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This topic contains 50 replies, has 14 voices, and was last updated by  Pete 13 years, 9 months ago.

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  • #2851

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    Great to see everyone and get the chance to put faces to names of the people I haven’t met, and catch up with those of you who I have, hope you all enjoyed yourselves and there was a great turnout, my count was around thirty while I was there.

    Jamie

  • #9685

    fitch
    Participant

    i did turn up to maguires.. at about 10 ish..

    but it just looked like it was full of normal fri night punters.. there was no section where i could descern a separate party.. :rolleyes:

    next time.. i have to get there at the same time as everyone else …. before it disintergrated into the general mellee ..

    the only face i knew to look out for was aphras… from the piccie on her website..and i didn’t spot anyone who resembled her :D

    ahhh.. well..

    glad you all had a goodie..

  • #9686

    Skyclad
    Participant

    There was an area that was set aside for us at the back, but I would say due to the success of the evening we outgrew it quite quickly…

    So when’s the next one?

    Dave

  • #9688

    Pete
    Participant

    Aphra’s away this week, but I think we should do it again around the same time next month. I really enjoyed meeting everyone, it was definitely worth the journey and I’m already looking forward to the next one…

  • #9691

    Idora
    Participant

    it was a very good night… i reckon there must have been 25 – 30 people over the course of the night

    aphra was talking about trying for a monthly slot and seeing how that turns out

  • #9716

    aphra
    Keymaster

    here with my fuzzy head after the PlayStation party last night…just caught this. Clare did you get the tickets ok for last night? You mean to say we were all too normal looking for gamedevelopers? We will have to try harder…

    On that note I met a couple of gamedevelopers people at the Sony party and the suggestion is that we dress up for the next shindig given that it is Halloween! ..

    but seriously I think we should try and meet again at the end of the month and I see that the last Fri of Oct. is the 31st so that might be good. Maguires seemed a nice place too..but we can go back to Toners as long as I ring them early about it this time..and get in before the birthday parties

    Aphra.

  • #9717

    Pete
    Participant

    Sounds good, somewhere a little bigger than the snug in Maguires this time, providing there’ll be as many there as the last time of course. Looking forward to it. Wonder what Jab will dress up as…?!

  • #9721

    Skyclad
    Participant

    If folks want to move closer to the city center, I can get one side of Mahaffeys set aside for us, which incidentally serves some of the best guinness in Dublin. The space can cater for 20-30 people quite comfortably, with loads of standing space nearby also.

    Dave

  • #9722

    Pete
    Participant

    Sounds good, its a nice quiet place for a post-work chat on a Friday evening

  • #9725

    fitch
    Participant

    :D aphra.. thanks for dropping the tickets round..

    i ended being booked for a Big Band extravaganza over at the concert hall.. well the rehearsal for the thursday show anyway

    :rolleyes: i need a night off..

    i’ll crack it yet.. but us musicians are busy bees right now..

  • #9726

    Festoon
    Participant

    Hey, Claire Fitch, I recognise you from KVR!

    Must buy CD…*mumble mumble*

  • #9727

    aphra
    Keymaster

    where is Mahaffeys? might be a good option..

    Aphra.

  • #9728

    Skyclad
    Participant

    on the corner of Pearse st/westland row, about half a minutes walk from Pearse Street Dart station.

    Dave

  • #9729

    Idora
    Participant

    Mahaffy’s would be an ideal venue… never gets too crowded & fairly central

  • #9730

    aphra
    Keymaster

    ok sounds good…Dave can you find out if the 30 or 31st Oct. is not booked for a birthday party of something?

    ..we should probably hang a gamedevelopers poster or two up this time so people know where we are in the pub..

    Aphra.

  • #9742

    Woody FX
    Participant

    ;)

  • #9743

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Friday, October 31st, Mahaffeys.

    See y’all there

    Dave

  • #9747

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    Sounds good to me, I’ll try and make it too. It’s a great old pub too, with some mighty pints

    Jamie

  • #9749

    fitch
    Participant

    hey festoon.. is that your kvr nick too..

    will look out for you !

    i’m going to try double hard this month LOL… but friday nights are a killer for me.. i don’t finish work.. a 12 hourer till at least ten..

    boo hoo..

    :D

    mahaffeys.. :cool:

  • #9754

    Festoon
    Participant

    hey festoon.. is that your kvr nick too..

    will look out for you !

    i’m going to try double hard this month LOL… but friday nights are a killer for me.. i don’t finish work.. a 12 hourer till at least ten..

    boo hoo..

    mahaffeys..[/quote:abc759261b]

    I think my KVR nick is Bydloyoho. I haven’t posted theremuch recently as I’ve been busy and I’m waiting impatiently for Sampletank 2.

    12 hour days are the suck…but at least you’re in Dublin!

  • #9759

    fitch
    Participant

    ahh festoon.. i know who you are then.. one of my faves at kvr too :D

    look forward to meeting you too at the shindig ..

    sampletank2 has taken for ever to get here.. i hope it won’t be much longer too

  • #9808

    Craig
    Participant

    Hey all,

    what time is everybody arriving at Mahaffeys?

    is anybody dressing up? (it is halloween after all)

    i don’t actually know any of you personally – i haven’t even posted much on the forum – been reading most of the threads though, I was at that playstation party, just didn’t know who to look for to say hi!
    was a good party though no?

    anyway, do you actually have a room booked, or is it just a case of grabbing a few tables?

    i don’t know any of your faces, so if you see a 24ish looking, semi-bald guy with a scraggly beard/smig who looks kinda lost…invite him over!

    ;)
    thanks,
    Craig

  • #9809

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I’ll prolly be there from 5.30/6.00 onwards…looks like I’ll be running off at about 10, so no fancy dress for me :(

  • #9815

    Pete
    Participant

    I’ve to travel from Donegal on Friday so It’ll probably be closer to 9 by the time I get in

  • #9823

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    I finish at around 8pm on Friday, so I’ll be fairly close by on Grafton St. I’ll try and get down after work then

    Jamie

  • #9835

    Idora
    Participant

    I hope to get there around 7 or so… has there been any movement on the suggestion to ‘brand’ ourselves somehow for easier identification?

  • #9842

    aphra
    Keymaster

    I have posters..will put them up if the pub is ok with that…they have the logo from this site and our name on them – I’ll bring a big pen to draw arrows!

    Aphra.

  • #9843

    aduggan
    Participant

    Looks like I will be missing yet another shindig. All work and no play is definitely making Alan a dull boy.

    Hope you all have a good one and I look forward to seeing some photos of the Guinness sponsored indoor hurling!

    Best,
    Alan

  • #9848

    fitch
    Participant

    :( I’m out too..

    shame … i was looking forward to meeting meedja and festoon :D

    i’m moving house on saturday… and i’m picking up that van from baggot st too early!

    i hope i can make november… maybe it’ll be on a different day than friday this time?

  • #9850

    aphra
    Keymaster

    fitch..hey if you can call in for one do…so at least you will know our faces for the next one..Alan..well maybe next time…

    Christmas will have to be a weekend event, or a Thurs and Friday at least to get everyone along…

    see you all tomorrow evening..I guess I’ll be there around 7 to pick Skyclad up out of the corner!!

    Aphra.

  • #9852

    Pete
    Participant

    Dunno if I’ll make it :confused: yet, depends how much work I can get done in the morning if theres any chance at all I can get away then I will. Hope to see you all tomorrow night.

  • #9853

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Aphra: I can survive more then 2 hours thank you very much!!! :)

    Dave

  • #9854

    ian_hannigan
    Participant
  • #9859

    julian
    Participant

    Hi all!

    I enjoyed meeting you all (well, maybe not all, I lost count at some point…) at the shindig last night and hope to see you at the next.

    Thanks for some interesting conversations, some lucid explanations for the unsuspecting literature student with no technical background whatsoever, and everything else…

    — Julian.

  • #9863

    Pete
    Participant

    I second that, it was particularly good to see the Havok lads there. 2 more days til The Matrix : Revolutions opens, looking forward to proving Skyclad’s matrix within a matrix theory WRONG!!;)

  • #9865

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I do of course look forward to proving myself right, as always! Either that, or arguing how the Wachowskis got it all wrong and how I should have been right. Still looking forward to Return of the King more though – I predict that [spoiler]Frodo will get to mount doom and have a fight with Gollum and gollum will fall in with the ring…[/spoiler]. Damn I’ll be good if I’m proven right on both accounts :)

    Dave

  • #9866

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Skyclad on the Matrix!!!! That would have been a good debate. Now I’m really ticked off that I couldn’t make it!

    Anyway…

    Apparently the ‘matrix within-a-matrix’ theory IS the big twist, Trinity will die and the matrix consumes Neo or so I’ve heard ;)

    Has anyone got tickets for the 2pm showing on the 5th???

  • #9867

    Skyclad
    Participant

    nononononononono….. :)

    Neo is a program and will have to choose between destroying the matrix and freeing everyone, or keeping the matrix and keeping Trinity.

    Thus he has to destroy himself to save her (and everyone else’s) lives.

    /me sees this thread degenerating…

    Dave

  • #9868

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Tis only a detour :)

    OK back to Shindigs etc….

  • #9869

    Pete
    Participant

    There is no shindig…..:eek:

  • #9870

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    lol

  • #9882

    JAB
    Participant

    You will all be diappointed by the new Matrix. 1 or 2 out of 10 max. Sorry I missed the Halloween night meet but I got work piled on top of me. I understand a lot of you are wondering where the Nokia Ngage Demos are. So am I. Perhaps everyone one the list could mail upstart (twice). Other than that. I know nowt.

  • #9892

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Jab, When was the last time you worked on/saw the prototypes???

    Ian

  • #9894

    JAB
    Participant

    That would be the day of the exhibition opening in the Digital Hub Play thang. I’ve heard nothing since then.

  • #9898

    Pete
    Participant

    Saw Revolutions last night. I don’t know what I was expecting really, but I must confess I am disappointed. The Zion scenes, humans vs sentinels, are breathtaking and the “superbrawl” in the matrix is very good too but I feel this is the weakest of the trilogy. Some of the questions raised in Reloaded aren’t fully answered either IMHO. Anyhow if any of you have seen it I’d love to hear what you thought, maybe start a new thread seeing as this apparently links to the forthcoming Matrix Online game. Oh and Skyclad, without giving anything away, ->;)

  • #9899

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I saw it, and well…All I can say is that the Wachowskis are the ones who were wrong – not me :)

    Graphics were excellent – and felt like part of the film unlike Star Wars, script was good, action was amazing. Would have made an amazing individual film, sadly it was the third part of a trilogy, and had to live up to so much more.

    Dave

  • #9900

    Lynchman
    Participant
  • #9924

    Festoon
    Participant

    :( I’m out too..

    shame … i was looking forward to meeting meedja and festoon :D
    [/quote:d33488afca]

    Gah! I didn’t make it either! Hard for us down-the-country types to appear as it involves freeing up the calendar and booking accomodation and so forth.

  • #9963

    fitch
    Participant

    my shoulders are only now recovering from that mamoth move…

    it was fun driving the van though :D

    next meeting… fingers crossed it’s not on a friday night.. please ..

    i really want to meet up with a few of you

  • #9964

    Skyclad
    Participant

    Votes for Thursday or Saturday? I think getting Mahaffey’s on thursday will be quite difficult, so it might require a change in venue again :(

    Dave

  • #9966

    Pete
    Participant

    I vote for Saturday, around the 7pm mark again?

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