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io9 Meetup San Francisco: Photographic Evidence

Last night's io9 meetup in San Francisco was incredibly fun and well-attended. We've got a giant gallery showing science fiction nerds in their natural habitat: Borderlands Cafe, among giant bookshelves full of paperbacks.

If you don't see your name in the captions, pipe up in comments and tell us who you are! Or if I got your name wrong, let us know about that too. Thanks again to Borderlands for being such gracious hosts for the event!

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io9 book reviewer and Borderlands employee Chris Hsiang (Grey_Area) makes a point while io9 commenter CrashedPC laughs. I can guarantee they are both going to give me crap about making this the top picture.

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The early arrivals got tea and coffee without waiting in line. On the far right is Cameo, who owns a beekeeping store up the street from Borderlands.

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Many thanks to Borderlands owner Alan Beatts, who kindly dealt with a giant herd of io9 folks and even brought out cheese and bread for us (to many cheers).

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io9 managing editor Charlie Jane chatting with early arrivals in the back of the store.

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Tachyon Press publishers Jacob and Rina Wiesman look cute as buttons.

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Cool tees like io9 commenter Erik T Derek's were pretty much everywhere at the meetup.

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Yay! Nicole Peeler, author of Tempest Rising, made it all the way from Chicago!

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EFF attorney Kevin Bankston.

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io9 writer Esther Inglis-Arkell says hi. She has a degree in physics, so don't mess with her.

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Adam O'Donnell and Sacha Arnold and the bookshelves.

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It is my goal in life to always have events where people can sit down in comfy chairs and read whenever they want.

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It's io9 commenter Evil Tortie's Mom! And she brought Evil Tortie's Dad too.

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Lee Konstantinou, author of Pop Apocalypse, told us about his new novel, which involves talking hamsters and war games in Afghanistan.

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io9 commenter Briareosdx.

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A great jacket, and a great book choice.

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Former io9 intern Alexis Brown and her arm candy.

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Gail Carriger, author of Soulless, wore a hat was completely awesome.

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More of Gail's awesome hat.

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Hey what book did you get?

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So wait, WHAT book did you get?

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io9 commenter CmdrHunt shows us the source of his nerd power - an awesome Trek tee!

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io9 commenter Evil Tortie's Mom looks through books with friends.

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Geek pride - hell yes!

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Is it Alan Moore?! Oh wait, no. It's Paul McEnery, who is the very definition of devious.

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Excellent choice, Matthew Anderson!

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Tachyon Press owners Jacob and Rina Weisman hang out at the counter.

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io9 writer Esther Inglis-Arkel chats with a friend.

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io9 commenter Hellers1155, an awesome 3D artist, takes pictures.

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io9 commenter Sinister Bill shows off his Henchman 24 Memorial tee!

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Cassandra is barely tolerating me sticking a camera in her face.

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Scott Sigler, podcaster extraordinaire and author of Contagious, chats.

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Scott Sigler

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Former io9 assistant editor Lauren Davis shows off her book find, as well as her awesome Space Invaders sweater.

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He found his Cyborg.

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This face is the answer to my question, "What kind of science fiction geek are you?"

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On the left is io9 commenter Kickingvegas. io9 commenter Sal the Geek is on the right in the gray hat.

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A gang of hackers and lawyers and digital liberties activists discussing the new Android phone.

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Another cool hat.

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io9 managing editor Charlie Jane checks out the books.

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Yes, commenter Astriana's tee says "nerds." I can't imagine why.

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In the VIP back room at Borderlands Cafe.

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Here are the two books I bought purely for their covers.

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The rubble.

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Borderlands manager Jude Feldman says hi. Many thanks for staying late with all the io9 geeks, Jude!

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DISCUSSION

I wish I only had the noive to introduce myself to more of you swell folks. Had a great time and hope to do this again. Maybe with a clown, bouncy castle, and a pony.

A tasty, tasty pony.

Annalee, I can completely understand why you used a shot of io9's scruffiest looking nerf herders as your lede-in. Let's face it, CPC and I are pure eye-candy!

Oh, and nice hat, Gail.