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    • #6353
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      I am just waiting for a few event details to be confirmed before we make a definitive announcement here but it is looking like we will go for the weekend of the 23/24/25 Nov. there could be a few game related events on in TCD and DIT that weekend so it should be a good weekend to get a few industry people and students together.

      It seems like ages since we had a proper get together.

      More later

      Aphra.

    • #39086
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      What are these Shindig’s anyway?

    • #39087
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Dont think i’ll make that one unfortunately but hope its a good one

    • #39088
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      Peter…for the sake of your passport you probably shouldn’t! You wanna make it home for Christmas?

      shindigs are just informal meetings in a pub to share ideas, projects, gossip etc…meet people from the boards..find out what is going on…

      they happen every month or two….

      Aphra.

    • #39089
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’d be up for going, if I can.

    • #39090
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      generally closer to the time we pick a day, time and pub….if there are events in DIT and TCD that weekend it will be somewhere near there in Dublin. some of us can PM you numbers if you don’t know anyone so you can check where we are…

      Aphra.

    • #39092
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Oddly I might be in Dublin that weekend to meet the gf, might call down.

    • #39097
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Peter…for the sake of your passport you probably shouldn’t! You wanna make it home for Christmas?
      [/quote:e51c3e2df7]

      That is true. Although i reckon it was a once off (well besides the time earlier this year i lost it and found it again).lol

    • #39096
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Oddly I might be in Dublin that weekend to meet the gf, might call down.[/quote:db23c5babb]
      For the sake of your gf, don’t! They’re a scary bunch ;)

    • #39098
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      now Damian…you have always got off lightly!…

      and we are quite nice to gfs…my having been one from time to time!

      Aphra.

    • #39099
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      :)

      I won’t make it again I’m afraid. Am in the country in November, but not then, nor would I be free if it was then :(

    • #39100
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      :)

      …nor would I be free if it was then :([/quote:e69aaf2970]

      Get your family to move to Dublin

    • #39101
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Get your family to move to Dublin[/quote:bb29539abb]
      But then I’d never visit them…how does that work?

    • #39102
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      will book that date so. Looking forward to it

      Wonder if we can get Hannigan back over for it… and maybe even Conway will descend from the lofty realm (Galway) and sully his bell bottoms with a Dublin appearance…

    • #39103
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hannigan will be busy getting his shagging level ready, he’ll be working nights and weekends.

      I’m joking, and yet worryingly, I’m wondering if there is some truthin that statement :(

    • #39104
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hannigan will be busy getting his shagging level ready, he’ll be working nights and weekends.[/quote:4d131b48f2]

      Some things never change :P

    • #39105
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hannigan will be busy getting his shagging level ready, he’ll be working nights and weekends.[/quote:1c71dfc979]

      Some things never change :P[/quote:1c71dfc979]

      Sounds about right for rebellion.lol

    • #39106
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      and maybe even Conway will descend from the lofty realm (Galway) and sully his bell bottoms with a Dublin appearance…[/quote:127cbb03b9]

      Well, it has been a while since I’ve met up with the great unwashed horde, so if I can get the finger out* in November I might actually be able to make the arduous and unforgiving journey from Galway to Dublin.

      I’ll also have to check with the evil one if she’ll let me go out and play…

      * People who actually know me in person will no doubt be worried that I actually have my finger in something…

    • #39107
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Sounds about right for rebellion.lol[/quote:771916ecf2]

      ?

      We’ve only had about a week and a half in the last year. Not a big problem here.

    • #39109
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ernest Adams is presenting in DIT on Saturday 24th, what was the pub people went to on that night last year ? ( I was there; honest, but like Woodstock, if you remember it then … :lol: ). Count me in, I’ve work that day and will be traveling to the big smoke Saturday evening. Have to take the red eye ( with red eyes ) to Birmingham Sunday Morning. :roll:

    • #39108
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Sounds about right for rebellion.lol[/quote:ccc4032152]
      ?
      We’ve only had about a week and a half in the last year. Not a big problem here.[/quote:ccc4032152]
      Maybe he meant "sounds about right for that no-good slacker ian hannigan" :lol:

      Dave

    • #39110
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I better make it to this shindig. It’ll probably be one of my last in the country for quite some time. :wink:

    • #39111
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Should make that one folks, looking forward to catching up. Think a few of my old Instinct/Darkwater buddies might be coming along too

    • #39112
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Yeah, to help you out in your new spin-off show "Hoff in the city".

    • #39113
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Actually is called "Hoff the Rails" and theres a part for YOU in it

    • #39116
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      so where is the nov event going to be?

    • #39117
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      I think that Ernest Adams is in town and might be persuaded to join us for a drink – he has done before. His workshop is on Sat. the 24th in DIT so somewhere near to Aungier Street might be good. Open to suggestions though…

      Aphra.

    • #39118
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Are we sticking with the usual friday evening gathering?

      Dave

    • #39122
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      can be either Friday or Saturday….depends on what suits most people..

      Aphra.

    • #39125
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Away on sat :( so Friday would suit much better ;>

      Game students graduating that night also…

    • #39155
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’m up for a swallay or four…

      I’ll even bring me extra special, shiny drinking trousers.

      But I’m not coming if that McNally fella is there. He’s dangerous that lad.

      Keep away.

    • #39161
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hello Loki,

      Now I know who you are. Remember, only girls drink WKD in Dublin, so don’t get caught out

    • #39162
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      AAALL burst yur daayl McNawly!

      LOL :P

    • #39164
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      which game students are graduating that night ManE?

      and where…

      looking like the Friday night which means I will probably be on the orange juice again..ah well…

      Aphra.

    • #39167
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Hoping to make it to this one myself, or at least something before I head back to England.

    • #39178
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      so there is the Ernest Adams workshop on game design for secondary schools on the Sat (24th), an XNA game programming day in Trinity on the Monday (26th) and now a writing for games workshop in Film Base in Temple Bar on the following Wed (28th) ..see calendar and news for more details….

      Aphra.

    • #39201
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I think that Ernest Adams is in town and might be persuaded to join us for a drink – he has done before. His workshop is on Sat. the 24th in DIT so somewhere near to Aungier Street might be good. Open to suggestions though…

      Aphra.[/quote:a3b97f8779]

      Conerstone pub is close to the Aungier street campus .

    • #39209
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Friday is the BCFE graduation day, so there will be both Ludo and Cghnd graduations on the day. Hope to be all good to come straight after…

    • #39224
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Conerstone pub is close to the Aungier street campus .[/quote:74b906fc7b]

      That’s a good spot, alright. I’d be up for a Friday night bash, but can’t make Saturday

    • #39228
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Friday probably suits me better too.

    • #39276
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’ll be there. Might even get my Christmas shopping done while I’m down.

      Just be prepared for me giving a two hour lecture on every little detail of the current Civ III game I have going.. the battles against the Spanish, Celts and Indians, the Eastern Continental War, all of the sweet madness. Ooh it’s great :D

    • #39278
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      i’m planning to be there , looking forward to it :D

      cornerstone .. is that the one on the cross roads that split wexford st and angier st?

    • #39279
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Right so: Cornerstone Pub.
      Friday evening.
      from 7pm.

      Be there, or your account shall be revoked.

      Dave

    • #39280
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      by the way there is an up and downstairs – not sure where we will be but just so you know…!

      it is the one on the corner of Wexford street and Kevin Street….

      Aphra.

    • #39282
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’ll be at BOTH bars from 7 :lol:

    • #39331
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’ll be there then and gonna try get some of the IET Trinity people down as well.

    • #39332
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Class

    • #39336
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I’ll be there, looking forward to it :)

    • #39338
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Should be there too.

    • #39375
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      hmm well i dont think i can make it , have my ballyfermot graduation that night , might try and make it up after .

    • #39381
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Right. So I got myself hooked up with a lift from a mate in uni. The only problem now is finding this little pub. 40 Wexford Street, yeah? Okay…

      8)

    • #39382
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Not 100% sure where it is myself Ronny but this picture may come in handy.

      Link

    • #39383
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      if you keep going up Georges St. (away from temple bar) you will see DIT Aungier St on the right after a while. Keep going a little bit further and you will see The Corner Stone in the corner between Kevin St and Aungier St/Wexford St.

      http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&time=&date=&ttype=&q=Dublin,+Ireland&ie=UTF8&ll=53.337203,-6.265662&spn=0.005971,0.020084&z=16&om=1

    • #39384
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      Ronny…if you get lost give me a call….you should still have my number

      Aphra.

    • #39388
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      looking forward to tonight… Looks like a good turnout.

      See you all later

    • #39399
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I was there. Twas alright. Any of you see my amazing Reporter guy on fire? 8)

    • #39400
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I had a good night, even decided to join the forums because of it. My name is Baz if anyone remembers meeting me.
      Everyone I met was bang on, even got asked to help out on a game. =]

      I’ll definitely be at the next event and hopefully we can get a few more from the IET course down.

    • #39401
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Yep, had a really good night, nice crowd there in the end. Twas great to see some of the old Torc lads too although I’ll probably have to put some effort into finding a more manly drink for Pete next time. :wink:

    • #39402
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Sounds like this one was a big turn out. Well if there one on during December I should make it. Back from the 19th. And should be in Dublin one of the days before christmas (20-21st).

    • #39390
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      yeah i’ll definietely make the december one, i’ll see to it!

    • #39406
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Aye it was a great turnout. It was good to see a lot of old faces and a fair few new faces too.

      I was telling my friend on the way down that something unique always happens that can only happen in Dublin. You may find yourself in the middle of a communist rally, anti-communist rally, Thin Lizzy memorial show, or any other random thing. Yesterday was no different. Russell (prat with a t) Brand was randomly signing autographs in a book shop. In fairness he was really dead on. Just another trip to Dublin…

      Anyone else notice that the band played Breakfast at Tiffany’s at least 5 times? :shock:

    • #39408
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Ya twas a goodly night, nice to have meet most of ye atlast face to face. Was a very friendly and open atmosphere was made welcome by all *sobs.

      I had a good night, even decided to join the forums because of it. My name is Baz if anyone remembers meeting me.
      Everyone I met was bang on, even got asked to help out on a game. =] [/quote:6a24adcca7]

      Good that you joined Baz, was a bit strange to meet another Villars/JFK man in the depths of Dublin, welcome.

      Wouldnt be able to make the next shindig if it was before christmass, just after I will be up that way again. Would like to drift into one these things again sometime.

      Anyone else notice that the band played Breakfast at Tiffany’s at least 5 times?[/quote:6a24adcca7]

      Twas wondering that myself, thought it was the drink :/

      Jonathan

    • #39409
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      I was telling my friend on the way down that something unique always happens that can only happen in Dublin. [/quote:be5db47f12]
      Random drunken lad whipping a cigarette from my mouth while he walked by before I even got a chance to light it, I’ve been here 10 years and I’ve never seen that happen. :shock:

      Anyone else notice that the band played Breakfast at Tiffany’s at least 5 times? :shock:[/quote:be5db47f12]
      Aye, but they were very good all the same…the positioning of their PA right beside our tables aside of course. ;)

    • #39417
      Aphra K
      Keymaster

      thanks to everyone for coming along last Friday night. Not sure how many there were but around 20ish. We took over the cornerstone and were very comfy until the musicians started. Ernest Adams popped in to say hello and people travelled from Belfast and Galway to be with us.

      Some people felt we were getting a bit negative here on the boards about how things are developing in ireland, we need to be more supportive and positive. Perhaps we are getting a bit cynical because there were a lot of very talented people in the pub last Friday night and a lot of eager students also working hard to improve their skills. The turnout alone showed that there is still a good cohort of people involved and watching what is happening on gd.ie even if they are not posting every day. So chins up everyone..

      Good to meet the new folks…just a note to new and nearly new people on the boards. We want to keep the focus here on game development issues rather than on favourite games. So this is the place to post if you have questions about how artists or programmers achieved certain things, about who is who in the industry etc. We try to keep the fan stuff to a minimum.

      Mind you the occasional ‘hoff comment’ is tolerated. :)

      Aphra.

    • #39418
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Sounds like it was a great night , damn it! :cry:

      Hopefully I’ll be flu free for the next one!

    • #39421
      Anonymous
      Inactive

      Students working hard to improve their skills

      /flex

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