Author Topic: Mittens 2018 confirmed - Boston 15-22 September  (Read 6309 times)

AGA

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So it's early in the new year, which means it's Mittens planning time!

Given our usual 'every third year in America' tradition, 2018 is another America year.  For some reason Boston has jumped out at me as being a good idea, and when I mentioned it on the Discord chat channel, people seemed in favour.  There should be plenty of interesting things to see and do, and the whole historical bent seems nice.  It looks possible to rent places of various enough sizes and prices to house however many people attend.

So, who's interested?


We booked this place: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6741599!  15-22 September.

Confirmed Attendees
AGA
Disco
Esseb
Grundislav
JenniBee
Jess
Layabout
Layabout's +1
MillsJROSS
MillsJROSS's +1
m0rph84 [no bed required]
Privateer Puddin'
scotch
Snarky
Tamara
= 14 [15]

Interested Parties
Pesty [no bed required]
= 1
« Last Edit: 29 Mar 2018, 21:35 by AGA »

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #1 on: 05 Jan 2018, 01:17 »
Yep!

Grundislav

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #2 on: 05 Jan 2018, 02:17 »
I'd definitely go if it was in Boston. It's a cool city and close enough to make travel cheap!
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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #3 on: 05 Jan 2018, 05:21 »
Absolutely!

Layabout

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #4 on: 05 Jan 2018, 05:36 »
Count me interested. I would love to visit Boston.
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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #5 on: 05 Jan 2018, 10:06 »
I'm interested!

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #6 on: 05 Jan 2018, 15:52 »
Add a +1 for me, as Jess is also interested.
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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #7 on: 05 Jan 2018, 19:05 »
Yes yes yes. Love Boston. Count me in.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #8 on: 06 Jan 2018, 01:52 »
Ooh, we're definitely interested, but I'm guessing it's going to be problematic coming with a (very demanding) 2 year old? Was there ever a precedent of somebody bringing a kid? And how did it go? If not, maybe we'll do a weekend there and come visit.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #9 on: 06 Jan 2018, 09:46 »
Boston sounds awesome, but with a baby, we will not be able to come. I don't think Mittens is for kids and I'd have been pretty pissed had people brought their kids to the Mittens I attended.
However, I was thinking about organising a Mittens with kids (Kiddens (laugh) ) next year in Europe.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #10 on: 06 Jan 2018, 12:46 »
Yeah, unfortunately I don't think kids at Mittens would really work...  I think the only way it could work is if the parents stayed somewhere else (hotel / own rental), and met up during the day with the main group.  I really can't see a young child fitting in with all the noise, drinking and late nights that are known to happen at Mittens!

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #11 on: 06 Jan 2018, 13:17 »
I think it would be a shame if all the Mittens regulars who are having kids have to stop coming, though, or if we had to segregate it completely into parents vs. non-parents meetups.

As people grow older, the nature of Mittens changes as well. And really, I don't think there was really anything about Mittens Iceland that was particularly non-kids-appropriate (depending on how parents feel about the penis museum). If there's a concern that having children around would cramp our style, maybe we could alternate every other year? Or get two separate places nearby each other. Or overlap it so that part of the time is with kids, parts all together and parts without. I think there are ways to make it work.

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #12 on: 06 Jan 2018, 20:23 »
I think the only way it could work is if the parents stayed somewhere else (hotel / own rental), and met up during the day with the main group.

Right, I guess this is what we might do then (and we'll come just for the weekend probably).

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #13 on: 09 Jan 2018, 02:17 »
Why not? :D Looking forward to crossing a new state off my travel map!
« Last Edit: 09 Jan 2018, 02:29 by Disco »

yamipanda

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #14 on: 13 Jan 2018, 10:31 »
Interested. :)

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #15 on: 18 Jan 2018, 10:29 »
I will have a plus 1 and an idea on dates people are thinking would help as we need to get an idea of flight costs from Australia. :)
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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #16 on: 18 Jan 2018, 11:09 »
It has been suggested quite a few times that we might have Mittens a bit later. Tamara and I have a very busy summer planned, so that would actually be preferable to us. What do people think about the second weekend of September, for instance? Flights also seem to be cheaper than the summer peak for the majority of us who live in the northern hemisphere (sorry, Ryan!).

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #17 on: 18 Jan 2018, 16:56 »
Post-summer is fine, just make sure it's in September or October, any later and it gets pretty damn cold in Boston...
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Layabout

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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #18 on: 18 Jan 2018, 22:57 »
Post-summer is fine, just make sure it's in September or October, any later and it gets pretty damn cold in Boston...
At least in September and October I get a chance to wear my jackets. We get two weeks of winter in Australia!
I'm OK with mid to late September. Flights are what they are - I'll just have to look out for some sweet deals. ;)
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Re: Mittens 2018 discussion - Boston???
« Reply #19 on: 19 Jan 2018, 15:10 »
September should be ok.