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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #15 on: May 13, 2011, 07:22:29 AM »
Crikey - I forgot we that we had so many meetings!

Really hard to pick the best from them - they were all great.

re:  Leona's Wedding
That one sucked though - we drove all that way to meet with Leona, and she spent most of her time poncing round in a fancy dress talking to some other bloke - so bloody inconsiderate ;)

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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2011, 08:00:03 AM »
pubcon 2003, Citie of York/Islington hotel and a few more London ones
pubcon 2004 in Orlando
Stansted Threadwatch in 2005
Citie of York SEO Roadshow 2005 as well?

The odd SES/ London SEO event but not for a few years now.

Popped in for a bit of a Brighton meeting

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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #17 on: May 13, 2011, 08:16:22 AM »
1st and should have been last ;) - Threadwatch meeting in Stanstead
Still can't forget all those irish dancers at the syndk8 meet  :o one classy hotel
Nottingham was great despite the 100 taxi home  ;D

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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #18 on: May 13, 2011, 08:25:06 AM »
Ha, that was a classic Mick. Thank God you (and Ian) were there for me to hide behind

Ah look - the original thread :)  http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum7/306.htm

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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #19 on: May 13, 2011, 08:34:55 AM »
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Just a thought - why don't we hire a room / bar somewhere for a day?
.. a quote from Mr 'Nicebloke'

This changed it from a few mates meeting for a drink to a 'proper meeting'

Credit due NB

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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #20 on: May 13, 2011, 08:39:59 AM »
... and worth mentioning, the Bristol meeting is very close the ten year anniversary of the original Pubcon.
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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #21 on: May 13, 2011, 09:56:06 AM »
heh. You going to phone Brett and invite him?


Threadwatch was my first, I regret never having made the pubcons in what are sometimes described as the good old days, and sometimes as hell on earth :) 

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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #22 on: May 13, 2011, 09:57:16 AM »
Ha! So, then NFFC found the spot.  might have guessed it.  

First time I met Mark properly, I had had too many beers and we were in a fast food Chicken outlet at about 2am. Which meet I cannot remember.

(That is not a measure of me being drunk, just old age ;D)

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heh. You going to phone Brett and invite him?
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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #23 on: May 13, 2011, 10:30:59 AM »
Best thing on my first (twas in Manchester of course) was the room (!) sharing :)

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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2011, 05:20:54 PM »
Adam, I've got a vague recollection that you, and a guy who went by the nic of VinceVinceVince on WMW were the first people I spoke to at Pubcon V. Could be wrong though...

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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2011, 06:39:14 PM »
>>>remember the swingers
how could you forget that night Rupert :)

I have been to York but it was only a small group when Drew and his wife was over from the states and they traveled down from Scotland

the memories I will always cherish are:-
1..the excellent restaurants I have dined in, Orlando was steak to die for, Barcelona was just exceptional food, Nottingham the best Japanese restaurant I have eaten in ( hang on a minute its the only Japanese restaurant i have eaten in :) )
2..DaveN and myself at the Stanstead meeting whilst sat eating our evening meal with tears rolling down our faces laughing at Peter Kay jokes and comments
3..Barcelona, RC was over in Europe and 12 of us met up.....what a weekend, I will never ever forget that
4..spending 2 - 3 hours in a car with 4eyes traveling to various meeting........priceless
5..300 people in the hotel lobby at pubcon 5, the atmosphere was unbelievably friendly and helpful with people sharing ideas and giving advice
6..when buckworks walked into the computer room at the hotel in Orlando and scared me to death with the opening line " right who want to talk about the internet then" I just stood there and froze as I was still wet behind the ears and lacking confidence when it came to discussing web related stuff at that time and especially with someone i had never met before

many other fantastic memories too these are just what came to mind

one thing i must say though even though Brett is not the best liked person on the planet anymore, if it was not for me being a member of webmasterworld I would never of heard of pubcon and not met all the members here and many more elsewhere...so a big thanks to everyone
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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2011, 08:13:18 AM »
Adam, I've got a vague recollection that you, and a guy who went by the nic of VinceVinceVince on WMW were the first people I spoke to at Pubcon V. Could be wrong though...

quite possibly.  I'm sure we've met at some point.  SEO Roadshow if not pubcon

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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2011, 09:56:05 AM »
Mick,

Just because in Bolton Swinging is an every day event,   :-* in Derbyshire it doesn't happen so often. So yes, I remember. :)

I remember none of them looking very happy either......

but I didn't hang at the door waiting for them to walk through.
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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2011, 10:07:34 AM »
yeah i forgot Derbyshire is into incest rather than swinging, keep it in the family and all that :)

what was sick was the woman on the calipers being escorted to the large room by the guy wearing the d##k Turpin mask
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Re: Reminiscing on meetups
« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2011, 03:12:16 AM »
L.A., Boston, Orlando, Vegas.  Had a blast every time!