Some news for folks in London (UK) and Cleveland (US). If you don’t fit either of those descriptions, well, I don’t know what I can do.
For those of you in or near London, I’ll be at a Geekminidinner the evening of Tuesday, 14 August 2007, which you can read a bit more about over here. (Apparently, I need to print out an article I wrote a while back and staple it to Ian‘s forehead.) Come on ’round and join us!
About four and a half hours after that starts, I’ll be missing (in both senses of the word) the Cleveland area Web Standards/Web Design Meetup. Once left for dead, this group has come roaring back thanks to the tireless efforts of a COBOL dude who is much less scary than his profile photo would seem to indicate. He does run the Ubuntu Satanic Edition, but I’m sure that’s just a coincidence. Seriously, he’s a great guy. I have never once heard him say “SATAN!” in a deep growly voice, no matter how many times I ask.
The point being, 18 people have already said they’ll be at the Meetup, and you should absolutely add yourself to that list. Assuming you will actually be there, of course.
As for London, I don’t know how many will be there, but probably not as many as the Cleveland gathering. Hey, it’s okay, folks. Don’t feel down about it. Not everyone can be as cool as Cleveland. We’ll do our best to have a good time regardless.