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CommieBastard
Okay, I know it's really early, but I still think there should be a thread for it. Feel free to ignore it and resurrect it in a few months.

So - what, where and when? Ideas?
FurryMammal
winter sometime, leeds.

just because its convenient for me tongue.gif
hopefully i will be joining you all this time
Prince Aries
Thanks to my adoring friend Commie not only am I interested, I've already priced airline tickets. So you might be seeing an Aries at this one fellas. Be afraid. Be very very afraid.

Anywho, Commie threw out the idea of January or February. That works for me personally. Gives me just enough time to save up. Anyone know of any good hotels in the area? laugh.gif
Debaser
london, because 1, i can go with minimal effort tongue.gif , 2, london is pretty easy to get to, and 3, come on...it's london, ffs... tongue.gif
CommieBastard
London would be nice for the London Contingent (namely me, Debaser, Polocrunch and my girlfriend if she gets around to joining), but I think Mata was planning on exercising his royal prerogative and hosting it at Winchester.
monkey_called_narth
dude ive alway wanted to go to london and ive been saving for mounths...right now i have like 200 dollars wich isnt enouff but it keeps adding up so possibly i might be going to this one... if i can find somplace to stay for a while because im not flying to london and not staying a while that wold just be insane. but yeah maybe...
CommieBastard
Narth, according to Aries, NYC to London round trip is about $200. So there's hope!
vicrawr
I'd love to go to the meet. If I can get enough cash, convice my parents, and scrounge up the courage, I'll be there. Cash is the main point. Having no job doesn't help. Maybe I could rob a bank....but I'm too sweet a piece of meat to get thrown into the pen. I'd be passed around on the first day.
saucy_tara
I wanna go, but i prolly won't pass my driving test til christmas and even then it's gonna be a coupla months til i get a car....
CommieBastard
If trains are good enough for me, they're good enough for you.
saucy_tara
But i'm feckless!!!!!!
monkey_called_narth
QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Sep 9 2003, 07:29 PM)
Narth, according to Aries, NYC to London round trip is about $200. So there's hope!

yeh the only problem now is finding szomplace to stay if i go im going for atleast 2 weeks
NummyNums
I cant leave the country so im going to the eats coast meet in Nyc in march.. save up your money and all you other people fly over here.. hehehe... me and prince are gonna go gay club hopping.. god prince aries and i could sooo tear down new york you have no idea lo....
monkey_called_narth
oi! commie turn on you aim so i can question you about tickets and where im landing!
Sun Tsu
QUOTE (IrishGuy @ Sep 9 2003, 07:31 PM)
I'd love to go to the meet. If I can get enough cash, convice my parents, and scrounge up the courage, I'll be there.....

Same, and I would probably have to bring a parent with me, depending on the time it happens......
PrincessCadhla
Hey now, i won't be in the UK again till spring at the earliest, but more likely summer....We could do a French Mata meet at our place in Provence (just a stones throw from Becks and Posh). We have 4 bedrooms and 2 sofas.....and 2 baby cots, in case anyone gets that drunk.....For real tho, if anyone wanted to scrounge up airfare to Nice, i would gladly host The Mata Freaks French Holiday....
CommieBastard
A MataMeet in France would be expensive, but really cool. I speak French to a certain extent...it'd be funny watching drunk people trying to speak it...
PrincessCadhla
you can easy jet for about 100 pounds (sorry, i don't have my keyboard set up for that) roundtrip, and if enough ppl arrive at the same time, Europcar has good rates on large vehicles...and "rooms" would be free.....you might have to chip in for food and booze, but wine is totally butt cheap!
CommieBastard
So long as it was far enough away from the UK MataMeet to allow me to recoup funds, I'd definitely be up for it.
PrincessCadhla
I won't be back over till May most likely..... Decided we aren't going to do July and August there again, too bloody hot, and too many Dutch and german tourist ( I sware, everything had a towel on it).
CommieBastard
Aye, I've done France in July...'tisn't a good thing...well, is anybody else up for France?
Cath Sparrow
Would luv to do france but spain wiped out all holiday saveings as for uk meet just tell me when & where & I'll do my best. biggrin.gif
monkey_called_narth
right now i have $1200 and im questioning if that will make me to london... fance is definatly out for me!
Logicman
Regardless of where, or when (unless you wanna wait 4 years, which you of course do not), I won't be there.
Feyliya
I probably wouldn't be able to make any out of the country meets until my summer vacation starts. I think my finals next semester get over May 1st. ::runs to check out her scheduel::
Industrial Kybosh
Whilst this thread is just about throwing in ideas for potential meets, I'll point out that a number of unofficial MiniMeets are being planned at the moment, and it wouldn't surprise me if these were thrown open to allcomers.

For my part, I'll hopefully be seeing Pixiegoth in Warrington this weekend, and anyone who wishes to come along to what promises to be the amateur pub pool event of the year is more than welcome to do so. Likewise, leo and I still have firm plans to meet in Manchester soonish - when we finalise that, I'm certain he wouldn't mnd if a few others come along too.

Another official Meet would be great, but these little ones should fill the time between now and then nicely... wink.gif
Pixelgoth
Yes come see the amazing Pixiegoth thrash InKy at pool AGAIN! wink.gif

Personally I think Winchester sounds like a top idea. After all it is Mata's board and 'twould be nice to travel down South for the next one. We could also meet up in Leeds and Manchester for mini meets?

Basically, we've all seen each other in various states of drunkness and still liked each other so l'm damn sure we can do that again biggrin.gif

Besides, we've got phone numbers and this board so it should be relatively easy.

The offer stands for a meet in Sheffield too and it's central to the Leeds and Manchester lot and Tamworth isn't that far for WeeJ and Co biggrin.gif Really must introduce you all to the delights of Corporation the north's finest rock club!
WeeJ
I'd be up for a mini meet. I've been badgering InKy into coming for a curry and a kareoke night in Birmingham if anyone's up for it?
Pixelgoth
QUOTE (WeeJ @ Sep 10 2003, 11:49 AM)
I'd be up for a mini meet. I've been badgering InKy into coming for a curry and a kareoke night in Birmingham if anyone's up for it?

Always up for a night out in Brum wink.gif I've been terribly bad at keeping in touch with my friend Russell (who came out briefly to Scruffy's).
CommieBastard
Manchester/Warrington is a bit too far and expensive for a minimeet, so unless anyone comes to London to hang out with myself and Debs I'll wait for the official version. WeeJ, Debaser and Queenie have my number and I hereby give them permission to give it to anyone who wants it.
Mata
Yep, I'm being authoritative and saying the next meet is in Winchester. Rah! Feel my power!

January/Feb time is likely. Possibly mid-Feb, it's my b-day on the 4th so I might be away with Sues then. January can often see people too wiped out from Christmas/New Year to do/afford anything, so mid-Feb looks likely.

Winchester is on a direct train line from Leeds, London and Birmingham. For such a small place it really is astonishingly well connected by rail so it's really easy to get to. I know that there are B&Bs around here so as long as we get things organised in advance they'll probably be happy of the custom in the off season!

France sounds nice, I'll have to see how I'm doing for money closer to the time though.
WeeJ
France sounds expensive unsure.gif
ravein
Soooo yeah.. Jan/Feb is my proposed Euro Tramp trip... so I might be able to manage being there... anyone wanna show a lowly state side girl the sites.. or at least the best bars smile.gif
Mata
My theory for the day in Winchester runs roughly something like this:

We meet, go grab lunch, I'll take you all (well... Those who are interested) on a walk around some of the more interesting old bits of Winchester. It's a tiny place so this will really only cover us for an hour or two, depending on how interested poeple feel in looking at old things in February! After that... Off to the pub for the rest of the night. Hurrah!

Ravein, there's enough in Winchester to have one day wandering around but after that I'd recommend heading up to London. I'm sure there'll be people up there who would be happy to escort you around the place.
Mr Fuzzy
QUOTE (Mata @ Sep 10 2003, 02:28 PM)
Yep, I'm being authoritative and saying the next meet is in Winchester. Rah! Feel my power!

Aaaaaarrrrrghhhh! It is Matazilla! We must flee!

If we end up in the Railway, can we make it compulsory for everyone to have a pint of Addlestones? Tee hee!

Oh, and for any colonial types, our pints are 25% bigger than yours. See the glory of UK drinking!
Sun Tsu
I have to go, even if it kills me!
PrincessCadhla
I'm not going to be able to go most likely, I know P (my british hubby) was planning to go pover in the spring for a bit, but doubt I will be able to tag on....i plan on going back to work full time Jan 1...so my holiday time will be limited....grrrrrrrrr.......Can MataMeet v3.0 be in the may to june timeframe so I can go?

And if peeps want, the France idea is still available!
CommieBastard
QUOTE (Mr Fuzzy @ Sep 10 2003, 05:01 PM)
Oh, and for any colonial types, our pints are 25% bigger than yours. See the glory of UK drinking!

And I believe our age of consent is considerably lower than theirs. Not that I'm planning anything of course. Oh no. Definitely not getting anybody drunk. Especially not Aries. *whistles innocently*
Mr Fuzzy
Nooooo. You don't drink either of course. You're a respectable, law abiding type!
CommieBastard
Definitely. No laws broken at MataMeets. There's certainly no debauchery involved. Does Mata have enough Disney films and fruit juice to last all night?
Mr Fuzzy
Disney?!? They're more evil than if we all sat around with crack and hookers...
Mata
I'm generally a pretty law-abiding citizen, especially after having worked in an off-licence for five years, so not telling me your age can sometimes be a good idea!
CommieBastard
QUOTE (Mata @ Sep 10 2003, 06:13 PM)
I'm generally a pretty law-abiding citizen, especially after having worked in an off-licence for five years

Ah. Clearly there is some cultural difference here. I can only surmise that in Winchester, all employees of off-licences are conscientious, law-abiding people who never ever sell alcohol or tobacco to minors. As opposed to the situation here in London, where an off-licence is something of an official black market.
Pikasyuu
Las Vegas?

>_> ...

<_< ...

As Commie and Fuzzy say, I'll get my coat.
CommieBastard
If any lovely Americans come to London (and let's face it, you'd be mad to come all this way and not come to London), give me a call, Debaser and I can show you around biggrin.gif
Debaser
QUOTE (CommieBastard @ Sep 10 2003, 09:42 PM)
If any lovely Americans come to London (and let's face it, you'd be mad to come all this way and not come to London), give me a call, Debaser and I can show you around biggrin.gif

hehe, yeah...drop us a line...

we should start an official tour service.
PrincessCadhla
I'd be happy to hook up with you guys, but we usually stay with my sister in law in Waldingham (near croyden) either that or somewhere in Kent......That's only an hour's train to London tho!
Cath Sparrow
QUOTE (Pixiegoth @ Sep 10 2003, 10:03 AM)
Really must introduce you all to the delights of Corporation the north's finest rock club!

Been there it's cool! biggrin.gif

There a chance I might be up for some of the mini meets in the Manc & Warrington area as I have an interview for a job on fri on the Wirral! Woo Hoo! laugh.gif
Feyliya
I think that if ya'll set the date for UK Mata-Meet V2.0 for January or February that I'll have to take a rain check and hope that there is a UK Mata-Meet V3.0, and that it's sometime during my summer vacation.
monkey_called_narth
well from what i know me and aries are flying there together and were landing in london so,londoners be ready
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