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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby Scythe » Thu Aug 28, 2008 3:04 am UTC

Count me in. I'll try to persuade my other half to come along also.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GhostWolfe » Thu Aug 28, 2008 4:21 am UTC

sweeeet, we haven't caught up in a while.

Also: we have a booking for midday, be at the Manor by noon!
I would like to be able to confirm numbers next week, so start PM'ing me already :P

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GhostWolfe » Tue Sep 02, 2008 10:30 pm UTC

All right slackers, the meetup is this weekend and right now I don't have enough confirmed RSPVs to hold our booking at the Manor. I'm going to need some more responses in the next say... 48 hours.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby WakkaWakka » Wed Sep 03, 2008 1:17 am UTC

Hi, What a perfect occasion to end my (very extended) lurking. Count me in. I look forward to meeting you all.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby raptor.fortress » Thu Sep 04, 2008 9:45 am UTC

Sigh...

Doesn't look like I'll be making it. Not in this lifetime.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GhostWolfe » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:05 am UTC

That's a shame, maybe next time?

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby WakkaWakka » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:34 pm UTC

OooKay, todays comic has freaked me out.

Pancakes and xkcd just altered its relationship with impeccable comedic timing to make the meet up weird / awesome.

PS: RSVP +1; My OH is coming along.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GrawSith » Sat Sep 06, 2008 6:23 am UTC

Awesome, awesome time. We'll have to do thisagain sometime.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby Rouse » Sat Sep 06, 2008 8:35 am UTC

How was it guys? :D

Whilst I've been lurking I read this thread but I've forgotten about it haha.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GrawSith » Sat Sep 06, 2008 10:48 am UTC

Just a few pics from the meetup (first few are a sketchy cos of iPhone cam and low light): http://grawsith.com/gallery/v/xkcd_meet/

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby raptor.fortress » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:00 am UTC

Looks like I missed a good one.

Maybe next time...
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby LL Cool J » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:05 pm UTC

I win at escaping photos!
I also win at not introducing myself to people. Whoops.
Had fun, though :D
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GhostWolfe » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:16 pm UTC

__jess wrote:I win at escaping photos!

Just you wait till I upload the photos I took :P

Also: doing this again +1

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby LL Cool J » Sun Sep 07, 2008 11:29 pm UTC

GhostWolfe wrote:
__jess wrote:I win at escaping photos!

Just you wait till I upload the photos I took :P

Also: doing this again +1

/angell


.....Damn. Oh well.
Does +1 mean that next time we eat pancakes, play pool and then go get tipsy and climb trees?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby PS_Mouse » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:40 am UTC

You going to upload the photos you took Jess?

As for the tipsyness for next time.
I think everyone there was over 18, so...
Perhaps...
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GhostWolfe » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:46 am UTC

Okay, this is us at the Pancake Manor (spoilered for size):
Spoiler:
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Gallery.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby LL Cool J » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:35 am UTC

If I had a beard, I would without a doubt be stroking it.
Not in regards to the drinking plan, though, I'd just stroke it. All the time.

Annnnnnyway. Pictures. They're huge:

Spoiler:
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GhostWolfe » Mon Sep 08, 2008 11:37 am UTC

Also: Darths and Droids. Check it out.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby PS_Mouse » Wed Sep 10, 2008 2:30 pm UTC

__jess wrote:If I had a beard, I would without a doubt be stroking it.
Not in regards to the drinking plan, though, I'd just stroke it. All the time.

This is occasionally a legitimate concern for me.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby WakkaWakka » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:45 am UTC

I am excited about the prospects of

-another meet up
-tipsyness
-beards
-beard stroking
-distracted beard stroking
-The Wheel of Brisbane
-being distracted by distracting beard stroking

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby LL Cool J » Fri Sep 12, 2008 12:59 am UTC

WakkaWakka wrote:I am excited about the prospects of

-another meet up
-tipsyness
-beards
-beard stroking
-distracted beard stroking
-The Wheel of Brisbane
-being distracted by distracting beard stroking


That thing costs $15 to ride. I was going to go on it one time when I was tipsy (my uni pub is at South Bank! Hurrah!) but I was broke there was no beard-stroking to be had, so I didn't.

Now if only South Bank had a rollercoaster...
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby raptor.fortress » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:55 am UTC

I was bored one day so I sat down and watched them building the wheel.

Lots of steel and cranes and frantic running around and calculations....












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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby LL Cool J » Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:58 am UTC

Heh. I walk past there every day when I'm at uni. I liked it when it was being built, but I'm a little sick of it now.
I got sick of it when the beard-stroking waned...
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby PS_Mouse » Fri Sep 12, 2008 8:56 am UTC

I too preferred the wheel when it still had a beard, had glasses and wore a fedora.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby LL Cool J » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:50 am UTC

Yep, the good old days. Noone remembers the way the wheel used to be... before it went all, like, mainstream, man.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby schumi_girl » Sun Sep 14, 2008 11:13 pm UTC

If there's going to be another meet up anytime soon, let me know?

I don't live in Brisbane [Toowoomba] but it's close enough that I can drive down.


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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby LL Cool J » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:50 am UTC

I'm from Caboolture :D
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby raptor.fortress » Mon Sep 15, 2008 6:53 am UTC

I've got the week starting with the 29th off from uni. I imagine other uni students also have something similar, I believe it coincides with the second week of school hollidays.

If others are interested we should definitely have a get together of sorts.



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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby schumi_girl » Mon Sep 15, 2008 7:18 am UTC

My holidays started today. [Apparently, I wasn't aware of it]

I have two weeks off.

But I never go to class, so a meet up whenever would be swell. I've never driven to Brisbane before, could be interesting.


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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby JayDee » Mon Sep 15, 2008 8:55 am UTC

raptor.fortress wrote:I've got the week starting with the 29th off from uni. I imagine other uni students also have something similar, I believe it coincides with the second week of school hollidays.

I have holidays then, which I am spending in various parts of Queensland. I'll be in Brisbane for a couple of days (pretty much that weekend around the 29th) and I'll tag along if you guys get up to anything while I'm there. Assuming the friends and family that I'll also be catching up with are cool, and stuff.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby raptor.fortress » Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:15 am UTC

schumi_girl wrote: I've never driven to Brisbane before, could be interesting.


I'm somewhat of a veteran of that drive. It is a rather interesting trip. I always seem to get stuck in army convoys though.





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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby PS_Mouse » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:16 am UTC

I and my beard approve of this proposal.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby LL Cool J » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:07 am UTC

I too have a week of holidays from the 29th.
I and my hypothetical beard endorse this idea.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby raptor.fortress » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:24 am UTC

I'd suggest a bit of a drinking romp around the city but seeing as you all seem to be coming from far away maybe we should make a day of something?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby schumi_girl » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:29 am UTC

I'm in.

Whatever it is, I'm in.


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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby LL Cool J » Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:45 am UTC

Travel isn't so bad :D
Is anyone U18? If so, we could always do something U18 accessible first (bowling? picnic? mini golf? arcade? more pancakes?) and have a few drinks after?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GhostWolfe » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:15 pm UTC

Okay, we have a new date for anyone who's available/willing.

SUNDAY, September 28

Venue to be announced.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 28th 2008

Postby raptor.fortress » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:30 am UTC

XKCDish list of things to do:

- Pancakes and pool (of course this has already been done)
- Drinks about the city.
- Botanical gardens picnic.
- Dreamworld (one day I'll get that chess photo...)
- Southbank / wheel of brisbane / movie.
- The Zoo.
- Laserforce/ skirmish
- The outdoors (...what a great livejournal entry)
- Bowling

Or a wacky combination of the above.

feel free to expand the list.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 28th 2008

Postby GhostWolfe » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:19 am UTC

My criteria are: something that will accommodate 10+ people, and won't be too crowded considering that the meetup weekend also happens to fall on school holidays.

I'm happy with a picnic, assuming there is a BBQ-friendly location that won't be overrun with rodents small children.

Dreamworld/zoo is a hella lot of travel and expense, so we should probably organise something like that well in advance and for a special occasion.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 28th 2008

Postby LL Cool J » Thu Sep 18, 2008 12:28 pm UTC

My vote goes towards picnic or something equally cheap/reliable/easy to organise. The old botanical gardens? I'll confess now it's the only park I've ever had a picnic in in the city. There are trees you can climb! No squirrels, though.
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