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Hello everyone,

My name is Elgin Owens, I just wanted to introduce myself as the organizer of this event. Thanks for all the location suggestions, I'm glad so many people have taken an interest in the event. After much consideration, the location for this event has been finalized, we will be meeting at Metrix Create Space from 4:00pm-6:00pm on January 15th, 2011. Hopefully everyone who wants to attend will be able to make it out, I am looking forward to meeting all of you.

Thank you for supporting Wikipedia.

-Elgin Owens


  • If you would like to suggest a location to host this event, please feel free to edit this page and add it to the list below!
  • (1/4/11) - Considering having the celebration at Balefire Bar, which specializes in Fine Fermentables... Visit their website, for more info. Balefire Bar is located at: 1801 Hewitt Ave. • Everett, WA 98201.
  • (1/6/11) - It was just realized that if this event is to be held at a bar, children and adults under 21 could not attend and that seams kinda unfair. Everyone who wants to celebrate with us should be able to do so. Maybe we should be considering a location which all ages could attend, because after all, children are the most likely people to benifit from Wikipedia.
  • I'm game for anything, whether adult beverages are involved or not. I only ask that the venue be somewhat central, and/or bus friendly, as my means of transportation limited to the Community Transit system at this point, (coming up from Mountlake Terrace.) --Roninbk 00:17, 7 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • If you want you could do it at some very public location, like Everett Station or Forest Park, but I don't know what amenities they would provide. 11:54, 7 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • The AFK Tavern (1510 41st St | Everett, WA 98201) is all ages, with delicious, affordable comestibles, and since it embraces new media and old (as a gaming tavern, has everything from Scrabble to 360 and PS3 games released just months ago) seems apropo for Wikipedia festivities!
  • I second the call for an all ages venue. I'm 19 and thus would be unable to attend, although Wikipedia is a huge part of my life and would love to be there! 00:19, 9 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • do it at the comcast center! its a great place to do stuff! -Aj Emery
  • How about Tablas at Mill Creek Town Center? They have a small nook for toddlers to play in. The food is great and price reasonable; the desserts are quite remarkable yet affordable. Give it a try; you won't regret the experience.
  • Perhaps one of the local public school (the one that would be willing to host it) since Wikipedia is a tool many students use these days to do their research and homework. It would promote many good "knowledge" theme that Wikipedia stands for. Perhaps local school chapter would even be willing to do some special project for the event... There would have to be some incentives for them, though.
  • I suggest the Gameworks in downtown Seattle (206-521-0952), right across from the Convention Center. It's all ages and tons of fun. Stuart P. Bentley 18:18, 9 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Another location in Seattle might be somewhere on the UW campus, which would also go along with the "knowledge" theme. I figure most people probably prefer we keep it in Everett, though. 04:27, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • Coming in from the Olympic Peninsula Saturday with others to see the Battlestar Galactica exhibit at the SF Museum. Any interest in meeting in that area? Some place with WiFi makes eminent sense. Do we have a time possibility? I'd suggest later in the afternoon so kids don't have to stay up too late and older folks can drive home before it gets too late. The AFK Tavern sounds good, too. So if no one has a preferred, and ready available, venue near the SF Museum, I'd say the AFK Tavern (if there's convenient parking nearby). Just let us know a final decision by the kind folks who proposed the meet-up. (Unsigned)
  • I agree with the idea of keeping it somewhere close to the SF Museum so people who make the trip have more to see. The Gameworks is a few blocks from SFM/EMP (as opposed to ~30 miles away for the AFK Tavern), and Wi-fi in the area is ubiquitous enough that, if the Gameworks doesn't provide it themselves, it'll probably be available. --Stuart P. Bentley 17:11, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • There's a lot of options around the SFM, GameWorks would be a good one. I propose someone (event creator?) steps in and makes a final decision by 12AM on the 13th, so that those who would like to attend have 2 days to make plans. I think it would be interesting to have it at Metrix Create Space in Seattle (See Yelp reviews/info), which does not have food but has a coffee shop/maker lab, where you can rent access to various tools/machines for making things. They also host workshops and various events. 19:09, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  • So who's hosting the Seattle/Everett event? Is there an organizer? --Chochopk 22:04, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Chochopk, yes there is an organizer. and anyone else who helps out are the organizers of this event.

  • Very Cool! Count on 2 from Port Angeles, WA!


I just changed the listing for this on the main page to "Seattle (Everett)" and alphabetized accordingly. Those living in this area will most likely assume the event is in Seattle and will look for that. I visited the homepage twice thinking that Vancouver was the closest event to my home. Expect a lot more traffic here now that the link is where people are looking for it. Dondegroovily 04:39, 8 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Hmm, someone changed it without any discussion. And missed the point entirely. The point is that people living in the area are gonna look for "Seattle" in the listing, not Everett. I'll change it back. Dondegroovily 02:04, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

I support your change, why was Everett chosen in the first place? Seattle seems to be the obvious choice for a Washington meet up. 18:32, 11 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Thanks for helping me out with the listing I think it has really drawn some more interest to the event. The reason I had picked Everett is because it is closer to my house, but majority rules here, so it looks like I will be driving to Seattle. -Elgin Owens (Event Organizer)

I've moved the page and all references accordingly. --Stuart P. Bentley 17:29, 12 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Seattle PI Article

Y'all are in the news! :) 04:01, 15 January 2011 (UTC)Reply[reply]