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Any London meetups?

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Any of you guys in London want to meet up for a beer sometime? I had a couple of friends who were really into ASOIAF, but they moved and I know some other people who are just kind of getting into the show. Would be nice to chill with some people who know the books..

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Hi Watcher in the Dark

We might be having a meet up in London last week of August. Not sure which day yet but I will post in this thread when we've got a date, time and venue sorted out.

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Last week of August sounds good to me, I'm here til mid-September :)

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When you say 'Would be nice to chill with some people who know the books..' do you mean that you want to go out and talk about the books? Because that isn't necessarily the same thing as chilling with people who know the books.

For example, a dozen or so of us from the board went out for beers in London on Friday and nobody mentioned the books at all to my knowledge. When the HBO show first started that would occasionally get a mention among my friends from this board when we're out, but on the whole those of us who read the books 10 yrs + ago are probably not that enthusiastic about getting together to discuss them. Just speaking from my own personal experience of socialising with people from this board.

So you might want to be clear about what you're asking for. :)

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For example, a dozen or so of us from the board went out for beers in London on Friday and nobody mentioned the books at all to my knowledge. When the HBO show first started that would occasionally get a mention among my friends from this board when we're out, but on the whole those of us who read the books 10 yrs + ago are probably not that enthusiastic about getting together to discuss them. Just speaking from my own personal experience of socialising with people from this board.

Actually, the HBO show did come up once that night but only because dalThor swore there was someone at the bar who was the spitting image of the guy who plays Sam Tarly.

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You ruiners! :P

Unlikely it was him, but possible. Last time I saw him he was exiting the BwB party at Eastercon last year promising to be back soon...

But, yes, the show is obviously newer than the books and still ongoing and so it might generate some discussion, that's reasonable.

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Last BwB meet-up I went to (way, way too long ago now) the TV show was talked about quite a bit. But that might only be because Gethin 'Renly' Anthony saw us arranging it on Twitter and decided to gatecrash :)

Disclaimer: that sort of thing is very unlikely to happen ever again. The BwB also does not take responsibility for people deciding to attend BwB events and as a consequence find themelves waking up in a trolley on the roof of a hotel.

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Last week of August sounds awesome if it's happening, Would love to hang out with some fellow forum buddies if you don't mind a noob tagging along?

:)

I'll be supping vodka though - beer is nastay!

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Last BwB meet-up I went to (way, way too long ago now) the TV show was talked about quite a bit. But that might only be because Gethin 'Renly' Anthony saw us arranging it on Twitter and decided to gatecrash :)

My impression was that Jake dragged him along under false pretences :)

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Actually I arranged it directly with Gethin and it was a surprise to me when Jake showed up in his company. I just couldn't say anything about it at the time because Gethin wasn't completely sure if he could make it or not.

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Last BwB meet-up I went to (way, way too long ago now) the TV show was talked about quite a bit. But that might only be because Gethin 'Renly' Anthony saw us arranging it on Twitter and decided to gatecrash :)

Until I disgusted him by throwing up into my pint glass, that was a fun night.

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