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cyphyr
04-29-2005, 07:32 AM
Love the idea of this CG Society, I'm sure it will be a great benefit for all its members. While I'm waiting for PayPal to get on with my membership payment I was wondering wether there was any interest in starting a UK Chapter of the CG Society. Depending on numbers there could be local groups, I guess depending on the concentration of CG Talent in an area. Any way I'm off to make porridge for the family. Lets make this rock.
cyphyr

Leonard
04-29-2005, 07:34 AM
There definitely should be one in London. We just need some people to organise meetings and get-togethers.

Leonard

alexyork
04-29-2005, 01:35 PM
Count me in for a London society, definitely. :beer:

Boone
04-29-2005, 01:40 PM
Re: Leonard.

I have tried to organise meets in the past in the London area - I don't mind taking point.:beer:

Pharoh
04-29-2005, 06:09 PM
It might be an idea to go for local chapters based on larger regions rather than cities - bit like the old TV regions. London and the SE seems like a good idea to start off with due the large numbers of artists in the industry in this region. Certainly count me in on this - I'm in Rochester, Kent - so that's two in this list in the Kent area to to start off with.

It may be an idea to hit the art colleges to promote this as well - its already announced in the Sticky that posters on demand are a potential option. The BCS do this already in the IT departments of colleges, so there is no reason why we can't do the same in a bridging between the two departments.

I'm sort of in the education industry anyway, so I'm willing to be the contact on that side of the house if nothing else.

Boone
04-29-2005, 07:59 PM
Re: Pharoh.

( Striking up a Cigar...)

I just lurrrrvvvve it when a plan comes together! :D

cyphyr
04-29-2005, 08:56 PM
Anybody from the south west, Bristol maybe?
It would be cool to get something together as there are a lot of effects houses in the region.
cyphyr

Boone
04-29-2005, 09:40 PM
I'm not sure, but I think Hugh is near Bristol... :hmm:

lightwell
04-29-2005, 10:36 PM
There definitely should be one in London

Leonard

Bloody typical; London = England/Britain/UK!!! Looks like I'll be on my own in the "North-of-Watford" chapter then!

Jim

ThE_JacO
04-30-2005, 12:29 AM
I'm not sure, but I think Hugh is near Bristol... :hmm:

Hugh works in London though.

I agree chapters should be in regions and not individual cities or whole nations (at least for a place like the UK).
either this way or the people in Kent or Bristol will miss out on the great company of us poshy, cockney speaking westenders living infront of regent's park, SK or notting hill :p

lightwell
04-30-2005, 10:37 AM
Hugh works in London though.

I agree chapters should be in regions and not individual cities or whole nations :p

I dunno, it could work providing meetings shifted around a bit between different cities. Middlesbrough isn't exactly sparkling but there should be a lot of interest there related to the courses at the Uni. Manchester is always good for a visit.

"Regions" aren't always ideal. When I was in the RIBA that used to split into regions and moving up to Nottingham dumped me into the East Midland region which was too parochial for my liking. It could work on a networking level but I would be more interested in finding out what people are doing across the country.

Jim

alexyork
04-30-2005, 10:47 AM
please please please for the love of CG, don't start a chapter in Middlesbrough!!! I've been waiting for 3 years to escape this place and get back to London!

Pharoh
04-30-2005, 10:49 AM
Just because you happen to be in a chapter area does not mean to say that all of the chapters can't interact on a level footing. The chapter regions may be useful only for activities - like promoting CGSociety in general.

Besides, do we actually know how many people are involved? At present time, we may not have enough to start a reasonably sized regional group - we may have to go for UK as a whole, then sub-divide as and when we get greater numbers.

lightwell
04-30-2005, 11:16 AM
please please please for the love of CG, don't start a chapter in Middlesbrough!!! I've been waiting for 3 years to escape this place and get back to London!

Excellent!

I wouldn't ever go back to Middlesbrough but after eight years in London and only being able to afford a flat with zero sound insulation between us and the peopel upstairs I was ready to head back North...just not so far up as Teesside.

Jim

alexyork
04-30-2005, 11:57 AM
haha yes, just stay a few miles south and you'll be fine! or maybe a few miles further north :)

I am soo looking forward to getting back to London. I miss the buzz, the culture, the people, the atmosphere, the business, contacts, opportunities. I miss it all so badly I can't tell you. Teesside has a growing CG base (especially with Animex) and I sincerely wish it the best of luck, but there's no way in hell I'm going back (I'm reluctant to even go back for my graduation haha!).

I'll take an overpriced pint over a broken car window any day!

Boone
04-30-2005, 02:32 PM
Hmmm...a generalised Kent meet-up is possible. I'm in and around Sevenoaks... :cool:

Well, London is a no-brainer - so that one could be the main"groupie fest". We could hold it three times a year or something...I dunno. :shrug:

csutcliffe
04-30-2005, 03:04 PM
What about the NW? Anybody interested?

brasco
05-01-2005, 01:49 PM
Hey Portsmouth here,

London wouldn't be that much of a trek for me 4 times a year! and it'd be great.

@cyphyr, i'm by no means a pro but i'd love to come along and help out the bristol area :)

cheers

Jon

Boone
05-01-2005, 06:47 PM
BTW, I've got a possible meet-up for June, In London.

Haven't figured on a Location, yet, but any ideas would be hot. :cool:

alexyork
05-01-2005, 09:56 PM
how about Covent Garden.

Boone
05-01-2005, 10:04 PM
Re: Alex.

If you know a pub( preferably not "The mended Drum" ) that can quite comfortably house us all - sure. I just don't want to do the 101 anymore( actually, I think it may have closed recently...)... :thumbsup:

alexyork
05-01-2005, 10:09 PM
I don't remember any pubs/bars there :sad: man... it's been too long since I've been down south.

i feel so empty. :sad:

eek
05-01-2005, 10:12 PM
Anybody from the south west, Bristol maybe?
It would be cool to get something together as there are a lot of effects houses in the region.
cyphyr

Blimey Cypher!,

Your 5mins down the road from me!



eek

(oh btw i know a guy who runs a pub, down fleet street in london)

Boone
05-01-2005, 10:16 PM
When I first heard news that England won the rugby world cup, I suddenly discovered that the "Marques of Angsley" wasn't the only Pub in the area! :scream:

Tonik
05-02-2005, 11:51 AM
I'm up for a London meet. I went to Chelsea Art School a while back and spent 7 or 8 years down there. Am back up in Yorkshire now but still visit friends and family in London pretty regularly. It only takes a couple of hours to get there by train anyway.

Yep, there are a bunch of pubs in Covent Garden but quite often they're packed with tourists. The Punch and Judy is pretty gruesome but has a large open seated area in the covered courtyard.

A really nice bar in that area is The Langley on Langley Street but it's usually a bit busy and loud for a meet up.

cyphyr
05-02-2005, 04:08 PM
Hi eek
Good to know that the area is'nt totally devoid of cg life. I do know a couple of other 3d graphics types in the area but they keep well below the parapet. At the mo I work half the week in an office opposite (practicaly) 422 in Bristol colouring in maps for some architects and the rest of the time trying to convince the good folk of somerset that they need fancy graphics for their web sites. Drop in to the office (see site) if your ever passing.
cyphyr
If we can get enough together then we could line up a meeting somewhere. Glastonbury dose have a very high density of pubs per head of population!:D

Pharoh
05-02-2005, 06:21 PM
On the London meet, it's going to have to be somewhere where were going to be pretty much guaranteed some room - problem with Covent Garden is that it is going to be pretty packed regardless of when we turn up - during busy hours, it just gets busier!

Is there really any reason to go to the very centre of London? How about just off centre? I'd suggest suburbs somewhere, but that introduces additional transport issues for people coming into the city especially for the meet.

Boone
05-02-2005, 07:40 PM
Ummm...Covent Gardens is near all the work in the london...mostly. Thats why I thought it would be a good choice... :shrug:

Pharoh
05-02-2005, 08:16 PM
So how about increasing the search radius by 2 or 3 underground stops? Even that gets you out to Angel to the north, Docklands in the east, Waterloo to the south and er, um...

Must pick up a map sometime and see what's to the west of London nowadays... Last time I looked I just saw a sketch marked 'Ere be dragons'... :D

Boone
05-02-2005, 08:24 PM
Re: Pharoh.

Rochester...isn't that closer to Maidstone and Tunny Wells than London? :lightbulb

ThE_JacO
05-02-2005, 08:30 PM
Ummm...Covent Gardens is near all the work in the london...mostly. Thats why I thought it would be a good choice... :shrug:

places like bar 38 or garrick arms can usually take 20 to 50 of us after wrap up parties unless it's a friday.

covent/lester/charing cross have tons of places where you can squeeze a few dozens drunk CGfreaks in them.

if you move it anywhere out of soho/city be ready to see lots of people with jobs steer clear of the meetings.

I know that personally 9 times out of 10 I would, after a day spent working going to a pub close to where I work is a no-brainer, but going to somewhere I can't walk to, like angel, islington or kilburn, I wouldn't feel like it.

Pharoh
05-02-2005, 09:19 PM
But also bear in mind that some of us would be coming into London specially for this - myself from Kent, but others already mentioned from Yorkshire.

A little commitment to attending if more that 'just down the road' would be a show of respect to the others. :love:

Boone: Yeah. Shall we just move the entire thing to a slap up meal at Leeds Castle with flowing mead and wenches, and just have done with it? :thumbsup:

Obraxis
05-03-2005, 09:36 AM
I'd be coming from Carlisle....6 or 7 hours on the train! But I'd still turn up if it was during the week as I work weekends at the moment :thumbsup:

Droolz
05-03-2005, 11:26 AM
I'd also be up for a london visit, train from nottingham ain't to bad.

Jim - nottingham, fantastic! I've been talking to em media a lot recently about possible funding for some form of east midlands CG group and the feedback has been positve, just need to get some like minded fok together and talk about what we'd actually want to achieve. PM me if you are interested to talk more, and that goes for anyone east midlands-ish [or further, all are welcome, but sourtherners don't seem to come up north that often :D].

Take care all,

Jules

Boone
05-03-2005, 07:28 PM
We'll do all of them!:scream:

Lets start with the June meet-up in London( Covent Gardens seems to be okayish... :shrug: ) and see how we go.

ARE YOU WITH ME? :buttrock:

Pharoh
05-03-2005, 07:41 PM
No, about 25 miles to the North East...

But Covent Garden is fine for a starting point... :D

cyphyr
05-03-2005, 08:27 PM
Covent garden is ok for me, a couple of hours on the train (oh and a couple of hours to get to the train ~ Glastonbury realy is in the ass end of nowhere!) I'll be at the festival from the 20th for the week, so the end of June would be better for me, Looking forward to it
cyphyr

Boone
05-03-2005, 08:56 PM
Last week in June? Hmmm... :lightbulb

lightwell
05-04-2005, 09:32 AM
train from nottingham ain't to bad.

Yep, the trains are good. I was down pretty much every week in February and March and got to know the early morning timetable off by heart.

...but southerners don't seem to come up north that often

Yeah, very Logans Run. Thats due to the common misconception that there is no air beyond the M25. To be fair though, I would find it hard to justify the cost of heading South or South West of London.

But when all is said and done, I'd be up for a meeting pretty much anywhere (within reason); London, Nottingham, Manc, Leeds, Bham...

Jim

Obraxis
05-05-2005, 10:38 PM
Shall we set a date in June then? :) Just so we can all start to make plans.

SimonGibson
05-05-2005, 11:51 PM
Stop bashing Middlesbrough! I had something important to say but now i've forgot since you've made me get all protective now! Having events in london just alienates us northerners. There is a north south divide you know, meaning, because we earn less, we can't actually afford to get to or stay in London! (maybe i'm being abit extreme, but us northerners shouldn't suffer because everyone thinks london is the center of England... Leeds or somewhere in the actual center seems more fair for everyone!


=================

I hope i don't sound to harsh there! :)

Obraxis
05-06-2005, 12:02 AM
Simon - its a simple thing that most of the CG professionals are in the London area and makes it impracticle for them, the majority, to go around the country.

As I said im from carlisle. I live far up north and thats my problem. I dont mind traveling.

A train ticket if you book far enough in advence is around 25-40. Not a great deal. U dont have to go - no one is making you. Plus if its in London, we could possible do a bit of CG Sight-seeing in Soho and visit MPC, Framestore Jellyfish etc.

CG and London go together like crackers & cheese.

SimonGibson
05-06-2005, 12:13 AM
to be honest, i'm kinda a hypocrit, if theres anything thats motivated me to work hard in cg, its Middlesbrough.. trying to get out of the place! So i'm just bitching, excuse me :)

Pharoh
05-06-2005, 07:22 AM
Also of course, remember that we originally started talking about Covent Garden as a London Chapter meet, simply because that's the biggest number of people who have shown up in this thread.

Personally, I'm from the NE and as prt of my job travel all over the country. I occassionally do single-day drives from Rochester to Durham and back again by car, so I don't have any problem with going elsewhere. In fact, in the future we could do some 'themed' meetups at particular places.

Unfortunately however, the simple fact is do we (by necessity) put a few people's noses out of joint having to travel to London (which, save for the CG concentration is not a particularly nice thought...), or dozens who would need to travel away from London?

I quite like the idea of doing some non-London meetups, but we'll have to do the hard job of attracting more non-London based members.

AlyFell
05-06-2005, 09:47 AM
I'm in Derby, and occasionally drive to London just for socialising, shoppin' and such like. Obviously it'd be nice if the true centre of the UK was the best place for a meet up, (but I recognise getting Londoners to leave their beloved city is like trying to extract teeth :) ) However, a very good way of avoiding a drive in to central London is to park at one of the Underground stations like High Barnet, not far from the M1 and just off the M25. The car park is cheap, and sometimes left open anyway. You can then get the Tube into London down the Northern line.... really really easy! You just have to pray a short trip on the M25 goes smoothly! I once did it at the same time Robbie Williams played at Knebworth... nightmare traffic jams! Eeek!

lightwell
05-06-2005, 11:48 AM
Also of course, remember that we originally started talking about Covent Garden as a London Chapter meet.

Whatever happend to the British chapter of the threads title?

Pharoh
05-06-2005, 01:16 PM
Sorry - clarification required.

The thread and all the discussion was, is, and should be about Britain. The initial meet planning started by Boone was specific to London, just because that was the first one raised in discussion. :D

Boone
05-06-2005, 07:33 PM
London is the center of the Universe! :wise:

I'm Joking. :rolleyes:

Look, guys - its not the only meet-up we are going to have. By just a few of us getting together for an afternoon somewhere in London, we can grow from that. With a bit of planning we can organise area-gatherings in all corners of the British Isles!

I've held numerous meets in London in the past, and just before CGS was launched I got a few requests to do another - and we were thinking of sometime in June. So whatever happens the London meet in June is going ahead.

Hmmm...watch out - I've got an idea! :twisted:

Boone
05-06-2005, 08:16 PM
After a quick butchers at the Sticky thread, I think we need to get organised for maximum pleasure! :twisted:

If Leonard is going to give us some help( please refer to the relevant thread for the details ) then we need to get our thinking caps on. Here are a few suggestions...

1) Each member of the Chapter( For Britannia! ), should they find such a place, could be welcome to suggest possible venues - and we could make a list just incase we need to hold a meet in the suggested area.

2) One will remove the pin from thy "Holy Hand Grenade" on a count of Three.... :D

3) ELECTION! We need a leader for the British Chapter. A strong leader...one who given emergency powers will dicate over the entire British Empire! :twisted:

4) Boone needs to take medication 3 times a day... :argh:

alexyork
05-06-2005, 08:35 PM
lol!

hey whatever happens, please make it after June 6th - I'm on holiday until the 5th. It's a hard life :)

Boone
05-06-2005, 08:47 PM
Re: AlexYork.

Funny you should say "Hard life" - I was playing that Queen Song about a minute ago! :bounce:

Well, someone suggested the last week in June - is that enough time, sir? :wise:

Ls3D
05-07-2005, 04:26 AM
Sorry to interrupt, but perhaps one of you English folk can clear up something for me? I often read a few of the UK based CG/media rags, OK at $15 US, and quite glossy they are hardly a rag, anyway I come across the term 'sting' not the singer, but in the context of we did a sting for BP,.. What does that translate to? I thought it meant a satirical piece, but I see it used for too much for that to be the case.
BTW - I'm sorry I don't purchase the mag, and I hope this won't present a trade deficit and inhibit you from sharing cross cultural vernaculars. Kind regards,

-Shea

ThE_JacO
05-07-2005, 03:42 PM
as far as I know the word "sting" in journalism is used to describe a con/setup meant to lure somebody out of the shadows and into some sort of trap.

IE: pulling a sting or doing a sting on a pedopornography distributor or producer, usually refers to setting him up to chat with a woman that pretends to be an 8 years old and then arrest him when he reaches out to meet the alleged kid.

I've never heard or read the term to describe the tone or contents of an article though, and I do read newspapers often (not magazines though).

Droolz
05-11-2005, 09:49 AM
Just to drag this on back up, as I'm a little worried about making it actually happen, is there someone who is willing to take responsibility for properly organising the event, a chairman?!?

I'd love the society to be more than just a meeting in a pub where everyone gets pissed [hey that's not too bad either, but I can do that here], and more an exstension of what CG talk is, ie a forum for discussion, for viewing work, for discussing issues with your peers. Leonard mentions that there may be resources avilable, such as DVD's of shorts for showing etc etc.

I think it would be a really good if an agenda was put in place as to what people want out of a british chapter, and possibly choosing someone who's given the responsibility of running it and making it happen.

I imagine there would be some cost involved [hire of venue? equipment] so some kind of official agrement on a date, and then confirmation of who is coming, so that costs can be spread out between the members would need to be done.

Just my thoughts for now... what do people think?

ps. I've heard 'sting' used in the same context as an Ident, i.e. the intel logo and the 'bing bong bing' could be reffered to as a 'sting' for intel. Tradditionaly though I believe it's the setting of a trap - 'the sting' film being a great example of this ;).

Obraxis
05-11-2005, 11:54 AM
I think that the first meeting shoul dbe in a pub, basicly to see how many people will turn up. No point in making something big happen when we dont know how many will go out of their way to visit. :)

Droolz
05-11-2005, 12:04 PM
Yeah that's true but pubs can sometimes be counter intuitive, plus if there is an actual agenda it might convince more poeple to come down, but maybe the first meeting should be about all this sort of stuff, and what we want the chapter to do. in a pub. in june. with beer.

Boone
05-12-2005, 07:24 PM
Re: Droolz.

Okay, I see where you're coming from.

The meet for June( in London ) was really a regular pub meet before( as in "before"! ) this whole CGS Chapter business came about. If you search around on the non-CGS general discussion board, you'll see the relevant thread.

The way I see it, if we want to hire out a venue for the afternoon( a Church-hall or whatever ), you have to bring cost into the equation. Its easy enough to do - everyone hands over a small entrance "contribution" to the meet-up( roughly 2 ) - but just who do you trust to handle the money side of things?

Me? :rolleyes:

You? :shrug:

Santa Claus? :wip:

...I've been to these kind of get-togethers and they do work - But they require responsibility. Pubs/Cafes etc don't really require this kind of hassle - you come and go as you please... :hmm:

Obraxis
05-12-2005, 08:10 PM
Boone man, u wanna set a date? :)

Boone
05-12-2005, 09:45 PM
I was thinking of the last week in June...whichever Saturday it is... :shrug:

Pharoh
05-12-2005, 09:58 PM
The last Saturday in June is the 25th. The next saturday (which is actually the last true 'week' in June), will actually be 2nd July.

Boone
05-12-2005, 10:30 PM
Re: Pharoh.

Cheers - I couldn't be arsed to get off my chair and go look for a Calender...I'm such a lazy Bastard :D !

Droolz
05-13-2005, 09:55 AM
Hey up Boone, yeah I reckon we get together on the 25th and have a chat about what we want the society to be, how it's going to run, who's going to organise stuff - that sort of thing.

I just want to make sure that we have the drive, and the numbers, to make this sort of thing worthwhile. How many people are going to show on the 25th, come on hands up ;).

Tara

Jules

Obraxis
05-13-2005, 11:07 AM
I work weekends & mondays so I would need to try and get the time off work first, but if I can then i'll most likely turn up :)

alexyork
05-13-2005, 01:47 PM
25th of June?

erpel
05-13-2005, 04:02 PM
ok count me in too. that s two, me Sofi and my boyfriend Renzo

now you guys name the place

dotTom
05-13-2005, 06:26 PM
Count me in! :) We need a London chapter!

Pharoh
05-13-2005, 06:26 PM
Pharoh's in.

sinbad
05-15-2005, 02:30 PM
I'm in guys! He he a "chapter" sounds like a religious gathering. Do we have to wear robes, and have a secret knock to get in?



Sorry to interrupt, but perhaps one of you English folk can clear up something for me? I often read a few of the UK based CG/media rags, OK at $15 US, and quite glossy they are hardly a rag, anyway I come across the term 'sting' not the singer, but in the context of we did a sting for BP,.. What does that translate to? I thought it meant a satirical piece, but I see it used for too much for that to be the case.
BTW - I'm sorry I don't purchase the mag, and I hope this won't present a trade deficit and inhibit you from sharing cross cultural vernaculars. Kind regards,


A sting is normally a short ident, about 6 seconds long, I believe.

alexyork
05-15-2005, 03:57 PM
I'm in. 25th June is perfect timing for me :)

We got a venue set in stone yet?

dotTom
05-15-2005, 04:56 PM
I'm in guys! He he a "chapter" sounds like a religious gathering. Do we have to wear robes, and have a secret knock to get in?

Lord knows it's the right country for secret societies. The Brotherhood of St Polygon?

Pharoh
05-16-2005, 01:36 PM
Facemasonry?

or Freemeshonry?

(Why does that last one sound like I'm drunk... mind, that's not a bad idea...)

Obraxis
05-18-2005, 06:13 PM
Well, if anyone works in Soho could point us all to a good pub then that would be cool :)

darkwave
05-24-2005, 01:08 PM
I'm in. 25th June sounds good.

alexyork
05-24-2005, 01:15 PM
nice one Woody :)

see ya there

Anariel
05-25-2005, 12:08 AM
Aw, I'm out here in Derby. I can't really make the trips to London.

Droolz
05-25-2005, 09:14 AM
Hey up Anariel, I'm up in Nottingham but I think it would be worth going, just to get it moving and show that there is life and willing outside of London, book train tickets today and It won't cost that much. Let me know if you're gonna come, maybe we can hook up on the train down.

Jules

Psy47
05-31-2005, 05:35 PM
Hi, I would be interested in attending one of these meetings in the future. I live in South Devon so it 's a little bit difficult for me to attend the meeting in June.

TheTon
05-31-2005, 09:12 PM
Hey fellow Brits!

I would be up for a meet in London on the 25th! I work in Chelsea just off the Kings Road and there are plenty of lovelies... er.. I mean lovely pubs around there. Alternatively, for those of you with taste for rock - we could always meet in the Intrepid Fox on Wardour St! The only pub in the area that doesn't insist on playing non-descript ambient Latin/Jazz/pop crossover music. (And it has an upstairs we could possibly use...)

That's my tuppence worth anyway...

Cheers!

The Ton

PS psycomatronic - How are things in Torquay? Are you studying at South Devon College??
That's where I started College! Tremendous days! My parents and Sister still live down there in Paignton! Small world eh?

Psy47
06-01-2005, 01:52 AM
WOW! tis def a small world, thats so strange.

Never studied at South Devon College but I did work there temporary back in 2001.
I have just come to the end of my BA (Hons). I studied at Plymouth College Of Art and Design.
Torquay's ok, nothing exciting happening at the mo.

Wot did u study at the College?


U'll have to let me know when ur in the area, meet up or something. Could even start a Torbay Chapter LOL!

TreyZ32
06-01-2005, 10:01 AM
25th sounds good! Count me in! :thumbsup:
Cheers,
Trev

SimonGibson
06-02-2005, 04:14 PM
I might be up for it, my main concern tho is when i start my placement. If everything goes to plan I'll be up for it!

Boone
06-04-2005, 04:44 PM
So its 25th June. Cool!

But where shall it be? Any thoughts?

erpel
06-16-2005, 11:05 AM
I think someone needs to name a place now! I m a bit new to london and all the pubs I know are in camden or hackney or muswell hill where I live.

once we decide should we post it in that thread about a london meet thst was in the general cg talk or is this a cg society thing?

Boone
06-18-2005, 03:37 PM
Yo, guys, being as the 25th is only next week - we need to name a place!

C'mon, c'mon!

Tonik
06-18-2005, 06:33 PM
I won a pair of tickets to the Live8 concert and can't really make it two weekends in London in a row. I would definitely have made an effort to get there otherwise.

Have a great time whatever you guys decide on !!!

Airflow
06-19-2005, 12:31 AM
I got an old friend coming over from milan, so I wont be able to make it either.... soz.

darkwave
06-21-2005, 12:57 PM
Is this still happening? Or have I missed another thread on the topic?
It's only a few days away now after all!
I'd be up for the Intrepid Fox, as mentioned by The Ton. Sounds good and there haven't been many (or any?) other suggestions.

I'd suggest somewhere but I don't know London too well. It's just easy to get to. :)

erpel
06-21-2005, 10:39 PM
ok so it s the intrepid fox? then someone post the address

how will people recognize each other?

alexyork
06-21-2005, 11:01 PM
yep guys let's get a confirmation on this so we don't end up missing it or all turning up at random pubs around the UK :D

Boone
06-22-2005, 08:19 PM
So, the "Intrepid Fox" is on "Wardour St" which is only a footstep or two away from Soho.

THAT IS WHERE WE SHALL MEET!

THIS SATURDAY!

High-noon( 12'o'clock ) okay? :shrug:

Also, I don't mean to be rude - but I am only going to show up if others are doing likewise! Its not much fun sitting at a table for x-amount of hours with only a few Cokes as company! :scream:

Is that alright with you guys?:shrug:

alexyork
06-22-2005, 08:49 PM
I'll be there to keep you company :D

Boone
06-22-2005, 09:19 PM
* * * S.O.S * * *

PLEASE! HELP - ANYONE! DON'T LEAVE ME ALONE WITH ALEX! :scream:

MrFreeman
06-22-2005, 11:21 PM
:cry: AAAAAARGH - I've been offline due to moving house so discovered this thread way too late

Would be great if another meet could be arranged in the near future...haven't been to the Intrepid Fox since 2000 when I moved down to Bristol (though I work up in London often, so could make a future meeting).

Would be great to also have a South West Meet (If others have suggested this then i'm sorry as I haven't had time yet to read the whole thread yet).

There's life in the UK after all...

:applause: :applause:

Obraxis
06-23-2005, 12:16 AM
If so many are having problems, why dont we postpone it for a few weeks?

darkwave
06-23-2005, 01:08 PM
Well if it's gonna be high noon at the Intrepid Fox, I'll be there.
Looks like it'll be Alex, Boone and I.

Come on people!

TheTon
06-23-2005, 02:17 PM
I get all worked up and start thinking "Yay! A Saturday afternoon in my favourite pub with a few fellow scribblers and rock on the stereo! Tremendous!"

Then I go and win a VIP ticket to Glastonbury...

Bugger.

So, as much I am keen to come and meet you guys in the Fox this Saturday, I'm afraid I will be unable to make it due to the fact I will be swigging free Budweiser in a field whilst rubbing shoulders with similarly smelly and muddy folk. Soz guys!

Can we do it another week?

The Ton

(See you in four days :buttrock: )

alexyork
06-23-2005, 07:35 PM
hmm... I'm starting to think it might be better to hold off until we've got a proper bunch together rather than just a couple of us.

what do you think guys? (boone, I'm putting you in charge!)

Droolz
06-24-2005, 07:39 AM
It's all gone a bit Pete Tong.

I'm no coming tomorrow because I've allready been to london twice this week, and I can't do it again for the purpose of a quick pint with a couple of people, that's a hell of a long way to travel for a beer (sorry guys, you seem cool, but there are limits :))...
This is what i was talking about way back when in this thread - for a CG Society to work it needs to do something, what inticement is there for people to come when basically it's just a meeting in a pub, sure it would be cool to meet your peers, but unfortunatly there's not many coming ;).
I think it needs to do something, show short films, sort out guest speakers, sort out a proper venue....? I know this is difficult to organise, and if it's to be in london someone in london should try and sort it out, I will help where I can and I'm in London at least once a month :S.
I'd like people to start thinking aobut what they want from a CG society (things that can realistically be achieved) so that we can start talking about what were gonna do?

For example, I don't get to see many cg shorts at all, I would love to be able to see films, even better get someone from the production talk about them afterwards. At a cinema (incidentally I know somes people at the broadway cinema in nottingham - we could probably use that if we were up northish ;)).
I'd also love to hear from any people working in the film / advertising CG arena, and be given the oppertunity to quiz them and generally chat.
As a freelancer I'd love to have people talk about the business development side of things, how sales are done, timekeepeing etc, to be able to talk about methods of working etc

I'm sure there's loads of other stuff, but It's 7:30am and i'm grumpy :).

Take it easy,

Jules

Boone
06-24-2005, 11:07 AM
I think we should leave it for another day.

Tommorow is cancelled.

My word is law.

Do not **** with me.

I'm fit - you are feeble.

I am God and he is me! :twisted:

alexyork
06-24-2005, 12:29 PM
so it's cancelled, then? :D

darkwave
06-24-2005, 01:04 PM
Oh well...

It gives us a good excuse to plan something a bit more.
Some good suggestions from Droolz, it would be great to work towards something like that.

I was kinda looking forward to a little daytime boozing tomorrow though.
Heck, I'll booze anyway, cheers!

Janine
06-26-2005, 07:03 PM
If/when there is another meeting in London, you can count me and Mash in. So that's at least another 2 people. :D

Boone
06-26-2005, 07:14 PM
Cool. The only question is "when"...

MrFreeman
06-26-2005, 11:03 PM
:) It would be great to all meet up in the next month or two (as long as I have a week or so warning to think of a good excuse to attend).

I know how hard it can be to arrange something too big, so I still think it would be good to meet up for a few beers and then maybe plan something more when we know there are enough of us out there to make it worth while.

I know there are a lot of people out there in the UK who are on CG talk, who may not have come across this thread so it would be good to get as many involved as possible.

If that works, then maybe we could arrange something bigger and even invite guest speakers, etc. along at the next stage.

:thumbsup:

Janine
06-27-2005, 01:21 AM
I know how hard it can be to arrange something too big, so I still think it would be good to meet up for a few beers and then maybe plan something more when we know there are enough of us out there to make it worth while.

Yes, I agree about that. :)

Obraxis
06-28-2005, 12:50 AM
OK, well now do the people who are working in london's CG industry fancy talking to their employers about letting us use their facility or a room for the meeting?

For instance, I went to MPC (Moving Picture Company) for the XSI User group a few weeks back. Was awesome MPC have their own medium-sized movie theatre inside! :D

Pharoh
06-28-2005, 11:21 AM
I install a new operating system; I stop getting email updates from CGTalk; and I have to go on a course; life turns into a bitch...

This morning I wake and think... 'ang on.. wasn't I meant to be doing something this weekend... BUGGER!

Isn't life rosy when for once you log in to check how it went and find that something was cancelled ! :)


Unfortunately, the next few months are going to be busy ones for me. Has anyone had any ideas about a date yet? Something that we can plan for well in advance?

MrFreeman
06-28-2005, 12:00 PM
:) I have a couple of weeks with not much on, so I'll talk to a few people with regards to a meeting place - went to a meeting at MPC and Framestore a couple of months ago and agree they have great facilities, though I'm not sure if they'll be up for it. (Though if this is an official CG meeting, then maybe they would be pleased to get even more publicity).

Still there are a lot of great companies out there, so I'm sure we'll find somewhere.

Unfortunately I'm based near Bath, but having worked up in Soho will see what I can do.
We need to try and get a few more people interested, so start posting all you UK creatives!!

Any idea what date or month we should aim for???

Well better get back to the dark and do some more work..... :)

Boone
06-28-2005, 07:05 PM
Re: Obraxis.

Now, that would be a great idea...:grin:

ANARKY
07-05-2005, 11:03 AM
Hello my pretties.


A London meet sounds great. Im in Surrey, and only a 30 min train ride to Victoria.

Its a shame the 25th didnt happen. Although I would have missed it as I have only just joined. However, I think it should happen anyway!

A big meeting with speakers and such is a great idea, but it isnt going to happen as a first meeting. Its just unrealistic. You have to get a meeting in a pub or something first so people can meet face to face, swap Mobile numbers etc and actually sit and discuss this kind of thing. Trust me, I have experiance of this sort of thing and the amount of organisation that goes into these things is huge. You have to trust one another too as someone has to write the cheques at the end of the day, not good if no one turns up and your left footing the bill.

So a meet in a public place where people can come and go as they please is the best thing to do. After all, you are meeting strangers off the Interweb, even if it is off a reputable site such as CGTalk.

I say we should set a Date and time in a Pub, like was done for the 25th. Perhaps a Saturday or Sunday, about 12 midday, and do the meet. And to be honest, it doesnt matter of only 4 people show up. At least you have met up, then you can come back here and sing its praises, and next time you should get more people turning up.

How do you recognise the people in the pub?
Easy, some one print off the CGSociety Logo on a peice of A4 and when you get there, pop it on the Table so people can see it! Easily recognisable and cuts out on the awkward asking the Barman bit.

Also, sit near the entrance, or say before hand where about you will be. Or, have someone stand at the bar with the sheet of paper to direct arrivals to the right table.


I say we set a date again, and get this started. 23rd July anyone?

Droolz
07-05-2005, 11:08 AM
Wise words, and hello! I'm happy for the 23rd.

MrFreeman
07-05-2005, 06:58 PM
:) Great Stuff

Should be able to make 23rd, though need to check.....

prefer the idea of a cg talk logo on the table...better than wearing a red carnation...mmm..

:applause:

Boone
07-05-2005, 07:12 PM
Re: ANARKY.

You're the man with the plan! :D

Pharoh
07-05-2005, 08:04 PM
Ah well, 23rd is out for me. I'm going to be at the bottom of a lake on a Dry-Suit course.

If you all do decide on the 23rd because of numbers, so be it. Have a good time anyway! :)

Obraxis
07-05-2005, 10:36 PM
I also dont think i can make it. Bit too close. Could prob make late august or something.

Airflow
07-06-2005, 01:01 AM
I can do the 23...

ANARKY
07-06-2005, 10:30 AM
OK, this is sounding good.


So, how about if we go with the arrangements before things went Pete Tong for the last Meeting. By that I mean 12 Noon at the Intrepid Fox, but obviously on the 23rd July.

Dont worry if you cant make this one, there will be others in the future, but lets get as many as we can for this one, but keep this first meeting to Society Members ONLY. If it works, we can open it up to the wider CGTalk Members in the future.

This is the street the Intrepid Fox is on if your not sure! Dont know where on the street it is, but if you start at one end and walk down im sure you will find it.
MAP (http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?GridE=-0.13570&GridN=51.51572&client=public&lon=-0.13570&lat=51.51572&place=Wardour+Street,+W1,+LONDON&db=GB&local=&type=&start=&limit=&overviewmap=&scale=5000&search_result=Wardour%20Street%2C%20W1%2C%20LONDON&lang=&db=GB)

So, attending this we have;

Me (ANARKY - Andy)
Mr Freeman - David Freeman
Boone - Steven Arthur Ray
Airflow (PLEASE SUPPLY YOUR NAME)

And you should be able to find my by this sheet of A4 I will have either on the Table or on my Portfolio.
I suggest we all try to have one of these Logo's with us, so if your the first one there then others can find you!
http://premium1.uploadit.org/anarkyman//CGSociety-Page.jpg


And so we are doing something slightly constructive, how about we all bring along some CG work to the meeting to show everyone, your portfolio Idealy.

Please feel free to bring any Girlfriends/Boyfriends/friends to the meeting as I realise meeting strangers off the net can be daunting. Also, dont feel you have to stay for hours on end. Come along, meet everyone, and stay only as long as you wish.

I shall be there about 12, but please do hang around for a little while to make sure you dont miss people if you think you are the first.


I hope to see as many of you as possible. Please offer suggestions, ideas etc if you have any. And lets get some more people comming!!!:buttrock:

Droolz
07-06-2005, 10:50 AM
I'm in. I think portfolio is a cool idea, as well as just coming with an idea of what you want the cg society to achieve. Nicely organised Andy.

darkwave
07-06-2005, 01:04 PM
Unless something else comes up, I'll definitely be there.
It's just that it's a week before my birthday and there's a possibility of people visiting the weekend before for celebrations. So pencil me in and I'll see if I can avoid any conflicting arrangements! :D

Nice work on getting this going again Anarky. You just stepped in there and started laying down the law! :applause:

Let's make this first CGS meet a good one. :buttrock:

ANARKY
07-06-2005, 03:41 PM
Cheers for the props guys. I think this could be something cool.

Swapping ideas, helping each other out, and spreading the word of CG. All good stuff.

So, we have;

Me - ANARKY - Andrew Dobell
Mr Freeman - David Freeman
Boone - Steven Arthur Ray
Airflow - (PLEASE SUPPLY YOUR NAME)
darkwave - James Woodrow
Droolz - Jules Stevenson


Its growing!:thumbsup:

Boone
07-06-2005, 07:13 PM
Re: Anarky.

Please, just call me "Steve"...you make me out to be a famous Author of High-sea adventures! :D

ANARKY
07-07-2005, 08:45 AM
OK Steve! Ooo-aah me hearties!:D

Airflow
07-07-2005, 11:35 AM
hehe, just call me "Please Supply Your Name" .....
btw where is this pub, and I want a map too....

ANARKY
07-07-2005, 12:59 PM
A map is on a previous Post of mine!

Airflow
07-07-2005, 06:01 PM
with the current events Im not sure whats going to happen with this meet up....

Droolz
07-07-2005, 06:32 PM
In a couple of weeks london will be back to normal, I don't think the tragic events of today will affect our meet up.

Boone
07-07-2005, 07:01 PM
Today's events are truely tragic and I hope my fellows are doing well.

I think we had better leave the meet-up for the following Month as it will take a week or two for things to settle down.

Take care, those of you who work in London. :beer:

ANARKY
07-07-2005, 11:28 PM
I disagree Boone. Things will be back to normal in a few days. Im going to be in London this weekend and going through it the following one. By the time of the meet, you wont even notice it happened.


And anyway, are we going to let our lives be dictated by cowardly terrorists?

NO!

We carry on as normal. Otherwise they have acheived their goal!

The Meet will happen as Planned. I will be there and I hope to see some of you there too!

Droolz
07-07-2005, 11:36 PM
I'll be there

Jules

ANARKY
07-08-2005, 10:14 AM
Good to hear ir Jules!


In light of the Events in London Yesterday, I think we need a second Role Call.

So, who will be there

So far

Anarky - Andy
Droolz - Jules

(Please copy and paste this list and add your name to it if you will the there at 12 Noon at the Intrepid Fox, on the 23rd July.)

Boone
07-08-2005, 08:19 PM
Re: ANARKY.

I dunno if I'm going to turn up. If next week London is back to normal, maybe.

ANARKY
07-08-2005, 08:50 PM
No worries Boone. It would be good to have you there, but I do understand if you dont feel like it.

No need to be sorry!

Boone
07-08-2005, 08:56 PM
Re: ANARKY.

:beer:

ANARKY
07-11-2005, 10:41 AM
So who else is still in then?

Boone
07-11-2005, 07:49 PM
Actually, thinking of it, I don't use the underground - I run all the way from Victoria station to Oxford street... :hmm:

Things aren't as "Mad Max" as they first seemed...I may still turn up. :D

ANARKY
07-11-2005, 08:57 PM
I dont know, I saw some mad bint with big disco hair wearing chainmail racing through Knightsbridge with her Rocker Mates on Quad bikes whooping and yelling on Saturday.

Still, could be worse!:D

Boone
07-12-2005, 06:42 PM
Looking at the calendar once again...yes, the 23rd is indeed a Saturday! I had a bit of a panic attack when I double-checked this morning... :sad:

Ah ****-it - I'm in. :D

ANARKY
07-13-2005, 12:14 AM
Great stuff Boone. BUT WE NEED MORE!!!


Anyone else!

Boone
07-20-2005, 09:29 PM
Are we still on for Saturday, Guys? :D

ANARKY
07-20-2005, 11:15 PM
Indeedy Do. I'll be there!

Droolz
07-21-2005, 09:03 AM
No offence guys but this is exactly the same pattern as before, loads of people saying 'I'm in, I'm in' and then either not confirming or pulling out. As it cvurrently stands there will be three people going [soon to be two]. My meeting in London on friday has cancelled and I'm sorry guys but I simply cannot afford to come all the way from Nottingham for such a small scale affair.
You also have to ask the question why put it in london at all, since no one who actually confirmed on the second list is actually living in london?!? Sorry guys but until this gets some serious attention from people this simply isn't worth it.

Take it easy, and If you do meet on sat have fun.

Jules

ANARKY
07-21-2005, 11:25 AM
Me - ANARKY - Andrew Dobell CONFIRMED
Mr Freeman - David Freeman ?
Boone - Steven Arthur Ray CONFIRMED
Airflow - (Name?) ?
darkwave - James Woodrow ?
Droolz - Jules Stevenson PULLED OUT

How about the rest of you?

Remember to look for the CGSociety Logo on my Portfolio! I'l probebly be sat reading a Magazine or something.

I WILL BE THERE!!! If we dont get this started it will never get started. Pulling out cos there is only going to be a few people wont make this a bigger or better meeting. I do understand its a long way to come for some though, and thats cool. When things do get bigger, I hope to see you there.

Why London? Why not!?!

stewartjones
07-21-2005, 05:07 PM
I would love to come, but there isn't any way for me to get there at the moment.


Regional meet-ups would be a lot better for me, with maybe one huge meet-up every 6 or so months in a part of the UK would be pretty neato! Just a thought!

ANARKY
07-21-2005, 05:38 PM
Oh C**p, more Bombs! :sad:



Hmmm, OK, how are people feeling about this? If you wanna postpone it for a few Months and let confidence in the Underground return then thats cool, or are you all happy give it a go?

Let me know ASAP!!!

Boone
07-21-2005, 06:06 PM
Oh for crying out loud! Why can't those bastards taking up fishing insted of bombing? :banghead:

I'm out this time - lets do it another day.

stewartjones
07-21-2005, 06:59 PM
Oh for crying out loud! Why can't those bastards taking up fishing insted of bombing? :banghead:

Too much Grand Theft Auto/ violent movies!...!!!

One a serious note, I hope everyone in London is alright, families and friends too. Only 2 weeks since the last bombings. :sad:

Boone
07-21-2005, 07:01 PM
Re: Vyntax.

As far as I know, only one person was considered injured, but I think everyone is okay.

stewartjones
07-21-2005, 08:01 PM
Thats a releif... Not for the person injured, but at least it is only one this time. Thanks for the info Boone, think I will have to turn on my TV and find out whats going on for a change!

ANARKY
07-21-2005, 09:47 PM
With the current state of London's Transport and the lack of Confidence in it, I think it would be Prudent to delay this for a while.

Lets let things calm down and get back to normal, and then go ahead in a couple Months time.

This WILL still happen, I will still have this meet take place. And if it wasn't for the Bombings it would be taking place.


In the mean time, we can still discuss things here.

I think its an Idea to have a Roll Call of British Society Members.
I'll start;


Name - Andrew Dobell
Age - 27
Location - Surrey
Profession - In House Illustrator for http://www.spiraldirect.com and Freelance Artist
Website - http://www.andrewdobell.com


Just copy and paste the previous People (like mine above) and add your own!

TheTon
07-26-2005, 01:56 PM
Hey Anarky! Nice to see a fellow Sutton dweller here on CGtalk! Small world eh??
Whereabouts do you live/work dude? I'm up at the new flats on Rosehill, so if you need a hand of any of those wicked T-shirt designs, give me a shout neighbour!!

Anyway, here's my roll call...

Name: Elton Lambden
Age: 32
Location: Surrey
Profession: Art Director for www.gasoline.uk.com an advertising and sales promotion agency in Chelsea.
Website: Working on it...


Name - Andrew Dobell
Age - 27
Location - Surrey
Profession - In House Illustrator for http://www.spiraldirect.com and Freelance Artist
Website - http://www.andrewdobell.com

stewartjones
07-26-2005, 07:33 PM
Cool idea! Here's my info!


Name: Elton Lambden
Age: 32
Location: Surrey
Profession: Art Director for www.gasoline.uk.com (http://www.gasoline.uk.com/) an advertising and sales promotion agency in Chelsea.
Website: Working on it...


Name - Andrew Dobell
Age - 27
Location - Surrey
Profession - In House Illustrator for http://www.spiraldirect.com (http://www.spiraldirect.com/) and Freelance Artist
Website - http://www.andrewdobell.com


Name: Stewart Jones
Age: 20
Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Profession: Student :sad:
Website: http://www.stu-jones.co.uk (http://www.stu-jones.co.uk/)

Obraxis
07-27-2005, 11:34 AM
Adding mine...


Name: Elton Lambden
Age: 32
Location: Surrey
Profession: Art Director for www.gasoline.uk.com (http://www.gasoline.uk.com/) an advertising and sales promotion agency in Chelsea.
Website: Working on it...


Name - Andrew Dobell
Age - 27
Location - Surrey
Profession - In House Illustrator for http://www.spiraldirect.com (http://www.spiraldirect.com/) and Freelance Artist
Website - http://www.andrewdobell.com


Name: Stewart Jones
Age: 20
Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Profession: Student :sad:
Website: http://www.stu-jones.co.uk (http://www.stu-jones.co.uk/)


Name: Scott MacDonald
Age: 23
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
Profession: Animation Student/Freelance Animator
Website: http://www.scottmacdonald.co.uk

Boone
07-28-2005, 11:46 AM
Name: Steven Ray.
Age: 25
Profession: Shit-shoveller. :D
Website: Currently have a make-over :love:

ANARKY
07-28-2005, 07:46 PM
You forgot to include all the previous ones Boone. This way everyone's is together and you dont have to hunt for them!
Cheers for adding though!


Name: Elton Lambden
Age: 32
Location: Surrey
Profession: Art Director for www.gasoline.uk.com (http://www.gasoline.uk.com/) an advertising and sales promotion agency in Chelsea.
Website: Working on it...


Name - Andrew Dobell
Age - 27
Location - Surrey
Profession - In House Illustrator for http://www.spiraldirect.com (http://www.spiraldirect.com/) and Freelance Artist
Website - http://www.andrewdobell.com (http://www.andrewdobell.com/)


Name: Stewart Jones
Age: 20
Location: Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Profession: Student :sad:
Website: http://www.stu-jones.co.uk (http://www.stu-jones.co.uk/)


Name: Scott MacDonald
Age: 23
Location: Carlisle, Cumbria
Profession: Animation Student/Freelance Animator
Website: http://www.scottmacdonald.co.uk

Name: Steven Ray.
Age: 25
Profession: Shit-shoveller. :D
Website: Currently have a make-over :love:

SimonGibson
07-30-2005, 04:23 AM
Hey,

Don't know when I'm on my holidays but if I am I'd love to come meet :)

heres my details for now but i won't add them to the list just yet..

Name: Simon Gibson
Age: 20
Location: Newcastle
Profession: Car Artist (work placement) for www.eutechnyx.com (http://www.gasoline.uk.com/) a company that specilises in racing games
Website: http://simongibson.deviantart.com/ http://simongibson-cars.deviantart.com/ http://simongibson.goldyserver.co.uk/

(WHen i do get time ill create a proper website!)

Cheers :)

Boone
07-31-2005, 03:18 PM
Re: ANARKY.

Well, its CGTalk's fault - init! Them and their servers an'everythin! Bloody useless! Deleting the important part of my replys - can't get nothing right, can they? :wise: : :blush:

default-rol
08-03-2005, 09:01 AM
Hello Gentlemen, (didn't notice any ladies - apologies in advance if there is!):)

Just joined fully and am interested in the "British Chapter" of CGSociety. Whats the procedure? Do I need to slaughter a bunch of pixels on an alter somewhere to prove myself, or is it easier than that? (like me saying "I'd like to join your group, please.") :scream:

Heres some info:

Name: Michael D. Rollinson
Age: 24
Location: Yarm, (near Middlesbrough)
Additional: Doing MA Creative digital Media at Teesside Uni from October, (1 year)
Want to be, (when I grow up): EMPLOYED! (hopefully as Concept Artist/GUI designer for a computer games company.)
Website: Coming soon...

stewartjones
08-03-2005, 10:52 AM
Just joined fully and am interested in the "British Chapter" of CGSociety. Whats the procedure? Do I need to slaughter a bunch of pixels on an alter somewhere to prove myself, or is it easier than that? (like me saying "I'd like to join your group, please.") :scream:



It actually involves the sacrafice of a small goat, a virgin, and you dancing naked over hot coals... Errr.... Welcome aboard! :D

default-rol
08-03-2005, 02:40 PM
So....I'm.....in?!!!

*looking around, blinking in surprise*

EXCELLENT! :D

Pleased to meet you all...

Boone
08-03-2005, 08:14 PM
Re: Default.rol

If you can sing & dance...and make cocktails...yeah - I think we can let you in. :curious:

default-rol
08-03-2005, 10:36 PM
Re: Default.rol

If you can sing & dance...and make cocktails...yeah - I think we can let you in. :curious:

I am ashamed to admit my singing, dancing and cocktail making skills arn't what they once were...

However, I have been known to make barely edible lasagne on occasion (a hang over from my student days.:) ) If this skill is of any use then I will gladly donate it to the cause.

So now, what do we do exactly in this British Chapter...? :curious:

Boone
08-03-2005, 10:41 PM
Re: Default.rol.

Well...we sing & dance and make cocktails. Its kinda expected, man... :D

Kidding.

We all bundle into a pub in london once in a while and lay waste to the establishment... :twisted:

IanBlackford
08-03-2005, 11:17 PM
hi guys :)
just wanted to add that i'll be there whenever it is we decide the meet to take place :cool:
london is no issue for me...so you can pencil me in. a good friend and myself organised a 3DBuzz.com meet once or twice in london, and do fully understand how difficult it can be to get everyone to 'agree' on a date and attend etc but rest assured we'll get things sorted out one way or another :)
feel free to get in touch with me if you should need help with any plans
regards
monsieurblack

oh...and for what its worth, just in case you're curious :) we have all met in the punch n judy pub [i 'think' thats what it was called...] at covent garden and everyone appeared to find it ok and enjoyed themselves :) there you go, thats one 'tried n tested' meeting point for cg enthusiasts! lol

ANARKY
08-05-2005, 10:24 AM
Well, im thinking sometime in September would be good for the Meet.

Im still wanting it to happen. Anyone have any preference about dates?

Obraxis
08-05-2005, 01:52 PM
September would be good for me :)

Boone
08-05-2005, 07:26 PM
Okay, I'm in for September. :)

IanBlackford
08-05-2005, 07:35 PM
spetember is cool with me too :)
don't think i've made any other plans, so lets shoot for a saturday next month then :)

SimonGibson
08-07-2005, 05:49 PM
default.rol (member.php?u=165190), nice to meet a fellow teessider! (well ur gonna be anyhow!) But by the time i get back to uni for my final year u'll be gone, oh well :P What a socially ironic thing this industry is :)

default-rol
08-07-2005, 07:45 PM
default.rol (http://member.php?u=165190), nice to meet a fellow teessider! (well ur gonna be anyhow!) But by the time i get back to uni for my final year u'll be gone, oh well :P What a socially ironic thing this industry is :)

Hey Simon

I live in Teesside now, but went to Newcastle to do my degree. My GF lives there so I'm always about the 'toon still. If your about at any point (Teesside or Newcastle), feel free to PM me and we can chat about CG stuff!!!

MIKE

ANARKY
08-09-2005, 10:25 AM
I have done a fairly big update to my Site, have a look and let me know your thoughts!

Cheers!

Boone
08-21-2005, 03:02 PM
Speaking of websites, I just finished updating mine last week... :bounce:

Shall we set a date for the september meet-up? :shrug:

stewartjones
08-21-2005, 06:18 PM
Unfortunately I won't be able to get to any meet-ups for the rest of this year, unless it's close by! :sad:

Oh, I'm off to BAF if anyone is going that way and wants to meet up there?!?!

ANARKY
08-25-2005, 11:12 AM
Hi Guys.


Back from my Holiday, so I think its about time we set a Date for the Meet!

Im thinking End of September sometime. Hows the 24th for people?

Covent Garden in London, one of the Pubs there. Someone mentioned the Punch and Judy Pub.
Anyone got any Ideas?

I know you can't all make it to London, and I dont expect you to.
Not for a meet in a Pub. But we have to start small. Maybe sometime next year, with 4 or 5 Meets under our belt, we can arrange something much bigger. But not yet.

So, who can come?

Boone
08-26-2005, 10:56 PM
Hmmm...how about the Intrepid Fox on wardour street? Being as we planned that pub for the last mis-fire...unless anyone thinks its a shithole or anything! :D

I'm cool with the 24th. :)

Boone
09-03-2005, 05:19 PM
Ummm...I get the feeling no one is gonna turn up. :sad:

eek
09-04-2005, 07:00 PM
Hey,

I'll try and pop down, if im still in the country. 24th maybe cutting it a little fine, but i'll see what i can do.

eek

Airflow
09-04-2005, 07:40 PM
If Im not working, then Im up for it, and u all can by me a b'thday pint :D.... hehe, I love september......

ANARKY
09-07-2005, 01:28 PM
Intrepid Fox sounds good to me.

24th, 12 Noon. Look for the CGSociety Logo.


(Sorry for the lack of replies, im quite busy at the mo!)

Hope to see you all there!

W-I-L
09-07-2005, 09:54 PM
hey erm . . can i pweeze be part of your gang?


Hello . . . had no idea anyone was tryinmg to setup a british chpter.. just saw it on homepage... anyways got to go and have not read this thread but whats the deal???
Whats been happening so far and what are we all doing.. sorry i am lazy and cant sit throgh nine pages of thread.... plus i am tired...

Boone
09-08-2005, 10:10 AM
Re: Airflow.

"and u all can by me a b'thday pint"

- now thats just plain sly! :D

Re: ANARKY.

Cool! I just got a little nervous at the thought of spending another Saturday afternoon having a conversation with the table top... :scream:

Re: WIL.

Why should we? We got all the geeks we need! :wise:

Kidding! :p

Boone
09-08-2005, 10:17 AM
Location: "The Intrepid Fox" pub, Wardour St, London.
Date: 24th September 2005.
Time: High Noon - YEEEEEEEEHAAAAAA! :twisted:

PS. "High Noon" is American for "Lunch time" or 12:00pm in the afternoon. Its also the name of a highly acclaimed Western and is noted for its theme song sung by Tex Ritter( who also sung the opening song to Mel Brook's "Blazing Saddles" ). :lightbulb

ANARKY
09-08-2005, 07:02 PM
Hey Will! My home town is Retford, just down the road from Doncaster.
I live in South London now, but pop home every few Months or so!

Good to have you on board!

So far the British Chapter hasn't done anything, but we are trying to arrange a Meet in Londinium! Just for a Pint for an hour or so, nothing major. But from Small Acorns Grow Big Oak Trees!

ANARKY
09-08-2005, 07:04 PM
Boone, have you been on the Jelly Babies again? You know what happens to you when you eat those!

Bloody Sugar Rushes!

MrFreeman
09-08-2005, 11:44 PM
:) Good to see the British chapter is alive and kicking...

sorry for the lack of response, but work is on overload at the moment and the last couple of months have been the craziest.

I hope I can make the next meeting, but I may be on a shoot, so sorry, but I'm not much help at the moment...should be able to confirm very soon...

Must try and get a few more involved as there are a hell of a lot of uk people on this site

Speak soon ... :thumbsup:

Boone
09-10-2005, 11:39 AM
Re: ANARKY.

Give me your Jelly Badies now or the Kid gets it!:twisted:

Re: MrFreeman.

Thats okay - we'll just turn up and have our meet on your shoot! :D

Pharoh
09-12-2005, 10:19 AM
Been a while since I've logged on, but I'm sure someone reads my diary before suggesting dates. Oh well, another one out for me - another course on the 24th.

Everybody have a good time anyway!

ANARKY
09-20-2005, 12:32 AM
So, Saturday, we still a GO?!?!

Boone
09-20-2005, 07:47 PM
As long as someone is going to turn up! :wip:

So, its the Intrepid Fox, Wardour St. London, Saturday, High noon( Yeeeeeeeeeehaaaaaaaa! Ahem... )... :deal:

If you're taking point - how will we identify you? :shrug:

ANARKY
09-20-2005, 10:57 PM
By the CGSociety Logo which I will display somewhere, like on the Table, or on the Folder I will Hold.


So keep an eye out!!!

Boone
09-21-2005, 07:21 PM
Re: ANARKY.

Oh, is that what you had in mind? Well...I was kinda thinking we could all turn up wearing ski masks. :twisted:

ANARKY
09-21-2005, 07:31 PM
:eek: Erm... yeah, right.

Theres a Piccy of me on my Webbery Page as well, which might help!

Boone
09-23-2005, 11:23 PM
Okay, guys - here's hoping for a great day! :buttrock:

C'ya tommorow... :thumbsup:

ANARKY
09-23-2005, 11:29 PM
Heres Wardour St.

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?GridE=-0.13570&GridN=51.51572&client=public&lon=-0.13570&lat=51.51572&place=Wardour+Street,+W1,+LONDON&db=GB&local=&type=&start=&limit=&overviewmap=&scale=5000&search_result=Wardour%20Street%2C%20W1%2C%20LONDON&lang=&db=GB

Meet at the intrpid Fox, at 12 Midday, look for this sign that I will have on a sheet of A4.
http://premium1.uploadit.org/anarkyman//CGSociety-Page.jpg

And introduce yourself!!!

My Name is Andrew, and I dont bite!

This is me! See you there!
http://premium1.uploadit.org/anarkyman//Blue-M.jpg
(Me at the Blue Mountains, Australia!)

Boone
09-24-2005, 09:02 AM
Re: ANARKY.

( Basil Brush ) "Whos a pretty boy then!" :p

I'm on my way right now! :thumbsup:

Boone
09-25-2005, 03:28 PM
You guys missed out big time yesterday. BIG TIME!

I got to the Fox at noon and then 10 minutes later, a whole bunch of Page-3 stunners turned up - Lucy Pinder included - and wanted in on the act. We discussed many exciting topics( Bevelling, proportion, XDUGEF ), got totally drunk and then had a round of pizzas at the local pizza hut.

After so much talk of the highly exciting CGI pipeline, the girls became ecstatic for hot steamy sex but no ammount of begging would interupt my usual fix at the local Forbidden Planet store.

Sorry, girls, but a man urges! Maybe next time... :D

ANARKY
09-25-2005, 10:20 PM
Errr, where were these girls dude?



Anyway, a good first start to have. It was just me and Boone for this first one. We had a good time and it was great to meet up with you Dude.

Next time, we want MORE people!!!

We need to get this Chapter up and running and really show that us Brits can make this work.
We had some interesting ideas and such, and thats what its about.

So, a big thankyou to Boone for comming along.

Next time there will be bigger!

Boone
09-26-2005, 07:42 PM
Re: ANARKY.

Hehe - you were too busy watching out for other CGS members! :p


Anyway. Yeah, it was great to meet you in person and I have to say it was a bit a grand day out. But man, the Intrepid Fox was a bit of a joke( the kind of place where Metallica or Pantera would be serving drinks... :argh: ) and the pizza was an absolute killer! :eek:


I also have to say that we need more people... :hmm:

Elsie
09-28-2005, 10:30 AM
Just wondering about us guys up north...I wouldn't mind travelling to London for a meet but is theres enough interest in NE and Scotland to think about a northern chapter?

(Thats weird how quite a few people are from Derby, I'm originally from right next to there, Burton-on-Trent).

W-I-L
09-28-2005, 03:33 PM
hey Elsie.. i live in yorkshire so your not alone with being up north...

Boone
09-29-2005, 07:55 PM
Yeah...each sub chapter in the UK could have a beacon just like in ROTK... :D

Pharoh
09-30-2005, 03:52 PM
Now here's me wanting to see what you do, and I find that the link in your sig does not go anywhere... well, nowhere where you can actually download a game anyway... :rolleyes:

I wants a free game... :bounce:

Boone
10-01-2005, 10:33 AM
Re: Pharoh.

What browser are you using? It loads up on IE...:curious:

Pharoh
10-01-2005, 12:22 PM
Tried it in IE and Firefox, I may have misled you - the link works from your sig, but the link on the page to download the zip file just comes back with a 'file not hosted...' type message, like the file behind the link is gone.

I'll catch it when I come back - out of the country for ten days now.
Cheers!

stewartjones
10-01-2005, 02:26 PM
hey Elsie.. i live in yorkshire so your not alone with being up north...

Likewise, I'm here in Newcastle! :sad:

Elsie
10-03-2005, 09:59 AM
Hehe, I'm the furthest up north in sunny Glasgow! Unless someone wants to ruin it for me and live in Inverness or something.

TheTon
10-03-2005, 12:11 PM
I've got a small semi-detached cave in Svalbard...

Does that count?

Boone
10-08-2005, 11:47 AM
Re: Elsie.

You live in Scotland! I was born there, y'know!

But people ask me the million dollar question: "Where abouts? You don't Scottish to me!". I tell them it was a little cottage hospital in Peterhead...and then they reply with "Oh, the one right next to the prison?"... :banghead:

Elsie
10-10-2005, 09:27 AM
Heh, moving up here has seriously confused my accent. Everyone up here takes the piss out of my englishness, all my old english friends take the piss out of my scottishness, and about three people this week on the phone (I work evenings in a call center) have told me they can't understand my Irish accent. Hm. Glasgows great, best city in the UK I say ^_~.

Boone
10-10-2005, 07:46 PM
Re: Elsie.

Its kinda that way with me - my parents are both english, along with my brother. What really gets my goat is when the Scots are on TV and they say "Fackin' Jocks!" when I'm sitting there right infront of them!

Its even worse when Brave Heart goes in the DVD player - "A LOAD OF BOLLOCKS! Thats not what happened!", followed by me leaping outta my pram in rightous anger... :banghead:

Pharoh
10-21-2005, 11:21 AM
Count yourselves lucky - I was born in Durham, with Geordie relatives, moved to most counties in the North then skipped the midlands to Live in London - Londoner's (as we all know) having know idea where accents come from and can't understand anyone north of Watford. Having to work on a second-level IT support line as well as do development meant that I gradually changed my accent to be very clear to that people had no excuse.

Problem is that is discussion, that mix has made me (in the ears of listeners) Welsh, Scottish, Dutch, Danish, New Zealander and even Polish - everything other than Bloody English.

Go figure.

Pharoh
03-22-2006, 05:53 PM
Been away for a while and expected to log in again and find a whole load that I missed - but I find that mine was the last post - from October!

Where have you all gone guys? Hasn't anyone carried this forward?

stewartjones
03-23-2006, 02:57 PM
Ah, good old geordie land... Currently where I am!

My accents also a bit muddled, but my geordie is getting better, yee nah! :scream:

I agree tho, we could have a northern chapter for sure. Would be great to have some meet-ups, everything seems to be happenin' in London tho! :)

jhaydock
04-02-2006, 10:33 AM
Hello all. I've kind of joined this thread a bit late here, but i've read the gist!

I'm currently living in Perth (North of Glasgow on the Edinburgh side) Looks like im the furthest north now (Sorry Elsie!).

Anyways, both me and friends have been looking for a CG Meet somewhere closer to home (Scotland or possibly north England) do you think there is enough interest to start something up here too? Would be great to hear from anyone else living close by.

Cheers

Jamie.

ralphmanning
04-02-2006, 07:35 PM
Anybody from the south west, Bristol maybe?
It would be cool to get something together as there are a lot of effects houses in the region.
cyphyrBristol here. :wavey:

Coaster
04-08-2006, 06:31 PM
Hello from the east midlands, mi duck. Anyone else bought a cheese cob lately?

eek
04-08-2006, 07:42 PM
Im gunna be down in London between the 15th and 23rd of April - and am gunna try and go to the Pixar exhibition. If anyone want to meet up, it might be a brief 'hello' but what the heck.

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