— 🔥MotherofDragons🔥 (@gellibeenz) April 17, 2017
No real balloons permitted at the DC march, or probably some of the other larger marches as well. Maybe y’all can carry signs that say ‘green balloons’.
After my post yesterday, there were comments announcing that members of the Balloon Juice community will be at the March(s) in St. Louis (hi, Quinerly!), Pittsburgh, DC, Boston, San Francisco, San Jose, Madison, St. Paul, Raleigh NC, London, ‘the Bay Area’, Buffalo, small-town Ohio (hi, Kay!), Sarasota, San Diego, Chicago, Philadelphia, ‘Maryland’, Chico CA, Denver, Hartford CT, ‘Dallas or Denton’, Seattle, Greenville NC, and Kansas City (tell Michael Bersin hello!).
I’ve done my best to strip out the relevant comments, which will (should) be mostly below the fold here. If you can’t organize through comments to this post, send me an email at annelaurie dot verizon dot net, and I’ll forward your message to the commentors in the community you flag.
Here’s who’s spoken up, so far:
I’m going to the Pittsburgh march
I’m Planning on the DC march this Saturday. Early arrival, but my colleagues will be leaving before 2:00. I’d be interested in meeting up during the day (if it’s even possible)
Another Scott says:
I’ll be at the DC march, probably collecting with the DC, NoVA, MD IEEE group.
Here’s hoping for a big turnout!
Wyatt Derp says:
I’m going to the Boston march. Currently just planning on showing up at the Common around 1 pm
Thanks, Anne Laurie! Not sure how many people I’ve gathered for our St. Louis area march and possible meet up. I’ll be at Howards in my beloved Soulard neighborhood in the City of St. Louis by noon for a 12:15/12:30 launch to Union Station. Howards is at the corner of 13th and Lynch, down by our Anheuser Bush Brewery. Would be cool if any area peeps gather after the march for a meet up, drinks, food. Very good Blues band playing…. If you want, pipe in on this thread. I’ll check it later and get a reservation for a head count. Bartenders know me.??
Spouse and I are eagerly anticipating meeting Quinerly and hopefully other Juicers in St. Louis at Howard’s and the March!
I’m going to the one in San Jose. It ends at a park near the convention center, where Silicon Valley Comic Con will be happening. There will be Comic Con activities in the park after the rally, so it should be a lot of fun.
I’m going to the San Jose march, with some students from my school. The lineup of speakers at San Jose is very diverse, with some overlap of people from the Silicon Valley Comic Con. The march ends at Chavez Plaza, where the free public portion of Comic Con is scheduled, and where the Tech museum is having a free kids day. Definitely take the bus or train, as there will be very little parking downtown.
Mrs. Larryb has signed us up to go to the march in San Francisco.
Heading to the march in San Jose. Science!
I’m going to the Madison, Wisconsin march with some friends on Saturday
I don’t post much but I’d be glad to meet up if the schedule allows. I’m in the DC area and my college-aged daughter and I will be down for the march on Saturday.
I’m hoping to make the DC march, but I have to leave early so I can run an astronomy program that evening.
I hope to go to the St. Paul march
I’m going to the Raleigh march. Any NC peeps up for meeting?
My daughter is attending the march in London, England.
Finally finished my brain beanie the other day. I guess I should decide which Bay Area march I’ll attending
Gelfling 545 says:
Going to the Buffalo march which reminds me it’s time to harass my fb friends about attending.
My 8th grader wants to go to one so I will take him.
El Caganer says:
Will be going to the march in Sarasota.
Have my lab coat & will be at the St Louis march w/ friends. Hoping the weather winds up being more cooperative than is currently forecast (rain & about 50). 50/50 on whether I wind up down @ Howards afterwards to witness the actual physical existence of fellow BJers.
More importantly will folks post their bestest/favoritest Science March sign ideas? I really haven’t seen all that many good ones.
Seth Owen says:
I’m planning on going to Boston’s march.
I’ll be at the San Diego march!
Will be marching in Chicago. Who’s with me?
My mom’s going to the Philly march!
Hubby and I are meeting family in Maryland and will be going to the march with them
West of the Rockies (been a while) says:
Anyone in it near Chico, CA? Our Science March will be smallish but dedicated.
hedgehog the occasional commenter says:
mr. h will be marching in Denver. I’ll be in Farmington, NM for an SCA event.
I am volunteering at the Science March in Hartford, CT.
Uncle Cosmo says:
@Another Scott: Might just come down from Bawlmer, hon. Might bring along a real scientist (I’m a retired sadistician) who’s visiting from the Czech Republic. (When she asked Could I be arrested? I replied Well, there’s always a chance…). Ask a FPer to dig you up my e-mail address if you want to get in touch.
@Quinerly: wife and I thinking of going. Live in west county (with one other liberal family in the hood), so a haul to get downtown.
I’m sending HerrDoktor to the Boston Science Rally (not really a march, just overfilling the Common) while I do WarriorGirl stuff.
I’ll be going to either the Dallas or Denton march.
If anyone else is in the area let me know.
Late to the thread, but I will be at the Chicago March.
I will be there. Who hashould the green balloons?
I’m going to the Seattle one.
sheila in nc says:
@Summer: I’ve just signed up for the Raleigh march also. Don’t yet know when I will get there. Maybe I’ll try to bring a balloon!
Ceci n est pas mon nym says:
I’m going to the Philly March. Anyone else here planning on attending that one?
Lurker, but I will be at the Greenville, SC rally Saturday.
Ohio Mom says:
Planning on the Cincinnati March. I can’t say any of our local marches have been all that inspiring — there aren’t enough of us. Though I think that makes my attendance more important.
Michael Bersin says:
I plan on covering/attending the march/rally at Washington Square Park in Kansas City. I’ll post photos/story at Show Me Progress. I’ll be the tall guy, glasses, gray hair, holding a camera with a 200 mm lens on a monopod. Say hello.