First I'd like to say that I'm really excited about this community. I recognize some of the names on the member list from pirategasm. Some of you may remember me as a briefly-prolific writer of largely Jack-centric fic in the early days of the PotC fandom (all my stuff is archived in my Memories under "fic"), though I sort of fell out of activity when real life got crazy... The abridged version is, quit my job, sold everything I own, and moved to Los Angeles.
One of the many things I'm going to be doing in LA is volunteer crewing at the Los Angeles Maritime Institute on board their twin historic brigantines, the Irving Johnson and the Exy Johnson. (Ship photos and more info in my personal journal, here.) I was at a volunteer orientation today and they mentioned something that i thought might warrant a meetup, perhaps, and that is the LA Festival of Sail, which is being held Oct 15-17. There's going to be a parade of ships (Privateer Lynx is confirmed to attend, but I didn't hear about what others might besides the Irving and the Exy) and opportunities to board them both moored and for daysails. Gossip is that the daysails will be battle sails, with cannons fired.
I'll be there. Who's with me?