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Announcing HubPages Social MeetUps

  1. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 6 years ago

    We are super excited to announce Social MeetUps for the HubPages community!  These MeetUps are a great way to meet your fellow Hubbers in an informal setting.  We are thinking evening MeetUps in a pub/restaurant or day MeetUps in a cafe.  If you're interested in helping us organize a venue in your town or city and "leading" the MeetUp, we'd love to hear from you!  Unlike the HubCamps that are grounded in education, these MeetUps will be purely social.  Woo Hoo!!  If you're interested, email Robin at robin.edmondson@hubpages.com

    1. Stina Caxe profile image86
      Stina Caxeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      That sounds fantastic.  Even though i am new here and don't know anybody yet I would love to get involved if there is ever a MeetUp close to VA!

      1. Nell Rose profile image90
        Nell Roseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Definitely! either in London or somewhere near, it would be great!

        1. CMHypno profile image88
          CMHypnoposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          If there is one in London, it would be great to meet you in person Nell

      2. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is so exciting to see all of the Hubber enthusiasm to meet!  To get a Meetup scheduled, go to the HubPages Meetup page and become a member in your community.  You can then setup a Meetup date and place.  Here's the URL:
        http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/

        You can also email me at robin.edmondson@hubpages.com to help you get started!

      3. Ellarose92 profile image59
        Ellarose92posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ah I live in va too haha

    2. Sunnyglitter profile image85
      Sunnyglitterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yay!  I can't wait til we have one in Missouri!

      1. Robin profile image
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        Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Hi Sunnyglitter!

        You can be the first to create a community in Missouri here:  http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/

        Let me know if you have any questions!  Robin

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      Charlinexposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There are a number of hubbers in Ontario. What about Toronto?

      1. mtkomori profile image81
        mtkomoriposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm in Waterloo, ON, about 1.5 hours west of Toronto. I could possibly make it to a Toronto meet up if it's during the day time on a Saturday,(my kids go to Japanese school in Toronto every Sat) but I'm pretty flexible re a meet up here in Kitchener-Waterloo, preferably during the day.  A more "mature" cafe/coffee shop would be nice, I'm not too fond of Tim Hortons LoL. Are there any hubbers in Kitchener-Waterloo (incl. Cambridge) area?

    4. Granny's House profile image63
      Granny's Houseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I would love to help too. Anyone live near Corning New York or in Steuben county???

    5. Tiffany Longines profile image57
      Tiffany Longinesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Fantastic idea. Though I'm a newbie, I'm looking forward to making new friends here.

  2. Support Med. profile image78
    Support Med.posted 6 years ago

    Sounds really fun and awesome! Are we celebrities!! Great idea!

    1. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      One of the best parts of HubCamp is meeting fellow Hubbers, so we thought we should incorporate purely social meetings as well!  If you are interested in having a MeetUp near you, let us know, and we can help organize it!  big_smile

      1. Jane@CM profile image60
        Jane@CMposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Awesome idea!  Can we have a Sacramento area meet-up?

        1. Robin profile image
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          Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi Jane,
          We are finalizing a Meetup in Antioch.  Would that work for you?  If not, we can schedule another in Sacramento proper.  I'll post the details when they are finalized.  DzyMsLizzy is heading up the Meetup!  Woohoo!  You can sign up to be part of the HubPages community in Sacramento here:  http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/

          Then if someone schedules a Meetup in your area, you will be notified.  If you have any questions, let me know!

      2. BennyTheWriter profile image84
        BennyTheWriterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Great idea Robin.  The Meetup in New York was awesome, and it was a pleasure to meet you and fellow Hubbers.  It would be fantastic to get regular MeetUps going here in the city!

        1. Robin profile image
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          Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I agree, Benny.  I loved the social part after HubCamp!  If you want to join the HubPages Meetup Community in New York, you can set one up here:  http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/

          Hope to see you again in the future!  Best, Robin

  3. salt profile image59
    saltposted 6 years ago

    Absolutely amazing, maybe we can have one for Australian hubbers!

    1. ross670daw profile image66
      ross670dawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great idea, it'd be fantastic to meet other aussie hubbers. I'm up for an Aussie meetup, where and when?

      1. salt profile image59
        saltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        good oh.. lets see

        We need date, place, costs etc..

        I would like to suggest and this is to all hubbers, if we make it a conference or convention type meeting, it could be tax deductable!

        1. Robin profile image
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          Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          HubCamp in Australia is in the works, but a Social Meetup of Hubbers can happen very soon. (HubCamps are social but also informational with a three hour learning session about HubPages; Social Meetups are purely social.)

          If you go to the HubPages Meetup page you can join a HubPages community in your area and then schedule the social Meetup.  Here's the url:  http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/

          1. Suzanne Day profile image97
            Suzanne Dayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I have planned a meetup for Melbourne - check out the meetup page to RSVP.

  4. sumitparihar profile image58
    sumitpariharposted 6 years ago

    This is amazing,I wish i could meet people...sounds great..

  5. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    LOL I think a meeting of hubbers (myself included) would make a seriously boring night out. We'd all be too busy trying to sneak away to check our stats somewhere.

    1. Pcunix profile image89
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      smile

      But true!

    2. Richieb799 profile image60
      Richieb799posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL I think it annoys a lot of people who don't know what Im looking at on my phone all the time big_smile

    3. freecampingaussie profile image30
      freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol ! that is funny !! Can just see Ritchie checking reccomend another hubbers hub ! LOL! ( I would be as well !) I might try get to Newport this year,

      It would be nice to meet anyone who is in Western Australia at moment while here !

      There would have to be a ban for a few hours so we could have some fun !

      http://s2.hubimg.com/u/4488049_f248.jpg

  6. Kangaroo_Jase profile image80
    Kangaroo_Jaseposted 6 years ago

    So who is doing an Oprah and coming 'down unda'? big_smile

    1. salt profile image59
      saltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I did write about oprah the other day.I was so happy to see her here. I was really impressed with her presentation of us! Thanks Oprah!

      1. Suzanne Day profile image97
        Suzanne Dayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm from Oz in Melbourne if that helps anyone, but not famous (yet)

        1. Suzanne Day profile image97
          Suzanne Dayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          PS - May PL is also from Melbourne and wants to participate too!

          1. May PL profile image74
            May PLposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah, I am keen to get together as well!

            1. Suzanne Day profile image97
              Suzanne Dayposted 6 years ago in reply to this
    2. Suzanne Day profile image97
      Suzanne Dayposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Visit http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/ and RSVP for Melbourne

  7. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 6 years ago

    Sockpuppets will be required to wear a giant sock over their head, of course.    smile

  8. mtkomori profile image81
    mtkomoriposted 6 years ago

    Sounds like a great idea although I'd have to travel quite aways in order to see fellow hubbers. Don't think there are any hubbers in my area. I also don't drive in the winter so both that and the winter weather will be a problem. I could possibly get to a Toronto gathering if it's on a Saturday and get hubby to drive the family out there since my kids attend a Japanese school on Saturdays. Are any Toronto hubbers interested in meeting up?smile

  9. The Farmers Wife profile image60
    The Farmers Wifeposted 6 years ago

    I like it!  Would be happy to help organise one for any other hubbers in Turkey :-)

  10. CASE1WORKER profile image78
    CASE1WORKERposted 6 years ago

    anyone in the midlands of UK interested?

  11. Rosie2010 profile image74
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    A definitely great idea!

  12. camlo profile image85
    camloposted 6 years ago

    I don't suppose there's any point in having one in Cologne, because I'm probably the only Hubber in the area ... But I'd love it if one coincided with one of my trips to London, probably some time next autumn.

  13. Bobbimarie123 profile image50
    Bobbimarie123posted 6 years ago

    i dont really know anyone here and im new at this Hub thing! lol so please go check out my page and add me or whatever your suppose to do here i need some friends!

  14. creativeone59 profile image38
    creativeone59posted 6 years ago

    Wow, sounds like a splendid idea for hubbers to get together. Blessings. creativeone59

  15. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Hmmm I wonder how many hubbers there are in the SF East Bay/Sacramento Delta area??

  16. Neverletitgo profile image74
    Neverletitgoposted 6 years ago

    That would be great idea and I would like to do that.

  17. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 6 years ago

    Robin and HP Team -- this is a great idea!   

    Is there a database or a source that we can generate a list of where hubbers are located?  I know that this would have legal ramifications (access to information), but perhaps a list can be generated from those who are wishing to be on it?  This list could be accessed by only those who are willing to meet and are interested in the MeetUp.  It would help determine who is where and where the best site is to meet up.

    I'm from a city that encompasses a large area, but more importantly, where I live has high traffic in terms of tourists and business.  Hubbers from other cities who travel here for business would create the opportunity to meet.  Who knows, I may some of our Down Under Friends or southern ones......  You get the picture, I'm sure.

    smile

    1. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Beth,
      Thanks for your enthusiasm!  I think the best thing to do would be to encourage all Hubbers to signup for the HubPages Meetup community in their geographical area and then they will be notified if a social Meetup is scheduled.  You can do that here:  http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/  If there's not a Meetup community in your area, you can create it!

      We will be promoting this in the forums, newsletter and through blog posts. 

      Let me know if you have any other questions!  Cheers - Robin

  18. Wendi M profile image80
    Wendi Mposted 6 years ago

    I'm guessing there probably aren't many hubbers in New Hampshire.  If there are some, I would love to meet up with them.

    1. DPJake profile image56
      DPJakeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Wendy!!! I'm in New Hampshire! smile I'm in Manchester.....where are you from?? We can start one if we are too far from each other

      1. Wendi M profile image80
        Wendi Mposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I'm in Newport...it's not too far from Manchester.  I'd be happy to meet you, and anyone else we could rally up!

        1. Robin profile image
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          Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Hi DPJake and Wendy,
          Either of you can start a HubPages Meetup community here: http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/

          Then you can schedule a meeting and see if there are others in your area!  Let us know how it goes!
          Robin

  19. anujagarwal profile image67
    anujagarwalposted 6 years ago

    Wow! this will be great if something can be organized in Delhi, India.

  20. GDiBiase profile image75
    GDiBiaseposted 6 years ago

    I am new to Hub Pages, but would love to meet some of the wonderful people on here. I am in Maine, and would be willing to head something up here, in the future!

    1. Wendi M profile image80
      Wendi Mposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      There are a couple of us from NH so far.

  21. Cathy Crowley profile image59
    Cathy Crowleyposted 6 years ago

    Just joined and super excited. Anybody here in Dallas, Texas?

  22. Aficionada profile image90
    Aficionadaposted 6 years ago

    I know there are several of us in Indiana, and I would love to meet some. (And parts of Ohio, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin are not necessarily too far.)  Will meeting dates/times/places be posted, in the same way that the HubCamps are? 

    But also.... I have just returned from one 700-mile (one-way) road trip, after having driven a different one a few weeks ago.  There were times when I wondered if there were any Hubbers along the route that I could meet if I stopped for coffee.  What is the best method for sending a shout-out to find Hubbers that might be interested in having coffee, as I mentioned?  Maybe just post my route numbers and see if anyone e-mails back?

  23. Nicole Winter profile image60
    Nicole Winterposted 6 years ago

    I'm in Chicago!  Anyone interested in doing something like this here?

  24. freecampingaussie profile image30
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago

    I did a hub on the idea of a hubbers cruise recently for if we make it to America !

  25. prairieprincess profile image97
    prairieprincessposted 6 years ago

    That would be great! I am in Manitoba, Canada, but also go to Alberta often. Anyone from the Prairies, I would be willing to meet!

  26. Froggy213 profile image27
    Froggy213posted 6 years ago

    I just sent Robin an email hoping to organize a meet-up in the St Louis area--any who would be interested??

    1. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Froggy,
      I didn't get your email.  robin.edmondson@hubpages.com

      Can you try again?

      1. Froggy213 profile image27
        Froggy213posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Just did Robin--sorry sent it through your contact info on your profile

        1. Robin profile image
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          Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Got it!  I sent you a reply.  big_smile

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    china manposted 6 years ago

    Guilin, P R China anyone ?   . . . anyone ? . .   big_smile

  28. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 6 years ago

    Are all of you wishing for meetups contacting Robin about starting one in your area... or just wishing?  Because if it's the latter, it might not happen.

    I just emailed about having one in Seattle, and as the first person to do so, I got to pick the date, place and time.

    So, if you want a meetup in your area, email Robin and start one.  That's the #1 way to get one near you.

  29. TinaAtHome profile image72
    TinaAtHomeposted 6 years ago

    I've just organized a meetup in San Ramon, California.

    Monday, February 28, 2011 7:00 PM
    Borders, 120 Sunset Dr. San Ramon, CA 94583

    click here for details

    http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/San-Ramon-CA/

    1. TinaAtHome profile image72
      TinaAtHomeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Due to Borders closing their coffee shop we will be meeting at Dublin Hacienda Barnes and Noble instead.

  30. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
    DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago

    Meetup planned for eastern Contra Costa/Sacramento Delta Region.

    Saturday, February 26th at 1:00 P.M.
    Further details here:

    http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/Oakley-CA/61509/

    Hope to meet a bunch of new folks!

  31. Robin profile image
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    Robinposted 6 years ago

    It has been so great hearing all of the interest in local Meetups!  Since there's so much enthusiasm big_smile, we have created a forum specifically for Meetups here:  http://hubpages.com/forum/32
    I'll be posting new Meetups in the "Local Meetups" forum from now on. 

    So far we have three confirmed Meetups and a few more in the works!

    San Ramon, CA
    Borders Book Store
    Monday, February 28th at 7:00pm
    http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/San-Ramon-CA/

    Seattle, WA
    Cupcake Royale
    Wednesday, February 9th at 11:30am
    http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/Seattle-WA-1/

    Oakley, CA
    Schooner's Grille and Brewery
    Saturday, February 26th at 1:00pm
    http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/Oakley-CA/

    1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
      DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Schooners is technically in Antioch, but very near Oakley--only a section of Brentwood lies between.  ;-)

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image92
        DzyMsLizzyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This meetup:

        http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/Oakley-CA/61509/

        Is for anyone in the East-Contra Costa County / Sacramento Delta areas, including the following cities, and nearby areas:

        Oakley, Antioch, Brentwood, Pittsburg, Knightsen, Byron, Rio Vista, Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, etc.

        Looking forward to meeting local folks!

  32. thisisoli profile image55
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    I would be willing to help put one together in Austin, sometime after this month though!

    1. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If you'd like, you can start a Meetup community here:  http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/
      Then decide on a date and time later when others sign up Austin.
      big_smile

      1. thisisoli profile image55
        thisisoliposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Do we get a Hubpages Banner to put up? tongue

        1. Robin profile image
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          Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          How about a t-shirt for the organizer.  We could send you a HubPages t-shirt when you send us a photo of the Meetup!!  big_smile

    2. KCC Big Country profile image85
      KCC Big Countryposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'd be willing to help out, Oli.  Either way, you can count me in to attend.  Austin is about an hour to hour and a half drive for me.

  33. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 6 years ago

    I created a group for Southwestern Ontario.

    http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/SW-Ontario-Hubbers/

    1. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah!  Thanks for signing up, Uninvited Writer!  You will be a great leader for your community!  big_smile

  34. accofranco profile image73
    accofrancoposted 6 years ago

    OMG...why am i so isolated?...i had love to meet some inspiring hubbers and probably ask questions and have a live tutorial...lol...please if by any way, Nigeria could be considered, let me know...i will arrange every piece of item needed to make the meetup a giant success...lagos or owerri  will be nice and an opportunity for so many hubbers to make a trip to Africa....please inform me of the possibility...thanks.

    1. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      accofranco, I'm so excited you want to meet other Hubbers! I suggest creating a Meetup community - you never know, someone in your area may sign up! You don't need to designate a time and place now; once others sign up you can schedule a meeting. Here's the HubPages Meetup url:  http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/  Let me know if you need any help!  Robin

  35. thisisoli profile image55
    thisisoliposted 6 years ago

    You have already given me a tshirt a mug and sone stickers :p I would happily accept a branded iPod, laptop, or ps3 though big_smile

    1. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I forgot we outfitted you when you came into the HubPages office!  I want a ipod, laptop or ps3, too!  Hey, you can't have too many HubPages t-shirts.  Thanks again for organizing!  big_smile

  36. ripplemaker profile image87
    ripplemakerposted 6 years ago

    Hi Robin, meet ups is a wonderful idea!  I wonder if there are many from the Philippines...esp. Cebu. So far, I know of 4 hubbers who are from Cebu since they are my friends. big_smile

    1. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi Ripplemaker, Thanks!  If you set up a Meetup in Cebu, you may be able to meet some new Hubbers.  Let us know!

  37. wcg101nonprofit profile image60
    wcg101nonprofitposted 6 years ago

    I am new here and as such I am positive this will create more love for community and users of hub I say yes! If you don't mind I will like to be included I live in Asia and I think this is gonna rock down here !

  38. Glenn Stok profile image94
    Glenn Stokposted 6 years ago

    Only two more weeks before our first HubMeet on Long Island (New York). We only have 3 people signed up so far. I wonder if there are any Hubbers east of New York City who would like to meet other Hubbers. I sure look forward to meeting other writers nearby. We'll have lots to talk about. Especially with the new changes coming about. Come join us... http://www.meetup.com/HubPages/Long-Island-NY/

    1. Robin profile image
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      Robinposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      How did it go, Glenn??  Hope you all had fun!

      1. Glenn Stok profile image94
        Glenn Stokposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You beat me to it Robin. I was just about to post a message here smile

        We had a great success. Already had 6 people sign up and four attended. I just published a Hub about it... hubpages.com/hub/HubPages-Social-Meetups-HubMeets

 
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