As I mentioned last week, I will be in Washington, D.C. from October 28 to November 1 for the National Policy Institute’s annual conference. As a result, I will be hosting a meetup while I’m in town. If you’re in the D.C. area, come by and say hi.
1. When will the meetup be?
Thursday, October 29th. It will start at 7pm and run until the bars close or everyone goes home.
2. Where will the meetup be?
I will announce the location on Twitter (as well as my private Facebook account) at 3pm EST on October 29th. The venue is located in Dupont Circle, within walking distance of the Red Line. If we’re close enough friends that you have my phone number, text me and I’ll tell you ahead of time.
3. How will I recognize the folks at the meetup?
Look for me. If you don’t know what I look like, scroll to the top of this page. If you still don’t know what I look like, close the browser and don’t come back.
4. Are girls allowed?
Women are barred from attending unless they’re cute, thin and willing to take the 13th step (with either me or anyone else at the meetup.
5. Oh wow, Forney’s hosting another sausage fest where no one will get laid.
I’m already getting laid, so I don’t care. I don’t hold these meetups looking for girls, I hold them because I enjoy intelligent conversations with my fellow man. But given that half the guys who attend my NYC meetups get laid, you’d be wrong on the latter.
6. Why are you holding the meetup on a weekday?
Because it’s the only day I’ll be free, and also because I’d like to keep the size of the meetup small enough that I can talk to people longer than a minute each.
7. What about logistics for out-of-towners?
Air: Check Skyscanner for deals on airfare. A direct flight between Chicago and D.C. will run you as cheap as $150 on a budget carrier like Spirit.
Land: Take MARC if you live in the Maryland suburbs. Virginia residents can avail themselves of VRE. Amtrak provides service to Union Station, but who rides Amtrak? I also hear there’s something called a “Greyhound” or a “Megabus” if you’re from even farther out.
Hotels: Booking.com has deals on hotels, there are a lot of good rentals on Airbnb, and there are also some good hostels in the area as well. Try and stick to locations that are in the city proper or located near the Metro to save time commuting.
8. Can I buy you a drink?
Yes, provided that doing so won’t result in me injuring myself or committing a felony.
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