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Brisbane, Australia Meetup - Soon? Maybe?

Postby GhostWolfe » Fri Apr 11, 2008 1:16 pm UTC

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Original post by raptor.fortress wrote:Are there many other XKCDer's in Brisbane?

I've seen a good few Tshirts floating around UQ.

Who's interested in a get together?


This post originally by raptor.fortress. Poster-of-origin changed to facilitate title editing.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby watercracker » Mon Apr 28, 2008 4:57 am UTC

Hey! You go to UQ as well? My flatmates and I would be interested in meeting up. I haven't met anyone at UQ yet, or in Brisbane, who knows xkcd (besides my flatmates).. but then again maybe it's not something that comes up easily in casual conversation. When/where were you thinking?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby Scythe » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:12 am UTC

Brisbanite here. I'm sure there are a few of my mates that'd tag along.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby watercracker » Mon Apr 28, 2008 10:38 am UTC

Think the red room at UQ is a good idea? The RE, or somewhere in the city are also good. What works for people?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby jakka_of_86 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 2:29 am UTC

Hello. Another fellow Brisbanite here up for a meet-up.
Unfortunately, I have finished my time at UQ. However, I work in the city so can get out there easily enough.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby raptor.fortress » Mon May 05, 2008 3:56 am UTC

how are our schedules looking for the near future?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby watercracker » Mon May 05, 2008 6:16 am UTC

I live in St Lucia so I'm available more or less whenever. Should probably be up to the people who work, live far away etc. UQ, Toowong or the city if it works for people works for me as well.

That said, May is better than June for me. I'm in the last year of a degree and exams require a bit more work now.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby jakka_of_86 » Thu May 08, 2008 1:03 am UTC

I am up for a meet-up in St Lucia. It only takes me about 20 minutes to get there, as long as it is outside work hours (such as one night / over the week-end).
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby Ramikan » Mon May 19, 2008 11:24 am UTC

Hi all.

Im all up for a Brisbane meet up.

although keep it during the day.

Under 18 here =P
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GhostWolfe » Thu Jun 12, 2008 5:52 am UTC

I work in the city, so I'm all for a meetup in or around the city centre. Or we could make it a coffee thing in the city for the under-agers and head on out to the RE for drinks later?

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby raptor.fortress » Fri Jun 20, 2008 7:02 am UTC

oh hey there are other xkcder's in Brisbane.

Just finished uni exams so looking to get a little merry (tanked).
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby jakka_of_86 » Mon Jun 23, 2008 2:21 am UTC

Hey raptor.fortress, Hope your exams went well.
I also work in the city centre, so GhostWolfe's idea sounds good.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GrawSith » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:19 am UTC

Brisbane wooo! I'd love a meet-up in the city, is there some public holiday coming up?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby __jess » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:41 am UTC

Ooh! I'm in! I live north of Brisbane, but I go to uni at south bank and I'm pretty used to the travel. Count me in, so long as I can get around work!
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GhostWolfe » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:28 am UTC

Apart from show day* there are no more public holidays until Christmas :(

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*on which I have volunteered to work so I can have a different day off in leiu.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby DarthFeltTipPen » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:36 am UTC

Count me in! Let me know what day, I'll take it off...

I work in the Valley so even if we all just want to catch up for lunch in the city I'm cool for that as well...
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GhostWolfe » Thu Jul 24, 2008 12:38 am UTC

I think our best bet is to pick a Saturday, meet for coffee/lunch and then go to that asian (-run/-filled) pool hall on Adelaide street.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby raptor.fortress » Fri Aug 01, 2008 6:58 am UTC

It being another term again and engineering being the harsh mistress she is I'm currently snowed under.

What about a thursday or friday night some time?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby __jess » Sat Aug 02, 2008 12:34 pm UTC

GhostWolfe wrote:I work in the city, so I'm all for a meetup in or around the city centre. Or we could make it a coffee thing in the city for the under-agers and head on out to the RE for drinks later?

/angell


That makes sense!
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby raptor.fortress » Sun Aug 03, 2008 11:02 am UTC

What date in the near future suits?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GrawSith » Tue Aug 05, 2008 9:44 pm UTC

You know there is the Ekka coming up. Maybe we could do something there?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby __jess » Mon Aug 11, 2008 11:27 pm UTC

I'm a bit broke for the Ekka, sorry.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby raptor.fortress » Tue Aug 12, 2008 1:06 pm UTC

Wednesday is fluid mechanics study day.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GhostWolfe » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:13 am UTC

If we can settle on a day, we should book a party group at the Pancake Manor.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby __jess » Wed Aug 13, 2008 5:57 am UTC

That's a good idea!
And then can we walk to Archives to breath in the smell of books and pretend that Dylan Moran is about to stagger round the corner?
I do that often, as well as cringing at the price tags.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby DarthFeltTipPen » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:56 am UTC

I'm in the arse of the world this weekend (16th & 17th) (Rocky, horrible place, smells of cows) but next weekend would rock the kasbah (23rd/24th)! hmm...pancakes...Saturday Lunch? Friday night?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GhostWolfe » Wed Aug 13, 2008 11:17 pm UTC

DarthFeltTipPen wrote:Saturday Lunch? Friday night?

I think lunch time was preferred as some of our participants are underage.

I don't think a week is enough time to nail down enough responses to secure a booking, so lets aim for lunch, Saturday August 30? I'll make a booking if I can get at least 4 definates. PM me your RSVPs and we'll get this ball rolling.

/angell

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Confirmations Received: 4
Maybes Received: 2
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby Scythe » Thu Aug 14, 2008 7:18 am UTC

Count me in nubs.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GrawSith » Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:47 am UTC

August 30 is awesome. I'm in.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GhostWolfe » Fri Aug 15, 2008 3:26 am UTC

Awesomeness guys. I have enough RSVPs already that this is definitely going ahead. So keep PM'ing me folks, let's get those numbers up!

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby PS_Mouse » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:42 am UTC

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GhostWolfe » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:50 am UTC

Dammit Mouse, you'd better be there next Saturday. I have this appointment on my calendar to hug you half to death, and it's long overdue!

EDIT: okay, we've got enough RSVPs again, but still, PM by Thursday night so I can confirm numbers.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GhostWolfe » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:09 am UTC

Double post of doom!

I've just called the Pancake Manor and they are refusing to take any bookings for Saturday August 30 due to the Riverfestival. Now, we have two choices: we can show up around 12 and hope we get seated before the oldies like me pass away, or we can push back another week to Saturday September 6.

Thoughts?

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby raptor.fortress » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:04 am UTC

consider this a PM, I'm in.

we can always have a picnic of sorts somewhere, seems to fit in with the whole xkcd mentality.

Then again that would involve me preparing food.

pancake manor a week later sounds pretty good to me, what do you others think?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GhostWolfe » Fri Aug 22, 2008 9:30 am UTC

Of course, IMO having pancakes in a church built in 1904 is a pretty xkcd thing to do also :)

I'll check back in on Monday and make an executive decision if I have to.

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GrawSith » Fri Aug 22, 2008 1:02 pm UTC

Maybe it's my inane pessimism, but a solid reservation trumps early luck any day of the week.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby raptor.fortress » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:04 pm UTC

That's why I love drinking there. In an old church booze just has a kind of weird quality to it.
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup

Postby GhostWolfe » Sun Aug 24, 2008 11:21 pm UTC

GrawSith wrote:Maybe it's my inane pessimism, but a solid reservation trumps early luck any day of the week.

I agree. So let's push this back a week.

So, the meetup date is now Saturday, September 6 at midday.

RSVPs confirmed: 2
Maybes: 2

/angell

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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GrawSith » Mon Aug 25, 2008 9:53 am UTC

Can you give us an exact address?
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Re: Brisbane, Australia Meetup - SEPTEMBER 6th 2008

Postby GhostWolfe » Mon Aug 25, 2008 10:03 am UTC

the Pancake Manor
18 Charlotte Street

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