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London Meet-Up (Goodbye, UK) 8th - 9th November

JansonJanson Registered User regular
edited November 2008 in Singularity Engine++
So, folks, I am exchanging this green and pleasant (and very wet) land for sunnier climes on the 19th November.

Before that I would love to meet a few of you UK forumers in London. The last two meet-ups we had I feel were very successful and we had a fantastic time!

For anyone concerned about monetary costs, the meet-ups are usually kept fairly cheap. London is chock-full of free places to visit and for the majority of the afternoon/evening we find a pub to camp in and have a few pints. Last meet-up Rohaq organised a cheap hostel, too, which was a great option for those of us who wished to stay over until the next morning.

Who is interested? I'm hoping to ensnare a few of you who haven't attended the previous meet-ups (Silmaril!).

Date:

Weekend of 8th - 9th November

Possible attendees:

Me (definite)
MikeRyu (definite)
Junpei (definite)
That Dave Fella (definite)
Silmaril (definite)
Alexander (definite)
Speakeasy (definite)
Bad-Beat (definite)
Mojo_Jojo (strong maybe)
Iskander (strong maybe)
Bongi (strong maybe)
gazamc (maybe)
BobCesca (maybe)
japan (maybe)
Ascot (hopeful)
Sporky (faint hopeful)
Janson's friends and relatives (definite)

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  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited September 2008
    Dear UK,

    Thanks for sending us the Rachel, we owe you one.

    Yours,
    Bogey

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Depends on price / date for me, but I'm tentatively up for it unless something goes horribly wrong with my finances.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I think that even with the hostel and breakfast last year I paid no more than £50, and I certainly would like to keep it cheap!

    <3 Bogey!

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Bogey wrote: »
    Dear UK,

    Thanks for sending us the Rachel, we owe you one.

    Yours,
    Bogey

    who can we send in return?

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  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited September 2008
    Bogey wrote: »
    Dear UK,

    Thanks for sending us the Rachel, we owe you one.

    Yours,
    Bogey
    who can we send in return?
    Does it have to be a fair exchange?

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Bogey wrote: »
    Dear UK,

    Thanks for sending us the Rachel, we owe you one.

    Yours,
    Bogey

    who can we send in return?

    Shibby

  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Bogey wrote: »
    Bogey wrote: »
    Dear UK,

    Thanks for sending us the Rachel, we owe you one.

    Yours,
    Bogey
    who can we send in return?
    Does it have to be a fair exchange?

    of course not!

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    I think that even with the hostel and breakfast last year I paid no more than £50, and I certainly would like to keep it cheap!

    <3 Bogey!

    I wonder how much it is to get the train from Westhoughton to London.

    Edit: £30 each way via Bolton + Manchester, that's rideable.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • the cheatthe cheat Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Depends on price / date for me, but I'm tentatively up for it unless something goes horribly wrong with my finances.


    :rotate:

  • BrogeyBrogey High Maintenance Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited September 2008
    Blaket wrote: »
    Bogey wrote: »
    Dear UK,

    Thanks for sending us the Rachel, we owe you one.

    Yours,
    Bogey
    who can we send in return?
    Shibby
    Ooh, that has international incident written all over it.

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Bogey wrote: »
    Blaket wrote: »
    Bogey wrote: »
    Dear UK,

    Thanks for sending us the Rachel, we owe you one.

    Yours,
    Bogey
    who can we send in return?
    Shibby
    Ooh, that has international incident written all over it.

    Well I never said it was a fair trade.

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    I think that even with the hostel and breakfast last year I paid no more than £50, and I certainly would like to keep it cheap!

    <3 Bogey!

    I wonder how much it is to get the train from Westhoughton to London.
    £62.60, apparently.

    Do you have a YPR (guessing you are too old?)?

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  • Munkus BeaverMunkus Beaver Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Bogey wrote: »
    Dear UK,

    Thanks for sending us the Rachel, we owe you one.

    Yours,
    Bogey

    who can we send in return?

    Clearly, the answer is Moriveth.

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  • CrackedLensCrackedLens Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Bogey wrote: »
    Dear UK,

    Thanks for sending us the Rachel, we owe you one.

    Yours,
    Bogey

    who can we send in return?

    Clearly, the answer is Moriveth.

    mori is good people, i say we keep him

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    £62.60, apparently.

    Do you have a YPR (guessing you are too old?)?

    I'm only 23! I don't think it's worth it for the trip -- getting £22 off a fare for the price of £24. I'd never use it again either.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Ack! Sorry, thought you were older than me. ;)

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    If I go to the UK in Janson's place the only fee I require from the locals is for Silmaril to read me one bedtime story a week.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • MikeRyuMikeRyu Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm in like sin on this one guys. If you want to do anything I can take a look around for anything going on around that time.

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  • DeicistDeicist Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I wonder how much it is to get the train from Westhoughton to London.
    £62.60, apparently.

    Westhoughton? Seriously? I live literally 10 minutes away from you.

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    slim chance I'll be in London in October

    if the stars aligned and my trip coincided with this I'll pop in for a few pints and wow you all with my exceptional conversation

  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    tallus wrote: »
    I wonder how much it is to get the train from Westhoughton to London.
    £62.60, apparently.

    Westhoughton? Seriously? I live literally 10 minutes away from you.

    Yeah seriously. I just bought a 3-bed semi with my financee in the Daisy Hill area. Whereabouts are you?

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    FAQ wrote: »
    slim chance I'll be in London in October

    if the stars aligned and my trip coincided with this I'll pop in for a few pints and wow you all with my exceptional conversation
    When, incidentally?

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  • DeicistDeicist Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    tallus wrote: »
    I wonder how much it is to get the train from Westhoughton to London.
    £62.60, apparently.

    Westhoughton? Seriously? I live literally 10 minutes away from you.

    Yeah seriously. I just bought a 3-bed semi with my financee in the Daisy Hill area. Whereabouts are you?

    Just outside Bolton Town Centre.

    Near where you come off the 666 to get into Bolton.

    Small world.

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    You know you want to come too, Tallus

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  • Mojo_JojoMojo_Jojo When life gives you lemons... ...eat your delicious lemonsRegistered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Haha, you guys are from Bolton.

    I live in sunny Bristol, so I could well scooch across for a day. Then again, I'm not really an SE++ type, so you'd most likely make me sit at a different table and throw peanuts at me.

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Rubbish!

    And actually, at our last meet-up half the people attending were G&T regulars. We still had a blast.

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited September 2008
    tallus wrote: »
    Just outside Bolton Town Centre.

    Near where you come off the 666 to get into Bolton.

    Small world.

    Weeeeird.

    The one about the fucking space hairdresser and the cowboy. He's got a tinfoil pal and a pedal bin. His father's a robot and he's fucking fucked his sister. Lego. They're all made of fucking lego.
  • DeicistDeicist Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    You know you want to come too, Tallus

    I would, but considering I've only been posting here for like, a week, I'd feel a little awkward.

    Also, London is pretty far away man.

  • FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    FAQ wrote: »
    slim chance I'll be in London in October

    if the stars aligned and my trip coincided with this I'll pop in for a few pints and wow you all with my exceptional conversation
    When, incidentally?

    it would be like late October, nothing final

    and when I say slim, I mean slim

    factors like time off work, whether my friend is able to have his crazy party around then or not...

    But I'll keep a close eye on this thread on the off chance that I am around

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    But we're such a small island really!

    And everyone's so friendly. MikeRyu is delightful, I can vouch for him.

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  • ascotascot Registered User
    edited September 2008
    Rachel I shall try my darndest.
    I'm actually in a terrible post-graduate unemployment pickle right now, so I have no money, but who knows by October!
    (take me with you)

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Oh man, I hear you on the post-graduate unemployment thing, it's tough being there.

    It'd be great to have you, so I'll cross my fingers!

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    I'm depending on getting a temporary job myself, really.

    If I do, I can stand everyone a pint.

    If I don't, I'll be just about able to afford the train fare and not much else. So either I'll keep it very, very cheap or I'll try to lessen costs by offering others help. :)

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  • DeicistDeicist Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Why London and not somewhere more central?

  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Tallus - London has worked well in the past. There are quite a few forumers who live in the south. I'll actually be back in Worthing (near Brighton) in a couple of weeks' time, and MikeRyu and a couple of other forumers actually live in and around London.

    Plus, London has a lot of free museums and art galleries. We had a fun time at the Tate Modern at the first meet-up.

    Also, one of my friends is really, really keen on going to London for my hen night (sigh).

    I don't really want to do the whole usual stripper/clubbing deal (which she is pressing for) but I might combine the two, say, a hen night on the Friday/Saturday and a meet-up with you guys on a Saturday or Sunday, to save costs.

    Hey, my friends might even come along too. And then at the very least, it'll be MikeRyu and a bunch of girls. :mrgreen:

    However - I'll be open to central. What are you thinking of?

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  • Volucrisus AedriusVolucrisus Aedrius Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    My understanding of England is that of a small island with London being a massive city of egg shaped skyscrapers and clock towers, and surrounding it nothing but feudal villages and castles.

    Dex Dynamo wrote: »
    Keith wrote:
    What would be your ultimate slam dunk??
    I would dunk it so hard my parents would love each other again
  • JunpeiJunpei Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    As long as it's not between the 7th and 22nd of October it's all good to me!

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  • JansonJanson Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Thanks, Junpei, and as FAQ said potentially late Oct, what about a tentative date of 28th-29th October?

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  • NuzakNuzak Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    GOOD RIDDANCE TO OLD RUBBISH

  • DeicistDeicist Registered User regular
    edited September 2008
    Janson wrote: »
    Tallus - London has worked well in the past. There are quite a few forumers who live in the south. I'll actually be back in Worthing (near Brighton) in a couple of weeks' time, and MikeRyu and a couple of other forumers actually live in and around London.

    Plus, London has a lot of free museums and art galleries. We had a fun time at the Tate Modern at the first meet-up.

    Also, one of my friends is really, really keen on going to London for my hen night (sigh).

    I don't really want to do the whole usual stripper/clubbing deal (which she is pressing for) but I might combine the two, say, a hen night on the Friday/Saturday and a meet-up with you guys on a Saturday or Sunday, to save costs.

    Hey, my friends might even come along too. And then at the very least, it'll be MikeRyu and a bunch of girls. :mrgreen:

    However - I'll be open to central. What are you thinking of?

    I was particularly throwing an alternative out there, since it's incredibly unlikely I'll be able to make it (fatherhood, lulz) but just curious as to how london was chosen :)

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