One of the innumerable pleasures of Ricochet is the fact that our members -- their appetite for civil, witty conservative banter whetted by the site -- can't limit the conversation to the interwebs. Accordingly, they periodically organize meetups where members -- and oftentimes contributors -- get to break bread and continue the discussion in person.
These fading days of summer have yielded a bumper crop of these events across the country and this is your chance to join in on the fun. Our own Mollie Hemingway will be headlining a Colorado meetup on August 18 and I'm hoping to be part of a similar meetup in Miami that same weekend. Meanwhile, members also have soirees scheduled for Atlanta (also August 18) and Seattle (August 25). Plus, events in St. Louis; Raleigh-Durham; Columbus, Ohio; and Tampa are all in the planning stages.
Here's all you need to know. If you're a member, visit the links above and indicate in the comments that you're interested in attending (and if there's not a meetup near you ... go ahead and plan one.). If you're not a member, sign up today to access these gatherings. Our cover charge is nothing more than our $3.67 a month membership fee ($30 for the year) -- which also gets you access to benefits like the Member Feed, our six premium podcast series, live chats, and direct messaging with members and contributors. And let's be honest ... we're the only party that cheap where someone isn't going to end up in the emergency room.
We hope to see you at a member meetup soon.