it.
  • Burdt (talk) 19:51, 21 June 2012 (UTC) Would love to attend, lets see if the weekend works out.
  • David_depaoli If stars align, will bring myself and two guests.


  • - Would love to come, but I'll be working that day till 6pm. --Olegkagan (talk) 18:40, 23 May 2012 (UTC)
  • - Would like to come, but I work until 1400PDT on the day in question, and would be coming up from San Diego County, if there is an evening activity, I would be more than happy to attend. --RightCowLeftCoast (talk) 00:01, 24 May 2012 (UTC)
  • - Would like to come, but it looks like I got the date mixed up for my vacation. ZappaOMati 23:06, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
  • bibliomaniac15 05:00, 29 May 2012 (UTC)
  • - Thank you for the invitation, but I will be unable to attend. 72Dino (talk) 16:18, 11 June 2012 (UTC)
  • - Sorry, won't make it this year. - PKM (talk) 23:55, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
  • Taking my wife to a Long Beach historic house. Sorry. — Arthur Rubin (talk) 21:18, 22 June 2012 (UTC)