Everyone pay attention.
For the karaoke aspect of the meet on Saturday the 26th, I booked us all a room from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at an all-ages karaoke bar. The cost is $6/person/hour, and since I booked 2 hours, that means each person must pay $12 in cash.
Even if you plan on only staying for one hour, or not singing at all or whatever, you still must pay $12 in full. Last year during karaoke, a number of people slithered away like snakes before it came time for all of us to pay. That can't happen this year, and to prevent that from happening again, we'll try to collect the money prior to actually entering the bar. It's all-ages, BTW. Many karaoke bars in the city have a 21+ age policy, but not this one, and alcohol is of course served to people that are old enough.
You are allowed to bring in food from outside, but not drinks from outside. The lady on the phone told me that and I thought I'd mention that here.
Here's the address:
Karaoke DUET 48
304 East 48th Street
New York, NY 10017