I'm organizing a meetup for next Saturday, Aug. 11, in Silver Spring, Maryland, from 6:30pm - 10pm.
I wrote a diary on Friday about getting together a meetup with the Maryland/Virginia/DC people and got a good response, there is definitely interest in getting together. If you didn't see that diary, take a look at http://www.dailykos.com/...
I'm choosing Silver Spring for the first meetup because it's not too far a drive for those of us in Northern Virginia. The parking garages are free on weekends. Downtown Silver Spring is also on a metro line for those that don't drive.
We can meet at the Panera at 6:30 -- 8541 Georgia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910. It doesn't usually get that crowded till later, we can push tables together.
At 8pm, we can move outside to the fountain area and chat. There is some kind of festival with music going on.
I hope this works for some people this time and hopefully we can get some other meetups in other places in the future.
If you'd like to come next Saturday, please answer in the comments. Also send me a message on Kosmail.