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Title: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: DrCool on May 11, 2011, 07:02:50 PM
Welcome Guys.

It would be an fun roll call to see who was an the various function over the years.  An old Maids forum, and if you were there... post :)

My first outing was Nottingham... a couple at the Duke of York, got to Boston, Florida. Stopped going abroad when WMW got too big imho.
I cannot network 2000 people.


My first public apperance was in Irvine and I went to WMW in Boston, Florida, and the first couple in Vegas. I also have been to Affiliate Summit about 8 or 9 times and a couple other smaller shows.
Title: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: jetboy on May 11, 2011, 10:02:06 PM
Pubcon V in '03. A couple of other Cittie Of York ones IIRC. SEO Roadshows in Edinburgh '05 and Copenhagen '06.
Title: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: eurotrash on May 11, 2011, 11:14:57 PM
Various pubcons since about 2003 including London, Orlando, Vegas, New Orleans (where we lost someone) Cittie of York, Roadshow in Edinburgh, Threadwatch meet, a couple of US SES and a few others.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Peter on May 12, 2011, 06:53:19 PM
Started in 2002, Pubcon in Cittie of York, London.

Been to all UK meets since except Leona's wedding. Edinburgh & Stansted plus some private meetings were highlights.

Looking forward to Bristol - not the web talk, the food ;-)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: 4Eyes on May 12, 2011, 07:25:46 PM
first and 2nd pubcons in London
Boston
Nottingham
most of the UK meets
copehagen
Lisbon
Limerck

Highlights
.. too many, but Lisbon, Edinburgh, Limerick and Copenhagen probably top the list for me
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: jetboy on May 12, 2011, 07:48:21 PM
(http://www.jetboy.co.uk/img/lisbon.jpg)

Ah, shouldn't forget Lisbon. A definite highlight.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: ukgimp on May 12, 2011, 08:04:06 PM
Peter, why did you not make it to Copenhagen?
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: 4Eyes on May 12, 2011, 09:55:10 PM
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Ah, shouldn't forget Lisbon. A definite highlight.

We REALLY should do Lisbon again - I thought the venue was perfect for that size of meeting - the late night poolside meals and drinking sessions were great.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: dougs on May 12, 2011, 10:04:31 PM
wmw Boston
wmw London 2002-4
webmastersinthesun San Diego once and Marbella twice, with the Tour of 888 in Gib by Assif, to show me all the data, as it was my old world......scary after years of looking after Investment bank data centres to see 888 running everything on something so crap:):)

Since 2006 have really hidden away except some of the small events

Now hiding more and more

Doug
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Peter on May 12, 2011, 10:38:05 PM
>> Peter, why did you not make it to Copenhagen?

Because you were going
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: jetboy on May 12, 2011, 10:51:23 PM
@Peter: Is it that time of the evening already? ;)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: mick g on May 12, 2011, 11:05:10 PM
pubcon 5 September 2003, I don't think you could ever forget the Islington hotel atmosphere...that was one hell of a weekend
pubcon 6 February 2004 in Florida
pubcon 6.5 June 2004 London

seo roadshow
London
Edinborough..plus the recon a few weeks earlier

Threadwatch meeting in Stanstead
SES

A4u Christmas party

Syndk8 meetings
Manchester
Shrewsbury twice

smaller group meetings
Brighton
Nottingham 3 times
Chesterfield
Lichfield
Barcelona
Manchester
Lancaster....Leona's wedding

I'm sure I have missed some out but have enjoyed all of them
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: ukgimp on May 12, 2011, 11:06:31 PM
London pubcons

Discrete meetups from 2002. Nottingham, Oxford etc

Stanstead and Copenhagen were brilliant, with Edinburgh being great too.

Missed Lisbon :-(

WITS in San Diego and then Spain was good.

Ahhh I remember the Thistle, drinking too much and having a good one. Great times with some fantastic people.



Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: mick g on May 12, 2011, 11:11:29 PM
oxford, I knew I had missed some out :)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Rupert on May 13, 2011, 06:01:30 AM
Blimey your memory is good Mick!
Pubcon2 Was that Nottingham 2001 about nov time?
Pubcon 3
Pubcon 4 which was Boston 3 or 4?

pubcon 6 February 2004 in Florida remember the swingers?


seo roadshow
London
Edinburgh.
Threadwatch meeting in Stanstead



smaller group meetings

Nottingham 3 times 2001,
Chesterfield 2007?
Lichfield 2010
Manchester 2009
York 2010

Had you not been invited to York Mick? Blimey, I cannot remember the dates now!
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: 4Eyes 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 ;)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Adam C 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
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: PaulH 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
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: nicebloke 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
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: 4Eyes 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
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: 4Eyes 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.
:)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Gurtie 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 :) 
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Rupert 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?
  you tinker.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Zwart on May 13, 2011, 10:30:59 AM
Best thing on my first (twas in Manchester of course) was the room (!) sharing :)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: jetboy 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...
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: mick g 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
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Adam C 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
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Rupert 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.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: mick g 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
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Travoli on May 17, 2011, 03:12:16 AM
L.A., Boston, Orlando, Vegas.  Had a blast every time!
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Black Knight on May 17, 2011, 11:05:58 AM
Too many to list but certainly the first ever Pubcon when Mackin came over was a classic.  Even managed a quiet meal with Mackin the night before.  Of course, I had to pretend the event was a more official 'marketing opportunity' to get there without having to take a day off for it. :D
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: dogboy on May 17, 2011, 01:22:28 PM
wow, you guys not only have good memories, but you also have a good memory:)

Mine is more like: Vegas a bunch of times, New Orleans a few times, England 2X... probably somewhere else(?)... for a bunch of conferences, the names of which I probably didn't know at the time, but probably had three letters in it:) 

Awesome times. I have only a few pictures from Nottingham, otherwise not much except a million hotel rooms, casinos, and bars and faces stored in my head, navigated only by a tag cloud:)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: creative666 on November 03, 2011, 09:02:48 PM
A couple of London pubcons and a few affiliate meetups and thats about it for me
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: oilman on November 03, 2011, 10:33:02 PM
I made it to all pubcons except for the second Boston and pubcon 6.5 (London). I'm missing my first Vegas pubcon next week in favor of a vacation. Brett no officially holds the title for most pubcons by himself.

I was always jealous of the UK meetups yall pulled together. Been way to long since I've seen many of you. I should try and fix that. Many good memories. :)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: ukgimp on November 03, 2011, 11:17:58 PM
That one in Hammersmith with the St Trinians birds was a good one.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: mick g on November 12, 2011, 09:25:15 PM
last time i saw you oilman was pubcon 6.5 at the novotel where we played texas holdem all night and was still up when the hotel was getting the breakfast prepared the following morning, a great night indeed and lots of memories of that meeting
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: oilman on November 29, 2011, 12:08:03 AM
Mick - I think it's been even longer. I didn't make it to 6.5 :)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Leona on May 03, 2012, 12:23:59 AM
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 ;)

Lol yeh that one was a pants meet, far too many non geeks there and all that music and dancing getting in the way of important tin foil hat talk, very inconsiderate, I blame the person that organised that one! It was great you guys came, shame you couldn't come to the after party  ;), but was fantastic to have you there  :-*

I popped my seo meet cherry in Nottingham back in 2002, was it? Also a couple of Nottingham meets after
couple of London pubcons 2004 and one after and then a normal london meet I think
few Manchester meets.

Fond memories of them all (not so fond memories of the hangovers the morning after), I still laugh at some of the business ideas that came out in those meets in the wee hours, none can be repeated in an open forum! :o  To say I was normally one of the youngest there, I was never the last to go to bed! You guys are hard to keep up with :)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: werty on March 28, 2013, 04:40:11 AM
My first Pubcon was Orlando but the first time I met people from the forums was local in Chicago, and then when there was an SES at town Jake was speaking at it.

From there I went to a bunch of other pubcons and many SESs.

I think the last pubcon I went to was in Austin like 4 years back. I have booked New Orleans this year though, just to go.

The other things I went to were WITS - Webmasters In the Sun In Spain & San Diego (2005 & 6?)

Todd are you going to New Orleans? I have not seen you in years.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: nffc on May 07, 2013, 06:43:27 PM
Hmmm

There seems to have been a lot of meetings in Nottingham, more than I have been invited to!

Claims to fame.

Had dogboy round my house, had Seobook sleep on my sofa.

Dogboy was a long time ago, my daughter still remembers him though, great brand :)

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Oh I forgot, had littleman, mackin and family eat fish, chips and mushy peas at my house. Great days!

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I'm not doing this again!

DaveN and toolman sleeping on beanbags in a half plastered spare room.
RC and the awesome louise spreading wonderfulness throughout Nottingham.
Catching ukgimp knocking a quick one out in the bathroom.
4eyes for breakfast.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Mackin USA on May 07, 2013, 06:55:39 PM
Sent this OLD thread to a few MFs Monday.

http://www.webmasterworld.com/forum10009/2247.htm

Makes me feel as good as eating mushy peas
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Rumbas on May 08, 2013, 09:35:54 AM
>Nottingham

One of the nicest places in the UK. The Royal Oak was kind of disappointing, but your house and your lovely family and the dinners and treats was fabulous. We'll get you to go with us to Edinbough next time ;-)
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: ukgimp on May 10, 2013, 09:02:18 AM
>>Catching ukgimp knocking a quick one out in the bathroom.

WTF, you saw that?
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: rcjordan on May 07, 2014, 03:48:49 PM
Mind the gap.

Louise & I ate at Jestine's in Charleston a couple of weeks ago. One of my all-around favorite restaurants.  (And now has a queue even in the off season.)

Anyway, the owner came over and talked for a while. She remembered The Redneck Tour group.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Torben on May 07, 2014, 05:43:28 PM
I still think back on the Redneck Tour from time to time. It was awesome.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Mackin USA on May 12, 2014, 01:12:36 PM
I remember Jestine's when NFFC wanted to taste all my side dishes.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Black Knight on February 25, 2017, 11:45:02 AM
I think my first proper meet-up was Pubcon, the first one, which was all very spontaneous at the time really, hastily put together around the fact that Mike was going to be over here on a trip anyway.
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: Mackin USA on February 25, 2017, 01:31:31 PM
It was my FIRST trip on the London Tube and it was amazing.
Drunk MFs everywhere. And the Birds were wanting "IT"

Good to see ya here BK
Title: Re: Reminiscing on meetups
Post by: jangro on February 28, 2017, 04:40:16 PM
First was Boston WMW where I randomly met jcoronella and drastic. red pill moment.