Boing Boing's 1st International Meetup Day: "Wonderful Things" 7 June 2011


We are excited to announce Boing Boing's 1st International Meetup Day!

The theme is "Wonderful Things." The goal is for happy mutants in cities around the world to self-organize various cabinets of curiosities.

It's easy to participate: Start by visiting the Meetup page to join or start a "Wonderful Things" Meetup in your city. On June 7, bring your favorite significant object, coveted curiosity, conversation piece, or mysterious item to the Meetup (Don't bring something that has a lot of intrinsic value). Then tell the other happy mutants about it!

While you're at the Meetup, share your thoughts on the items that you see, and if you are so inclined, offer up a swap! Don't forget to tweet your photos, videos, and details on any exciting swaps using hashtag #BoingBoingMUP.

Boing Boing's Wonderful Things Meetup day is 7 June 2011



  1. Right on! Looking forward to meeting you, Mark. Now all I’ve gotta do is figure out what unique item to bring.

  2. Awesome!! I sure hope other Mutants in Ottawa will join in! It would be nice for Ottawa to be part of something cool, for a change…

  3. I’m moving back to SoCal next week, so I’m glad this is scheduled when it is. It’s good timing because I’m not sure I would have brought any wonderful things with me – I’m leaving most of my crap at my parents’ house here in Buffalo. But now I know to bring at least one Wonderful Thing with me.

  4. I’ve got the item(s), but, alas, I’ve seen no sign of fellow mutants in CT! :-(

  5. I’d love to host one, and know some great venues, but they all cost. Would it be appropriate to ask for a donation at the door or charge admission to pay for a space for one of these? Or to approach a venue about co-sponsorship of a particular town’s MeetUp?

  6. too bad most of the peeps who belong to boingboing are grouches who have a problem with everyone from cyclists to people with tattoos. The content of boingboing is great but damn, are you people ever surly.

    on the other hand if we’re talking Happy Mutants, then damn, that might be a party!

    1. I find your ideas interesting and would like to subscribe to your newsletter.

      1. Look I love boingboing ok, just sometimes I get depressed. Anyway, please allow me to retract my grouch comment, which Ive felt bad about all weekend.

        Antinous, I’ve added you to my mailinglist, hope you like rainbows, coral reefs and sparkling rays of sunshine!

  7. I am sort of unwilling to jump up and take this on myself, but if anyone in COLUMBUS OHIO is willing to join me in pulling it together, I’ll hold up my end.
    Marya.deblasi at gmail dot com

  8. If there’s not one in your town, then start one! It’s easy. I started onne for Tucson. We’ll see who comes.

  9. Damn! I know we have several other Powegians, as well as a number of other San Diegans, but I have to work ’til at least 7 PM that day.

  10. Attending in Toronto: Sunny, Rachel and James (this is Toronto WTF! where is everyone!). Thank you for sharing your stories and cool stuff of Holy Crap and White Squirrels.

    Toronto: I know there are tons of awesome people out there (present company included). Is Canadian modesty and Toronto up-tightness conspiring towards lameness. We can do better! three people?!?!

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