Scottish Giant Bomb meet=up

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#1  Edited By Ninja
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Hey guys,

So, you might not know me, I'm Ninja, also known as John. I was wondering how many Scottish people there are on the community, who would like to meet up and talk about how we all have this mutual love. Obviously this idea is at the early stages, but I bet we going go for a nandos or a pizza hut somewhere in the central belt, depending on where the majority of bombers are from. I spend half my year in Stirling whilst at University, so the central belt is pretty accessible for me.

I guess this idea has came to me since the Giant Bomb World Tour didn't seem to kick-off. Also maybe that bottle of Scotch on the mailbag today made me think more about Scotland as relating to this community.

So what do you guys say? Any interest?

-Ninja out.

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#2  Edited By deerokus

There seem to be more of us than one would expect.

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#3  Edited By Ravenlight

If this turns out to be a thing, I demand a bagpipe cover of the Bombcast theme.

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#4  Edited By James_Giant_Peach

I am not from Scotland, I cannot be a part of this.

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#5  Edited By Ninja

@deerokus said:

There seem to be more of us than one would expect.

So, what you're trying to say is your up for it?

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#7  Edited By Ninja

@Godlyawesomeguy said:

Dude, I would be down to do dumb shit, but I am from California so that isn't really feasible. I love the idea of a Giant Bomb meet-up though so hopefully people jump on board this idea and it goes global.

Well, come to Scotland, it's brilliant!

In all seriousness. I think the idea is good too. I mean us Europeans can't all afford to go to PAX or other Expos, and I'm sure especially in the United Kingdom there are large enough regional groups of Giant Bomb fans that we could have cheap meet-ups to find people who can talk with us all about the things we talk to nobody about.

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#8  Edited By TaliciaDragonsong

Can I come just to swoon over your accents?
 
Awesome, I'll get my rubber boat.

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#9  Edited By thegoldencat7

I am Scottish, but don't live in Scotland. Ach.

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#10  Edited By DWN2550

I would be up for it but depends on what dates we would be shooting for.

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#11  Edited By SpacePenguin

If this happens I would definitely be up it. 
 
Im from Glasgow.

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#12  Edited By Bell_End

@Ravenlight said:

If this turns out to be a thing, I demand a bagpipe cover of the Bombcast theme.

really. i find the bagpipe possibly the mosy annoying sound in the world. on par with christina agularia

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#13  Edited By Ravenlight

@Bell_End said:

@Ravenlight said:

If this turns out to be a thing, I demand a bagpipe cover of the Bombcast theme.

really. i find the bagpipe possibly the mosy annoying sound in the world. on par with christina agularia

Exactly!

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#14  Edited By BSw

Great initiative! We should actually make this a worldwide thing. All GB'ers come together in the capitals of their country/state on the same day somewhere during July or August. That'd be awesome!

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#15  Edited By ItBeStefYo

I'm in edinburgh! meeting strangers is kinda scary though...

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#16  Edited By LukewarmGravity

Might be interested, also from Glasgow, and know of many other GiantBombers here too.

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#17  Edited By jasta

@LukewarmGravity@ItBeStefYo
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There is a a video games/anime convention happening in Dundee this weekend at the Dundee University Student Union. I was there last year and met up with Giant Bomb member rmanthorp, we had a blast and have met up a couple of times since then. I'll be attending again this year but unfortunately rmanthorp won't be able to make it.

This thread couldn't have popped up at a better time as this would be the ideal location for a Scottish meetup.

  



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#18  Edited By light_grenade

Might be interested. From Aberdeen. Stuck with uni work right now though...

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#19  Edited By Wampa1

Glasgow here!

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#20  Edited By jasta

I'll make a thread shortly with more details about the con, don't let me be the only guy kicking about in a Giant Bomb hoodie.

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#21  Edited By Ninja

@light_grenade said:

Might be interested. From Aberdeen. Stuck with uni work right now though...

Yeah same, we might not get this thing actually organised until after the summer, I'm snowed in with Uni work and then have a really busy summer, but it will take time to accumulate all the names of people.

What do people think is the best location though, Glasgow, Edinburgh, somewhere else?

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#22  Edited By Lucien21

I live near Edinburgh.

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#23  Edited By ryoma122

glasgow

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#24  Edited By Navyseils

I'm up for it. I would vote Glasgow as the location, but that's purely because I live here and it would make my attendance far easier.

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#25  Edited By returnofjake

Surely choose the capital, and my home, the glorious Edinburgh!

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#27  Edited By Ninja

Glasgow is the population centre though, if we want to get away from urban sprawl somewhere like stirling might be a good shout?

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#28  Edited By DelroyLindo

im from scotland but in all honestly id find meeting up with a bunch of random people from a forum weird. no offense.

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#29  Edited By jasta

I live in Dunfermline, so I'm equal distance from almost any suggestion.

P.S I also suggest we don't meetup in Dunfermline.

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#30  Edited By Random88

I live in Glasgow

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#31  Edited By TheSkyMarshal

@Ninja: So funny story, I also go to Stirling University. Wanna grab a pint some time? I tried to see if I recognised you from your photo, but I'm left unsure :P

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#32  Edited By Humanoid

@Ninja said:

John
John

Hey guys,

So, you might not know me, I'm Ninja, also known as John. I was wondering how many Scottish people there are on the community, who would like to meet up and talk about how we all have this mutual love. Obviously this idea is at the early stages, but I bet we going go for a nandos or a pizza hut somewhere in the central belt, depending on where the majority of bombers are from. I spend half my year in Stirling whilst at University, so the central belt is pretty accessible for me.

I guess this idea has came to me since the Giant Bomb World Tour didn't seem to kick-off. Also maybe that bottle of Scotch on the mailbag today made me think more about Scotland as relating to this community.

So what do you guys say? Any interest?

-Ninja out.

Stirling eh? I'm from Dunblane, so Stirling is like a ten minute train away. Usually I'm up at Dundee studying ethical hacking, but yeah, I've just about finished so I'll be in Dunblane for 4 months.

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#33  Edited By mongoose

Inverness here, though travel between there and Kinross every weekend. I'm in agreement that it would be strange meeting randoms from a forum however, it's not the craziest thing ever so I suppose I would be in. Studied at Abertay myself, and Perth and now the Scottish school of Forestry!

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#34  Edited By Baillie

Why don't you figure out what you want to do on this meetup and then plan from there. Street fighter tournament you say??

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#35  Edited By returnofjake

Anything except a Street Fighter tournament you say?

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#36  Edited By ItBeStefYo

MK tournament!

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#37  Edited By forkboy

@Mongoose said:

Inverness here, though travel between there and Kinross every weekend. I'm in agreement that it would be strange meeting randoms from a forum however, it's not the craziest thing ever so I suppose I would be in. Studied at Abertay myself, and Perth and now the Scottish school of Forestry!

Ah, another teuchter. I shouldn't be surprised, this site has a pretty big userbase, but sometimes it's hard not to feel I'm the only one in this town with an internet connection!

As far as the general "meeting internet people" thing, it's not actually that odd. I used to post regularly on the Download Festival forums & since have made several really close friends off there. Most people online are pretty normal & decent in person, though of course there are the exceptions.

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#38  Edited By mercutio123

@BSw said:

Great initiative! We should actually make this a worldwide thing. All GB'ers come together in the capitals of their country/state on the same day somewhere during July or August. That'd be awesome!

This.

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#39  Edited By giant_frying_pan

Based in Glasgow, but would be willing to go to a meet-up in Edinburgh, or most places in Scotland, really.

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#41  Edited By swamplord666

if you guys decide to do it in edinburgh, give me a shout.

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#42  Edited By giant_frying_pan

Seemed like the best place to note this: walked past someone on Sauchiehall Street earlier today with a Lincoln Force t-shirt on and my brain didn't react quick enough to give a quick high five, fist bump or good ol' Glasgow Kiss or something else equally cringeworthy. So hello, unknown fellow Glaswegian Giant Bomb fan!

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#43  Edited By Wolfrum_920

I`d be up for it. I live in Glasgow, so, that`d be cool with me! I know a pretty gd bar near my house, if we were looking for somewhere to meet up.

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#44  Edited By DAFTPUNK

RANGERS

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#45  Edited By giant_frying_pan

Are doomed :p