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AF Get-Togethers
#11
RE: AF Get-Togethers
The idea is intriguing, for sure. I think I have a certain level of (undiagnosed) social anxiety. I like larger groups, of at least maybe 8. Truth be told, most of my social interaction is at events, not just kibbutzing over pizza and craft beers. Heading to two soccer matches this weekend and a Padres game (organ transplant fundraiser) on Monday.

TBH, I'm very intrigued by the idea of meeting people in person, but what if the behind-screen mystery is better than the reality?

I dunno. It's something to consider. I was very gung ho about the idea last time it was floated. But it deteriorated due to logistics.

*shrugs* I woke up at 4:30. My brain isn't really present yet.
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#12
RE: AF Get-Togethers
I live in Gosport UK and am willing to meet people, but travel time is an issue.



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#13
RE: AF Get-Togethers
The only people I'm physically capable of meeting are pocaracas and lastpoet
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#14
RE: AF Get-Togethers
We used to do google+ hangouts, mostly after some chat, but the chat has been quite empty this days Undecided
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#15
RE: AF Get-Togethers
(August 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm)LastPoet Wrote: We used to do google+ hangouts, mostly after some chat, but the chat has been quite empty this days Undecided

I'm going to make sure some hangouts happen soon. Even if its just me spamming everyone to come join it. My old PC was throwing tantrums with it before but my new ones up and running so all I need is to pick up a webcam for it.

It is a shame about the chat though. Used to be a lot of fun to hop in and chat with people.

(August 22, 2014 at 12:18 pm)downbeatplumb Wrote: I live in Gosport UK and am willing to meet people, but travel time is an issue.

I think it is just us two down here.
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#16
RE: AF Get-Togethers
I might be in Birmingham soon at another comic con so might be a good opportunity...
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#17
RE: AF Get-Togethers
(August 22, 2014 at 12:58 pm)LastPoet Wrote: We used to do google+ hangouts, mostly after some chat, but the chat has been quite empty this days Undecided

Typical; just when I get my shiny new smartphone with Skype and lots of other lovely bells and whistles.
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#18
RE: AF Get-Togethers
(August 22, 2014 at 1:20 pm)Stimbo Wrote: Typical; just when I get my shiny new smartphone with Skype and lots of other lovely bells and whistles.

Same here. And Tiberius still owes me 3000 ficticional dollars from the last poker match we had Big Grin
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#19
RE: AF Get-Togethers
(August 22, 2014 at 10:02 am)Stimbo Wrote:
(August 22, 2014 at 9:06 am)Fidel_Castronaut Wrote: You're just down the road from me,Stim. Smile

Perhaps we ought to meet up, share a few bevvies, chat about mod stuff.

I'll keep an eye out for a rotating dog.

This. This is what I'm talking about!

ETA: Don't you people travel? I'm hearing waaaaaaay too much "well, I can't meet anyone because I live too far away." Next year I'm hoping to visit both Iceland and Turkey; I won't be hitting up Mehmet though :p
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#20
RE: AF Get-Togethers
(August 22, 2014 at 1:44 pm)rexbeccarox Wrote: ETA: Don't you people travel? I'm hearing waaaaaaay too much "well, I can't meet anyone because I live too far away."

You're welcome to sleep on our sofa but I'm not sure visiting you lot outside this little island is within my means.
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