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Posted by: LoLo Dec 12 2010, 04:58 PM

Anyone interested in doing a meet while I'm out there in January?

Posted by: snoo Dec 12 2010, 05:38 PM

Me! But only if it isn't in London tongue.gif

Posted by: Mata Dec 12 2010, 09:28 PM

Sadly I don't think we overlap in our visits, otherwise I would have loved to do that.

Posted by: Play-Doh Hobbes Dec 13 2010, 10:42 AM

QUOTE (snoo @ Dec 12 2010, 05:38 PM) *
Me! But only if it isn't in London tongue.gif


ANYWHERE except London?

Posted by: Mata Dec 13 2010, 02:55 PM

Okay, after misreading the first version of the dates, I now think that I will overlap. I think I'll be around during the daytime of Saturday January the 8th, though it currently looks like I'll be getting on a coach at 8:30pm that evening; however, this does not mean that I cannot sup several pints of fine English ale with you all before going to the coach station (I'll take breath mints so I don't stink of booze for the other passengers on the coach journey).

This does also mean that I can *only* do London.

Who's up for meeting in London at lunchtime for beers and food on Saturday 8th January, 2011?

Posted by: Witless Dec 13 2010, 03:16 PM

I can do a saturday afternoon pretty easily.

Will keep the day clear.

Posted by: LoLo Dec 13 2010, 04:27 PM

I don't have anything planned for that weekend of my trip yet, so I don't see why I couldn't. Also since it will still be in the earlier part of my visit, I won't have gotten myself into an, "Oh no what if I run out of money?!" tizzy yet. laugh.gif

Posted by: Mata Dec 13 2010, 06:37 PM

Awesome. Right, now I just need to get my rather scatty tattooist to let me know if she can tattoo me on the 7th then I'll book my tickets.

Posted by: Lurker in the Dark Dec 13 2010, 06:51 PM

I'm in. I also have floor and bed space then if anyone wants to stay over.

Posted by: CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane Dec 14 2010, 10:13 PM

London + weekend is good for me smile.gif

Posted by: LoLo Dec 17 2010, 03:41 AM

Mata, it seemed from your facebook that the 8th might not work for you now. I was just wondering if this is true?

Posted by: Mata Dec 18 2010, 10:03 AM

Yes, sorry, my tattooist can't do the day that I wanted.

How's the 16th of January for everyone? I'll definitely be in the UK on that day and can get to Lodnod if people fancy a couple of beers. I might be heading elsewhere in the evening so probably can't do the whole day. It's a flying visit this one - arriving on Friday morning, back in the Netherlands a few days later. It's a bit annoying really - if the tattooist could have done a week earlier then it would have been a far less tight schedule...

Anyway, how's Saturday 16th in London for a late lunch and a few beers?

Posted by: Lurker in the Dark Dec 18 2010, 11:08 AM

Yup, can do that.

Posted by: Mata Dec 18 2010, 12:42 PM

Wait, Saturday is the 15th. That's the one I meant!

Bugger me, I couldn't organise my way out of a paper bag some days...

Posted by: LoLo Dec 18 2010, 08:34 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 18 2010, 04:42 AM) *
Wait, Saturday is the 15th. That's the one I meant!

Bugger me, I couldn't organise my way out of a paper bag some days...


I had made plans for that weekend, but we've moved them around so that will work for me.

Posted by: Mata Dec 18 2010, 09:13 PM

Oo, ta, I look forward to seeing you then.

Any suggestions about where to meet?

Posted by: Cath Dec 19 2010, 12:58 AM

*looks shifty* The usual time at the usual place. Just look for the American....

Posted by: Pixiegoth Dec 19 2010, 08:04 PM

Oooo I think I can actually make that too smile.gif I'll be back from Chitown on 7th.

Posted by: Mata Dec 22 2010, 06:27 AM

Pixie: it's the 15th now, not the 7th.

Who's up for meeting? And when/where? I'll suggest around 1pm, near to a decent pub. We usually end up at the Sam Smith's ones but I don't think they do lunches. Let's go to that place to meet then across the road for food like we did last time... Now what was the name of the pub itself? I can't remember!

Posted by: LoLo Dec 22 2010, 04:19 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Dec 21 2010, 10:27 PM) *
Pixie: it's the 15th now, not the 7th.

Who's up for meeting? And when/where? I'll suggest around 1pm, near to a decent pub. We usually end up at the Sam Smith's ones but I don't think they do lunches. Let's go to that place to meet then across the road for food like we did last time... Now what was the name of the pub itself? I can't remember!


The time sounds fine to me. I have no idea where to meet up though (but is that really a surprise?).

Posted by: Mata Dec 24 2010, 05:20 PM

Where's Lurker when you need him? Smiler's also good for London locations.

Posted by: Cath Dec 24 2010, 10:04 PM

I'll be seeing Rob on the 28th I'll poke him if I remember

Posted by: Mata Dec 30 2010, 10:15 PM

BUMP!

My last train out of London on the Saturday will be at 11:30pm, and the one before is 10:30. I'd better not risk it and try to get the 10:30 one at the latest, though since I'm staying with a friend I might head off a few horus earlier than that.

I'm thinking a nice simple plan for the day: drinks and lunch, followed by more drinks smile.gif

Posted by: Mata Jan 1 2011, 04:14 PM

The pub is The Champion - the cloest tube is Oxford Circus:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=The+Champion,+London,+United+Kingdom+W1T+3PA&sll=51.516721,-0.137018&sspn=0.003832,0.011362&ie=UTF8&hq=The+Champion,&hnear=London+W1T+3PA,+United+Kingdom&z=16

So, Saturday 15th at 1pm at The Champion. Sorted. smile.gif

Who's coming?

Posted by: LoLo Jan 3 2011, 09:30 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 1 2011, 08:14 AM) *
The pub is The Champion - the cloest tube is Oxford Circus:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=The+Champion,+London,+United+Kingdom+W1T+3PA&sll=51.516721,-0.137018&sspn=0.003832,0.011362&ie=UTF8&hq=The+Champion,&hnear=London+W1T+3PA,+United+Kingdom&z=16

So, Saturday 15th at 1pm at The Champion. Sorted. smile.gif

Who's coming?


Sounds good. See you then.

Posted by: Plasticine Hobbes Jan 3 2011, 09:34 PM

I will try my best to make it. Gotta' sort out the logistics (and the finances), and it also sits nearby some other events. I'll let you guys know smile.gif

Posted by: moop Jan 4 2011, 07:32 PM

Cand and I should be along. smile.gif

Posted by: funked)out_frog Jan 5 2011, 05:51 PM

I'm in.

Posted by: MrNice Jan 5 2011, 09:05 PM

(feels kinda cheeky being here!) biggrin.gif

See you then! got ma teddy grahams??? swap ya a dvd full of tunes! smile.gif

Posted by: LoLo Jan 5 2011, 10:09 PM

QUOTE (MrNice @ Jan 5 2011, 01:05 PM) *
(feels kinda cheeky being here!) biggrin.gif

See you then! got ma teddy grahams??? swap ya a dvd full of tunes! smile.gif


If the box of sweets I sent ever arrives, yes. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mata Jan 6 2011, 09:49 PM

I get the feeling I should know who MrNice is...

Posted by: LoLo Jan 7 2011, 12:34 AM

QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 6 2011, 01:49 PM) *
I get the feeling I should know who MrNice is...


MrNice is a nice guy that cath plays WoW with and brought to IRC. He finally decided to actually join the forums. Apparently he went to a meet ages ago, but I don't recall which one.

Posted by: Phyllis Jan 7 2011, 06:22 AM

MrNice went to the London meet that Spiffy attended. The one where we walked around looking for a petticoat and smooshed each other's noses.

Posted by: Mata Jan 7 2011, 06:42 AM

Ah yes... Was that the tall guy, slim, who I think wore glasses? Nice chap. Hello!

EDIT:... Wait, that might have been someone else... Well, I'm sure I'll remember you when I see you!

Posted by: Mata Jan 7 2011, 06:49 AM

I was looking through the old meet photos folder and saw this:



biggrin.gif

You can browse the folders yourself if you fancy:

http://matazone.co.uk/matameets/

Posted by: Plasticine Hobbes Jan 7 2011, 04:21 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 7 2011, 06:42 AM) *
Ah yes... Was that the tall guy, slim, who I think wore glasses? Nice chap. Hello!

EDIT:... Wait, that might have been someone else... Well, I'm sure I'll remember you when I see you!


I couldn't find a picture of MrNice in any of your old meet photos, but he may have been hiding from the lens. Regardless, he lives up to his name: a jolly nice man! smile.gif

Posted by: Phyllis Jan 7 2011, 06:31 PM

Strangely, I don't think you have any photos of the meet that MrNice attended! I think the guy you're thinking of might be Ian, Mata. He came to a London meet with snoo just after I moved here.



Ian is the one just to the right of centre in this photo, with his eyes closed. Side note: that face Matt is pulling just made me burst into giggles.

Posted by: Dread Pirate Cath Jan 7 2011, 06:33 PM

I managed to find the pictures from the meet MrNice was at here are the ones with him in. *snerk*



See the lad wearing the cap at the back? It's not him but can you see the other cap peak just behind Witless? That's MrNice.

But dont worry have a second!!



See the arm with the bracelet? That's him again!



....never said you could actually see him in the pic's....

Posted by: MrNice Jan 7 2011, 07:04 PM


Thanks for the lovely compliments (lolo /hugs) and great shots Cath! (she's blaming Matt and Dave for those)

Mata, we would have met that day I'm sure, knowing what I'm like and having heard a lot about what you're like (all very good ofc) but was a busy day though and maybe I was trying to respect the fact I was a "guest" smile.gif really looking forward to meeting you (again!!)

And ofc looking forward to meeting the rest of you (some of you again!!)

Roll on next weekend \o/

Posted by: Pixiegoth Jan 9 2011, 10:03 PM

Wooo! I'm looking forward to my first meet in about a year smile.gif What's the plan? Have a missed a thread while in Chicago?

Posted by: Dread Pirate Cath Jan 9 2011, 10:15 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 1 2011, 04:14 PM) *
The pub is The Champion - the cloest tube is Oxford Circus:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=The+Champion,+London,+United+Kingdom+W1T+3PA&sll=51.516721,-0.137018&sspn=0.003832,0.011362&ie=UTF8&hq=The+Champion,&hnear=London+W1T+3PA,+United+Kingdom&z=16

So, Saturday 15th at 1pm at The Champion. Sorted. smile.gif

Who's coming?



There you go.

Posted by: Pixiegoth Jan 9 2011, 10:17 PM

QUOTE (Dread Pirate Cath @ Jan 9 2011, 10:15 PM) *
QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 1 2011, 04:14 PM) *
The pub is The Champion - the cloest tube is Oxford Circus:

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=The+Champion,+London,+United+Kingdom+W1T+3PA&sll=51.516721,-0.137018&sspn=0.003832,0.011362&ie=UTF8&hq=The+Champion,&hnear=London+W1T+3PA,+United+Kingdom&z=16

So, Saturday 15th at 1pm at The Champion. Sorted. smile.gif

Who's coming?



There you go.


Aha! smile.gif Thank you Cath smile.gif I knew it was there somewhere.

How come everyone else has a new online name? I want an update too. Like Pixiegoth 2.0! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dread Pirate Cath Jan 9 2011, 10:20 PM

Fuzzy get's drunk....

Posted by: MrBrick Jan 10 2011, 12:44 PM

QUOTE (Dread Pirate Cath @ Jan 9 2011, 10:20 PM) *
Fuzzy get's drunk....


Let's be fair, he's always drunk. He just occasionally has brief moments of inspired creativity when logged into the Admin control panel. ph34r.gif

Posted by: Mata Jan 10 2011, 04:19 PM

It's not a complex plan, but I think it might just work biggrin.gif

I feel like I probably should try and do something civilised, like go to a museum before going straight to the pub, but I'll have been tattooed for about four hours the previous day so I suspect that sitting in a pub and drinking at moderate speed for several hours is actually probably the best possible plan. Anyway, I'm there to see you all rather than London!

Posted by: Frogzilla Jan 10 2011, 05:13 PM

Dang, maybe we should schedule the next meet to take place when there is another Adult Evening on at the Science Museum, culture and booze!

Poop, just found out the Museum of Moving Image that used to be in London closed over 10 years ago. However, in Bradford they have the http://www.nationalmediamuseum.org.uk/!

Posted by: Plasticine Hobbes Jan 10 2011, 06:14 PM

QUOTE (Frogzilla @ Jan 10 2011, 05:13 PM) *
Poop, just found out the Museum of Moving Image that used to be in London closed over 10 years ago.


What?! That's sad news sad.gif I remember seeing Kermit there...

Posted by: Dread Pirate Cath Jan 10 2011, 06:52 PM

But I've been to the one in Bradford!

Posted by: CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane Jan 10 2011, 07:14 PM

1000th post!

P.S. I would like to attend your meet up.

Posted by: Lurker in the Park Jan 10 2011, 08:31 PM

QUOTE (Frogzilla @ Jan 10 2011, 05:13 PM) *
Dang, maybe we should schedule the next meet to take place when there is another Adult Evening on at the Science Museum, culture and booze!


Do they do something similar at the British Museum? I haven't been there yet and keep meaning to.

Woo, meet! I said to my mum last night that it was going to be today. I'm looking forward to it so much that I willingly sacrificed 5 days of my life for it. 5 days!

Posted by: Frogzilla Jan 10 2011, 09:02 PM

QUOTE (Lurker in the Park @ Jan 10 2011, 08:31 PM) *
Do they do something similar at the British Museum? I haven't been there yet and keep meaning to.


Erm, possibly :/

Posted by: Mata Jan 10 2011, 09:26 PM

Oo, I remember going to the museum of the moving image too - I also only remember the Jim Henson stuff. They had the gambling demons from The Storyteller! I absolutely adore Jim Henson's work so seeing those was quite a special moment for me.

Posted by: LoLo Jan 11 2011, 12:11 PM

QUOTE (CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane @ Jan 10 2011, 11:14 AM) *
1000th post!

P.S. I would like to attend your meet up.


It's yours too if you come. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Paxogoth Jan 11 2011, 02:13 PM

QUOTE (MrBrick @ Jan 10 2011, 12:44 PM) *
QUOTE (Dread Pirate Cath @ Jan 9 2011, 10:20 PM) *
Fuzzy get's drunk....


Let's be fair, he's always drunk. He just occasionally has brief moments of inspired creativity when logged into the Admin control panel. ph34r.gif


No no NO I do NOT want to be Paxogoth thanks dry.gif Please change me back to Pixiegoth. Paxogoth makes me sound like I'm just a stuffed/fat goth!! laugh.gif Perhaps we can have a vote for my new 'name' at the meet? biggrin.gif

Posted by: Dread Pirate Cath Jan 11 2011, 06:17 PM

You see this is the problem with name changes alot of us didn't actually ask for them they kinda just got changed when we weren't looking.

Posted by: Plasticine Hobbes Jan 11 2011, 06:31 PM

QUOTE (Dread Pirate Cath @ Jan 11 2011, 06:17 PM) *
You see this is the problem with name changes alot of us didn't actually ask for them they kinda just got changed when we weren't looking.


Sometimes repeatedly dry.gif

biggrin.gif

Posted by: Mata Jan 11 2011, 09:09 PM

You've got to be careful what you wish for on here. I believe that Candice was suggesting that we change someone else's username to Phyllis because it's obviously such a wonderful username...

Posted by: Lurker in the Park Jan 11 2011, 09:26 PM

I just sound like an even dirtier old man than I already am. Somebody pass me the dirty mac of shame.

Posted by: Phyllis Jan 11 2011, 09:27 PM

QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 11 2011, 09:09 PM) *
because it's obviously such a wonderful username...

Pft, it is! biggrin.gif I actually asked Fuzzy to switch me back to Phyllis when I was Candllis for a while...

Edit: Rob, it could be worse. Every time I see your name, it's shortened to "Lurker in the Pa.." Every single time my mind completes "Pa..." as "Pants." tongue.gif

Posted by: Pixelgoth Jan 11 2011, 10:42 PM

QUOTE (Phyllis @ Jan 11 2011, 09:27 PM) *
QUOTE (Mata @ Jan 11 2011, 09:09 PM) *
because it's obviously such a wonderful username...

Pft, it is! biggrin.gif I actually asked Fuzzy to switch me back to Phyllis when I was Candllis for a while...

Edit: Rob, it could be worse. Every time I see your name, it's shortened to "Lurker in the Pa.." Every single time my mind completes "Pa..." as "Pants." tongue.gif


Now I'm Pixelgoth! laugh.gif Better than Paxo that's for sure biggrin.gif

Posted by: Sir Psycho Sexy Jan 12 2011, 08:32 PM

Pfft. Comedy name changes are SO last year. tongue.gif

Posted by: Mata Jan 12 2011, 10:04 PM

Careful SPS, my admin fingers might get twitchy...

Anyway, yay! I'll be travelling this time tomorrow! biggrin.gif

Posted by: CommieBastard Jan 13 2011, 09:53 PM

ph34r.gif

Posted by: Sir Psycho Sexy Jan 14 2011, 11:03 PM

QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Jan 13 2011, 09:53 PM) *
ph34r.gif


Racist...

Edit:
You leave my bloody name alone, Mata! I need it to counter my (apparent) sexual ambivalence.

Posted by: Phyllis Jan 15 2011, 07:17 AM

Yay, see all of you in a few hours! biggrin.gif

moop and I are getting into London at 12:34. Might be sliiightly late to the pub, as I will be the one navigating (we're walking; it's just 30 minutes according to Google Maps. Adventure!). Here's hoping I don't get us lost!

That silly moop, trusting me to find my way around places. You'd think he'd know better by now. evil.gif

Posted by: CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane Jan 15 2011, 11:09 AM

I may also be late due to incompetence.

Posted by: Plasticine Hobbes Jan 16 2011, 02:03 AM

QUOTE (CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane @ Jan 15 2011, 11:09 AM) *
I may also be late due to incompetence.


But make it, you did! Glad you could, nice to meet you - even though we didn't actually get a chance to talk much.

Posted by: Pixelgoth Jan 16 2011, 05:15 AM

QUOTE (Plasticine Hobbes @ Jan 16 2011, 02:03 AM) *
QUOTE (CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane @ Jan 15 2011, 11:09 AM) *
I may also be late due to incompetence.


But make it, you did! Glad you could, nice to meet you - even though we didn't actually get a chance to talk much.


Yes indeed :-)

Hobbes will you be putting your photos here as well as FB? :-)

Posted by: CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane Jan 16 2011, 10:23 AM

biggrin.gif Nice to meet you all. Next time I'll try to be a bit more sociable and not hide in the corner stealing peoples sweets I think. blush.gif

Posted by: Plasticine Hobbes Jan 16 2011, 04:45 PM

QUOTE (Pixelgoth @ Jan 16 2011, 05:15 AM) *
Hobbes will you be putting your photos here as well as FB? :-)


http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=328772&id=607975389&l=1ca8fcf16d

That should work ^

Posted by: Plasticine Hobbes Jan 16 2011, 04:47 PM

QUOTE (CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane @ Jan 16 2011, 10:23 AM) *
biggrin.gif Nice to meet you all. Next time I'll try to be a bit more sociable and not hide in the corner stealing peoples sweets I think. blush.gif


Hehe, no worries smile.gif

Posted by: LoLo Jan 16 2011, 08:47 PM

QUOTE (CrazyFooIAintGettinOnNoPlane @ Jan 16 2011, 02:23 AM) *
biggrin.gif Nice to meet you all. Next time I'll try to be a bit more sociable and not hide in the corner stealing peoples sweets I think. blush.gif


It was great to meet you. We all understand shyness all too well, so it's nothing to worry about. I apparently was in an extroverted mood yesterday, because usually I'm the one sitting in the corner not talking much. Also the sweets were for everyone, so you weren't stealing them. I hope you had a great time, I know I did. biggrin.gif

Posted by: Frogzilla Jan 17 2011, 02:47 AM

It was good to meet you all again, and Nicey for the first time! I probably should try and b a little less blush educing, but it ain't gonna happen.

Lolo, my brother has now learnt that Twinkies are not all that amazing, but the Reeccess' Pieces went down well happy.gif

I enjoyed myself, and seeing you lot. *grin grin*

Posted by: LoLo Jan 17 2011, 04:29 PM

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=98640&id=1112037725&l=ab8b2773b3 for all that want to see them (and how unflattering they can be).

Posted by: MrNice Jan 17 2011, 09:02 PM


Was an awesome day! Cath scaring the Will the Barman, Frolicking with MrB and meeting you all (some for the 2nd time) I do apologize for falling asleep towards the end... I would blame the heaters, but lack of sleep is the real culprit.. anyways till next time! looking forward to it smile.gif

Posted by: MrBrick Jan 18 2011, 03:31 PM

QUOTE (MrNice @ Jan 17 2011, 09:02 PM) *
Was an awesome day! Cath scaring the Will the Barman, Frolicking with MrB and meeting you all (some for the 2nd time) I do apologize for falling asleep towards the end... I would blame the heaters, but lack of sleep is the real culprit.. anyways till next time! looking forward to it smile.gif


"Heaters"*







*Lager

Posted by: Pixelgoth Jan 18 2011, 09:55 PM

QUOTE (MrBrick @ Jan 18 2011, 03:31 PM) *
QUOTE (MrNice @ Jan 17 2011, 09:02 PM) *
Was an awesome day! Cath scaring the Will the Barman, Frolicking with MrB and meeting you all (some for the 2nd time) I do apologize for falling asleep towards the end... I would blame the heaters, but lack of sleep is the real culprit.. anyways till next time! looking forward to it smile.gif


"Heaters"*







*Lager


laugh.gif

Oh and I also almost fell asleep but I didn't drink that much so I 2nd the heater comment tongue.gif

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