LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

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If there were a LLorg/HTLAL meetup, in which locations would you be interested?

North America
19
26%
South America
4
6%
Europe
31
43%
Russia
9
13%
Asia
5
7%
Africa
1
1%
Australia
3
4%
willing to travel anywhere
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby garyb » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:30 pm

Any excuse to go to London or Europe is good for me :) However I've no idea where I'm going to be after the next couple of months so I'll just have to be annoyingly non-committal and say I'll join if whatever is organised suits me.
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby arthaey » Fri Jan 27, 2017 7:33 pm

I've started a new thread to discuss a LLorg Portland 2017 meetup.
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby Vedun » Sun Jan 29, 2017 12:30 pm

So is the meetup in London more or less sure now? When are we going to have solid dates?
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby rdearman » Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:29 pm

Vedun wrote:So is the meetup in London more or less sure now? When are we going to have solid dates?

Don't know, really need to see if everyone is OK with a weekend, and if July is OK? Might be to soon to organize anything if there is a lot of interest.
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby rdearman » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:01 pm

OK, I've been taking advice from people who've organised this sort of thing before and some recommendations are:

  1. we need to fix the dates
  2. try to limit the amount of time in a conference hall to reduce costs
  3. get a firm commitment (aka take your money off you!) before booking any facilities
  4. a walking tour is fun

So I'm proposing the 28th, 29th and 30th of July 2017. Last week in July for 3 days.
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So then the plan would be to organise a conference hall for Friday afternoon in London where we can meet and hand out a schedule of events. The events are just to go to various sites in London. A tour of the bookstores, Blackwells, Daunt Books - Marylebone, Foyles, etc. with a quick walkabout around the landmarks located nearby or musems, art gallerys, etc. So for example:

Travel to Daunt Books - Marylebone, visit the Sherlock Holmes Museum, the Sherlock statue, Madame Tussauds, hit the pub across the street.
Travel to Foyles Books - Charing Cross Road, visit British Museum, Leicester Square, Chinatown, hit the pub across the street.
Travel to Forbidden Planet, Shaftesbury Ave, visit Covent Garden, Orbital Comics, hit the pub across the street.

Then perhaps a day walking along the Thames looking at the sights, Westminster, Big Ben, London Eye, Buckingham Palace, etc.

People could come and go as they please to the various gathering spots.

So if this sounds interesting to people let me know, then I'll look at costs and try to come up with something. If your interested in helping plan and organise then let me know that also. I figure if there are less than 10 people, we could probably just pick a pub, meetup and wander around to the various places.
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby rdearman » Tue Jan 31, 2017 2:03 pm

Oh and here is a list of foreign language booksellers in London.

http://www.thefirstpint.co.uk/2011/02/2 ... -london-2/
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby iguanamon » Tue Jan 31, 2017 3:14 pm

How about just hangout at a nice pub with a pint or three?
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby rdearman » Tue Jan 31, 2017 5:19 pm

iguanamon wrote:How about just hangout at a nice pub with a pint or three?

Keep telling my wife "I'm going out for a pint", now I believe she thinks a pint is about 6 foot tall and 3 foot in diameter and I drink it all down at once. :lol:
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby Vedun » Sun Feb 05, 2017 8:40 pm

iguanamon wrote:How about just hangout at a nice pub with a pint or three?

I'm keen on both pub hangouts and werewolf games as long as we also do bookstore raids.
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby Spoonary » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:03 pm

So, does anyone feel like taking the initiative and creating a thread about LLorg London so we can get this show on the road? :?

Yeah, I'd do it myself but I'm struggling to organise my life right now so...
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