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Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Thu Feb 26, 2009 6:46 am UTC

hi
anybody want to organise a meetup for around 13-24 April in Adealide, I have school holidays so any time of day should be ok
it will be probably right in rundle mall

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby TheKhakinator » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:02 am UTC

I suggest the 13th. Would like to be there : D

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Sun Apr 05, 2009 4:29 am UTC

the 13th it is, that's a monday for those of you who don't believe in calenders
I contacted about 11 others in the fora who seemed to be from adelaide

let's try planning what we will do now

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby TheKhakinator » Sun Apr 05, 2009 12:15 pm UTC

Have coffee anywhere but Gloria Jeans (they sponsor Family First Party, the evil freaks).

Sing eastery songs.

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby TheKhakinator » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:25 pm UTC

So at this stage it's just us.

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:10 am UTC

there's a problem with the monday, it just happens to be a public holiday
it means I can't catch a bus up there and most shops will be closed
want to move it to the tuesday?

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby TheKhakinator » Wed Apr 08, 2009 7:59 am UTC

Oops lol.

Yeah Tuesday works.

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Wed Apr 08, 2009 9:56 am UTC

I can be in the city a bit after 10 am (then we can wait for people till say, 10:30)
do you want to just meet at the balls or somewhere else?
and we'll need a way of identifying ourselves

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby TheKhakinator » Thu Apr 09, 2009 12:57 pm UTC

Anyone going should meet at the mall's balls, with earphones, but only the right ear in. And then you just go up to them (don't be shy! Seriously, I've met people in similar I-don't-know-what-they-look-like situations and I approached the wrong guy and he's just like Oh hey btw can I borrow your phone and I let him and then he gave it back and he left and it wasn't awkward at all) and say "Yo, xkcd?" and yeah.

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby TheKhakinator » Sun Apr 12, 2009 2:03 pm UTC

Shit, I can't make Tuesday anymore :( Band practice came up ;_;

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Mon Apr 13, 2009 2:57 am UTC

might have to be wednesday or monday next week then

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby TheKhakinator » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:32 pm UTC

Monday next week then? We might as well wait otherwise it's just going to be us. What I want to know is why there are NO other people from Adelaide involved. :(

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:41 pm UTC

the lastest it can be is friday next week, then I am back at school, and it would only be able to be an hour or two after school

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby TheKhakinator » Tue Apr 21, 2009 10:11 am UTC

Sigh. I just don't think there's enough XKCD fans in Adelaide to pull this off. My last ditch suggestion would be to put it on Thursday and make it into a Facebook event.

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Wed Apr 22, 2009 3:25 am UTC

we don't need a big meetup just for the sake of a big meetup
we can always have another one, maybe we should just try a small one and plan ahead for another one

if you do want to meet up tomorrow, I need to know in the morning, early

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:07 am UTC

I have school holidays again, let's see if we can resurrect this
I am free July 6-17
let's say we meet Wednesday the 8th of July 10am at the malls balls with the 'right ear bud' identification again

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby Metaphorphosis » Sun Jun 28, 2009 5:41 am UTC

well, why don't we do it at AVCon or something? i mean, chances are, if you're here you'd be going anyway....

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Thu Jul 02, 2009 7:38 am UTC

I've never been to Avcon (just heard of it a few months ago actually) and wasn't thinking of going

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:51 am UTC

we need to actually do this
is sometime early in December possible?

P.S. I hope people subscribed to this topic

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby Ouch.jars » Mon Mar 15, 2010 11:28 am UTC

My friend who posts on here and I want to meet up too. We can try this again. I should be fine with most times Saturday or Sunday, and with school holidays coming up in a few weeks I will be available weekdays too. What dates are good for everyone else?
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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby lunchtime.samurai » Mon Mar 15, 2010 12:07 pm UTC

I *can't* do holiday weekdays, but most weekends will be fine. think the right earbud thing might be a bit hard to spot. How about earbuds that dangle into thin air?
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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby quietus » Sun Mar 21, 2010 4:26 pm UTC

id be up for it, in case your interested theres an adelaide twitter meet up as well #atub on twitter.

mainly posted to subscribe.

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Re: Adelaide, Snakeville rendezvous

Postby lunchtime.samurai » Tue Mar 23, 2010 2:19 pm UTC

I should be able to get into the city some weekends, but not until after the holidays.
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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Thu Apr 22, 2010 2:42 pm UTC

I can give an Adelaide meetup the air of respectability it needs, and I can probably convince Pez that it's worth his time, but only if it's not going to be a bunch of 13 year olds. I'm sure you're all perfectly decent chaps, but this whole thing simply screams "why don't you take a seat"
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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby lunchtime.samurai » Tue May 25, 2010 9:04 am UTC

Is it possible to make that last post even more condescending? A prize to all that can.
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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby Pez Dispens3r » Thu Jun 17, 2010 10:32 am UTC

Dude, it's mother-fucking TMT. Show some respect.

On that note, I think I can be on board for this beastie: name a time and place.
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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:15 am UTC

Pez Dispens3r wrote:Dude, it's mother-fucking TMT. Show some respect.

On that note, I think I can be on board for this beastie: name a time and place.

Well I will be at AvCon this year (july 24-25), so what do people think about this?

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby Pez Dispens3r » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:24 am UTC

Still tickets for that business? A casual romp around the park, or catch-up in a reputable establishment, would be more my cup of tea.
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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby Lioness » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:45 am UTC

This has gotta be the most people from Adelaide I've seen on one forum. Sweet

I'm not planning on going to AVcon, but it's school holidays coming up, and I don't want to be studying the whole time. I'm open to suggestions

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:07 pm UTC

Pez Dispens3r wrote:Still tickets for that business? A casual romp around the park, or catch-up in a reputable establishment, would be more my cup of tea.

I would agree with you there, but it was a suggestion last year (has it really been that long since I made this thread?).

Lioness wrote:This has gotta be the most people from Adelaide I've seen on one forum. Sweet

I'm not planning on going to AVcon, but it's school holidays coming up, and I don't want to be studying the whole time. I'm open to suggestions

I would think most people in Adelaide on this forum would have given up looking in the meetup thread a while ago.

I am open for most times (uni really does help with free time), but the next two weeks are exams for me.

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby Lioness » Thu Jun 17, 2010 12:26 pm UTC

keeperofdakeys wrote:but the next two weeks are exams for me.


Likewise.
After that, I have nothing on but work. And I can ask for days off if I know 2 weeks in advance.

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:20 pm UTC

Name a time and place and I'll do my level best to acquiesce to your wish.
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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby <nyssa> » Sat Jun 19, 2010 7:52 am UTC

Another Adelaidian reporting in. My last exam is the 28th of June, if that helps. And I agree with Pez re the park or the reputable establishment idea. Probably moreso the reputable establishment, seeing as we're coming into winter.

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby Pez Dispens3r » Sun Jun 20, 2010 12:35 pm UTC

Well, to keep the ball rolling, I propose we set the 29th of June as the date for our meetup. If that doesn't work for someone we can push it back. There seems to be a few of us interested so this could be quite good.

As to what we should do, I was thinking we should meet in Big Star on Rundle Street, if it's still in business, and go somewhere for coffee, lunch, or drinks. It shouldn't be hard finding each other. Thesaurus is both punctual and easily recognizable (he is tall enough, if nothing else), and we could do something like have one hand in a pocket and the other balled into a fist. You know, something casual but distinctive.

Wherever we go we'd want somewhere with seating for a large-ish group of people that isn't too busy. Brunelli's Cafe -- which used to be Cafe Buongiorno -- would be able to seat us all, and we could share pizzas. Kanoodles is cheaper but is always busy and has minimal seating. Cibos not only serves the best coffee in Adelaide, but it also has large tables upstairs to suit a group of people. Drinks are probably out, considering some of us may be under-aged, and Thesaurus has a membership with the Temperance Union, but the Ex is right there if we were in the mood. And, after, if we had time to kill, I think a visit to the museum would be suitably xkcdian.

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby The Mighty Thesaurus » Sun Jun 20, 2010 1:42 pm UTC

I can dig it.
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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby Lioness » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:07 pm UTC

It would depend on time...I've got an English exam at 1pm that day, and I'mma be spending the whole morning reading-revising. That finishes at 4, and I have a dance lessons at 6. I might be able to pop by, but a later date would be preferable.

Thankfully, the English exam is my last one. So I could possibly make something on the thursday or the friday. Thursday would have to be a morning thing though, because formal/formal preparation will be in the afternoon.

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby Pez Dispens3r » Sun Jun 20, 2010 2:12 pm UTC

Okay, so how does Friday or Thursday morning work for everyone else? That is, of the first/second July.
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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby keeperofdakeys » Mon Jun 21, 2010 3:52 am UTC

Pez Dispens3r wrote:Okay, so how does Friday or Thursday morning work for everyone else? That is, of the first/second July.

That would work quite well (although I strongly prefer during the day due to transport issues).

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby <nyssa> » Mon Jun 21, 2010 7:47 am UTC

I can do Thursday or Friday, I'm free for all of both days. Also pizza sounds good, unless its around morning tea time, in which case coffee and cake are equally as nice :).

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Re: Adelaide, Australia Meetup

Postby abrenecki » Mon Jun 21, 2010 9:50 am UTC

Hey, I only just got keeperofdakeys' PM today.
Flinders Uni holidays are the 5th to the 23rd*, and I have an exam on the 2nd (the deceptively named Fundamentals of Computing, which is actually an intro CS course and not a "how-to-use-Word" course, much a few of my fellow students' dismay), so that counts me out sadly :(
*I also wouldn't be able to come on weekends due to a scuba diving course, if a meeting were to happen during the hols.
But I'm definitely interested if another one were to happen down the track. *subscribes to reply notifications*


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