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19 March 2012 @ 08:49 am
Macchiato Party!  

Normally, I post a poll, but in this case, I've done some asking around instead to get a feel for availability, and most people seem to be available on the 31st. Based on the fact that I have a friend in town who would like to attend, and she'll be flying out after that weekend, I offer the following without a vote:


We shall convene at the Captain's Quarters (my house) on Saturday, March 31st, starting around 2:00 PM in the afternoon.

We'll start with a movie or a couple of episodes to break into the party (or a couple of episodes). Around 5:00 PM, we'll break out the pot luck goodies and have a dinner and schmoozing. After that... we had such a good time with episodes at the last party, I think I'd like to do that again.

If you have any series, episodes, or themes you want to nominate, speak up! Leave a comment with your requests/suggestions. Remember, last time, we started with Q episodes of TNG, which then morphed into "TNG episodes with TOS characters." So, last time was TNG-heavy. We have love for all-things-Trek, so anything goes. Tell us what you want to see! We can make it so.

The party will continue until we drop, but the last people need to be out by 2:00 AM at the ABSOLUTE latest. Also, while I extend the invitation of crash space to all who absolutely need it (otherwise they won't be able to come), I'd like to keep overnight guests to a minimum this time. If you need to stay, PLEASE ask ahead of time so I can plan, but please only ask to stay if you really need to.

Also, on a completely different note, next weekend (March 24th and 25th) is Planet Comicon, right here in Kansas City. The cost is $15 for a single day, or $20 for the weekend. Yep - that's one of the cheapest convention registration tickets you'll ever find. Aaaand... allegedly, Edward James Olmos and Billy Dee Williams will be there. (Come on, it's Admiral-Freakin'-Adama and Lando-BAMF-Calrissian. How can you not want this?)

Anyone interested in joining me for at least a few hours of convention insanity?

In a comment, please post the following:
- Can you come to a Macchiato party on the 31st of March? WILL you come?
- Can you bring pot luck goodies? What do you plan to bring?
- Are you interested in Planet Comicon? Would you come on Saturday or Sunday or both? Want to costume as a group?
Current Mood: itchy
Wyoming Knott: scullywyomingnot on March 19th, 2012 02:34 pm (UTC)
Can't make it to the party, alas. :(

BUT. I would love to go to Planet Comicon with you! It's the kind of thing I'd like to go to, but I do not have the whatever to go by myself.

Mijanmijan on March 19th, 2012 05:58 pm (UTC)
Awww, le sad!

I'll let you know if I still decide to go to Comicon, and we'll see who else wants to come.
treksnoopytreksnoopy on March 19th, 2012 05:28 pm (UTC)
I'm almost afraid to say this as it will probably jinx it, but I'm free on the 31st!!!!!
Mijanmijan on March 19th, 2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
HUZZAH! Let's hope that doesn't change!
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Mijan: Kirk had a blast.mijan on March 22nd, 2012 12:08 am (UTC)
Dead on your feet? But that's what caffeine is for! WHEEEEEEE!!!!
hippiegal22 on March 23rd, 2012 01:00 am (UTC)
-Can make it to the party next week. I'll probably bring cherry cola brownies since I have some mix I should use up.

-Hubby and I are going to Comicon with some buddies on Sat. (Billy Dee Williams baby! Hell yeah!) If I run into any Macchiato members I'll say hi. :)
Mijanmijan on March 23rd, 2012 12:31 pm (UTC)
Cherry cola brownies? Weird... I must investigate this dessert anomaly. :D

Can't wait to see you!
hippiegal22 on March 23rd, 2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
They're actually delicious! But I love how you make a dessert recipe sound like something from the X-Files. :D
Mijan: OMG VTF BBQmijan on March 23rd, 2012 03:40 pm (UTC)
The truth is out there...
teacuptigerteacuptiger on March 23rd, 2012 04:00 am (UTC)
Mijanmijan on March 23rd, 2012 12:30 pm (UTC)
HUZZAH! See you there! :D
Hawkelf: superhero-likehawkelf on March 28th, 2012 01:41 am (UTC)
burnmybody, I, and some of the art school contingent plan to come to the party. We'll likely be arriving somewhat later than usual, since most of us will be at EQUAL Summit that day. Um. I plan to bring cereal treats of some variety.
Mijanmijan on March 28th, 2012 03:07 am (UTC)
YAY! See you there!
coldfiresergecoldfireserge on March 29th, 2012 12:33 am (UTC)
I will be in attendance, and I'll bring a movie my dad loaned me as something for the 'watch pile'. Forbidden Planet, starring Leslie Nielson.
As far as food to bring, I'm uncertain. Looking at my pantry, cheddar-garlic grits look likely.
Mijanmijan on March 29th, 2012 01:33 am (UTC)
Yay! I shall see you then! :D

Also, those cheesy grits of yours are dangerous.
The Pope's T00b: Teaching - I Will Be Goodruisseau on March 29th, 2012 12:53 am (UTC)
I really can't commit one way or the other. That day starts early with Blue River Rescue and there's a concert that evening. But on top of all that, I am back to having to write my own lesson plans, will have grading, have a portfolio to assemble by April 4, the fricking MAP test starts next week, and oh, yeah, I need to get some goddamn sleep.

Sorry :(
Mijanmijan on March 29th, 2012 01:47 am (UTC)
If you can't make it, I understand. But it would be great to see you there, even if only briefly. ♥
Rowan Golightlyrowangolightly on March 29th, 2012 01:50 am (UTC)
Well,I have just realized that somehow I'm not on this group or filter or something so I didn't know about it until I saw it on Facebook. I'll have to figure out what happened.

Wish I could make it but I have a (*squee*) date that night.
Mijanmijan on March 29th, 2012 12:26 pm (UTC)
Ooooh, a date! Well, as much as we'll miss you... have fun! :D
Rowan Golightlyrowangolightly on March 29th, 2012 04:04 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon. Yeah, he's pretty nifty. I will, thanks!

And I joined the group, don't know WHY I hadn't before, silly me.
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