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ScienceBlogs 1 Million Comments Parties

UPDATE: Party date changed to Sept. 28th. Other details remain the same. Let me know if you are interested in joining us!
UPDATE: Here are details of my party, which is scheduled for Sept 14th:
Brunch at Farmicia, 15 S. 3rd St, Philadelphia, PA at 11 a.m.
Visit Penn Museum of Archeology & Anthropology to see Surviving: The Body of Evidence exhibit (Museum is open 1 to 5 pm) which is part of Philadelphia’s Year of Evolution celebration.
Afterwards, gelato at Capogiro. Mmmmmmm.
Possibly drinks & something else to eat after that, we don’t know for sure.
ORIGINAL POST:
As Sciencewoman has noted and as you can read here, ScienceBlogs is approaching the 1 million comments milestone (that’s a lot of discussion, folks!) and to celebrate, there are lots of parties going on all over the place.
There’s also a contest involved, info found here.

one lucky reader will win an all-out science adventure — a trip for two to New York City and exclusive science adventures only ScienceBlogs could give you access to.
The trip includes airfare, four nights in a four-star hotel, behind-the-scenes tours of top museums and labs, and dinner with your favorite ScienceBlogger.

Go enter the contest!
Now, if any of you live in the greater Philadelphia area (Lab Cat, that’s you!) and are interested, I can host a 1 Million Comments party, courtesy of our benevolent overlords, and they will pay for a round of drinks. Anybody interested? Drop a comment here. If at least one person says yes then I will organize something, date TBA. If you are interested, leave your preferred date which should be sometime between September 14 and September 28. Feel free to suggest a venue, too. Any place with drinks (alcoholic, non-alcoholic) and food is fine. It would be good to have vegetarian food available because I’m betting Lab Cat will attend. White Dog Cafe is one possibility. Here’s hoping at least one of you lives around here and wants to do this!
UPDATE: Maybe Farmicia would be a great place to eat and drink! Then we could walk to Capogiro’s for dessert!

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  1. Becca
    September 8, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Woohoo! A party I can make! And with the Kick Ass Zuska!
    I’m about a couple of hours away, and I don’t know Philly that well, but if this party can also introduce me to a great vegetarian resturant I think I will sing!
    26th or 27th Sept would work for me!

  2. September 8, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    You probably already got my emails and know that Sun 14 and 28 would work. What about a visit to the Year of Evolution Exhibit at UPenn Museum?
    http://www.museum.upenn.edu/yearofevolution/yoe.shtml

  3. M.Z.
    September 8, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    What do you think the chances are that one of PZ’s ber-Catholics or Orac’s anti-vax, ostrich-imitating guests will win?

  4. September 8, 2008 at 9:53 pm

    It’s possible to do brunch, gelato, exhibit, and drinks, if we make one nice long day of it…or, exhibit, dinner & drinks, then gelato, if we make an afternoon/evening of it.
    Lab Cat tells me the 26th is now out. So we are down to the 14th, 27th, or 28th. Any preference, Becca? Email me if you need to talk about accommodations for staying overnight. bobtownsuz AT yahoo DOT com
    Anybody else interested? I checked Google Analytics and I know there are at least a few of you in Philly who read this thing once in awhile! BTW I was surprised by how many Canadian readers I seem to have! Howdy, all you folks from Canada!

  5. September 9, 2008 at 10:59 am

    Party party!
    I wish I could come to yours, but Pittsburgh is *just barely* too far away from Philly to make a trip worthwhile for a poor college student like myself.

  6. TA
    September 12, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Dang, too far away to join. Just tell me, did I win yet?
    TA

  7. September 23, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Sounds fun. Is this all the RSVP you need? If so, I’ll plan on showing up with my partner, at least for the brunch.

  8. Becca
    September 30, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Woohoo! ’twas some awesome time. Thanks again Zuska!

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