This day has been rough, to put it lightly. We were all caught off guard by the horrible news, and no matter what, I haven't stopped thinking about it all day. I've never posted much, even though I've been visiting and supporting the site for years. I know that the Giantbomb community spans the entire globe, so it's crazy to think that you're the only one in your area who feels like shit today. With that idea in mind, I think we should create Meetup threads for our respective areas to pay tribute to Ryan the best way we know how: getting drunk, stupid, and laughing our asses off together.
I live near Chicago, so I'm wondering if anyone else in the area would be open to the idea of a Meetup. Whether it's at a bar, restaurant or abandoned parking lot, who cares. I think it would be fun to gather as a community and remember Ryan together.
It's been a day, so I'll just leave it at that.
When: July 19th, 7:00pm
Where: Headquarters Beercade - 950 W. Wolfram, Chicago IL - http://hqbeercade.com/
Age: 21 and over. I did try another arcade that was all ages, but they were booked solid for quite awhile, and didn't have a good space to meetup. I'll try harder for all ages next time, promise!
How Much: Entry is free, but we have a private area for the group, so if you can pitch in $10 you will have my eternal gratitude and love!
What to bring: Yourself, memories of Ryan Davis, and the will to laugh.
How to find us: We will be in one of the private areas, just ask for the Ryan Davis reservation, and you'll find us.
Extra Details: I created a Facebook event if you'd like to RSVP. https://www.facebook.com/events/508214782578791/
Also, huge thanks to @cannonballbam for showing me how to properly edit a damn meetup thread. Man is a genius ;)