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Lonewolf2003 wrote: September 14th, 2018, 2:18 pm
joachimt wrote: September 14th, 2018, 1:40 pm
metaller wrote: September 14th, 2018, 6:50 am

wOOt! That's awesome! I assume I'll be too tired on Monday evening, but I should be good to go on one of the days from Tuesday to Thursday.
Also, I'll assume that the company that hosts us will organize a dinner at least one evening where I kinda have to attend, but I don't know any details abou that yet.
We'll be staying at the Mercure Hotel Amersfoort Centre. No idea how convenient the location of that is to get around.
Enough to go to from that hotel. Let me know when you know the details. Maybe we can have diner somewhere (Wednesday and Thursday is best for me in that case).
I would love to join you two. Wednesday or Thursday I'm available too.
Looked up the train schedule and the connection to Amersfoort is pretty good + on weekdays the trains ride until a later time than in the weekend, so I wouldn't have to leave super early. In other words: I'm in if we have dinner (it's a bit far for just drinks). Either Wednesday or Thursday is fine with me as well.

Your hotel is not that far from the city center, so we can pick something there or we could just eat at the all you can eat buffet at your hotel: https://22high.com/.
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jvv wrote: September 14th, 2018, 3:43 pmYour hotel is not that far from the city center, so we can pick something there or we could just eat at the all you can eat buffet at your hotel: https://22high.com/.
There's a new shopping center across the road from the hotel. Right behind that there is the new port at the Eem. Lovely place if the weather is nice. Restaurant Dara is a good place there.
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That all sounds just lovely! I would love to meet you all. And see JVV again.
Unfortunately I think it'll be quite late until I know our schedule for the evenings. Worst case I just get to know it when I get there Monday when we do just small talk / introduction stuff. Realistically, I assume that we do the business dinner either directly on Monday to break the ice or we do it on Thursday on the last evening there. Or we might even do both.
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It's a normal workweek for me, so I don't plan anything special on Wednesday or Thursday normally. Doesn't matter if I know late which day it'll be.
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Sounds good. I'll try to join the party!

Could we tentatively say Wednesday, October 10th would be the most probable date?
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Most probable indeed.
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So metaller, Wednesday? Or can't you tell yet? Shall I make reservations for dinner for five?
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Martin is still on vacation in the US, so I'm not sure if he will see this.

EDIT: Or probably on his way back home now.
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My wife really wants to know now if I'm home or not Wednesday. :unsure:
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Is there anybody from ICM in Los Angeles ? I'll be there around the end of the month for work, but I would enjoy having a few drinks with fellow ICMer over there...
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joachimt wrote: October 8th, 2018, 5:01 pm My wife really wants to know now if I'm home or not Wednesday. :unsure:
Metaller is still not here. Last active 21 Sep 2018.
Hehe, same here. I'll contact Metaller on social media.
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Hey everyone. As expected, I didn't know the details of our plans until today, and just right now I came back home from my dinner.
Wednesday is unfortunately and a bit surprisingly the day we have the business dinner. Tomorrow we'll head to Amsterdam in the evening.
So that'll just leave me with Thursday for a meet up with you guys.
I hope that works...
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Thursday is fine with me.
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*consulting my wife*
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*now consulting my father-in-law*
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Too bad, I don't think I can make it Thursday. :shrug:

I'll try to stop in Bavaria when I go South for a holiday the next few years. ;)
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I can make it Thursday! :)
Just waiting for confirmation from Lonewolf. If he can make it, I'll reserve a table for four at Dara.
Too bad you can't make it, Gert. :(
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I can make it Thursday. Suits me better even. Forgot this was this week, and already made another appointment for Wednesday.
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What time shall we meet? 18:00?
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Let's meet at the steps in front of the Pathé cinema. That is 800 meters from Central Station, so just a little walk for jvv and Lonewolf. Metaller, your hotel is right across the road. You should see the Pathé from the hotel.
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Haha good place to meet for an iCM meet. :lol:

18:30 would be a bit better for me. But if that’s a problem for others I’m okay also with 18h.
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I'm pretty flexible time-wise and I assume jvv is as well. Metaller, what time suits you? We could also start with the three of us. I can give you a little walking tour along some of the city's history. Then Lonewolf could join us later for dinner.
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I can see the Pathe when I look out the window.
I don't know the time exactly when I'll be back at the hotel, but 18.30 shouldn't be a problem and 18.00 should also be very likely be possible.
A tour would sound good to me too.
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Alright, let's do this then.

We'll meet at 18:00 at the steps in front of Pathé. jvv, metaller and I will have a little walk and we'll be at the restaurant around 18:30. Lonewolf will join us then or maybe he can make it at 18:00.

metaller: I'll PM you my phone-number in case something comes up.

jvv and Lonewolf: Exit the station at the north side. Turn right and follow that road with the railroad next to you. After a few hundred meters, you'll get to a large traffic circle. Pathé is across it. You can't miss it.
Lonewolf: In case you can't make it at 18:00 and join us at the restaurant. Pathé is at the start of a large shopping square. Just cross the square and at the end there is a gracht (what's the English word?). Restaurant Dara is across the water. There is a walking bridge on your left.
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Sounds great!
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I'm probably going to go to Amersfoort early, so I can use a cheap off-peak train ticket, and watch a movie before the meetup. Most likely Bad Times at the El Royale, which finishes at 17:52.
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Change of restaurant. Dara is completely booked, although it's a pretty big restaurant (two floors). There's a nice Italian on the other side of the water (on the side of Pathé). Is that fine with you?
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Fine with me.
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Have a nice meet up. Sounds good.
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AdamH wrote: October 9th, 2018, 4:17 pm Have a nice meet up. Sounds good.
Pity there was no interest in a meetup when you were in Amsterdam, but I think it was the timing (a lot of people were on vacation then).

BTW, how was your stay in Amsterdam?
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jvv wrote: October 9th, 2018, 4:25 pm
AdamH wrote: October 9th, 2018, 4:17 pm Have a nice meet up. Sounds good.
Pity there was no interest in a meetup when you were in Amsterdam, but I think it was the timing (a lot of people were on vacation then).
I would have loved to meet Adam then, but indeed I was in Germany on vacation at that moment.
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Dinner for four reserved at restaurant A La Minute.

Lonewolf, if you can't make it at 18:00, you can find the restaurant at the end of the shopping square at the left side.
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joachimt wrote: October 9th, 2018, 5:48 pm Dinner for four reserved at restaurant A La Minute.

Lonewolf, if you can't make it at 18:00, you can find the restaurant at the end of the shopping square at the left side.
Thanks. I will be there at 18;30. I will let you Joachim know when I’m earlier.
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Back from another successful meetup. Was nice seeing you guys again. :cheers:

BTW, did anyone else see Bad Times at the El Royale (which I went to before the meetup) ?

I thought it was a pretty good movie, although the resolution didn't quite live up to the buildup. A pretty solid effort overall.
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I really enjoyed the meetup too. And thanks again joachim for being our personal guide around Amersfoort. :)
I didn't enjoy the drive home on Friday though. Again 8.5 hours with traffic jams. Next time I'll really press to take the plane.
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Any of you going to be at AFI Fest this year?
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I'm going to be in NYC on the 25-27th of April and Boston 28 & 29th if anyone wants to meet up. Nothing currently planned (except a ballgame @ Fenway).
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So fellow Dutchies? Next meetup at my place? This was suggested in another thread. Were you guys serious?
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joachimt wrote: January 9th, 2019, 1:39 pm So fellow Dutchies? Next meetup at my place? This was suggested in another thread. Were you guys serious?
No, I was just kidding. I'm up for another meetup though.
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Always fun! But it is also a busy month, IFFR coming up and so on...
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