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This topic contains 43 replies, has 16 voices, and was last updated by  Idora 11 years, 8 months ago.

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  • #5108

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    When is the shindig for this? Cheers.

  • #29947

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I have to do a bit of venue work on this before we set the date…must get that sorted very soon…will post as soon as I know.

    Aphra.

  • #29949

    gearoidc
    Participant

    happy b’day gd dot ie

  • #30030

    aphra
    Keymaster

    sorry, still trying to confirm venue on this.

    date will either be first week of april..i.e. before Easter or last week of April, in the evening and probably a Friday so trying for either the 7th or the 28th..the 14th might be good with people travelling but the venues might not be so keen.

    If people have suggestions for speakers on the night feel free to make them. I think having three speakers – two from companies and one indie/student worked well last year but I am open to suggestions and volunteers :)

    Aphra.

  • #30032

    omen
    Participant

    Birthday….was / is there awards this year?

  • #30033

    Ronny
    Participant

    Late April is cutting it pretty close to the exam period for students. Perhaps the 7th would be better?

  • #30034

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Tis normally earlier in the month too no?

    Plus….needs pints soon :)

    Dave

  • #30035

    aphra
    Keymaster

    hope to have awards this year..sorting venue is the first task though..

    yes early in the month is my preference too, but will again depend on availability of venues..

    Aphra.

  • #30036

    gizmo
    Participant
  • #30037

    peter_b
    Participant

    Awards!

    Legendary, I vote myself for one ;)

    “Industry breakthrough\break in person”.

    haha

  • #30038

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Early April would be good, as long as I know the date soonish (if possible)

  • #30039

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Has it been another year?!?!?

    Jaysus……..

  • #30041

    gizmo
    Participant

    Geez I’ve been here over a year… :shock:

  • #30043

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Why dont we just start and end the night in Fibbers?

  • #30044

    Nifty
    Participant

    Because at the start of the night we would be sober

  • #30045

    omen
    Participant

    Geez I’ve been here over a year… :shock:[/quote:c6c7404c56]
    I’ve been here for 3. Christ!

  • #30046

    aphra
    Keymaster

    ..well if you’ve been here that long imagine how long it has been for me :)

    Aphra.

  • #30048

    gizmo
    Participant

    Ah, its good to feel young for once… :D

  • #30185

    aphra
    Keymaster

    The digital Hub in dublin have kindly agreed to host us for our birthday event in April this year. I just want to run the potential dates, Friday the 7th and Friday the 28th, by our speakers to see what which suits them best and then we can make it all official.

    Aphra.

  • #30189

    Nifty
    Participant

    7th is the educational show out in the RDS…..

  • #30190

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Does it conflict with an evenings entertainment?

  • #30191

    peter_b
    Participant

    28th i might make it back

  • #30193

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    April 28th is good for me

  • #30197

    Ronny
    Participant

    7th is good. 28th isn’t too bad.

    Good to see that the Digital Hub are putting us up!

  • #30198

    aphra
    Keymaster

    also the event will be in the auditorium in the Digital Exchange, former Media Lab Europe building, which is rather posher than the last time! It is just around the corner from where the event was last year.

    I think the 7th might be pushing it a bit myself to get everything organised on time..

    let see what the speakers think.

    Aphra.

  • #30205

    peter_b
    Participant

    well when ye decide on a date let me know and ill book some flights( thats if its towards the end of april, im away at the beginning in the states)

  • #30209

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    i’m in whenever, i’ve photos from one of the other ones, I’ll stick them up when I get a chance.

  • #30210

    aphra
    Keymaster

    if you are coming along this year we might get you to take a few more :)

    Aphra

  • #30211

    beans_w
    Participant

    gonna try and make it along to this one :)

  • #30215

    catbert
    Participant

    Awards!
    “Industry breakthrough\break in person”.
    [/quote:548b0234d4]

    Breaking and entry person…

    “They’re always giving out awards! ‘Best Fascist Dictator: Adolf Hitler’!”
    Yeah I’ve used that one before, but its funny, and I don’t care if nobody gets the reference…

    Anyway, to be serious, I know a photography student who owes me a favour (and some money), will I bring her along to take photos? She’s no expert, but she could do the post-processing so no redeye or ugliness (well…photoshop can only do so much). Assuming she’s free and not subject to encroaching deadlines etc, of course.

    Who’s lining up to talk?

  • #30218

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well there are a few people lined up and they are just checking the dates to see if they are available but there may be a mobile focus!

    we can always do with photos of events…so if there are favours outstanding yes please :)

    Aphra.

  • #30259

    Steph
    Participant

    7th / 14th / 21st are no-nos. 28th is good.

  • #30260

    fitch
    Participant

    i’m working till 10 ish on the 28th .. but i can easily head on down after .. ye’ll only be getting warmed up by then anyway :D

  • #30261

    Skyclad
    Participant

    14th is good friday.

  • #30262

    fitch
    Participant

    can we play this game at the birthday bash … http://www.gamasutra.com/features/20060321/woodard_01.shtml

    please .. . LOL

  • #30263

    aphra
    Keymaster

    sorry guys, a long morning staff meeting!

    our options for our chosen venue are the 7th and the 28th of April and I prefer the 28th so we can get things organised. I am currently checking with our speakers to make sure they can make that date before I officially announce and awaiting repsonse from one of them – and fitch, yea I am sure it will only be getting started.

    more as things get organised…and suggestions for talks or games for the night are always welcome!

    Aphra.

  • #30341

    Steph
    Participant

    our options for our chosen venue are the 7th and the 28th of April and I prefer the 28th so we can get things organised.[/quote:add7187b02]

    Yay! > in diary :D

    suggestions for talks or games for the night are always welcome![/quote:add7187b02]

    What platform for games? Can we do a BF2 LAN :lol:

    Talks – might it be an idea to get a hold of someone in EI re. institutional financing for tech comps? (‘bit late I know, but…). Or just recycle ‘Next-Gen’ talks (of about 7-8 months ago) and fine-tune in light of (a) ‘360 hard data since release and (b) finally-emerging ‘real’ info about PS3?

    I can volunteer a short and mild IP natter about US v Europe approach to IP and the slowly-but-surely widening gap about relevance of IP in each of these ‘regional’ markets (only where games are concerned, of course).

  • #30342

    aphra
    Keymaster

    thanks Steph..lets talk by PM and see what we can organise.

    Talk by EI person would be good but maybe that is one for AWakenings at the end of the year.

    Aphra.

  • #30347

    kyotokid
    Keymaster
  • #30349

    aphra
    Keymaster

    looks like April to me?

    you should go home from work Ivan :)

    Aphra.

  • #30352

    Idora
    Participant

    looks like April to me?[/quote:d84b0b3dd5]Think Ivan was referring to the first line of the news piece and not the post date = “Looking like the gd.ie birthday event will take place on the evening of the 28th of February”

  • #30356

    aphra
    Keymaster

    oh, maybe I should go home :)

    Aphra.

  • #30357

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Yup thats what I meant :)

    I booked me plane ticket so all I have to do is find the location (not an easy task for me hehe)

  • #30358

    Idora
    Participant

    I booked me plane ticket so all I have to do is find the location (not an easy task for me hehe)[/quote:497c722e3d]anyone got a GPS handy?!

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