As was foretold, we've added advertisements to the forums! If you have questions, or if you encounter any bugs, please visit this thread: https://forums.penny-arcade.com/discussion/240191/forum-advertisement-faq-and-reports-thread/
Options

AustraliaPAX 2011 (nothing to see here)

VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine.Registered User regular
edited August 2010 in Social Entropy++
Please note that confirmed attendees are required to pay a minimum AU$100.00 deposit!

***PLEASE FOLLOW AusPAX2011 ON TWITTER FOR UPDATES***

=========================================

auspaxtrans.png
image courtesy of #pipe who is awesome

15 JANUARY TO 23 JANUARY, 2011
(click link for more info)

Thinking about visiting Australia "one of these days?" Well, make "one of these days" an ACTUAL trip and join us in gorgeous BYRON BAY in Australia for our very ambitious and very first nationwide Australian Meetup! For the Australian regulars, this is it: a full-on, nationwide AusPAX!

======= CONFIRMATION =======
The instant you know you are 100% coming to AusPAX based on the dates and expected costs (see Latest Developments below), please let us know by posting in the thread in ORANGE text! You will have to start thinking about how many nights you want to stay (up to a maximum of 8 nights) and letting us know.

- CURRENT CONFIRMATIONS OF ATTENDANCE -
Vivixenne
#pipe
marty_001
The Black Hunter
theSquid
Blaket
chrishallett83
chrishallett83's better half
That Dave Fella
Synthetic Orange
Orikaeshigitae
Trillian
Mysst
Gatsby
Wimble
stimtokolos
LaCabra*
Fishman+3
winder
Tweaked_Bat_
jirf88

*own accom sorted

======= LATEST DEVELOPMENTS =======
- INFORMATION -
Heaps of information is now available regarding the finer details of the trip! Please make sure you've read the Info Sheet (sent via E-mail) completely and filled in all surveys on time. If you have any additional questions on top of the Info Sheet, please refer to the AusPAX FAQs.

- SCHEDULE -
This event has been planned for 15 JANUARY to 23 JANUARY 2011.
This timeframe suits the most number of people, accommodates holidays on both sides of the globe, and also gives a summer option for winter-fearing northern-hemispherics. This date is subject to change depending on possible conflicts with the 26 January Australia Day holiday. ALL ATTENDEES HAVE THE OPTION OF ARRIVING AND DEPARTING ON ANY DAYS WITHIN THIS TIMEFRAME, so there is no need to commit yourself to all 9 days if you cannot do so!

- LOCATION -
The votes are in and our destination will be BYRON BAY in NSW. Accessible from Queensland, Byron Bay marks the easternmost point of Australia and features some absolutely gorgeous beaches! You can fly into Brisbane or Gold Coast and there are heaps of buses and trains that will get you out to Byron Bay. Please contact #pipe via PM or in the thread if you need more information.

- TRANSPORTATION -
We recommend the idea of groups of out-of-towners split car rental cost and carpool to the final destination. For those driving from Brisbane or Gold Coast, we would suggest they time their departure alongside the possibility of picking some out-of-towners up at the airport on their way. Hashpipe has provided a good summary of transportation options to Byron Bay here.

- ACCOMMODATION -
Accommodation within our target range of $250 to $450 per person for the whole trip has been found. More details about money transfer and deposit contributions will be made directly via PM.

- DURATION -
People are welcome to come and go whenever they want during AusPAX, which also means you don't HAVE to arrive on the 15th and you are welcome to leave prior to the 23rd. You will only pay for the nights you're staying. Please note that we will only book the chalet up to check-out on the 23rd, which means we must all be gone before check-out time on the 23rd. Check-out times typically vary depending on the accommodation we get but basically, don't assume you can stay the night at the house on the night of the 23rd.

EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
(spoilered for length)
- FROM AUSTRALIA -
Vivixenne
#pipe
flynnie
theSquid
chrishallett83
stimtokolos
bsjezz
Blaket
Flay
The Black Hunter
Gatsby
Tweaked_Bat_
Air
Butler
ruzkin
Synthetic Orange
Dhalphir
RocketScience
marty_0001

- FROM NEW ZEALAND -
Fletcher
Fishman
Shifty Fister

- FROM NORTH AMERICA -
Stale
Pillow
ASimPerson
Orikaeshigitae
Meissnerd
Jordyn
Trillian
Houk
IpseDixit
Bogey
Usagi
Mr. Defecation
Mysst
Bendery Like Beckham

- FROM EUROPE -
That Dave Fella
Wimble

- FROM ASIA -
Lost Salient

*Names in orange are people involved in organising the trip.*
If you are interested in helping us out, even if it's just helping Google things like prices or accommodation options, please PM me.

=========================================

As for the CityPAXes, you know how this works by now. If for whatever reason you don't, click the spoiler down there. (Or get out we don't want you here.)
HOW TO USE THIS OP: if your city name is colored ORANGE, it means there's an upcoming event available in the spoiler, and the next one is happening on the date appearing next to the city name (if confirmed)! Attendee names in BOLD means that this is the first gathering they are attending, while those that have been crossed out are cancellations.

Times, dates, and locations are where everyone is expected to MEET and does not necessarily detail where things will end up.

To sign up for an event, post your interest in this thread so that I can see it, and consider letting the listed Contact know via PM as well.

To initiate an event, just post about it in this thread or PM me with details, and I will edit them in here and update the title.

For people I have listed as CONTACT(S) for each event, please let me know what your preferred method of contact is (i.e., if you're okay with having your mobile number posted in this OP), otherwise by default I will just have people contact you via PM.

PERTH - April 8
KICKASSPAX - April 8
Kick-Ass is coming out next week over Easter. Anyone up to go see it?

VENUE: Carousel
DATE: Thursday, April 8
TIME: Meet at 8:15 PM for a 8:30 PM movie start!
CONTACT(S): Blaket (via PM) or Vivixenne (0402 315 113)

ATTENDEES:
Blaket
Vivixenne
Waka Laka
Butler
flynnie (+1?)
chrishallett (+1?)

KNOWN RESIDENTS: Vivixenne, Blaket, Butler, Waka Laka, Kincaid, Dublo7, chrishallettbunchanumbers, BigKev, noobert, AJR, flynnie, Dhalphir, desperaterobots, PixelMonkey, Tallweirdo

SYDNEY
nothing yet

KNOWN RESIDENTS: Oden, Air, Tweaked_Bat_, bsjezz, Prohass, Gatsby, Ambassador, TrueHereticX, TheSquid, Flay

MELBOURNE - February 16+
MIXING BUSINESS AND PLEASURE: #pipe Mnvades Melbourne
As he's been promising and hinting at for about six months now, everyone's favourite banana is being flown to Melbourne for business this month for a night or two and he wants to hang out with YOU.

My boss has assured me the trip will be this month and today he said "probably next week" (15th-19th). I almost certainly won't know exact nights and details until a day or two before, but if you'll be in Melbourne and free to go out for a drink and some food that night then I'd love to hang out with some forumers.

I will be staying in a fancy hotel in St Kilda but I'm happy to travel anywhere by tram. I've been told that I'm on the clock from 9-5 (excepting extenuating circumstances) but free to do whatever after that.

VENUE: TBC
DATE: Arriving in Melbourne on Tuesday, 16 February
TIME: TBC
CONTACT: #pipe (via PM)

ATTENDEES:
#pipe
grug
Ten
stimtokolos

KNOWN RESIDENTS: Synthetic Orange, stimtokolos, Cyvros, YaYa, grug, ruzkin, Mr Fuzzbutt, Hitsuraptor, LaCabra

BRISBANE - TBC
HASHPIPE'S BBQ GATHERING
A first-time games + drinks + BBQ meetup with the Brisbane forumers!

VENUE: Hashpipe's House
DATE: TBD - a date will be sorted out once 4 or more forumers show interest
TIME: TBD
CONTACT(S): #pipe (via PM)

ATTENDEES:
#pipe
Flyingman
LaCabra (?)

KNOWN RESIDENTS: #pipe, The Cat, Flyingman

CANBERRA
I will never stop laughing sorry.

KNOWN RESIDENT: The Black Hunter

OTHER NEAT PEOPLE IN AUSTRALIA:
- Glorfindel (Gold Coast)
- marty_0001 (I don't know where he lives he is being sneaky about this)
- bezerk bob (Toowoomba)

HONORARY AUSTRALIANS:
- Vivixenne (because I've got some Australian in me every so often)
- Jordyn (because Butler said so and I can't deny Butler anything)
- Cardboard Tube (because he grew up in QLD and lives in the UK but WANTS to be in the US what the hell)
- Larlar (because he can edit other people's posts)
- Bogey (because I am a suck-up and also because Bogey waited before locking the old thread)
- Wimble (because he is the adorablest)
- Pillow (because she is a BITCH but not really)

KNOWN [strike]SHEEPFUCKERS[/strike] NEW ZEALANDERS:
- Fishman (Wellington)
- Shifty Fister (Auckland)
- L|ama (Dunedin)
- Generic Fan (Wellington)
- Fletcher (Dunedin)

Check this post frequently for updates on events and other things Australian! Feel free to join us if you'll be available!

PREVIOUS GATHERINGS (I will find the links to the pictures at my leisure unless you want to help me)
  • VIV'S ASIAN HQ MEET-UP - PERTH - Pictures by Butler
  • WAKA LAKA'S BBQ OF MANY LIES BUT THAT IS NOW TOTALLY GOING TO HAPPEN - PERTH - Pictures by Waka Laka
  • KINCAID'S 1907 BINGE - PERTH - Pictures by Kincaid
  • BUTLER'S GREAT ADVENTURE - PERTH - Pictures by Kincaid
  • SANDGROPERS MOVIE NIGHT I - PERTH - April 30th, Thursday - X-Men Origins: Wolverine
  • DOING POOP WITH SYNTHETIC ORANGE - MELBOURNE - June 7th, Sunday
  • SYDNEY MEETUP - SYDNEY - June 20th, Saturday - Also known as "HandsomePAX"
  • NERD MOVIE MARATHON - PERTH - June 20th, Saturday
  • BLIVIENNE'S SUPER CASUAL HOUSEWARMING GAME DAY - PERTH - August 29th, Saturday
  • GRUG'S SUPER AWESOME MELBOURNE MEET - MELBOURNE - August 22nd, Saturday
  • TWEAKED BAT'S IMPROMPTU BREWSKIE NIGHT - SYDNEY - August 22nd, Saturday
  • SANDGROPERS MOVIE NIGHT II - PERTH - Up
  • HYDE PARK NOODLE EXTRAVAGANZA aka HandsomePAX II - SYDNEY - October 16th
  • BUTLER'S PANCAKEPAX - PERTH - November 21st, Saturday
  • BEACHES AND BITCHES - PERTH - November 28th, Saturday
  • NUMBERS' DRUNKPAX - PERTH - December 12th, Saturday
  • A NOT-SO-MANLY BEACH BOOMBOX BBQ - SYDNEY - January 16th, Saturday
  • BLUNTERPAX - MELBOURNE - January

XBOX: NOVADELPHINI | DISCORD: NOVADELPHINI #7387 | TWITTER
Vivixenne on
«13456763

Posts

  • Options
    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    My band used to play at the Hotel Great Northern in Byron quite regularly, like every couple of months.

    Over the road from the Northern, there is a little corner bakery that is open from 5am until 4 am. It is open to the public 23 hours a day.

    Anyway, my routine everytime we played at the northern, after the show I would pack up my gear, walk over to the bakery and buy a little individual raspberry pie, then wander back to the pub, pie in hand, walk up to the bar and order a pint of cold milk with ice.

    I'd sit at the bar, drinking cold milk and eating a raspberry pie while hundreds of idiots (including my band mates) got drunk and threw things.

    I was the coolest cat.

    #pipe on
  • Options
    Tweaked_Bat_Tweaked_Bat_ Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Blue dotting dis thread yo.

    (ps that is a cool pub, right?. If I end up going, I'm gonna spend so much time there.)

    Tweaked_Bat_ on
  • Options
    Synthetic OrangeSynthetic Orange Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Who wha where? Why'm I not in the attendees for the thingy?

    Synthetic Orange on
  • Options
    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    The Northern is pretty ok! It's got a great PA system out the back

    #pipe on
  • Options
    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Who wha where? Why'm I not in the attendees for the thingy?

    you're confirmed to come?

    yay!

    Vivixenne on
    XBOX: NOVADELPHINI | DISCORD: NOVADELPHINI #7387 | TWITTER
  • Options
    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I thought this list was up to date?

    Blake T on
  • Options
    BogeyBogey I'm back, baby! Santa Monica, CAModerator mod
    edited May 2010
    It's still months off before I can really decide on this, but...

    qantas_may.jpg

    Whoo! The price from LA to Brisbane has dropped $120 since January!

    Bogey on
    Fitocracy: Join us in the SE++ group!
    XBox LIVE: Bogestrom | Destiny
    PSN: Bogestrom
  • Options
    RinderRinder Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Dang that's cheaper than my flight to Hawaii.

    Rinder on
  • Options
    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    It's cheaper than me flying from sydney to LA.

    Blake T on
  • Options
    L|amaL|ama Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Well yeah that makes sense, you're flying uphill that way.

    L|ama on
  • Options
    noobertnoobert Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I found a pretty cool facebook fan page by the name of "Perth Small Bars".

    Had a drink at one of the places they suggested this arvo, was really nice.

    noobert on
  • Options
    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Bogey wrote: »
    It's still months off before I can really decide on this, but...

    qantas_may.jpg

    Whoo! The price from LA to Brisbane has dropped $120 since January!

    whoooooaaa

    #pipe on
  • Options
    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    bogey where are you getting that? I need those prices

    Mysst on
    ikbUJdU.jpg
  • Options
    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Looks like the Qantas website? Probably a bit too obvious to be right, but a guess is a guess.

    Lorahalo on
    I have a podcast about Digimon called the Digital Moncast, on Audio Entropy.
  • Options
    Houk the NamebringerHouk the Namebringer Nipples The EchidnaRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Bogey wrote: »
    It's still months off before I can really decide on this, but...

    qantas_may.jpg

    Whoo! The price from LA to Brisbane has dropped $120 since January!
    holy shit if that price holds until the end of august i will literally have a 100% chance of going

    Houk the Namebringer on
  • Options
    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    ooh, yeah, this is not the same qantas page i had been looking at previously, prices are much lower.

    ok, what city is it that I should be flying into for byron bay?

    Mysst on
    ikbUJdU.jpg
  • Options
    LorahaloLorahalo Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Brisbane. Not a very big drive down from here.

    Lorahalo on
    I have a podcast about Digimon called the Digital Moncast, on Audio Entropy.
  • Options
    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    goddamn flight prices skyrocket when your summer hits

    what is with all the goddamn cold people

    Mysst on
    ikbUJdU.jpg
  • Options
    Blake TBlake T Do you have enemies then? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    We like summer?

    Blake T on
  • Options
    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    like to charge for it, more like

    Mysst on
    ikbUJdU.jpg
  • Options
    DhalphirDhalphir don't you open that trapdoor you're a fool if you dareRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    if i was advising people to come to australia for a holiday i would not be advising them to come in summer, to be honest

    unless your climate is already this hot, its just too hot

    March/April or September/October/November are much better times.

    Dhalphir on
  • Options
    FlayFlay Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Mornin'.

    Pendulum remixed the ABC News theme.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iysSJ51sRc

    Flay on
  • Options
    The Black HunterThe Black Hunter The key is a minimum of compromise, and a simple, unimpeachable reason to existRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    John Kerry works out to that

    One day someone will give him precisely too much bullshit and he'll tear his shirt off and a boombox implanted in his chest will play that as he destroys them

    The Black Hunter on
  • Options
    WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    australia

    more like

    place with nice people I am going to meet most likely!!

    take that, australia!

    Wimble on
    4SMZq.jpg
  • Options
    The Black HunterThe Black Hunter The key is a minimum of compromise, and a simple, unimpeachable reason to existRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Nice as in

    will mercilessly make fun of you

    but are actually your friends

    The Black Hunter on
  • Options
    WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    if anyone is mean to me I will just pack my bags and go home

    even if it happens instantly as I arrive

    I have a weak heart

    Wimble on
    4SMZq.jpg
  • Options
    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Wimble we tend to rip on our friends merciliessly and ceaselessly.

    But we do it because we love them. The more your mates rip on you, the more they care about you.

    So really, you should only get upset if everybody is super nice to you all the time.

    Donovan Puppyfucker on
  • Options
    WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    okay then if anyone is nice to me I will pack my bags and go home

    if someone greets me when I arrive, I am out of there

    Wimble on
    4SMZq.jpg
  • Options
    AirAir Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    the true test of friendship is making you buy all the beer and then not letting you join the party

    Air on
    darjeelingshortsig95.jpg
  • Options
    WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I'd still be friends with you

    I'd anonymously call the cops and say one of you was a minor, though

    Wimble on
    4SMZq.jpg
  • Options
    GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Please Wimble, this is Australia

    The cops would only join in as long as we're awesome

    And we are always awesome

    Gatsby on
  • Options
    WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    oh yeah? Well, then I will burn you all alive and eat your ashes

    the ultimate party prank!

    Wimble on
    4SMZq.jpg
  • Options
    GatsbyGatsby Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Jokes on you! I'll eat some asbestos so when you eat me you'll die!

    Ha!

    Gatsby on
  • Options
    #pipe#pipe Cocky Stride, Musky odours Pope of Chili TownRegistered User regular
    edited May 2010
    Speaking of news themes, I was watching Cool Hand Luke a week or so back and it got to 1:33 of this video and I nearly lost my shit

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9CH82U-7cQ

    #pipe on
  • Options
    noobertnoobert Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I had the most fucked up dream last night

    For some reason it featured blake and wimble.

    What. The Fuck.

    noobert on
  • Options
    WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    what did we do to you

    or each other

    Wimble on
    4SMZq.jpg
  • Options
    noobertnoobert Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    We were at an airport.

    Blake looked like he actually does and wimble, you looked like a cute green lizard thing.

    noobert on
  • Options
    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    what

    Vivixenne on
    XBOX: NOVADELPHINI | DISCORD: NOVADELPHINI #7387 | TWITTER
  • Options
    WimbleWimble Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    everyone is going to hate me when I show up to auspax a human being

    gonna be a huge mistake to attend clearly!

    Wimble on
    4SMZq.jpg
  • Options
    noobertnoobert Registered User regular
    edited May 2010
    I have no idea what was going on at that airport.

    I'm hoping it was man love tbh.

    noobert on
This discussion has been closed.