OK, well I appreciate that I'm probably not that well known around here because I tend to lurk rather than actually post. There are probably already other posts relating to this onetoo, but I haven't seen any and a quick search turned up nothing. Mods, please point me in the right direction if I'm wrong.
To get to the point, I was watching the video of the Giant Bomb 1 year party and I thought "hey, we should do that in the UK". It would be cool to put faces to names, plus it's not often that you're presented with an oppurtunity where you're surrounded by complete strangers who you know for a fact have a common interest, so we might all make some friends. I don't think it would be too hard, unless you live in Northern Ireland or the remotest parts of Scotland, most parts of the UK are no more than 6 hours away on a train and the fare can be found cheap if you know what you're looking for. Also, it's the summer holidays right now, so university and college students are all available, and we could do it on a Saturday to help out people with full time jobs.
Like I said, the idea has probably been bandied around before, but I've seen nothing concrete. Well, if we can get a reasonable number of people that would definitely come, I'll organise it. I recently got 4 of us on a 4 night holiday to the Isle of Wight for £60, so you can trust that I can do this stuff :P What I want basically is a show of interest, and possibly some ideas on where people live and where they think would be good. I would vote for Birmingham since it has good rail, air and road links and is relatively central. However, I live just 40 minutes away so it seems incredibly biased to say that, and I'm sure someone can can up with a better idea. It's a shame that Omega Sektor in Birmingham shut down, that place was ideal.
So there it is UK people, tell me what you think. If people want this, we can make it happen. I made a Facebook group called "Giant Bomb UK" too if people want to pop on there and make themselves known. Thanks.
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