2008 XKCD Summer Cookout East

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The last remains of God


The 2008 XKCD Summer Cookout East is a is an offline meet up currently planned for Friday July 25th, 2008, from 7 PM 'til whenever. This is a tentative date and may change in the future depending, but my parents will be in Paris that week, so if it isn't the 25th, it will be the 26th at the latest. Hopefully I won't have to bump it earlier onto a weekday, but this is unlikely.


The Cookout will be held at my (killings') place on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York, NY. BBQing, computer and video games, and a whole lotta fun on a 30th floor terrace will be had.


~ killings on her cookout

Obviously I can't be letting more than 20-25 people into a three bedroom apartment, so it is first-come, first-serve. Once I have your RSVP I will send you details on the exact location, my contact info, and help with transportation/directions if you need them. Fortunately the lot of you are pretty resourceful, so I doubt you'll need much in the way of anything except maybe tips on where to park and how to use the subway.


~ killings on her cookout

Debauchery in the form of smokables and drinkables is acceptable and encouraged, but under strict conditions -- no vomiting, no horsing around, and no being outrageously loud so as to disturb the neighbors and get our lease cancelled. If one of you assholes gets completely trashed and falls off the terrace, my family is LEGALLY LIABLE, and it's game over for me. This is precisely why the BBQ remains a secret to anyone outside of the XKCD circuit.

Other than that, I look forward to meeting as many of you as I can in July; I swear I'm not much different IRL than I am in the channel. It'll be an evening of steaks, burgers, hot dogs, gaming, and geekery. I hope one of you is good at manning a grill.


  1. killings
  2. Nick
  3. cogit0
  4. shamrocker
  5. Fredd
  6. carrot
  7. NoOneButMe
  8. Random punks and wiseasses.


If you are driving yourself in and are willing to take people along in your car, say so here. If you want a ride from someone coming from the same direction, say so here. If you want to meet up with people at <some location in NYC, ie Penn Station> before going to killings' place, say so here.

I'm going to be driving in from Rochester NY, leaving sometime midday on friday. If you are on the way and would like a ride, let me know here. -cogit0

I'll be taking the LIRR into Penn, and depending on the weather and where in the Upper East Side the BBQ is at, walking or taking the subway over (possibility of quick rainshowers or just really far away). If anyone wants to meet up at Penn, let me know here or on irc. -NoOneButMe

I'll be taking the LIRR from Stony Brook, so if we time it right you can hop on the same train I do and we can either meet up on the train or at Penn. Carrot 00:12, 3 July 2008 (UTC)

I guess I'll be driving up. I assume I should park somewhere outside the city and ride the subway/bus in, beyond that I've got no clue in hell what I'm doing. If anyone wants to carpool up (I expect a couple of you are coming from DC) or give me any tips on finding a bunk (current strategy: [www.couchsurfing.com couchsurfing]), let me know. -- Fredd/Frowardd \(☣∪☣)/ (talk)(contribs) 22:52, 3 July 2008 (UTC)


I will be bringing enough alky halls to get myself and two other people smashingly drunk. I do not know if it will come to that. But I am ready. Oh, so ready. -- 02:52, 25 July 2008 (UTC)

There was actually enough alcohol that most of mine was never touched. Holy shit dudes. -- \(☣∪☣)/ (talk)(contribs) 14:06, 27 July 2008 (UTC)


  • Pictures on facebook
  • Cogit0, Frowardd, Carrot, and Nick all showed up wearing green shirts and carrying whiskey. Irish for a day? We may never know.
  • Nobody brought up internet memes, so there was no violent repercussions.

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