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Title: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 03 Jul 2008, 01:54
There was talk of an Australia con thing in the Sydney meet up thread. So lets do it!

Who's keen?
Where? Sydney was suggested as this was reasonably central for everyone/everything. I mean, most of you are based in Sydney.
When's good? I'm thinking February, early or late is ideal for me but other people matter also! I'm going to Japan mid Feb so I can hopefully make a stop over before or after :D
What's happening? Given that there are only 15ish regular posters spread across Australia and New Zealand it hardly makes sense to try and do anything more complex than an extended hanging out session. However, throw your ideas in here, all suggestions are good.

So, would various posters from Aus and NZ be keen to meet up in Sydney, Februaryish 2009?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 03 Jul 2008, 02:00
I'm totally up for it. February sounds like a good time for me as well, I'll even be in the country!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 03 Jul 2008, 04:43
Sure, why not. Wait, isn't that peak humidity season in Sydney? Slogan: SydneyCon 2009: Sweat it up, baby!

I would think that seven months is plenty of time to have a bunch of commemorative t-shirts printed.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: yelley on 03 Jul 2008, 12:53
riz... i feel like you're mocking me. just for that i'm not going to your sydney thing.

(i really want to go to your sydney thing.)
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: tommydski on 03 Jul 2008, 13:11
I might be up for this, if I'm not coming to Oz sooner.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: 0bsessions on 03 Jul 2008, 13:41
I might be up for this, if you guys would just sack up and move your god forsaken island closer to proper civilization.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Gridgm on 03 Jul 2008, 16:17
I might be up for this, if you guys would just sack up and move your god forsaken island closer to proper civilization.

does the stick come up your ass as a class feature or do you have to install it yourself?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Lunchbox on 03 Jul 2008, 16:19
I live in Australia.

I'll be the one standing around saying "Is it can be coffee tiem nao?"
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: 0bsessions on 03 Jul 2008, 16:26
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Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Liz on 03 Jul 2008, 17:36
does the stick come up your ass as a class feature or do you have to install it yourself?

I have never had an opinion of you but with this post you are placed firmly on my list of awesome people.

Please, continue!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Aztex on 03 Jul 2008, 18:12
February sounds great
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: tommydski on 03 Jul 2008, 18:21
I might be up for this, if you guys would just sack up and move your god forsaken island closer to proper civilization.

If they did move to Scandinavia, the Netherlands or Switzerland you'd still have to fly pretty far to attend.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: est on 03 Jul 2008, 18:24
Due to a somewhat startling co-incidence I will be in Australia in February 2009.  I should probably be noted down as being "in" on this.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: ViolentDove on 03 Jul 2008, 19:48
Sure, why not. Wait, isn't that peak humidity season in Sydney? Slogan: SydneyCon 2009: Sweat it up, baby!

I would think that seven months is plenty of time to have a bunch of commemorative t-shirts printed.

If we're going with that slogan, I think it has to be commemorative lycra leotards.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: 0bsessions on 03 Jul 2008, 21:34
If they did move to Scandinavia, the Netherlands or Switzerland you'd still have to fly pretty far to attend.

Still not as bad as where it is. From the eastern US, Australia is something like a 22 hour flight. I'd love to see Australia some day, but twenty-two hours on a plane is just not something I could ever picture myself being willing to do.

Now, if they were to move the island somewhere between Europe and the US, that'd be pretty bitchin'.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 03 Jul 2008, 21:41
Nah, it'd be a cold shithole like New Zealand then...
Once I've sorted out my fares to Japan I should be able to provide possible dates! :D
I'm also gonna be applying for UNSW and Sydney University so this might be a moving over to Australia party for me as well.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: est on 03 Jul 2008, 22:46
Jon, take a flight to Hong Kong.  Spend a couple days there taking in the local culture.  Then take a flight to Sydney.

One the way back stop in at Hawaii.  Spend a couple days relaxing in the sun before heading home.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: McTaggart on 03 Jul 2008, 23:19
I am pretty sure I will be able to do this. I'm pretty sure I'll be able to do this for under $350 + spending money. I think early February would be better, my uni semester starts on the 23rd (though I've done 8 weeks of all these units anyway, so I can probably arrange to be lax on that).
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: fatty on 03 Jul 2008, 23:20
Can we please not call it sydneycon or ozcon, it's not a convention :P It's a meetup of regular internet folks. Southern hemisphere reprezent!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 04 Jul 2008, 00:47
Who said anything about convention? This is an opportunity to be CONdescending to the Americans and their CONventions :D
Besides, a meetup doesn't seem official enough. Needs more bigness.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: fatty on 04 Jul 2008, 01:36
Synonyms of 'convention'

assembly, caucus, conference, congress, council, custom, gathering, meeting
convocation, crowd, gathering, group, meeting, muster, troop
colloquium, discussion, parley, seminar

Synonyms of 'party'
affair, celebration, festivity, fete, function, gala, occasion, soiree
carnival, celebration, colorful, feast, festal, festival, fete, fiesta, function, shindig

I personally like the sound of the "The Sydney Affair".
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 04 Jul 2008, 01:56
You forgot "shindig".

Also possibly "debacle". Let's keep our options open here!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 04 Jul 2008, 02:01
I have stated numerous times how in on this I am.

I'll be the one standing around saying "Is it can be coffee tiem nao?"

I'll be the one answering "yes yes oh please yes"
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Gridgm on 04 Jul 2008, 03:13
i'm starting to feel bad for living in melbourne as i'm nto sure i can make it
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jmrz on 04 Jul 2008, 03:57
February is fine with me. I can easily be in Sydney in February. I may be a bit money tight in January - planning a trip to Melbourne for then I think.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 04 Jul 2008, 05:23
i'm starting to feel bad for living in melbourne as i'm nto sure i can make it
Dude... I'll be coming from New Zealand, via Japan. What's your excuse?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Aztex on 04 Jul 2008, 07:22
Sydney Shindig sounds good, quite jovial and it also rhymes alliterates!

Quote
!!! Fatty @ 1:07:58
sydney shindig DOES NOT RHYME 1:08:02
it alliterates!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: tommydski on 04 Jul 2008, 07:36
Box Social.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Lunchbox on 04 Jul 2008, 09:47
I see what you did there.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Tom on 04 Jul 2008, 15:16
If its during the weekend and I have minimal homework I'm in/up for a Sydney meet-up.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 04 Jul 2008, 19:10
Guys you know I'm dying to come back, I will of course be totally in on this.
 
Maybe I should come back for another visit sometime before as well.  I have decided I like Newcastle/Sydney and I miss you all already.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: 0bsessions on 05 Jul 2008, 16:18
Jon, take a flight to Hong Kong.  Spend a couple days there taking in the local culture.  Then take a flight to Sydney.

One the way back stop in at Hawaii.  Spend a couple days relaxing in the sun before heading home.

Actually, this is how I've planned to do it. The unfortunate thing is that, honestly speaking, I'll probably long since be out of contact with most of the cool Aussies on this forum before I ever undertake such an expensive venture. I can't imagine being able to afford a trip like that before I'm thirty (A good six years off and it'd probably be well later than that), but it is most definitely something I'd love to do. Not necessarily even Hong Kong, but if I were to make a trip to Australia in my life I'd probably want it on a summer long trip. Start off in western Europe, then down to Israel or something, then on to China or Japan and then to Australia before heading to the western US and then home.

If I got into teaching, as I've been considering again lately, it's something I'd love to do what with summers off and all.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 08 Jul 2008, 02:36
So, who is excited?
Basically I'm just bumping this!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: yelley on 08 Jul 2008, 04:41
The unfortunate thing is that, honestly speaking, I'll probably long since be out of contact with most of the cool Aussies on this forum before I ever undertake such an expensive venture. I can't imagine being able to afford a trip like that before I'm thirty

are you saying you won't be internet friends with us anymore in 6 years?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: axerton on 08 Jul 2008, 06:06
i'm starting to feel bad for living in melbourne as i'm nto sure i can make it

Hey I'm in Melbourne and I'm as sure as I can be at this early stage that I will be going to What-Ever-We-Are-Calling-This-Gathering. I don't know how much flight from mel to syd and back would be, but it can't be too expensive (I hope).

Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: fatty on 08 Jul 2008, 06:24
Virgin Blue! Get in early! When we set a date, it will sure to be after school starts! Non-peak yay!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: McTaggart on 08 Jul 2008, 07:19
I'm looking at 280ish (student flights, no other shopping around) Perth to Sydney return. Melbourne to Sydney should be pretty affordable, especially if you don't mind a little discomfort on the plane. Does anyone have any idea where they'd be staying or know of any backpackers type places they'd reccomend?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 08 Jul 2008, 08:29
I have one couch. A maximum of two people can sleep on it but my place is small and since my brother will actually be in the country (presumably) I'd prefer only one person to crash here. First one to call it gets it, I guess.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: ViolentDove on 08 Jul 2008, 17:12
We've got a couple of couches as well. My housemates should be fine with people staying so long as you're not a junky/homophobe/allergic to dogs.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Jul 2008, 20:45
Jimmy: Fuckin' DIBS
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 08 Jul 2008, 23:26
I'm calling a couch at Violet Dove's, and promise not to get too drunk at this.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jmrz on 09 Jul 2008, 07:13
For those looking for cheap accommodation that isn't someone's couch, I'd suggest perhaps a YHA. They are very reasonable share accommodation and if you can get a couple of you together you could share a room without too much hassle.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: fatty on 10 Jul 2008, 18:22
Well, I know it's early, but I'd like to propose this:

Everyone post their preferred dates for this. Sometime in February. Be generous, it probably won't be perfect for everyone. It would be good to get a general idea of when people are doing what.

After a few weeks - we'll give everyone who doesn't check daily some time, we can finalise a date. Obviously some preferance goes to those who are travelling interstate(and rizzo).

I'm free any time in Feb, but it sounds like 2nd/3rd week will be best.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Lunchbox on 10 Jul 2008, 18:26
February is too far away, sorry my love. I will say so in late January.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 10 Jul 2008, 20:01
I'd prefer either the beginning or end of Feb so 6-9th or 20-24th. As it stands my girlfriend and I will be going to Japan for two weeksish and we can stop over in Sydney either on the way there or the way back. If that doesn't work out though I can more than likely save some extra cash and come pretty much straight after I come back from Japan, I love flying so no biggie there :D
What about interstate peoples? What works for you guys?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 10 Jul 2008, 20:51
I can do this pretty much whenever. Be aware, however, that in January and February I am prone to sudden severe restrictions on my timetable, depending on whether any of my favourite overseas bands are touring Australia in the summer and, if they are, what dates they announce. So, uh, basically plan a date and if I'd rather go see a band in Melbourne on that weekend then you'll just have to have fun without me.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Jul 2008, 23:29
I will probably be going back to uni on the 23rd of February. So before then would be swell. Anytime in the early 3/4s of the month are cool with me though.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 11 Jul 2008, 03:37
We should have it on the 6th-9th so it can be all about my birthday and I can be the centre of attention hooray.

Seriously though as long as it is before uni goes back (I don't know dates for certain but it would be around the 20th of Feb) I am fine with whenever.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jmrz on 11 Jul 2008, 18:22
As long as it is before March 2nd (which is when uni goes back), and as long as it isn't a Saturday, that is fine with me.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 11 Jul 2008, 22:19
Whenever is good with me. It doesn't look like anyone awesome will ever hire me and I can almost always get time off from my crappy job!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Jul 2008, 23:21
I mentioned that I have no idea what my life is going to be like in February so I say whenever other people say. I don't care, I'm coming, that's that.

Also it probably seems like a dick move but Harry's post made me think it'd be fun if this came during the summer touring season, and I could catch band(s) doing Easter States-only tours.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 11 Jul 2008, 23:36
I would probably hit up Melbourne for some shows while I was jetsetting around anyway.

I think it is good that we will be hanging out on neutral territory Dovey. I have pissed on too many things in this city to be comfortable showing you around.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Jul 2008, 23:54
Imagine... Pissing on a whole new landscape....

What a world we live in.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: fatty on 12 Jul 2008, 00:24
http://www.facebook.com/editevent.php?eid=19744223378&guests=1#/event.php?eid=19744223378
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: est on 12 Jul 2008, 20:44
Ali, please change the host from "QC" to something else.  This isn't an official QC thing, it's a bunch of forum people getting together.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: fatty on 13 Jul 2008, 01:20
I changed it to gabbly? or is that still too official. Confirm your attendence and i can make you admin!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 20 Jul 2008, 20:10
Now guys, don't forget, this shit is much more serious than that crappy Troncon thing. This one has Wombats and Kangroos*.


*Wombats and kangaroos are based upon individual participants needs/wants/desires/requirements.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: tommydski on 20 Jul 2008, 20:39
Rizzo, these photos were taken at Tronnocon -

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3179/2662783876_6b70ac7daf.jpg)

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3287/2662759514_611699a206.jpg)

Just sayin'.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 20 Jul 2008, 21:44
That wombat looks like a bulldog!  Bizarre.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 20 Jul 2008, 21:55
That'd be a hairy-nosed wombat of one species or another. They're funny-lookin'.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 29 Jul 2008, 17:34
I wish I could believe you Tommy, I really do. You know just as well as I do that the top "animal" is in fact Est and the other is none other than Joseph Hocking...
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Liz on 29 Jul 2008, 17:45
Well, it does look like Joe but he was super lame and didn't go to Toronto. So no dice there.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Lunchbox on 12 Aug 2008, 20:12
Hey Sydneysiders, while I got you all here, does anyone have a couch I can crash on maybe a night or two while I look for a new job in Sydney?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: normz on 12 Aug 2008, 20:29
ok guys i am so in on this too.... a flight from sydney to brissie is a piece of cake, if i play it right i may even be able to write it all off as a work expense .... late january or early feb would be preferable but im pretty flexible with dates
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 05 Sep 2008, 00:23
OKAY.

HOW IS THE WEEKEND OF THE 20TH OF FEBRUARY FOR EVERYONE.

If it is a problem for you Normz let me know, I am mostly basing the fact that I can't make it earlier than the 13th on the fact that it will probably clash with my exams for Summer Semester. And people pointed out  quite rightly that having it on the Valentines Day weekend might cause problems for those of us who are getting laid.

Any later and we are getting into Semester 1 territory, so I thought this date was optimal, but I want to get a consensus before I go booking flights, and I want to book as early as possible because it will be cheaper and I am poor.

P.S. I don't know what I'm doing for accomodation but I will probably figure it out.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: McTaggart on 05 Sep 2008, 02:35
20th of february is pretty ok for me. The week before would probably be better. It's the start of the first week of semester but that is cool; I've done this semester before.

So this means I need to ask myself if I trust qantas to throw a plane between perth and sydney on two days of my choosing?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 05 Sep 2008, 02:49
Brett, that sounds rad enough to me!  Wooo plans!  I can't wait.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: axerton on 05 Sep 2008, 08:23
Admittedly I'm not organized enough to know things like when uni semesters start, but what the hell, sounds good to me.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jmrz on 05 Sep 2008, 23:34
It's my sister's birthday that weekend, but we'll figure something out and we can do something earlier in the week. Sounds sweet to me.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: fatty on 06 Sep 2008, 00:26
Brett, that weekend sounds fantastic. Good spotting on valentines.

Why don't we throw out the meetups for a 4-day period, say from Thursday 19th to Sunday 22th of Feb, depending on when out-of-towners will be arriving and leaving. Everybody go organise themselves and then post times for hang outs.
So exciting!

P.S. Everyone go here http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php#/event.php?eid=19744223378
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: The extra letter on 06 Sep 2008, 01:11
This sounds totally rad in a totally rad kind of way. I will most definitely be attending at least one day.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 06 Sep 2008, 01:18
I will probably be arriving on Friday morning and flying out early on Monday morning so that I can have a full Sunday. Jodie and I have discussed catching the same flight so we are not trapped and alone in an unfamiliar city, but if anything is going on Thursday I might think about coming down earlier!

I suppose it is way too early to start planning actual events, but I was thinking we should have a picnic or something on the Sunday. Anyone else have any suggestions for shit we can do? I think we should definately organize a night to go out drinking, but I'd like to know what everyone else thinks of that. Maybe not everyone coming is a piss wreck! In any case Dovey and I will probably be doing some sort of drinking but we can probably do it at 1am when normal people have gone to bed.

P.S. Who wants to come clubbing with Dovey and I because we want to show the internet how we cut up on the dance floor.

Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 06 Sep 2008, 01:25
Brett, I will go whenenever you go.  It is not a big deal, I can just get the days off!  We can sit together on the plane and everything.  It will be sooo romantic. Well until we get there and I claim Dovey spoons.
Also, I can't wait to go out clubbing with you guys.  Count me in.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 06 Sep 2008, 01:39
I will chaperone you into the waiting cavity of Doveys spoon technique.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Sep 2008, 02:32
I endorse this.

I am not sure if I will be drinking again by February but I would like to mention I am pretty susceptible to even small amounts of peer pressure.

I will probably do the thing that the above people say. Friday night to Monday morning.

Picnics? Fuck yes
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Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Sep 2008, 03:15
So are all you guys crashing with me and Jimmy or what?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Eris on 06 Sep 2008, 03:17
Clubbing with Brett will be a great time if it is anything like his video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1lJ8CqjXA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1lJ8CqjXA)
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 06 Sep 2008, 13:45
So are all you guys crashing with me and Jimmy or what?

If you do have floor space and some kind of thin mattress, and don't mind a third person from the internet cramming into your apartment, I am down, since apparently you guys live close to the airport, and it will be convenient if I am flying down with Jodie, but if you are worried about overcrowding issues I can sort out something else.

PS Hannah you haven't commented on my video yet
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 06 Sep 2008, 13:58
So does this mean that there will be no Chicagocon? That is thoroughly depressing.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Liz on 06 Sep 2008, 14:29
No, Chicagocon is still going to happen. But the Australians can't afford to fly over here to join us so they just do their own thing down under.

If you know what I mean.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Sep 2008, 15:10
Our thing is so much better than your thing.
Also Brett, we have a small house (I do not know why people keep saying apartment) so there is floorspace for all! Should you want it. We will have a sofa bed and a futon but I think Dovey and Jodie bagsied those? I also think there might be a Dski somewhere in there but we will see how that turns out.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Eris on 06 Sep 2008, 17:08
Brett, I need an account to comment and I was too lazy to make one. I am showing everyone it instead; spreadin' the love around.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 06 Sep 2008, 17:53
Basically Lunchy's house is getting turned into an internet version of Friends.

SHOTGUN RACHEL
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Sep 2008, 21:01
SHOTGUN SHOOTING MYSELF IN THE HEAD WITH A SHOTGUN
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Post by: jodizzle on 06 Sep 2008, 21:39
This is going to be the most fun ever.
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Post by: Rizzo on 07 Sep 2008, 20:47
I'm getting back to Auckland from Japan on the 22nd. I may still be able to make it on Monday or something? It depends on finance and such like.
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Post by: tommydski on 08 Sep 2008, 05:26
Presumably everyone will still be there a couple of days later at he very least, right?

It would be pretty dumb to come all that way and miss the person who actually thought of this whole shebang in the first place!
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Post by: Hat on 08 Sep 2008, 08:08
I am willing to extend it a couple of days in either direction if it increases the volume of hangouts, so I can probably organize to do Friday-Tuesday if that is ok with our generous hosts
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Post by: David_Dovey on 08 Sep 2008, 17:54
EDIT: Dang, I misread tommy's post.

Anyhow, I'll still hang about for a few days if others are, as previously stated, I'm pretty suggestible.

wink.
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Post by: tommydski on 08 Sep 2008, 17:58
Rizzo. It was Rizzo's idea!

He started this thread!
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Post by: Lunchbox on 08 Sep 2008, 23:14
Dudes Rizzo is the most awesome person ever. You should do whatever you can to meet up with him.

Whatever you can.



Also hey Brett! If you are willing to couch-surf for however long, Jimmy and I are willing to provide the couch.
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Post by: fatty on 09 Sep 2008, 06:13
Rizzo. It was Rizzo's idea!

He started this thread!

We had this idea before this thread was started, I believe.
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Post by: Rizzo on 09 Sep 2008, 17:43
Indeed, I have no intention of laying claim to this event. I just publicised it.

Looks like it's gonna cost me a minimum of $500 to get there. Can't confirm yet but I'd imagine depending on work that I can do that.
Getting back from Japan the day before may make this somewhat brutal. Jetlagged etc etc.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 10 Sep 2008, 07:00
Hey guys, I'm down with pretty much any date, on account of the whole living in Sydney thing. This will be good!

I suppose it is way too early to start planning actual events, but I was thinking we should have a picnic or something on the Sunday. Anyone else have any suggestions for shit we can do? I think we should definately organize a night to go out drinking, but I'd like to know what everyone else thinks of that. Maybe not everyone coming is a piss wreck! In any case Dovey and I will probably be doing some sort of drinking but we can probably do it at 1am when normal people have gone to bed.

P.S. Who wants to come clubbing with Dovey and I because we want to show the internet how we cut up on the dance floor.

I'm up for drinking and/or clubbing!

Also picnics.

Also maybe going out to dinner one night?  There's plenty of cheap awesome food around the place if price is an issue with people. Also less cheap more awesome food as well.
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 10 Sep 2008, 20:37
um, so, hey! I'm not Australian even a little, but while y'all are here..  A friend of mine moved to Cairns a month ago, but now he's trying to get himself to Arlie Beach. (He's a sailor and looking for work.) I don't suppose anybody's got any brilliant advice for him? Some secret express Chinatown bus? Thank you for the advice, then please continue.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 11 Sep 2008, 02:24
Cairns is pretty dang far away from most of us, sorry Rosie!
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Post by: Verergoca on 11 Sep 2008, 02:54
When i was hanging out in Airlie Beach, i did notice that it is a regular stop for the Greyhound bus? Also, for a joblike thing, he could ask around at Sailing Whitsundays (http://www.sailing-whitsundays.com/) to see if they need any deckhands?
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Post by: bainidhe_dub on 12 Sep 2008, 11:55
Yeah that's the kind of thing he wants to do.. he just has to get there first. And yes, I've discovered that Australia is WAY bigger than I thought it was, I think because the major cities they put on maps are much further apart than I'm used to seeing. But ok, just thought I'd ask since y'all are at least a little closer to Cairns than I am. Apparently he's talking about renting a van with some German chicks to drive down in, which sounds way sketchy to me, but he claims it's perfectly normal..
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Post by: fatty on 12 Sep 2008, 19:43
(http://www.holidaysallover.com.au/welcome/aus_info/images/comparison-australia-usa.gif)
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Post by: aerohaelis on 18 Sep 2008, 06:36
Heya pplz, Actually only found QC yesterday, and I read through the entire comic before coming here tonight, just saying hi.
  All the best and hopefully I stay on here long enough to be able to go clubbing with you guys, sounds great.

All the best,
                 Rio
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Post by: Hairy Joe Bob on 18 Sep 2008, 06:42
Did someone say....clubbing?

 :mrgreen:
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Post by: Hat on 25 Sep 2008, 02:44
DANCE FLOOR TEAM ASSEMBLE

LISTEN UP YOU MAGGOTS

TONIGHT YOU ARE GOING TO DO THE NUTBUSH

FOR FIFTEEN HOURS
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Post by: Jace on 28 Sep 2008, 10:57
I have many questions about this.
So, the hotels in Austrailialand might not be as cheap as like Boston or Chicagoland. I may not be able to get a hotel room. Could I crash with someone there if I can make it?

Also, and this is important: at what age can you start drinking in Austrailialand, I want to be able to get into the clubs and stuff but I'll just be a wee 19 year old.
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Post by: tommydski on 28 Sep 2008, 11:20
Pants, I actually suspect this whole thing is a bit up in the air right now, when I give it some realistic thought. If it goes ahead, the Aussies will definitely be there and they require comparatively small amounts of planning because they already live there. Other people aren't making concrete plans because the details are still all to be decided. Personally, I would wait for quite a bit longer because I don't feel like anyone is likely to be able to give you definite answers about anything at all yet.
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Post by: Jace on 28 Sep 2008, 11:41
I would also just like to go to Austrailia sometime. I've never even been out of the United States. I plan to visit mexico at the bottom of my list of countries to go to. Mostly because I live in Arizona, and its like a 6 hour drive there and I've never went. I think there'd be some awesome irony to it all if I didn't go to the place closest first.

Austrailians! I wanna hang out with you because every Aussie I've ever known is really cool (I've known one, but she was so freaking cool!)
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Post by: Eris on 28 Sep 2008, 15:50
Hotels in Sydney vary in price depending on the area and the quality, as with everywhere. Plus there are hostels around, as mentioned earlier in the thread, which are generally pretty cheap and at least contain a bed of some sort. The drinking age here is 18.

Tommy really is right, though. The only reason we have a semblance of a date for this thing is because Brett bought plane tickets and set the date. Seeing as most of the Aussies here live in Sydney and the meetup is there, they're pretty disorganised as to what is going on, so I doubt anyone could give you a soid answer on questions about details. And any details one person gives you probably will be contradicted by someone else. Plus, in general we're pretty lazy, so things will get organised quickly closer towards the date. I know most people don't know what they're doing next week, let alone in February.
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Post by: Jace on 28 Sep 2008, 16:08
Well, like I said, I'd be content just going and hanging out with people. AND GETTING DRUNK OFF MY ASS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVAR. Maybe. I actually didn't pack my bags for a trip until like 3 hours before I was supposed to leave. I didn't start the laundry for that packing until like 2 hours before that. I'm lazy.
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Post by: fatty on 28 Sep 2008, 16:13
Oh please if you intend to get drunk for the first time, or the second or third or the fourth. Please do it in the safe hands of your best friend in a house party or whoever will hold your hair back when you vomit. I certainly won't.
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Post by: Inlander on 28 Sep 2008, 20:50
GETTING DRUNK OFF MY ASS FOR THE FIRST TIME EVAR.

Really, it's not as much fun as people say it is.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 28 Sep 2008, 21:00
Especially when I convince everyone to leave your drunk arse in the gutter to be eaten by the wombats. Also I'll take your wallet.
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Post by: Liz on 28 Sep 2008, 21:02
Fucking wombats.
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Post by: fatty on 28 Sep 2008, 22:40
I know most people don't know what they're doing next week, let alone in February.

This is me.
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Post by: Inlander on 29 Sep 2008, 00:45
Don't worry Ali, I know what you're doing next week.
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Post by: isabella21 on 29 Sep 2008, 03:49
I've been hovering on the forums for a couple of months and found this thread! I had no idea there were so many people from Sydney that enjoyed QC...
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Post by: Eris on 29 Sep 2008, 03:54
QC? I'm just here for the free food!
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Post by: isabella21 on 29 Sep 2008, 06:37
The buffet is up the back somewhere I believe...the barbie has shrimps on it.
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Post by: Jace on 29 Sep 2008, 08:14
Oh please if you intend to get drunk for the first time, or the second or third or the fourth. Please do it in the safe hands of your best friend in a house party or whoever will hold your hair back when you vomit. I certainly won't.

Haha! I have short hair. So take that, I guess.

Also, I don't actually drink. I was more curious because I can't really go out to bars or clubs with friends here in the US because a lot of them don't let you in unless you're drinking age. I didn't want that to be a problem if I were to travel o'erseas to see you people who actually enjoy drinking. I just don't want to be left alone in Australia, I hear everything there is poisonous and there are spiders that are as big as I am.
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Post by: est on 30 Sep 2008, 02:23
This is an untruth.  The spiders are actually only about half that size.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Sep 2008, 02:59
They are twice as strong as a man, however.
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Post by: est on 30 Sep 2008, 03:54
There is that, yes.
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Post by: Inlander on 30 Sep 2008, 05:10
You're being a bit unfair, though: they only use their strength as a last resort. Really they're very sensitive creatures; it's my understanding that Australian spider epic poetry is very highly regarded in the international arachnid poetry community.
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Post by: Jace on 30 Sep 2008, 05:13
I'm just gonna go ahead and put it out there now that I'm very arachnophobic. I was greatly fearful of sleeping in my apartment because we thought there might have been a brown recluse in it.
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Post by: Eris on 30 Sep 2008, 15:38
Guys, don't be mean to the poor spider-fearing foreigner. The spiders will never get fed if you keep scaring them away!

Seriously though, big spiders aren't that big a deal, they're the harmless ones. It's the little ones that will fuck you up.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 30 Sep 2008, 17:17
It's true.

And don't even get me started on platypuses.

They'll fuck you up.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 30 Sep 2008, 17:20
The males secrete an excrutiatingly painful venom, which is pretty awesome. Isn't it platypi though?
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Post by: ViolentDove on 30 Sep 2008, 17:23
My gut response is that it's false latinisation, but that'll probably depend on who you talk to?

Maybe I'll look it up.

Edit: Yeah, the etymology is greek-derived latin, so platypi would be incorrect. Platypuses is generally accepted.
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Post by: Vendetagainst on 30 Sep 2008, 17:25
Oh, it is. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platypuses#Taxonomy_and_etymology) Good call.
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Post by: Jace on 30 Sep 2008, 20:40
It's true.

And don't even get me started on platypuses.

They'll fuck you up.

I have a yellow toy platypus I got for some reason from work. It has a very sad expression, sort of like "yes, I know I'm a fucking platypus, will you kill me now?" Even just holding it makes me feel sick.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 30 Sep 2008, 22:53
You are going to be so much fun.
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Post by: aerohaelis on 07 Oct 2008, 06:06
you think the platypi are bad, what about the drop bears and the hoop snakes
those damn drop bears, always trying to get into my bundy :P
they seem to like german tourists more though don't they, must be the bratwurst,
the mozzies, hahahahhhaahahahaaaaa. no vegemite in his veins, pant is gonna get chewed :P
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Post by: McTaggart on 07 Oct 2008, 06:33
Hoop snakes are the only one of the whole "go to australia and die" thing that isn't completely dull and boring and run into the ground. Maybe it's because I wasn't born here but get the hell over this drop bears shit, australia. Get a new joke.
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Post by: Jace on 07 Oct 2008, 07:07
Turns out that Pants can't financially afford to go to Austrailialand. Not this time.
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Post by: tommydski on 07 Oct 2008, 07:11
Honestly man, it's not such a biggie. If you ever go to Australasia, I'm pretty sure the same people would at least say hello.

Chicago is going to be folks from everywhere, it should be excellent.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Oct 2008, 07:15
YES.
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Post by: Jace on 07 Oct 2008, 07:38
Chicago is going to be folks from everywhere, it should be excellent.


This is what I figured. I'll just add Austrailia to the list of places I want to go someday.
Also on that list is:
-England
-Canada
-China so I can climb a mountain
-Mexico since I've never been there even though it's only like 6 hours away.
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Post by: Barmymoo on 07 Oct 2008, 15:23
They have mountains in England too! And Chinese people! And Canadians! You could just skip two of those places!
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Post by: Boro_Bandito on 07 Oct 2008, 15:33
Ever heard of the Rockies, man?
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Post by: Jace on 07 Oct 2008, 17:34
Quote
two people mentioning mountains

Those aren't sacred mountains with six thousand six hundred and sixty six steps though. Also, I bet those mountains don't have monasteries and Shaolin monks that have trained there for their entire lives.
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Post by: normz on 08 Oct 2008, 06:52
guys...... *nudge*  AUSTRALIA


uhhh that was me gently trying to steer thigns back on topic


WHOOOO sydney
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 16 Oct 2008, 00:21
Event suggestion: Incredibly Fancy All-Terrain Bocce

Everyone dresses in the fanciest clothes they have and we all play Bocce in Camperdown Park (see violentdove's latest post in the Photothread). I'm talking suits and ties and cufflinks and fancy dresses etc... Seriously, it will be the best thing ever.
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Post by: Eris on 16 Oct 2008, 00:25
I am all for this. It will be incredibly awesome.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 16 Oct 2008, 00:40
Some alterations could also be:

- Extremely Fancy Sit-Down Picnic (After a rousing game of Bocce)
- Best of Tacky Op Shop Fancy Clothings (Newtown, the town next to our place, is choc-a-block with op shops if anyone needs things. Plus Op Shopping is always a fantastic way to hang out)
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Post by: jodizzle on 16 Oct 2008, 03:58
I'll bring my corset! And pretty skirts!  This is an excellent idea actually!
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Post by: ViolentDove on 16 Oct 2008, 06:34
Yes!
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Post by: axerton on 16 Oct 2008, 06:46
I know I've said it to all the people in gabbly, but i would add another vote in the "Totally up for this" box, and I just remembered that my brother's wedding is between now and then so hopefully I will have some awesomely fancy cloths already, though I would still be happy to spend much time oppshopping cos you just never know when you'll find that green velvet smoking jacket that I would gladly sell my soul for.
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Post by: Hat on 16 Oct 2008, 17:43
I do not own any fancy clothes and cannot afford to buy any so I will be at the pub while you are doing this
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Post by: ViolentDove on 16 Oct 2008, 17:44
Fuck that shit I will lend you a dashing hat and a parasol. And you can drink and play bocce at the same time, you know.
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Post by: tommydski on 16 Oct 2008, 17:46
I do not own any fancy clothes and cannot afford to buy any so I will be at the pub while you are doing this

It's a date!
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Post by: Hat on 16 Oct 2008, 17:47
My ability to drink and do other things at the same time was never in question.

If someone has spare fancy clothes well that is a problem solved I guess

Tommy, we will have plenty of opportunities to have grizzly old man at the pub nursing a pint and complaining about how things were better when we were younger time.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 16 Oct 2008, 17:59
Luckily, the park in question is about 50 metres from one of the best pubs* in Newtown.


(*Well, it has the nicest beer garden in the summertime. Big verandah and shady frangipani trees that rain flowers upon your head)
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Post by: est on 16 Oct 2008, 18:40
The Courthouse is probably one of the last remaining awesome pubs in Newtown.  Everything else is being rebuilt into bullshit trendy pub/clubs, or is the Town Hall or the Sando (ie: awful and kind of depressing).  People could probably sit in the front courtyard having a drink and still see the fancily-dressed bocce players/picnickers in certain parts of the park.
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Post by: Inlander on 16 Oct 2008, 19:01
No way man, if I'm gonna come all the way to Sydney just to sit in a pub, I at least want to be able to stare dead-eyed at a poker machine for several hours while I shout at people to "turn that fucking music down".

I want the authentic experience.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 16 Oct 2008, 22:52
Tommy, Brett, if you are not in on Fancy Bocce you will not be staying at my house.
That is final.
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Post by: jodizzle on 16 Oct 2008, 23:37
OH yeah that'd be too bad wouldn't it?  Then I would have to share Lunchy's bed so she didn't get lonely...yeeaaah, what a sad sad shame that would be.


You boys go to your pub, I'll keep lunchy.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Oct 2008, 23:44
Guys just for the record I am SO SO SO down for impeccably-dressed heavy metal ball sports and picnics and also for bedding down with two unbelievably good looking women from the Inter Net
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 18 Oct 2008, 09:15
And me.

Also
impeccably-dressed heavy metal ball sports

Ackecocke Bocce?
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Post by: Hat on 19 Oct 2008, 00:19
You can play this thing drunk right? (http://www.chunklet.com/images/upload/6/audio_file/Runnin%27%20With%20The%20Devil.mp3)
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Post by: Rizzo on 26 Oct 2008, 17:16
Currently investigating tickets from the 23rd til the 27th. I can has a couch?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 26 Oct 2008, 22:32
I think our couches are all booked out unless you want to sleep with Dovey?
We do have a very comfy floor.
Maybe Est or Nick or somebody could help out?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 26 Oct 2008, 22:32
PS this is going to be THE GREATEST THING
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Post by: ViolentDove on 27 Oct 2008, 06:15
I will probably maybe have a couch, but I'm going to have to check again if it's cool with my housemates, since I found out the other day that every one of my housemate's significant others is coming to stay with us for a while. The house will have around eight people in it and a dog (it usually has four).
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Post by: Rizzo on 27 Oct 2008, 22:52
I think our couches are all booked out unless you want to sleep with Dovey?
We do have a very comfy floor.
Maybe Est or Nick or somebody could help out?
That's ok, it's a long way off yet, I'll sort something out. I have other friends in Sydney... Non-QC friends!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Oct 2008, 04:09
unless you want to sleep with Dovey?
That's ok

OH I SEE


Dear Blog thread. I am eBaying a bunch of stuff and so am likely to come into hell of ducats, so hopefully tickets will be bought soon! Woo.
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Post by: jodizzle on 28 Oct 2008, 04:55
You are way behind Brett and I on that one Dovey.  We are prepared.
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Post by: Inlander on 28 Oct 2008, 04:56
What date is it again?
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Post by: tania on 28 Oct 2008, 05:11
man whenever i stay up all night for whatever reason and then check the forums at whatever time in the morning cos there's nothing else to do, everyone's posting and i go "oh look, more people who aren't asleep!" and then i remember that this is really just when all you wacky australians come out cos it is actually regular awake hours for you over there or something.

that has nothing to do with the meetup, i apologize. time zones are still utterly confounding for me sometimes.
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Post by: Inlander on 28 Oct 2008, 05:26
Actually, for most of Australia it's, like, 11:30 at night now.

Which, granted, is regular awake hours as far as the internet's concerned.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Oct 2008, 05:31
You are way behind Brett and I on that one Dovey.  We are prepared.

We (Me) are poor
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Post by: ViolentDove on 28 Oct 2008, 21:14
Hey Harry/Inlander and any other forumites coming to Sydney who dig jazz kinda stuff. Make sure you check out this record store, Birdland (http://www.birdland.com.au/), while you're in town. It's a pretty great jazz store that's been around since the early 90's, specialising in a whole bunch of stuff other places don't have.
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Post by: Inlander on 28 Oct 2008, 21:42
Yeah, for some reason I've never managed to get there whenever I've been in Sydney in the past. I did order the Complete American Decca Recordings of Count Basie from them over the 'phone back in the day, though.
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Post by: Rizzo on 29 Oct 2008, 02:08

OH I SEE

Don't worry bro, it's nothing personal, it's just that I HATE YOU...

 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
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Post by: Inlander on 29 Oct 2008, 04:01
DING DING DING!

Okay, we made the New Zealander use the term "bro". Well done, everyone!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Oct 2008, 04:10
Oh splendid. I wasn't sure how much longer I could keep this whole "Australian Meetup" ruse up.
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Post by: Rizzo on 29 Oct 2008, 16:20
I hate you guys... seriously.
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Post by: jmrz on 06 Nov 2008, 16:59
I totally have picnic in the park clothings. This will be awesome and I will totally be there. Providing I don't have to work or something.
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Post by: McTaggart on 08 Nov 2008, 09:32
I should be buying plane tickets next week. Accommodation I think I can figure out later, I have a bunch of time.
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Post by: jodizzle on 08 Nov 2008, 16:46
I am super excited about this guys!  It will be my first week off in a year and a half!

Obviously I am not spending the whole week in Sydney, the other half I will be in Brisbane.  But I expect you guys to give me GOOD TIMES.
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Post by: fatty on 08 Nov 2008, 16:56
Things to do during this meetup:

> Picnic
> Boche
> Mexican food @Glebe
> The Courthouse
> Markets / Newtown shopping?!?
> Drink lots of coffee
> Jazz record shop
> Clubbing > (Can we go to the Basement if something good is on puleeeze)

*excited*
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Post by: jodizzle on 08 Nov 2008, 17:03
Fuck yeah Mexican food!

Also, I am up for ALL of those things.  Providing I can wake Brett up in time to catch the dang plane.
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Post by: Hat on 09 Nov 2008, 19:55
Whatever, I will get a good nights sleep from 6pm and you will probably stay up surfing the internet and then I'll have to wake you up with a half-brick in a sock.
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Post by: normz on 09 Nov 2008, 20:18
guys you have to show me the crazy dodgy side of sydney, my sheltered existence of travelling there for business means that im used to being stuck in meetings and doing a tiny bit of shopping whilst staying at the hilton..... bring on drunken bocce and some dodgy mecican food bitches
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Post by: ViolentDove on 09 Nov 2008, 20:30
Any other Sydney-ites have any suggestions on clubs?

My experience is generally limited to either live music venues, or dubstep/drum and bass/stupid experimental clubs.

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Post by: fatty on 09 Nov 2008, 20:33
show me these placesssssss.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 09 Nov 2008, 20:48
Well, as far as dubstep/grime stuff goes there is VOID (http://www.voidsound.com/), which is usually pretty good. Probably not everyone's cup of tea, though. There are many drum and bass nights, but no regular nights at the moment, so I'd have to check closer to the date.

There will definitely be some kind of rockin' local bands on at the Hopetoun, Spectrum, and World Bar, and it'll be cheapish... the Annandale also, but that might be more expensive depending on who's playing.

This (http://www.dualplover.com/consolador.html) is a night dedicated to stupid and experimental music which I have occasionally played and DJed at. It's on Wednesday nights, though.

But yeah I'm not really sure about clubs with non-syncopated dance music, though I will totally go to one if someone wants to.
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Post by: jmrz on 09 Nov 2008, 21:25
Yeah, guys, I am pretty much with norms on this one. I mean, I've been to uhm... some place near Heather's house for shopping (wasn't Newton), I've spent a lot of time in the city staying at fancy apartments and have not been to any cool places where no one cares what you were or whether you play drunken bocce and have amazing picnics in the park. I need to be educated on the trendy places in Sydney.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Nov 2008, 21:44
Look at all these fancy people up in here

If you would like the whole poor Sydneyite experience you can share some of my pasta. Every night. For dinner. And then get up with me at 5am every morning to go pour coffee into rich people's mouths!
(I am not bitter at all today)
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Post by: Hat on 09 Nov 2008, 21:51
Ally I feel your pain (being poor, working in the service industry catering to rich dickbags), except you can't do what I did because there aren't really coffee places that cater exclusively to dirt poor people like there are bars.

PS I am technically not allowed in nightclubs at all although this will probably change by February.
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Post by: Eris on 10 Nov 2008, 01:21
with clubbing I normally go to Chinese Laundry, because it is pretty easy to get in, without being told to go put on a proper shirt/dress. The music isn't too bad either, but I am pretty easily entertained music-wise. However I am not the most avid club-goer, so I  guess peopel actually living in Sydney at the moment may be able to come up with more suggestions.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Nov 2008, 01:40
With clubbing I will generally go to Die Machine or the BatCave. I haven't been to Vortex for a while but I remember it being reasonably enjoyable. I would like to warn you all now that I will probably have a terrible time when we go wherever we go and there is nothing you can do about it.
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Post by: Eris on 10 Nov 2008, 01:50
But Jimmy, how can you not enjoy yourself with Brett dancing near you? Have you not seen the instructional Dance Video he made that I linked earlier in the thread?
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 10 Nov 2008, 01:57
Nope.
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Post by: axerton on 10 Nov 2008, 01:58
don't worry Jimmy - I'm not much for clubbing either so chances are you'll have a misery buddy.

That said, depending on how drunk by association I am by that time I could end up being the dancing fool that no one really wants to admit to knowing.
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Post by: Eris on 10 Nov 2008, 02:14
Clubbing with Brett will be a great time if it is anything like his video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1lJ8CqjXA (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1lJ8CqjXA)

WATCH IT YOU FUCKS
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Post by: jodizzle on 10 Nov 2008, 02:35
Show the devil your elbows baby.
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Post by: est on 10 Nov 2008, 02:55
Chinese Laundry is kind of just our "eh, we are sure we'll get in here" thing.  If we are going to have a good mix of guys and gals at this gathering then we may want to try some place a little bit nicer/different/whatever, depending on what kind of music people like.  Ali, I thought that the Basement is like, a place where you sit down and watch jazz.  While that might be fun it is not really "clubbing" as such.

The Oxford Art Factory is a slightly more upmarket club but is still pretty trashy.  I think that with the limited timeframe it'll be less a case of "where to go" than "what kind of music do we want to listen to?  ok, now who plays that kind of music and where are they playing, let's go see them."  If we don't really care then we could really do worse than a drunken binge through Oxford Street.
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Post by: fatty on 10 Nov 2008, 05:23
No it is not a club, and you will probably be standing to watch the jazz. Seated tickets are for people who have dinner there.

Also I went to spectrum the other night and I reckon it is a pretty nice place for live shows. Yay.
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Post by: Hat on 10 Nov 2008, 15:15
I will probably just disappear for a while, find a place with house music and then come back missing my shirt.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 10 Nov 2008, 23:09
Brett take me with you
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Post by: Eris on 11 Nov 2008, 02:12
(me too please)



(I probably would keep my shirt on)



(but might not)
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Post by: jodizzle on 11 Nov 2008, 03:12
I'm going wherever half naked hannah is.
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Post by: fatty on 11 Nov 2008, 03:14
Maybe we could use half-naked hannah as a sort of beacon. Whenever the qc-ers are scattered, we can use her to lead and gather them together.
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Post by: McTaggart on 12 Nov 2008, 10:40
Dovey where do you go dancing in Perth? I know of like, the Court, but that is pretty much it.
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Post by: AanAllein on 13 Nov 2008, 19:53
Man I kinda wish I'd unlurked on these forums much earlier so I would feel comfortable inviting myself along to such a gathering. But I do not really know anybody at all yet! Well, there will have to be another "AusCon" in the future then.  8-)
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Nov 2008, 20:52
Well gosh dude. It's in February. Plenty of time to make yourself known!
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Post by: AanAllein on 13 Nov 2008, 21:03
This is true, but I probably want to plan something in Februrary before, well, February. I will see though, people here do seem pretty awesome.
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Post by: Liz on 13 Nov 2008, 21:21
Based on your avatar alone I deem you worthy of hanging out with the Aussies that are currently planning to attend. Just start posting and plan on being there!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Nov 2008, 21:40
Dovey where do you go dancing in Perth? I know of like, the Court, but that is pretty much it.

I don't really. None of my friends like doof doof music and I don't exactly want to go to raves myself. Also I guess I spend most of my free time (which isn't much) with my girl and she definitely does not like dance (no matter how hard I try).

That being said, I like Shape. It is half a block away from my work as well. Although it is also about 50 blocks away from anything else at all so it makes it hard to factor it into a night out unless you are specifically going to Shape and you know you will be there the whole time. I haven't been to the Library but I hear good things and music-wise the deen is often OK but it is also filled with fucking douchebags. I would go to Connections or the Court if I could actually convince someone to come with me and that they won't get cracked onto.

(for the non-Perth types: Connections and the Court are the two main gay bars here)
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Post by: Liz on 13 Nov 2008, 21:42
Dovey, some day I will visit you in the land of Oz and we will go dancing in all of these clubs that you want to visit.
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Post by: jmrz on 13 Nov 2008, 21:48
And hey, actually meeting us in person will be a good way to get to know us all anyway! So you should come.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 13 Nov 2008, 21:49
I am getting too damn old to go out nightclubbing most of the time anyway. Also I don't drink and ecstacy is hella expensive most of the time here so there's that as well.
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Post by: Liz on 13 Nov 2008, 21:52
Man you cannot be that much older than me. What are you, 22?
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Post by: sean on 13 Nov 2008, 22:05
Well liz, why don't you try his profile?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Nov 2008, 22:05
If he's 22 that means he's been doing this for at least five years.
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Post by: Liz on 13 Nov 2008, 22:07
Well Sean, I did not think of that at first.

Dovey you are only 21! I know this now. That is too young to be giving up on going dancing because going dancing is fabulous.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 13 Nov 2008, 22:09
I hate dancing.
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Post by: McTaggart on 13 Nov 2008, 23:22
Connections is horrrrible.You're not missing out there. The Court's more of a (slightly trashy) anything goes, everyone-friendly club that's neat since it's off in a different direction from horrible places. The Library looks pretty neat. I'll have to keep that one in mind.
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Post by: AanAllein on 14 Nov 2008, 04:25
I am 24 and basically want to keep going out dancing til arthritis hits
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Post by: tommydski on 14 Nov 2008, 13:00
I hate dancing.

Wait, really?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 14 Nov 2008, 16:12
I feel as if my reply will decide whether or not Tommydski is coming to AusCon.

In my experience, 'going out dancing' means throwing yourself into a crowd of sweaty drunken people flailing to Top40 remixes and knowing all the words.
Dancing in your undies on top of the bed, or with a bunch of people you know to music you aren't ashamed of, is a whole heap better. I guess AusCon will be the latter (and hopefully the former), so it doesn't really matter anyway.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 14 Nov 2008, 16:22
Liz I am twenty two in about a week and a half. I expect presents (naked pictures will do just fine)

As Lunchoid said I have been going out and dancing for- not quite five years- but for quite a while now, and I am a little burned out and I kind of just enjoy watching movies with my girlfriend at home at the moment? I work such dumb hours and get no sleep that by the time I get to the weekend I can not move let alone stay out til 4am throwing shapes.

Also as she said there are usually a lot of people at these things and sometimes I am not crazy about people some times.

I'm sure I will get the bug and want to go out and rave again soon (I am being abandoned by The Girl tonight and the Bang Gang Deejays (http://www.banggang.com.au/) are having a party so maybe tonight?).

ANYWAY SO HEY LET'S TALK ABOUT OZCON OR SOME SHIT AM I RIGHT
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Post by: Liz on 14 Nov 2008, 20:41
Oh good, I was wondering when to send you those photos. Thanks for letting me know!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Nov 2008, 22:30
Hey OzBastards I am probably booking my tickets this week or next while I still have such a thing as "spare money" and I was wondering if it is still a Thing that we are going to be extending this out past the weekend for the purpose of sweet Rizzo lovin'? If so how many days are other interstate people looking at hanging about?

I am looking at a flight that will probably get me into Sydney around midday on Friday, and I guess I have no idea for the other flight, seeing as I have no idea what day.
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Post by: Jace on 25 Nov 2008, 00:12
If I had the money I would go to AusCon just to hang out with Dovey.

Maybe in 2010 or something.
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Post by: Jessidee on 25 Nov 2008, 00:45
im most definitely in...  Sydney isn't far from home... will be there...

it sounds like fun
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Post by: jodizzle on 25 Nov 2008, 01:25
Dovey-licious,

Brett and I are arriving on Thursday about midday and leaving on Monday at 5pm. DOES THAT HELP? PROBABLY
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Post by: David_Dovey on 25 Nov 2008, 01:28
YES I WOULD SAY SO

THANKYOU FOR THE INFORMATION JODIE
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Post by: Rizzo on 25 Nov 2008, 04:02
I don't even know if I'm coming any more cause I might be moving to Wellington that week...

Life is challenging.
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Post by: Inlander on 25 Nov 2008, 04:18
But Wellington (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wellington,_New_South_Wales)'s only a few hundred kilometres from Sydney!
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Post by: Rizzo on 26 Nov 2008, 14:35
Can that, gotten my marks back, probably won't get into Wellington. Will almost certainly be coming to Sydney on the 23rd.
I don't mind if people don't stick around but I would like to catch up with the Sydney/New Castle crew who I saw last time. :D
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Post by: jmrz on 26 Nov 2008, 16:29
Let me know the dates and I will be there.

I am now working Thursday, Friday and Saturday every week, but it is possible for me to take time off/swap days around etc, because when you work for parentals, you can do that.

Is this happening in January or February? I cannot remember and I am confused.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 26 Nov 2008, 19:49
Facebook seems to indicate February?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 26 Nov 2008, 22:03
Rizzo, I am in Sydney all of the time! I am always up for hangouts. Especially of the attractive boy kind.
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Post by: fatty on 27 Nov 2008, 00:52
rizzo, i was super-worried when you said you might not make it! Can we have hang outs for the first time?
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Post by: Jessidee on 28 Nov 2008, 15:43
can someone pm me the facebook link, i REALLY cant be bothered looking for it in the thread...
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Post by: Jace on 28 Nov 2008, 16:12
Because there are a whopping 5 pages to skim through looking for a facebook link. I guess 4? Because you're already on this page. But that'd be FAR too much for you to look at.
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Post by: Jessidee on 28 Nov 2008, 19:39
thats it, im at work at the moment, im supposed to be taking phone calls... not looking thru 5 pages of stuff
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Post by: Jace on 28 Nov 2008, 20:13
Man if you can't skim through 4 pages of text for a link (one which would be easy to find by running a search for "facebook" on each page), I don't know if you'd deserve to go. It took you 3 hours to reply. In the time you have taken to reply twice you could have found the link.
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Post by: Jessidee on 28 Nov 2008, 21:08
i may take a while to reply, because i work at a call centre, and we are supposed to be taking calls as opposed to trawling forums. but whatever
i will find it when i get home...
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Post by: est on 29 Nov 2008, 03:01
Please be aware that this meetup has nothing to do with QC and that everyone else who's gonna be there has known each other for a fair while.
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Post by: Rizzo on 30 Nov 2008, 20:05
Japan is proper sorted now. My girlfriend and I are planning on attending Soundwave in Melbourne so we'll likely come to Sydney on the Monday and then go to Melbourne Wed or Thurs.
Rad yo!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 01 Dec 2008, 02:10
Tickets: Book'd.

I get in late-ish on the Thursday night and leave Monday evening. I got some super-cheap flights as well! Woooooo
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Post by: jodizzle on 01 Dec 2008, 02:13
Oh rad Dovey!  You will be there practically the same as us.

AWESOME.

I wish February would hurry up, I havn't had a week off in a year and a half and I want it so badly right now.
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Post by: Gilead on 01 Dec 2008, 02:36
I will probably come, I may even be living down in sydney at that point.
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Post by: Eris on 01 Dec 2008, 02:38
Hopefully the bug in your room will be gone by that time, no?
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Post by: Inlander on 01 Dec 2008, 03:12
The bug is why he's moving to Sydney.
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Post by: Fishboy on 01 Dec 2008, 03:35
The bug will follow him. There is no escape.
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Post by: Gilead on 01 Dec 2008, 04:33
Hopefully sydney is free of satanic insectoid life.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 01 Dec 2008, 15:38
Unfortunately it's pretty much like the rest of Australia in that regard. We do have a large bat population to balance it out, though.
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Post by: est on 01 Dec 2008, 15:56
The upshoot of which is that the bats are delicious.
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Post by: Inlander on 01 Dec 2008, 16:14
And infectious.
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Post by: Rizzo on 21 Dec 2008, 17:35
Tickets are booked! My girlfriend and I will be arriving on the afternoon of the 23rd, staying in Sydney til the 26th then going to Melbourne.
Who's gonna be around to hang out?
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Post by: Lunchbox on 21 Dec 2008, 18:02
Me me! I will! This time maybe we can proper hang out, Rizz. We can get hells of drunk and meander round the city late at night. It will be brilliant.
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Post by: Inlander on 21 Dec 2008, 20:04
Actually this will be tricky for me because it's my mum's birthday around that time, and "Sorry mum, I could afford time off work and the price of an aeroplane ticket but I decided to go hang out with some people off the internet instead of come home and visit you" probably won't cut it. However I may be able to fit both in, but I won't know until the new year.

Option B: You fuckers all come to visit me in Melbourne. Melbourne is better.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 22 Dec 2008, 03:10
Aw man. Make your mum come to Sydney.

Also, we should go eat dumplings one night if anyone's up for it. This new-ish dumpling place in World Square is absolutely amazing.
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Post by: Gilead on 22 Dec 2008, 03:13
I am so up for dumplings you have no idea.
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Post by: est on 22 Dec 2008, 05:13
It will be Dumpling Time.
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Post by: jmrz on 22 Dec 2008, 12:27
Riz, you're talking February right?

If so, that should be fairly simple for me to get down there. I hope.
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Post by: Rizzo on 22 Dec 2008, 14:31
February yes. Excited!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 24 Dec 2008, 00:26
DUMPLINGS
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Post by: jodizzle on 27 Dec 2008, 04:38
Brett only just remembered about this the other day.  It is lucky I am the one who organised things on the QC Queensland team.


Don't worry guys, I will get him there somehow.  Probably.
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Post by: Inlander on 28 Dec 2008, 03:39
Okay, so.

This weekend I was in Sydney with my family for about 36 hours, because every fortnight my brother gets to go up to Sydney and have his son (my nephew) for the weekend. (It's Complicated.) Anyway, today my mum hatched a plan entirely independent of my input which is to go up to Sydney for her birthday on another of my brother's access visits, which happens to be on the weekend of the 21st and 22nd of February.

So. If that plan is gone through with (and I don't see at this stage why it wouldn't be) it would be no thing at all for me to hang around for a few days more in Sydney. No kind of a thing at all.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Dec 2008, 04:14
Oh yes! Harry I am so excited to meet you!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 28 Dec 2008, 08:00
DUMPLINGS... AND HARRY!
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Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Dec 2008, 15:34
Oh hey guys here is the facebook thing. I suppose we should start making this all a little more official and start collating dates and floor space and what have you.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=19744223378
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Post by: Inlander on 28 Dec 2008, 16:08
DUMPLINGS... AND HARRY!

The anticipation of watching the inevitable disappointment slowly growing across everyone's face when they actually meet me fills me with a sense of tingly wonder.

Ask the Sydney folks. Hey, Sydney folks, remember when I made you march all the way through the city because it wasn't as far as I remembered it being? Remember that? Fun times!
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Post by: Rizzo on 28 Dec 2008, 16:14
So... does anyone have some floor space/couch space for my girlfriend and I for 23-26? I have another friend I think we can stay with but if there's any other freebies going that'd be great too :D
 :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Dec 2008, 17:11
I've just sketched it all out and Jodie, Dovey and Brett will be leaving on the 23rd so Jimmy and I will have futon/sofabed space available. i will just have to wash some sheets or whatever.

(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j125/allylester/cal.jpg)

I work from 7-3 on weekdays so if anyone is going to be around to pick people up and hang around with them and things it would be neat. I will get a couple of keys cut and you can share them amongst yourselves maybe?
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Post by: Gilead on 28 Dec 2008, 17:48
I have basically no idea what my living situation will be like but I will maybe have somewhere for people to stay?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Eris on 28 Dec 2008, 17:52
Man, it took me a while to remember why I would be half naked at some point during this thing.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Gilead on 28 Dec 2008, 18:26
Oh for the nebulous sunday I could do some cocktails or delicious home made flavoured vodka (the flavouring is done at home, the vodka is bought) for people maybe and we could just chill in someone's yard?
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Post by: jodizzle on 28 Dec 2008, 18:35
Lunchy, that is rad. I am particularly looking forward to half-naked hannah.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 28 Dec 2008, 18:45
MEXICAN
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 28 Dec 2008, 19:53
I've just sketched it all out and Jodie, Dovey and Brett will be leaving on the 23rd so Jimmy and I will have futon/sofabed space available. i will just have to wash some sheets or whatever.
That's a wicked plan! Liz (my girlfriend) and I can make our own way to the city, there's plenty of trains etc. We'll likely be staying with my friend Nat but if that falls through a couch would be appreciated! :D
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Post by: Inlander on 28 Dec 2008, 21:09
I almost certainly won't be available for hanging out any time over the actual weekend. My possibles are Friday or (more likely) Monday. Maybe both.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 30 Dec 2008, 03:13
Lunchy if you want to modify the white board I will be getting into Sydney @ 2230

also,
MEXICAN

Mexican is my most favourite kind of food in the world ^_^

Seeing it come together like this is making me unbelievably happy.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 30 Dec 2008, 03:38
Mexican is my most favourite kind of food in the world as well!  It is the winners choice.
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Post by: tommydski on 30 Dec 2008, 04:22
Lunchy if you want to modify the white board

We are hopeless nerds.
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Post by: Inlander on 30 Dec 2008, 06:02
Also, "Harry hangs around" is an alarmingly accurate description of my standard behaviour in any kind of group situation. There you'll all be, chatting and laughing, and there I'll be, somewhere off the edge, just hanging around.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Spluff on 30 Dec 2008, 06:12
You're much too cool for any of those things, those things that average people do.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Lunchbox on 30 Dec 2008, 06:17
Oh man Dovey if you are getting in that late maybe we should save the mexican for another night, or perhaps just do some mexican cookin' at home so we will still be all eatin' when you get here/I get pressured into picking you up.
If we are gonna go out to some sort of restauranty restaurant one time we are gonna need to get numbers so we can make a booking because I don't fancy the chances of a baker's dozen of us wandering into Glebe on a Saturday night and expecting the Flying Fajita Sisters to just have a spare spot waitin'.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 30 Dec 2008, 15:09
It's actually called "Flying Fajita Sisters"? Seriously? Cause we have a Flying Burrito Brothers in Wellington... :D
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 30 Dec 2008, 22:07
Oh by the way guys, I would ask that at least one person could please meet us at the airport?  My ability to get lost in places that terrify me are alarmingly high.

I am terrified of airports.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 30 Dec 2008, 22:11
I guess maybe Lunchy and I will try to be there? If not, probably just Lunchy.

Or maybe we'll leave you to fend for yourself, you're a big (though very small) girl.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: fatty on 01 Jan 2009, 03:29
i'd offer to pick you guys up from the airport - i know it pretty well - but it's like a 45 minute drive from my place so i am definitely not doing it twice in one afternoon.

I guess if dovey is okay making his own way i could drive down to pick up jodie and brett and maybe leave my car in the city till hometime.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 01 Jan 2009, 03:32
Aw man, Lunchy will so be working.  If you will not be there to find us Jimmy give me very precise directions on how to get to your house from the airport.  I am aware it is RIGHT THERE but like, I will still need directions.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Gilead on 01 Jan 2009, 03:38
I might be able to meet you guys, it's real easy to get from the airport to central to wherever.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Jace on 01 Jan 2009, 03:50
also,
MEXICAN

Mexican is my most favourite kind of food in the world ^_^

Dovey. This is the perfect reason for you to visit Arizona.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: fatty on 02 Jan 2009, 00:00
While I have your attention, anyone free for hangouts with gilead next thurs 8th? We could go dinner and drinks in a late christmas/new year celebration?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Ozymandias on 02 Jan 2009, 00:02
Dovey. This is the perfect reason for you to visit Arizona.

So you can start in the worst possible border state for Mexican and then work your way up.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Eris on 02 Jan 2009, 00:05
Maybe he should go visit Mexico if he likes Mexican food, rather than places near there?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Ozymandias on 02 Jan 2009, 00:05
Oddly, no. That is incorrect.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: ViolentDove on 02 Jan 2009, 00:30
While I have your attention, anyone free for hangouts with gilead next thurs 8th? We could go dinner and drinks in a late christmas/new year celebration?

I might be around, or I might be bushwalking somewhere in the Snowy Mountains... I'm not sure which day we get back. I'll get back to you!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Vendetagainst on 02 Jan 2009, 15:31
While some of the best Mexican I ever ate was just along the Mexican border (mmm, mole), I have also had some pretty mediocre food in Mexico. I don't have too many impressive memories of Mexican food in Arizona, but I have had some really good Mexican in Chicago.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: ViolentDove on 03 Jan 2009, 21:14
Alright, apparently I'll probably be in Tumut on Thursday night, depending on how long it takes us to get out of the wilderness on the last day... So I guess I probably won't be up for anything on the 8th, sorry guys.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Lunchbox on 03 Jan 2009, 21:20
I have a gig on Thursday night so I won't be there, but I am sure Gilead will be wholeheartedly sick of me by then since he is crashing  on my couch.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 04 Jan 2009, 20:21
Oh by the way guys, I would ask that at least one person could please meet us at the airport?  My ability to get lost in places that terrify me are alarmingly high.

I am terrified of airports.

I am basically the best person in the world for getting lost so I think we should just bring a video camera and document it. Also if Lunchy and Jimmy are both busy during the day maybe we should just hang out with someone who isn't until they aren't?

God that sentence just gave me a headache.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 04 Jan 2009, 20:24
Han suggested we follow the sign in the airport (psssht such ridiculous logic) and take a taxi to lunchys house where Han will maybe meet us then we will hang with her until everyone else is finished being lame.

That is the very vague potential plan right now.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 05 Jan 2009, 18:57
Anyone going to see NIN on the 24th? Liz and I will be. I assume Jimmy too?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 05 Jan 2009, 19:51
Only if Trent Reznor plays songs from his early twee period.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: KvP on 05 Jan 2009, 19:58
Don't you knock on the Exotic Birds, Harry.

Don't you go there.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 05 Jan 2009, 20:04
Sir, you gravely overestimate my knowledge of Trent Reznor's back-catalogue, and underestimate my willingness to make a cheap joke.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 06 Jan 2009, 00:24
Anyone going to see NIN on the 24th? Liz and I will be. I assume Jimmy too?

Actually I'm not. When it came down to it it was Soundwave tickets or going to Boston and I obviously chose the latter. By the time I had the extra money it was NIN who I've seen twice already and Cradle of Filth whom I haven't seen yet and whom I might be supporting (as in being the support act) anyway.
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Post by: Rizzo on 06 Jan 2009, 01:29
Well ok then! I'll be seeing them twice, once on a solo show in Sydney and then at Soundwave in Melbourne.
Gonna be w00t as.
When's Cradle playing? Keen to see them!
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 06 Jan 2009, 01:41
May 28th.

I have a spare ticket if you want to go and will be in town.
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Post by: Rizzo on 06 Jan 2009, 19:42
I'm gonna say probably not sadly. May's a bit far off.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 06 Jan 2009, 21:11
Oddly, no. That is incorrect.

As it happens I am a fan of Tex-Mex and REAL Mexican food so maybe I should do both? I do not know
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: axerton on 06 Jan 2009, 21:32
oh shit this thing!... I still have every intention of coming it's just I have not booked flights or fixed a place to stay or anything (with the exception of buying some dashing stuff for the overdressed picnic)

So if there are any couches, small areas of floor or nearby dumpsters that have yet to be claimed for the time in question where I could crash that would be well beyond awesome. Failing that if there is anyone who is planning on staying in a hotel/hostel and would like a disorganized, disheveled room mate then am I the guy for you.

I only ask this because if I do end up in a hotel/hostel alone you guys would probably never see me due to my sense of both direction or time having been removed at birth.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 07 Jan 2009, 00:07
I do not have fancy clothes for the Bocce picnic because I am not a dude who rocks fancy clothes even for teenage kicks. I can sit to one side and pretend I don't know you guys or I can try to borrow some or maybe, just maybe I will be so hungover and freaked out at the fact that I have been drinking in a strange city with strange people and will come down with a hectic case of agoraphobia, and I will be curled up in a ball humming to myself. That is the miracle of a holiday! Anything could happen.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 07 Jan 2009, 00:13
Brett before we leave your house I am going through all of your clothes and finding you something suitable.  MAybe a shirt with buttons!  Imagine that.  I'm sure you have something hidden away in your possession that you never wanted to see again.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 07 Jan 2009, 00:20
Jodie you have permission to go through all my clothes for something because the only shirt you will find with buttons is a loud fat party guy shirt I bought from an op shop for a beach party we had at work. The one nice shirt I bought for a wedding disappeared somewhere in the last move and is nowhere to be found. You have seen what I wear. Do you remember when we went to that play? Those were the fancy clothes I wear to legitimate cultural events

(It was a "rocktober" tshirt and my least grubby jeans if I remember correctly, I am not kidding here)
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 07 Jan 2009, 00:34
I am glad you remember what you were wearing that night.  I don't even remember what I was wearing, I just remember that was a good play and I knew almost everyone who worked on it.  WEIRD
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Lunchbox on 07 Jan 2009, 00:35
Brett I am sure someone at least has a dashing hat you can borrow for the occasion. Do you maybe have one of those really awful/fantastic tuexdo print t-shirts?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 07 Jan 2009, 00:38
I don't know, do they make webcomic/promotional liquor  fake tuxedo shirts?
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Lunchbox on 07 Jan 2009, 00:44
Honestly Brett I thought you of all people would have one.

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2212/2353618862_1ff20f30ed.jpg)

SO CLASSY
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Post by: Eris on 07 Jan 2009, 00:48
Dovey has one, you could borrow his!
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Post by: Hat on 07 Jan 2009, 00:51
I have seen too many dudes misbehaving in ways that make me as a serial drunk and public nuisance uncomfortable to ever wear one, that is basically what I am trying to say. I will try really hard to grow a beard like the dude in that photo in the next month and maybe if I can grow a Marx-beard I would think about it but that is never going to happen.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 07 Jan 2009, 03:14
Dovey has one, you could borrow his!

It is sleeveless. I washed my car while wearing it this week. Awww yeah
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Post by: Hat on 07 Jan 2009, 03:22
Dovey I hope you were listening to Rose Tattoo while doing that otherwise we cannot be friends anymore
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 07 Jan 2009, 03:32
I do not think Brett has the arms to wear a sleeveless shirt.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: axerton on 07 Jan 2009, 03:41
I thought the idea was we go op shopping for those of us who can not pull togeather a decent outfit. (there is no emoticon for the sarcastic contempt that I would otherwise have put into the second half of that sentance)
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Post by: David_Dovey on 11 Jan 2009, 16:44
I do not think Brett has the arms to wear a sleeveless shirt.

Hahaha yes because I certainly do.

Brett I think I was listening to Spiritualized  :-(
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Post by: Aztex on 11 Jan 2009, 17:30
well, Ali and I stumbled upon some awesome over the weekend, so basically this place has now been added to the itinerary!!!!
http://www.heroofwaterloo.com.au/


SO MUCH AWESOME

Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: ViolentDove on 11 Jan 2009, 17:37
I can lend anyone hats it they need one. I think I own around twenty or so. I have some kind of hat collecting problem.

BEHOLD!

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/branston_pickle/hat1.jpg)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v736/branston_pickle/hat2.jpg)

Also the Hero is a great pub, but have you been to the Lord Nelson up the road? The Nelson brew their own beer. And serve awesome ploughman's.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 12 Jan 2009, 03:59
Oh, wow, the Hero of Waterloo was recently recommended to me by my nephew, who lives in Sydney. He's seven years old.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jan 2009, 04:01
Why exactly are people so boners for the Hero? What are it's primary features?
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Post by: Inlander on 12 Jan 2009, 04:04
I hope it's something to do with historical reenactments. The Battle of Waterloo, while you drink!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jan 2009, 04:07
If that is true I may never leave
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Post by: Jace on 12 Jan 2009, 04:19
I keep getting more reasons to move to Australia. There's even a Sheraton there! So I wouldn't really have to look for a new job.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 12 Jan 2009, 04:54
Australia has many Sheratons. It's a large country.
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Post by: Inlander on 12 Jan 2009, 05:01
Actually I believe the correct plural is Sherata.
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Post by: Gilead on 12 Jan 2009, 05:09
Sherati.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Liz on 12 Jan 2009, 09:09
Dovey every time you post I imagine your words coming from my bum.

It makes me giggle.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 19 Jan 2009, 22:40
(Hey Sydney-ites. Just letting you know there will be a free gig on in Sydney Park this Sunday at 3 pm, near the smoke-stacks. Sorry for the gig spam, but I don't have all of your numbers, and this seemed as good a place as any to put it. Anyways, it's the second outing of a completely solar-powered PA system a few friends of mine have been tinkering with, and it should be a lovely afternoon out, weather permitting. Bring a picnic/dog/friends!)
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Post by: KvP on 19 Jan 2009, 22:55
Dovey every time you post I imagine your words coming from my bum.

It makes me giggle.
We should get together and make a movie about your life with your talking, australian-accented (and quippy, of course) ass. It'll be the Juno of '10!
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Post by: KvP on 19 Jan 2009, 23:05
Seriously. "Liz and the Fabulous Sassy Ass From Oz".

Have your people call my people.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 19 Jan 2009, 23:07
I want 40% of all merchandising revenue.
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Post by: Inlander on 19 Jan 2009, 23:13
The fake arse, where you squeeze one of the arse-cheeks and it says sassy things in an Australian accent, is just going to fly off the shelves.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Liz on 19 Jan 2009, 23:18
My ass will not be able to go out in public without a disguise.

Dudes this is TERRIBLE.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 19 Jan 2009, 23:18
I had the guys in the merchandising department knock this up for me:


   "Crikey! Is that a flamin' canoe in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me!?"
                      /
(http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=5308;type=avatar)


I predict this will be a hit.

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Post by: Inlander on 19 Jan 2009, 23:24
   ". . . And then the bloke said, '$30? Yer talking out of yer arse!' HAR HAR HAR HAR!!"
                      /
(http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=5308;type=avatar)
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Post by: Ozymandias on 19 Jan 2009, 23:33
"...sure, the rent is nice, but my neighbor's a right cunt."
                     /
(http://forums.questionablecontent.net/index.php?action=dlattach;attach=5308;type=avatar)
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 20 Jan 2009, 00:13
I am pretty sure I have never said crikey in my life, unless I was making fun of Australian stereotypes.

I mean

"I am pretty sure I have never said crikey in my life, unless I was making fun of Australian stereotypes!"
/
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Post by: jodizzle on 20 Jan 2009, 02:43
.........................................................
I love you guys <3
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Post by: Liz on 20 Jan 2009, 08:13
Jodie this is my butt saying everything! Jeez.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 22 Jan 2009, 13:42
One month til I arrive y'al! Arriving 23rd, PM. Staying with Jimmy jim jimbo. We should hang out. Girlfriend hasn't been to Sydney before, lets tourist :D
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 27 Jan 2009, 00:17
Aw hell dudes I should probably organise some time off of work or something. Jimmy am I still staying with you, dogg? You're still in the House That the Internet Built?
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Post by: Gilead on 27 Jan 2009, 00:33
Oh if there's anyone coming who still needs somewhere to crash I now actually have a place in sydney with some room, so I can offer a bed.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 27 Jan 2009, 19:49
Well, Lunchy reckons she will be moved out by then but as far as I know you are still cool to crash at mine Dovey.

Jodie and Hat are still staying as well, as is Rizzo and his lady friend but I believe they are arriving the day you leave? Lunchy will need to be more specific about when she's moving for me to know just how many couches we will have.
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Post by: jodizzle on 27 Jan 2009, 22:33
If Lunchables has moved out by then (which is looking unlikely) then I will be staying with her, because we are actually joined at the hip when we are in the same city.  Brett is a big boy and can stay where he likes (but he did say he would probably just come with me).

Basically I am staying wherever Lunchy is! <3

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Post by: Lunchbox on 28 Jan 2009, 01:30
Hooray!
Sorry dudes I am still unsure as to if I will be moved out. It is hard to find nice cheap places in Sydney! Hopefully everything should be settled the week before you guys all turn up so we can organise.
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Post by: Rizzo on 28 Jan 2009, 23:43
Still excited as! When's everyone gonna be free? Keen to go tourist it up on the 24th during the day if people are keen?
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Post by: fatty on 28 Jan 2009, 23:49
I'm sorry to be a pooper but if you do boring tourist things I will bail because I have already time with super-tourist visiting family and it wil kill all the goodness in my heart.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 29 Jan 2009, 01:17
I love touristing! I will be working 7-2 every weekday as I mentioned before but I can help you kids out at night. Opera bar at dusk is perfectly touristy and it has the added bonus of alcohol!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Jan 2009, 01:32
Y'know it never occurred to me to do touristy things while I was in Sydney I was just so excited about hanging out with the internet. Oh well I will be gone before the 24th so it is a non-starter as far as I am concerned anyway. No biggie.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 29 Jan 2009, 02:24
It is okay Dovey. If you like I can still take you  out touristing. Touristing is so fun in your own city! I still never get tired of seeing the Harbour bridge, and whenever I drive over it I go all wiggly.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Jan 2009, 03:25
Oh but Ally what about the whiteboard. (this isn't entirely serious)
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Post by: jodizzle on 29 Jan 2009, 03:44
GUYS THIS TIME IN TWO WEEKS I WILL BE WITH YOU IN SYDNEY.

Oh man, I am so excited, it is ridiculous just how excited I am.  I miss all my Sydney kids, and Dovey.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Jan 2009, 03:47
I get mentioned singularly because I am obviously the best
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Post by: jodizzle on 29 Jan 2009, 03:56
well mostly because you are the only one I have met that can't be included in 'Sydney kids'.

Uh I mean...because you are the best, absolutely.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 29 Jan 2009, 04:15
Obviously.
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Post by: jodizzle on 29 Jan 2009, 22:30
Also I am clearly dumb because it is in 3 weeks not 2.  SIGH.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 30 Jan 2009, 01:15
Oh yeah, this thing!

We also have a couch if anyone needs to sleep on something soft and couchy. I live with five other people and a dog though, so I guess it might not suit people who don't like large crowds of awesome housemates?

 
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Post by: CardinalFang on 30 Jan 2009, 05:11
Also I am clearly dumb because it is in 3 weeks not 2.  SIGH.

You're not dumb. You're just excited that's all.
Now take a deep breath and tell me how many sleeps until Sydney.



Is it okay for a non-Australian to post here? Or am I part of what's killing the forums?
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Post by: Hat on 30 Jan 2009, 20:05
well mostly because you are the only one I have met that can't be included in 'Sydney kids'.

So when did my body double tell you what the deal was.

Also I am clearly dumb because it is in 3 weeks not 2.  SIGH.

You were probably thrown off by the fact that I finally got around to taking time off for this which was probably scheduled for next week.
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Post by: jodizzle on 31 Jan 2009, 01:26
Brett I don't have time to miss you, I see you all the dang time.

Also mostly I am just really excited and trying to move it forward a week by sheer FORCE OF WILLPOWER.  it didn't work though, obviously.  because here we are still with 3 weeks to go.


DONT WORRY HANNAH. SOON I WILL TAKE YOU AWAY FROM THAT NASTY OLD MAN WHO KEEPS YOU HOSTAGE A WHOLE BUNCH.
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Post by: axerton on 02 Feb 2009, 04:41
Well the absolute certainty that I started out with that I would be at this thing is slowly dripping away, but assuming I can sort things out at my end then I shall be there and if this is the case then Gil I would be ever so thankful to take up your offer of a place to stay (that is if the offer still stands and you're ok having a guy you barely know crashing with you)
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Post by: Gilead on 02 Feb 2009, 04:53
Should be fine axerton, how many days would you be staying for? Also you'll probably be sleeping on an air mattress if you're lucky and I still have it or a bunch of cushions if you're not so I hope that's cool.
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Post by: Rizzo on 03 Feb 2009, 19:24
This is my last chance to access the internet before I head off to Japan but I would be muchly appreciative if someone organised a hangout for during the day of the twenty fourth or the twenty fifth, can also do evening on the 25th.
Heaps excited to see everyone again.
Jimmy, I shall PM you regarding details for getting in touch etc!
Lunchy, Jamie and Jimmy, I have your numbers already. Anyone else who wants to get in contact, PM your details!
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Post by: jmrz on 04 Feb 2009, 03:48
Okay, the Saturday would probably be a no-go for me, but I could possibly head to Sydney on the Saturday after work, hang out on the Sunday and come back home Sunday night.

I shall figure out whether the boy will come with me, and if so, where we will stay.

EDIT: I could probably make an additional day trip on the Monday or Tuesday or whenever day Rizzo is going to be there. I work Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 06 Feb 2009, 00:12
Oh hey guys this is not to do with the meet-up really but I'm moving next weekend and as luck would have it my boyfriend is doing a gig at the hopetoun, which is literally stumbling distance away, on monday the 16th. if anyone wants to come out and maybe grab some drinks as some form of housewarming that would be sweet.
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Post by: Inlander on 06 Feb 2009, 00:15
It is official. I am looking at flights for AusCon. (Looking is the first stage in the long, long buying process.)
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Post by: ViolentDove on 06 Feb 2009, 06:03
Huzzah! 

Also, Lunchy I will probably be up for the Hopetoun, provided I'm alive past the weekend.
Title: Darryl worries about you. Are you dressing appropriately for the weather?
Post by: Sox on 06 Feb 2009, 06:53
Hey Rizzo. 'Sup? S'Darryl. How come we never talk anymore? Where did you go?
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Post by: jodizzle on 06 Feb 2009, 06:54
Guys in two weeks I will be in Sydney.  Two weeks for real this time.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Feb 2009, 02:12
I remembered to get time off work... for one job. Let's hope I remember to get the other jobs off as well.
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Post by: Inlander on 09 Feb 2009, 02:28
For a moment there I misunderstood and thought you were coming to Sydney "to do a job".

Are we all in on this job? Do we need nicknames? I bags "Mumbles".
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 09 Feb 2009, 02:37
If by "a job" you mean "every female Australian forumite" then yes, am i right?

And yes you can be Mumbles.
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Post by: Inlander on 09 Feb 2009, 03:06
Awesome, I'll get the crew together.
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Post by: jodizzle on 09 Feb 2009, 03:24
Hey hey hey hey Dovey....see you in like 9 days.

(I am a female Australian forumite and it's awesome)
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 09 Feb 2009, 04:35
Gonna spoon Jimmy.

I'm comin for you, boy

PS Does anyone know what is up with accommodation. I heard Jodie is bedding up with Lunchy cause of space related futon issues and I forget whether I organised something else or not.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 09 Feb 2009, 04:53
If you haven't got anything sorted feel free to crash here. We have a bunch of couches and stuff.
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Post by: Hat on 09 Feb 2009, 04:59
Sweet, I figured it wouldn't be too hard I am just terrified that I will lose Jodie and then wind up stuck in Sydney forever doing pills and going clubbing because that is all I know how to do.

Actually this is a pretty good idea

Should we start PMing relevant persons our phone numbers? (and in some cases real names I guess unless we basically want to powernerd our way through the whole thing)

Lunchy is still going to be called Lunchy though because that is a pro name.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Feb 2009, 05:04
Gonna spoon Jimmy.

(http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y258/jimmy5times/2985642727_25db621b70.jpg)

I'm looking forward to it, Hat

As far as I know I have an extra couch because lunchy is leaving hers here for the time being so both you and Dovey are cool to crash here if you want.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 09 Feb 2009, 05:10
As a lazy, lazy man I am obligated to ask:

which of your two abodes is easiest to get to from the airport, and closest to wherever most of the shit is going down.

Also I am not sure if I should crash in the same house with Dovey unless I have paid some kind of bond on it, because we are basically the worst people when we are together.

(Also I realised I have your number AND name Jimmy so that is sorted)
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 09 Feb 2009, 05:24
You know how in The Castle there is that shot of the whole family just walking home from the airport? Yeah.

Also it is basically a 10 minute busride into Newtown or a 30 minute busride (same bus) into the CBD.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 09 Feb 2009, 05:30
Sorry Violent Dove, Jimmy has stone cold pulled it out of the hat. (I will pay for all damages) Will you be home Thursday around lunchish or should we find something to do to kill time? I think we are doing that anyway because Lunchy is working or some proletariat garbage
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Post by: ViolentDove on 09 Feb 2009, 06:12
No worries!

I cannot compete with Jimmy's creepy spooning or aeroplane rides, I'm afraid.



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Post by: jodizzle on 09 Feb 2009, 16:42
Jimmy is picking us up from the airport Brett, as far as I know.  Which means he will be able to entertain us!  Hopefully Han will join the fun.

Oh man I am so excited about seeing everyone again.
Title: Re: Darryl worries about you. Are you dressing appropriately for the weather?
Post by: Rizzo on 09 Feb 2009, 18:42
Hey Rizzo. 'Sup? S'Darryl. How come we never talk anymore? Where did you go?
Dear Darryl, you're never online anymore!

I'm in Kyoto at the moment and it's RAD.

See y'all soon.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 09 Feb 2009, 20:45
Shit dudes oh my god this this starts next Thursday this is gonna be so awesome.

On Sunday (the day after I move) I will have reports re: my futon fitting in my new apartment. Hopefully it does or I'm gonna have to give it away, and I really like my futon.
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Post by: Inlander on 10 Feb 2009, 22:33
Quote from: Virgin Blue
Guest and Baggage Details   Harry Saddler


Departing                    Arrival
07:45 am  Melbourne     09:10 am  Sydney
20-Feb-09                     20-Feb-09

Departing                    Arrival
12:15  Sydney               13:45  Melbourne
24-Feb-09                      24-Feb-09
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: jodizzle on 10 Feb 2009, 22:53
Oh man in a week I will be in Brisbane and my first week off in a year and a half will be beginning and oh man I need a holiday so much and I can't wait and YESSSSSS
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Post by: axerton on 14 Feb 2009, 00:45
Flight booked, I should be ariving in sydney at 1.30 on the 19th.
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Post by: heather on 14 Feb 2009, 14:43
I have come back from the bowels of meat-life to say that I will quite likely be showing up with Jmrz and Boy (as they're crashing at my place).

WATCH OUT, INCOMING ADMIN!!!  :police:
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 14 Feb 2009, 16:27
DON'T YOU PULL RANK ON ME!!!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: heather on 15 Feb 2009, 01:35
JUST BECAUSE I AM USER NUMBER 3 DOESN'T MEAN YOU NEED TO BITCH AT ME! RESPECT MY AUTHORITY!
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Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Feb 2009, 02:18
Doesn't est have you beat anyway, Harry?
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Post by: Inlander on 16 Feb 2009, 04:09
Pfft, like I respect his authority.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 16 Feb 2009, 04:46
Yer a loose cannon, Saddler.

Oh man you have the best surname for a 70's movie cop
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Post by: Inlander on 16 Feb 2009, 06:25
Oh man you have the best surname for a 70's movie cop

Whacka-whacka-whacka-whacka WOWR WOOOOWR whacka-whacka.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: öde on 16 Feb 2009, 07:38
Darryl's is pretty great too, I think we had a cop party in gabbly ages ago. Office doors were slammed constantly.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: David_Dovey on 17 Feb 2009, 06:31
OK so here is the deal:

Arriving Sydney:
Virgin Flight DJ434
Thursday 2230hrs

Departing Sydney:
Virgin Flight DJ437
Monday 2020hrs

And also: Are we definitely definitely doing the fancy dress-ups bocce picnic day? Because I am entirely willing to bring a suit, but only if it's going to be worn.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Hat on 17 Feb 2009, 07:09
I am bringing a button up shirt and there would be no need for that whatsoever if we weren't so I am assuming that it is on.

(And it is on, my Turkey)

PS in 24 hours I will be lying in bed waiting for the sun to come up so we can get up and go to the airport holy shit this is a couple of days away. I hope I am not too much of a jerk in real life for you people, I made some pretty awesomely bad decisions lately and need to lay off the booze as a result so I will probably not wind up doing anything too disgraceful.
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Post by: Gilead on 17 Feb 2009, 07:53
we better be doing fancy bocce, I wanna wear my suit.
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Post by: Eris on 17 Feb 2009, 15:36
I guess it just depends on whether the weather clears up, but even then the park might be a bit soggy for bocce.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 17 Feb 2009, 17:17
Fancy Soggy Bocce!

I can't wait.

Also it looks like I'm picking everybody* up from the airport, or at least meeting them there. Except for Harry. Because that dude knows where it's at (also he's not staying at my place).

*Everbody worth mentioning.
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Post by: Inlander on 17 Feb 2009, 17:24
I am staying in the house across the street from you. Watching.

Also hey hey, who wants to go see the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition at the Australian Museum? http://www.austmus.gov.au/visiting/whatson/display.cfm?event_id=322 (http://www.austmus.gov.au/visiting/whatson/display.cfm?event_id=322)
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Post by: Gilead on 17 Feb 2009, 17:42
If it's still miserable out we should do fancy something else that doesn't require outdoors.
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Post by: Iron_Fist on 17 Feb 2009, 17:48
Exactly what date is this meetup? Because I would be totally stoked to go.
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Post by: Gilead on 17 Feb 2009, 18:45
people start arriving tomorrow iron_fist.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 17 Feb 2009, 18:48
This meet-up is this weekend. Possibly starting with dinner tomorrow night I think, according to Lunchy's all-knowing whiteboard.

Harry I wouldn't mind seeing the wildlife thingy... I've been meaning to see it for a while, and keep putting it off.

It's actually sunny in Sydney today for a change. And the weather report seems to indicate that we might actually be able to do fancy bocce without fancy umbrellas.


 
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 17 Feb 2009, 18:54
I'm getting in on Friday morning, I'm having brunch with an old friend and then I can come catch up with you folks wherever you are on Friday afternoon probably.  I'll be away with my family all Saturday but I think I'll be back in Sydney on Sunday afternoon and/or evening, then I'll be around all Monday.  So, I dunno, I've got Ali's number and Jimmy's number from the last time I was in Sydney so I'll give one or both of them a call or something when I'm around and I can come meet up with you all!
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Post by: Iron_Fist on 17 Feb 2009, 19:00
people start arriving tomorrow iron_fist.

So what day should I arrive? Tomorrow? Because tomorrow is alright with me
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Post by: jmrz on 17 Feb 2009, 19:48
I will be there on Sunday with Heather and the boy (at least I think he is coming). I'm staying at Heather's (most of you know where that is) and it will be easy for us to get to where we have to go.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2009, 00:04
So... bring warm clothing?

Guys I am pretty excited, but not too excited. I think I will be more excited, and probably drunnnk by the time I land in Sydney.

Oh by the way so I don't let anybody down, I am totally not as dashing as I appear on the Internet.
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Post by: ViolentDove on 18 Feb 2009, 02:17
Don't worry Dovey. Lunchy is actually a forty year old dude, and Est is actually some kind of sentient computer program.

They're still pretty awesome to hang out with though.
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Post by: David_Dovey on 18 Feb 2009, 03:09
Brett made me promise not tell anyone but he's actually a gentleman and a scholar.
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Post by: Gilead on 18 Feb 2009, 03:27
Nick is literally a machine designed to party.
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Post by: fatty on 18 Feb 2009, 04:55
Artr gets back from terrigal thurs we were going to hang out sometime, we could come join dovey and peeps =p
Friday I'm free after going to the hairdresser in the morning (was hoping to do this before you guys see it, but whatever!)

Love you all muchly. Most of you have my numbers, keep me updated <3
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 18 Feb 2009, 17:24
So guys, because there are people in Sydney who I've known for years and years and so who might reasonably say I should prioritise hanging out with them over hanging out with other people, after I land tomorrow morning I'm going to go to Newtown to have brunch with someone not From The Internet.

But you guys are all planning on hanging out somewhere in Newtown too, right? I could totally come hang out with you after brunch.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Eris on 18 Feb 2009, 17:26
Where are you going to have brunch in Newtown?

Y'know, so we uh, don't go there as well.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Inlander on 18 Feb 2009, 17:34
I'm meeting my friend at the junction of Enmore Road and King Street. Don't know exactly when, though - some time around 10is or 11ish, probably.
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Post by: Aztex on 18 Feb 2009, 21:44
Yarrrr I'm back from terrigal and on the train heading out to Newtown. Looks like the is clearing up as well, this weekend should be pretty awesome. 
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Aztex on 19 Feb 2009, 01:55
Oh hey Brett don't forget that in Hey Jude at 2:58 john Lennon drops the F bomb.
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Post by: Lunchbox on 20 Feb 2009, 17:06
Why are there no pictures up yet? I am logged in at this dodgy internet place to see what is happening and dang. Nothing. Today it is soggy and also Saturday. There are no plans aside from Jodie and I are meeting Phil in about fifteen minutes. It is five minutes past noon.
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Post by: Jimmy the Squid on 21 Feb 2009, 06:54
Man at that point Dovey, Brett and I were considering getting out of bed.
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Rizzo on 21 Feb 2009, 18:00
Hey guys! I'm back in NZ and getting into Sydney tomorrow afternoon.

Who wants to do dinner in Newtown or Enmore?

Excitement is building!
Title: Re: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.
Post by: Aztex on 21 Feb 2009, 20:51
well i don't have photos up cos i don't have my camera... also at work... so no fancy dress bocce for me... :'(