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Hard News: The Orcon Great Blend 2011 in association with Mix and Mash!

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  • Rich Lock, in reply to BenWilson,

    That suggests we need numbers.

    A handy visual identification guide for anyone who wants to know what Ben looks like.

    You are number 000110....

    back in the mother countr… • Since Feb 2007 • 2292 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Oooo!
    Looks like someone I…?know?

    Anyway, aside from holiday camps, why isnt there instant time travel to the Great
    Orcon Blend nMixnMash*?

    I’ll never make it north sob-

    What about the promised southern sojourn?

    *Yup. Aware of all the mis-attributions-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Islander,

    why isnt there instant time travel to the Great
    Orcon Blend nMixnMash*?

    Well grabaseat on Air Nz might get you close and we are 12 minutes from the airport with a spare room waiting for you girlfren. Go to.:)

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5724 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to recordari,

    ...so many 't-shirt' moments...

    ...one of these would be essential!

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4221 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    why isnt there instant time travel to the Great
    Orcon Blend nMixnMash*?

    Happy to give anyone a lift up from my neck-of-the-woods.

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2219 posts Report Reply

  • recordari, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    …one of these would be essential!

    Reckon! What happens when you find a hotspot? I'm picturing a happy monkey.

    AUCKLAND • Since Dec 2009 • 2607 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Rich Lock,

    A handy visual identification guide for anyone who wants to know what Ben looks like.

    Where's the pipe?

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8027 posts Report Reply

  • Islander, in reply to Sofie Bribiesca,

    Aw thanks Sofie!

    However, the major problem is that I no longer travel by air, not for over a decade...the chest infections &bronchitis got to be a bit much.

    Nemmind - I know you'll both enjoy your selves enough for me as well-

    Big O, Mahitahi, Te Wahi … • Since Feb 2007 • 5643 posts Report Reply

  • Tim Gummer,

    I can't tmake it all, so has anyone got any idea of when things will actually kick off? and run to?

    Auckland • Since Aug 2011 • 2 posts Report Reply

  • Sofie Bribiesca, in reply to Tim Gummer,

    doors open 6.00pm
    seated by 7pm pleases
    closes at 11pm

    here and there. • Since Nov 2007 • 5724 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark,

    Well that was lovely (yes, I left early). Emma did us all incredibly proud - well, I say we, I mean y'all because I sure as hell didn't contribute to the pastory. The story is captivating and funny, and I can't wait to hear what happened next. David was very funny - I had no idea how very predicative cranial diameter was. Blair Parkes' Chimney Book was affecting - very moving and beautifully done. And the Shockwaves work was very intense. Discomforting but mesmerising. Thanks so much, Russell, for organising it all. It was so lovely to see everyone, even if it was for such a brief time, and to meet George Darroch - a very engaging and interesting man he is, too.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    So many people, so little time.
    Hey, let's do a summer camp thing.
    :-)

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4453 posts Report Reply

  • Steve Barnes,

    And yes, Russell, I don't know how you do it but don;t stop. We like it.
    We owe you big time.
    :-]

    The wireless north ;-) • Since Dec 2006 • 4453 posts Report Reply

  • Rich of Observationz,

    I've discovered this wonderful thing called E-mail. It's just like posting on a forum/social network, but (in theory) the message only goes to the people you address it to. Just brilliant, really. Have they had this long?

    Back in Wellington • Since Nov 2006 • 4218 posts Report Reply

  • Jen Hay,

    Setting the above aside, though, many thanks to all involved for a fantastic event. The presentations were all just great, and I had a lot of fun catching up with, and meeting, lots of fabulous people.

    (And thanks to Polly, for being well-behaved enough to allow me to enjoy it all. She saved all her screaming for the way home)

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 41 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Jen Hay,

    Setting the above aside, though, many thanks to all involved for a fantastic event. The presentations were all just great, and I had a lot of fun catching up with, and meeting, lots of fabulous people.

    I thought we were going to have to turn the hoses on the last hundred stragglers, so deeply were they dug in.

    Happily, we have a good quality audio recording from the desk and some basic video to go with it, so everyone will get a chance to experience David's awesome science.

    I'll discuss with Blair what to do about getting his very moving work online too.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 17967 posts Report Reply

  • Geoff Lealand,

    Back home and into teaching, after a restless sleep at the Jucy Hotel in Emily Place (must be those lime green walls). I enjoyed OGB last night but missed so much because of the interesting conversations I got engrossed in (thank you, Sasha).. But as I gently chided Emma, I must take issue with the very last line of her/collective story ie that is no reason to move to Hamilton

    Thank you David, for your great research. You really must submit it to the Journal of Improbable Research (which actually exists).

    Screen & Media Studies, U… • Since Oct 2007 • 2219 posts Report Reply

  • Jackie Clark, in reply to Jen Hay,

    I am so sorry that we didn't get to talk more. I always so enjoy seeing you both.

    Mt Eden, Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 3112 posts Report Reply

  • David Haywood, in reply to Rich of Observationz,

    ’ve discovered this wonderful thing called E-mail. It’s just like posting on a forum/social network, but (in theory) the message only goes to the people you address it to. Just brilliant, really. Have they had this long?

    Okay, fair enough. Have deleted those comments and will continue as per your advice.

    Dunsandel • Since Nov 2006 • 864 posts Report Reply

  • Megan Wegan, in reply to Russell Brown,

    Happily, we have a good quality audio recording from the desk and some basic video to go with it, so everyone will get a chance to experience David’s awesome science.

    Just, you know, when you're ready. The rest of us aren't waiting with bated breath, or anything.

    Welly • Since Jul 2008 • 1268 posts Report Reply

  • Deborah,

    Faintly green with envy bated breath, actually,.

    Manawatu City • Since Nov 2006 • 1275 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to David Haywood,

    The road to revisionism...

    Okay, fair enough. Have deleted those comments and will continue as per your advice.

    ...once embarked upon, spoor and other traces will ultimately give the game away - you now need to delete your comment and Rich of O's oblique intercession, and edit Jen's to leave an unrippled pond
    - oh, and you'll have to delete this one too...
    a braggart's bog, neverending, huh...

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 4221 posts Report Reply

  • BenWilson, in reply to Russell Brown,

    I thought we were going to have to turn the hoses on the last hundred stragglers, so deeply were they dug in.

    Sorry about that. How quickly I forget that other people have jobs.

    Seeing the usual suspects was great, but I especially enjoyed seeing some new PAS people (to me). Bart, Recordari, Tony Siu, Sam F, and at the 11th hour, Rich Lock.

    Rich, I'm embarrassed to say my Ki was not sufficient to detect the presence of a master Aikidoka not 2 meters away from us as we discussed martial philosophy, hiding inside a humble saxophonist.

    Nice also to meet Jen Hay and Polly (what an angel!). David, you've mindfucked me - every time I see ministers of finance now, their heads look all out of proportion.

    Emma, sorry about the dire nightlife of Thursday night Auckland. I don't know where the fantasy clubs are, and all the other ones won't accept Wolverine's older, less-hot brother.

    Russell, only you could possibly fail to score legal highs in Auckland. You're not missing much, though.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 8027 posts Report Reply

  • Emma Hart, in reply to BenWilson,

    Ha! I was the one going "I'm tired, I wanna go home...". But I did have a fabulous time, and it was lovely to meet new people. Even if I can't solemnly promise to remember all your names. I might now be sitting in a cafe in Vulcan Lane feeling a teeny bit seedy.

    Christchurch • Since Nov 2006 • 4286 posts Report Reply

  • George Darroch,

    I thought we were going to have to turn the hoses on the last hundred stragglers, so deeply were they dug in.

    Pretty good, for a weeknight.

    It was a pleasure to talk to real people; Scott, James, Rich, Simon and Jackie particularly. Craig delightfully told me "I thought you'd be taller! You sound taller online." I'd felt disconnected from New Zealand overseas; I'm now falling back into Aucklandness and New Zealandness, and though the discomfort hasn't disappated entirely, there's enough to ground me. So, thanks PA people, and Russel - so nice to actually meet you after using your site for five years! And of course, the sound installation was incredibly moving. I still struggle to understand what happened, but I think last night took me a little closer. I know that it took a number of people who experienced it back to the event, it was that powerful.

    Other notes: the beer was excellent. Shout-out to the brewery whose name I forget, and thanks again to Orcon whose staff are lovely. Sorry Edge staff, but until all the lights are on and the sound is off, you wouldn't be rid of me.

    The People's Republic of … • Since Nov 2006 • 2078 posts Report Reply

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