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ePlaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby International Incident » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:07 pm

Eplaya Meet & Greet
• Wednesday night 6-9 pm
• Barbie Death Camp (address to be advised)


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Decided that today is a good day to start talking about the Meet and Greet for 2013.

Lessons from 2012

1. The roping off and bouncers worked well - but next time make sure the name tags are picked up earlier so that it's easier to spot interlopers.
2. Make sure the wine tasting isn't doubled booked in the What, When, Where Guide.
3. Drink less espresso martini

I'm sure there is a bunch more.

So tell me, what did you like and what could have been done better?

(By posting this it does not mean that I am taking on running the damn thing in 2013).
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby Trishntek » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:22 pm

It would have been better if I had saved a jelloshot for Fishy,,, she was late DAMMIT!

I wish I would have pursued certain opportunities more aggressively.

More Vegemite for a legitimate comparison!

Make more time to talk with those who either avoid me or seem aloof for whatever reason.
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby ygmir » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:43 pm

it was so great Mel!!!
I'd say, pre made name tags and tighter control on self made "as they show up". Seemed lots of interlopers just filled one out and were in anyway
But, it was one of the best nights, I've ever had.......BRC or anywhere, any time.
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby Patsh » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:45 pm

It might be handy for the relatively dimwitted (such as myself)
to have a picture of people's avatar by their name on the tags.

It seemed to help some, last year, though they were too small to see from a distance.

I have such a poor memory for names,
and was thrilled to find how to show them with all the fantastic pics by Turtleburp.
(Wish there were even more!!)

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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby Ratty » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:47 pm

Hi, I enjoy talking to everyone here and was kind of puzzled when I got to the meet n greet. Yes, it was roped off. I was on the outside. Everyone I wanted to meet was on the inside. When I finally got in, (around 7:30), lots of people had run off to the core burn. Did I crash the party. I dunno. I thought 1,000 posts about it meant everyone was welcome. Once I jumped the rope I felt welcome and got to meet you-all face to face. It was great!! Being shunned, not so great.
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby Elliot » Sun Sep 30, 2012 7:52 pm

I finally made it to the M&G and loved it. (Next year show up on time and stay later -- avoid 6 AM shift Friday morning. And maybe drink a bit less :roll: .)

Wonder if we could recruit someone with good handwriting to write nametags? Some of us, such as me, are incapable of writing even our own names legibly, even sober. I suspect I missed some people I would have liked to talk to because I could not read their tag. (Or they were avoiding me, since my tag was very legible. :shock: ) (Thank you for writing my tag this year, somebody!)

Question: Would chocolate be welcome? Fancy European chocolate confections? I may be able to bring some over during the winter, and I can keep them from melting until the M&G. (Silly question, right?)

EDIT: Ah, I don't type fast enough, regarding name tags! :lol:
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:18 pm

I loved Red's handwriting. I kept that nametag around to admire it for a few days.


(Maybe I should have saved it. I have so much crap. I'm afraid of losing the good stuff--or worse, not respecting it properly. But I cannot spend my life saving the good stuff to the point where there is no room for Fishy.)
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby Elorrum » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:53 pm

theCryptofishist wrote: But I cannot spend my life saving the good stuff to the point where there is no room for Fishy.

crystalline. but doesn't living in a fish bowl give the illusion of unfocused ever expanding space?
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:55 pm

Elorrum wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote: But I cannot spend my life saving the good stuff to the point where there is no room for Fishy.

crystalline. but doesn't living in a fish bowl give the illusion of unfocused ever expanding space?

Maybe that's what my problem is...
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby jkisha » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:15 pm

I can make the name tags with the avatars for this year.
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby Patsh » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:29 pm

jkisha wrote:I can make the name tags with the avatars for this year.


Yay jkisha!!!
You made last year's, right? (2011)
They were so nice... I still treasure mine!

Is there a possibility of making the avatar pic a bit bigger?
(I don't look at all like my avatar... :shock:
there are still a bunch of folks out there who are convinced I'm a man because of it!)

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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby jkisha » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:35 pm

Triken wrote:
jkisha wrote:I can make the name tags with the avatars for this year.


Yay jkisha!!!
You made last year's, right? (2011)
They were so nice... I still treasure mine!

Is there a possibility of making the avatar pic a bit bigger?
(I don't look at all like my avatar... :shock:
there are still a bunch of folks out there who are convinced I'm a man because of it!)

:D

Actually, I think that the board made the avatars bigger by default this year. But I'll do my best to make them as large as possible.

Yup, I did the ones for 2011.
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby Patsh » Sun Sep 30, 2012 10:44 pm

jkisha wrote:
jkisha wrote:I can make the name tags with the avatars for this year.


Actually, I think that the board made the avatars bigger by default this year.

Yup, I did the ones for 2011.


I thought the 'making the avatar bigger' was an option...
seems I actually wrote down the procedure, and then promptly lost it. :?
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby Elliot » Sun Sep 30, 2012 11:42 pm

Avatars can now be the size of mine. But people have to upload new ones of this size. They don't grow by themselves.
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Postby Drawingablank » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:44 am

jkisha wrote:I can make the name tags with the avatars for this year.

Yay, I still have mine from 2011 framed and hanging on the wall.
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby Drawingablank » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:49 am

International Incident wrote:So tell me, what did you like and what could have been done better?

(By posting this it does not mean that I am taking on running the damn thing in 2013).


This year went off quite smoothly and the only improvement I can suggest is arranging the couches a bit differently so the aisle by the food is not so tight.
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Postby ygmir » Mon Oct 01, 2012 7:58 am

maybe more "make out " space.
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Postby pizzamancer » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:14 am

Try to make it in 2013. I always remember about the meet and greet after it ends.
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Postby Lassen Forge » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:17 am

Find out WHERE BDC&WB is BEFORE the M&G!!!
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Postby lucky420 » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:21 am

Love,love,love my 2011 name tag!

The party was great Mel. As far as suggestions or improvements? Can't think of any at this time...

I will not be such a puss and bring my camera next time though. Thanks turtle burp for all your great pics!
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Oct 01, 2012 8:28 am

The easiest way to make the M&G a great success again in 2013 is to have Mel (if she'll even do it again) handle the logistics, what she says goes, and if anyone doesn't like it, tough. I recall jkisha bitching last year about the food and the interlopers, and those problems were solved. Not because of me or jkisha, but because Mel kicked ass and took names. We could all learn a lesson on the necessity of an enlightened dictatorship when running something as cat-herding intensive as the M&G. YMMV, but I doubt it.
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby ygmir » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:04 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:The easiest way to make the M&G a great success again in 2013 is to have Mel (if she'll even do it again) handle the logistics, what she says goes, and if anyone doesn't like it, tough. I recall jkisha bitching last year about the food and the interlopers, and those problems were solved. Not because of me or jkisha, but because Mel kicked ass and took names. We could all learn a lesson on the necessity of an enlightened dictatorship when running something as cat-herding intensive as the M&G. YMMV, but I doubt it.


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Postby Sail Man » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:44 am

ygmir wrote:
Dr. Pyro wrote:The easiest way to make the M&G a great success again in 2013 is to have Mel (if she'll even do it again) handle the logistics, what she says goes, and if anyone doesn't like it, tough. I recall jkisha bitching last year about the food and the interlopers, and those problems were solved. Not because of me or jkisha, but because Mel kicked ass and took names. We could all learn a lesson on the necessity of an enlightened dictatorship when running something as cat-herding intensive as the M&G. YMMV, but I doubt it.


we all love Mel.........."fairdinkum"........


Who ya kidding, ya big lug. You love everybody ;) lol
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby wh..sh » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:46 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:I recall jkisha bitching last year about the food and the interlopers, and those problems were solved.

I might have mingled with some non-eplayan folks at MnG and I might have had a good time.
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Postby Savannah » Mon Oct 01, 2012 10:55 am

Dr. Pyro wrote:The easiest way to make the M&G a great success again in 2013 is to have Mel (if she'll even do it again) handle the logistics, what she says goes, and if anyone doesn't like it, tough. I recall jkisha bitching last year about the food and the interlopers, and those problems were solved. Not because of me or jkisha, but because Mel kicked ass and took names. We could all learn a lesson on the necessity of an enlightened dictatorship when running something as cat-herding intensive as the M&G. YMMV, but I doubt it.


Agreed. Fantastic Meet & Greet.

(If there were uninvited guests, it would seem that they were greatly reduced. I had a wonderful dinner!)
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Re: Eplaya Meet and Greet 2013 - What are you doing?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:01 am

I am doing nothing. Maybe I'll bring a bottle, but no commitments.
Especially as I may not be there.

(I'm a little lost without the idea of hte burn to guide me, but I think that makes it... something...)
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Postby thisisthatwhichis » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:10 pm

Making sure that Piney and I make it. We missed this last year, for the first time ever..... Playa Regrets..... :cry:
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Postby trilobyte » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:17 pm

Hoping it won't be on the same night as the CORE burn, as I'd like to try and go...
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Postby Dr. Pyro » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:31 pm

Simple solution: Move the Core Burn to some night other than Thursday.
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Postby graidawg » Mon Oct 01, 2012 12:39 pm

ygmir wrote:maybe more "make out " space.


didn't have any problems there.

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I am sure you where there........


loved the meet n greet Mel was an awesome host, it really could not have been better.
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