Discussion article for the meetup : Christchurch, NZ Inaugural Meetup
Join us for the first Christchurch meetup!
It will be held in room 901, James Hight Library at the University of Canterbury. Just head in the front (only) doors to James Hight, find an elevator (don't take the stairs, they only go up one floor), go up to floor 9 and you'll find room 901 along one of the walls. If you're unsure of how to get there feel free to comment below, PM me for directions or PM me for a cell number in case you get lost.
I'll be there from 4pm, so arrive anytime 4-4.30 to chat and meet people. We'll start the planned activities at 4.30 and go for as long as people would like.
As for what the planned activities are to be - I'm open to suggestions! As a default, we'll start with a few introduction games, move onto discussing an article or two, and finish up with some fun (quick to learn) card games like Story Wars.
Introductions: I'm going to take some advice from my positive psychology textbook, and suggest we introduce ourselves by telling everyone about a time we showed great character (whatever that means to you). I'll give a few examples at the time, and we may have to turn off our 'anti-bragging' instincts, but it should be a good way to get things started in the theme for the night.
Discussion article: [How to be Happy](http://lesswrong.com/lw/4su/how_to_be_happy/). Read if you have time, if not show up anyway! It should be easy to contribute to. There'll also be some unstructured discussion and probably loads of great tangents.
Games: As stated above, I'll bring along Story Wars, a game where you try and win by telling the most believable story about how your fantastical character would beat all the others. We can play or not depending on how time is going and what people want to do.