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A Gathering!

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  • A Gathering!

    I love all you guys! And lets suppose we all got the time/effort and vigilance to get together and meet each other in some sort of way!
    I'll bet we'll have a load of things to talk about! And friendly sleepovers and discussions! I'll definitely want to keep those discussions alive!
    But how do we go around it? Thats my question?
    If thats what will happen!

  • #2
    Of course, I'm geographically indisposed and won't be able to attend any gatherings, but I think it might be a good idea to see if you can get the event sponsored by Lindt. They must owe this list some free samples after all of the free advertising they've had. :)

    Good luck getting something worked out though (just be sure not to mention Bush and things should go swimmingly).

    "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild


    • #3
      Exodus is playing here next Saturday.
      You are welcome to stay at my place :)

      I haven't worked it out with Michael yet,
      but I propose having the First Annual
      Michael Moorcock Convention (MMC)
      here in beautiful sunny San Diego (MMCSD)!!

      What do you think? Will you come?

      \"Bush\'s army of barmy bigots is the worst thing that\'s happened to the US in some years...\"
      Michael Moorcock - 3am Magazine Interview


      • #4
        I think the UK contingent could make it on the basis of Berry's redundancy cheque - what say you, Mr Sizemore? or as an alternative, Iceland would be a good halfway house.

        Failing which, if Dubya can identify a sizeable contingent of Al Quhaeda sympathisers in San Diego we can be helicoptered in gratis as an SAS party, make merry with your naked bodies, and then be awarded some nice medals to show to our grandchildren when we talk about the defence of freedom and decency. 8O
        \"Killing me won\'t bring back your apples!\"


        • #5
          8O Indeed! 8O 8O

          Are you saying you would protest
          the location of USA?

          or do you really mean what you wrote! 8O 8O 8O

          I'd like to check out Iceland, cuz I'm considering
          relocating as an ex-patriot. I'd like to see
          the female persuasion there and see if
          it's a place I might settle down and reproduce.

          (In case you can't tell, I'm only half serious ;) )
          \"Bush\'s army of barmy bigots is the worst thing that\'s happened to the US in some years...\"
          Michael Moorcock - 3am Magazine Interview


          • #6
            Perhaps there could be a couple of local gatherings like a UK gathering and a US gathering and a Eupopean gathering etc. I'm a little on the shy side but might be up for it.

            Err, and after what Zakt wrote above, I'll be bringing some cast iron pyjamas, and if I hear any helicopters, I'm outa there pronto... 8O


            • #7
              I dont' have the time to co-ordinate a gathering, but you guys could use this thread for starters.
              The cat spread its wings and flew high into the air, hovering to keep pace with them as they moved cautiously toward the city. Then, as they climbed over the rubble of what had once been a gateway and began to make their way through piles of weed-grown masonry, the cat flew to the squat building with the yellow dome upon its roof. It flew twice around the dome and then came back to settle on Jhary's shoulder. - The King of the Swords


              • #8
                I think it is very nice idea, but fear that the distances are too big.
                Maybe when the movie's finally out one can get enough local fans together and have visitors over from nearby. At best one could organize, say, a North or Central European or East Coast, West Coast (in the US) event, if people decide to spend some more time in the area. Even in our small Europe distances are so great. How long do you drive from Stockholm to Rome*? Many Swedes from up North actually go to Skane in Southern Sweden, I understand, because that's much like Paris - Nice or so.

                Too bad, had this forum been up last year, we could have "gathered" as I actually spent my summer holidays in Sweden. I loved it, but shan't return so soon.

                Regards, L'E

                *Probably 3 days at 100 km/h to Denmark, 1 through Germany at 180 km/h, 1 Austria to Rome -at 130 km/h?
                Google ergo sum


                • #9
                  Ahem, yeah sorry about that, it had been a long weekend of socialising! :oops: :oops:

                  Never managed Iceland, J., but if it's anything like the Shetland Islands I would advise against long-term settling. Fine in summer, as long as the rain stays off, but suicidally dark in winter.

                  L'Etranger is probably right about tying up with the movie though. :D
                  \"Killing me won\'t bring back your apples!\"


                  • #10
                    The one thing I know about Iceland is that they think it jolly good sport to bury a urine soaked shark fin in the ground... wait for it to rot... and then eat it! 8O

                    So, I'm thinking you'll want to take your own supplies... on the other hand Bjork comes from Iceland, so there should be lots of cute, singing, pixie types wandering around.

                    Ooh! The other thing I know about Iceland is that it's very green, whereas Greenland is very icy.

                    "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild


                    • #11
                      Gatherings are always a blast. My normal online home, the Fantasy Freaks Forum (FFF) has regular "Freak Outs" or socials where we try to get as many people together as possible. Always fun.

                      I'm up for anything. Give me enough time and I'd be more than happy to meet up in Europe (hey, give me an excuse to go and I'm there). I'd love to see the UK.

                      Either that or we can spend our time singin' "I am a Lumberjack" and tippin' cows here in good ol' MN. Ok Ok, so MN isn't that bad...I actually love most of the country's just not very conductive to a good time unless you want to camping, hunting, fishing, or canoeing, etc.
                      "In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro"
                      --Thomas a Kempis


                      • #12
                        Welll "Cum all ye faithfull!" *Now i was nasty again!... :/

                        It would be cool to meet some new faces at least...
                        It took some courage to bring this up! And some beers too! *embarrased* :oops:

                        But i'm glad i'm the first... :)

                        And i don't think that there are any "Pixie types" in Iceland DeeCrowSeer...


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Theocrat
                          And i don't think that there are any "Pixie types" in Iceland DeeCrowSeer...
                          Maybe not, but it you eat enough rotting shark fin I imagine you'll be seeing a lot of funny things...

                          "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild


                          • #14

                            I think we should have several gathering places throughout different areas. I don't know much about europe. But I can use the USA as an example. For east coast gatherings there's always the obvious New York, Florida, or between somewhere depending on where people live.

                            I just moved to Ohio and Von will be moving back soon and we were already talking about meeting up around these parts. I'd be willing to see anyone else who lives around here too. I make regular trips to Indiana as well.

                            I just had a thought though, why don't we just start a Michael Moorcock fan club and have different chapters spread out through different areas? I've been considering joining Nomads of the Time Streams, but that's not quite the same.



                            • #15
                              I could never afford to visit the US and can barely afford to get to London. :(

                              Iceland sounds good though according to Led Zeppelin's promo song for the Iceland Tourist Board "Immigrant Song":

                              "A-a-ah, ah, a-a-ah, ah
                              We come from the land of the ice and snow
                              From the midnight sun where the hot springs blow"


                              I would have to raise the money for flights but poor people like me could camp out on the beach, it'd be great!

                              In the meantime if anyone finds themselves in NW England I'd be happy to meet them.