We spoke about it and then nobody did anything. So here's what I currently plan to do before Sunday 3rd:
- Post to /r/slatestarcodex, lesswrong, and the SSC open thread, advertising a diaspora meetup, Sunday 10th January, 2pm, Shakespeare's Head. (Maybe also /r/rational and/or /r/hpmor? I think that would feel weird for me to do, and I'm currently inclined to trust that instinct.)
- Explain that it's the LW meetup, just rebranding to try to get closer to what we actually are; you don't need to agree with the stuff on LW, SSC, etc.; you don't need to think you're smart enough to attend.
- Currently I think the weird food meetup isn't ideal for the first time - I'm worried that it'll deter people not so much because they think it's weird, just because they're not interested. Tentatively proposing we do this the 24th. So the first will just be general chat.
I'm open to changing this plan based on feedback.