It’s always scary to plan a gathering for atheists. You don’t know how many people will attend, or what they’ll be like, or if they’ll enjoy meeting the others.
It’s always nice, though, to hear of first meetings that are successful.
Benj and Red helped put together a gathering for the Filipino Freethinkers in one week — and 26 people showed up. Very impressive, considering the first atheist meeting I ever put together brought in about three people…
Hopefully, his group will only grow from there. You can see pics from the event (and plans for future ones) at the Filipino Freethinkers website.