We did this two years ago and thought it would be fun to have another JE fanmeet at the Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival. :D
WHERE: Como Zoo Conservatory (directions / map)
WHEN: Sunday, August 15. The gates open at 3:00 pm with the lantern-lighting around sunset.
COST: $5 to enter, plus additional money if you want to buy food or other things
I'm tentatively planning on having everyone meet shortly after it opens, around 3-3:30ish maybe? However, parking that day is insane, so it's a good idea to arrive about a half an hour early. I think the easiest place to meet would be in front of the Visitor's Center (map). I'll be the crazy girl with the Sho uchiwa. :Db The entrance to the festival itself is in front of the conservatory building. If you can't arrive until later in the day, message me. I can give you my cell number so we can connect once you arrive. :)
There will probably be time to just hang out and chat, so bring along any magazines/photobooks/goods to pass around and fangirl over. :D
Comment here or at the Facebook event if you're planning on coming so I can get a rough count on how many people to expect. Or leave a comment if I'm forgetting something