eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

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eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Dr. Pyro » Thu May 09, 2019 9:33 am

For all you newbies and veterans alike, make sure to drop by Barbie Death Village on Wednesday at 6 p.m. for the annual ePlaya Meet & Greet! One of our sub-camps (likely Hookers and Makers) will be your hosts. All we ask is that you bring something to share (ice, beer, whatever; I'm bringing absinthe) and a splendid time is guaranteed for all.

Moderator note for all to see: THE EPLAYA M&G WILL BE AT THE DESTINY LOUNGE 3D. Location to be announce once placement finishes up. Wednesday, 6:00PM

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by gaminwench » Thu May 09, 2019 10:39 pm

Hi, Doc!

First off, I want to thank you for all of the wonderful years that you have given the Eplaya MnG a lovely home.
I've met *most* of the folks here, although a couple of years I didn't quite remember getting home. WHEEEEE!!!

Based upon last year's Meet and Greet experience, realizing how interesting it was to be in VC and Grai's space, I would suggest that we might consider the idea that the party could 'float' from camp to camp, year to year, giving everyone here the opportunity to host the denizens of Eplaya, if they so desire.

That said, if the Eplaya community likes this proposal, then I would happily offer Destiny Lounge 3D as host camp for this year's MnG.
We're carpeted, 100% shade, out of (most) wind, loaded with comfy couches, with space for ~120, and verrry hosty.

What do y'all think??
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by JohnnyA » Fri May 10, 2019 12:31 am

I've got to say that accidentally finding the Barbie Death Camp in my first year on playa was a really fun experience. :D

Doc himself offering me a totally-unexpected glass of wine only made it (and the playa in general) a more treasured memory.


Having said which ... while I'm still very much an ePlaya newbie, I've got to say that I really like the idea of rotating the annual meet-n-greet around to different camps. Since last year's meet-n-greet was (rather-unexpectedly) in the lovely Hookers and Makers camp instead of BDC ... perhaps it's worth keeping with that trend, and moving it on again this year.

With over 2000 camps out there, and with more of my time being taken up with volunteering or camp duties each year, I don't get out exploring nearly as much as I did in my first year.

Having the meet-n-greet be an opportunity to schedule a specific time to get out and find a new (to me) camp full of people that I have an actual reason to talk to (yep, sorry, I'm another one of the shy folks) ... that seems like a great idea!

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by lucky420 » Fri May 10, 2019 6:37 am

A rotating party you say?
Mmmmmmm?
Sounds like a good time adventure!

A big thank you to Doc & BDC for hosting all these previous years. I too met most of you lovelies in person, in the actual flesh, through the eplaya meet & greet and that probably wouldn’t have happened without Doc and BDC. Big hugs to Doc for being a gracious host throughout the years...that green drink though **shivers**

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Sham » Fri May 10, 2019 7:14 am

The M&G @ BDC&WB introduced me to so many people who became friends over the years. I'm not sure how I would have met them otherwise. Everyone is really awesome and for the record, I met jackass in person and he looks nothing like his avatar. 8)

For all newbies thinking of coming, there are name tags and very easy ways for you to mix into this fun and amazing bunch of fuckos!

This is a pot luck gathering, so bring stuff you like and some to share.

Mixing the location sounds like good plan.

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Dr. Pyro » Fri May 10, 2019 10:18 am

I for one am perfectly happy to have the M&G rotate and am in no way "offended" by the suggestion. Hell, that would only make my life easier. So, that being said, let's start that tradition this year. Who wants to take the reins?

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by gaminwench » Fri May 10, 2019 12:22 pm

*gently takes the reins*

Destiny Lounge 3D will happily host this year.

Big Blue Doggy and I will welcome the eplaya masses on Wednesday at 6 (location TBA, of course; hoping for 3Keyhole Plaza).

We'll want a team to help organize, but we've got time!

YAY!!!
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by ygmir » Sat May 11, 2019 5:38 am

this has been a long standing and wonderful event. I'll echo what others have said about meeting folks, and making friends.
And, a huge thank you to Doc and his camp, for always hosting! It really shows how we can all "mix" in person, ad have a grand time! The disagreements of the anonymous interwebz disappear when we are face to face, see the smiles, and share the hugs (etc).

I think, if indeed GW and BBD do host at Destiny Lounge, it will be just as wonderful. And thanks, for stepping up!

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Skuzzy61 » Sun May 12, 2019 5:26 am

I have not met nearly enough of the ePlaya denizens. Looking forward to meeting more of you this year!

And thank you gaminwench for volunteering your camp to host it. I'll be bringing the cheese waffies and a mixed bag of drink to share among the attendees!

I just hope I can find my way back to our camp that night. :)
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by gaminwench » Sun May 12, 2019 10:22 am

People sleep in our public space often. You wouldn't be the first, last, or ugliest 8) 8)
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Skuzzy61 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:58 pm

gaminwench wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:22 am
People sleep in our public space often. You wouldn't be the first, last, or ugliest 8) 8)
ROFL! Well heck, I am long over due for a good passing out moment!
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by lucky420 » Sun May 12, 2019 4:20 pm

Skuzzy61 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 3:58 pm
gaminwench wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:22 am
People sleep in our public space often. You wouldn't be the first, last, or ugliest 8) 8)
ROFL! Well heck, I am long over due for a good passing out moment!
sharpies... :twisted:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by gaminwench » Sun May 12, 2019 7:42 pm

Got 'em. 8) 8)
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Skuzzy61 » Mon May 13, 2019 4:25 am

lucky420 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 4:20 pm
Skuzzy61 wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 3:58 pm
gaminwench wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 10:22 am
People sleep in our public space often. You wouldn't be the first, last, or ugliest 8) 8)
ROFL! Well heck, I am long over due for a good passing out moment!
sharpies... :twisted:
LOL! Well now,...that is incentive, indeed, to take measure of the consumption of mind numbing stuff. :D
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Sham » Mon May 13, 2019 10:34 am

Brand new name tags in the works for 2019 theme!!!

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Ratty » Mon May 13, 2019 3:55 pm

I'll bring some uninspired crap to eat. (Hard salami and good crackers.) And a bottle of weird liquor. It would be fablous to have the party in 3D. I was dizzy in there without drinking.
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Joeln » Mon May 13, 2019 8:26 pm

Oh yeah!!!
Count on Joel and Annie for this years m & g.

Just don't make me go in the vortex after I've had a few . . .
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by gaminwench » Tue May 14, 2019 2:48 am

I can't go in the Vortex when it's *not* moving.
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Papa Bear » Tue May 14, 2019 10:34 pm

Really hoping to make it back to the meet & greet this year. It’s been a long time.

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Post by lazerfox » Wed May 15, 2019 10:12 am

Where ever the event occurs, just happy I get to see your lovely faces again!! Miss you all!
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Sham » Wed May 15, 2019 10:47 am

Papa Bear wrote:
Tue May 14, 2019 10:34 pm
Really hoping to make it back to the meet & greet this year. It’s been a long time.
Where are you camping? We'll send some "missionaries" to bring you this year. 8)

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by burner von braun » Wed May 15, 2019 11:11 am

Good to see ya lazerfox!

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by lazerfox » Thu May 16, 2019 8:26 am

burner von braun wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 11:11 am
Good to see ya lazerfox!
Thanks! Right back at you BVB! :D
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Post by Papa Bear » Thu May 16, 2019 3:19 pm

Sham wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:47 am
Where are you camping? We'll send some "missionaries" to bring you this year. 8)
Since Astral Headwash is taking the year off, it's Kidsville.

So to some extent, my attendance is predicated on my better half not scheduling a ranger shift that evening and thus being available to ensure that I don't have our 12-year-old in tow. Should be doable.

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Post by Papa Bear » Thu May 16, 2019 3:21 pm

Papa Bear wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:19 pm
So to some extent, my attendance is predicated on my better half not scheduling a ranger shift that evening and thus being available to ensure that I don't have our 12-year-old in tow. Should be doable.
Ugh, what a word salad. Must find coffee.

Let me try again: I'll be there if my wife is around to watch our kid.

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Post by lucky420 » Thu May 16, 2019 5:23 pm

lazerfox wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 10:12 am
Where ever the event occurs, just happy I get to see your lovely faces again!! Miss you all!
I miss yo face, ever so much!
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Skuzzy61 » Thu May 16, 2019 7:00 pm

Papa Bear wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:21 pm
Papa Bear wrote:
Thu May 16, 2019 3:19 pm
So to some extent, my attendance is predicated on my better half not scheduling a ranger shift that evening and thus being available to ensure that I don't have our 12-year-old in tow. Should be doable.
Ugh, what a word salad. Must find coffee.

Let me try again: I'll be there if my wife is around to watch our kid.
Than k you for dumbing that down. I jave had a few and I was really left scratching something until this.

I should go post ion ythe bar threda,
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by gaminwench » Sat May 18, 2019 12:11 am

Bring the twelve-year-old.
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Joeln » Sat May 18, 2019 8:57 am

gaminwench wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 12:11 am
Bring the twelve-year-old.
Concur! My 12 yo daughter was a requested mixologist at our first M & G.
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Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

Post by Papa Bear » Sat May 18, 2019 7:58 pm

Joeln wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 8:57 am
gaminwench wrote:
Sat May 18, 2019 12:11 am
Bring the twelve-year-old.
Concur! My 12 yo daughter was a requested mixologist at our first M & G.
Heh. Well, you've met him... and I have to admit, he would probably *love* doing that. We'll give it some thought.

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