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  • #4915
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    Susie J
    Participant

    Salutations! Since there has been discussion of we Aspirants possibly meeting up for fellowship and the like, I thought I’d open up this thread for meeting information. Full disclosure: this is strictly a civilian pursuit with no direct ties to the OOA. I, myself, have not yet had any direct contact with the OOA, so I’m entirely a novice in the community.

    That being said, Friday evening at least a couple of us will be attending the Hyaena Gallery’s 10th Anniversary Party at the California Institute of Abnormal Arts located at 11334 Burbank Blvd, North Hollywood, CA 91601. There is a $10 cover, but the venue has a literal dead clown in residence. How can you say no to that?

    If the day time is more your style, I’m free during the day on Saturday. Hit me up, I’m monkeymuffin333 on Kik, Periscope, Instagram & Twitter. Or PM me here.

    Also, I’m actually not as socially forward and as brave as I sound, so feel free to toss some ideas of your own out too. Thank you for your time!

  • #4941
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    Andrew Kasch
    Participant

    I will also be at the event tomorrow night. I’m free during the weekend if we want to all meet somewhere more low-key like a coffee house. But CIA will be a blast tomorrow.

  • #4945
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    Diem
    Participant

    As I am on the East coast, would anyone object to me sending a representative?

    • #4949
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      Susie J
      Participant

      I have no objection. The more the merrier. Your proxy will have to be okay with haunted paintings, carny culture, outsider art and one-man bands though. ^___^

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  • #4953
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    Diem
    Participant

    @2monkeymuffin333 I don’t think that will be an issue. Thanks.

  • #4955
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    David
    Participant

    I’m available Saturday. I’m down for a coffee house meet up so send details and I’ll be there. I have had a few experiences so far in the past couple of days would be nice to talk about them in person

    • #4956
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      Susie J
      Participant

      Cafe de Leche in Highland Park has execellent beverages and is close to a fancy doughnut shop.

  • #4957
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    David
    Participant

    I was thinking steampunk Cafe, very low-key and great food. It’s on Burbank and Whitsett

    • #4958
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      Susie J
      Participant

      Sounds good! As long as there’s coffee. ^__^

    • #4960
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      David
      Participant

      Cool so steampunk at noon on Saturday? @kasch @sean @mike you all down? @nking

    • #4962
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      Neil King
      Participant

      @dsapir, if it happens I am there. @thegilded you interested?

    • #4964

      I’m extremely interested, but I’m in San Diego and a bit far away. I’ll be driving up for OOA events (and hopefully you guys will be up for meeting for coffee or a beer then) but a 5 hour round trip for a meet and greet is a little rough for me.

      Call it a rain check for me until my (hopeful) consultation?

    • #4965
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      Susie J
      Participant

      We’ll take very detailed notes.

  • #4959
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    David
    Participant

    Or somewhere in North Hollywood? I have an important family gathering on Saturday night around 6 so I have to be back home at 5. Anytime before that(noon is great) is good. Noho has some good low-key coffee places

  • #4963
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    Diem
    Participant

    Keep this post updated for those of us appearing by proxy, please and thank you. I would rather be “virtually” present where there are more members available to share in one space.

  • #4966
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    Andrew Kasch
    Participant

    I am down for Steampunk Cafe on Saturday. That place rules! Noon sounds great!

    • #5029
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      David
      Participant

      See you there at 12 tomorrow @kasch

  • #4968
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    Anonymous

    Would be super down to stop by but I got work till 3 tomorrow :/

  • #4984
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    DtheZombie
    Participant

    I would love to but I cannot meet as I am nowhere near Cali and have no one to represent me, perhaps we could all meet at a later date on a google hangout as well?

  • #4992
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    Rusty
    Participant

    I am afraid work is consuming me these days, so I seem to be unavailable schedule-wise, but would love to hear any afterthoughts to the meet ups. All the best to you guys!

  • #5102
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    Mary Pavlovsky
    Participant

    Is this tonight? I’d love to go. Someone please confirm.

    • #5107
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      Susie J
      Participant

      We here at the CIA now, Mary. Drop by if you can

  • #5105
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    _Michael Gray
    Participant

    I also am available to meet up at the steampunk cafe. I’ll be there at noon as well.

  • #5111

    The Gatekeeper has issued a warning regarding your meeting:

    “We have been given information that a meeting is to transpire in Los Angeles and heed our warning, one in attendance is not who they seem.”

    Be vigilant fellow Initiates.

    • #5114
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      Amie
      Participant

      I wonder if that was for tonight’s or tomorrow?? Careful everyone!

    • #5126
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      Susie J
      Participant

      I’m guessing for noon as it was just me and @kasch tonight. I tried my hand at evangelicizing. I suck at it.

  • #5113
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    _Michael Gray
    Participant

    So who was all planning on going then? @dsapir @kasch ?? Was it just you two that have confirmed? We should keep a look out for anyone keeping tabs on us.

  • #5117
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    Andrew Kasch
    Participant

    There are at least four of us going to the Steampunk tomorrow at noon.

  • #5118
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    _Michael Gray
    Participant

    Awesome! I can’t wait to meet you all and discuss our _Path.

  • #5119
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    _Michael Gray
    Participant

    It would be great if @kent could come have coffee with us as well.

  • #5134
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    Anonymous

    Let us know how the new meet up goes! I have a strong feeling that the ooa is up to something and will have a physical impact at the meet up you guys will have… Super curious to see if anything happens! (Oh how I wish I wasn’t at work :/)

  • #5136

    Trust, but verify. It is possible that someone attending today’s meetup will be a Detractor. It is also possible that the OOA is just keeping us on our toes

  • #5137
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    Anonymous

    Definitely agree to that, be careful of what you take in as truths. One may be feeding you false info…

  • #5138
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    Amie
    Participant

    I haven’t had time for replies so far today, but quickly…have fun everyone. If anyone decides to periscope let us know!

  • #5139
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    Anonymous

    ^^ oh definitely! I will totally be down to check in on you guys on periscope

  • #5140
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    CLR
    Participant

    yes please! I’d love to get in on the periscope too if you all decide to do that.

  • #5141
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    Anonymous

    If anyone who’s going to the meet up (or just in general!) wants to pop in their periscope user name in here, we can follow each other so we can notifications when (if) you guys go live? Mines the same as here: Rizzzoooooo and same Bowie style profile pic :)

    • #5143
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      Susie J
      Participant

      My periscope is monkeymuffin333.

      Tenebrae sum.
      Educes me inscientia.
      Lux vitae est!

  • #5142
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    CLR
    Participant

    @rizzzoooooo followed you! I won’t be at the meet up, but if anyone is inclined to add me anyway my username there is kittxnmittxns.

  • #5147
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    Amie
    Participant

    Mine is glitrgrl000 and my picture is my cat Rio who is no longer with us.

  • #5149
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    Melissa
    Moderator

    My Periscope handle is mkarrett but sadly I won’t be able to meet up. Feel free to follow me!

  • #5150
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    DtheZombie
    Participant

    I’m in the midwest, so I won’t be able to meet up, but I just DLed periscope, so I’ll add y’all on there, my handle is dthezombie

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  • #5152
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    Anonymous

    How goes the meet up? @dsapir @kasch @kingkill33 ?

  • #5160
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    Susie J
    Participant

    Sorry for the radio silence. It was way too loud to Periscope in there. But the meetup went well! Eight forum members and my fascinated husband attended. First, we all made an oath that none of us were the imposter and if one of us were found to be lying in the future, I get to smack them. Except @daela and @reaton who arrived a little late. We discussed direct experiences with the OOA, communications and what they could indicate and our general impressions of the whole situation. I left some OOA flyers out on the flyer table. Nothing untoward happened and our quaint fellowship was strengthened significantly.

  • #5165
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    DtheZombie
    Participant

    @monkeymuffin333 Thanks for letting us know

  • #5171
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    Melissa
    Moderator

    Let us know when the next meet up is, I would love to meet some of you all.

  • #5222
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    Mary Pavlovsky
    Participant

    I just do not understand. If one gets is rewarded for the effort one puts in why are people like Sean (among a few others who are doing the heavy lifting here) being ignored?

    • #5225

      I have faith in the Path the Institute has laid out for me. And truly, I don’t mind doing any lifting if it means helping others on their path.

      That said, aww shucks. I knew you cared. High five for you later.

  • #5224
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    _Michael Gray
    Participant

    I have the same concerns, but I am exercising patience and waiting to see what happens. Seems like most have gotten some response from the OOA about their questionnaire, I have not. I do know though that the OOA is very busy reading all of them and still trying to guide us on our _Path, so maybe they have plans for us, but they are finishing up other matters first.

  • #5226
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    DtheZombie
    Participant

    @maryellison911 I wouldn’t worry Mary, this is just beginning it seems. Patience.

  • #5228
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    Mary Pavlovsky
    Participant

    There’s a light
    A certain kind of light that shines on me
    When you’re there it’s where I want to be
    When you’re around it seems to set me free

    There’s a place
    A place where everybody wants to be
    A place where only you & I can see
    Together we can make a lovers creed

    When I’m falling past the speed of sound
    When I’m falling go spinning round & round
    When I’m falling & gravity is bringing me down
    That’s when you catch me before I hit the ground

    Ain’t nobody trying when they say they’re through

    There’s a world
    A world that everybody wants to know
    The world of our warm light & loving glow
    When you’re right here it’s where I wanna be

    There’s a time
    A time when everybody’s love must pay a price
    With you I’m just the winner of the prize
    When you’re around there’s nothing that I need

    When I’m falling past the speed of sound (David Lear)

    • #5229
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      GATEKEEPER5
      Keymaster

      Mary, you have no clue the path that has been chosen for you. Soon, your concern will be “When will they Stop?” not, “Why haven’t they started?”

      Be careful what you ask for, we are listening.

    • #5286
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      Bagel
      Participant

      rekt

  • #5440
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    Melissa
    Moderator

    Hello,

    Would anybody like to join a Slack team for The Tension Experience? PM me your e-mail address and I’ll send you the invite.

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    • #5442

      What is a Slack team, and what are the benefits of joining one?

    • #5457
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      Addison Born
      Participant

      Slack is a group chatting instant message platform, lets you collaborate w/ team members in real time in different “channels.” Could definitely be helpful if enough people join.

    • #5463
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      Melissa
      Moderator

      @addisonborn, thank you for doing the pitch for me! :) The reddit page is a great way to organize current issues/puzzles and like you said Slack has it’s on benefits with chat (forums are great don’t get me wrong but it gets a little disorganized) and throwing in documents on one team page. Just something I thought I try.

    • #5466

      @mkarrett I’ve never used Slack but if it’s something we’re interested in trying it, count me in. I’m happy to pass you my email, jus let me know if it’s a go.

    • #5470
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      Melissa
      Moderator

      @electrichippo that’s an interesting choice for an icon! 😉

      So far we have a few people on Slack. I plan on adding more content and links this evening.

  • #5447
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    Anonymous

    @thegilded I second that, very curious to what a slack team is

  • #5448
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    Diem
    Participant

    Ditto

  • #5449
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    Justin Marcoaldi
    Participant

    Hi All,

    I’m new to the group and am very anxious to start my journey. That being said, does anyone have any advice or tips to help me on my journey?

  • #5454
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    _Michael Gray
    Participant

    @angelmassacre24 Welcome to the OOA! Each individual’s _path is different. Be active and partcipate, and the rest should follow. There are many puzzles to solve so ask for help if you happen to get stuck. We’re all here for each other and for the Light. Hope you enjoy your time with us and the OOA.

  • #5455

    @angelmassacre24 – To add to @kingkill33‘s recommendations, if you aren’t sure where to begin I’d say that the puzzle on the first page is the most accessible one. Click the buttons on the main page and start with the one that involves weird letters, and amulets. If you can figure that out, you’ll be treated with the knowledge of what lies in store for those who Ascend.

  • #5456
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    Mike
    Participant

    @angelmassacre24 – There’s this thread on Reddit that has info from the beginning until now. There are spoilers for the earlier puzzles (the ones from February), but the current puzzles are not. This should give you a good starting point on what’s been going on and where to investigate :)

    • #5481
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      Rusty
      Participant

      @mike Thanks for turning me on to that resource, it has been extremely helpful.

  • #5460
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    Melissa
    Moderator

    Glory Be Brothers and Sisters! Anna has listened to my plea to Follow Light! Welcome @annamonomaniac!

    • This reply was modified 8 years ago by Profile photo of Melissa Melissa. Reason: Anna, your handle is impossible. :)
  • #5464
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    DtheZombie
    Participant

    @angelmassacre24 Welcome! Feel free to pm me if you need help with anything, I’ll try my best!

  • #5573
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    _Michael Gray
    Participant

    Yea!! :) @thecatnipper189 So good to see that you have joined us. Remember, the _path to Light is determined by how much you seek it. Don’t be afraid to chat with us on these forums, but do be afraid of those detractors lying in wait to spread lies.

  • #5846
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    Amie
    Participant

    So is there anyone that is planning to go to Midsummer Scream or ScareLA?? I’ll be at both, but I was just thinking how funny it would be if we could wear a button or sticker or something with the logo so when we pass someone we can tell them Glory Be. It would be a good recruiting opportunity for the OOA if there was someone handing out flyers with their logo and website info.

    • #5847
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      Melissa
      Moderator

      Good idea @amieexists! I’m going to ScareLA and would be down Spreading the Light. :)

    • #5849
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      Amie
      Participant

      Yay! I’m going to look into making buttons or something unless someone has other ideas?? I’m up for any thoughts!

    • #5848
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      Andrew Kasch
      Participant

      I’m scheduled to be on a panel at ScareLA. Good place to spread the word. :)

      I will also be passing out OOA flyers at Monsterpalooza tomorrow and at the Lovecraft Film Festival next Friday in San Pedro.

    • #5850
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      Amie
      Participant

      I’d ask what panel but since nothing has been released yet I’ll wait. :) Good job spreading the word! We wouldn’t be able to do that in ScareLA or Midsummer right since we didn’t pay? I’ve never been to either of the two you are going to do but not living in the area makes it harder. Two conventions 1 week apart is going to be quite a bit!

    • #5851
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      Susie J
      Participant

      I’ll be at ScareLA on the Saturday. I think it would be an EXCELLENT opportunity to spread the Word.

      PS I would love a button, please. I will pay you American monies for such a thing.

    • #5854
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      Amie
      Participant

      Awesome! I’m looking into it, it doesn’t seem expensive so no money necessary but I’m up for everyone’s ideas as far as design. Just the logo, logo and website or ??? Also size as well, i’m thinking 1 inch or 1 1/2 at the most for a button, but again open to ideas! IF anyone has ideas please get a hold of me! :)

  • #5852
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    Susie J
    Participant

    Speaking of which, there is a meet-up planned for May 1st at Venice Beach. We’re hoping to start at 11 am in front of the Freak Show. There will be pamphlets and flyers and we will be spreading the Light. Also, our own @dsapir will be filming a student project on the perspective of being an Aspirant, so if you plan on attending, reflect on your experience and be prepared to testify. Hope to see a bunch of Brothers and Sisters there!

    Note: if you’re interested in viewing the freak slow, admission is very reasonable, just bring a lot of small bills too. You might get to staple them onto someone.

  • #5853
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    David
    Participant

    Thank you @susie for the shout out. Yes everyone I will be spreading the light to others in a more, visual way, by making a student film that will be at my high school’s film festival most likely on May 20th. Hopefully I can get others to begin their _path and step out of their darkness by seeing my video. If anyone has any suggestions or would like to bring something to help film(bounce boards, etc.) that would be of great help(Just PM me on here or if you have me on any other social media platform message me there). Hopefully @gatekeeper4 would approve me spreading the light to others who are still in the darkness by doing what I love to do! Glory Be!

    In Light,

    • #5855
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      Amie
      Participant

      @dsapir Very cool idea! I hope you get plenty of material for your film. I wish I could make it to some of these meetups!

  • #6033
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    Erin
    Participant

    There is a large event of the dapper persuasion this weekend at Disneyland. Anyone else going?
    Might be fun to bring a _path of light to the House of Mouse.

    • #6172
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      Susie J
      Participant

      Bat’s Day in the Fun Park! Plus the Black Market on Saturday. Good times! It’s been a few years since I went. Maybe in the future we can do our own invasion: OOA in the House of Mouse. ^__^

  • #6189
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    PuppetGirl
    Participant

    Anybody up for hanging out on a weekday…maybe in the valley/Noho area? Weekends are a little tough for me, but I’m free most M,T,W,F from 9-5p.

  • #6326
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    PuppetGirl
    Participant

    I was thinking of going for a hike Monday afternoon at Echo mountain in Altaneda. Would anyone like to join me? We can improve ourselves with a little exercise while having fellowship and maybe come up with a new creative way to spread the word of the OOA. Who’s in? I’m free until about 5pm.

  • #6552
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    Melissa
    Moderator

    Hey guys,

    I propose a meet up, just for fun/meet some of you guys. Here’s the date, let me know if you’re coming:

    Friday May 13th
    All Star Lanes
    4459 Eagle Rock Blvd
    Los Angeles, CA 90041

    8-10pm?

    • #6558
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      PuppetGirl
      Participant

      I’ll be out of town. 😕

    • #6569
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      Jake O
      Participant

      I’m also out of town this coming weekend, otherwise I would be in!

    • #7015
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      Melissa
      Moderator

      Just a reminder the bowling thing is still a thing, see ya!

  • #7136
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    Amie
    Participant

    My timeline if off. I’ll be in LA next weekend (Sat-Tues). So I’m there the weekend between things happening. Figures! If anyone goes to Urban Death on the 21st I’ll be there. :)

  • #8298
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    Susie J
    Participant

    Hey there Brothers and Sisters, I figured with the Ringing of the Bell coming up on us it would be good to toss out the idea of a meet up? Most likely for after the event on the 29th. Pending the location, we can lock down a place to get together and unpack/unwind, share some laughs, compare notes and ideas. I love getting together with my peeps. What do you think?

    • #8299
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      Mike
      Participant

      I think it’s a fantastic idea!

    • #8300
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      Jake O
      Participant

      I’m in, depending on any details or occurrences surrounding the event that may prevent it

    • #8301
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      ReidV
      Participant

      Ditto!

  • #8327
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    _Michael Gray
    Participant

    Lets do it!!

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