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March 21, 2005 at 11:26 am #3894
March 21, 2005 at 5:40 pm #18825
Hope you all have a fun one :D ..
i’ll be in Waterford :(
March 21, 2005 at 5:50 pm #18827
March 21, 2005 at 8:20 pm #18830
Good stuff. Count me in. :)
I see it ends at 8:30. To Toners afterwards perhaps?
March 21, 2005 at 8:52 pm #18831
maybe to the nearest bar which is McGruthers…
March 22, 2005 at 8:54 am #18839
Nearest sounds best to me……the less time spent travelling to pubs the better…..
March 22, 2005 at 9:51 am #18840
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.
March 29, 2005 at 12:05 am #19063
I was really looking forward to making it to this one, but flights on friday and ridiculously expensive and at crap times too :(
April 5, 2005 at 8:40 am #19348
I just want to thank everyone who has sent an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org 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…
April 5, 2005 at 8:44 am #19349
Have fun on friday. Maybe I’ll mark the day by hitting 1000 posts, but unfortunatelly won’t be there :(
April 5, 2005 at 8:47 am #19351
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..
April 5, 2005 at 9:22 am #19353
April 5, 2005 at 10:09 am #19357
Even at 11pm you’d be welcome, no doubt the celebrations will continue LOOOOOONNNNNNNGGGGGGGG into the night
April 5, 2005 at 12:06 pm #19369
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??
April 5, 2005 at 12:14 pm #19370
hey, I made it to the sony psp talk, not my fault no one else went to that…
April 5, 2005 at 12:32 pm #19371
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.
April 5, 2005 at 12:47 pm #19375
then find an internet cafe and start posting so i could get home :p
April 5, 2005 at 1:17 pm #19377
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
April 5, 2005 at 8:19 pm #19387
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!
April 5, 2005 at 8:37 pm #19388
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??
April 5, 2005 at 10:10 pm #19390
April 6, 2005 at 10:30 am #19398
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….
April 6, 2005 at 10:53 am #19401
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..
April 6, 2005 at 10:55 am #19402
I’ve just sent an email to be put on the guest list thingy, am I too late?
April 6, 2005 at 10:56 am #19403
nope…just doing up the list now…we have 45 on the list so far…so looking good…
April 6, 2005 at 11:07 am #19404
Cool sounds good, is this place hard to find i havent got a clue right now! haha
April 6, 2005 at 11:13 am #19406
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.
April 6, 2005 at 11:18 am #19407
thanx, so Thomas street somewhere then! :)
April 6, 2005 at 11:22 am #19408
tell them is is on the same side as McGruders pub, near where Media Lab Europe was…
April 6, 2005 at 7:54 pm #19435
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
April 7, 2005 at 7:52 am #19443
If someone posts a topic on EA/Producers/Marketing, I’m sure he will reach 1000….. ;-)
April 7, 2005 at 8:49 am #19453
I’ve got such a bad reputation….
April 7, 2005 at 9:37 am #19459
He’ll probably get his 1000th post while we’re off at the shindig. How very crafty… ;)
April 7, 2005 at 4:08 pm #19532
he has passed it!! Omen, if we were an airline you would be getting a very special prize!!
April 7, 2005 at 4:10 pm #19533
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? :)
April 7, 2005 at 4:17 pm #19534
Well done, Damian!
I still remember when Aphra was untouchable at the top of the list. Reign on, King Damo! ;)
April 7, 2005 at 4:48 pm #19539
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?
April 7, 2005 at 5:49 pm #19545
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..!!
April 7, 2005 at 7:19 pm #19547
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.
April 7, 2005 at 7:52 pm #19548
Oh yeah, forgot about the new site design, really looking forward to seeing it!
Oh yeah….and the piss up too…. ;)
April 7, 2005 at 8:10 pm #19549
Not to mention the mother of all piss-ups! [/quote:6610422423]
:D Give the man the Humour Award for that one alone!
April 7, 2005 at 8:15 pm #19550
im just wondering if anyone knows how to get to the digital hub from the busaras?
April 7, 2005 at 8:26 pm #19551
April 7, 2005 at 8:38 pm #19552
…….care to enlighten me on how?? :p :) thanks.
April 7, 2005 at 10:45 pm #19553
by taxi :D
April 7, 2005 at 10:46 pm #19554
Your far more generous with your knowledge then I ever would be Ian!!! :)
April 7, 2005 at 10:49 pm #19555
thanks :p il get there somehow.
April 7, 2005 at 10:51 pm #19556
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…!
April 7, 2005 at 11:00 pm #19557
cheers ronny. anyone else making the long distance trip from donegal, besides tony??
April 8, 2005 at 1:00 am #19558
I think Pete is filling KITT full of the red, and driving down.
He only has room for one, in the eject seat.
April 8, 2005 at 7:10 am #19559
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.
April 8, 2005 at 7:13 am #19560
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 :)
April 8, 2005 at 7:22 am #19561
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
April 8, 2005 at 9:38 am #19562
Your far more generous with your knowledge then I ever would be Ian!!! :) [/quote:8b9d2db43d] spoken like a true Dub!
April 8, 2005 at 9:39 am #19563
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
April 8, 2005 at 2:04 pm #19607
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?
April 9, 2005 at 11:33 am #19618
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.
April 9, 2005 at 4:09 pm #19620
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:
April 9, 2005 at 7:33 pm #19623
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!:)
April 10, 2005 at 11:51 am #19625
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..
April 10, 2005 at 12:14 pm #19626
I will really try to make it to an event in the near future.
April 10, 2005 at 2:05 pm #19628
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!!
April 11, 2005 at 8:16 am #19631
The new site is sweet looking alright!
April 11, 2005 at 8:36 am #19632
When does the new site go live ?
April 11, 2005 at 8:45 am #19633
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…….
April 11, 2005 at 9:48 am #19637
When does the new site go live ? [/quote:ffb175c77d] some day this week
April 11, 2005 at 9:49 am #19638
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…..
April 11, 2005 at 10:24 am #19640
hey I was carrying around two glass awards + my house + my office…what do you expect…!
drink more Guinness!
April 11, 2005 at 10:25 am #19641
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 :)
April 11, 2005 at 10:36 am #19643
Drink more Guinness?
Sounds like a plan!! :D
April 11, 2005 at 11:01 am #19646
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…?
April 11, 2005 at 11:11 am #19647
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.
April 11, 2005 at 12:50 pm #19658
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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