So in the interest of less local meetups, I propose meeting in Washington D.C. on September 19th, to basically dress like pirates and frighten people in (one of) the Nations Capitol.
for more local people, it would make an excellent Saturday day trip. For those farther away and with the means to transport yourselves here, we could organize some guest room type usage. In the fall my house should have three guest beds open, in separate rooms.
Also to make it worthwhile for people spending one or more nights, we can plan to do stuff Friday through Sunday. Friday for it is the holy day, Saturday for it would be the Talk Like a Pirate Day, and Sunday just for the halibut.
I definitely think we should make a big ruckus on the mall or something. Or play the role of really incompetent tourist pirates in any of the Smithsonian museums, continually asking employees inane but entertaining questions as a group.
So! If you are local and interested, post! If you've got a room or bed or couch to spare that weekend, do pipe up! And if you're not local but do want to come, post as well! We can work something out.