|Posted by Bridget Sharon on June 20, 2012 at 3:45 AM|
Hello everyone, I have some news about our July meeting. I usually like to have the event page up about a month before our next meeting. And since our meetings are on the first or second Wednesday of the month, that is noo longer possible. I'm currently taking suggestions for a venue (again). If I'm able to find a place soon, then our fourth meeting will take place in late July. It is possible that there may not be a meeting in July, and our next meeting will be in early August. It is not my intention to switch venues for every meeting. I would like to find a venue that will accomodate our meetings every month for an extended period of time. If anyone is interested in looking for venues or has suggestions, feel free to comment on this note or send me a message. I'd love to collaborate with anyone who would like to help. The criteria that I generally look for in a venue are:
■Serves drinks, and possibly food.
■Will let us gather there for free
For this, I mean gathering in a venue that would already be open anyway on the days that we would go there. I would not like to have to start renting out venues and, in turn, begin charging for our meetings. I want to do everything I can to keep our monthly meet-ups free for everyone.
■All ages or 18+.
There are many younger Steampunkers that are excluded from many events due to age restrictions.
■Can accomodate 20-40 people.
Eventually our attendance may increase but for now the venue should be able to hold about 20-40 comfortably
■Fits the Steampunk aesthetic.
Any venue that we choose does not have to fit all of these guidelines, but they are things to watch out for. I'd like to look at this as an opportunity to explore more of Milwaukee's wonderful venues. I should also mention that we do not have to meet on the first or second wednesday of each month, those were just the most convinient days for the previous venues. If you look around for a place, or have a venue in mind, please message me with their number or a link so that I may speak with the owners myself. I'd love to have any and all help that others would like to give but the issues with our previous venues have come from their being a middle-man between myself and the owners and managers.
Thank you for everyone's help and support so far, and don't forget we have the Potluck Picnic coming up this Sunday!