FF:VIC 1st New Age Meet

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  1. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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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 Jedi Master

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    true and you have become even more handsome!
  4. Adalia-Durron Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    WoooHooo!!! An Official Meet!!!
  5. SithLord-Mixo Jedi Grand Master

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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 Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 FanForce Chapter Rep

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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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 Former RSA/EUC Empress.

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    Good to see you planning meetings!!!
  15. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    I agree he is a great auctioneer
  22. lordvaderFF FanForce Chapter Rep

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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    Do a hear a last gasp?

    Do I here a whimper?

    Last gasp

    going once...

    going twice..

    gone
  24. Dags Force Ghost

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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 Jedi Grand Master

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