Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:38 PM
First, Dash4198, who I met on a non-LEGO chat room, which then went to my own personal chat room, then Skype video chats, then two real life meetups (so far), the first at LEGOLAND Florida (despite me living in Texas and him living in Canada we happened to be in Florida at the same time) and the second at the National Museum of Play in New York (which was really quite an awesome place, a legit museum, not just some kiddie toy-filled building).
Secondly, Alcom. We met via LU and related websites, went to Destiny USA, got some food, shopped around, and walked around on the world's largest indoor ropes course. Zephyria was almost able to go as well but wasn't able to make it up to Syracuse.
Oh, and there was also another time when a person I knew in real life years ago tracked down my YouTube channel and found me in LU sometime about a week before the game closed. He walked up to me and was like "lol I know you" and I was like "lol sure" and he was like "here I can prove it here's the name of the conductor for the orchestra we played in" and I was like "whoa".
Point is, stuff like this needs to happen more often, and provided enough RRU members happen to be in a given area I think it could, with some planning. I travel a lot so it's not really an issue of "where" for me, just "when". I'm gonna be at LEGOLAND Florida again around New Years, and am currently in Dallas for the weekend, for example. I think Eurobricks has events at LEGOLAND parks, it'd be cool to do something like that with multiple members sometime. LEGO conventions are another option for tying it into events, I attend Brick Fiesta regularly and would like to attend more - maybe Brickfair Virginia sometime.
Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:01 PM
Pics or it didn't happen
There are a few RRU members within driving distance of where I am, in Maryland. TheDoctor is one and I think Zeph is close too but I honestly can't remember. It would be easier to meet up if we all had cars and parents that didn't care that we were meeting with other AFOLs/TFOLs.
Posted 14 December 2013 - 03:52 PM
Nobody else lives in New Zealand.
Posted 14 December 2013 - 04:32 PM
A car is not going to help me across the ocean... Unless someone here invents me a flying car of course.
Posted 14 December 2013 - 05:04 PM
and parents that didn't care that we were meeting with other AFOLs/TFOLs.
Not so much a problem for me anymore, considering I went to a Brony convention some months ago, and bronyism isn't something they are totally approving of. I was gonna travel myself, but my dad conveniently had to go down to that area at the time, so I got a ride. I almost met up with McStudz at this event, but he couldn't make it.
Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:35 PM
You all should come to Indiana. I don't even have friends in my neighborhood. I'm all alone.
Seriously though, I can't leave the state, or town for that matter.
Posted 14 December 2013 - 09:35 PM
EDIT: And if I attempt to leave the country now, I'll be nailed for tax evasion.
Posted 15 December 2013 - 12:55 AM
I live in Minnesota. If I'm not mistaken, Jamesster used to live there.
Posted 15 December 2013 - 03:18 AM
does anybody here live in Washington?
Posted 15 December 2013 - 04:05 AM
UK resident here.
It's certainly something I've always wanted to do, but judging by the comments so far, there are few of us that can meet up. But hey, if I do go to LEGOLAND Florida or somewhere in America in the future, I'll let you all know
Posted 15 December 2013 - 05:50 AM
Also, I don't have much ability to travel (my parents would never take me somewhere just for a convention), although maybe I will next year once I'm in college.