International fan meet up
Posted 10 October 2002 - 06:36 AM
It would need a good year of advance notice, but wouldn't it be wild?
Although I doubt we could find a pub large enough to handle us all.
Posted 10 October 2002 - 06:41 AM
Posted 11 October 2002 - 12:04 AM
The obvious locale is London. Granted that's quite a haul for the lads & ladies down-under, but it's not exactly a walk across the street for myself.
Maybe we should send this over to it's own thread? It's certainly worth talking about, but what kind of numbers would we be looking at? 100, 200, 500?
One long weekend in the UK though. Would anybody sleep? The pics, the pints and the Bond fans. Maybe Pinewood would be willing to host it in the 007 Stage? It's certainly large enough.
Let's kick this around some more eh?
Can't hurt, but if we do pull it off, I want some credit.
Posted 11 October 2002 - 03:05 AM
London. Yes the obvious, and why not I like your idea of the 007 Stage. Graham Rye organised something at Pinewood, so ti all seems plausible.
As a timing I'd suggest Bond 21.
Posted 11 October 2002 - 03:26 AM
Posted 11 October 2002 - 03:37 AM
Originally posted by Blue Eyes
Well there you have it, it's own thread
:)As a timing I'd suggest Bond 21.
Bond 21 would give everyone enough time to get it together (geez! possibly 3 years?!?)
But yes, let's do it!
Enough plotting and planning and ANYTHING can be done.
Why do I get the feeling I've just lit "the fuse on an explosive situation..."
So is CBn officially in pre-pre-pre-production on Bond 21?
Posted 11 October 2002 - 04:06 AM
Now we're in to pre-pre production.
You know, with numbers large enough, it might be possible to organise a screening of Bond 21 etc...
In regards to Paul's note above, I think 2 years is ample time to get things organised. Of course, some people are younger and can't get jobs, won't be able to organise going. But still 2 years, I think that's plenty of notice
Posted 11 October 2002 - 04:19 AM
Originally posted by Bryce (003) Bond 21 would give everyone enough time to get it together (geez! possibly 3 years?!?)Enough plotting and planning and ANYTHING can be done.
OK, maybe two - given any "loose ends".....
Let's get cracking then. C'mon 2 YEARS - If they can make Bond 21 - we should all be able to bloody well show up for it.
This could set a record if the word got out by 2005....
What have I done?.....Oh yeah;)
*Bryce grins and debates whether or not to mix a Martini.....Bryce heads down to his liquor cabinet....*
Posted 11 October 2002 - 07:48 AM
I'm going to have a meet-up of sorts next month with Dan and a few British Bond fans. If Dave is around I may have a cool surprise for him too. I might also have a cool surprise for Dan as well. Is anyone else going to be in the London area around the middle/end of November?
Last time I was in England, I went to eat with a few friends and I noticed everyone at the table was from a different country. It's a very cool feeling knowing you have friends around the globe.
Posted 11 October 2002 - 12:28 PM
Posted 11 October 2002 - 12:45 PM
I couldn't agree more - and I live here! Thanks God for the Internet where I can buy DVD's, CD's etc at reasonable prices and have them delivered to my door free of charge.
Originally posted by Loomis
One huge problem, guys: the UK is the most criminally expensive country in the world (seriously, you'll find the shirt being taken off your back buying ANYTHING), ...
Posted 11 October 2002 - 01:28 PM
Posted 11 October 2002 - 01:47 PM
Obviously living in England, planning etc. would be a much easier job for me rather than a foreign fan, so if this gets underway, let me offer my services. Oh, and i should be at the premiere on Nov. 18th, provided MGM don't turn my application down.
Posted 11 October 2002 - 02:31 PM
Posted 11 October 2002 - 03:10 PM
Posted 11 October 2002 - 03:50 PM
and also some concerns.
Jordan - If you'd be willing to do some foot-work during your London trip with the "powers that be", that would be great. Test the waters - so to speak. (side note - any idea when the 007Forever site will be updated with BCW-5 pics/stories?)
I'm all for a poll, but London for the next Bond (21) seems the obvious choice. Yes, anywhere/everywhere in the UK is expensive to stay and play in.
Getting there isn't an inexpensive prospect either, but with the net, constant airline deals and ENOUGH ADVANCE NOTICE;), there are deals to be had. In fact, I just checked out Travelocity, and searched for London flights and selected dates for a year from now - just to see.
I'm finding round-trip flights (LA-London) for $375. Not cheap, but certainly an amount I could get together in 12 months if I wanted to (I don't know what it would cost from Aus., but check it out). Hasn't everyone here saved up for something over a long period of time? Even something (dare I say) non-Bond related?
Two years. Also, we're not talking about spending a week or 10 days wherever we do go. A four day event, maybe with a screening of Bond 21 as the finale.
Let's keep kickin' this around. Also, for some of the younger fans in here (out there?) you will be two years older, so your world may not be as limited as you think it to be right now.
Aren't we ALL accustomed to waiting a few years for something anyway?
Posted 11 October 2002 - 04:01 PM
Posted 11 October 2002 - 04:13 PM
Perhaps there is a possibility about Piz Gloria, they can host up to 400 people. Don't know anything about prizes, but it can't be that expensive.
But I'd also go for any other exotic places: Istanbul, Gibraltar, Nassau (Bahamas). Anything except Isthmus City... Something like that should be possible with a planning time of one or two years.
Posted 11 October 2002 - 04:35 PM
Posted 11 October 2002 - 07:36 PM
Also, and this is just one case - but it sort of makes my point. Just based on the net deals I could find I figured out the following -
Economy round-trip ticket LA-London = (purchased more than 18 months in advance) $245
Marriott Hyde Park - standard room - 1 guest for 5 nights = about $260 US
Add in spending/travel/eating cash - say 100 GBP per day (and you'd hopefully come home with some in your pocket) = 500 GBP
That works out to a little over $1100 USD. I could do that by the time Bond 21 came out.
Granted, this is just right here, right now, and using my own info, but there's certainly possibilities.
Posted 11 October 2002 - 07:45 PM
a) Let's make this international meet-up for either the week between Christmas and New Year's or sometime in late July / Early August. Why? Because everyone involved in school -- those that go, those that teach -- can make the time to be there, without losing pay, or having to make up work...etc.
We would need to book a hotel waaaaaaaaaaay in advance if we are looking at a hundred rooms. But if we do that, they would also probably throw us some discounts.
c) If we get together...we can have some serious fun with this....have guest speakers...maybe have some formal talks about the movies...check out sites.
d) Now we are a huge mass of people. People who look good in tuxs and formal gowns. Does anyone see where I am going with this???? If you don't
Posted 11 October 2002 - 08:00 PM
Well actually, what I suggested wasn't so much a meeting up of Bond fans, but a meeting up of those of us who post at CBN and I think that's kinda different. I think you mean a meeting up of Bond fans.
Well really I was asking if it was possible if something like that could happen.
Posted 11 October 2002 - 08:26 PM
Originally posted by Bryce (003)
(side note - any idea when the 007Forever site will be updated with BCW-5 pics/stories?)
I'm presently working on getting all the old strories put in my new website design. We're waiting to put up any new stories on the site until then. Currently I'm working 16 hours a day and I have to try and get 007Forever done and I recently took on Vic Flick's website. Anyway, once the new design gets online 007Forever will be back on it's feet again.
Posted 11 October 2002 - 08:39 PM
Posted 11 October 2002 - 08:47 PM
and my dearest Xen - If we did plan this to happen while they were still shooting Bond 21, we'd be the greatest group of extra's ever;)
Jordan - Thanks for the intel....and get some rest...some people call it sleep;)
Let's keep rolling...
Posted 11 October 2002 - 09:17 PM
I mean things like, no arguing, no trying to antagonise eachother.
Posted 11 October 2002 - 09:33 PM