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Wellington roll call? Who's gonna be there and what do you have planned?

alienorchid
Lorien


Nov 5 2012, 10:12am

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I am heading to Wellington, arriving on the 26th November and leaving on the 29th. I had originally planned on going to the Red Carpet Tours party, but it's really too expensive for me and my partner. Also, I probably won't be joining the throngs on Premier day because I'm mobility impaired and crowds give me panic attacks..

..so I'm wondering if anyone has any other meetings or events planned? And I'm just generally curious to know what others will be up to during their stay in Welly?

Personally, I'm mainly there as a birthday celebration, and I'll be seeing the giant squid at Te Papa, wandering around Wellington Zoo, doing a little shopping, hanging with friends, and generally enjoying not-being in Christchurch :P

What say you, TORN-sibs?


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 5 2012, 6:21pm

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I'll be there. [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm arriving early afternoon on Tuesday and leaving Thursday morning. My plan is to meet up with TORNsibs somewhere that afternoon and evening and plan for the Wednesday.

We may need to organise a central meeting place for those who are free!

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Starling
Half-elven


Nov 6 2012, 6:43am

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I am so jealous of you [In reply to] Can't Post

getting to see the giant squid. I haven't seen it yet. I'm expecting a full report. Cool
I hope you have a lovely time being in a functioning city - it's a real treat isn't it?
The first time I went to Auckland after the earthquakes I couldn't stop looking at the roads. They looked so....smooth!


syameese
Bree

Nov 6 2012, 7:19am

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I will be there - somewhere :) [In reply to] Can't Post

Me & Mrs Syameese will be on the Red Carpet tour so will be in town THAT day!!!


Moahunter
Rohan


Nov 6 2012, 7:44am

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Red Carpet Tours/TORn party. [In reply to] Can't Post

An invite has just been circulated to *xtras.
I had already booked but I don't know how many other inhabitants of a particular watery place will be there.


alienorchid
Lorien


Nov 6 2012, 2:00pm

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Sounds great! [In reply to] Can't Post

I look forward to meeting you and whoever else is able to make it :D


Ataahua
Superuser / Moderator


Nov 6 2012, 6:04pm

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I was watching [In reply to] Can't Post

an episode of Police 10-7 where the camera was in a police car chasing a speeding vehicle down a suburban street, and the cop car was bouncing all around the place as if it was off-roading - but no one mentioned anything out of the ordinary. Then I clicked: They were filming cops in Christchurch.

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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Starling
Half-elven


Nov 7 2012, 6:21am

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LOL! [In reply to] Can't Post

You wouldn't believe the number of cars failing warrants here due to munted shocks.


Rosie-with-the-ribbons
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 10 2012, 12:02pm

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I'll be there [In reply to] Can't Post

I'll be with the TORn group.
Which means I'll be arriving on Sunday afternoon. In the evening an group dinner.
Monday morning no plans yet, in the afternoon Weta and in the evening the party.
Tuesday I'll be meeting up with Fellowship members from my trip in 2005. Seeing them for the first time since that trip.
Wednesday the premiere, although I don't know any timing on that yet.
Thursday back to Auckland.
On Friday Hobbiton visit!
And on Saturday flying back home.



entmaiden
Forum Admin / Moderator


Nov 10 2012, 9:16pm

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I'll be there! [In reply to] Can't Post

Can't believe I'm leaving next Saturday!

I arrive in Wellington on the 24th with the TORN group. Leave the 29th for Auckland, where we will visit Hobbiton, then back to the US on 1 December.

It's hard to figure out a good meeting place since I'm sure there will be crowds of people everywhere. Anything near the Embassy will be hopeless. We'll have to designate a coffee shop on Cuba Street for a gathering place.


silvereyed
The Shire

Nov 11 2012, 5:32am

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So excited! [In reply to] Can't Post

I'm coming to Wellington from the 27th to the 1st :)
My last NCEA exam is on the 21st, and it's like a celebration after graduating high school!


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 5:57am

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Welcome! [In reply to] Can't Post

What a great celebration you will have. Cool I am assuming from the mention of NCEA that you are another Kiwi. There are a few of us around here.
And speaking of feathered creatures, are you named after one of my favourite birds, by any chance?


silvereyed
The Shire

Nov 11 2012, 7:45am

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kiwi :) [In reply to] Can't Post

My last name is Hawke, if that's what you mean! And yeah, I'm from New Zealand - I live in Auckland.


Starling
Half-elven


Nov 11 2012, 7:55am

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The silvereye [In reply to] Can't Post

is one of my favourite birds. But hawks are also cool!
And good luck for your exams.


alienorchid
Lorien


Nov 12 2012, 11:32am

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That's so awesome! [In reply to] Can't Post

 


grammaboodawg
Immortal


Nov 12 2012, 7:49pm

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So exciting! I wish I was going to be there with you all! [In reply to] Can't Post

I SO look forward to hearing everyone's stories!

HEY... can somebody go up into the high seats of The Embassy and see if they can find Xoanon's seat? He can't remember which one it is, and now it's become a matter of principle to me ;) OCD RUNS RAMPANT!!

But seriously... I wish all of you going a very Bon Voyage and an experience you'll warm yourself with for the rest of your days!

*huggles*



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Moahunter
Rohan


Nov 12 2012, 9:29pm

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Xoanon's seat. [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey Gramma, according to the info. you sent me its V36.


NZJackie
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Nov 18 2012, 9:30pm

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I'm going! [In reply to] Can't Post

Hey guys, Jackie here! I'm totally gunna be there for the Premiere and would love to hang out with my fellow major fans as I'm the only one in my group of friends here who likes LOTR or TH enough to travel to Wellington for it. :D
I'm in on the 27th until the 29h and my plan was to hang around the Embassy all day waiting, you know, get there massively early to get a good place. ;D
I'd love to not be the only one, or have something else to do entirely with others so I can meet new fans and actually have a 2-sided Tolkien Conversation :D

NZJ


Magpie
Immortal


Nov 18 2012, 9:44pm

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Ataahua
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Nov 18 2012, 11:32pm

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once we (those who are going to Wellington) know what our Wednesday plans are, we can post an update here so that others can join us if they wish. It'll be great to have a gathering of as many fans as possible. :)

Celebrimbor: "Pretty rings..."
Dwarves: "Pretty rings..."
Men: "Pretty rings..."
Sauron: "Mine's better."

"Ah, how ironic, the addictive qualities of Sauronís master weapon led to its own destruction. Which just goes to show, kids - if you want two small and noble souls to succeed on a mission of dire importance... send an evil-minded beggar with them too." - Gandalf's Diaries, final par, by Ufthak.


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NZJackie
Registered User


Nov 19 2012, 6:23am

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This just popped up [In reply to] Can't Post

http://www.stuff.co.nz/dominion-post/culture/7970359/Hobbit-red-carpet-details-revealed

Not only does it say who is coming, but there is the time it starts as well so things can be planned :D

NZJ

World Famous in New Zealand


NZJackie
Registered User


Nov 24 2012, 11:19pm

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So... [In reply to] Can't Post

What do you think we should do? At the moment my plans include waiting around The Embassy all day and that's about it...lol

NZJ

World Famous in New Zealand


alienorchid
Lorien


Nov 25 2012, 11:36am

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What I'm thinking [In reply to] Can't Post

is that I'll go sit in a cafe at like 10.30am? And anyone who wants to can come have a coffee and we can all flail excitedly at each other about the movie :) My friend suggested a little place called Meow, which is on a little side street that comes off Victoria St.. it would be good because we wouldn't have to contend with foot traffic, but my only concern is that the food is quite expensive...

 
 

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