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This topic contains 72 replies, has 17 voices, and was last updated by  fitch 12 years, 5 months ago.

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  • #3894

    Skyclad
    Participant
  • #18825

    fitch
    Participant

    Hope you all have a fun one :D ..

    i’ll be in Waterford :(

  • #18827

    aphra
    Keymaster

    sorry Claire….

    Aphra..

  • #18830

    Ronny
    Participant

    Good stuff. Count me in. :)

    I see it ends at 8:30. To Toners afterwards perhaps?

  • #18831

    aphra
    Keymaster

    maybe to the nearest bar which is McGruthers…

    Aphra.

  • #18839

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Email sent….
    Nearest sounds best to me……the less time spent travelling to pubs the better…..

  • #18840

    peter_b
    Participant

    gonna try to make it up, cos sounds like a good night. would be good to catch up with everyone who was in derry. but got an interview earlier that day i think, quite a bit away.

  • #19063

    omen
    Participant

    :(
    I was really looking forward to making it to this one, but flights on friday and ridiculously expensive and at crap times too :(

  • #19348

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I just want to thank everyone who has sent an e-mail to events@gamedevelopers.ie to let us know that you are attending on Friday.

    You will not receive an e-mail confirmation but all the names have been recorded and name badges will be available on the evening as well as a list of attendees.

    It looks like we will have a very good crowd…

    I will keep you posted…

    Aphra.

  • #19349

    omen
    Participant

    Have fun on friday. Maybe I’ll mark the day by hitting 1000 posts, but unfortunatelly won’t be there :(

  • #19351

    aphra
    Keymaster

    sorry to hear that omen…

    have you looked at flying into Belfast at all? just a suggestion..since I will be heading to Dublin either late Thurs night or Friday morning…and could collect you at the airport..

    Aphra.

  • #19353

    omen
    Participant
  • #19357

    Pete
    Participant

    Even at 11pm you’d be welcome, no doubt the celebrations will continue LOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGGGG into the night

  • #19369

    Idora
    Participant

    there’s a rumour going around that you don’t exist, Damian – that you are, in fact, an alter ego of Ivan’s cunningly designed to allow him post some of his more obscure ramblings!!

    I put it to you, members of the jury, that this man is not real! How else explain his non-appearance at a single Shindig in this age of cheap air-travel, eh? Eh??

  • #19370

    omen
    Participant

    hey, I made it to the sony psp talk, not my fault no one else went to that…

  • #19371

    peter_b
    Participant

    maybe gd need a whip around :0)

    set up a pay pal and we’ll drop ya a euro, either that or maybe gd could give rewards points like tesco’s per post, except exhchangable for flights..

    if that was the case omen probably would be able to get a flight from rio.

  • #19375

    omen
    Participant

    then find an internet cafe and start posting so i could get home :p

  • #19377

    Darksaviour69
    Participant

    i would like to go (to at least one of these shin digs) but i have to go to derry on friday- sunday, hope u all have a good time

  • #19387

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Looking forward to finally meeting you guys. Won’t be a very long night for me though, a few pints and then I will have to be off I’m afraid!

  • #19388

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    will be good to meet a few of you girls and guys. hopefully plenty of pints will be had :D just out of interest, how expensive our dublin hotels or hostels??

  • #19390

    Ronny
    Participant
  • #19398

    Pete
    Participant

    Yeah, no doubt Mal and Aaron will be sharing a roomy doorstep til the small hours with only Big Heg’s chest hair and a naggin of Grants vodka to keep them warm….

  • #19401

    aphra
    Keymaster

    you could try Jury’s Inn at ChristChurch – I believe they do room rates…so more than one could crash there…

    ..also the Avalon Hostel on South Great George’s Street or maybe at that point it is Camden st..

    Aphra…

  • #19402

    keeganb
    Participant

    I’ve just sent an email to be put on the guest list thingy, am I too late?

  • #19403

    aphra
    Keymaster

    nope…just doing up the list now…we have 45 on the list so far…so looking good…

    Aphra.

  • #19404

    keeganb
    Participant

    Cool sounds good, is this place hard to find i havent got a clue right now! haha

  • #19406

    omen
    Participant

    Don’t rely on a taxi driver knowing how to get to the Digital Hub, I tried that once and he just looked at my blankly…know the street name / nearest pub.

  • #19407

    keeganb
    Participant

    thanx, so Thomas street somewhere then! :)

  • #19408

    aphra
    Keymaster

    tell them is is on the same side as McGruders pub, near where Media Lab Europe was…

    Aphra

  • #19435

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    ooohhhh look at Omen (alter ego of Ivan) on 995 posts are we going to break the 1K barrier before the birthday shindig????

    User Name: Omen
    Total posts: 995

  • #19443

    Nooptical
    Participant

    If someone posts a topic on EA/Producers/Marketing, I’m sure he will reach 1000….. ;-)

  • #19453

    omen
    Participant

    I’ve got such a bad reputation….

  • #19459

    Ronny
    Participant

    He’ll probably get his 1000th post while we’re off at the shindig. How very crafty… ;)

  • #19532

    aphra
    Keymaster

    he has passed it!! Omen, if we were an airline you would be getting a very special prize!!

    Aphra.

  • #19533

    peter_b
    Participant

    question though.

    omen your a professional developer, how you get the time to write games, between posts? does you day start when the rest of us are offline and gone home? :)

  • #19534

    Ronny
    Participant

    Well done, Damian!

    I still remember when Aphra was untouchable at the top of the list. Reign on, King Damo! ;)

  • #19539

    omen
    Participant

    omen your a professional developer, how you get the time to write games, between posts? does you day start when the rest of us are offline and gone home?[/quote:f59e462c10]
    Compile and load times give ample posting time.

    if we were an airline you would be getting a very special prize!![/quote:f59e462c10] We’re not an airline, but do i still get a prize?

  • #19545

    aphra
    Keymaster

    ah ha, Omen that would be telling!!

    I have just posted the final list of nominations and the revised progamme for tomorrow night, including a link to a map of the place, under news on the home page.

    Unfortunately a speaker from DC studios cannot make it so we have had to revise our list of speakers and the times.

    I have been in contact with DC and they are aware of discussions on these forums and will be making announcements to us as soon as they can re. the Dublin studio and their plans. I look forward to circulating them to everyone as soon as we know more..

    Regardless I think tomorrow night will be a very useful event and a great chance for people to meet people in the industry and in acadmia. About 50 people expressed an interest in attending the event so hopefully they will turn up on the night and make it the best birthday so far for gd.ie!!

    I am looking forward to it…and the new look site will be unveiled too and hopefully we will have banned little boxes, broken forms and other such annoyances from our site..!!

    Aphra.

  • #19547

    Pete
    Participant

    Regardless I think tomorrow night will be a very useful event and a great chance for people to meet people in the industry and in acadmia [/quote:140dea9024]

    Not to mention the mother of all piss-ups! I’ll be a bit late getting there but have no intention of going home early.

  • #19548

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Oh yeah, forgot about the new site design, really looking forward to seeing it!

    Oh yeah….and the piss up too…. ;)

  • #19549

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Not to mention the mother of all piss-ups! [/quote:6610422423]

    :D Give the man the Humour Award for that one alone!

  • #19550

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    im just wondering if anyone knows how to get to the digital hub from the busaras?

  • #19551

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I do.

  • #19552

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    …….care to enlighten me on how?? :p :) thanks.

  • #19553

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    by taxi :D

  • #19554

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Your far more generous with your knowledge then I ever would be Ian!!! :)

  • #19555

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    thanks :p il get there somehow.

  • #19556

    Ronny
    Participant

    I think what they’re trying to say is that there’s a map in the news section! ;)

    Bus station is next to O’Connell Street. I’ll get you there somehow. Don’t worry. I can be trusted…!

  • #19557

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    cheers ronny. anyone else making the long distance trip from donegal, besides tony??

  • #19558

    mal
    Participant

    I think Pete is filling KITT full of the red, and driving down.

    He only has room for one, in the eject seat.

    Mal

  • #19559

    Pete
    Participant

    LOL Mal, I’ll be riding shotgun with Ireland’s finest bus drivers from the bus depot in Foyle Street, Derry on the 12.30 bus to Dublin.

  • #19560

    Steph
    Participant

    As previously for shindigs, I shall drive over from Rathfarnham so if anyone needs a lift, let me know… 1 seat or 3 seats available, depending on takers :)

  • #19561

    Nooptical
    Participant

    I’m going straight from work, which means I will probably be very early, by early I mean I’ll be in the area at around 5:15. So if anyone else is around……….I’ll be in McGruders pub. :D

  • #19562

    Idora
    Participant

    Your far more generous with your knowledge then I ever would be Ian!!! :) [/quote:8b9d2db43d] spoken like a true Dub!

  • #19563

    Idora
    Participant

    cheers ronny. anyone else making the long distance trip from donegal, besides tony?? [/quote:6ac97f079c] looking like we’ll have 3 or 4 from Torc apart from myself

  • #19607

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    im just wondering if anyone knows how to get to the digital hub from the busaras? [/quote:d3b65416d7]

    Walk up to Eden Quay, get the 78A?

  • #19618

    Nooptical
    Participant

    ughhhh…….head hurts…………
    Twas a good night. Great speakers and presentations, amazing turnout, and some good revelry afterwards.
    Much kudos to Aphra, and everyone else who arranged and took part in the event. Great to meet everyone…..

    Looking forward to the new look site going live, some fantastic work done on it, well done to Ian and Dave……great stuff! :D

    …..I’m goin’ back to bed.

  • #19620

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    so who are the lucky people who won awards last night?? im really annoyed i didnt make it up to dublin, damn this irish weather has cursed my health!!!:mad:

  • #19623

    shodan
    Participant

    New guy to this forum!
    I got an invitation for the conferance, and must say I thought it was very good. Although I couldnt stay long afterwards I hope to get to know people here better through this forum and future meetings.

    The game industry in Ireland has huge potential from what I have seen.
    There are so many talented perople, and people with so much knowledge about games and still to few companies.
    It seems like most of the talent goes over to england to work, whitch is a big shame.

    Hopefully this will change with time!:)

  • #19625

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Much thanks to everyone for turning up on Friday night…we had 50 chairs out and there were still people standing which is always a good sign.

    I will write a proper review when I get back up to Portrush later today but for those of you who want to know who won!!….

    Newbie – Stephane Ambrosini (steph)
    Stamina – Damian Furlong (Omen) with a special runners up award for Ronnie Southwood (ronny)
    Salmon of Knowledge – Tony Kelly (Idora)
    Humour – Peter McNally (Pete)
    Gd.ie person/group of the year 05 – IGDA Ireland

    Steph and Omen – I have your awards and hopefully we will get to pass them on at a future shindig…

    Many thanks to our speakers on the night – things continued in McGruders, then Handels and then some late night eating establishments…think I got home around 4am!! Still life in these them bones eh..

    Aphra.

  • #19626

    omen
    Participant

    Wahoo…go me!
    I will really try to make it to an event in the near future.
    Thanks people

  • #19628

    r_mc_gowan
    Participant

    congradulations to all the winners. im really annoyed i didnt get up to dublin to meet everybody, but hopefully in the future the opportunity will arise again. cant wait to see the new site!!

  • #19631

    Nooptical
    Participant

    The new site is sweet looking alright!

  • #19632

    omen
    Participant

    When does the new site go live ?

  • #19633

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Hold on a sec….

    *racking through drink induced swiss cheesed memory*

    Couple of weeks I think, if my memory serves me……which it usually doesn’t, so…….

  • #19637

    Idora
    Participant

    When does the new site go live ? [/quote:ffb175c77d] some day this week

  • #19638

    Nooptical
    Participant

    See I told you how bad my memory is!!

    I also think that a special award should be given to Aphra for bringing along……..THE WORLDS HEAVIEST BAG. Who’d have thought that such a small bag could induce such terrible shoulder ligament damage…..

  • #19640

    aphra
    Keymaster

    hey I was carrying around two glass awards + my house + my office…what do you expect…!

    drink more Guinness!

    Aphra.

  • #19641

    peter_b
    Participant

    Sorry couldnt make it friday night, was all set to go friday evening but something came up and my lift cancelled (also at this stage i was too late for the train, by about 10 minutes).
    hope twas a good night and many pints were consumed. hopefully should make it to the next shindig, in may i guess?

    Anyone up for a visit to cork for the next one :)

  • #19643

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Drink more Guinness?

    Sounds like a plan!! :D

  • #19646

    aphra
    Keymaster

    May is e3 month and start of conference season for us academics…also bank holidays at the beginning and the end which are never too good for organising shindigs.

    ..but hey, if we can agree on a date then great..

    it also sees a month of games events in the digital hub..so tying it onto one of them might be an option..

    having said that I would love to get to Cork during the year of culture…anyone down there want to try an organise or suggest a games related event – not just a shindig??

    I wonder are there flights from Derry to Cork…?

    Aphra.

  • #19647

    peter_b
    Participant

    flight from derry to cork, i dont think there be. but there are from belfast, expensive though. pretty cheap to go derry-dublin, dublin cork via aer arann (derry leg is logan air operating for BA).

    I’m sure we could organise something down here. Games which teach kids culture?? Also im sure getting one of the boole lecture theatres could be pretty easy during May because everyone will be doing exams, wayhey thank god im doing the research masters :). Might be cool to hear torc and the lot talking about the company because cork seems to be a black hole, not many people down here know about the irish games industry. Probably would be useful Aphra for you also to speak.

    But i could get onto the multimedia msc and see if they wanted to open day display their recent thesis. Some i heard are games related.

    Also i can definately help with recommending good pubs\clubs, can probably put 3-4 of ye up for a night or two, if ye dont mind floors, couches etc. And accomadation is cheap and very central.

  • #19658

    fitch
    Participant

    Derry/Cork .. I drove that one for Awakenings.. 8hrs ! but worth it though!

    you’ll be happier getting a flight if one is available :D

    looking forward to the next shindig. My fingers are crossed I can make it

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