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Re: LLorg East Coast ~2019~

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:10 pm
by Lianne
PfifltriggPi wrote:
Xenops wrote:Speaking of French, we made a tentative plan to visit Montreal in summer of 2019. Updates to come...Eventually.


It's worth pointing out, that LangFest, the North American polyglot convention initiated by Steve Kaufman (spelling?) will also be in Montréal this summer, from the 23-25 of August. I've never been, so I can't say much about it other than that I'm interested, if circumstances allow, but it's worth remembering if we're planning a meet-up of our own in the same place at around the same time.

I'd also be very interested in attending HTLALvention 2k19, if it happens, although too much of my life is up in the air at the moment for me to really make any promises.


I am tentatively interested in this! I have very little travel budget. However, I do have summers off now since I work in a school, and I've always wanted to visit Montreal! I even have friends there so there's couchsurfing potential. :D

Re: LLorg East Coast ~2019~

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 8:41 pm
by iguanamon
Of course, I think you should all fly down here to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or one of the French islands. Miami is a good option for me... if it has to be in Babylon.

Re: LLorg East Coast ~2019~

Posted: Fri Apr 12, 2019 2:50 am
by sctroyenne
In immigration limbo right now but hopefully all will go through very soon and I can know for certain where I'll be (got an experience taking the TEF/TEFAQ to write up soon-ish in relation to that).

In the meantime, while it's likely not within the time frame of an official meetup, an event that may interest people who are keen to pass through is the Montreal library system's big book sale happening the weekend of May 29 to June 1: https://amis.banq.qc.ca/marche-aux-livres/. Tons of books in French plus others (if you're looking for other language bookstores I know of some of those as well).

Re: LLorg East Coast ~2019~

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 4:32 am
by Ani
sctroyenne wrote:In the meantime, while it's likely not within the time frame of an official meetup, an event that may interest people who are keen to pass through is the Montreal library system's big book sale happening the weekend of May 29 to June 1: https://amis.banq.qc.ca/marche-aux-livres/. Tons of books in French plus others (if you're looking for other language bookstores I know of some of those as well).


I'm totally down for this. This is like the thing that we need. Just say "cheap books" and I'm setting up a hotel room.

Anybody else?

I might want to do LangFest, but August is a little harder for me to plan. I am close enough that I can go to Montreal a few times easily...

iguanamon wrote:Of course, I think you should all fly down here to the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, or one of the French islands. Miami is a good option for me... if it has to be in Babylon.


I know there are a lot of Northern East Coasters here, but I've been right by Miami for most of the last 6 months... I hope you'll message me if there's ever a chance we could grab coffee... And maybe there's someone else in the wings who might jump in.

Re: LLorg East Coast ~2019~

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:30 pm
by Xenops
I don't think I'll make it to the library book sale--I need more advance notice. ;) I could probably swing something later in the summer for Montreal?

For meeting in Boston, just about any weekend works for me, except May 11-13 I'll be out of state.

Re: LLorg East Coast ~2019~

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:06 pm
by jonm
Oh man, I would love to hang out with you all and explore Montreal, but it's looking tricky for me. The book sale sounds awesome, but I'll be in DC at the time. I'm free during LangFest, and I notice that it coincides with the start of the Montreal Film Festival (some info here, but looks like the film lineup hasn't been finalized yet). The only thing is, my travel budget is stretched a bit thin (just got back from Germany, and I'm planning to visit a friend in Myanmar in the fall). Will definitely keep an eye on this thread though in case there's a way to swing it.

And I'm always up for a Boston area meetup. The only times I'm away are May 29th to June 4th and June 28th to July 6th.

Re: LLorg East Coast ~2019~

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 3:57 pm
by Xenops
After consulting my earn time and my bank account, I don't Montreal would be a good choice for me at this time. I need to save all of my resources and study time for my Japan trip. ;)

Re: LLorg East Coast ~2019~

Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:25 pm
by emk
Ani wrote:
sctroyenne wrote:In the meantime, while it's likely not within the time frame of an official meetup, an event that may interest people who are keen to pass through is the Montreal library system's big book sale happening the weekend of May 29 to June 1: https://amis.banq.qc.ca/marche-aux-livres/. Tons of books in French plus others (if you're looking for other language bookstores I know of some of those as well).


I'm totally down for this. This is like the thing that we need. Just say "cheap books" and I'm setting up a hotel room.

Anybody else?

I can tentatively make it up for Saturday, June 1! (And maybe the Friday evening before, depending on my schedule.) There's (as always) a couple of BD series in which I'd love to find tome 2, and books are always wonderful. :-)

Re: LLorg East Coast ~2019~

Posted: Sun May 05, 2019 7:23 pm
by sctroyenne
emk wrote:
Ani wrote:
sctroyenne wrote:In the meantime, while it's likely not within the time frame of an official meetup, an event that may interest people who are keen to pass through is the Montreal library system's big book sale happening the weekend of May 29 to June 1: https://amis.banq.qc.ca/marche-aux-livres/. Tons of books in French plus others (if you're looking for other language bookstores I know of some of those as well).


I'm totally down for this. This is like the thing that we need. Just say "cheap books" and I'm setting up a hotel room.

Anybody else?

I can tentatively make it up for Saturday, June 1! (And maybe the Friday evening before, depending on my schedule.) There's (as always) a couple of BD series in which I'd love to find tome 2, and books are always wonderful. :-)



Nice! I **might** be going on a little day trip June 1st to the Laurentians (I’ll confirm that) but I should be around before/after (or even late night Saturday). I saw an ad that May is Mois de la BD but looks like there are unfortunately no events the 31 https://www.fbdm-montreal.ca/festival-b ... -de-la-bd/.