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This topic contains 50 replies, has 20 voices, and was last updated by  aphra 8 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #7047

    jediboy
    Participant

    Hi all,

    Well…I figured I’d get the ball rolling. Anyone suggest a date/time/venue?

    I’m good for anytime after the 17th…(and it will be my first shindig!)

    B.

  • #42990

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Think I’ll be prob be back too late (around about the 20th Dec)

  • #42991

    david4482
    Participant

    Well how does Friday 19th fit with everyone?. Sounded like Duke worked out last time no?

    Edit: Sorry didn’t mean to cut you there kyotokid, post time issue.

  • #42992

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Nah its grand – 19th makes sense :)

  • #42996

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Xmas party that night, then off to Mumbai the next day :)

  • #42997

    SocksUp
    Participant

    19th sounds good, does anyone know if you can hire seat sitters – to keep a seat!. The big smoke is going to be mad that night :lol:

  • #42998

    Ronny
    Participant

    Meh. It’s going to be cold. And busy. And Christmas.

    Grumble.

    But yes, I should be able to make it.

  • #43000

    Pete
    Participant

    Will try to be there, have a good record of attendance for the Chrimbo Shindo! :lol:

  • #43004

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Xmas party that night, then off to Mumbai the next day :)[/quote:d2c6849715]

    Bizarre’s Xmas party is the 19th too, but me no going.

    Mumbai…that’s a bit random, but cool :)

  • #43005

    Thane
    Participant

  • #43006

    gizmo
    Participant

    Flying in at 11 that night so won’t be able to make it either, sorry about that.

  • #43007

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Flying in at 11 that night so won’t be able to make it either, sorry about that.[/quote:a504b9b933]

    Lightweight :)

  • #43008

    gizmo
    Participant

    Flying into Dublin and then I have 2 hour journey to Athlone. ;)

  • #43009

    jediboy
    Participant

    I suppose there is no point in waiting until after Christmas, as then we will only collide with the New Years crowd.

    I should be good for the 19th.

    B.

  • #43013

    subedei
    Participant

    Are we set on the 19th? As flying is the cheapest and fastest option from Cork if I book today sometime.

  • #43032

    Ronny
    Participant

    Are we set on the 19th? As flying is the cheapest and fastest option from Cork if I book today sometime.[/quote:729fa9f54d]

    If the thread doesn’t lose momentum and people don’t forget, then it looks like it’ll be the 19th.

    Why on earth do you need to fly from Cork to Dubin? Can’t you take a bus or use your legs and walk? Ain’t it like going from Lisburn to Belfast? A plane… Shockin’.

    :P

  • #43034

    subedei
    Participant

    Why on earth do you need to fly from Cork to Dubin? Can’t you take a bus or use your legs and walk? Ain’t it like going from Lisburn to Belfast? A plane… Shockin’.

    :P[/quote:9eca47a34a]

    well since you asked, Im going to tell you, no matter how much you dont want me to!

    bus is the same price as the plane now, it also takes 30 mins to go by plane and 4 hours + by bus. Finally, the most important part, is that you get to feel like your in a rocket ship when the plane takes off, WWWWWWWWWOOOOOSSSHHH!

    Worth the price for that alone

  • #43035

    Barry Gallagher
    Participant

    OOOoohh .. Jet Setter hey!

  • #43039

    aphra
    Keymaster

    19th ok with me. Are some of our wild geese returning that day?

    the 20th also ok…

    Aphra.

  • #43041

    krudd
    Participant

    Ah I’m not back until the 21st!! Poo

  • #43046

    Kiigan
    Participant

    would love to but sadly not back until the 20th :(

  • #43051

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Ian (and anyone else who fancies!) let me know if you fancy meeting up for a pint that weekend if you are in town :)

    I think I get in the 20th too

  • #43060

    jediboy
    Participant

    Kyotokid

    If I’m reading you right, I think your calling for a WEEKEND-LONG shindig???

    Brendan.

  • #43061

    Greenbean
    Participant

    I’m around that weekend.

  • #43062

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Kyotokid

    If I’m reading you right, I think your calling for a WEEKEND-LONG shindig???

    Brendan.[/quote:de63bef65a]

    Aye, or as I like to call it ‘the usual’

    :p

  • #43082

    Ronny
    Participant

    So what’s the craic? Support seems to be gathering for Saturday.

    Are we hearing a general ‘here here’ for the 20th?

  • #43083

    subedei
    Participant

    Well I cant on the saturday, on the Friday I can. I will have to have a one man Cork shinding……. in Dublin.

  • #43155

    subedei
    Participant

    Anybody know whether this is on friday or saturday yet? No pressure as I might cancel my flight as I am crazy busy atm, so go with whatever fits the majority of ye guys. ta

  • #43156

    jediboy
    Participant

    I’m easy for either Friday night or Saturday night, or possibly both.

    It will be my first shindig, and I’m hoping to bring some of the Letterkenny contingent down with me (FRANK – that’s you!).

    Brendan.

  • #43157

    Idora
    Participant

    I can prob do either too.

    Gizmo – give me a shout if you need a place to crash on Friday

    T

  • #43158

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I am around Friday and can pop in on Sat for a bit…

    Aphra.

  • #43169

    KookiMonster
    Participant

    Right, I’ve got 2 other gigs on Friday, so it doesn’t suit me.

    Anyone made a decision yet? If Saturday, cool, if Friday I’ll catch you at the next one.

  • #43174

    subedei
    Participant

    Looks like we are having one on Fri and Sat.

    Anybody have a pub or time we can meet on the Friday night?

  • #43180

    david4482
    Participant

    Anybody have a pub or time we can meet on the Friday night?[/quote:b2b6fd4403]
    Right So. The duke from 18:15 till the last person leaves.
    http://www.dublinpubscene.com/thepubs/theduke_map.html

    Hows that? I know 18:15 may be early but concerns for seats were raised. If no one is around I will billy-no-mates it for a little bit (drinking alone does not make me an alcoholic, its not being able to stop that does it :) ).

  • #43182

    jediboy
    Participant

    David

    The Duke, tonight, 6.15pm, sound. I’ll shoot for that one so.

    And as for Saturday’s gig, same time/place?

    Brendan.

  • #43183

    aphra
    Keymaster

    right..I will try to pop in early.

    You had better have the best seats in the house if you are arriving that early!!

    Aphra.

  • #43184

    david4482
    Participant

    You had better have the best seats in the house if you are arriving that early!![/quote:af805e0aed]
    Will do, just got to perfect my "take that stool and you will regret it" look. I will be they guy with a beard, jeans, leather jacket and Guinness (Hum, when I started writing that I thought it would narrow it down for people).

    Mobile is 087 7611662 :)

  • #43185

    Greenbean
    Participant

    I’ll pop over for a few guinness and help you keep some seats.

  • #43186

    david4482
    Participant

    Cool. Sil might be coming too.

  • #43189

    jediboy
    Participant

    Howdy all.

    got to the Duke around 9 last night, and couldn’t spot any of ya’s.

    is there still a plan to meet and greet today at some point?

    if so, where’s the venue, and what time? I’m in dublin for the day, so ready when you guys are.

    -Brendan (Brown "Animal" hoody, and jeans.)

    (Oh-Ate-Sicks 8538 007).

    David4482
    tried your number last night a few times, and the calls wouldn’t go through. is that defo your number?

  • #43190

    Greenbean
    Participant

    Ok, I plan to be over at the Duke again this evening around 7’ish, maybe an hour or two earlier if I get food there.

    Met David, Aphra, johnathan, Barry, John and Gary yesterday, but had to leave just after 9. Think the second Barry arrived around then too. Seats were pretty much out of the question all evening, we made do with standing or sitting in the wet smoking area. I’m not sure things will be THAT much better this evening, but they might work out better.

    I look like this. I’ll give you a ring Brendan when I get there.

  • #43192

    Greenbean
    Participant

    Ok, I should be in the Duke from about 5’ish onwards, with two or three others I know due to show by 7’ish. I’ll try grab a spot when I get there.

  • #43193

    jediboy
    Participant

    Greenbean

    I was at the Duke earlier, and it was busy, but nothing like last night.

    5pm sounds good, and this is me (on the left).

    Me…

    B.

  • #43194

    david4482
    Participant

    jediboy: Sorry left at 9 yesterday and turned off phone then.

    Won’t be there tonight, hope you guys have a good time.

  • #43195

    aphra
    Keymaster

    probably won’t make it in tonight either.

    Have a good one and hope you get a warm seat this time!

    Greenbean – nice pics of Nz!

    Aphra.

  • #43196

    Greenbean
    Participant

    probably won’t make it in tonight either.

    Have a good one and hope you get a warm seat this time!

    Greenbean – nice pics of Nz!

    Aphra.[/quote:ea72b94da9]

    Ta. Brendan tells me NZ isn’t always so sunny and nice. Yeah, we got a warm seat or two and about the same numbers as yesterday. Plenty of chat. We should do again.

  • #43197

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    I couldn’t see anyone there on Fridaynight at all, was there from 7 till 9.30 before I decided to head off, where was everyone in the end?

  • #43198

    jediboy
    Participant

    Don’t let the tourist magazines fool you guys, I’ve been working in Auckland for 3 years now, and yes, it has sunshine, but also a fair amount of rain. Not as much as Donegal, but close…

    And as for Wellington, it is has south-pole winds gusting through it regularly!

    Last night’s meet was great (my first), with seats and everything.

    For those that couldn’t make it, and are still around, we could start the ball rolling on an early JANUARY SHINDIG.

    And lastly, I think GameDevelopers.ie needs like a Secret Handshake or something, as finding people in the Duke on Friday night was impossible.

    If secret handshakes are too much, then perhaps T-shirts?

    -Brendan.

  • #43201

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Hi all,
    Hope ye had a great time at the crimbo shindig – we need photos people :) I only only get in tomorrow so couldn’t make it this year!

    Should be up in Dublin over the holidays though so hope to catch up with some of the usual suspects then :)

    Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to one and all!

    Cheers,
    Ian

  • #43204

    Nifty
    Participant

    Likewise. I’ll be landing in Ireland on Christmas eve but trundling down south pretty much immediately. Should be in Dublin for ST. Stephen’s day night and the day after if anyone is kicking about.

  • #43206

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I will be around Christmas Eve as spending my first Christmas in Dublin this year!

    Thanks to everyone for the friendly pints during the year, the help with the birthday bash and assistance with gd.ie

    Aphra.

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