[quote="muchluv"]I want to meet some more vegans especially in my area so I considered that a good way of doing this would be to start a group, and I thought the easiest way would be on facebook.
Facebook attracts people who say they will come to everything, then only about 10% of them show up.
I recommend putting notices in local shops, cafés, pubs etc. saying you're starting a social group and set a time and date for your first get-together. Monday to Thursday evenings and Sunday afternoons are good times. You could meet in a pub with at least one vegan option for drinks, or meet in a café where you don't have to book.
Find out who the local movers-and-shakers are in green, human rights and animal groups and ask them to promote your event. Their social networks will soon forward it on. Musicians tend to know loads of people.
You could set up a People's Kitchen, like the one I'm helping to do in my area (see thread in Activism and Events), as cheap food gets bums on seats. Film nights and lectures are much less popular.
Perhaps you could launch your group by planning a joint activity, like a benefit gig, car boot sale stall/yard sale for a good cause, or a creative event? People love helping with things, though they need some encouragement at the start to feel welcome and useful.