I wanna die in bed surrounded by fat grandchildren, but guess that's off the menu.

Jenny ,'Bring On The Night'


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.


JenP - Apr 12, 2024 10:57:07 am PDT #12531 of 12684

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 12684
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 12684
"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.


Java cat - Apr 16, 2024 5:28:39 pm PDT #12534 of 12684
Not javachik

Sorry to log in this hypothetical but if I don't do it now, I'll get busy again & won't get it out there. This is for hypothetical F2F at the end of May, 2025, at McMenamin's Edgefield, just outside Portland, OR, in the town of Troutdale, OR. My first inquiry, at the bottom, netted a result thinking I meant a one-day thing in one of the meeting rooms. The hotel room info, at the top, was forthcoming after clarifying that a block of rooms would need to be reserved, variously, for one, two, three, or more nights. The hotel has private rooms and a men's and women's hostel.

----- I would be able to reserve 6 hotel rooms with a catered event space for the night of the event and the night prior. I’m not able to reserve hostel rooms.

You would need to reserve additional room nights, hostel rooms and any additional rooms online one year prior.

Did you want to move forward and reserve the event space and six rooms for 5/23/25 at this time?

---- HOW TO BOOK THE SPACE:

To book an event with Edgefield, we require:

a credit card number upon booking to guarantee the booking. a signed contract within 2 weeks. 50% of the Minimum is due 2 weeks after booking. Menu selection(s) along with event details are due 45 days prior. Final head count is due 7 business days prior. HOTEL ROOMS:

Depending on availability, we can block up to 6 rooms and hold those till 45 days prior to the event.

Majority of our hotel rooms are European style with a shared bathroom down the hall and not in the rooms.

Hope to hear from you soon!

-----

Thank you so much for your interest in McMenamins Edgefield for your event!

The following event spaces are currently available on 5/23/25.

Here at Edgefield, our event spaces work on Hosted Food & Beverage Minimums. Which means that so long as you spend that dollar amount on hosted food and hosted drinks during the event, then you won’t owe anything to rent the space.

I’ve attached our current Catering Menus so you can see our menu selections, including our dessert options. Service Charge is above and beyond the Minimum and is 21%. Beer & Cider prices currently range from $7.25-$8.50/pint. Wine prices currently range from $10.75-$16/glass. You can handpick which beers and wines you want to have available at the bar.

Mt Hood Room:

-can seat up to 24 guests, depending upon how it is set

-3 dining tables of 8

-one conference table for 16

-food and beverage minimum, during the daytime (event must end no later than 4:30pm) - $600 + 21% service charge

-food and beverage minimum, during the evening (event can begin as early as 5:30pm) - $800 + 21% service charge

Barley Room:

-can seat up to 40 guests, depending upon how it is set

-4 dining tables of 10 for 40 guests

-U-shape for 22 guests

-hollow square for 28 guests

-food and beverage minimum, during the daytime (event must end no later than 4:30pm) - $1000 + 21% service charge

-food and beverage minimum, during the evening (event can begin as early as 5:30pm) - $2000 + 21% service charge

-360 tour of the Barley Room: [link]

Attic:

-can seat up to 80 guests depending upon how it is set

-Meeting Rounds for 40 guests

-U-shape table for 15 guests

-food and beverage minimum, during the daytime (event must end no later than 4:30pm) - $1000 + 21% service charge

-food and beverage minimum, during the evening (event can begin as early as 5:30pm) - $3000 + 21% service charge

-360 tour: [link]

-I do want to make note a couple of things about the Attic, it is located on the third floor of the Power Station building. There is no elevator available, so it is walking up flights of stairs. The public restroom is located on the ground floor.


Java cat - Apr 16, 2024 5:32:52 pm PDT #12535 of 12684
Not javachik

About: [link]

Concert schedule for 2024 just for info: [link]


Pix - Apr 17, 2024 3:16:57 pm PDT #12536 of 12684
We're all getting played with, babe. -Weird Barbie

It sounds lovely, but it wouldn't be possible for us. The end of May is beyond busy at school.


Laura - Apr 17, 2024 4:41:35 pm PDT #12537 of 12684
Our wings are not tired.

In theory, May '25 is great for us, but my life isn't structured for planning that long in advance. Too much in my life is subject to change.


JenP - Apr 18, 2024 12:09:19 pm PDT #12538 of 12684

Are you polling for interest, Java? I think I have the same prob Laura does.

My other general thought is that it sounds complicated WRT arrangements, honestly, but I know I have a reduced tolerance for planning en masse as I get older, ha!


Pix - Apr 27, 2024 5:04:19 pm PDT #12539 of 12684
We're all getting played with, babe. -Weird Barbie

My other general thought is that it sounds complicated WRT arrangements, honestly, but I know I have a reduced tolerance for planning en masse as I get older, ha!

Yep, this is my feeling, too. I think we may have moved into an age where large Buffista gatherings only happen with major events — happy ones, like weddings or visits from UnAmericanistas like Shir — or sad ones, like JZ's memorial.


Jessica - Apr 28, 2024 8:07:01 am PDT #12540 of 12684
If I want to become a cloud of bats, does each bat need a separate vaccination?

Shir is in my house! We are heading into the city to walk the High Line (hopefully will meet with Tom) and then go to The Strand, will share pics on FB!