First off...how about we organise another one of those special pub meets...say on the 11th of December? I know that's a fair way in advanced, but by mentioning it earlier, it'll give people plenty of warning etc... The fact that this date may or may not coincide with the (not yet finalised) IFIS Xmas party/dinner/event at the pub is purely circumstantial. And the date may change in a spookily eerie way to match said IFIS event too :)
In other (possibly shocking) news, I've just finished adding a whole bunch of baby freshers to the IFIS website.