East Coast Rationalist Megameetup 2017

TL;DR: We’re putting together a weekend-long gathering of rationalist community people in NYC for Solstice weekend. If you want in, register below.

As you might already know, the seventh annual Secular Solstice celebration is happening this year in New York City on December 9. This means we’ll have a whole bunch of people from the rationalist community all in town for the same weekend.

Since many of us need a place to stay anyway, we’re renting a big house together in Astoria, Queens, and using that as the central gathering place, like at Highgarden in 2014. This way we’ll get to spend the weekend hanging out together, with more flexibility to do things than if we all had to wander around looking for a public space.

Besides Solstice and the afterparty, the big activity will be an unconference on Saturday afternoon. We’ll also have a ritual lab, games, meals together, and whatever other activities you want to run! There'll also be plenty of room for unstructured socializing, of course.

This is all going to cost $120.26 per person, which covers the rental plus food and other expenses. For this, you’ll get to sleep in the house Friday through Sunday nights (or whatever subset of those you can make it), have three meals with us (Saturday lunch and dinner and Sunday breakfast), and hang out with a bunch of nice/cool/awesome ingroup people throughout the weekend. (Solstice tickets are not part of this deal. Information about where to buy a ticket if you didn’t back the Kickstarter will be available soon.)

If you don’t want to sleep in the house, please register here instead. You’ll still be asked to pay $25.00 to help cover food and other expenses.

Registration will be open on a first-come-first-served basis, until we run out of room.

If you want to read the original master plan, it’s here. Please be aware that some details are now out of date.

Please don’t hesitate to contact the organizer if you have any questions, if the price is an issue for you, or if you want to make any other kind of individual arrangement.

Thanks to everyone who registered on or before October 30 and helped make this event possible!


All remaining questions are optional.

For the next three questions, it’s fine if you don’t want to commit to anything right now; just say you’re not sure and you’ll be asked again in mid-to-late November.

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