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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:09 pm UTC
by Robin S
I can't do Wednesday after about 7, but should otherwise be more-or-less free.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:15 pm UTC
by bigglesworth
How about Thurs evening then? London has lots of good vegetarian restaurants I hear, and I've been meaning to try one some time.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 12:40 pm UTC
by Zohar
That sounds great, but there's a chance my trip will be delayed by a week or so... I'll know on Sunday, hopefully, or Monday at the latest. I mean, I guess you can meet up anyway :)

BTW, do you know of a store in London where I might be able to buy fancy shoes, not from leather (fake leather is fine), and in big sizes? I'm about size 13 UK (47-48 European). I mean something I might want to wear with a suit.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 3:09 pm UTC
by Angua
Clarks does good shoes (and I'm pretty sure they have a lot of non-leather stuff, but to be honest I don't really pay attention). Not sure how large they go with men's sizes, but they are quite a common chain and the people there would know where else to direct you.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Fri Mar 14, 2014 4:41 pm UTC
by Robin S
bigglesworth wrote:London has lots of good vegetarian restaurants I hear, and I've been meaning to try one some time.
It does indeed.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2014 6:47 pm UTC
by bigglesworth
Zohar wrote:That sounds great, but there's a chance my trip will be delayed by a week or so... I'll know on Sunday, hopefully, or Monday at the latest.
I think I will be similarly available the next week, so just let us know :)

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Sun Mar 16, 2014 7:54 pm UTC
by Zohar
Well, trip's been postponed, don't know exactly when (or actually if) it will happen. I'll let you know if I have any updates.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Thu Mar 27, 2014 6:12 pm UTC
by Zohar
Aaaaand it's back. I'll be there from this coming Sunday until Thursday. I'm not actually sure how much free time I'll have, work is pressuring me to do stuff in my free time as well, but I'd love to meet some people at some point. I'm not sure on the flights yet, I'm in the booking process.

Re: [Zakdor] London - Home ah Literature, Time, & de Black D

Posted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 9:17 pm UTC
by Felstaff
I can see you this evening about 7pm. We can go to the Wagamamas on Fleet Street before retiring to Ye Olde Cheshire Cheese afterwards for a gin and tonic.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 5:33 pm UTC
by bigglesworth
Current plan is to go for a curry at about 8.15 at Marble Arch.

[UK] London XKCD IRC Meet-up, Saturday 26th April!

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:26 pm UTC
by betafrogg
Hi all,

IRC #xkcd meet up has been organised on Saturday the 26th of April, with some #geohashing possibly attending, full details to follow ^_^

Edit:

Full Details can be found on http://wiki.xkcd.com/irc/Meetup_London_2014, please edit the wiki fi you are interested in joining us.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:29 pm UTC
by Angua
Following up on this, the link to the irc wiki about the meetup -
http://wiki.xkcd.com/irc/Meetup_London_2014

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:53 pm UTC
by betafrogg
Angua wrote:Following up on this, the link to the irc wiki about the meetup -
http://wiki.xkcd.com/irc/Meetup_London_2014


Thanks for the link post, Angua!

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Sun Apr 06, 2014 12:56 pm UTC
by Angua
No problem. Sadly, I can't make it in the 26th because I have to go to Cambridge for a pool match :(

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Mon Apr 07, 2014 9:25 am UTC
by Felstaff
She already owns one pool, she just wants a pair of identical ones.

For synchronised swimming purposes.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:55 pm UTC
by Zohar
Oh hey you guys wrote stuff.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:00 pm UTC
by orthogon
I'm going to the Collider exhibition at the Science Museum on Saturday at 2pm. If anyone wants to meet there, PM me.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Wed Apr 23, 2014 5:01 pm UTC
by Red Hal
You never know who you might bump into.

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I'll get my coat.

Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Posted: Wed May 07, 2014 3:55 pm UTC
by Felstaff
If anyone is in London and wants to come to Beer, Beat'em Ups & Karaoke at the Hoxton Pony, it starts in under one hour:

http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/waybackwe ... 1249679093

Hopefully I'll see people there. I'm wearing a navy blue short-sleeved shirt with a tiny yachts pattern on. I'll be near Streets of Rage II for most of the night.

Re-live the golden years with legendary Japanese Beat'em up games from the yesteryears on all four generation of SEGA consoles (Master System, Mega Drive, Saturn, Dreamcast).
Legendary brawlers include Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe, Final Fight, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Hyperstone Heist, Alien Storm, Comix Zone, Michael Jackson's Moonwalker, DJ Boy, Double Dragon and many more...
Sexy Bang & Olufsen, Sony Trinitron, LG, Philips CRT TVs and a 120" Projector screen Competition on FINAL FIGHT!
Retrogaming Prizes to give away 3-D gaming (80s styley!)
2-for-1 cocktails and selected food+drink offers until 9pm DJ
80s/90s KARAOKE on the MEGA-CD! and more...
Anime/Gaming Cosplayers are encouraged to attend

Re: [UK] London - Beer & Beat-'em-ups at the Hoxton Pony

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:48 am UTC
by Adacore
Oh, dammit! I actually was in London, for once, on the 7th, but I didn't see this until now :cry:

Re: [UK] London - Beer & Beat-'em-ups at the Hoxton Pony

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 8:23 am UTC
by roband
You into retro games in general Felstaff?

Re: [UK] London - Beer & Beat-'em-ups at the Hoxton Pony

Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 5:05 pm UTC
by Felstaff
Heckins yes. If the console has "bit" embossed anywhere on it, then I'm a fan. Although I'm an Amiga fan at heart. I have the highest Pac-Mania score in the Western Hemisphere.

Here's the photos of the evening. Here's a rather blurry one of me.

Re: [UK] London - Beer & Beat-'em-ups at the Hoxton Pony

Posted: Mon May 19, 2014 9:18 am UTC
by roband
Ah cool. I've been to quite a few events run by these guys - https://www.facebook.com/retroactiveuk - they have lots of the older consoles/games plus beer (which is more why I go).

The details for the next event (June 14th) are here: https://www.facebook.com/events/747068465313873

No idea if Leicester is your neck of the woods, but if you fancy it, pop along and I'll buy you a drink!

Re: [UK] London - Beer & Beat-'em-ups at the Hoxton Pony

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:07 am UTC
by Felstaff
Sadly Leicester (Moat Cailin) is kind of somewhere between King's Landing (London) and Winterfell (Middleham Castle, Yorkshire). I don't want to leave Fleabottom (Peckham), 'cause there are Lannisters (UKIP supporters) and Wildlings (SNP supporters) roaming the streets.

Re: [UK] London - Beer & Beat-'em-ups at the Hoxton Pony

Posted: Tue May 20, 2014 9:27 am UTC
by roband
Understood, I think.

Re: [UK] London - Beer & Beat-'em-ups at the Hoxton Pony

Posted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 5:34 am UTC
by PAstrychef
Anybody else here attending WorldCon? I will be in London from the 10th to the 19th.

Re: [UK] London - Lates at the Science Museum again

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 11:11 am UTC
by roband
Image

Anyone fancy it? I'm not a definite, by any means, but will be considering it.

Re: [UK] London - Beer & Beat-'em-ups at the Hoxton Pony

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:15 pm UTC
by bigglesworth
I fancy that, but depends what my GF's brother is doing while he's in the UK during that time.

Re: [UK] London - Beer & Beat-'em-ups at the Hoxton Pony

Posted: Thu Jul 03, 2014 12:38 pm UTC
by roband
My gf was jealous of me coming to the last one so, as it's the school holidays, I'll see be seeing if she's interested in coming to this one. If not, I'd still consider it.

Re: [UK] London - http://fourquartersbar.co.uk

Posted: Fri Jul 18, 2014 10:57 pm UTC
by roband
I'm on call that week :( I hadn't realised.