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AppGameKit Classic Chat / AGK UK Meet

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baxslash
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Posted: 26th May 2015 14:18
Who fancies a UK users meet?

Call me crazy but I think it could be fun! I'd be willing to do a certain amount of organisation and we may even convince the TGC team to represent... we could even have a little code-a-thon!

What do you guys think? Location? Ideas?

Could be bigger than Unite one day!

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Matty H
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Posted: 26th May 2015 14:41
I would be up for this.

Would prefer something loose and informal. Maybe a village somewhere where we could all meet up and we would maybe all be staying close to each other.

Could be a full weekend somewhere nice

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Posted: 26th May 2015 15:24
I'd like to come along. Add my name to the list!

Southeast is best for me, but I can travel.

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Posted: 26th May 2015 17:31
Sounds good, I can travel anywhere really

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Posted: 26th May 2015 18:28
What if everyone interested sent me their location so I can organise a central meeting point?

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Posted: 26th May 2015 18:57
Liverpool, it's really nice here you know

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I know! I grew up in Ormskirk just down the road from Lee Bamber actually...

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Posted: 26th May 2015 19:23
Great idea... just crazy workload and family so not sure I'd be able to make it. If it were in the Southeast I might be able to duck out for a bit to put faces to names.

Agree Baxslash, it would be fun. Agree with informal!

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Posted: 26th May 2015 23:04
I'd be interested. I think that your own location will be as central as it gets. It also makes it easier to organise.

I arranged the last one. Be warned, it can be quite a task just to get everyone in the same place. It's a good idea to find an affordable hotel where you can all stay, have your meals together and have use of a room with lots of power and broadband for the days events.

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Posted: 26th May 2015 23:54
I'd be up for it.
I agree with BatVink, if Baxslash is organising then close to him would be easiest. It's also a pretty central location.
Though personally, I'd prefer the same location as the last few TGC conventions. Leeds, Headingley is perfect for me - it wasn't back then but it is now

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Posted: 27th May 2015 00:04 Edited at: 27th May 2015 00:07
Quote: "I'd prefer the same location as the last few TGC conventions"


It was ok, but it was a bit small. Having the entire building to ourselves only just made up for the cramped conditions and lack of outdoor thinking space...





(The third image comes up on a Google search for the venue - it's from the TGC newsletter )

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Posted: 27th May 2015 00:07
I was just thinking from a purely selfish point of view.
Last time I had to commute from Blackpool but now I live in walking distance of Hinsley Hall

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Posted: 27th May 2015 00:10
It's only 15 miles for me too. But I'm excluding myself from the organising, and just applying tremendous amounts of pressure on Baxslash with the photos of the last venue!

In all seriousness...the conventions in a pub back room prior to this were just as good if not better.

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Posted: 27th May 2015 00:14
It sounds awesome, I doubt very much I'd be able to make it, but on the smallest of chances I can escape the rigors of daily life for a short time; count me in

I'm based in Milton Keynes, so the closer to there the better tbh lol

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Posted: 27th May 2015 00:17 Edited at: 27th May 2015 00:17
Quote: "the conventions in a pub back room prior to this were just as good if not better"


True 'nuff.
The one in Chichester was pretty good too.

Look what you've started now Bax ... you planted a seed and it has grown already - people are excited at the idea of it

So, have you got it booked yet?

...

What about now?

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Posted: 27th May 2015 00:22 Edited at: 27th May 2015 00:24
The class of 2008 - Name that motley crew...



I can see myself, Scraggle, Lee, Rick, Paul, Mike, Ravey, Rich Davey, IanM, Diggsey, JasUK, Green Gandalf,El Goorf, Mnemonix, and GeeCee. Think I'm missing 5 names.

Bigger image here:

http://www.thegamecreators.com/images/newsletter/issue70/con_group2.jpg

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Posted: 27th May 2015 00:30 Edited at: 27th May 2015 00:31
Sounds interesting!! I'd like to be in on this

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Edit: I'm in Derbyshire over here, BTW!
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Posted: 27th May 2015 00:35 Edited at: 27th May 2015 00:39
I was a bit chubby back then!

You've beaten me on names BatVink. I could only manage about 3/4 of the ones you mentioned.
I'm pretty useless with names!

Wait ...
Mike Johnson - just in front of you!

Forget that - I've just seen that you mentioned him already

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Posted: 27th May 2015 12:17
Well, no pressure there then. Ok. I was thinking a BBQ or something in the back garden but this could grow big quickly.

So far it's looking like somewhere between Liverpool, Leeds, the South East and Derbyshire. I'm thinking (from a purely selfish point of view) that Derby sounds pretty central actually

I'll have a look into it and see what kind of official TGC interest there is. I'll report back.

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Posted: 27th May 2015 16:33
How about near an Airport, perhaps Manchester, if people will come from around the world

But if everyone attending is from the uk then ...

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What about a QQB in the backyard of Paul's castle/house/appt./cave

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Posted: 27th May 2015 16:53
Oooh, cool. If I could, I would come for sure.

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Posted: 27th May 2015 17:34
East Midlands airport is 20 mins from Derby... Birmingham about an hour. If there are likely to be people coming from all over the world then I will consider a better location.

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Posted: 27th May 2015 17:43
At previous conventions we had Ron Erickson and Cash Curtis from the US. BUT it was only by good fortune that they were already in the country. Previous experience is that people would like to come from abroad, but it doesn't happen. It's a long and expensive journey to share a few beers and anecdotes over a couple of days.

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Posted: 27th May 2015 22:32
Great idea. I'd be up for this. I'm in Peterborough, but can travel

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Yes, I'm up for it. I'm in Bolton, and can travel
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Posted: 28th May 2015 14:52
I'd better start organising it then hadn't I!

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Posted: 28th May 2015 14:57
Looking forward to this! Just need to know when (soon!), where (Southeast), and how much (<£££s)!

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Depending on location and time I may turn up to this. It might be a good chance to preview the ebook rewrite, and demonstrate some of the online courses I've been making with CTe Learning.
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That would be great Daniel, I'll update this soon...

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Have we got a date and venue for this yet and has there been any feedback on whether TGC will be able to attend?

Earlier in the month is better for me (closer to pay day).

Thanks!

... and BUMP.

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I'm trying to decide on something. TGC would like to attend but there's something in particular they'd like to showcase at the event. Trouble is it would push the event back until about September. What do you think, shall we wait till then and get a good official turnout or have it sooner? Votes please!

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I vote for BOTH! Woohoo!

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I would prefer to wait and have an official presence there.

However, if TGC are going to be in attendance then I would suggest changing it from AppGameKit meet to TGC meet and advertise it in DBP and FPSC boards as well.

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September/October isn't too bad. Holding it in late July or August will limit the people able to attend due to holidays, and bump up the hotel prices.

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Sept/Oct sounds fine to me as I will be going away July/Aug

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I'd be up for this. Sept/Oct would be good for me and I think it would be good to have someone from TGC there.

I also agree with Scraggle about opening it up to the DBPro and GamesGuru users.

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Sep/Oct would be great for me too
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Autumn, winter is on for me.

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Ok, I'll keep in touch with Rick and organise something convenient. I'll bring my entire code base and share ANYTHING with ANYONE (it's messy so don't get excited). If someone wants to take some of my previous projects and run with them they are welcome. I think we could even create something from scratch over a weekend to be released for fun. Come along if you want some free Spine or Spriter characters too I'm happy to team up with some artists and create some crazy stuff to share. Let's really make this a fun and creative event!

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Love the idea of creating something during the meet. It should be a team effort - could be the start of something beautiful!

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I've contacted the National Videogame Arcade to see what their rates are like. Not sure how Nottingham as a location fits into all this, but I thought it might be worth a punt if it's cheap enough.

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Quote: "Let's really make this a fun and creative event!"


Sounds like a plan

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Always leaving us yanks behind

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Quote: "Always leaving us yanks behind"


Nobody said you weren't invited.
Besides, you could always stick with tradition and turn up 2 years after it has started

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I'd be interested in this, being from Newcastle the further north the better
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Quote: "Always leaving us yanks behind "

and canadians....lol

id consider going if the oil patch didnt tank.... but since it did....moneys tight for me.

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Do you guys have any idea as to when the possible meet will take place(?) if it hasn't already happened that is...


- Patrick.
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I think we are looking at September. I'll update this thread soon. Lots of help coming in so thanks to those of you (who know who you are).

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Quote: "I think we are looking at September. I'll update this thread soon. "


OK, sounds good. Hopefully I am able to attend. I'll keep my eyes out for the update.


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