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: Dudley 27 October, 2005, 08:46:20 PM
Right then, Cal-Habbers!

How're you lot planning to welcome me back to my ancestral homeland?  

Polina and I move in (assuming we find a place to rent) on the 14th Nov, and our calendar is blank apart from Polina's birthday weekend... the 26th & 27th of Nov.

Any other dates possible in Glasgow this side of Christmas?  This'll be easier to organise than the London SmokeCon, I just know it!
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: Byron Virgo 27 October, 2005, 09:29:48 PM
As long as you remember to turn up.
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: Satanist 27 October, 2005, 10:14:51 PM
Dudly - A hearty welcome to the stab capital of Europe.

I think Im tied up that weekend as well but Im pretty much available any other time.
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: Oddboy 27 October, 2005, 10:43:13 PM
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: Byron Virgo 28 October, 2005, 01:11:26 AM
He sold us out, man!
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 28 October, 2005, 05:41:11 AM
Can't do 3rd December
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: Dudley 28 October, 2005, 06:34:57 PM
OK, so how about the 10th?
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: DavidXBrunt 28 October, 2005, 07:03:14 PM
There's an event in Glasgow at some point in November with Frank Quitley in attendance, for anyone interested.
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: Funt Solo 28 October, 2005, 07:07:37 PM
Is that the comic mart on Nov 27th that Absent Trout was talking about on the Smokecon thread?
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: Conexus 28 October, 2005, 07:08:05 PM
Uni has to break up a week after the tenth of Dec!

(my parents now live in Falkirk, so woulds been nable to make it if you made it a bit over a week later)
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: feridian 28 October, 2005, 08:27:53 PM
I can do 10th Dec
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: Queen Firey-Bou 29 October, 2005, 02:41:51 AM
dudley? can i have your old house & job ?

i'm getting the hell outta here a s a p

don't think i can do a con just now...but mebbe end o nov?  skintness depending.
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: Tiplodocus 30 October, 2005, 05:38:50 AM
I'll be happy to pop out for a beer at some point in the near future.

I can't do the 10th though (farewell party for the family home) but will be happy to meet up with you for a swift pint just about any other time.  See - I have so little to do, I'm in here on a Saturday night...
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: Trout 31 October, 2005, 07:28:32 PM
Hi all. Yeah, that Quitely event was November 27, a Sunday, which I'm unlikely to manage.

However, I am now guaranteed every Saturday night off, so pick a date (from the third Saturday in November onwards) and I'll try to get along.

I'll be checking in with the board from time to time, although my new job will probably mean I won't be around much. I start it in a week.


- Trout
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: Dudley 01 November, 2005, 01:05:05 AM
Looks like the 10th is best for all, then, apart from Tips and Conexus?  
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: Queen Firey-Bou 01 November, 2005, 01:57:14 AM
mebbe. dunno. thats a long way off. we'll see.
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: Max Kon 01 November, 2005, 02:27:57 AM
So when will the next London one be? ;)
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: Conexus 01 November, 2005, 02:32:35 AM
what reason have you to be here, foul Englander?
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: Max Kon 01 November, 2005, 02:36:18 AM
gosh, i'm not English!
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: Satanist 01 November, 2005, 05:01:24 PM
Ok so we've nearly,almost set a date. Where we goin?
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: Proudhuff 01 November, 2005, 08:07:27 PM
Jings, Crivens etc Huff almost appears, sorry but I'm working in the AM that day and works niteoot in the PM,

Keep me in the Mcloop for further adventures...

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: The Enigmatic Dr X 02 November, 2005, 03:44:03 PM
Depends where you want to meet.

There's a dearth of decent pubs (ie not filled with desperate 40 year olds) in the city centre.

What about the Auctioneers? (The thinking man's Horeshoe?)
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: Carlsborg Expert 02 November, 2005, 03:48:36 PM
Desparate 40 year olds!

Address me!

Theres a money to be made when lovings done that way.

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: Trout 03 November, 2005, 04:22:16 PM
Has this discussion stopped now?

Somebody text me nearer the time if I'm not around, okay?

- Trout
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: Dudley 05 November, 2005, 07:23:39 PM
Trout - mail me your mobile no!  vizjim at AOL dot com.

I have no idea about pubs so will go with Dr X's suggestion...?
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: Demon Chicken 06 November, 2005, 04:10:10 AM
I like the sound of this! Especially since there' beer involved.

So to sum up:

10th December, Glasgow in a pub that's I can't remember the name of /checks ok "The Auctioneers"

Located at this address
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: Proudhuff 07 November, 2005, 06:45:18 PM
ie not filled with desperate 40 year olds???

I resemble that remark!! it will hppen to you one day me'lad, and you will have that loverly pleasure of seeing young chubby comic fans appear in yer boozer look around and depart quickly, you know you make their day when you leave don't you?  ;p

Smuggit Huff
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: Satanist 07 November, 2005, 10:09:35 PM
Lookin forward to this.

Most Glasgow peeps will know so this is for Dudly, DO NOT USE THE PUBLIC LAVS NEAR THIS PUB!!!

I'll tell you all a story about it at the pub.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 07 November, 2005, 10:19:08 PM
Heh heh heh
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: Dudley 10 November, 2005, 04:52:28 AM
What else do I have to avoid in Glasgow?
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: Queen Firey-Bou 10 November, 2005, 05:07:27 AM
the shopping malls at christmas time.

the drive by shootings,

looking at anyone the wrong way in a taxi queue.

i do however recommend the place that does all night breakfasts... after a night clubbing a whopping great cooked veggie brekkie at 4am is the bisiness!  & theres somewhere you can get fryed egg croissants.

yes glasgow is the city of fusion cuisine... & big chibs.
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: Slippery PD 10 November, 2005, 05:21:16 AM
Avoid all conversations about football, religion and schooling.  Seriously!

Apart from that its a truly swell place, thats why I live in the South of England :)

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: Satanist 10 November, 2005, 03:34:13 PM
Well Im still half cut from watching the footie last night & am lookin forward to hair of the dog.

C'mon ra 'Tic
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 10 November, 2005, 07:21:15 PM
"Am lookin forward to hair of the dog"

Me too. On the 19th.
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: Satanist 10 November, 2005, 07:27:02 PM
Are we no meetin the night or are ye talkin about the footie or is ma heid just fried???
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: Satanist 10 November, 2005, 07:47:10 PM
Wah! confused 10 Nov/Dec. Damn this poor eyesight & hairy palms!

Ach well Im goin to pub anyway as Ive got a babysitter.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 10 November, 2005, 10:19:41 PM
We are meeting on 10th December.

The message above was about football.

Go and have a pint of water!
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: Tiplodocus 11 November, 2005, 05:23:17 AM
"thats why I live in the South of England "


Glasgow's brilliant unless you are Walter the Softie like Slips.  I'm a fat, English poof and I survive here...
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: Slippery PD 11 November, 2005, 05:41:31 AM
As I said I love Glasgow or maybe I didnt make it clear.  But I do.  But I might not support either of the Old Infirm.....

However, my wife found it incredibly difficult and didnt understand the football, religion, schooling questions either.  Shes a brummie.

The comment stands Dudley wants to know what to avoid in Glasgow, my advice is given in good faith.


PS - and Im a little bit Soft :)

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: The Enigmatic Dr X 11 November, 2005, 02:48:05 PM
A little bit soft? My junk mail recommends many, many, solutions.
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: Satanist 11 November, 2005, 02:51:47 PM
Morning All, I'm now sober & know what month it is, but not the year.

I agree with the above and have always despised the bigotry in Glasgow but have to say when you go to the wee towns its ten times worse. Probably cos they've nowt else to do except argue & chib each other. My wifes from Whitburn & that place is like a cross between Royston Vasey & Deliverance!

Oh and schools was always my mates mums favourite question to find out if you were from the right stock to associate with her son.

St Whatever = Calflick
Anything else = Proddy

And may I recommend a visit to the Barras. Its better & cheaper than a visit to the zoo.

"You are now entering Glasgow. Please set your watches back 200 years
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: Dudley 21 November, 2005, 11:39:15 PM
Does anyone have the Trout's number, by the way?
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: Tiplodocus 22 November, 2005, 05:44:23 AM
I do
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: Queen Firey-Bou 22 November, 2005, 05:02:55 PM
BTW john macShanes defo still talking about organising a glasgow event this next year to replace Moniaiave.

I'll keep ye posted.
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: Richmond Clements 23 November, 2005, 03:58:43 AM
What else do I have to avoid in Glasgow?

According to a particularly vivid description of Glasgow I had the genuine pleasure of hearing on Sunday night, you must avoid the 'rivers of piss.'
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: Satanist 23 November, 2005, 02:37:12 PM
Anyone goin to the comic mart on sunday? Im gonna try and bag a superman sketch off mr Quitley.

And also try and avoid the rivers of piss :(

Bloody southernersersers with their streets paved wiv gold & piss poor beer.
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: Tiplodocus 24 November, 2005, 06:11:16 AM
I might pop along with Tiny Tips in tow.

I could even bring along those PREACHER books for you if you still want them.

Where is the Mart again?
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 05 December, 2005, 08:58:13 PM

Still going ahead on Sat?

Same Bat-place? What Bat-time?
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: Dudley 06 December, 2005, 07:44:53 PM
Hell, yeah!  

For time, whatcha reckon?  Say 7:30, The Auctioneers?

If everyone agrees I'll text the Trout as well.

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: Satanist 07 December, 2005, 01:56:35 PM
I'll be there. How will I know whos a squaxx & whos not?Should I bring a prog or wear a ribbon in my hair?

Probably best I bring a prog as I dont have much hair!
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: Dudley 07 December, 2005, 07:25:47 PM
Yeah, progs under arms sounds good to me.  I've had confirmation that the Trout, and possibly the Troutette, will be there.  (Dudlette may also be putting in an appearance).
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: Demon Chicken 08 December, 2005, 06:41:17 AM
burger, unless I get my arse in gear am unlikely to make it.  Unless any nice person wants to offer me a life to edinbugger
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 08 December, 2005, 05:13:54 PM
You do, of course, know it is in Glasgow.
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: Satanist 08 December, 2005, 06:33:15 PM
IIRC hes from Edinbugger.
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: Queen Firey-Bou 09 December, 2005, 12:28:47 AM
sorry kids, some of us wage slaves are on the 7 day week, so a trip anywhere is a no no...

until new year ...whaaaaaa HA HA
i might start another smoke-con thread.
or might not.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 09 December, 2005, 04:22:01 PM
The Auctioneers is easy to walk past if you don't know where it is. I have prepared a map (using IT drawing skills on a par with Carlos) and sent it to Wake. He has kindly said he'll post it here.
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: Wake 09 December, 2005, 04:44:10 PM
The map
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: Satanist 09 December, 2005, 04:50:45 PM
Doc X - Can I purchase the original artwork?


Well done mate, much better than I couldve scribbled.
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: Dudley 09 December, 2005, 06:44:03 PM
Bou - such a shame, I had hoped you'd get a last-minute reprieve.

DC - isn't there some sort of mechanical device transporting people between the two cities?  A "train", or some such?
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: feridian 09 December, 2005, 11:51:38 PM
I will be there early as I'll have to leave before 10 to get the train back home, so I hope not everyone else is fashionably late, otherwise I'll be reading a prog on my ownsome.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 11 December, 2005, 06:09:57 AM
A deeply disturbing evening.

The Trout... isn't a fish.

Dudley... isn't his real name. And his girlfriend is a laugh.

The Satanist... drinks lager, not the blood of virgins.

On the other hand -

The Satanist has some very scary tatoos and is in the market for a sacrifical alter just off his bedroom (this guy was gutted at losing out on a house with a six foot by six foot "chamber" accessed through a wardrobe).

Dudley looks like his icon (especially as the night goes on).

And the Trout IS evil. Poor old Mrs Trout, despite being laden with a Troutling, was there to drive him home.

Worst of all, though, is the fear of Feridian. No one so nice should read comics. There must be a dark secret there.
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: The Enigmatic Dr X 11 December, 2005, 06:11:00 AM
You have no idea how long that took to type.
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: Dudley 11 December, 2005, 09:47:34 PM
...my head....

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: Dudley 11 December, 2005, 09:49:54 PM
Sorry, sorry!, I mean "heid".
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: Queen Firey-Bou 12 December, 2005, 03:48:56 AM
tattoos ?

mmm damn i missed someone tattooed, is he worth flirting with or just too damn young ?
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: Trout 12 December, 2005, 05:47:22 AM
Hello, message board people!

Hungover fish here with thanks to the McBoarders for a fine night out.

What terribly nice people they all were.

Amusingly, Dudley has no sense of self-preservation. First, he publically expressed a dislike of Irn Bru - in Glasgow - and then he asked what was the big deal with "this Celtic/Rangers thing".

Hopefully, a steep learning curve will keep the poor sucker alive!

It was great to meet Dudlette, Dr X and the Satanist for the first time, and just as great to get to talk to Feridian a bit more.

In my defence, my wife very much enjoyed chatting with everyone there, including Dudlette, so her evening wasn't absolute torture. Also, she owes me a few lifts!

We should definitely have another McShed in future.


- Trout
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: Tiplodocus 12 December, 2005, 06:24:04 AM
Sad I missed it but had a prior family arrangement (which was also very nice).

Count me in for the next one.
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: Dudley 13 December, 2005, 02:48:16 AM
A pint was raised in your honour, along with a shout of "fat English poof", which apparently is customary on such occasions.

Which reminds me, the Trout tells me that Glaswegians like Englishmen doing Rab C Nesbitt impressions at them.  Off to try that one out now...
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: feridian 13 December, 2005, 03:38:25 PM
Yep, we should definitely have another CalHab shed soon, when I don't have to leave so early. It was great to meet everyone: Dudley is just the nicest guy, Trout, I owe you a pint, and Dr X, the secret *is* the comics!