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FF-UK: Scotland Meet - Glasgow (4th November 2006)

Discussion in 'Scotland' started by timbolton, Aug 8, 2006.

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  1. Jonathan_McEnroe

    Jonathan_McEnroe Jedi Master star 1

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    Ahh that sucks duder, ack, there will be other meets, I'll be more than happy to go along to more meets in glasgow, and/or edinburgh to keep the Scottish Fan Force spirit alive. I'll also be able, on some occasions to bring along test footage and possibly a trailer (by end of December) of our fan films we're currently working on for all to see :)

    Would be nice to do a community project as well, but I guess something that could go ahead or not, but could be great fun :)

    Jonny
     
  2. DARTH_DONALD

    DARTH_DONALD Jedi Youngling star 1

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    for sure id be up for more meetings, just as long as i can bring my light saber after all never know who we could run into [face_laugh] !!!!
    oh and john would love to see a trailer or somethin of your fan flick, heck may inspire me to get off my fat bottom and get MINE started!!!
     
  3. Jonathan_McEnroe

    Jonathan_McEnroe Jedi Master star 1

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    Hey Don, hehe, we'll, I hope to have something within the next few months, so I'll keep these boards up to date on whats going on. I'll not be bak on our film until next week, got some stuff on, looking forward to getting back into the project, has been great so far. Would love to help you with yours man, we'll have a chat about it when we manage to get a meeting that suits your busy schedule :)

    Hope more people can come to the meet in November, would love to have you all there :)

    Jonny :D
     
  4. clone-warrior

    clone-warrior Jedi Youngling

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    I think I may be able to make an appearance........ crawls out from behind rock
     
  5. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Most excellent :D

    I hope to be free this weekend to work out some sort of plan for the meet, keep ya fingers crossed ;)
     
  6. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Don't worry, I haven't forgotten you :)
    Is everyone still ok to meet?
    Where will the best place to be?

    I have train and hotel booked now, will post on Sunday/Monday places we maybe can visit, and work out what to go to and what to drop. Is anyone up for two days? I am staying till Monday, and I'll go to Glasgow Green on Sunday to see the bonfire night celebration :D
     
  7. Meriwyn

    Meriwyn Former RSA star 4

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    Is the Meeting House Pub still there on George Square? That's a great place.
     
  8. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    I should still be ok, Tim but not for the bonfire thing, far too may neds (chavs)acting up for my liking! I suggest meeting at Central station and taking it from there!

    Meri, I don't know that pub, I'll need to look out for it. :)
     
  9. MrDankDonk

    MrDankDonk Jedi Master star 4

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    Counting House is a monstrous big place...

    but if ye get there at the right time, there are wee rooms off in the corners, some with grand views of George Square, that would suit yir porpoises.
     
  10. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    Ah, Ha! but what about the dolphins? :p
     
  11. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Last time I heard, they were flippin' happy too ;)
     
  12. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Let's get the show on the road ...

    1. What time do you want to meet up on Saturday - 11am, 12pm or some other time? I can make any time, since I'll be in Glasgow from Friday night.

    2. Itinerary
    a) Places to go/see
    [hl=black]Saturday 4th[/hl]
    [link=http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/AboutGlasgow/WebCams/]George Square[/link]
    [link=http://www.historic-scotland.gov.uk/properties_sites_detail.htm?propertyID=PL_140]Glasgow Cathedral[/link]
    [link=http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/index.cfm?venueid=13]St. Mungo Museum[/link]

    Maybe see some of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Alexander "The Greek" Thomson's work?

    Comic shops we could visit (dependant on time)

    A1 Comics
    31-35 Parnie Street, Glasgow,G1 5RJ
    Mon-Sat 10am - 6.00pm
    Sun noon - 5.00pm
    Tel/Fax: 0141 552 6692

    City Centre Comics
    51 Parnie Street, Glasgow G1 5LU
    Tues-Sat 10-5 (back)
    0141 552 2208

    Forbidden Planet (FPI)
    168 Buchanan Street, Glasgow G1 2LW
    Mon-Sat 10-5.30; Sun 12-5 (imp, back, STO, s-p, ind, u/g, merch)
    0141 331 1215

    Futureshock
    200 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6LN
    0141-353 3975

    Kapow!
    28 Allison Street, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 8NN (off Pollokshaws Rd)
    Tues-Sat 11-6 (buy and sell back, gn, ind, mags, videos, DVDs, new and second-hand books, merch)
    0141 4241600

    Red Hot Comics
    Block D Unit 7, Glenwood Business Park, Glenwood Place, Glasgow G45 9UH
    Mon-Sat 11.30-5.30; Sun 12-5 (imp, back, gn, tpbk, STO, ind, prl, CCG, merch)
    0141 630 0049

    Will try to get a map of all the locations above asap.

    [hl=black]Sunday 5th[/hl]
    [link=http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/venue/visiting_us.cfm?venueid=9]People's Palace[/link]
    [link=http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/Visitors/WhatsOn/glasgowgreenfireworks.htm]Bonfire night at Glasgow Green[/link]

    b) Places to eat/drink

    Counting House
    Other Suggestions?
    What type of food would people like to go for? I just need vegetarian, but as for type I like most types of food - Indian, Italian, Chinese, etc

    c) Evening (Sat/Sun)

    Suggestions?

    Finally, with two weeks to go, who is a definite, who is a maybe? Who needs my moby no - if you can't find us on the day, this will be important.

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  13. Tone

    Tone Jedi Youngling star 1

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    I'm a definite for the Saturday evening.
    I would recommend Dimaggios for dinner, or China Buffet King, both in the city centre.
     
  14. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Found Dimaggios (City Centre) - http://www.dimaggios.co.uk/_restaurants/_city.html

    Checking up on China Buffet King ...
     
  15. Jonathan_McEnroe

    Jonathan_McEnroe Jedi Master star 1

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    I'll be a definate bud, sounds like a crackin line up. There is also a pub called the Phoenix just at Queen Street station which is nice, great food, not sure what there is for vegitarians, but there is vegitarian food on the menu :)

    J
     
  16. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    A great thing to do is also the bus tour which leaves from George Square and passes all the sights that Tim mentioned. great value too!
     
  17. MrDankDonk

    MrDankDonk Jedi Master star 4

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    "Futureshock
    200 Woodlands Road, Glasgow, G3 6LN

    Kapow!
    28 Allison Street, Govanhill, Glasgow G42 8NN (off Pollokshaws Rd)

    Red Hot Comics
    Block D Unit 7, Glenwood Business Park, Glenwood Place, Glasgow G45 9UH "

    are all off the beaten track a wee bit.... and not particualrly worth the journey either

    the various Parnie St establishments and Forbidden Planet are all you need comics/toys wise.

    St Mungos museum?

    what the fudge is that?

    Kelvingrove Museum is the one to visit ? newly refurbished, Spitfire hanging from the ceiling, biggest collection of suits of armour and samurai stuff in Europe, dinosaur bones, and right next to the west end, the park, the university and several smashing curry houses. And its on the route of the 'hop on-hop off' bus tours.
     
  18. Meriwyn

    Meriwyn Former RSA star 4

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    Counting House! That's it!! I got the name wrong. Mr. DD is right, if you get some tables off to the side by the windows, it's a great view and out of the way of the masses.
     
  19. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    St Mungo's is right next to the Cathedral Dank, it's a museum of religious art, quite good (this coming from an agnostic).

    Kelvingrove Museum - think I have been there and enjoyed it, but on your advice we can definitely add to the itinerary :D My only trip to Glasgow was a bit of a flying visit tbh, so will be good to see it at a slower pace.

    At the end of the day, it's what the FF-UK Scotland members want to do on their first meet, the above is all ideas/guidelines from someone who doesn't live or know Glasgow, so if there are places you think your members will be cool to see, then post em please :D

    Also, think a relaxing social meet would be the best way for members to get to know one another and see how your group fits. I'll advertise on other forums for this, see if we can get some more people attending.

    Wish you could be there Meri :( Maybe we can do this again or Edinburgh for after CE Meri? I should be totally off work at that point, since it'll be into the Summer hols (have to find summer work after CE).
     
  20. JED1

    JED1 Jedi Master star 4

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    I feel the more social aspect is the best bet, you know sitting down over lunch and a coffee (or something stronger) chatting, getting to know each other at least in the beginning. We could then take it from there! Views?
     
  21. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    That sounds great, and I can't stress any more, this is your (as in FF-UK Scotland) meet, and you should do what you feel is best. I'm along to take part and just meet you all :)
     
  22. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    Forgot to add ...

    Time of meet? Location?
     
  23. Jonathan_McEnroe

    Jonathan_McEnroe Jedi Master star 1

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    Hey Tim,

    I'll be avaliable from 11am if you want to meet in George Square beside the centre Statue?

    Jonny
     
  24. timbolton

    timbolton Jedi Master star 5

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    That's cool for me Jonny, I am guessing that statue will be ... well ... central lol?
     
  25. Jonathan_McEnroe

    Jonathan_McEnroe Jedi Master star 1

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    Oh yes......once you see it, you wont miss it :p

    J
     
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