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Author Topic: AusCon-2009 is much more serious business / Rizzo thinks you're ok.  (Read 53062 times)

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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.
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I changed it to gabbly? or is that still too official. Confirm your attendence and i can make you admin!
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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.
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That wombat looks like a bulldog!  Bizarre.
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That'd be a hairy-nosed wombat of one species or another. They're funny-lookin'.
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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...
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Well, it does look like Joe but he was super lame and didn't go to Toronto. So no dice there.
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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?
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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
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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.
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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?
« Last Edit: 05 Sep 2008, 02:39 by McTaggart »
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Brett, that sounds rad enough to me!  Wooo plans!  I can't wait.
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Admittedly I'm not organized enough to know things like when uni semesters start, but what the hell, sounds good to me.
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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.
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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
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This sounds totally rad in a totally rad kind of way. I will most definitely be attending at least one day.
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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.

« Last Edit: 06 Sep 2008, 01:20 by Hat »
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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.
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I will chaperone you into the waiting cavity of Doveys spoon technique.
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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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So are all you guys crashing with me and Jimmy or what?
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Clubbing with Brett will be a great time if it is anything like his video!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3a1lJ8CqjXA
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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
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So does this mean that there will be no Chicagocon? That is thoroughly depressing.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Basically Lunchy's house is getting turned into an internet version of Friends.

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This is going to be the most fun ever.
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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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Cairns is pretty dang far away from most of us, sorry Rosie!
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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 to see if they need any deckhands?
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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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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,
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Did someone say....clubbing?

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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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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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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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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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