IT'S THE FINAL COUNTDOWN! *deedle-dee-dee...deedle-dee-dee-dee--*
...oh, sorry. I mean:
THE FINAL FAQ
(barring additional questions that need answering)
Who is allowed at this event?
ANYONE! Well, mostly. Here's the only rule, as immortalized by Bill & Ted: be excellent to each other. If you're a GLBT-friendly but otherwise totally heterosexual person, you're welcome. If you're gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual or asexual, you're welcome. If you're transgender, transsexual, genderqueer or two-spirited, you're welcome. Crossdresser, drag queen or drag king? Still welcome! Giant pink space lizard who breathes atomic fire and is in love with a hot motorcyclin' butch lady? Fine, just don't wreck the place. The only rule is that this is a friendly, safe space. Don't be a dick. If you act like a dick, we reserve the right to ask you to leave, and, if necessary, to phrase the question through the application of restaurant management.
Seriously: I'm a transsexual lesbian geek. I know exclusion. I don't care for it. When I say anyone is welcome as long as they're ready to be awesome to everyone else, I mean ANYONE.
When and where is the Meetup?
Officially, Friday, March 11, from 11 pm on at the UNO location at 715 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. Those of us traveling from the convention center will meet beforehand (probably around 10:30 pm) in the lobby of the Westin Boston Waterfront. Look for the redhead in the Ridiculously Pink Coat (+1 to Warmth, +9001 to Pinkitude). Seriously, when you see this coat, your first thought will be 'That is a ridiculously pink coat,' and so it shall be.
Is there a dress code? A secret handshake? Some kind of semaphore?
Not really, but I'll be sure to pull on the aforementioned Ridiculously Pink Coat. If you want to wear pink or purple as well, you may be easier to spot. If you're going straight to the venue, or end up missing the main group, just ask the host at UNO to direct you to the GLBT meetup in the terrace.
How much will this cost?
You pay for whatever you order at the event -- food, drink, etc. And of course transport is on you. But the event itself will not cost a single straw penny.
How do I sign up?
You don't! Not anymore. I've got our rough headcount -- if you didn't get in before I closed down the RSVPs, just show up and we'll try to accommodate you. Hopefully we won't bring the fire marshal down upon our heads.