I will be traveling a bit over the next few months. I have decided to set up a few public meet-ups on these travels; anybody who reads the Scholar’s Stage is invited. These are the dates and locations:
Taipei, Taiwan — 9 November (Saturday), 6:00 PM-9:00 PM(ish)
San Fransisco, California —18 December (Wednesday), 5:30 PM-10:00 PM(ish)
Salt Lake City, Utah — 21 December (Saturday), 1:00 PM-4:00 PM
You do not need to be anybody “special” to attend. When traveling I usually prioritize meetings with individuals that can serve as sources in my reporting. Upon reflection, I feel like this is rather miserly. The events listed above are intended for me to have a chance to meet and thank the normal people who read, share and support this blog.
If you would like to attend, please contact me via private message on Patreon (if you are a patron) or through my Scholar’s Stage e-mail, which is listed in the side-bar. I will tell you the location of the venue after you have contacted me. Attendees in Taiwan will learn the location quite soon. Those in the other two cities must wait a bit longer—the venue will not be decided until I have a firmer idea of the head count. The times are intended to be flexible; nobody is obligated to stay for the entire event, and some will arrive late to it.
My time in San Fransisco and Salt Lake City will be very limited, and I likely will not have much time to meet people outside of these meetings. If you are in southern Utah or northern Arizona there is a small—but not impossible—chance I could meet you in the week following Christmas. Send details to me privately and I will see if I can make it work.
On twitter I mentioned the possibility of a similar series of meet-ups along the Acela Corridor (the locations will probably be DC, Philadelphia, and New York). That will not happen until 2020; details for those meet-ups will not be announced until after the New Year. Please reserve requests to attend those until after their dates have been set.