I'll try to make it on June 1st but any time between June 14th and 25th would be much better for me.
It's about that time again, folks. A few beers, a few appetizers, a few game nerd conversations. Time for another San Diego Indie Game meetup!
I'm proposing next Thursday, June 1st at 7:00, somewhere new, perhaps the Karl Strauss Brewery right by the Sony offices in Mira Mesa. I have my first retail royalty check to celebrate.
I've got an additional two people that I'm working with now that should come. Let's try to make a new attendance record. That means you, Russ! Also, if anyone knows Raph Koster personally, please extend an invitation to him. He works for Sony, but he can be honorary indie.
**EDIT** The date is now officially June 15. See you there!
PLEASE! James may be a big shot; I just talk like one! I'd really love to meet any other San Diego-based indies. I've getting sick of the same old group of nerds
Guys, have a virtual beer for me then. I will be out of the country May 31 - June 27.
(Btw, Raph doesn't work for SOE anymore, and when he did, it was in Austin. )
I smell a rat... uh I mean a recruitment session. Only if there's beer and VERY HIGH QUALITY CHEEZITS.Originally Posted by cyrus_zuo
Sounds like fun, you should plan that. Count me in.
I think he was tied to San Diego while he was SOE in that Austin was writing the code for SWG while the art was being done here. (Or was it vice-versa?) Yeah, perhaps he moved here after quitting since he saw how shangri-la the weather is here. I would fire him an email if you really want to wash down some beers with the guy.
Originally Posted by DrWilloughby
No recruitment. Actually it comes from my love of the Utah sessions that I used to hang out at. They were always at Wahoo studios (Ninja Bee), which made it easy to talk and show off games (lots of computers, perfect environment for games). In talking to James about the San Diego one he mentioned that it is often hard to show the games due to locations. That got me thinking that we could do it here.
See all honest good intentions.
I'm also down for a San Diego/LA meeting at some-point, but on a Saturday/Sunday to avoid rush hour traffic.
In the meantime a San Diego meeting would be fine as well. Though I have a baby on the way in the next few weeks, so my availability is up in the air. However if do make it, I have a game to show.
I'm down if it gets moved to June 28 or later.
So it sounds like it will be me, cyrus_zuo, DrWilloughby, and Donnie Bugden this Thursday at 7:00 PM at Karl Strauss Brewery right by the Sony offices in Mira Mesa. Could you please post the exact address? Thanks.
As usual, I'll bring my laptop if anyone wants to use it. Just be sure to bring your stuff on a flash drive or a CD. Don't expect an Internet connection.
Thanks everyone for coming out! It was a blast, especially when Russ started dancing on the tables. Not getting his cherry Coke makes that man CRRRRRAZY!