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ZOMG! It's a MEET-UP!!!!! (May 9th, London)

Discussion in 'London UK' started by halibut, Apr 24, 2009.

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  1. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    CrazyMike and Mrs Mike are visiting from Canada (He's one of the Canadian RSAs) and so LAJ and I will be in town for a meet-up. We're meeting at 1300 at Boneapart's Bar at Waterloo Station followed by....well I don't know what we'll be doing. Hanging about, chatting etc. Might go to some shops or a museum.

    So you guys are all invited. It'd be great to finally meet some of you!
     
  2. AmberStarbright

    AmberStarbright Jedi Knight star 7

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    lol Mrs Mike, that's a new one I've been called many things but not that ;)
     
  3. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    I might possibly be able to attend for a couple of hours, depending on my working times.
     
  4. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    A trip to Forbidden Planet is definitely on the list. And a meal in Chinatown has been suggested. I won't be around for much of the evening though as I want to catch the train back around 7pm or so. I'll be on my own so I really don't want to travel too late.

    If you're not familiar with Waterloo Bonaparte's is near the Ladies loo, up in the Track 16/17 area. (Hopefully it's still there. I haven't been to Waterloo since CE in 2007). I'll probably try to get in around 12-12;30 pm, depending on SouthWest trains. If anyone goes into Waterloo regularly, can you let us know if the place is still there and still has the same name?
     
  5. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Would it be possible to join in? :) I used to be a member of the Swedish Fanforce but I moved to England last year and it would be nice to meet fellow fans.

    And I think Amber and I met years ago in Paris and London :).
     
  6. Lord-Tice

    Lord-Tice Jedi Knight star 5

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    You'd be more then welcome emilsson. I think we must have met at the 2005 Stockholm Euro meet too.

    I'm not sure if I can make May 9th as I have a planned trip to the theatre in the evening, but I might be able to pop along for an hour or two before dashing off.
     
  7. AmberStarbright

    AmberStarbright Jedi Knight star 7

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    That would be great if you came along :)
    Yes we met a couple of years back.
     
  8. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Any more for any more?
     
  9. Lord-Tice

    Lord-Tice Jedi Knight star 5

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    Chances are I wont be able to make it. I'm working very late on Friday (probably wont get home until 3am if I'm lucky) and need to dedicate my energy to the theatre on Saturday.

    Have fun :D
     
  10. SithLordDarthRichie

    SithLordDarthRichie CR Emeritus: London star 8

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    I can't make it, I have to work.
     
  11. Sinrebirth

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

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    I'm at work too. :(

    We should meet up over Summer, guys. It'd be awesome to meet some of you eventually. :cool:

    Who's going to London Comic-Con?
     
  12. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Due to engineering works on the underground I've realised my travelling will take longer time. But I'll try to arrive at Waterloo between 12.30 and 1pm.
     
  13. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    Well, in the end there were 5 of us - Mike, Amber, hal, emilsson, and me. After meeting at Bonaparte's and having a round, we went to Forbidden Planet. I picked up a few items and managed to get out of there just spending ££ instead of £££. The rest of the day basically turned into a pub crawl. We had some food at The Imperial pub (on a side street off Leicester Square). I was pretty tired by the time I caught the train home about 750 pm. In the last pub we stopped in they had the London Irish v Harlequins rugby match on TV, and it had ended not long before the train I was on stopped in Twickenham. So there was a train invasion by a ton of rugby fans in green. They were good-natured though as their team had won and there weren't any problems in my part of the train. All in all, I had a great time. Mike and Amber are on the plane home today and I assume hal caught a coach back north. (He was staying with his brother last night).
     
  14. Lord-Tice

    Lord-Tice Jedi Knight star 5

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    I'm pleased that you all had a good time. I apologise for not being able to make it too. It would have been very nice meeting up with you all.

    Hope Mike & Jeannette have a safe flight back.
     
  15. LAJ_FETT

    LAJ_FETT Tech Admin and Collecting/Lucasfilm Ltd Mod star 9 Staff Member Administrator

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    They got back OK. Mike posted over in Collecting yesterday afternoon.
     
  16. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Got back last night. Had a great time :)

    Will be posting piccies later!
     
  17. halibut

    halibut Ex-Mod star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    [image=http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v646/halibut/London/100_0791.jpg]
    It's London, baby!!

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    Hal and Admiral Adama....er, Robert Downey Jr? Oh, it's CrazyMike

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    AmberStarbright and emilsson

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    Hal and CrazyMike

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    emilsson, LAJ_FETT, and AmberStarbright

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    emilsson, hal, and T-Shirt Number 3

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    A familiar sight...

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    A dinosaur

     
  18. emilsson

    emilsson Jedi Grand Master star 6

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    Thanks for a wonderful day! It was brilliant meeting you guys :).

    Nice pictures, hal :).
     
  19. Spike2002

    Spike2002 Former FF-UK RSA and Arena Manager star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Nice photos, guys. Looks like it was a fun meet-up.
     
  20. Ramesh

    Ramesh Jedi Padawan star 4

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    Indeed, looks to have been a great meetup. :)

    Out of interest will there be a park meet this summer?

    Cheers,
    Ram
     
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