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[EUR] Continental Europe!

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2012 6:06 pm UTC
by thalia
I'm located in the Poland and Norway-areas, depending on university. Anyone else close by who have thought, on occasion, that meeting other XKCDers might not be terrible (but actually kind of fun)?

- Jenny

The continuously updated LIST OF EUROPEANS:

    thalia (Norway/Poland)
    Luge (Norway)
    Jesse (England!)
    gordo (Netherlands)
    SlyReaper (England)
    Rium (Central Europe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe])
    AngrySquirrel (Norway/der ingen skulle tru at nokon kunne bu)
    J+ (Netherlands)
    Zarq (Belgium, the Dutch-speaking part)
    Diemo (Ireland)
    Coin (Uppsala, Sweden)
    boXd (Netherlands)

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:50 pm UTC
by Luge
Norway- Stavanger.

Mostly. London when I'm not.

L.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:51 am UTC
by Jesse
I stayed with another xkcd-er when I was in Norway, and it was awesome. Why didn't other people come visit me? I now choose to take this as an intentional slight against me.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 6:20 pm UTC
by thalia
Yay, two whole posts!

Come on, there must be more Europeans out here.

Jesse, come back, we'll arrange something. :P

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Tue Oct 09, 2012 11:32 pm UTC
by Jesse
I'm trying to make that happen, actually, but I'm very in demand globally.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 4:45 am UTC
by The Mighty Thesaurus
Australia must and will host Jesse. That way, we'll never be dictated to again.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 6:04 am UTC
by thalia
I wish I was in demand globally. I could be exported.

No, but seriously. If anyone else is viewing this topic and thinking should I/shouldn't I, remember that you aren't committing to anything simply by making your presence known.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 2:27 pm UTC
by gordo
thalia wrote:No, but seriously. If anyone else is viewing this topic and thinking should I/shouldn't I, remember that you aren't committing to anything simply by making your presence known.


You convinced me. After a long time, I finally registered -- solely for the purpose of making my presence known.
I'm Dutch, but work makes me high in demand across Europe, and occasionally across large bodies of water.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:19 pm UTC
by thalia
Great! Nice to meet you ish, I've met Dutchmen off the internet before, and they have been really cool.

Europeans so far:

thalia (Norway/Poland)
Luge (Norway)
Jesse (England?)
gordo (Holland)

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:32 pm UTC
by gordo
The pleasure is all mine!
The Dutch are everywhere, and go everywhere.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:34 pm UTC
by SlyReaper
I hail from the land of Eng, and will happily use an xkcd meetup as a pretext to visit somewhere I've never been before. Which is pretty much all of Europe that isn't France or Spain.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Thu Oct 11, 2012 11:03 am UTC
by Jesse
I am most definitely English, as evidenced in these hand YouTube videos:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL ... e=view_all

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 1:43 am UTC
by Rium
I’m in central europe.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:19 am UTC
by thalia
Revised list, because we are GROWING. Yes!

thalia wrote:Europeans so far:

thalia (Norway/Poland)
Luge (Norway)
Jesse (England!)
gordo (Holland)
SlyReaper (England)
Rium (Central Europe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe])

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:12 pm UTC
by Jesse
I am pleased that I get the exclamation mark. Truly, I am great.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 1:16 pm UTC
by AngrySquirrel
I have hangups about outright stating my location, especially specifics, but I suppose stating that I'm in Norway and will probably make at least an attempt to make it to any European meetups won't get me hunted down by a psychotic lunatic.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:03 pm UTC
by thalia
Great, AngrySquirrel. Now if you'll just give me your personal identification number and bank account information...

I jest. But Norway is "representing", as the cool kids say :D

thalia wrote:Europeans so far:

thalia (Norway/Poland)
Luge (Norway)
Jesse (England!)
gordo (Holland)
SlyReaper (England)
Rium (Central Europe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe])
AngrySquirrel (Norway/der ingen skulle tru at nokon kunne bu)

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 8:41 am UTC
by Jplus
Netherlands here, and I'm interested too.

Europeans so far:

thalia (Norway/Poland)
Luge (Norway)
Jesse (England!)
gordo (Netherlands)
SlyReaper (England)
Rium (Central Europe [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Europe])
AngrySquirrel (Norway/der ingen skulle tru at nokon kunne bu)
J+ (Netherlands)

(FTFY, gordo ;) )

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 8:15 am UTC
by gordo
I have given up trying to explain the difference between Holland and The Netherlands a long time ago...

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 5:16 am UTC
by thalia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holland

Hey, turns out I can learn the difference from a wikipedia article. Guess you're excused from the tedious job of "explaining" it forever. :wink:

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 12:18 pm UTC
by gordo
Holland is a region in the western part of the Netherlands. The term Holland is also frequently used as a pars pro toto to refer to the whole of the Netherlands. This usage is generally accepted but disliked by part of the Dutch population, especially in the other parts of the Netherlands.


I should just print this out an carry it with me, for when I meet people from abroad.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 7:08 pm UTC
by Zarq
Belgium here, the Dutch speaking part.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:44 pm UTC
by thalia
Alrighty, you are added to the ever-growing list =)

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Fri Oct 26, 2012 11:08 pm UTC
by Rium
Okay, so I averaged my best guesses at your coordinates, weighted by handsomeness: link

Spoiler:
In all seriousness, though, I did compute the average, assuming thalia is in Norway. I kinda hoped it would be somewhere near Faid, but … it’s not.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 7:57 am UTC
by thalia
Wow, cool. That's a great idea. Maybe we could go for the nearest harbour? Hmm. Do it again with maybe my location as Krakow, Poland? I'm here for a good few months still! Maybe something will change.

Are you in the UK then, Rium?

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:51 pm UTC
by Diemo
Im in Ireland. With enough advance notice Ryanair does cheap flights everywhere, so I could be persuaded to meet elsewhere :)

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 2:59 pm UTC
by thalia
You are also added. :)

What's everyone's story, then? I wouldn't want to go ahead and meet a bunch of strangers, after all. Be nice to know each other a little beforehand.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 3:20 pm UTC
by Rium
thalia wrote:Are you in the UK then, Rium?
No, I was just making a bad joke about Jesse’s handsomeness.

If I did the math correctly, thalia being in Krakow means that our center of mass should be in the Netherlands. :) I forgot to include Diemo, though.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:47 pm UTC
by gordo
Rium wrote:If I did the math correctly, thalia being in Krakow means that our center of mass should be in the Netherlands. :) I forgot to include Diemo, though.

We would have to wait for low tide then.

I'm guessing that including Diemo would move the average a bit west, so still in The Netherlands...? I'm hoping for dry land.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 12:31 am UTC
by Jesse
I am super handsome. Quick, someone date me!

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 8:21 am UTC
by thalia
Oohh, a secret forum. Can I come in?

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:38 am UTC
by Jesse
You're in.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 3:28 pm UTC
by Coin
I'm in Uppsala, Sweden and a veteran of several meet-ups in the UK.
Add me! =)

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Wed Nov 07, 2012 5:06 pm UTC
by thalia
Coin wrote:I'm in Uppsala, Sweden and a veteran of several meet-ups in the UK.
Add me! =)


Added!:) I'm part Swedish actually! It's why I have three first names...

Anyway, should we slowly begin talking about what time would be good and/or feasible for people? I'm pretty flexible with my time next summer as I'll be between uni and what I hope is a job.. so I'm going to take some time for me. :)

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:21 pm UTC
by Rium
I don’t have plans for summer yet, so I’m probably fine with whatever date you guys choose.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 2:09 pm UTC
by AngrySquirrel
Ye, I'm probably fine with whenever as long as I have warning very far in advance (3 months at minimum) so I can save up money/get free from work.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Fri Nov 09, 2012 3:06 pm UTC
by SlyReaper
I can't do 16th to 18th August or 24th to 26th May. Other than that, I'm totally free in summer.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:05 pm UTC
by thalia
How long's your summer holiday last, then? All of ye. :)

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:03 pm UTC
by Jesse
I don't get one, on account of actually working. But if people make a date I might be able to do it.

Re: Europe..?

Posted: Sun Nov 11, 2012 9:40 pm UTC
by Diemo
Jesse wrote:I don't get one, on account of actually working. But if people make a date I might be able to do it.