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2017 Pre Pax Drinkies - Done for another year

feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
edited October 26 in PAX Australia
It is upon us.. Excitable?, twitching?, dreading queues?

What you need to know::

Who If you read this you are invited.
Where : Transport at Federation Square
When: 7:00 pm, Thursday 26th October but check twitter, we will tweet where we go.
Map: Heres a map
Twitter: #paxbeer so you can find us as the night progresses.
  • Traditionally this has been a very safe and friendly meet up of a bunch of like minded peeps.
  • Gamers of all walks of life having a brewski or two and just hanging out.
  • Come on down and meet some people if you're on your own at Pax this year!
  • Its super weird when you see them wandering round looking lost a day or two later.
  • Just look for the nerdy T-shirts. badges, handheld games and beards.

Itinerary:
7:00 - 8:30 - Transport (Fed Square) as its nice and central to public transport.
8:30 - An unnamed drinking establishment, let the peeps decide.
9:30 - bartronica !!! it is awesome you will love it.

All welcome, post here and let us know if you are coming.

Cheers, Feral.

(We did this last year, the year before and the year before and the year before...)

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  • Dark KingDark King Registered User regular
    I'll be there.

    feralmaster
  • UseR2006UseR2006 MelbourneRegistered User regular
    I was late last time and missed everyone mostly, So this year I'm planning on going so long as work doesn't roster me on that day... XD

    "I know you've been online. I know you've seen the memes. There are lots of people that don't have that voice, that makes them ask themselves if what they make is shit or not." WuTl0qM.png
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  • TheHairyGamerTheHairyGamer Registered User regular
    I went last year for the first time and loved it. Kept bumping in to others I met. Definitely going this year as well

    feralmaster
  • tomandjebinspacetomandjebinspace Registered User regular
    I'll be there too!

    feralmaster
  • David23David23 Registered User new member
    Random suggestion, but the 26th is the day Thor Ragnarok comes out. If anyone cares to, want to try and catch a showing after drinks?

  • TheHairyGamerTheHairyGamer Registered User regular
    David23 wrote: »
    Random suggestion, but the 26th is the day Thor Ragnarok comes out. If anyone cares to, want to try and catch a showing after drinks?

    Personally I won't already have plans to see it but others might. Though they might not want to plan it. Just see how everyone feels on the night. Might split in to 2 groups or something

  • feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
    Great news! Looking forward to catching up with everybody again!

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  • mizhannimizhanni Registered User new member
    Sounds great.
    I'm coming for the first time and shall be solo- so hopefully I'll be able to fly in early enough to come along and meet some peoples!

    TheHairyGamerferalmaster
  • UseR2006UseR2006 MelbourneRegistered User regular
    All indications seem to be that i'll be available for the entire thing this time around!

    "I know you've been online. I know you've seen the memes. There are lots of people that don't have that voice, that makes them ask themselves if what they make is shit or not." WuTl0qM.png
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    TheHairyGamerferalmaster
  • F10F10 Registered User new member
    This sounds fun! I'll most likely swing by if flights work out!

    "I assure you, I did my calculations but boy, I sure am bad at math"
    feralmaster
  • WL_OoiWL_Ooi Registered User new member
    This will be my first time going to PAX and I'm flying solo. Looking forward to meet some people.

    TheHairyGamerferalmasterUseR2006F10
  • feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
    edited October 4
    Nice one, the more the merrier. Really surprising how quick this has swung round again. After 5 years my wife is now conditioned to understand and accept my 4 night absence once a year.

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  • UseR2006UseR2006 MelbourneRegistered User regular
    I confirmed with work tonight that I will indeed be free after 5pm for Pre-Pax shenanigans!
    Seriously looking forward to meeting you lot and others!

    "I know you've been online. I know you've seen the memes. There are lots of people that don't have that voice, that makes them ask themselves if what they make is shit or not." WuTl0qM.png
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    TheHairyGamer
  • AuzziePythonAuzziePython Registered User new member
    yeah i should be able to join as well.

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  • sorce_battlemagesorce_battlemage SingaporeRegistered User new member
    Also first time going to PAX - so going to try to get along to this. :)

  • shelljumpshelljump Registered User regular
    Hey all!

    I'll definitely be there. Sounds like a great way to meet some new people :)

    TheHairyGamer
  • TheHairyGamerTheHairyGamer Registered User regular
    Glad to see a lot of new people coming this year, get to meet more awesome people :biggrin:

    UseR2006
  • feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
    Yeah, it's great, really good to see new interest.

    Given view stats only a small proportion of pax attendees actually check out the forums.

    I should go through the last 4 years threads and chuck out some mentions to previous units, unless of course any of you repeat offenders want a job.. *nudge *nudge

    Technically it would be feasible to write a script.. (That's a challenge).

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  • chunky04chunky04 Registered User regular
    I've been to a couple PAXes but have only ever played boardgames with friends on the Thursday night before - considering coming along to this and maybe trying to get some karaoke going later in the evening.

  • UseR2006UseR2006 MelbourneRegistered User regular
    @feralmaster Is it ok If I bring along a friend whose not on the forums but will also be attending PAX Aus?

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  • SuperRoachSuperRoach BallaratRegistered User regular
    @User2006 should be more than fine. We have in the past.
    Recommendations for a bar at some point by the way that's new: https://www.ggezbar.com/

    It's a video game sports bar that opened in the last month. I'm not sure about you guys but the drinks at bartronica were a bit of a dampener, and I'm still sad they turned off the arcade mid spree for.... Fuzzypredator?

    I should be in! My fave one was my first one I think, we seemed to have 30+ people bar walking the southbank river? Was crazy(good)

  • TheHairyGamerTheHairyGamer Registered User regular
    chunky04 wrote: »
    I've been to a couple PAXes but have only ever played boardgames with friends on the Thursday night before - considering coming along to this and maybe trying to get some karaoke going later in the evening.

    Get enough drinks in me you won't be able to stop me from singing lol

  • feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
    I'll give the singing a miss, thanks for the suggestion @SuperRoach

    @UseR2006 there are no specified prerequisites other than possibly an active interest in socialising..

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  • PlasmanPlasman Registered User new member
    Sounds good!

  • tomandjebinspacetomandjebinspace Registered User regular
    SuperRoach wrote: »
    @User2006 should be more than fine. We have in the past.
    Recommendations for a bar at some point by the way that's new: https://www.ggezbar.com/

    It's a video game sports bar that opened in the last month. I'm not sure about you guys but the drinks at bartronica were a bit of a dampener, and I'm still sad they turned off the arcade mid spree for.... Fuzzypredator?

    I should be in! My fave one was my first one I think, we seemed to have 30+ people bar walking the southbank river? Was crazy(good)

    There are so many gaming bars now. Depends how far out you want to head and what atmosphere you're looking for.

    Here's a little list (not everything that's around by far!):
    Bartronica (http://www.bartronica.com/) is an arcade style bar
    GGEZ (https://www.ggezbar.com/) is an ESports bar
    Pinball Paradise (http://pinballparadise.com.au/) is a pinball and whisky bar
    Bar SK (http://barsk.com.au/) is a bar/exhibition space in Collingwood
    VArcade (http://varcade.com.au/) is a VR space in Brunswick
    Alchemists Refuge in Games Lab (http://www.alchemistsrefuge.com.au/) is more a chill boardgames space
    And Queen of Spades (http://queenofspadesbar.com/) is a boardgame cafe/lounge but they've just opened up so I don't know much about them.

    But there's places like Holey Moley (http://www.holeymoley.com.au) if you want something a bit different or places like Asian Beer Cafe (http://asianbeercafe.com.au) if you just want a pub.
    Again, depends on what kind of night y'all want :biggrin:

    feralmasterSuperRoach
  • feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
    Thanks for the list, really helpful. @tomandjebinspace

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  • feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
    GG Easy may be worth a look, good proximity. We did do the Asian beer cafe one year, don't remember a heck of a lot about that one though. Such a pity the Beta Bar moved to Glenferrie.

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  • feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
    @FuzzyPredator is very quiet this year...\

    posted by a carbon flavoured beer based life form
  • tomandjebinspacetomandjebinspace Registered User regular
    So... GGEZ is closed on Thursday for a private function.
    If that's not us then we gotta go elsewhere :bigfrown:

  • SuperRoachSuperRoach BallaratRegistered User regular
    edited October 23
    @tomandjebinspace I loved the list you wrote above! I came in here to say that yeah they are closed (ggez) for #paxbeers so thats out.

    SuperRoach on
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  • tomandjebinspacetomandjebinspace Registered User regular
    edited October 24
    This place has boardgames, food, drinks and also does Karaoke!
    http://mbgcafe.com.au
    :D

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  • TheHairyGamerTheHairyGamer Registered User regular
    This place has boardgames, food, drinks and also does Karaoke!
    http://mbgcafe.com.au
    :D

    Does look like a cool place but not a lot of drinks variety

  • tomandjebinspacetomandjebinspace Registered User regular
    Oh wow yeah there are literally only 4 options. I thought the bubble tea was bubble cocktails, not just tea... :confused:

  • feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
    At any rate, fed square is a good place to meet up, if the crowd is small, makes it easier to crawl.

    posted by a carbon flavoured beer based life form
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  • SuperRoachSuperRoach BallaratRegistered User regular
    Anyone care to share previous stories? Might be helpful for previous attendees to let people coming for the first time what to expect. In short, a fun, casual walk around to one or a few places. I think my fondest one may have been the first PAX in exhibition centre? We had a big group and stopped off at multiple places like EB games and other ones and it was pretty natural (and lastest well until 4am which was crazy long)

    feralmaster
  • feralmasterferalmaster melbourneRegistered User regular
    SuperRoach wrote: »
    Anyone care to share previous stories? Might be helpful for previous attendees to let people coming for the first time what to expect. In short, a fun, casual walk around to one or a few places. I think my fondest one may have been the first PAX in exhibition centre? We had a big group and stopped off at multiple places like EB games and other ones and it was pretty natural (and lastest well until 4am which was crazy long)

    Yes I learnt my lesson from that one, didn't surface until midday on the Friday, at least there was no queue to get in.

    There was the year, possibly the first where we went to the little red pocket on little Collins st, it had tables outside and was super chilled had some great convos with gamer IT dudes.

    There was one year a guy brought along his android VR app he was developing to get feedback, that was cool.

    I remember a DOTA vs LOL discussion; meeting some exhibitors, recognising some enforcers and my first time at bartronica and thinking how cool is this I am definitely bringing people here.

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  • TheHairyGamerTheHairyGamer Registered User regular
    I have only been to one pre=pax drinks with this group and that was last year. Was very relaxed, all met at Transport, managed to find the group by spotting a pax shirt, had a couple of drinks before we headed off to Bartronica. It was busy in there, caused a couple of people to leave early cause of the crowd but the rest of us that stayed sat mainly outside occasionally going in for a drink or a game. The talking continued and was great to just make friends. Very relaxed and we all have at least one thing in common so we tend to be able to find something to talk to everyone about.

  • mouseno4mouseno4 Registered User regular
    I went to last year's drinkies. Was good. Nothing spectacular but that is what PAX is for LOL! Besides, I am not really a drinker so I was a bit out of place.

    I am considering going to this year's too, but we will see.

    SuperRoach
  • SuperRoachSuperRoach BallaratRegistered User regular
    edited October 26
    Hey i get to post this image again! Here's what the transport bar looks like.
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    SuperRoach on
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  • QuickAndDirtyGamesQuickAndDirtyGames We make offensively fun party games Registered User regular
    I will probably stop by about 7:30 for a bit. Heading solo, but I'll bring my party/drinking game Quick And Dirty as it should be a decent icebreaker.

    - Jeff @ Quick And Dirty Games

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