If any of you want to take a tram, I think you can take 57 to the first Elizabeth St. stop, walk to Swanston (2-3 minutes away) then take the no 1 or 8 tram there.
Was just poking at the new Google Maps and this all checks out; tram 57 from Showgrounds to La Trobe/Elizabeth, walk 1 block to La Trobe/Swanston, then tram 1 or 8 up to Elgin/Lygon, and walk a few minutes more.
Was gutted when finding out Ryan had passed away and I was so close to getting to meet him and Jeff, but I'm sure most people here are feeling the same. Haven't chatted to or met any fellow duders so I'm going to try and make it to the get together and raise a drink to one awesome guy
This is pretty much where I'm at with all of this. I'll definitely try and make it to the Cure bar on Friday night. Thanks for lining it up @hellerphant. :D