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 Post subject: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 1:57 am 
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My good friend Otis (otischeng) is coming into town and it has been some time since our last Bay Area meet up.

So I will be organizing a meet up on Saturday the 14th of September 2013 in San Francisco.

I haven't yet secured a venue but we'll find something and it will likely be in the afternoon.

If you are in the area, I hope you can attend! More details to come as they are finalized.

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 Post subject: Re: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:47 pm 
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Hello everyone! My name is Otis Cheng. I'm from Hong Kong but mainly stay in Beijing of China for working reason. I'm a Puzzle Lover. My main interest is twistypuzzles of course, but I also like to play other category like metal puzzles, secret boxes & packing puzzles. I like to play them so somehow I collect them as well~

I've planed a travel to US since the beginning of 2013. And at last it happen in September. I'll join a tour to visit West Coast of US on 9th. And the Tour will end at 14th in LA. So I'll fly to SF at the same day and stay for 2 days. At 16th I'll fly to New York to continue my travel.

Since I'm in Hong Kong, the very other side of the world from US.......I think this will be a very very precious chance to meet puzzlers in SF. So I've asked Dave if there'll be a SF meetup during that time. And so we have this post here.

For travel reason I got to bring many stuff and so I can't bring much puzzles to US......but I'll bring one handmade puzzle which I think not easy to find one in Western countries. I'll be in SF, La, Vegas during 9th to 14th by the tour. So I think I'll have limited access to internet during this period. But I think there'll be wifi at hotel so I can still keep on.

Hope to see you in the meetup!

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 Post subject: Re: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 07, 2013 8:57 pm 
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I would love to come, but you just missed me :(

I am on vacation in Texas and will be back in Palo Alto September 20th.

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 Post subject: Re: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:39 am 
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Excellent timing for me. I've been quite busy lately but I happen to be free this coming Saturday. I'll see you all there (wherever "there" turns out to be)!

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 Post subject: Re: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 12:56 am 
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I am really hoping to come. I'm into a bit of Saturday work recently, but barring that I'll try to be there!

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 Post subject: Re: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:42 pm 
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I have confirmed with my work that Saturday is OK, so we will have the meet up at:

Lookout
1 Front Street
San Francisco, CA

I would like to set the time from 12:pm to 3:00pm. Once I get a rough count we can order in some food for lunch.

If you have access to BART it is very near the Embarcadero station. Be aware that meters downtown run even on weekends (yes, even Sunday, as a $75 ticket educated me), so I would recommend taking public transportation if you can.

Lobby security will need a guest list so please PM me if you can make it so I can add you. You can also reach me at contact @ litwinpuzzles . com if you are not a member.

I hope we have a good turn out!

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 Post subject: Re: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:49 am 
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OK, one last reminder.

So far it seems like there will be about 10 of us. Otis might be a bit late as his plane doesn't get in until 11am and he'll have to check into his hotel before coming.

If you haven't responded yet I'll be checking my PMs and email throughout, so send me a note and we'll find a way to include you.

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 Post subject: Re: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Sat Sep 14, 2013 1:50 pm 
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Have fun! I was hoping I might be able to join in, but between the two moody offspring my time is not my own at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 1:31 am 
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The meetup was very successful. I had a good time to talk & to play puzzles with some SF puzzlers. I know u all from TP, Dave, Brandon, Bram, Nick, Aleh & George. But to meet u all in person is still a wonderful experience. I would like to thank you all for sharing your puzzles & time. These are un-valuable treasure to a stranger like me.

Thanks especially Dave for his hospitality! And the gift from Nick!

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 Post subject: Re: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:15 am 
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Here are a few pictures from the meet up.

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More here.
Not so many attended, but all were puzzle heavyweights so I think Northern California was well represented.

Thanks for the visit Otis!

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 Post subject: Re: SF Meet-up (California Bay Area)
PostPosted: Tue Sep 17, 2013 12:19 am 
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It was very fun. Thanks again for organizing and hosting!

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