IT IS ON LIKE DONKEY KONG! Short version: Friday, April 11th, 8 pm to 10 pm, at Uno Chicago Grill, 731 Boylston Street, Boston, MA. And now, in accordance with prophecy, THE FAQ!When?
Friday, April 11th, 2014, from 8 pm Eastern Daylight Time to 10 pm Eastern Daylight Time.Where?
Uno Chicago Grill, 731 Boylston Street, Boston, MA.Who?
A bunch of really cool queer and queer-friendly gamers and gamer-friendly people!Why?
Because dinner is important. And community is also important. And an all-ages meetup for queer and queer-friendly PAX attendees and local residents seemed like a good idea.How?
Well. All I know right now is that a bunch of us are going to descend upon Uno Chicago Grill like a plague of fabulous locusts, except instead of eating everything in sight, we'll be paying money AND eating everything in sight. Last year's set menu didn't really seem to go so well, so this year, we'll show up, pay our own way, eat, drink, and be merry.
HOWEVER! I am working on something Very Exciting which will involve giving back to the community. I don't want to say what it is yet, because I haven't worked out all the details. But please keep your eyes peeled for this Very Exciting news.
Also, if you could let me know if you and/or friends are planning to attend, that would be neat. Based on past attendance, I've told the restaurant to expect roughly forty people. If that estimate is way off I'll need to run toward them, screaming a dramatic, drawn-out NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWhat exactly does QUILTBAG stand for, anyway?
Q! Queer! Questioning!
T! Transgender! Transsexual! Transvestite! Two-Spirit!
A! Allied! Asexual! Agender!
G! Gay! Genderqueer! Genderfluid! Gamer!
What’s that spell? A MADE-UP WORD THAT’S STILL EASIER TO PRONOUNCE THAN GLBTQA AND CONTAINS PRETTY MUCH EVERY IDENTITY I CAN THINK OF! YAY QUILTBAG!I’m not going to PAX East. Can I still attend?
Yes! While this event is loosely connected to PAX East (a whole slew of gamers will be in town, so it’s an awesome time to do it), it is not an official convention event. No one will be checking for badges at the door. Everyone is welcome.Will there be alcohol at this event?
You may need to go to the bar for it, and you will need to pay for it yourself, but you should be able to get booze if you’re 21 or over and you want to imbibe.Can I bring my partner to this event? Even if they’re not a gamer?
Yes and yes. This is a celebration of our community, and if your partner wants to join you, they are completely welcome – just as long as we have room for you, that is! While the focus of this event is firmly on the gaming community, I’m not going to tell anyone to leave their partner at home even if they’re NOT gamers or industry professionals. (This does apply in the plural as well, for our polyamorous guests.)I’m bisexual, can I still attend?
Yes!I’m transgender, can I still attend?
Yep!I’m still figuring out my sexuality, can I still attend?
Indeed!I’m asexual, am I welcome?
Completely!I’m straight but gay-friendly, can I still attend?
Indubitably!I’m gay, can I still attend?
Wait...what?I’m a honey badger, can I attend?
Are you a gay, trans, bi, asexual, questioning or QUILTBAG-friendly honey badger? If so, yes. But please don’t maul anyone.I’m a Time Lord, can I attend?
Please bring one (1) bicurious, unmarried leggy Scottish redhead and/or one (1) gleefully bisexual future time agent as your plus one(s). Also be prepared to give us all rides in the TARDIS. But yes.I’m not really into labels, can I still attend?
Look, seriously, as long as you’re down with the QUILTBAG crowd, aren’t looking to troll us, and don’t harass anyone, you’re welcome. In the words of Wil Wheaton, just don’t be a dick.