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A Dramabeans Meetup? Vote!

We’ve had a lot of requests over the years for a Dramabeans Meetup, and while that seemed like a good idea in theory, we were always daunted by the reality of prying ourselves away from our screens, putting on pants and venturing into the sunlight. And then somebody suggested, “Nighttime could work and pants are still optional.” The idea was too genius not to consider.

So before we get really serious about putting on pants, we thought we’d ask you if you’d be interested in coming to such an event, to gauge interest. Because it would be really sad to be the only two people at our birthday party. [I dunno whatchoo talkin’ ‘bout. My mom will be there. *throws confetti* -GF]

 
As it turns out, we’ll be heading over to New York next month — who knew there were classes on Hallyu now? — which strikes us as a good time to test out this Meetup experiment. Unless the poll results say otherwise, that is, in which case you can stop reading now and we’ll turn away to cry into our ice cream. Votes?

Clearly we know exactly what we are doing and have no need of any help whatsoever in planning such an event because of our extraordinary foresight and stellar planning skills… but okay, we’ll open ourselves up to offers of help, if you insist. Does anyone have great ideas for meeting places? I’m sure we can scrounge something up, but right now our best idea is huddling somewhere in Central Park, fighting with the squirrels for space. Those bastards can be vicious.

And if you do think the Meetup is a fun idea but wish it were in your hometown, tell us where you’d like us to go next, and maybe we can make it happen!

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Well. I live near Dallas, and I'm already taking off some of next month to go on a trip, or I would go!

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I live in Dallas too!

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Austin chiming in ~ I'd love to go to a meet & greet for Beanies - but I've become accustomed to *all things Kpop related* occuring on either coast of the U.S.

From central Texas it would cost almost as much to simply fly directly to So. Korea -- as it would to journey to the "Coasts".

so instead ... I'll request a PhotoSlam article of all the happy faces that DO get to attend the *greet*. I'd love to see how it turns out.

Go Girls!! (and perhaps some random fun males) woot!

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Dallas!! or Austin!

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Good to know there are some Dallas and Austin residents here. WooHoo!

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Yes! Dallas, Austin, Houston whatever, as long as it is in TX haha

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I'm in Houston, Dallas and Austin are only about 3-4 hour drive, so I guess I"m in :)

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Meee tooo. photoslam article!!! (second that)

I live in sweden :/ cannot come even though I'd love to

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Same here.... come to Sweden maybe :P?

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I'm in San Antonio, but would go to Austin, Dallas, Houston . . .ok, anywhere in Texas. Also, Los Angeles as that's where I'm from originally and could double up with a trip home.

I would love a Texas Round-up. It's so sad to be the lone Kdrama/Kpopper around . . .sniff sniff.

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I live in San Antonio too!! Where r u??~~

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I'm in Houston! I'd be willing to drive to Austin or Dallas.

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Yay to the photoslam!

I live in Finland so sadly no, can't (afford to) come :(

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Well, I would love to attend a meeting in Europe. And I am sure that I would not be the only one.

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I join Europe!
Me from Budapest, Hungary, but I would definitley make a trip to London :) or anywhere else in Europe seems closer than crossing the Atlantic.

kindda fun, how each continent joins in bunches, must be the time-zone thing :)
You should really make a poll about the beanies whereabouts!

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I vote for Dallas or Austin too!!!!!

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I had no idea there were tons of us from the Lone Star State! hahaha I'm not from any of those big cities, but I would totally drive up there (4-5-10 hours) to meet fellow Beanies! I live in Mexico. Well, it used to be Mexico, but now it's just really super close to it, about 10 miles away from the border. I've never been to Dallas, so a road trip up there sounds good to me! Honestly, though, I feel that Austin would be more appropriate for such a meeting, given the fact that it's a place for eccentric people, things, events, etc. :) Then, again though, if I had the resources, I would go to NYC for the meetup without hesitation.

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I'm in Dallas too! Woot Woot! We should have a Dallas meet up lol

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Another Dallas resident here!

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Yes Dallas beanies all the way!!!!!

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I live in Oklahoma City, but would be willing to go to Dallas/Ft. Worth area!

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I'm in the Dallas area as well~

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I am in Houston but I wouldn't mind driving to Dallas!

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Another Houston person here! :) I don't mind driving to Dallas either!

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Houston, too. I would definitely go to a Beanie fanmeet in Austin or Dallas. *Sigh* I wish I could go to NY.

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I live in Houston too!

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I'm also in Houston though I'd willingly travel to Austin or Dallas. I'll even fly my twin sister from NJ!

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I am in Houston and I wouldn't mind if I will be going to Dallas....:))

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Dang--we should have a mini-meetup in the Dallas area!

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I live in Fort Worth! :)

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ME TOO!! Hello fellow Fort Worthian!

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MEE DALLAS TOO!!! Holy @$% where da heck are you all in Dallas?? I' never meet anyone who likes dramas T-T

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Im in dallas too. I need dates in order to even think about travel...

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What a great idea!!!!

I live in Dallas also.
I would love an excuse to go to San Francisco again but would need months of warning to save for the trip.

NORTH TEXAS BEANIES: perhaps we could get together for a drama watching party or maybe a meet at King Spa (after the nekid tub portion of the program, hee hee, or we could all get bare-assed together and really bond!)

I am so lame! I have a twitter account and I would share as a means to begin to organize a Gathering of Beanies but... I do not know what portion of my username to give out. *snort* is it the whole thing?

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Sounds great! Where are you? I live in Plano.

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I live in Dallas. Just south of LBJ and Valley View Mall.

My twitter is (crosses fingers) [email protected]

North Texas Beanies tweet me so we can exchange contact info and try to schedule a gathering. or a collective squee!

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Just saw Ann's post below #dallasbeans that rocks!

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Also, I tweeted with the #dallasbeans hashtag. I also tweeted with the #texasbeans hashtag! Since there are quite a few of us, even if we can't meetup in Dallas, maybe we could meet somewhere else in Texas! ^_^

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I am game for anyway in Texas!! Just moved here :)

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I am in the Dallas area also

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H-town represent! I'm up for a meet-up in Austin or Dallas

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Minneapolis would love to host and I would volunteer to help organize!

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Everyone near DALLAS! I started a hashtag on twitter, #dallasbeans, so if you are on twitter. send out a tweet with this hashtag and tell everyone where you are from and when you can meet!

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WHOA! There are so many people from TX, I'm surprised! I live not too far away from Dallas, as well & live 3-4 hours away from Austin & Houston! A TX meetup would be super fun!! ^_^ Let's make it happen!

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I'm also from Dallas!

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I wish I lived in NYC!!

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I wish I did ,at times like this. I'm halfway across the world. Love from the UAE. Happy Birthday.

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:( UAE as well...

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Me too from UAE

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I live in New York, so it would be no problem. Unless ya'll go to New Jersey...then problem, lol.

But a bigger problem is that I am shy...I dunno how much fun I would be at a meet-up. x___x

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The EXACT same thought crossed through my head lol
glad that 'nother shy new yorker exists =P

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We-ell, my meetup with some far-flung beanies here in the City for the Big Bang concert went pretty well and I don't think of myself as very outgoing person. I think most of us are very much how we are in the OT and such, so once you get used to, y'know, seeing the people you talk to all the time it's actually very comfortable. But that was just my experience. We definitely wouldn't want you to feel awkward throughout the whole meetup.

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Sigh, I wish I did too.
I'm all the way here in the Philippines South east Asia.
Hope Beanies could have a meet up somewhere near here, though yes, fat chance.

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I'm from the Philippines too! :D I'm sure there are other beanies from our country where are you located?

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Same here I'm from the Philippines, too. Love to meet Beanies.

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Filipina here too! :) should we do our own version then meet up with the rest of the world Beanies with Google+ Hangout? :) :)

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I'm from Baguio, but I'm going down to Manila this summer.

Whooo! Google hangout, that'll be cool! :D
Though I am not quite sure how fun I'll be in a meet up, but dang it! We could just talk about our favorite oppa crushes and I'm sure that'll break the ice! :D

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Oh yay! I hope the Philippine meet up pushes thru. shout out here from QC. :)

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Filipina too! Korean Drama Society in the Philippines would love to help organize. Flyyyyyyy here!^^

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pls! pls! organize something for us here in manila....maybe in metrowalk where we get most of our korean dramas...hehehehe

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WOW, well hello there fellow Filipinas! :D

Not that I'm surprised to see (or read, heh) you here. I've known for a fact that kdrama addicts like me exist, thanks to the korean wave.

But still! SO COOL to acknowledge each other here! Cheeeeersssssss!!!!!!!!!!! :D

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hello, pinay beanies!!!i'm from baguio as well...(not really)..lol..i used to stay there when i was still in college..and i must say that baguio city is the ''little south korea'' of the philippines..lol..imo...:) coz koreans are everywhere...i mean practically [email protected]@ #koreaninvasion

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Also from the philippines! I think a meet up would definitely be fun :)

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Yay, me too,from Philippines, and would love a meetup, well with Beanies from Phil :))

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PLEASE!!! I hope you can come visit MANILA (Philippines). You'd be surprised to know how many hard core KDrama and Dramabean fans are here. We have Korean dramas in at least 3 networks airing them in the mornings, late afternoons and evenings. We breathe and live this stuff.

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or Cebu?? :) Dang, if only I live near to the capital, I'd be able to attend all the fun stuff people organize. My friends are DB and KDrama fans as well :)

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SO TRUE. And the fact that we actually get to interact with actual Koreans here makes it even more real.

Especially here in Baguio (oh yeah, I live in Baguio City) where Koreans have arrived in droves, trying to learn English.

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philippines too. but would love to meet up with you. Even in Korea =)

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</3<3wow! Glad to meet fellow filipina beanies.. <3Certified<3 kdrama addicts... :)

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Me live here in the philippines as well :D

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i'm from the philippines too! manila to be specific! woohoo!

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waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa! another (silent) Pinay reader! ^^

can we meet? can we meet? *excitement overload*

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i'm from Philippines too!
i really love Kdrama and/or Kmovies,
though i don't usually write on RANT OR RAVE, i'm an avid reader of Dramabeans and would really love to meet other Pinoy/Pinay beanies too!

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Wahh! Filipina fan here too! :) In in Manila too!

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sana someone can organize something so that, manila beanies can meet up :-)

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hey ladies! i grew up in Canada, but was born in the Philippines. i'll be in the Philippines between May & June for a vacation. maybe we can meet up??? what say you?

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Game! :D Sooooooooooo excited.

Imagine: a fun get-together of beanies in Manila.
*squeeeeeee*

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Sarah, come to Texas! We'll show you a good time!

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Oh, wouldn't I, if I could! :D

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wow. i didn't know there were many DB readers who are from the philippines like me. i wanna go to a meet-up, too! :C

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That is... actually quite an idea.
Why don't we have a meet-up for Phil. Beanies? hehe. We could have it simultaneously with the NYC Meet up!

Then upload pictures and show JB and GF that they've got a following here and maybe it'll convince to come over here too... *blink blink* Watchuthink? :D

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Great idea, Sarah! Can we coordinate and make this happen? Who else are up for this?

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email me! [email protected]

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Hello Sarah! I sent you an email :)

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Email sent... :)

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hi! i am also from the Philippines....maybe we can all meet up in a korean resto somewhere in makati,ortigas, qc any suggestions?? pwede din starbucks hehehe! :-)

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mabuhay! didn't know there were a lot of readers from the philippines =)

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Same. T_T This is an amazing idea though (dream come true! :D), and sounds sooo fun, and dramabeans should totally do it, and I'm sure it'll be a success, pants or no pants. ^o^

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I'm all for this. Unfortunately, I live in the Midwest. If it came to Indianapolis, I'd be all over it.

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I live in Cincinnati but would be willing to drive to Indianapolis to see you guys!

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CHICAGO! =-)

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yes Chicagooooooooo!!!

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Yes, Chicago all the way :D

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OMG Please Chicago. I am seriously interested in a meetup for us Chicago Beanies if not the greater group. I have no drama friends here.

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Yes. it would be awesome if you guys came to Chicago!

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I'm in Oak Park but that's as good as Chicago. I don't know I think I could love a N.Y. week end.

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West side represent! I live near the Green Line.

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Chicaaagooooooo!!!

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Wow. We Chicagoans might be able to arrange a K-drama fan meet-up of our own someday. :D

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YES CHICAGO!!!!!!

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Yay! It's nice to know I'm not the only Chicagoan into kdramas. Except I just moved to Seattle three months ago. WAHHHHH!

But seriously, if I could afford it, I would totally fly to New York and join the meetup.

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Chicago all the way

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Yes, let's do Chicago!

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Chicago please!!! :)

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PLEASE Chicago!

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WOO CHICAGOANSSSS!

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And i also think that we should all meet each other in the middle (midwest seems best) hee CHICAGO!

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CHICAGO!!!!! Plllleeeeeeeeeeese!!!!

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I'm in STL but I would hop on a bus in a heart beat for a beanie meet up in Chicago

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OMG! I'm from Indianapolis too!

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Circle City represent.

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what about a g+ hangout for the ones we are far??? :)

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That could be really fun!

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Cool idea! You guys can stream video of the meetup via G+ hangout for the rest of us who are nowhere near the United States. ;)

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this sounds like an awesome idea!!!!

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YUSSSSSSSS

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GENIUS ~!!!

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YES!!!!!

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G+ has a max number of participants at 10. There are other services like anymeeting that would allow you to do this for a larger audience. I work abroad and threw an experimental Christmas party on G+ that ended up being loads of fun. This way, pants are still optional, costs for participation are down, greater access for non-US participants, etc.

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Yey! But what about the time differnence? You all have fun, when the sun is shining and I have to stand up in the middle of the night...

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What about twitcam? It works pretty well.

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Charlotte NC. Nothing ever happens here like k-pop concerts and k-movies, so why not do something different and have a beanie meet-up over here. Or Atlanta? Close enough?

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I am in at Atlanta

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I'm in Atlanta, too. I vote for ATL whenever this party dips into Dixie. I can't go to NYC but I'll come out if you're withing a couple hours of Atlanta.

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Atlanta!

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I'm in Charlotte, NC, too!!!

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Oh my! A fellow k-drama fan in the city! I'm so happy! I thought I was all alone!

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At least Charlotte, NC is better than freaking South Carolina... T___T

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Boo! I've lived here for 6 years and I love it (originally from CT and so glad it barely snows once a year)
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I'm in a pathetically small town in SC - watch it! We're not that bad ;)

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If you don't mind me asking, which small town do you live in SC? :O I go to Clemson University, so it's a pretty small college town lol.

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I'm chiming in from the Charlotte area as well. Happy to see there are a few other addicts in the area!

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Columbia, SC is closest to me! Charlotte is not bad either :)

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Another ATL beany is here, heh

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I go to school in Charlotte, NC, lol. It sucks I have no one to go fan crazy with over dramas and the music with, lol.

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So I am in NYC and would totally meetup. Also, I would even bribe you with cupcakes or cookies. However, a clear date would be awesome, since it would suck if its that weekend I'm going to be out of town or babybro's birthday.

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I also live in New York City and would definitely like to meet everyone. I just hope there's a lot of you guys coming there because I'm terribly shy in person and I'd rather blend in than stick out like a sore thumb, haha. Just to be able to shake hands and say hello to Javabeans and Girlfriday will be enough for me. (And maybe get an autograph, LOL).

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Ditto what mav said about having a clear date. It'll be just my luck that there's some major get-together or a birthday party, or it's that one weekend my church group is going out. I'd love to meet some NYC beanies!

DayDreamer, we could all sit on park benches and chat via the OT on our phones. No one would ever know it was a meetup :D

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dude I'm also from nyc. it would be sooooo awesome if we could do meet up!

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Aw, I would have loved to have come to the meet up! I live in England and don't have 50p for the bus trip into town let alone £500 for a flight to New York.

HOWEVER, I would love to hear about the meet up, see pictures, read beanies accounts of the day. That would just about cheer me up to keep my chin off the ground!

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Me too! Europe Beanies, FIGHTING!

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Same here !!
Europe is just unfortunately too far away =(
But i Would love to hear about the Meet-up!

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Fighting! : )

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Yay! Another European! Yeah, too bad the UK is so far away :( But I too would love to hear bout this meet up! And I also think this G+ idea is good...

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We can have a meetup, too! Just a much...quieter one. Let's see if Alua and Leaf are interested.

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Oooh! Good suggestion!

It really is the next best thing and that next best thing is pretty extraordinary!

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Europe, Romania. :( A ticket to NY is almost 700 euros.

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Me, too! How about a concurrent London one? XD

'cause I live in London, obvs.

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Boston! It's close enough that I would go to NY though. :)

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Boston too. Good excuse to go to New York, though.

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Boston too! Would go to NY.

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Boston whoop WHOOP! I would love to try to come to NY for the meet up! Just need to find out when it would be so I can free up that weekend and finagle a cheap bus ticket (damn that Fung Wah shut down...)

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BOSTON!!! Pretty close to NY but I'm saving money to go to NY for CN Blue concert ): I can't go there twice ):

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D: there's no love for Canadians. But it's okay, I still love you *one side love hurts*

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I'm Canadian! And I vote for a Toronto meet up :)

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Nuuuuuu Vancouuuvveerr~~ *Psst You may get to stalk le hallyu celebs here*~~

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YESSS PLEASE COME TO VANCOUVER!!! It's lonely here :'(

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ZOMG~~Maybe we should band together and... lure people here?

Clearly this plan needs work :c

This is one of few times that I'm thankful that I've moved to Vancouver~

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YES! Vancouver! I'm from Alberta but so much of my family lives in Vancouver and surrounding area that I have to make the drive/flight there a few times a year anyways!

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@Nutella

Haha couldn't reply to your comment so I had to reply mine. I wish there were more Vancouverite beanies so we can successfully lure javabeans and girlfriday here! xD But yes, this plan needs to happen!

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Yay Ahsoka! Now we have at least three! =)

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@Ahsoka Fellow Albertan here. Woot, Calgary. :D

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