BoingBoing Meetup: Twin Cities edition


23 Responses to “BoingBoing Meetup: Twin Cities edition”

  1. bamboleo says:

    Bummer I could not make it out, but I also have steampunk goggles I made from axman parts!!! That place is amazing, I was glad to find it after having to leave the American Science and Surplus aka “The Science Center” of Chicago behind when I moved here. Axman is something all of us should experience. Hope to get out to the next event!

  2. sparklemotion says:

    I, for one, had a great time meeting people, even though I was too frazzled to bring a token to show.

  3. Maggie Koerth-Baker says:

    Anon, sorry we missed you! We were outside, on the patio facing the Falls. But there were a lot of large groups. Next time, perhaps, a larger more prominent sign.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for posting this Maggie. It looks like it would have been right up my alley!
    Since I couldn’t be there in person to share something, maybe I can share one of the most excellent words I’ve learned since living here in Ireland. I’ll use it in a sentence: Wickedashtray’s comment is something a “gobshite” would say. It’s a great word.
    Thumbs up for Ax-Man Surplus! I take my kids there every time we visit.

  5. RedShirt77 says:

    Sorry I missed it. Looks hot.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Wish we could have been there. We didn’t find out till last minute. Hope to see a bunch of you at Convergence!

  7. Anonymous says:

    I had so much fun, and wish my phone battery life was a bit longer and I had taken more pictures!

  8. Wickedashtray says:

    With all due love and respect for the BB community, it looks like I’m not the only one who didn’t have to give up a modeling career to post on the site.

    • Gulliver says:

      With all due love and respect for the BB community, it looks like I’m not the only one who didn’t have to give up a modeling career to post on the site.

      Don Imus missed having you as his co-asshole, though.

    • Maggie Koerth-Baker says:

      Wow, dude. Sorry we’re not hot enough for you. “Love and respect,” indeed.

  9. Anonymous says:

    I searched for the group outside but didn’t find you guys. I brought another happy mutant with 4 legs (my dog Polly) so we couldn’t check inside for you. Great night to be out and excellent location…. I look forward to attending the next one!

  10. nkru says:

    Bummer! How did I not know this was happening?? Do I need to sign up for something somewhere? Or did I just miss a post?

  11. Uncle Geo says:

    MN camera… ? I should know this.

    • mn_camera says:

      Under a different name. I’ve bought stuff at some of the “garage sales” and you also know me as a good Dem.

  12. folkclarinet says:

    Thanks again for hosting, Maggie! It was loads of fun!

  13. Anonymous says:

    did you walk over to the rock wall at the falls overlook and stand in the LBJ foot prints? why they have a seafood cafe at a place that is as far from the sea as you could get in North America is a about the statue of Hiawatha carrying Minnehaha across the creek? ok,we live a few blocks away and getting some attention at Boing Boing makes our day,week–year!
    and the Ax Man? it has always been a place for nerd–i hate that word–students from the U to meet.when i was much younger i had a very nice lady chat me up about the huge range finder off a tank.
    my Daughter’s awareness about what polo was really like got a jolt when she saw the iron lung,she was about 10 at the time.
    come back to MPLS soon!!!

  14. elloyd74 says:

    Yes, thanks so much for hosting (and thanks to BoingBoing, for the beer!). Out-of-towners, Ax-Man is pretty much worth a trip to the Twin Cities even if you’re not coming for any other reason…not only are there bins & bins of great things like spare gears and babydoll arms to bury yourself up to your elbows in, the staff writes hilarious descriptions of what’s in every bin. I drag visiting relatives to it the way some Minnesotans drag theirs to the Mall of America (first thing).

  15. cinemajay says:

    I had a prior commitment but I will make sure to get my butt to the next one.

  16. Uncle Geo says:

    Maggie, there is another Ax Man location up Hwy 65 just north of Medtronics on the right in a strip mall. And two doors down, the great Kings Korean Restaurant and Sushi bar. And they have Soju -the crazy Korean alcohol!

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