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Social [Real Life Geekery] RPF Meet Up Thread - London September 2011?

Discussion in 'Role Playing Resource' started by DarthXan318, Nov 7, 2009.

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  1. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    As some of you already know, I've been trying to organise a RPF meetup for when I visit London. :D

    I've been contacting people over PM thus far (hi, guys!) but as this approach is both tedious and might result in some people being left out, I'm creating a thread for it. It's just temporary to set up the event itself (and maybe to post pics afterwards, if everyone agrees), after which it will be locked.

    Thus -
    The date is Sunday 29 November
    The time is 12 Noon
    The place is Leicester Square Tube Station, with plans to meander over to Forbidden Planet after (maps [link=http://forbiddenplanet.com/stores/]here[/link] and [link=http://www.londontown.com/LondonInformation/Shopping/Forbidden_Planet_Megastore/5d6c/#MAP]here[/link])

    The people so far are (feel free to add yourself to this list if you can make it!)
    - Fins
    - Sinre
    - Sith-I-5
    - Wing
    - Xany
    - darthhelinith



    So ... what say you, guys?
     
  2. Imperial_Hammer

    Imperial_Hammer Manager Emeritus: RPFs star 5 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Taaaaaake picccctures!

    -I_H
     
  3. DarkLordoftheFins

    DarkLordoftheFins Jedi Master star 4

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    So, I think I´ll make it, actually . . . :D
     
  4. Hero_Of_The_Force

    Hero_Of_The_Force Jedi Knight star 2

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    Yes, please do. :D

    I want a written report on what occured there too. Thank you. :rolleyes:
     
  5. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I can confirm I'll be coming, incidentally.

    I've been suggesting we visit Collectormania, but tickets for that must be paid for, and in all likelihood it will be ridiculously swamped on the day, so I might suggest we take a merry jaunt to Leicester Square, to a little shop called 'Forbidden Planet' which is a sci-fi/fantasy shop that will likely appeal to everyone if/when we run out of things to talk about. :p. There are also half a dozen second hand book shops in the area, and plenty of places to sit and eat and chat too.

    See here for where I mean...

    http://forbiddenplanet.com/stores/

    The Shaftsbury avenue store is relatively easy to find from Leicester Square station... a better map being here, scrolling down.

    http://www.londontown.com/LondonInformation/Shopping/Forbidden_Planet_Megastore/5d6c/#MAP

    If we want to wander around, we certainly have the freedom to, as well.

    Thoughts?
     
  6. Winged_Jedi

    Winged_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    I'm almost certainly coming, but I can't put a cast-iron guarantee on that just yet.

    And...

    [face_love] Forbidden Planet

    Seriously, if it wasn't for their Glasgow branch, I would never have been able to read KOTOR or Legacy without waiting for the TPBs. I owe them my custom. :p

     
  7. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Excellent! That makes five of us - Sithy hasn't posted yet, but I presume he's still in.

    Anyway, sci-fi/fantasy store! I like the idea of Forbidden Planet. :D I think that's actually reasonably near my brother's place (where I'll be crashing for the duration) so that works out fine for me that way too. :D
     
  8. The Great No One

    The Great No One Jedi Grand Master star 8

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    *wants to go very badly!*

    i'm with imp. pictures MUST BE TAKEN!
     
  9. darthhelinith

    darthhelinith Jedi Master star 5

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    Darn it, if only I wasn't at University in Wales...:_|
    It would be so easy to meet up with you guys- I live inside the M25!!



    Unless I can somehow come home that weekend...[face_thinking]
     
  10. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Oh, I am still in, alright.

    Thing is, I am not the most punctual person this side of the Galactic Centre, so having a place that I can catch up with you guys is more important to me, than the initial meeting point - I don't want people waiting on me and getting annoyed.

    Visiting Forbidden Planet is a great idea, however. Just a shame there are no seats down there. :(
     
  11. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    True, Sithy. But, I believe there should be plenty places for us to settle down and have a chat. A couple of pubs, a Pizza Hut, I recall etc, etc. We could meet at one of the stations, methinks, and wander from there.

    *shrugs*

    I'm not this organised offline. I'll arrive a day late. :p
     
  12. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    There used to be a nice pub across the road from FP - my other SW group used to use it on meetups, but I think it got closed.

    There is still a Pizza Hut at the end of the road.

    Links to this thread have been PMed to Jerjerodd-Lennox and Livi-Wan.

    Darthelinith, this Welsh university. Where in Wales?
     
  13. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Last I spoke to Livi she said she was in Wales too and couldn't come. :(

    But if you can come down for the weekend, Helinith, do! :D We've already got Wing maybe (*cough*definitely*cough*) coming down from Scotland... :D :D
     
  14. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I'm directly on the train line to London, so I'll be fine either way. :D
     
  15. DarkLordoftheFins

    DarkLordoftheFins Jedi Master star 4

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    I´ll be in London, somewhere and will have to find my way. Anyway. Do we have a time, yet? And does anybody know cheap motels, pensions or youth-hostels or something? I might be able to get one or two additional Panzers to that meeting. But they need some place to stay, which is under 80? a night. Any idea?

    Sirak and Draco would appreciate it, I am sure. ;)
     
  16. Sir_Draco

    Sir_Draco Jedi Knight star 4

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    Indeed, we will probably be surprise guests!!! My sister to a higher degree of probablity than me, though. [face_peace]
     
  17. Saintheart

    Saintheart Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    For he iiis aaann Eeeeengllissh-maaaan!
    Heeee's ... an EEEEEeeeeeeeeeenglishmaaaaaaaaaaan!

    (Sorry, just had to put that in there.)

    Also, mark me down for the Meet Up. :D
    In spirit. :(
     
  18. darthhelinith

    darthhelinith Jedi Master star 5

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    Bangor. Woop Woop!

    I could probably make it, but I need to find out wether my family have moved house yet, cause if they haven't then it'll need to be a day return.
    Having a lecture 4pm on the Friday and 10am on the Monday doesn't do much in my favour either.


    So I won't make any promises untill I know the state of my family that weekend.
    But if all goes well, I might actually be able to make it.
    *is impressed*


    EDIT: Navigating around London is pretty easy for me; I've practically grown up there. But I'll need directions to where we'll be meeting up.

    Memo to self- Pocket A to Z. (Buy. Guard with life.) Also; Camera, money, lightsaber, sonic screwdriver, Imperial March, sketch book (for train journey) notebook (for any sudden fan fiction insipiration), money, keys, phone (remember to CHARGE)...ect ect ect...
     
  19. DarthXan318

    DarthXan318 Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Time: Say noon, and make it a lunch meeting? I think this depends mostly on those coming in from elsewhere, though, I don't want to make you guys wake up for some 4am train to be in London in time, or something. :p

    Fins - I don't know any, sorry. :( Usually I would've searched up all the cheap hotels but I'm staying with my brother.
     
  20. Penguinator

    Penguinator RPF Modinator and Batmanager star 6 Staff Member Manager

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    Likewise! Don't worry, Saint, one day there will be a Commonwealth RPF Meet-up, where all us randoms from former colonies will meet up.

     
  21. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    I can't think of anywhere that cheap...

    [link=http://www.travelodge.co.uk/index.php]Travelodge[/link] would be the best, methinks. Need to look on that website, methinks.

    Though the temptation to drag you all back to mine and just put you up myself. :p
     
  22. BobaMatt

    BobaMatt TFN EU Staff star 6 VIP

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    There's Forbidden Planet branches in London? Awesome.
     
  23. Sith-I-5

    Sith-I-5 Force Ghost star 6

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    Travelodge looks good. I found this one through Google, as an alternative.

    http://www.smartbackpackers.com/

    Memo to self- Pocket A to Z. (Buy. Guard with life.) Also; Camera, money, lightsaber, sonic screwdriver, Imperial March, sketch book (for train journey) notebook (for any sudden fan fiction insipiration), money, keys, phone (remember to CHARGE)...ect ect ect...

    Wow, that takes me back. I used to plan trips like that in my younger days. :) Sooo, how do you carry the Imperial March, darthelinith?
     
  24. Sinrebirth

    Sinrebirth Immortal Mod-King of the EUC, RPF and SWC star 8 Staff Member Manager

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    An Imperial calendar, mayhaps?
     
  25. Winged_Jedi

    Winged_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Fixed.
     
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