Saturday, October 13, 2007

Vote on your preferred meetup location in Middletown, Ohio

In my conversations with several of you on Twitter and elsewhere, there appears to be some good interest in having a podcasting, new media, social media-type of meetup in the Greater Cincinnati area. A number of you are in Dayton, Ohio and even beyond.

With this in mind, I propose that we meet in Middletown, Ohio - halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton (hence the name? lol). I stopped there for gas this morning and looked around. Some things have changed since we lived there some years ago, but some stuff hasn't.

I've set up a poll in the sidebar of this blog for you to pick the locations you prefer. If you would like to suggest a different location I haven't included that you know is in Middletown, please leave it in the comments below.

I'm thinking of Saturday, October 20, 2007 around 4 PM as the time for us to meetup and get to know one another better.

The meetup is open to anyone, whether you're into podcasting or new media, or are simply interested, or just want to come hang out and listen to the rest of us talk.

To reiterate, I strongly feel that the purpose of this meetup needs to be a really informal way for us to get to meet each other in person. Not much more. Well, that, and to talk about the next time we all could get together, too.

The poll closes on Friday, October 12, 2007 at 11:59 PM EDT. If there's a tie, I'll choose one of them myself.

I really am looking forward to seeing everyone get together! Vote now.

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Daniel said...

There are fast food places like Wendy's, Burger King around there, too.

Michelle said...

I used to teach at Miami Middletown. There might be places near campus, or you could possibly even meet on campus in the main building. (Couches, etc. - it's a small place.) Just a thought. Also, a Panera would be perfect - check their web site to see if they exist in Middletown. If not, I bet they exist off Tylersville or Cincinnati-Dayton Road.
However, my sister is getting married that day, then I fly out for a conference in Florida that night. So I'm out. But next time everyone gets together, I'll be there!

Daniel said...


Thanks for voting. I checked the Panera website, and it appears that the stores are all clustered around the Cincinnati and Dayton areas, with the nearest one to Middletown being in Hamilton.

We could look at Miami Middletown. My gut feel at least for right now is that folks want something relatively close to I-75.

Sorry you won't be able to make it, and we'll be sure to keep you posted. Congratulations to your sister and her fiance!

nFriedly said...

Can't make this one but I'll try for the next.

D.Joseph Design said...

Hamilton is too far?

I prefer a place that's inexpensive and quiet enough that we can hear each other. To me, this means nowhere with hard floors.

Any Oriental places?

Daniel said...

nFriedly: sorry we won't be able see you there.

d.josephdesign: if more ppl here vote for Hamilton in the comments or can identify an Oriental restaurant in the area and vote for that, fine with me.

D.Joseph Design said...

Oh. I just realized I have something else on that day. Sorry.