Toronto IGWJD Meetup?

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Any interest? I'm not sure how many Goodjers are in Toronto or nearby. I imagine it'd be pretty simple to find a place that would take a large group in afternoon and let us play games while we consumed delicious Canadian micro-brews. (I understand that these are the primary elements of a Slap and Tickle... please correct me if I'm wrong here.)

I'm happy to call around and find a place if there is enough interest.

I might be interested while my wife and kids are away in November. I do live 2.5h North of TO, but have a few options of places to crash.
I'm always looking for a reason to hit the city.

Also, if I come I'm happy to bring homebrew... by the keg

EDIT - Just read the thread title and realized you meant on International GWJ Day.

What's International GWJ Day?

EDIT: Cursory glancing through the site answered this for me.

Sign me up. The last one of these we tried to organize, I think we managed to pull in like 4 people! =)

If we end up needing a decent amount of space, C'est What is always a decent option.

I would certainly be interested, but that particular day may not work for me. A slightly more important event may be going on that day.

I'm likely in if I don't get called to work.

MoonDragon wrote:

I would certainly be interested, but that particular day may not work for me. A slightly more important event may be going on that day.

Sacrilege! Move the wedding!

Yeah, scratch my ability to attend as well. I'll be in Niagara.

TOTALLY down for a different day though.

Well, we can always plan for a different day. After all, our Thanksgiving is already different than those nuts south of the border; we can just have Canadian Goodjer Day at a different time. Well, Torontonian Goodjer Day.

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
MoonDragon wrote:

I would certainly be interested, but that particular day may not work for me. A slightly more important event may be going on that day.

Sacrilege! Move the wedding!

How did you... oh! n/m

Suits me. IGWJD is just a scam by the greeting card industry anyway.

Feegle wrote:

Well, we can always plan for a different day. After all, our Thanksgiving is already different than those nuts south of the border; we can just have Canadian Goodjer Day at a different time. Well, Torontonian Goodjer Day. :)

What's that? Toronto thinking they're fancy enough to do their own thing? Getta outta town!

Chumpy_McChump wrote:
Feegle wrote:

Well, we can always plan for a different day. After all, our Thanksgiving is already different than those nuts south of the border; we can just have Canadian Goodjer Day at a different time. Well, Torontonian Goodjer Day. :)

What's that? Toronto thinking they're fancy enough to do their own thing? Getta outta town!

;)

I can't win. I revised from Canadian Goodjer Day so that people from out of town wouldn't go, "Hey, we're doing IGWJD on the 15th! Isn't it just like a Torontonian to claim that they speak for all of Canada?!"

I've only been in Toronto a few years, and before that I used to rail against Toronto the self-important along with everyone else. Shortly after I moved here, (and whether I drank the kool-aid is up for debate) I realized that the GTA houses roughly 1 in 7 Canadians. Now when my relatives in Ottawa complain about Toronto, I just tell them, "17%, bitches."

I'd definitely be up for finally meeting some of the local GWJers.

Yeah - I came out to the small one we had a couple years back and that was good fun. I'd be in for another some time.

So, shall we try to plan something small for the 15th for the actual Goodjer Day, and then have another one later on when some of those who are busy can make it? Or shall we just hold off and have one of them at a later date?

You people just need to join us in Cleveland.

Is there anything to do in Cleveland?

I would give it serious consideration if it were another year; unfortunately the 16th is my birthday, and my wife has plans for me that day which (apparently) begin in the morning. I don't fancy driving from Ohio back to Toronto in the middle of the night.

CLEAR!

I think we missed IGWJGJGGD, but shall we revive this idea? My parent are visiting this week, and I've got a Thanksgiving thing on Sunday, but Monday is a holiday! Alternatively, we could do something with more than 4 days notice.

Well, we haven't missed it yet - it's not until the 15th of October.

That said, I'm good for whenever.* I don't know if Thanksgiving Monday is a good day to do it, just because others likely have plans that I do not... but if there is interest and an open location to hold it, I'm game.

*for certain values of whenever.

Oh jeez. Some day I will learn to read. =P

I'm out of town for Thanksgiving, but I'm game for the original date of Oct 15th. In fact it turned into a desirable date to do this, for me.

Well, that's three for the 15th. I'm game for a beer. Anyone else? Should one of us call around and see if we can find a bar/pub/restaurant/et cetera?

C'est What? was suggested, and I think we'd be foolish to overlook Snakes and Lattes, though I think the latter doesn't serve alcohol, which is a strike against it.

Feegle wrote:

Well, that's three for the 15th. I'm game for a beer. Anyone else? Should one of us call around and see if we can find a bar/pub/restaurant/et cetera?

C'est What? was suggested, and I think we'd be foolish to overlook Snakes and Lattes, though I think the latter doesn't serve alcohol, which is a strike against it. :)

They actually do have some bottled beer there. I can't join on the 15th, but you guys should do it and get some momentum going so I can come next time.

I was around for (and actually instigated) the meagre TO get-together a few years back. (4D and necroyeti were the other miscreants.) I can't make the 15th, sadly, but am happy to see there's some renewed interest. Please ensure that you're all adequately entertaining on the 15th so that there's interest in a subsequent gathering!

I've recently moved back to Toronto and would love to meet some fellow fans.

Snakes and Lattes is great. It's on a subway line, insane selection of games. Perfect.

I'm available on the 15th and would be amenable to beer and/or boardgames.

I have a friend/DM who works at Snakes and Lattes. We're playing tomorrow night; I'll see if I can get any info on booking a small group into the place.

At the moment, I count 4 people:

- Feegle
- MoonDragon
- Zip_Zap_Rap
- casktapper

Anyone else?

I'll try and see if The Judge wants to join us.

I think I can make it to something on the 15th.

I'm down as a maybe. I'm on call for work most of the time, and weekends are usually busy. I might get lucky and be able to swing the night off.

Seems that Snakes and Lattes doesn't have a decently functional reservation system for large groups. Or something. I'm a little unclear, but as far as I can tell, I was told (unofficially) that it's tricky to rely on getting a table if you're a group of more than 4 or 5.

I shall therefore call C'est What and see if they can accommodate a medium-sized group (6-8, it's seeming like.) I was thinking mid-afternoon to begin, and then see how long they'll let us stay/how long people want to stay? 2-ish work for people? I plan on calling tomorrow morning, so you've got about 24h to get comments or suggestions in.

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