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#1 Edited by James_Hayward (480 posts) -

edited 1st July

We're having a Giant bomb meetup at Meltdown London on the 5th of July to raise a glass (or several) together in Ryan's memory one year on from his passing. Perhaps sharing in a video or two of some of his finest Ryan-Davis-dumb moments together...

Meltdown is an e-sports bar with several screens, PCs, and consoles for patrons so, in addition to drinks we'll be able to play some video games (Gang beasts & others) and perhaps some Cards against Humanity?

The venue is 15 mins walk (or 5 mins bus) from Kings Cross train station. (342 Caledonian Road, N1 1BB). Kings Cross is connected to six London underground lines and can be easily reached from all major London train stations.

Start time - 8pm

End (the bar closes at 1.30am)

#2 Posted by LackingSaint (1854 posts) -

As I said in the message, i'll be out of the county in that time-frame, but duders should come to this!

#3 Posted by Matt (968 posts) -

I'm always up for community shenanigans, count me in!

#4 Posted by Optix12 (625 posts) -

This sounds like a good plan, im not too far via train and that time frame is somewhat clear for me.

#5 Posted by forkboy (1174 posts) -

Hope it goes well & is fun, but yeah, London is a 12 hour, £150 train ride away.

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#7 Posted by mracoon (4978 posts) -

I'd definitely be up for a GB community meetup. Let me know when you decide a date.

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#8 Posted by Splodge (1951 posts) -

Hmmm ill pin this. I wouldn't mind a decent meet up for a bit of craic, and I got some friends in London I haven't seen in a while. Dublin to London is piss cheap nowadays. Good be a good larf boieee

#9 Posted by craigymail (209 posts) -

I would be up for it seeing as, I am about an hour a way from London and want to get into this community more! :)

#10 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

I will definitely be down for this. I am only an hour or so away in Hampshire, pretty easy train ride.

#11 Posted by mattjam3000 (445 posts) -

Also if you can confirm X amount of people, and inform Meltdown im sure they would do something special, like setup divekick machines etc.

#12 Edited by James_Hayward (480 posts) -

@mattjam3000 said:

Also if you can confirm X amount of people, and inform Meltdown im sure they would do something special, like setup divekick machines etc.

I was thinking about this too. Perhaps organise some kind of a Ryan-themed gaming session. Does anyone have a suggestion for Ryan-ish games to play?

I'm happy to get in touch with Meltdown and co-ordinate this. I'll come back to the thread with possible dates for the meetup depending on what they say.

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#14 Edited by Lysergica33 (542 posts) -

I would love to come to this. I'll be in London from around July 10th or so through until august recording with my band, so if it's any time after that I'll be there

#15 Posted by rahulricky (264 posts) -

Assuming I'm free I'll be there.

London Game Space could be another decent game-themed venue for this, although it's in Dalston so probably less convenient than KX.

#16 Posted by Gatehouse (709 posts) -

Sounds awesome, if you could get a date all sorted out, then I'll be able to say if I can make the journey down from Cheshire.

#17 Posted by OtakuGamer (1285 posts) -

I'm interested. I'll keep this thread in mind.

#18 Posted by Unilad (580 posts) -

Live in Central London, will definitely come.

#19 Edited by Vivek (517 posts) -

Im up for this Meltdown or elsewhere. If we need help setting this up, message me I do not mind helping organising.

#20 Posted by MAJID (222 posts) -

Important question: will there be a rousing chorus of 'One Ryan Davis; There's only one Ryan Davis, One Ryan Davis....'?

#21 Posted by PilotXIan (103 posts) -

London is only a 40 minute train journey for me. I'd definitely be interested in coming along to raise a glass.

#22 Edited by Cryotorched (9 posts) -

I'll be there, will be cool to meet some other duders and celebrate Ryan's excellence with copious alcoholism!

#23 Posted by zedman (112 posts) -

man would love to come to this bit to far for me though I'm all the way in atherstone

#24 Posted by Fattony12000 (7564 posts) -

I'm nowhere near London, thanks Obama.

#25 Edited by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

I'll be down near london one weekend around then. If it happens to fall on the same weekend, as this, I'll definitely do my best to come.

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#26 Posted by pinner458 (850 posts) -

@splodge said:

Hmmm ill pin this. I wouldn't mind a decent meet up for a bit of craic, and I got some friends in London I haven't seen in a while. Dublin to London is piss cheap nowadays. Good be a good larf boieee

Dubliner here as well, I was thinking a trip to London wouldn't cost much myself, and I have a couple of friends over there too.... Idk if I'd be interested enough though...

#27 Edited by James_Hayward (480 posts) -

I've written to Meltdown proposing a weekend day on either the last weekend of June or any weekend in July. As soon as I hear back from them I'll add prospective dates to the thread.

I'm not sure if it'd be possible to hook up... but if it is, would anyone be up for some 4-player gang beasts ?

#28 Posted by mrcraggle (1979 posts) -

I've written to Meltdown proposing a weekend day on either the last weekend of June or any weekend in July. As soon as I hear back from them I'll add prospective dates to the thread.

I'm not sure if it'd be possible to hook up... but if it is, would anyone be up for some 4-player gang beasts ?

yes, yes yes! I'll defo be up for meeting fellow duders for some Gang Beasts and honour Ryan Davis.

#29 Posted by GerbilsInSpace (39 posts) -

The London meetup sounds really interesting, but it is a little bit too far away from me. Could we also do a Northern meetup also? Looking at the Geoduder project, I'd say Leeds or Manchester looks like a good city for the venue. I'm willing to help organize.

#30 Posted by James_Hayward (480 posts) -

Sounds great to me... if they are far enough apart, I might go northwards for it to join in.

#31 Edited by poperamone (78 posts) -

Sounds good to me!

#32 Posted by mosespippy (4446 posts) -

Maybe it's because it's early morning here, or because I've been sick in bed for 32 hours but I read the title as UK murder meetup. That'd be a pretty different thread.

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#33 Posted by JohnSublime (55 posts) -

We did one last year for Ryan at the Meltdown Bar. Well we were going for my birthday but turned into a tribute to Ryan too. Wasn't that impressed with the Bar at the time but it was just starting out at that point. If you do go have the Jim Raynor: It's divine.

#34 Posted by Otacon (2209 posts) -

Sure! I intended to go to the one last year, but work commitments got in the way at the last minute.

#35 Edited by James_Hayward (480 posts) -

Meltdown got back to me and they're happy to host this.

They recommend a Saturday night which means that potential dates could be:

5th,12th,19th, or 26th of July

The 'International' is on the 19th which would mean that the place would be packed and there probably wouldn't be any opportunity to hook up games to play on that date... but on the other hand it might be cool to have it going on at the same time as the meetup? What do you reckon?

Does anyone have any strong preferences for or against any of those dates?

#36 Edited by Matt (968 posts) -

Well I'm personally going to the International so the 19th wouldn't work for me but don't let that stop you if you want to do it on that day.

#37 Posted by mrcraggle (1979 posts) -

If we're honouring Ryan I feel that the 5th may be the best date

#38 Posted by James_Hayward (480 posts) -

If we're honouring Ryan I feel that the 5th may be the best date

I agree.

I'll give it until the end of the day in case anyone wants to make a case for another date and then I'll get back to Meltdown to confirm.

#39 Edited by Cerberus3Dog (399 posts) -

@james_hayward said:

@mrcraggle said:

If we're honouring Ryan I feel that the 5th may be the best date

I agree.

I'll give it until the end of the day in case anyone wants to make a case for another date and then I'll get back to Meltdown to confirm.

I can't come to this so it's up to you peeps. But do people come together to honor someone's day of passing? Isn't it usually his/her day of birth? I'm conflicted, maybe meeting on the 5th will bring increased group solidarity. Just wanted to share my thoughts.

#40 Posted by mrcraggle (1979 posts) -

@james_hayward said:

@mrcraggle said:

If we're honouring Ryan I feel that the 5th may be the best date

I agree.

I'll give it until the end of the day in case anyone wants to make a case for another date and then I'll get back to Meltdown to confirm.

I can't come to this so it's up to you peeps. But do people come together to honor someone's day of passing? Isn't it usually his/her day of birth? I'm conflicted, maybe meeting on the 5th will bring increased group solidarity. Just wanted to share my thoughts.

It's hard to say as only a small amount of people on the site were actually close to Ryan but I'd say it's fairly common to commemorate someone on the date or close to the date they passed away. We're just trying to respect a great man but if someone feels like doing it so close to the date he passed away is wrong in someone, I'd like to hear it so we can arrange something.

#41 Posted by mattdragn (81 posts) -

I'd be well up for this I reckon! It'll be fun to meet some more GB duders!

#42 Posted by James_Hayward (480 posts) -
#43 Posted by Matt (968 posts) -

Do we have a time on the 5th?

#44 Posted by RazielCuts (2987 posts) -
#45 Posted by mrcraggle (1979 posts) -

How much Gang Beasts and Sports Friends will there be? They're the most E of sports.

#46 Posted by Jensonb (1769 posts) -

Just checked my work rosters and I'm free and clear, so I too shall be there. It's only a run down the Picadilly Line till I'm within walking distance so it'd be crazy not to.

#47 Posted by AssInAss (2744 posts) -

I don't drink alcohol (muslim), would that be a problem?

I'd love to get in some Gang Beasts action.

#48 Edited by James_Hayward (480 posts) -

@mrcraggle said:

How much Gang Beasts and Sports Friends will there be? They're the most E of sports.

I know that they have PCs and consoles hooked up but I didn't want to assume they'd be ok with customers installing software... so I've asked and am waiting to hear back on how they'd feel about using their machines in that way. Gang beasts installs from a USB drive so hopefully they'll be cool with it...

@assinass said:

I don't drink alcohol (muslim), would that be a problem?

I'd love to get in some Gang Beasts action.

No problem at all duder. The more the merrier.

#49 Edited by MattyFTM (14432 posts) -

It's the following weekend, the weekend of the 12th, that I'll be in London. Oh well. Have fun everyone.

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#50 Edited by AssInAss (2744 posts) -

No problem at all duder. The more the merrier.

:D