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Other meetup locations

Postby QuantumTroll » Wed Jun 27, 2007 3:43 am UTC

I'm going to be almost exactly 6,000 km away from the meetup in September.

The Brits appear to be organizing their own thing, even though they're about 1,000 km closer, the lazy bums. The Aussies are, of course, completely boned. Apparently even some Americans are too lazy to drive a thousand miles to Massachussets, and I thought they loved driving. I guess some love being lazy even more ;)

I'm guessing there may be other lumps of xkcd fandom that would be interested in hanging out for a day if it's closer. How about people post their location here if they're interested in a mini-meetup.

I'll be in Uppsala, and I'm betting there's another Swedish reader in that area. What do you say?

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Postby Solt » Wed Jun 27, 2007 8:42 am UTC

The Bay Area. I realize that's ambiguous if you're not from around here, so I'm referring to San Francisco and surrounding metropolis, particularly East Bay but it shouldn't make a difference.
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Postby __Kit » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:01 am UTC

Yeah me Spit and pollywog are going to have a mini-meetup via a paint ball match

/joking (I'm so lonely)
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Postby SpitValve » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:13 am UTC

__Kit wrote:Yeah me Spit and pollywog are going to have a mini-meetup via a paint ball match

/joking (I'm so lonely)


There are a couple more of us who don't post that often...

Anyway, I'm moving to Nova Scotia in September, so I'm actually going to be fairly close :) (something like 600km instead of 10000km...)

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Postby __Kit » Wed Jun 27, 2007 9:16 am UTC

SpitValve wrote:
__Kit wrote:Yeah me Spit and pollywog are going to have a mini-meetup via a paint ball match

/joking (I'm so lonely)


There are a couple more of us who don't post that often...

Anyway, I'm moving to Nova Scotia in September, so I'm actually going to be fairly close :) (something like 600km instead of 10000km...)


O right, you two were the only that came to mind :oops: I also (jokingly) invite all other NZxkcdians!
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Postby arbivark » Mon Jul 16, 2007 7:34 pm UTC

maybe some kind of webcam telepresence thingy?

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Postby Puzzlemaker » Thu Jul 26, 2007 5:26 pm UTC

What might be better is to just gather up information of everyones location who wishes to meet up, then find the density centers of those locations to decide the meeting points.

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Postby SpitValve » Thu Jul 26, 2007 10:18 pm UTC

Puzzlemaker wrote:What might be better is to just gather up information of everyones location who wishes to meet up, then find the density centers of those locations to decide the meeting points.


That's speaking like an xkcder :) I think there's a (flickr?) map or something somewhere.

That or someone could hack something up in perl :P

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Postby Puzzlemaker » Thu Jul 26, 2007 11:51 pm UTC

SpitValve wrote:
Puzzlemaker wrote:What might be better is to just gather up information of everyones location who wishes to meet up, then find the density centers of those locations to decide the meeting points.


That's speaking like an xkcder :) I think there's a (flickr?) map or something somewhere.

That or someone could hack something up in perl :P


8 posts and I am already an xkcder. Well, 9, counting this one.

Flickr sounds good; the hardest part would be gathering the data and applying natural boundaries.

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Postby SpitValve » Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:33 am UTC

Not flickr! Frappr. Why can't these things have easy names?

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Postby Puzzlemaker » Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:34 am UTC

SpitValve wrote:Not flickr! Frappr. Why can't these things have easy names?


Err, right. Thats what I was thinking. Why didn't I catch that?

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Postby redthegreat » Sun Jul 29, 2007 12:16 am UTC

I'm in California "Pacific Palacades" down the road from Micheal Jacksons :D in late October if there is a meet then?

Visiting family, but if there is a meet then thats cool, I don't expect there to be one but its worth a shot. :D
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