Details at a glance:
Date: saturday, July 21st
Location: Fusiliers Arch, Stephens Green (opposite shopping centre), Dublin
Any more questions may be answered below, or you can leave a comment and I'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Event Page (Facebook) http://www.facebook.com/events/325379100867452/
I think that it’s almost time that we had another gathering, and the best time for that would be summer. I realise that this is very early to be mentioning a summer gathering, but let me explain.
I don’t want to dictate a date. Obviously if it becomes necessary then I will, instead I want to use the method that we used for the last summer gathering. The last summer gathering had an attendance of about 40, even without the help of the facebook group (http://www.facebook.com/groups/119784041452959/)
At the moment we're looking at the 21st of July (a Saturday). I hope that works for people.
Also, any input and feedback would be appreciated.
As for location, gatherings in general have a long standing tradition of meeting up outside St. Steven’s Green in Dublin. However, for this Nerdfighter one, I think we should meet up outside the park rather than outside the shopping centre. Last time we ended up blocking one of the paths into the centre, something which we should probably avoid. It adds that small level of suck to people’s lives sometimes :p
I’ll keep an eye on all these threads and event pages throughout the next few weeks. We’ll see where we stand then.
As a note to newer people attending, don’t be shy and don’t be afraid. We’re all very accepting people, and you’ll find that within minutes you’ll fit in as if you’re all old friends. Nerdfighters are a very diverse group, so chances are you’ll find someone who you have a common interest with at the very least.
So Im all new n shtuff and be up for attending if thats alright with everyone organising? :)
Of course it's ok!
Hello! I'd love to go, except if I do, how do I identify the Nerdfighters I'm supposed to hang out with? Merci beaucoup :D
I'll try to have a copy of a John Green book with me, most likely PT WGWG or TFiOS. After that some people have pizza john t-shirts etc.
I'll be there should be craic
I hope so :)
Bah! I wish I'd known about this.
There'll be more events in the future. If you have Facebook, you can join the Irish Nerdfighters group and find out about some smaller events that are being planned for later in the year, including a Dance Dance Revolution competition, a cinema trip to see the Hobbit and an Ice Skating trip.
As for larger gatherings, there likely won't be one until Spring next year (except for the Cork Gathering on the 11th August) due to it being too freaking cold! (usually). The Spring gathering will likely be posted here on the ning, or on the new site if it's already launched by then.