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
23
28%
South America
5
6%
Europe
35
43%
Russia
9
11%
Asia
5
6%
Africa
1
1%
Australia
3
4%
willing to travel anywhere
0
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby Ogrim » Tue Jan 24, 2017 6:41 pm

I am in two minds about meeting you all in person :? As a somewhat shy person I like to hide behind my nick and my avatar. So far I have only met one -1 - other forum member in person. On the other hand I have created this image of many of you in my head, including what your voice would sound like and I am afraid reality will not match my imagination. However one day I may just be tempted to creep out from my blue and yellow hiding-place and join a meet-up somewhere. After all I am sure it would be totally worth it to spend time with you guys :) .
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby MamaPata » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:30 pm

I'd be up for a London meeting, but not until July. (Though sounds like it wouldn't be for a while anyway, if we are waiting for the Gathering to be finished?)
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby rdearman » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:45 pm

Ogrim wrote:I am in two minds about meeting you all in person :? As a somewhat shy person I like to hide behind my nick and my avatar. So far I have only met one -1 - other forum member in person. On the other hand I have created this image of many of you in my head, including what your voice would sound like and I am afraid reality will not match my imagination. However one day I may just be tempted to creep out from my blue and yellow hiding-place and join a meet-up somewhere. After all I am sure it would be totally worth it to spend time with you guys :) .

I assure you, I am as handsome as you imagine. :lol:
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby Xenops » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:48 pm

I would love to meet you guys!...But not this year. This year I'm a broke college student, who will get her first career job this summer. Next year I'll actually have funds.
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby arthaey » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:58 pm

aokoye wrote:I'm going to selfishly vote for the North American event to be in Portland, OR (because you know - that's totally a central place...at least we have a nice airport) if only because of Powells Books. Also then I wouldn't have to fly anywhere but Powells is a perk and accommodations and food are cheaper than somewhere like Chicago or NYC.

(just watch, this'll happen in the summer at which point I'll be in Europe for a few months)

Portland might actually be a decent location: we can all raid Powell's foreign language section. :) And yeah, way cheaper than a lot of the larger cities.

When are you in Europe, so we can avoid those dates?
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby arthaey » Tue Jan 24, 2017 7:58 pm

Xenops wrote:I would love to meet you guys!...But not this year. This year I'm a broke college student, who will get her first career job this summer. Next year I'll actually have funds.

If it happens, hopefully it will happen more than once. :)
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby Elenia » Tue Jan 24, 2017 8:44 pm

London is (obviously) perfect for me - but probably not during July. I'm more than happy to coordinate bookshop tours! That's practically a hobby of mine!
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby vogeltje » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:14 pm

Xenops wrote:I would love to meet you guys!...But not this year. This year I'm a broke college student, who will get her first career job this summer. Next year I'll actually have funds.


I thought that you were a man.
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby Radioclare » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:17 pm

rdearman wrote:What do they do at Esperanto meetups?


Guess you'll have to come to an Esperanto meetup to find out :lol: #whathappensinEsperantujostaysinEsperantujo

A meetup in London sounds good to me, but I'm obviously slightly biased by living in the UK :)
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Re: LLorg/HTLAL in-person meetup event

Postby Xenops » Tue Jan 24, 2017 10:54 pm

vogeltje wrote:
Xenops wrote:I would love to meet you guys!...But not this year. This year I'm a broke college student, who will get her first career job this summer. Next year I'll actually have funds.


I thought that you were a man.


Nope, just a chick that likes pixie hair cuts. :)

arthaey wrote:
aokoye wrote:I'm going to selfishly vote for the North American event to be in Portland, OR (because you know - that's totally a central place...at least we have a nice airport) if only because of Powells Books. Also then I wouldn't have to fly anywhere but Powells is a perk and accommodations and food are cheaper than somewhere like Chicago or NYC.

(just watch, this'll happen in the summer at which point I'll be in Europe for a few months)

Portland might actually be a decent location: we can all raid Powell's foreign language section. :) And yeah, way cheaper than a lot of the larger cities.

When are you in Europe, so we can avoid those dates?


When we finish raiding one Powell's of all of their language books, we'll move to the other. :D
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