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This topic contains 30 replies, has 13 voices, and was last updated by  Skyclad 12 years, 1 month ago.

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  • #4779

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    Hi guys,

    Great to see you all last night, it’s nice to see that the shindigs have become so popular, and i’d say that last night was one of the best attended in the two years we’ve been having them!

    I have an idea though, for the Christmas shindig. I was thinking that considering everyone is going to be so busy coming home, and a lot of our members who will be back for Christmas but not before. Would it then make sense to have the Christmas shindig on Tuesday 27th of December. Most people will be off that week anyway, it will allow people to get Christmas over with and you can all bring along your shiny psp’s and try them out with your new games, and it will hopefully give a few people who want to travel up to Dublin anyway time.

    Or else, would it make sense for our Galway contingent to run a local Christmas shindig and maybe up in the North too?

    Stick down your thoughts

    Jamie

  • #27253

    fitch
    Participant

    if you’re thinking of after christmas. then can i shout for the 28th? am only travelling home on the 27th

    why not before though… ? 18th, 19th or 20th maybe …

    on the subject of last nights shindig :D marvellous.. short but sweet :D

  • #27254

    Lynchman
    Participant

    Before is good for me, def can’t do the 28th as its my B day, sorry about that.

    And last nights shindig was great, as you know it was my first… of many now. You guys are such a welcoming bunch and a pity I didn’t get to talk to all who were there. guess thats what next time is for. I thank you all for the great chatting and a very special thank you for the beers (you know who you are).

    How did Fibbers end up anyways? I bailed en route, was all tuckered out and had to get up for work at 8 in the morning :(. Still paying for it this evening though, but Leafs vs. Habs tonight, can’t be missed….. go Leafs go!!!

  • #27257

    amethyst
    Participant

    Kinda pissed off about that so called shindig that was supposed to be on Friday. I went to this place Mahaffy’s around 1940 on Friday and asked several people where they the guys from gamedevelopers and got the blankest looks and people wondering WTF I was talking about. The place just seemed full of student and lecturers from Trinity (They were probably all called Pronsias and spoke with D4 accents too being form Trinity college)

    Ok like, seriously. where were ye sitting? Most boring hour I spent in a pub ever sitting on my own. Then I went to see Exodus in The Voodoo lounge, which kinda made up for it. But still I wanted to meet some new people as I only reluctantly moved up to Dublin for work and don’t know many people there! Ah well, I suppose theres next month. I’ll remember the post it note next time, might help.

  • #27258

    Lynchman
    Participant

    I didn’t get there til 10.30ish, and it took me a few sweeps to try and identify a group of people I’ve never met, but sure enough worked up the courage and jumped right in and there they were. Admittedly, someone had said look for the group of gamer lookin people, which nearly made me join in with a group of funny lookin goths in the back. But I played it safe and started with the nice people, which worked out good. Perhaps no one or only a few were present when you got there, Pkelly83, sorry your first shingdig didn’t work out as well as mine.

  • #27259

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I did a quick head count at one stage of the evening and there were 23 people sitting at about 4 tables in the main area of the bar. It’s a pity you didnt spot us (and it has happened before that people have missed us). Maybe we need to get that purple and pink T-Shirts idea off the ground again…

    someone had said look for the group of gamer lookin people, which nearly made me join in with a group of funny lookin goths in the back.[/quote:cb9ef05083]
    They were the gamer people. We’re the *computer* gamer people. A much more evolved breed altogether… :)

    Dave

  • #27267

    peter_b
    Participant

    Sounds like a quality night ye had. well if ye have the next one round the 27-28th of december ill definately make it(back on 23rd). will be good to catch up with everyone.

  • #27269

    Nifty
    Participant

    We should get a mascot, some sort of penguin or something, and entrust it someone who almost never misses a shindig, I’m looking at Aphra, Tony or Dave here. Stick an image of the mascot up here somewhere, and each shindig plonk the guy down in a visible position on the table.

    Anyway I’m not surprised we were hard to id, at some point there were a phenomenal 4 attractive women in our group. Well at least we’re not sticking to old stereotypes :)

  • #27272

    peter_b
    Participant

    Anyway I’m not surprised we were hard to id, at some point there were a phenomenal 4 attractive women in our group. Well at least we’re not sticking to old stereotypes :)[/quote:856752349c]

    Have ye resorted to paying women to increase the gamedeveloper shindigs? hehe, well whatever works :)

    Seriously though nice to hear more ladies attending. I’m gonna wanna meet these at the next one..hehe

  • #27275

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Would be best before Dec 28th. I plan to fly to Brazil for new years on that day :)

    Dave

  • #27276

    Nifty
    Participant

    Are all the elves going, or does Santa only send the IT staff?

  • #27277

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Best ask Tony. He’s the one planning to dress up as Santa for the next shindig…

  • #27278

    wilted
    Participant

    if tony is going to be Santa that definately means you have to be one of his little helpers dave

  • #27279

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Yup. And if you are good between now and then, you might even make our christmas list :)

    Dave

  • #19433

    Nifty
    Participant

    Somehow I never ever want to be considered as being on your “list”

  • #19432

    Skyclad
    Participant

    *takes out the other notebook…*

  • #25995

    amethyst
    Participant

    The last people I thought to ask were the guys in the middle of the pub. The least likely group of game developers I ever saw. Although I have only been in the industry proper for 3 months, so perhaps I am just looking for sterotypes. I was the loner with long hair sitting on the stool at the window facing pearse st. I thought the goths or the guys with the robot kit were you guys!! Aw well, next month then, was only planning on staying an hour or so anyhow.

  • #24533

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Would be best before Dec 28th. I plan to fly to Brazil for new years on that day :)

    Dave[/quote:750a11f3ff]

    The 29th is JamieMcC’s and my birthday….so thats a good day for me ;)

  • #25498

    peter_b
    Participant

    Although I have only been in the industry proper for 3 months [/quote:a5ab13a41c]

    congrats, who’d you work for?

  • #24531

    amethyst
    Participant

    congrats, who’d you work for?[/quote:1f4a47fa13]

    What was TKO Software Ltd, not sure what else I’m allowed to say but I’m sure you’ll all find out soon enough.

  • #26374

    catbert
    Participant

    … at some point there were a phenomenal 4 attractive women in our group. :)[/quote:f80effa09e]
    Quite. And where did Tony get that chick from? *rhetorical*
    Kim, who looked like she was born in fibbers, lives in a place called Nobb Hill, and works at a pretty high level in games? I mean, what the hell are we all doing in this country when people really live like this?
    Thats it, I’m movin to California.
    …In three years…
    *Cries*

  • #26451

    catbert
    Participant

    Kim, who looked like she was born in fibbers, [/quote:73b569a906]

    Oh and I mean that in the best possible way, before ye get the knives out…

  • #25505

    Nifty
    Participant

    I don’t think she got the whole fibbers vibe, I mean we warned her it was a dive, but words can only do so much……

    Also they haven’t got anything remotely good by way of goth/industrial playing there these days.

    And here was me thinking it was about the cheap drink

  • #25111

    mal
    Participant

    > Best ask Tony. He’s the one planning to dress up as Santa for the next shindig…

    Have a quick poll on predictions for how much extra stuffing Tony will need for his Santa Belly :)

  • #26011

    catbert
    Participant

    What is the whole ‘fibbers vibe’ these days? Like gangsta rap, fibbers hasn’t been consistent with the integrity of its own roots in about ten years…its a combo goth-gay bar for christ’s sake! I’ve met one person in my whole life that that label would fit comfortably onto…no wonder its half empty on a whatever-night-that-was-we-were-in-there.

    She was probably underserviced by our hospitality though – I wonder if a shindig is the best aspect of the gd crowd to show to visiting foreign dignitaries – irish people getting drunk? how novel!

  • #25178

    Skyclad
    Participant

    At least we are living up to stereotypes…

  • #25060

    lk_
    Participant

    Could be worse I’ve met a fair few Americans who think we’re all out of Darby O’Gill and the Little People….

  • #24972

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Didn’t make it in the end, but sounded like a good night was had by all who could find the group! ;)

  • #24956

    mal
    Participant

    > Could be worse I’ve met a fair few Americans who think we’re all out of Darby O’Gill and the Little People….

    When I finish me cabbage and bacon, I’m jumping straight on the donkey and cart to post a strongly chalked slate to them yanks! After calling in at the pub first of course :)

    Mal

  • #25963

    wilted
    Participant

    ah bejesus a wee man after mee own heart
    ta da pub with ye

  • #25925

    catbert
    Participant

    At least we are living up to stereotypes…[/quote:cc5a57365d]

    So if we were to visit her we’d all go up to Haight-Ashbury to check out a Donovan gig [Mellow Yellow] and wear flowers in our hair?

    Actually, I could go for that :D

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