@adndotcom Tweetup!

Eat free pizza, win prizes and meet Anchorage Daily News staff and members of the local Twitter community.

Wednesday, Dec. 11, 5:30-8 p.m. at Flattop Pizza + Pool (600 W. Sixth Ave.)

RSVP here so we can make you a cool name tag: http://twtvite.com/dy26jtepx9n8zqx

Use #ADNtweetup to stay connected and spread the word

Big thanks to event sponsors: @FlattopAK and @ADNdotcom

Organized by: @DJSpencerLee / @AlaskaTweetup

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Winter Wonderland Puppy Tweet-up

Please join us on Sunday December 18 at 3:00 p.m. at Connor’s Lake Dog Park for a walk in the woods with your pooch.

Big and small pups are welcome. We have had quite a few puppy tweet-ups in the past and they have been a lot of fun, so please join us!

Contact @mayor_of_twtr or @valette with questions

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The Not-About-Matt All-Hands Tweetup: Friday, Oct 28, 6:30-10:00pm

In early 2009 — nearly 3 years ago now — the Alaska Tweets community started to form. And in the years since a lot has happened. Too many tweetups to count, and not just in Anchorage. Seriously — check out the Flickr Pool.

Well, it’s time for another Tweetup. Just for fun. No agenda.

For those new to Twitter, this is a chance to meet in person the people that you follow and that follow you online. A chance to use more than 140 characters and get to know people better. It’s casual, social, and yes, you’re allowed to stare at your smartphone screen as much as you like. ;-)

Getting back to 2009, when Tweetups were still new, @MKinMotion was one of the earliest to join the Alaska Tweets community. He was a friendly face with a passion for music, photography, and, well… Spenard Roadhouse. We’re expecting him at the Tweetup on Friday, but sadly this may be Matt’s final Tweetup on the Last Frontier — he’s moving south very soon.

Matt didn’t want a big send-off Tweetup event in his honor. So this is the “Not-About-Matt All-Hands Tweetup” to which everyone is invited — even if you’ve never met Matt. The point is to socialize, hang out, and get a drink with friends that share jokes and news and links and photos online together. Laid-back. Just like Matt. (But it’s not about him — we swear!)

The When, Where, and What

  • Friday, Oct 28
  • 6:30 – 10:00pm
  • Embassy Suites / Pi Kitchen + Bar — some of us will be in the bar/lounge area, some in the restaurant
  • The Plan: Drop in, hang out, tweet a bit, grab dinner or drinks if you like, then head out to other adventures when ready

Remember: This is not about Matt. But you know, it would be nice if you said hello. And goodbye.

@MKinMotion photos all borrowed from the Alaska Tweets Flickr Pool. Photos by @Valette, @Okiave, @jmproffitt, and the late @hogbiker, among others.

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“Something Fierce” launch concert: Friday, Oct 21 at 8pm

Alaska Tweets’ very own Marian Call / @mariancall has completed her multi-year labor of love: a double-album of original music called Something Fierce. If you’ve lived in Alaska for even just a little time, you’ll recognize a lot of the Last Frontier in there — though all the tracks have universal appeal. The album was officially released October 1 and Marian’s been doing events Outside since then.

But today she’s back in Anchorage and this Friday she’s doing a solo hometown concert to celebrate the launch.

The concert is not a tweetup, but it’s definitely an event our Alaska Tweets friends may want to check out. Here are the details:

More Alaska Concerts Coming Up

  • Juneau: Saturday, Nov 5 at 7:00pm at The Rookery Cafe
  • Fairbanks: Saturday, Dec 10 at 7:00 p.m. at College Coffeehouse
  • As noted at mariancall.com: “Several more CD release concerts around Alaska are currently in the works — watch for shows in Homer, Seward, Palmer, Wasilla, Talkeetna… and any other community that would like a show!”

We hope to see you at the Snow Goose this Friday, or at least let’s tweet some Marian Call lyrics back and forth, like a secret code!

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Last-Second Note: Alaska Day Tweetup hosted by Alaska Airlines – Tue 10/18 from 4:30-6:30pm

October 18 is Alaska Day, a day for State workers to stay home because, you know… why not? It also commemorates the sale of Alaska to the United States from Russia.

But this year it also commemorates the first Tweetup hosted by Alaska Airlines in the State of Alaska.

We don’t have a lot of details, but it sounds pretty darn good, and you might like to sign up and attend, even if this is a last-second notification. Here’s what we know:

Special thanks go to @alaskanexplorer for being this little birdie’s little birdie — she mentioned it in passing on Monday, and that’s how we found out about it. Of course, if she actually attends, it will be her first tweetup. Not an official AlaskaTweets tweetup, though, so it won’t count on her punch card. (Mwahahahaaa!)

If you plan to go, be sure to sign up. You can see who else has signed up while you’re there.

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Table 6 Tweetup: Mon, Aug 1 from 5-7pm

Have you noticed there’s a new restaurant in town and they are just cah-razy for the social media? Yep, I’m talking about Table 6, the new midtown gastropub on Denali, just south of Benson. They tweet from @Table6 and post at this thing called Facebook (did I spell that right?) here.

If you go to Table 6 between now and Monday, be sure to put your Twitter name on your receipt — the owner is collecting them and tracking who’s been there lately. Why? Because they’re going to hold a drawing for a secret prize this Monday, August 1.

To give away the prize and celebrate the Alaska Tweets Twitter community’s support of Table 6 in its first 60 days, they’re hosting a Tweetup! So mark you calendars and be there:

Please sign up at Twtvite if you’re coming!

In the mean time, be sure to follow @Table6, put your Twitter name(s) on any receipts during lunch, dinner or drink visits, and… try the “Jenga” Churros.

We’ll be there with name tags (not as fancy as the End of the World Tweetup, though), so even our newest family members are welcome — we want to meet you!

Questions? Contact @Table6 or @AlaskaTweets.

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Memorial Tweetup for @hogbiker Karl LeRay

After some confusion,  discussion and a much larger turn-out for the venue than we had anticipated, we have been able to reschedule this event. We would love to see everyone who responded to the original event take this opportunity to celebrate his life and the impact he had on all of his “Tweeps” in this final tweetup.

Please join us for a farewell Tweetup for our dear sweet @hogbiker. That infectious laugh, the humorous one-liners. If you knew him, you loved him. Come out and tell us a story about Karl and meet many of the people who knew and loved him.

Come out and have some dinner, drinks and fellowship to honor our friend Karl.

Kids are welcome with parents (up to 9:00 p.m.). We are set to have a bar open for us on the patio, but they will move us upstairs and inside if the weather isn’t so great.

We will have a donation jar for the family if you are so inclined. Or you can send donations via PayPal to Karl’s daughter: crowbreak@gmail.com. Finally, @jmproffitt will be on hand to swipe your credit or debit card for donations if you’re short on cold, hard cash.

If you’re planning on coming, please REGISTER online here so we can prepare for the right size crowd.

We hope to see you there!

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