Who wants to invade a Melbourne APUG meet?

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  1. hoffy

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    OK, over active mind time again....

    While we do have the occasional get together in Adelaide (not necessarily APUG based, but still analogue), it does very much appear that Melbourne is the most active sociable group of the lot.

    I am wondering whether there are others from around Australia that would be want to invade Melbourne at some point in time when they have one of their big days out? Why should they have all the fun!

    Just a thought.....
     
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    As far as I'm concerned, the more the merrier!!
     
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    As one-time Melbourne resident (and quite possibly again in the future) I'd be happy to invade. (Currently residing in the country NSW, south-side).
     
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    All invaders welcome provided they bring decent weather ....
     
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    Bringing decent weather to Melbourne? You jest....
     
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    what LJH & mrsmiggins said...

    Marc!
     
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    Having only been in 'Straylia for a year so far and not visited Melbourne, I'd be keen as this would be a good opportunity/excuse for me to check out the old place. I'm in.
     
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    OK Aussies - surely there are more non melbournites out there? Should we call it 'Analogue 2012 - Film invades Melbourne'?
     
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    But good to put together a weekend out at the Grampians, to cater for you SAAS. Could book some huts at Halls Gap.
     
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    You know, I've been in Victoria (from SA) for nearly twelve years... Still haven't managed to make ONE meetup :sad: actually got to the venue of the city one a few years back, but couldn't find the gang anywhere!
     
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    Count me in if I can get the time off, which is hard. The exception is that I have shitloads of rellies north of Melbourne (Trentham etc) and we're often over there for xmas and I could likely swing a daytrip.
     
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    When/where is the next one?!!?!

    Mid August, perhaps?
     
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    My offer of lodgings still stands. Beds and floor space for a family and plenty of backyard for a few tents. I am, however, in Broome for September and, sorry, but I don't stash a key outside for squatters :tongue:
     
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    Dare I say it, we should call this a National Meet up? Australias version of Photo Stock?

    As for timing - definitely not at the height of summer or the low of winter - Anything between late August to early December OR late Feb to end of April?
     
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    Oh dear, did I just open my house to half the population of Australia?!

    Could be fun! :eek:
     
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    Here here. As for timing I agree with anything outside of the middle of winter and summer.
     
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    I really need to get to one of these!
     
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    Should my next comment be "build it and they will come"?

    OK, so I should get to the point - I think it would be cool to have a national analogue/film/traditional photography get together. While I would love it to be in Adelaide, it seems pretty apparent that on his forum, Melbourne appears to be one of the stronger groups, hence my suggestion that we invade them.

    I personally think that something casual - akin to a photo walk - would be the best idea, but I think it should be fair that we open the floor to suggestions (shows? workshops? guest speakers?).

    So, anyone want to add anything? Anyone have any suggestions?

    Cheers
     
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    Not the botanical gardens :smile:

    Well - we need something picturesque, accessible, and with lunch and/or coffee...?

    Marc!
     
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    The botanical gardens seem to have scared a lot of people...
     
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    This is just an idea, but if it's a 'national' meetup, how about a weekend? Somewhere with access to a historic town, hiking trails, perhaps a communal meeting area at a caravan park that we can all meet and eat and debrief in?

    ...just a thought...
     
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    Not a bad idea. I'm interested to hear what others think.
     
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    I second this idea :tongue:
     
  24. munz6869

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    Also agree this is an idea with potential!!

    Marc! (from rainy Kyoto)