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Would YOU consider attending an Xbox-HQ convention?
YES!
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YES!
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YES!
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Hang out with you losers? No way!
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Hang out with you losers? No way!
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Hang out with you losers? No way!
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Only if I could crash for free at Forahobby's flat
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Only if I could crash for free at Forahobby's flat
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Only if I could crash for free at Forahobby's flat
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Australia? Isn't that near Germany?
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Australia? Isn't that near Germany?
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Australia? Isn't that near Germany?
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Only if DJB could fix me up with a HOT Aussie lass (or lad for the ladies)
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Only if DJB could fix me up with a HOT Aussie lass (or lad for the ladies)
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Only if DJB could fix me up with a HOT Aussie lass (or lad for the ladies)
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:32 am   
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Wouldn't it be cool to meet all your friends from Xbox-HQ?

I've always wanted to travel to Australia! What better excuse! My wife and I were planning to travel Down Under for honeymoon 60 years ago (well, it SEEMS like I've been married 60 years!), but our EX-travel agent really screwed us up. She forgot to include our airfare for travel once we would have arrived in Australia. We were already scrambling for money to pay for the price she originally quoted us. We were worried but thought we coud just barely pull it off. Man, I was psyched! I dreamed of seeing Ayers Rock in the first morning light (now I just dream of feeding my children to dingoes - inside story). .. Sydney Opera House... Great Barrier Reef... the luscious vegetation & wildlife of Carrington (OK, maybe not that last one). Then the EX-travel agent dropped the bomb... "Oops! Remember that price I quoted you? Well, it's actually almost DOUBLE that!" Oh well, my plans to visit Down Under went down under. We went to Hawaii instead... nice, but it ain't Australia!

Last year, I spent over $5,000 to send my 12 year old son on an educational trip to Australia. All I got was a few funky-looking Australian currency. I'm ready to go myself!

I've heard there's NOT ONE UGLY GIRL in all of Australia (they feed the ugly ones to dingoes, I'm told)!

It could happen! We could sit around and play World Championship Rugby & V8 Supercars!

Screwy idea or an idea worth further consideration?

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 3:38 am   
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Hey,

It would be great to meet up i must admit.. Surprised

It is very cheap in australia for you USA guys to come over and holiday.. You have to remember our Australian Dollar is very weak compared to your USD Dollar.. Basically the $AUD is normally always nearly exactly the same as the CANADIAN Dollar (eh?) exchange rate..

Newcastle is very cheap compared to most part of australia for accomodation too.. (eg. Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane).. We have Nelson Bay, Shoal Bay, Central Coast (Gosford, ERINA) and many other destinations which sydney siders always visit too because of how cheap it is.Sydney is only 1 and a 1/2 hrs drive from newcastle too on the freeway (express way).. 110km p/hr..

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I've heard there's NOT ONE UGLY GIRL in all of Australia (they feed the ugly ones to dingoes, I'm told)!


I only wish that was true. I was sitting at the traffic lights only yesterday when a ugly heffer tried to chat me up.. I just dumped it into 1st and dropped the clutch.. hehehe lol

But you are right.. Aussie girls are rarely ugly..

l8r

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Post Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:53 am   
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She was probably an American tourist!
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Post Posted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 4:57 am   
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I'm all for the jaunt!!

Actually, I have already expressed to forahobby that I would like to visit.

My brother was in the Navy and out of all the places he visited he said Australia was the best! He was all over the world too!

Let me know when to book it!

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Post Posted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 7:28 am   
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*BUMP*

Im interested to see if we can get together.
Ill just BUMP this topic occassionally so other VIP's or other members may find it interesting..

How much exactly would it cost just for a return ticket from USA?
Maybe we should get some rough idea of the prices..

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Hey everyone, I'm new here, But I would love to go to Australia and meet everyone. I have always wanted to go Very Happy . Just tell me a few months in advance so I can get everything ready and save money on a plane ticket. Hope this actually comes together. c-ya

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Post Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2004 9:00 pm   
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Old info, but just to give people an idea.....



"
Australia and the South Pacific Deals
Qantas' Fare "Down Under" $700
Destinations: Auckland, Brisbane, Sydney, Australia, New Zealand
Provider: Qantas
Activities: Air
Dates: 2004-06-30
Author: Sascha Segan

June 25, 2004 -- Airfares to Australia work like this: during the low season (that's now), there's usually a $798 sale going on from Air New Zealand, Qantas or United. There's often a $748 sale. There's only occasionally a $698 sale. Right now is one of those $698 occasions, so if you're thinking of heading to Australia in late July or August, buy your tickets now.

Qantas' current $698 sale is on through Wednesday, June 30, and covers flights to Australia and New Zealand between July 24 and the end of August. You must stay in Australia between 7 days and one month, and unusually for fares this cheap, you can get frequent flyer miles for these flights.

The $698 fare is from LA to Sydney, Brisbane or Auckland. (Air New Zealand is matching the Auckland fare, but not the Australia rates.) Fares from other cities to Sydney, Brisbane or Auckland include:

* From San Francisco and San Jose: $830
* From San Diego and Las Vegas: $840
* From Seattle: $980
* From New York: $998 (no flights to Auckland)
* From Portland, OR: $1015
* From Dallas or Denver: $1090
* From St. Louis or Chicago: $1135
* From DC, Miami or Boston: $1160

Flights to Melbourne are $100 more; flights to Cairns are $200 more.

As usual, it's up to you whether to save money by designing your own connection to Los Angeles or basking in the security of Qantas' guaranteed connections.

That $1135 Chicago fare, for instance, is essentially a $437 connection to LA - really expensive when you consider Southwest is selling $178 roundtrips between Chicago and LA right now. Similarly, the $1160 Boston/Miami fare is a $462 connection, pretty lousy when you consider America West is selling $238 roundtrips to LA from Boston and American Airlines is selling $215 roundtrips to LA from Miami.

Book this deal online at www.qantasusa.com/webDeals/192"

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Post Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2004 9:07 pm   
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that would be insane if we went to australia. get to meet some hot australlian girls Laughing but the only thing that would suck and i think everyone agrees with me is how much we would have to pay to go there


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I'm attending a convention in New Orleans, LA in late October... I checked with several airlines TODAY & they all want about $1000 for a R/T ticket from Roanoke, VA ... makes Australia sound like a veritable bargain!
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Hi all,

Im thinking we would definately need a large hall of some sort to have all our equipment in it.. We would also need some cheap accomodation available very close to the HALL or where we choose to hold the meeting/BBQ/Convention/PISS UP etc..

The Convention would more then likely be held in Newcastle, NSW Australia so the admins can organise everything with ease..

Newcastle is only 1 1/2hrs drive from sydney. We have 2 x airports on located right near my house PELICAN, NSW or alot further away WILLIAMTOWN.. You guys will probably want to hire a car anyway once you hit sydney so you can get around..

How long would the convention last you think?
- 2 days (weekend)?
- 7 days (full week)?

Im not fussed..

What sort of accommodation can people afford.. Should i be looking for Caravan Parks (caravans, onsite units), MOTELS, HOTELS or what..
You all are coming to australia to meet guys but also you want to be comfortable too..

well, just keep adding to the topic until we have all the details.

Maybe we could start a NEW PROJECT in our PROJECT MANAGER here:
http://xbox-hq.com/html/modules.php?name=Work_Board

Then all members can help organise booking etc..
Im guessing but im pretty sure i will be organising everything on this end for everyone..


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Post Posted: Sat Sep 25, 2004 10:25 am   
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Sounds good to me Smile


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Post Posted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 4:58 pm   
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Definitely a week. who would want to go to australia and hang out with everyone from xbox-hq for only 2 days? maybe make the convention 5 days and then the weekend to hook up with some girls(or guys for the girls)


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like i said.. Im easy.. I would prefer you come over for 2 weeks.. hehe

Plenty of places to go and see in the area..
Only 10 minutes to the Beach from just about everywhere in Newcastle apart from the suburbs. Nelson Bay is only 45mins drive and has Dolphin Cruises, Charter Boats etc etc Clubs.. Nelson Bay is where most sydney folks have their holidays..

anyway, good to see this thread is still cranking..

l8r all

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I would deff be there. Just make sure you give us enough notice so I can save some $$$. Wink


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hey sactownsav... Smile

The more the merrier i always say.. heheh
It will be good to actually meet some members face to face from all over the world. We pretty much know each other quite well anyway after all the pm's, emails and forum posts we stay in touch with..

ill keep updating this thread as i keep getting more info on it and whos coming etc.. Just make sure you have ticked the checkbox when you post that says:

'Notify me when a reply is posted'..

l8r bro

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