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Old 01-23-2008, 09:27 PM   #1
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SUBSIM Meeting 2008

Ok, I've gotten some interest in holding another Subsim meeting in Galveston. We had a successful meeting here in 2004, we had 30 people show up from the US and Europe, we had a special guest (Kelly Asay, President of Tesseraction Games, producer of Enigma: Rising Tide), we were given a great presentation by Capt. Zeb Alford, commanding officer of the USS Shark and USS Sam Houston, we spent the night aboard a WWII submarine, toured a dreadnought battleship, got to help Sharky shop for shoes, got blasted out of our bunks by the Dutch Gang, and we did a lot of fun stuff. Including the first ever look at Silent Hunter III in all its glory in a closed door session. Plus, we just had a ton of fun getting to know each other in person.

So, I'm interesting in finding out how many people we can get for another meeting, Oct 9-12. If we can get enough firm committments, I will begin preparations in July.




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This meeting will include some of the stuff we did the last time and some new stuff:

2008 Meeting Prelim Agenda


There will be special guests with a closed door session of an upcoming subsim, you won't want to miss that. Details to come.

Let's see how many people we can sign up. You Europeans & Canadians should be here in droves, with our weak dollar and cheap travel, you have no excuse not to attend this one.

Send me your City and I'll add it to the map.

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Come on, amigo. I will provide transportation from the airports to your hotel (I'll be the guy with the lighthouse shirt, ya know), and help you manage on the ground. Plus make sure you know it's ok to pass on the right in Texas, how to avoid scorpions, and show you where Santa Anna gave up Texas to Sam Houston.

Links to the previous Sub Meets
2003 London
2004 Galveston
2005 Amsterdam

cheers
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Old 01-23-2008, 10:03 PM   #2
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Awww, would love to be there, but just too far away. Get your butts to this side of the pond, will ya?

OT: Neal, how many have said to you that you look like Steven Seagal? :p
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:39 AM   #3
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Any plans for some Dutch inebriates to fool about with the Cavalla?

SWEEEEEEEEEeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet!!!!!!!! !!

Wifezilla is very interested too! :p
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Old 01-24-2008, 12:45 AM   #4
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Hmmm.

Subsim meeting in Texas.

Hmmmmmmmmm.:hmm:

Kewl!!!

Big WWII submarine....

Uber kewl!!!
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:05 AM   #5
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Knowing that Hunter will probably be there... priceless!
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:36 AM   #6
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That is great advanced notice...I definatley can take the time off..just need to confer with the wife...did a pelim travelocity from here...700$ rnd trip for 3 days with hotel and a car...not too shabby.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:49 AM   #7
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I've been waiting to hear news about this.
You can count me in Neal.

How do we go about confirming this with you ?

I want to reserve a spot.
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Old 01-24-2008, 01:57 AM   #8
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Hey Neal...

I'll be in Australia shortly before that...meaning I'd be travelling 13452km (8359m straight line) to get there.

Doing the maths: two flights to LAX, one to Dallas, one to Houston, car to Galveston arriving 28 hours later. I think it's doable. Last time I was in TX I drove from Dallas to Galveston, should have taken the puddle jumper.

Anyone else gonna travel further?
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Old 01-24-2008, 02:22 AM   #9
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I don't think I'll go... I'm just not a social ralley person.

EDIT:

It's nothing personal, it's just that I feel strange when I go to these things.

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Old 01-24-2008, 03:20 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by Neal Stevens
Ok, I've gotten some interest in holding another Subsim meeting in Galveston. We had a successful meeting here in 2004, we had 30 people show up from the US and Europe, we had a special guest (Kelly Asay, President of Tesseraction Games, producer of Enigma: Rising Tide), we were given a great presentation by Capt. Zeb Alford, commanding officer of the USS Shark and USS Sam Houston, we spent the night aboard a WWII submarine, toured a dreadnought battleship, got to help Sharky shop for shoes, got blasted out of our bunks by the Dutch Gang, and we did a lot of fun stuff. Including the first ever look at Silent Hunter III in all its glory in a closed door session. Plus, we just had a ton of fun getting to know each other in person.

So, I'm interesting in finding out how many people we can get for another meeting, Oct 9-12. If we can get enough firm committments, I will begin preparations in June. This meeting will include some of the stuff we did the last time and some new stuff:

2008 Meeting Prelim Agenda


There will be special guests with a closed door session of an upcoming subsim, you won't want to miss that. Details to come.

Let's see how many people we can sign up. You Europeans & Canadians should be here in droves, with our weak dollar and cheap travel, you have no excuse not to attend this one.

Come on, amigo. I will provide transportation from the airports to your hotel (I'll be the guy with the lighthouse shirt, ya know), and help you manage on the ground. Plus make sure you know it's ok to pass on the right in Texas, how to avoid scorpions, and show you where Santa Anna gave up Texas to Sam Houston.

cheers
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I'll be there! I need a new Cavalla hat anyway! Would the USS Texas tour be the FULL tour?:hmm: ....and ZZ Top will be there, yes?

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Old 01-24-2008, 04:47 AM   #11
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I shall have to check what's going on with college. And its a bit of a trip from Barnesville, GA :rotfl:
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:02 AM   #12
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October eh?:hmm: Might be possible. Might have to jump on the same flights as Pioneer to do it.
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Old 01-24-2008, 07:05 AM   #13
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Sounds promising and I would love to attend. Mission this weekend: Check diary and finances.
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Old 01-24-2008, 03:17 PM   #14
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I tried to make the 2004 meeting, only to have things fall apart at the last minute.

Will be trying again for this one, with maybe a little better planning on my part.
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Old 01-24-2008, 04:48 PM   #15
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Anyone from the UK considering going? Just did a prelim check of airfare prices and best I can find is about £450 return. (Doesn't include the voluntary £25.00 carbon credits fee rubbish).
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