I'm kinda irked that nobody gives credit to http://calagator.org/ for having been an open source alternative to Meetup for more than a decade already
@jamey never heard of it. Is it just Portland?
@tomasino The flagship instance is just Portland but it's intended for other places to put up their own instances.
The Wandering Shop is a Mastodon instance initially geared for the science fiction and fantasy community but open to anyone. We want our 'local' timeline to have the feel of a coffee shop at a good convention: tables full of friendly conversation on a wide variety of topics. We welcome everyone who wants to participate, so long as you're willing to abide by our code of conduct.