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This topic contains 41 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by  Nifty 12 years ago.

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  • #4808

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well it must be the time of year or something but we have been nominated for a golden spider award this year for best community/charity site. we don’t have to pay to enter this award competition although we do pay if we want to attend the dinner in the Burlo.

    for more see http://www.goldenspiders.ie/

    I guess we should be flattered by all the attention!!

    Aphra.

  • #27486

    omen
    Participant

    Wahoo!
    Any idea who we’re up against, nominees aren’t mentioned on the site.

  • #27487

    aphra
    Keymaster

    not yet..e-mail we got didn’t say.

    Aphra.

  • #27488

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    Wahoo!

    Lets hope we are not up against some huge site !

    Go gd.ie :)

  • #27489

    fitch
    Participant

    wahaay ! well done team gd.ie :D

  • #27491

    maniacrobot
    Participant

    Tis fantasic, well done to you guys tis most prestigious

  • #27538

    Skyclad
    Participant

    As Aphra mentioned, conersation about the dinner here. Im definately interested if there are a few others.

    Dave

  • #27541

    Steph
    Participant

    Not sure if I’m entitled to, but I recently got put in charge of marketing here (didn’t think it’d take long :twisted:) so (i) I get to pick my gigs and (ii) I’d be at the gd table, if I’m wanted and not gonna be sitting on my miserable self :lol:

  • #27595

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    I’ll try and make it along, depends on if I get paid in time or not.

    Jamie

  • #27611

    Idora
    Participant

    can’t make it, alas… would love to have made it along

  • #27613

    Nooptical
    Participant

    Congrats guys, this is damn sweet! :D

  • #27635

    aphra
    Keymaster
  • #27637

    fitch
    Participant

    i never knew about a world where you have to pay to win a prize :(

    is this the norm.. just sounds so dodgy to me

  • #27638

    Steph
    Participant

    ‘right… can we do headcounts? Definitely going / Maybe going (fairly certain) / Maybe going (-ish)?

    I’ll start the ball rolling – I’m definitely going.

    Hey fitch – ’tis normal, these Gala night things don’t come cheap and are rarely paid for (some sponsors may ‘lighten’ the bill, but not all of it). Unless they are organised by a professional Association for its Members (e.g. mine, APTMA) and paid for through Members’ subscriptions and the slush f[gag]……[/gag] :wink:

  • #27639

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Ill go.

  • #27646

    aphra
    Keymaster

    There is an IGDA meeting in Dundalk that day so I have to check start time etc. to see if I will be back..but I am fairly certain..

    Aphra.

  • #27647

    aphra
    Keymaster

    except maybe about the guna..

    Aphra.

  • #27648

    Ronny
    Participant

    Congrats on yet another award nomination!

    GD.ie is officially on the map now. :)

  • #27703

    Lynchman
    Participant

    Bad form on my part, but isn’t the Microsoft Launch party that night too???

  • #27715

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Hmm…according to the shortlist they have posted on their site, we haven’t been selected after all.

    http://www.goldenspiders.ie/shortlist.html

    Dave

  • #27716

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well we did get an e-mail saying we were nominated. Not sure now what we were nominated for…? I will be asking them given that we were thinking of forking out money to attend the event..

    Aphra.

  • #27724

    Steph
    Participant

    Please advise soonest :)

  • #27769

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster
  • #27770

    aphra
    Keymaster

    response to my Q stated that there were two stages to the selection process – nomination and then the creation of a short list whereby each nomination was judged against certain criteria. It seems we were nominated but did not make it past the selection process for the short list.

    It would have been nice to know there were two steps in the process..

    and what the criteria were..

    anyway, looks like I won’t be going then either..

    Aphra.

  • #27774

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Oh well :)

  • #27779

    Steph
    Participant

    :cry:

  • #27783

    Skyclad
    Participant

    We could go for a drink to bemoan our misery anyway…

  • #27785

    Idora
    Participant

    We could go for a drink to bemoan our misery anyway…[/quote:c304ee42db]gets my vote! How about some grub too?

  • #27786

    Steph
    Participant

    When’s that, then? On the 1st instead of the Spids? Or on the 2nd because it’s a Friday ( :wink: )? And are we not pre-empting the December ‘dig?

  • #27788

    Skyclad
    Participant

    2nd a bit short notice for a shindig? (and quite close to the last…)

    16th or 23rd were 2 dates that were mooted for an actual shindig (16th would get my vote).A dinner could be an option on the 1st/2nd though.

    Incidentally, did someone mention a xbox360 launch event or something on the 1st?

    Dave

  • #27795

    Pete
    Participant

    16th sounds good

  • #27796

    Idora
    Participant

    2nd a bit short notice for a shindig? (and quite close to the last…)

    16th or 23rd were 2 dates that were mooted for an actual shindig (16th would get my vote).A dinner could be an option on the 1st/2nd though.

    Incidentally, did someone mention a xbox360 launch event or something on the 1st?

    Dave[/quote:f157d14cd6]16th gets my vote too for the ‘Dig (nice one, Steph!)

    drinkies & grub on 2nd is a nice optional extra. I’ll be down for the IGDA meeting anyway, and Aphra and myself could head along after that if anyone’s game (can’t deprive Aphra of a guna-wearing opportunity!!)

  • #27830

    Nifty
    Participant

    grub on 16th leading to shindig afterward?

  • #27838

    Lynchman
    Participant

    Incidentally, did someone mention a xbox360 launch event or something on the 1st? [/quote:588bb549ba]

    Yea that was me. My mates who work in retail told me about it. Tickets are very limited even for them and some chains didn’t even get tickets, so dunno if even I’ll be able to go. Thought maybe gd.ie would of gotten some like what happened with the Sony party, but I guess at this stage maybe not, no matter… Go about your lives people.

  • #27842

    Steph
    Participant

    I can’t do 23rd and after, can’t do 9th either, so 16th is all good here :D

  • #27863

    aphra
    Keymaster

    16th is looking like a goer…I am going to a concert that evening now but can make it after…

    I guess Omen and Kyotokid will have problems with that date…?

    this Friday impromptu drinks after IGDA meeting sounds good ..just checking with my other half (now he is in the country!) before I confirm that.

    Aphra.

  • #27867

    kyotokid
    Keymaster

    I dont think we will be leaving the UK before the 16th Dec ;)

  • #27906

    omen
    Participant

    Yup, I’ll be moving house on the 16th :)
    Not flying in until the 21st.

  • #27922

    Idora
    Participant

    no reason why some of us can’t meet up with Omen & Kyotokid after Xmas… as well as the Shindig on 16th

    just a thought… there’s no way we’ll find a single date to suit all over the Xmas period

  • #27924

    Nooptical
    Participant

    How about the 25th of December?

  • #27926

    omen
    Participant

    To tell the truth, other than getting on and off a plane, I don’t think I’ll be in Dublin over xmas.

  • #27930

    Nifty
    Participant

    You know what, it looks like work has given me that day off, anyone else notice that?

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