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FF:VIC 1st New Age Meet

Discussion in 'Oceania Discussion Boards' started by SithLord-Mixo, Aug 27, 2008.

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  1. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    It was on short notice at the State Library in Melbourne but last night's meet was awesome. It was a very interesting discussion on Gamer's Rights. Great to so Vader there still recovering from the sniffle. PoT also showed with a few little special guests. Also it was a delight to see Lute finally make a show!
     
  2. Jet-Eye

    Jet-Eye Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Good fun had by all Mixo, cheers for the meet!

    You've lost a bit of hair since last I saw you haha j/j mate
     
  3. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    true and you have become even more handsome!
     
  4. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    WoooHooo!!! An Official Meet!!!
     
  5. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    It was done on the fly because I sometimes only hear about these things with a very short notice
     
  6. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    SO no photos then? But a report then? :D
     
  7. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    No photos allowed in the library..technically no bags either.

    Lute and I arrived just on start time. I looked over and see the imposing figure of Vader who was in very good form. Then about 10 mins later PoT and JE arrived and sat on the other side of the room before they realised we were there. Jason Hill was ok as a moderator but the real info came from the panelists: Panel Members: Tony Trubridge (Team Immunity), Mike Bantick (IT Wire and Byte Into It on RRR), and David Hewitt (Tantalus). Each gave a unique but coherent view on gamer's rights, the ongoing censorship debate and ethics. Damn that lucky PoT winning a free pass to eGames!
     
  8. oldbenk31

    oldbenk31 Jedi Master star 3

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    being in a unique IT field I really want to see it, I will so try to be part of the next meet-this one kinda sneaked up on me. Sounds like this was a good event, sorry again I couldnt be part.
     
  9. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Sounds great, and fun. does little happy dance I'm really glad.
     
  10. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah, I already had plans for Tuesday. :( Next time...

    ... what is a panel, though, exactly? Just those three people giving talks and taking questions, or what?
     
  11. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    yep that is basically it. I lecture in games design etc so I have a specific interest in the field. I hear sometimes about these little free events lol
     
  12. lordvaderFF

    lordvaderFF Jedi Master star 4

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    Yeah....I'm knida hard to miss in a crowd. :)

    As I said on the night.....I think that's the first time Father and son have met...strange I know.

    so......what's next? :)
     
  13. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    Well actually we did meet at a Starwalking show once maybe around 2000 where Daz and you hosted a very funny auction, but I was in cognito
     
  14. Adalia-Durron

    Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress. star 10 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Good to see you planning meetings!!!
     
  15. lordvaderFF

    lordvaderFF Jedi Master star 4

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    OH YEAH....just goes to show how the memory dies as you get older.
     
  16. Protege-of-Thrawn

    Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    lol, that may very well have been one that JE and I were at...Actually, I think we might have been more circa 2001-2002. We turned up to a couple of the SW meets held just near Melb Uni, were wowed by Dags auction skillz and kinda frightened by some guy who had this metal claw thing....

    Great to see you again Grant, and of course Chris (although given your stint on Family Fued, I feel like we'd kept in touch anyway... :p )

     
  17. oldbenk31

    oldbenk31 Jedi Master star 3

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    I met a couple of people from here a year ago at the Armageddeon Expo at the Star Wars booth. Dont remember their names but they were very nice.
     
  18. Dags

    Dags Jedi Master star 3

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    Sometimes organising things with short notice is the way to go. Too often people try to get things together only to be met with a chorus of "sorry I'm busy that night". In my view is something is REALLY important to get to then people will find a way.

    Unfortunately I didn't know this meet up was on so I didn't go, but I applaude the concept of saying "we're meeting in three days time, be there or don't" simple as that.

    Well done.
     
  19. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    Glad to see ya back DAGS
     
  20. Protege-of-Thrawn

    Protege-of-Thrawn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    If an event involves Dags holding an auction, I'll be there rain hail or shine.

    Hell, let's just organise an impromptu street corner auction. We'll acquire property from the State and sell it to the masses. A VicFF Robin Hood themed meet.
     
  21. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    I agree he is a great auctioneer
     
  22. lordvaderFF

    lordvaderFF Jedi Master star 4

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    I think Dags is stuck with the tag "Ultimate Auctioneer" for the rest of his life.

    Not that's it's anything I'd ever want to see, but I can imagine the inscription on his tombstone would read...


    Going....

    Going.....

    GONE!

    :)
     
  23. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    Do a hear a last gasp?

    Do I here a whimper?

    Last gasp

    going once...

    going twice..

    gone
     
  24. Dags

    Dags Jedi Master star 3

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    Ahhhh it's nice to be loved.

    POT I'm running auctions every three months at Skyforce meetings so you've been missing quite a lot of them. :)

    I'll tell you a funny story. When I'm selling stuff I tend to speak really quickly. One time someone was there with a video camera filming the meeting for their partner who couldn't attend that day.

    When I watched the auction footage back even I couldn't work out what I was saying. So I said to the guys
    "Do I always sound like that?" and they replied with
    "Yep, that's why it's so funny"

    All things being equal, I'm not actually a good auctioneer in the strictest sense. What I try to do though is make the auctions a bit more entertaining and sometimes I even amuse myself in them LOL

    Any chance to get in front of the microphone. :p
     
  25. SithLord-Mixo

    SithLord-Mixo Jedi Knight star 5

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    When I first saw you auction I was amazed and enthralled.
     
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