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Paris meetup (February 21-28, 2019)

Unread postby icycalm » 26 Nov 2018 13:37

Just testing the waters to see if anyone would show up to a meetup that I would organize in some Euro capital. Probably Paris now that the Brits seem to be paddling furiously away from the continent. I would have preferred London, as I lived there for years and know the city inside-out, and it is a much more international place than Paris, but I am a staunch European and feel that I should be moving any business I have to the continent merely as a protest against what the Brits are doing. So Paris it is, for the time being. I would also like to try Tokyo sometime too, and New York if I can manage to solve a little misunderstanding I have had for a while with US law enforcement agencies.

So I am thinking sometime this winter. Would anyone be willing to make the trip, and what would be your preferred timeframe? Also, do we know of any arcades or other gaming establishments we could check out? Maybe if there are enough of us we could rent an Airbnb for a weekend or even a week.

On top of the gaming activities, we can have some Orgy-related ones too, like me showing the basics of pick-up to whoever's interested, or visiting some museums or Napoleon's tomb or Baudrillard's grave or something. I think it could be hella fun.

Let me know!
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Unread postby jeffrobot494 » 30 Nov 2018 05:55

I'm totally down for this. Sounds awesome!
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Unread postby Some guy » 02 Dec 2018 19:25

I'm interested but I'm already taking time off work for a trip to China in March. I might have a few days I can still spend for a holiday and if I take some extra shifts at work I can get more time off so hopefully I'll be able to go.
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Unread postby recoil » 02 Dec 2018 19:46

I'm interested, earliest I would be able to do is the start of February.
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Unread postby danjiro » 03 Dec 2018 01:53

I'm interested as well. Same timeline as recoil.
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Unread postby Some guy » 03 Dec 2018 19:57

Good news: I can take time off work for this, I just need to give them at least four weeks notice before going.
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Unread postby Some guy » 09 Dec 2018 13:41

Found a few places we can check out:

Reset Bar
http://www.reset.bar/

Extra Life Cafe
http://www.extralife-cafe.com/

Meltdown Paris
https://www.meltdown.bar/paris

La Tête Dans les Nuages
http://latetedanslesnuages.com/

Milk e-sport arena 24/7
http://milklub.com/wp/

Arcade Street
https://www.facebook.com/Arcade-Street- ... 352828220/
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Unread postby icycalm » 15 Dec 2018 02:26

So we are shooting for February for the time being. Let's talk about it again in early January to start narrowing the dates down.
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Unread postby recoil » 08 Jan 2019 01:14

I'm in the same boat as Some guy, I would need at least four weeks of notice before the meet. I would be able to take off for an entire week. My current preference would be for February 9th to the 17th.

Plane tickets for a round trip from LA are ranging at 300 - 400 USD, which doesn't seem too bad. I would also be down to pitch in for an Airbnb.
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Unread postby icycalm » 09 Jan 2019 18:24

Yeah, I can see the need to settle the dates a month in advance, because that's how you get cheaper flights, and also find a good place on Airbnb that's not already booked in such a popular city as Paris.

However, I can't commit to the dates yet. I could, if we pushed it a bit further back, to the last week of February say. So Feb 21-28, say. Otherwise I'd be happy to push it further back, into March, but Some guy said something about going on a trip to China... Failing that, we could push it even further back, to April.

So basically, I am ready to finalize the dates right now and start booking flights and accommodation as long as we agree on Feb 21-28 or later. Let me know what everyone thinks about this.
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Unread postby jeffrobot494 » 09 Jan 2019 22:11

Feb 21-28 works for me.
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Unread postby Some guy » 09 Jan 2019 23:00

It works for me too.
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Unread postby recoil » 09 Jan 2019 23:13

I’m fine with Feb 21 - 28.
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Unread postby Masahiro9891 » 10 Jan 2019 05:33

I'll be there too.
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Unread postby danjiro » 11 Jan 2019 15:44

Looks like I'm good for the 21st-28th. Now the party can get started!
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Unread postby icycalm » 13 Jan 2019 22:52

So it's set for February 21-28, and we have six people coming so far, including me. I've set up a private Discord chat to sort out accommodation, and we'll be booking something within the next week or so. In the meantime, more people are welcome to join. If you post asap, you might be able to get in the same accommodation with us. If you post after we've booked, you'll have to arrange your own accommodation (but if two or more people join later they can figure out something together etc.)

There's no deadline for declaring your interest to attend. Even if you are in town for just one day, we can arrange to meet up with you if you tell us a day or so in advance.
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Unread postby Bread » 14 Jan 2019 22:15

I'd love to join you guys for a couple of days. I can probably get all eight free.
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Unread postby icycalm » 14 Jan 2019 22:37

Hey man, I added you to the Discord chat. Not sure what your post means though. "Couple of days" is a completely different thing from "all eight". If you want to stay with us you will have to book an Airbnb with us asap for the entire week. Otherwise you can arrange your own accommodation and just meet up with us whichever days you want. We'll talk more about it via DM.
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