Dallas Meetup: Aug. 4, 2006, 7:30 p.m., Irish Rover

Okay — we’ve been discussing a Dallas-area meetup for a month now, but Audra, Sean, and I were too busy with the massive three-peat week of podcasting to organize it properly. Now that we’re back to one-a-week, I’m ready to do the job right.

So who’s up for a Dallas meetup and when? FYI: Sean is out of town this weekend and next, but will be back following. Audra and I are in town for the next month at least. Note: if some of you are willing to travel but can’t make it at the same time as the others, we’ll schedule more than one meet.

Anyway, let’s work it out in comments, and we’ll see you in Dallas.

Update: This is coming together nicely. August 4th is now a firm date!

Update #2: (Bump!) We’re now planning August 4th starting at 7:30 to 8:00 p.m., and we’ll have a location shortly. If you’re planning on traveling to the meetup, drop us a line (or let us know in comments) and we’ll help you find what you need in the area.

Update #3: We’re on for the Irish Rover in Frisco, TX. (It’s just North of Dallas not far off the Dallas North Tollway. MAP) It’s a pub/restaurant that has food, lots of places to sit, good beer on tap, etc. If you’re traveling, there are numerous hotels nearby.

46 Responses to "Dallas Meetup: Aug. 4, 2006, 7:30 p.m., Irish Rover"
  1. Jim says:

    Hey Galactica Watercooler Dudes!

    I’ll be going to the San Diego Comic Book Con on July 28, 2007

    Interesting events in the program include:

    10:00-11:15 Bionic Women:Exclusive Pilot Screening and Q&A with Michelle Ryan , David Eick (BSG) , Glen Morgan (X-Files) and Katee Sackhoff (BSG)

    2:15-3:15 Balltestar Galactica Mary McDonnell, Katee Sackhoff, Tricia Helfer, Ronald D. Moore, David Eick

    3:30-4:30 Futurama – Matt Groening is proud to announce the long-awaited return of the animated sci-fi comedy classic Futurama! David X. Cohen, Billy West, Katey Sagal, John DiMaggio (Bender) Maurice LaMarche (Kif Kroker)

    If you are going, it is best to pre-reg, last year I went with a friend of mine and we waited for two hours before being told we could not get in 🙁

    Every year this thing is getting crazier and crazier


    P.S. There will also be a lot of Heroes stuff with the entire cast.

  2. Shaymus22 says:

    Let’s do a New Hampshire meetup!

    Try near me in Londonderry!

  3. Stevearino says:

    Any weekend is good for me for the next month or so.

  4. Chuck says:

    Stevearino: Ok, how ’bout a tentative August 4th date?

  5. Stevearino says:

    Sounds good to me. Anyone else going? I sure would feel odd being the fourth wheel, so to speak. 🙂

  6. Gray says:

    Okay, I’m gonna check out my work/school schedule. Weekends are generally best but I do have Fridays off of school and with the right blend of my personal charm and disarming finesses, I can get a Saturday off too. Let me check the calendars and I’ll see what’s feasible.

  7. Granger says:

    I’d enjoy coming to a meet-up in Big D on August 4, so long as nobody minds an Okie!

  8. Chuck says:

    Granger: Sweet. We’ll count you in!

    Gray: August 4th is a Saturday. Do you think you could make it?

    Stevarino’s in, too. Unless Gray has a schedule conflict, it looks like the 4th’s gonna work for our first Dallas meetup. We’ll find a good place this week and post it back in comments.

  9. Gray says:

    Okay, I’m going to find out for sure today if that date will woork. I’ve got my fingers crossed.

  10. Chuck says:

    Sweet! We got another confirm by email today, so it looks like it’s gonna be a good time.

  11. Audra says:

    (Waitin’ to hear from Gray…) 😉

    Looking forward to meetin’ y’all!


  12. Melinda says:

    I might be able to make it! Sounds like fun.


  13. Gray says:


    I am scheduled to work that Saturday but I am going to do my damnedest to get off early and see if I can’t make it up there. This is just too good to pass up

  14. Gray says:


    I am scheduled to work that Saturday but I am going to do my damnedest to get off early and see if I can’t make it up there. This is just too good to pass up.

  15. Chuck says:

    Gray: We haven’t set a time yet. What times would help you make it?

  16. Gray says:

    Whoa. SOrry about the double post.

    I suppose that I kind of assumed it would be an evening thing anyway.

    If I could leave around 2 ish that would put me up there hopefully around seven if not a little bit earlier and meet yall somewhere.

    Does that sound workable at alll or were yall planning something in the daytime?

  17. Audra says:

    Nope, nighttime is what we were thinkin’. Glad you might be able to make it after all! 🙂

  18. Trak101 says:

    7:30 to 8:00 seems kinda short… A 30 minute meet up? 😉

  19. Gray says:

    I’m hoping that means the starting time…..right?

  20. Leon Kensington says:

    This is it. Phoenix meetup my house 8o’clock tonight. All of you be there, or else.

    *twirls keys to basement full of old school Centurions, 10 Sandworms, a barely contained black hole, and about 5 full sets of Predator armour*

  21. Audra says:

    Welcome to the ‘Cooler, Granger and Melinda!

  22. gafra says:


    Have a drink for your Aussie pals who can’t make it!


  23. Audra says:

    Trak101 – Aww yeah! Thirty minutes and you’ll be so floored with our combined awesomeness and wit, we figured it’s all you could take! It’s for your own protection. 😉

  24. Dh71 says:

    How bout a Boston meetup! Dallas is really really far away and my FTL drive is down…


  25. whohateshelo? says:

    hello all. fellow listener.. though this is my first time on the boards..

    I may try to make it out there.. I’m down in Austin, but it’s my cousin’s birthday that weekend so I’ve been debating on making a trip up there anyways.

  26. Melissa (aka the Fair Melissa) says:

    I was sooo close to being able to get to Dallas. Weekend off? Check. Hotel? Check. Come on American netsavers – D’oh! Craaaaap. Oh well. Maybe next time. Have a great time, y’all!

  27. Chuck says:

    Ok, we’re on for the Irish Rover pub/restaurant from 7:30p to ?? Good food, good beer, and lots of BSG talk. Drop us a line via the “contact us” link if you need help finding anything.

  28. Radio Picon says:

    I wish I could come up. I am only in Houston, but not planning any out-of-town trips soon….you know, terms of my probation and all.

    Anybody ever want to do a Houston meetup?

    (just kidding about probation, honestly I was!)

  29. Stevearino says:

    Sounds great! Looking forward to seeing everyone.

  30. AirborneAce says:

    Wish I could make it, but all my money is tied up in college

    Y’all should come to Oxford sometime!

  31. Nick says:

    Are we going to have reservations there?

  32. Chuck says:

    Nick: It’s a pub, so there’s really no need. If you’re worried about finding us, we’ll be all the geeks at one table, three of which look like their little icons. 🙂

  33. Gray says:

    Ok folks,

    I think I’ve got everything worked out. I’m hoping to be able to leave and get there in the nick of time.

    If anybody’s willing to shoot me some directions to the Rover that’d be much appreciated.

    And Radio Picon-
    I’m in your area. If you ever want to try to organize a meetup closer to home let’s see if we can’t get our wonderful pcasters to exchange our emails, huh?

  34. Radio Picon says:

    Gray, sounds good to me. Maybe we could even arrange a frak party for Razor! Though it is so close to Thanksgiving I bet a lot of people will be out of town.

    I would love to see BSG on a TV again, maybe somebody has a big plasma screen or something! I had to watch the whole last season on a computer from grainy Itunes episodes. Anyway, Chuck you can certainly give my email address to Gray.

  35. Gray says:


    Thanks for the directions. I’m looking forward to getting out on the open road and for a change, not using my cell phone. I’ve really taken the Galactica Disclaimer to heart and will certainly try to limit my in-car chats. 🙂

    Radio Picon-
    I would definitely be down for a Razor frak party. The family comes to us so I’ll be there with bells on no matter what holiday it is.

  36. Melissa (aka the Fair Melissa) says:

    I just checked out the Irish Rover website – home of the famous Rusty Nuts? Are you sure you want to go there?

    Have a pint of Guinness for me!

  37. Chuck says:

    Melissa: Like any good pub, the website doesn’t do it justice. It’s actually a pretty decent little place. And as stupid as the name is, the “Rusty Nuts” are pretty good. The *really* stupid name is the sampler — called “a chance to taste all our nuts.”

    No, I’m not kidding.

  38. Granger says:

    Feldercarb! I’ve come down with a nasty sinus infection. So, rather than wipe out a portion of fandom with my own version of Lymphocytic Encephalitis or whatever it is, I’ll have to forego the much-anticipated meetup. Have fun with the Rusty Nuts!

  39. Melissa (aka the Fair Melissa) says:

    I think that should be part of the invitation…. “Meet us at the Irish Rover for a chance to taste…” Oh, nevermind. It’s not that kind of crowd.

  40. Audra says:

    I can, however, vouch for the Rover in that they have nothing on or off the menu beginning with the words “Rocky Mountain…”

  41. Audra says:

    Sorry to hear it, Granger! We’ll do a cheers for you. And hopefully the “level orange” air pollution around here will calm down and let your face shrink back to normal. 🙂

  42. Timbuck says:

    Whoa! [in my best Butthead voice] If you click on Chuck’s map link it says
    “Map…Satellite…HYBRID” in the upper right hand corner of the map. I didnt see the Base Star link.

    Whats up w that Chuck? Do they cook the “sampler” in Hybrid goo? Maybe thats the dip…

    Have a Harp for me. (The Fair Melissa stole my Guinness reference) Or maybe a Moosehead and a shot of Jack.

    [per Aaron Douglas–ambrosia is actually green Gatorade. How cool is that?]

  43. Raemani says:

    Have fun guys – we will be there in spirit….one of these days the Dallas Crew and the Philly Crue will meet.

  44. Gray says:

    Chuck, Audra, Stevearino, Julie, and Nick:

    It was great to meet all of you and have some faces to put with the names.

  45. Chuck says:

    Gray: It was good to meet you, too. I’m glad the venue worked out well, and we really appreciated you making the drive!

  46. Stevearino says:

    Had a lot of fun. It was nice to meet almost everyone *cough* Sean *cough*…

    Oh, Audra, your Monday night American Lit class was full 🙁

    Kind of bummed out about that one.

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