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TurnpikeLad

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Any interest for a 2009 Dwarf Fortress meetup?
« on: January 12, 2009, 07:50:58 am »

It's coming up on a year since the first Bay 12 fan gathering.  For those of you who don't remember this, there's an album of ginormous pictures up on the site here: www.bay12games.com/meetup .  We had dinner with Tarn and his brother at Ivar's on the Seattle waterfront and played an impromptu fortress (in which a bunch of dwarves failed to melt some ice fast enough to not die of thirst.)  I had a pretty good time and I think others did as well.

Anyway, I think we should do something like this again in 2009.  This would probably be in the Seattle area again, but aside from that it's totally up in the air.  Maybe a meal at a different restaurant, or maybe a daytime thing in a park somewhere? I don't know.  The restaurant last time was a bit pricey, so I would try to find something cheaper.

Would any of you be interested in coming if this pans out?  We're probably looking at a date in April or May, like last year.  About 12 people came last time, and we raised a couple hundred dollars for the Adams bros.  (To honor the venerable dwarven tradition, we put the money in a ceramic kitten for Tarn to drop from a great height.)

This would only happen if there were enough interest, so post if you might be able to come!
« Last Edit: January 12, 2009, 06:10:14 pm by TurnpikeLad »
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Re: So.... That was a pretty fun meetup last year.
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2009, 10:59:13 am »

It's coming up on a year since the first Bay 12 fan gathering.  For those of you who don't remember this, there's an album of ginormous pictures up on the site here: www.bay12games.com/meetup .

Wow, thanks for the link, I haven't seen these pictures yet.  8)
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Re: So.... That was a pretty fun meetup last year.
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2009, 12:04:09 pm »

I live in Europe, so I'll be passing unless Toady goes on a European Tour ;)
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Re: So.... That was a pretty fun meetup last year.
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2009, 12:09:59 pm »

I live in Europe, so I'll be passing unless Toady goes on a European Tour ;)
just go into adventure mode and travel posthaste to the U.S.
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Re: So.... That was a pretty fun meetup last year.
« Reply #4 on: January 12, 2009, 12:14:40 pm »

I live in the UK so anything like this is out for me unless someone wants to wheel in a screen with a camera on top.
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Re: So.... That was a pretty fun meetup last year.
« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2009, 01:43:00 pm »

Actually a webcast with live chat for the meet up doesn't sound like a half bad idea.
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Re: Any interest for a 2009 Dwarf Fortress meetup?
« Reply #6 on: January 12, 2009, 06:53:08 pm »

I thought of the same thing, had no idea it had actually been done already!
Too bad I live on the East Coast.
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Re: So.... That was a pretty fun meetup last year.
« Reply #7 on: January 12, 2009, 07:09:56 pm »

I live in Europe, so I'll be passing unless Toady goes on a European Tour ;)

Yeah same here... :-\
However if Toady will hold a party when the v1.0 DF will be released, I will be there at all costs!  :D
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Re: Any interest for a 2009 Dwarf Fortress meetup?
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2009, 07:23:33 pm »

Bah, rent out a community center and have a con.

I've already taken my vacation this year, so no go for me.
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Re: Any interest for a 2009 Dwarf Fortress meetup?
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2009, 09:58:24 pm »

I live within a few miles of Toady (or so I believe) so going would be a must for me. Last year I was caught up in some stuff, but this year looks free.
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Re: Any interest for a 2009 Dwarf Fortress meetup?
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2009, 10:02:37 pm »

Hmmm . . . Is Seattle near/in South Carolina?
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Re: Any interest for a 2009 Dwarf Fortress meetup?
« Reply #11 on: January 12, 2009, 10:11:48 pm »

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Re: Any interest for a 2009 Dwarf Fortress meetup?
« Reply #12 on: January 12, 2009, 11:11:02 pm »

I suggest Dwarfcon '09 be on Valentine's day, and thus we can guarantee that none of us will be otherwise occupied.

Well, actually, I just need 28 hours of travel time up and then back down.
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Re: Any interest for a 2009 Dwarf Fortress meetup?
« Reply #13 on: January 12, 2009, 11:27:56 pm »

I'm down by Portland, OR now, so I'm out.
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Re: Any interest for a 2009 Dwarf Fortress meetup?
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2009, 12:30:54 am »

I would love to attend something like this but theres noway I can travel more than a few hours away (I live an hour away from San Jose, CA).
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