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Postby Rakis » 07 Mar 2008 22:36

orald wrote:I think it'd be great for some to dress up as HM or BG... :wink:

I'll dress as Duncan and claim to be no stud..but we all know he always ends up that way. :P


Think of all the Fish Speaker look-a-like that you will have to turn down... :lol:
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Postby orald » 07 Mar 2008 22:46

Rakis wrote:Think of all the Fish Speaker look-a-like that you will have to turn down... :lol:

Turn down? :? Me no speaking English good, what is "turn down"? :P
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Postby SandChigger » 21 Apr 2008 23:38

BUMP!

So? This died off pretty quick didn't it?

Since a full-blown con seems to be a bit beyond our means and motivation levels to organize, how about a series of mini-cons? ;)
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

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Postby orald » 22 Apr 2008 02:58

I'm sure you americans will have a great time at your cons.
Mandy still isn't done paying for a ticket to Florida for me. :(
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Postby SandChigger » 22 Apr 2008 03:10

Well, I assume that by the time we get a real one together you'll have saved up enough shekels to be able to come.

(How much does a flight to Europe and/or North America cost? Have you checked?)
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

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I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby orald » 22 Apr 2008 03:18

Lol, if I had saved enough money I wouldn't spend it on a flight to the USA for that anyway, at least not now. :P

I imagine it's just a few hundred dollars, inflights and busses etc to the USA and provisions...around 1000$ at least.
It's a tidy sum but not that bad if you save for a while though.

But then again, I fare poorly at such meetings, I barely joined some Israeli LoTR society meetings here, and this is a small country.
I remember the first time I went was still in the army(going there straight from a day's torture at my base), and it was only because it was in my city.
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Postby SandChigger » 22 Apr 2008 05:46

Wall flower, huh?

Me, too. I hate conferences, as a matter of fact.

:shock:

So why am I trying to get this one going?! :?

Never mind, y'all, let's forget about this, OK? :D
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Postby Freakzilla » 22 Apr 2008 06:57

Don't worry, we'll get him drunk and stoned and he'll be the life of the party!

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Postby Fantômas » 22 Apr 2008 07:47

Freakzilla wrote:Don't worry, we'll get him drunk and stoned and he'll be the life of the party!

:P


then, I can use him for target practice. .22 magnum will do :wink:

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Postby Nekhrun » 22 Apr 2008 08:10

SandChigger wrote:BUMP!

So? This died off pretty quick didn't it?

Since a full-blown con seems to be a bit beyond our means and motivation levels to organize, how about a series of mini-cons? ;)

I'm still in.

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Postby orald » 22 Apr 2008 08:28

I always knew Freak wanted me drunk for his naughty pleasures. :shock:

chigger wrote:Wall flower, huh?

Uh...?
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Postby Fantômas » 22 Apr 2008 09:32

orald wrote:I always knew Freak wanted me drunk for his naughty pleasures. :shock:

chigger wrote:Wall flower, huh?

Uh...?



It is like a zero to the left. :lol:

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Postby SandChigger » 22 Apr 2008 11:43

fantomas wrote:then, I can use him for target practice. .22 magnum will do :wink:

Yes, please bring firearms, by all means. :roll:

(It's a Dune con, not your fricking local NRA meeting. Hmmm. Does taking them across state lines up your jail time?)

(Orald, are you not familiar with "wall flower"? "A person who has no one to dance with or who feels shy, awkward, or excluded at a party." ;) )
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I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby Omphalos » 22 Apr 2008 12:21

So where are we going to do this DuneCon? And when? I can travel, and Im willing to.

If we are going to do it, I say we do it in Las Vegas. Not only is there a ton to do when we get glassy-eyed talking about Dune, but the flights there are cheap, food is cheap, hotel rooms are cheap, and male hookers for orald are cheap. What do you all say?

The only other alternative I see is going to where the concentration of us is highest. That seems to be New Mexico (for some strange reason) with Robspierre, TMB and Spicelon, but getting in and out of there is not cheap, or convienant.

Or, you could make it easiest for me and Ragabash, and just come to Sacramento!

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Postby SandChigger » 22 Apr 2008 12:31

(Do you mean a full conference or just an informal get-together? ;) )

I'm basically game any time...as long as I'm on that side of the Big Water and have some advance warning. :D
I have heard of only one mistake that doesn’t have an explanation for a careful reader...with an open mind. (And, no, I’m not going to tell you what it is!) —KJA

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I...had written a bunch of Star Wars and X-Files books...that proved not just that I'm a hack, but that I could write in somebody else's universe... —KJA

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Postby orald » 22 Apr 2008 14:03

I think prostitution is bad.
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Postby Omphalos » 22 Apr 2008 14:13

orald wrote:I think prostitution is bad.


I was only joking anyway. Sorry if I offended.

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Postby Nekhrun » 22 Apr 2008 14:20

Omphalos wrote:If we are going to do it, I say we do it in Las Vegas. Not only is there a ton to do when we get glassy-eyed talking about Dune, but the flights there are cheap, food is cheap, hotel rooms are cheap, and male hookers for orald are cheap. What do you all say?

Agreed.

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Postby orald » 22 Apr 2008 14:22

Not offended, I just wanted to mention it if the topic already rose.
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Postby Spicelon » 22 Apr 2008 14:22

Omphalos wrote:The only other alternative I see is going to where the concentration of us is highest. That seems to be New Mexico (for some strange reason) with Robspierre, TMB and Spicelon, but


Vegas is teh Phoop! But Albuquerque or Santa Fe sound good. How about Key West? Orald would LOVE that.
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Postby Freakzilla » 22 Apr 2008 14:23

Omphalos wrote:
orald wrote:I think prostitution is bad.


I was only joking anyway. Sorry if I offended.


It's pretty good in Germany. :wink:
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Postby Spicelon » 22 Apr 2008 14:24

Freakzilla wrote:
Omphalos wrote:
orald wrote:I think prostitution is bad.


I was only joking anyway. Sorry if I offended.


It's pretty good in Germany. :wink:


You beat me to it. I was going to tell Orald that he needs to move to where the prostitution is better.
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Postby orald » 22 Apr 2008 14:26

Let me rephrase that then.

Prostitution is the devil I say! :evil:
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Postby Omphalos » 22 Apr 2008 15:07

So at the DuneCon as you try to nail each one of us in turn, all we have to do is quote you a price and you'll leave us alone? :wink:

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Postby HoosierDaddy » 22 Apr 2008 15:17

This is reminding me of a trip I took on business to Vancouver many years ago. There were 10 of us, 4 woman and 6 men. We rented 2 virtually identical white cars at the airport.

Driving to dinner one night took us past a red light district. We joked at dinner about 2 hookers that were working a particular street corner. One was rather overweight, wearing a tiger outfit.

On the way back (we were following behind the other car a few blocks), we had to stop at the light where the 2 hookers were working. The tiger lady walked over to us, looked intensely in the car, we said "hi", she straightened up, and walked back to stand with her friend.

Apparently she thought that a white car with 5 people (2 women, 3 men) was circling the block, interested in doing business. It wasn't until the next morning at breakfast did we add things together, and what was behind that intense stare.

Even the 4 women in the group had a big laugh. Moral of the story: Be careful about taking on more than you can handle.


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