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Anyone not going to Pubcon...?
creative craig

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Msg#: 3436 posted 12:06 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Is there anyone out there who isnt going to the conference... where I come from it's called a p**s up, do I sound bitter :(

Anyone at all?

 

jackofalltrades



 
Msg#: 3436 posted 12:08 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

im not. :(

Im aware of the p!ss up beast as well.... :(

TallTroll

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Msg#: 3436 posted 12:26 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Although the beer will be free-flowing, the real beauty of these events is :

1) Drinking the beer in the company of people whose eyes don't glaze over when you talk to them about what you do
2) Plying various SE reps and WebmasterWorld vets with said free beer, and prising little gems of info out of them
3) Getting to network with people whose secretary you would usually have trouble getting in contact with

korkus2000

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Msg#: 3436 posted 12:30 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

There will be more in the future. You should have more chances to go. I'm not going.

ukgimp

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Msg#: 3436 posted 12:39 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

In reponse to the "Attendees" thread I started a non attendees thread.

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Thing is I am UK based so it would not be difficult to get to. Next time me thinks.

creative craig

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Msg#: 3436 posted 12:43 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Mr TallTroll while trying to explain what would happen at the conference you mentioned the word beer twice!

Seems to have a theme, anyway I'll be going to the next one.

heini

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Msg#: 3436 posted 12:44 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Well, whoever thinks I'm going to meet a bunch of top notch bleeding edge web pros just to drink beer is definitely on the wrong track...

Sure there's a socialising side to it, in fact I'm looking very much forward to meeting people I share a good part of my life with.

But apart from that I expect this to become the best business event I ever participated in...

nutsandbolts

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Msg#: 3436 posted 1:43 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

in the company of people whose eyes don't glaze over when you talk to them about what you do

Exactly! ;)

lorax

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Msg#: 3436 posted 2:03 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

I wanted to go but couldn't. Alas, it would be nice to have something a bit closer to home here in New England.

in the company of people whose eyes don't glaze over when you talk to them about what you do

I'll second that! It's nice to speak with someone who can actually stay with me on some of my far flung conceptual ideas!

edit_g

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Msg#: 3436 posted 2:07 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

I had no trouble justifying it to my boss but when it landed in the global boss' inbox he walked over to my desk and laughed. The words were: "I'm not paying for you to go to a pi$$ up!". Can you rename it NetCon, SearchCon, OptimiseCon or someting? It would be much easier.

nutsandbolts

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Msg#: 3436 posted 2:19 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Alas, it would be nice to have something a bit closer to home here in New England.

I'm trying to organise a holiday to New England as we speak... Looks like a beautiful place to live.

lorax

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Msg#: 3436 posted 2:56 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Looks like a beautiful place to live.

We're at peak foliage season as I write this so I HAVE to agree with you! :) But even without the foliage, it is - and yes I'm biased.

Jane_Doe

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Msg#: 3436 posted 3:45 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

> Drinking the beer in the company of people whose eyes don't glaze over when you talk to them about what you do

I've learned I have to describe what I do in 5 words or less, otherwise people lose interest. Right now I've only got it down to 6 word and I think that's too long, but I'm having trouble getting it even shorter - "I sell stuff on the Internet." ;)

I won't be going to Pubcon, but I do hope there's a Barcon this year.

skibum

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Msg#: 3436 posted 5:14 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Drinking the beer in the company of people whose eyes don't glaze over when you talk to them about what you do

YES! for the 4th? time

My employer will shell out a grand or two to send people to SES now and then, but not half that for a trip to the pub:)

A barcon on the east coast would be sweet!

volatilegx

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Msg#: 3436 posted 11:40 pm on Oct 9, 2002 (gmt 0)

Can't make it to the PubCon... was at BarCon... where's the next BarCon (here in the states) going to be?

lorax

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Msg#: 3436 posted 1:14 pm on Oct 10, 2002 (gmt 0)

A barcon on the east coast would be sweet!

Yes, yes it would be - especially if it were here in Vermont at this exact time next year! Foliage, mountain biking, micro-brews, and hearty food. *sigh*

I've never been to one of these events so I'm curious what it would take to put one together. Brett? Anyone?

dingman

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Msg#: 3436 posted 2:14 am on Oct 13, 2002 (gmt 0)

There's no time I miss Maine more than foliage season. And I think the biking in VT might be even better than it is at home... My current state of residence, Indiana, is making things worse right now by running a big tourism campaign based around the idea that they have fall foliage in IN - which is clearly false.

Speaking of hearty NE food, lorax, do you have any idea how one might go about making a boiled dinner vegetarian without ruining it? Even before I was vegetarian I always skipped out on eating the meat part, but since all the flavors blend between everything, I figure you probably need to add some sort of spicing to the thing to replace the corned beef. I don't know how to corn beef, so I don't know what to try.

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