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Post Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:33 am 
 

I'd like to come along and imbibe on behalf of those who can't. :wink:

Choice of venue isn't an issue, nor is date. Lunchtime may be difficult, if I'm working (freelance + rolling contract = no idea until the end of this week).

Looking forward to meeting everyone.  :D

  


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:57 am 
 

grodog wrote:We're probably going to stay @ the George Hotel, 58-60 Cartwright Gardens, in case anyone has any opinions/advisories to run in terror one way or the other :D

My mum just informed me that she stayed here for a couple of nights.  But that was in 1960/1 8O .  So, probably not that relevant!

I would love to see a few faces on the 5th (if that was the date).  But I will have to bust a gut to get down from Leicester and then get the late train home.  Interviewing next week.  So, not sure if I can get away early enough from work to make the trip viable.  I don't mind popping to the local to down a couple of pints in one.  But travelling to London to do this seems a bit extreme.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 6:28 pm 
 

As it happens, Obiter (Brian) will be over on the 5th to attend a work event, and is crashing on my floor.  So could also drag him along for a wee drinkie.


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Post Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2006 7:08 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:As it happens, Obiter (Brian) will be over on the 5th to attend a work event, and is crashing on my floor.  So could also drag him along for a wee drinkie.


Um, yeah :wink:

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 2:58 am 
 

Hi,

given the lack of a decision, and time ticking on, shall I suggest:

the 5th
5.00pm
the museum tavern

unless anyone want to change it?

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Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 11:30 am 
 

Sorry folks, been busy wrapping up the Tower of Blood edits.  It sounds like the 5th may be best, despite my likely lack of time zone adjustment :D

In case folks want to try to touch base, our contact info at the George Hotel is

The George Hotel
58-60 Cartwright Gardens
Bloomsbury, London WC1H 9EL
Tel: 011 + 44 (0) 20 7387 8777
Fax: 011 + 44 (0) 20 7387 8666

We arrive at around 7am but won't be able to check in there until around 1:30pm or so.  We should still be able to get messages, etc., though (I hope).


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Post Posted: Fri Dec 01, 2006 7:30 pm 
 

red_bus wrote:As it happens, Obiter (Brian) will be over on the 5th to attend a work event, and is crashing on my floor.  So could also drag him along for a wee drinkie.


Yep,

I'm in. Few beers, chat, few more beers, etc ...

I'm flying in to Stansted early doors, I've a CPD lecture at the College of Obs & Gynae in the avo. I had toyed with the idea of heading to Griffin Park to watch Brentford  (16 games without a win) being humiliated once again by Doncaster Rovers, but an Acaeum meet would be great.


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 12:21 am 
 

For reference, I currently look like the beardless pics on http://www.greyhawkonline.com/grodog/pic.html


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Post Posted: Mon Dec 04, 2006 7:06 pm 
 

Cheers.

Well, I will look out for you.  

I will drag Brian (Obiter) along and we will be there - that is at the Museum Tavern, right up near the front of the British Museum - from about 5.30ish

Hopefully see lawrenson, Tmesis and maybe a few others there as well.

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 6:09 am 
 

LOL.

We arrived safe and sound after some trials and tribulations flying via Chicago O'Hare, but are here, on time.  We check into the hotel in a couple of hours, and I'll be down at the Museum Pub by 5pm.  Looking forward to meeting folks :D


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 10:51 am 
 

damn.....

i would have popped down as well. i only noticed that it was today in like a few hours....no feckin chance of me getting to london in that time.

and its my birthday too :(

ah well never mind!

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Post Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 12:19 pm 
 

killjoy32 wrote:damn.....

i would have popped down as well. i only noticed that it was today in like a few hours....no feckin chance of me getting to london in that time.

and its my birthday too :(

ah well never mind!

Al


Happy Birthday Al!

No chance of me attending either.  Not only interviewing.  But I'd also completely forgotten about my team's Christmas meal tonight.  Joy!


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Post Posted: Tue Dec 05, 2006 7:40 pm 
 

You are kidding me! The guy I just met, with the really affable disposition, with the laptop full of mouthwatering laptop-laden glimpses of future Greyhawk goodness, the guy who drank mineral water all evening, it was his birthday today?

Edit: Okay, there might be more than one person with a birthday today (congrats, Al) and I might have had too much to drink, but the rest of the email stands...

Damn it!

Okay, for the record, I really enjoyed meeting everyone this evening but, Allan, if you're checking in to the forum while you're here, we owe you one. I know a few excellent restaurants and it would be a pleasure (or honour or whatever word you'd like to insert here along those lines) to drag you, kicking and screaming if necessary, with all your UK folks, along for a meal, to one of these places, before it's too late.

John, I'd be happy to accommodate you for the duration, if there's any way you can make it down. Just pm me and it's sorted. That offer extends to any member who can get over here while Allan's in the vicinity. (I have a decent-sized flat.)

  

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 3:40 pm 
 

Hi,

good to see everyone the other night.

Sorry I couldnt stay longer!

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Post Posted: Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:22 pm 
 

It was great to meet Brian, Shaun (Shawn? Sean?), Steven, and Malcolm last night.  Thanks for the fun discussions, the good cheer, and the welcome to London :D

Tmesis wrote:You are kidding me! The guy I just met, with the really affable disposition, with the laptop full of mouthwatering laptop-laden glimpses of future Greyhawk goodness, the guy who drank mineral water all evening, it was his birthday today?

Edit: Okay, there might be more than one person with a birthday today (congrats, Al) and I might have had too much to drink, but the rest of the email stands...


My bday was 8 November, so it must have been Al Silcock's :D

Tmesis wrote:Okay, for the record, I really enjoyed meeting everyone this evening but, Allan, if you're checking in to the forum while you're here, we owe you one. I know a few excellent restaurants and it would be a pleasure (or honour or whatever word you'd like to insert here along those lines) to drag you, kicking and screaming if necessary, with all your UK folks, along for a meal, to one of these places, before it's too late.


My wife and I would be happy to join the crew, if possible.  What/where did you have in mind?


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:26 am 
 

No one was killed, so I can safely ask if Grodog had this hidden in his carry-on luggage:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/12 ... index.html

  


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:51 pm 
 

grodog wrote:
My wife and I would be happy to join the crew, if possible.  What/where did you have in mind?


Good dates for me are Sat (9th), Mon (11th), Tue (12th)

We could meet for lunch in Borough Market on Saturday?


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Post Posted: Thu Dec 07, 2006 3:51 pm 
 

Excellent meet!!

Great to have some faces to connect to the names.

Thanks to all for a great evening.



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Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:43 am 
 

JohnGaunt wrote:No one was killed, so I can safely ask if Grodog had this hidden in his carry-on luggage:

http://www.cnn.com/2006/WORLD/europe/12 ... index.html


I plead the 5th (does that still work in the UK? ;) ) :D


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Post Posted: Sat Dec 09, 2006 6:46 am 
 

red_bus wrote:
Good dates for me are Sat (9th), Mon (11th), Tue (12th)

We could meet for lunch in Borough Market on Saturday?


I'll ring you, don't know if Brian et al would also still be able to join us or not, perhaps we can try to plan for a dinner on Monday or Tuesday night??


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