Well, we may not have parted on the best of terms. I realize certain words were exchanged. Also, certain... bullets. But that's air through the engine. It's past. We're business people.

Mal ,'Serenity'


F2F5: I forget that everyone isn't us

Plan what to do, what to wear (you can never go wrong with a corset), and get ready for the next BuffistaCon.

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Java cat - Dec 04, 2022 2:44:11 pm PST #12526 of 12533
Not javachik

Thanks, Brenda.

Laura, it's a must in my book. It's fun to stay there during a concert, & can be a rewarding challenge to get a room at the same time. Here's the 2023 concert schedule: [link]

David, the Crystal Hotel is adjacent to the Crystal Ballroom, still a music venue, where the dance floor is mounted on springs so dancers' legs don't get tired as quickly as flat floors. All the rooms are decorated with musical artists info. Soaking pool underground in the basement. The attached restaurant is called Al's. It's about 2 blocks from the Portland Whole Foods.

Though I now prefer the NW Hostel, by Hosteling International. So Easy to get there from airport, & easy to get around by light rail, I've stopped driving there. Nicer feeling re walking around NW by yourself on a late summer evening for a cone at the original Salt & Straw.


Laga - Feb 08, 2023 7:47:47 pm PST #12527 of 12533
You should know I'm a big deal in the Resistance.

Salt & Straw! I could NOT remember the name


juliana - Apr 12, 2023 7:24:31 pm PDT #12528 of 12533
I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I miss them all tonight…

ChiKat - Aug 15, 2023 4:51:12 pm PDT #12529 of 12533
That man was going to shank me. Over an omelette. Two eggs and a slice of government cheese. Is that what my life is worth?

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Java cat - Mar 04, 2024 1:51:55 pm PST #12530 of 12533
Not javachik

Hi, I have booked lodging and bought tickets for two concerts at McMenamin's outdoor amphitheater (at Edgefield, just outside Portland, a place about which I have gone on & on several times, the latest just a few pages back). Since I am in and out of their website anyway, I'm going to make contact with their event coordinator just to find out when is the next year with availability, and what would be involved.

The form requires a time range. I looked in this thread to find dates. I"m going to use late May - early June for this initial event inquiry. The DC F2F 2004 was peak Brood X cicadas, so, late May, early June. Seattle F2F 2009 was also late May. I've not created surveys before, except laborious ones in Word, which, no. If someone would like to create one , please do!

Found via search (thank you all Stompys for such a great website) -- [Juliana] PDT #202 of 12529 "I’d be lying if I didn’t say that I miss them all tonight…"

Results from the poll:

What weekend would you be MOST likely to make it to Buffista F2F 2009? (F2F will be in the Pacific Northwest this year.)

30% (14) May 29-31 17% (8) June 5-7 26% (12) June 12-14 17% (8) June 19-21 50% (23) June 26-28 46 voters have answered this question.

What weekend would you be LEAST likely to make it to Buffista F2F 2009? (F2F will be in the Pacific Northwest this year.)

51% (19) May 29-31 24% (9) June 5-7 13% (5) June 12-14 27% (10) June 19-21 8% (3) June 26-28 37 voters have answered this question.

I would like to propose a different set of dates: _____

early July July July 11th or 18th July as well July please!!! 5 voters have answered this question.

Which F2F location would you be MOST likely to attend?

15% (7) Portland 73% (34) Seattle 10% (5) Other (please explain in comments)

46 voters have answered this question.

Which F2F location would you be LEAST likely to attend?

18% (6) Portland 3% (1) Seattle 78% (26) Other (please explain in comments)

Others: 1 anti-anywhere hot 4 anti-Arizona 1 anti-Alaska The Hellmouth and Back Of Beyond were also brought up. The rest of the responses were either pro-anywhere or pro-PNW.


JenP - Apr 12, 2024 10:57:07 am PDT #12531 of 12533

Hi, again!

So, I've seen people in the NYC and northerly parts talk about coming in to see Shir. While it is on the calendar that Shir will be with me on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in DC... we also could spend some of that time in NYC if that works better to give more people a chance to join... stuff.

I don't actually know the exact question to ask. Maybe -- who can come to NYC to see Shir?

Also, Shir is flying out of Newark on Monday, 5/6... there is a train that goes from DC directly to EWR, but am I being paranoid that I would rather she be closer to EWR on that Monday instead of having a 3+ hour train ride in between her and her flight to Seattle? Like, should I try to arrange for us to be hanging out with people in New York on Sunday, sleep at my sister's nearby that night, then have a much shorter car ride to Newark on Monday?

If so, who's available for NYC on Sunday?

Honestly, suggestions welcome!

Then, for DC/Baltimore, I know Lisa will be away, but she'll get to see Shir in SF. Who else from DC is planning to hang on, say, Friday/Saturday the 3rd/4th? One visit requested is to the Library of Congress, which, awesome. Then Shir mentioned the DC Punk Archive... I will have to check with my friend Ted on that one; I bet he knows!

I am thrilled to have Shir from the 3rd to the 6th, but I am also not territorial! Chime in at will!!


Laura - Apr 13, 2024 6:49:05 am PDT #12532 of 12533
Our wings are not tired.

I am going to be on the cruise with my sisters during the East Coast leg, but will be in San Francisco.


Shir - Apr 13, 2024 7:25:42 am PDT #12533 of 12533
"And that's why God Almighty gave us fire insurance and the public defender".

Hello, all! And thanks, JenP!

I'm going to add to Jen's post that I'm also free for dinner in NYC on 5/2.

Seattle and SF localistas: I'll be in Seattle from 5/6-10/6, and in SF from 13/6-20/6 (flying back home on that day). Happy to start group emails on where and when to meet those who'd like to meet, but for that I'll need to know where do you live. So if you're not already there, please either share where do you live here, or add it to the document in my profile.

And last, a disclaimer. Things here are still wari-sh and getting hot and cold in ways I can't predict, so I'm following my flights status and flight companies' decisions. There's a risk that they'll be cancelled. I'll share updates once I have them.


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