Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Salute 2015 Blogger Meet-up



The 2015 Blogger Meet-up was a great success, we had around 30 bloggers turn up, I tried to say hello to them all and failed miserably!
I've named everyone in the pic above (pic pinched from Pendragon Without's blog) that's him kneeling in the front. There are three bloggers that I couldn't identify, the lad in the green T-shirt
(Mike C has owned up and said its him in the green T-Shirt)
and the two chaps in the middle, between Carl and Ashley (Paint it Pink)
Who are you??
One chap has been identified as Neil Shuck from Meeples & Miniatures!! Link below

And we are now complete, Neil's Meeples chum Dave Luff completes the line up.

From Left to Right
Me
Postie
Smiffy
Provost Marshal












Now this is embarrassing??
 I promised the chap on the right, that I'd pimp his blog as he's in need of some more followers.
But.......
 I can't remember either his name or his blog title. I've gone through my entire bloglist
but can't find the poor chap???
Dave has commented below, with his blog address
to if you would all be so kind and go join his blog.
At the moment I'm his only follower.
http://dave1958showell.blogspot.co.uk/


And there he is again, between BigLee and Loki??






Sidney Roundwood, Provost Marshal, Phyllion & Whisperin Al....again??


In the back ground Postie gives me the V for Victory sign
while chatting to Clint and Dave D.


Provost Marshal & Whisperin Al yet again???


Sir Michael Awdry doing the twist with Dave D

81 comments:

  1. Thirty - that's impressive! Glad so many could gather.

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    1. It was great to meet up with the guys n gals, just wish I could have spoken to a few more people.

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  2. Terrific posting Ray. It was great to finally put some faces to names - especially those who I comment with most often like Clint and Michael. The chap between Carl and Paint it Pink is Neil Shuck from the Meeples & Miniatures podcast.

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  3. Nice set of pics from a great meet-up Ray.

    In the first pic, your arrow for "Clint" is actually pointing to the guy you promised to pimp but can't remember who it was. Clint was behind Whispering Al who was behind you.
    I think the lad in the green t-shirt was identified as Mike C (can't remember what his blog is though).

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    1. Stuck in deepest darkest bogland! (his words??)

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  5. Great to see you guys taking advantage of the opportunity to link up.

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    1. its great to put a face to a name Jason.

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  6. My "bloggers camouflage" paid off and I can't be seen at all well. Hiding skill +1.
    Shame I missed Phyllion it is always nice to meet people in the PBB games.
    Cheers for Posting Ray,

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  7. It was a great meet up... Mind I still managed to not meet some of the guys!

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  8. I look really worried! Must have been the presence of the paparazzi! Somehow I missed the group photo...not sure where I was at point. It was great to meet some old and new faces and there are a few more blogs to follow now.

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    1. It must have been the urge to empty your wallet Alastair??

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  9. What a bunch of miss fits ;-)

    I don't see that many packages amongst you lot!

    Ian

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    1. They all behind us, just incase the misses see the photos???

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  10. Ian. I think my official photographer (better half) was surrounded by bags and packages whilst taking the pic.

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    1. Yep best not get the evidence in the pic??

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  11. that chap is me,http://dave1958showell.blogspot.co.uk/it was agood day out

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    1. Aha!!! I hoped you'd see the post Dave, I've added a few lines to the post, hopefully you'll see a few more followers pop up on your blog. Great to meet you and have a chat!!

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    2. thanks Ray for all your help!

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    3. No probs Dave, now where are your pics of the show???

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  12. A good turn out. Without sounding like an echo nice to see the people behind the creativity.

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  13. Hi Ray,Thanks for posting all the pictures of Fellow Bloggers having a get together. Beano Boy

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  14. Wonderful to get an image of some of you.
    Seems you had a great time there, chaps!

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    1. Well I can't vouch for everyone, but I certainly did!!

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  15. Fantastic to see all these bloggers together! Thanks Ray!

    Greetings
    Peter

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  16. Nice to see all of you together at the big event. Thanks for IDing those you did, as well as linking their sites. I miss seeing Fran - which I'm sure the rest of you do too.

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    1. He was missed, but he had to re-dig his potato field!

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  17. Nice group of you guys this year and it is nice to put faces to the names. Everyone knows what you and I look like as we've got abnormally large close up avi's of our faces :)

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  18. Glad to see some faces, thanks for that!

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  19. I'm the guy in the green top! Sorry I didn't get to say hi to more of you, really did a bit of a whistle stop tour before heading off again. Was great to start putting some faces to blog names, especially finally meeting Sir Michael Awdrey.

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    1. Glad you came along Mike, shame we didn't get to chat.

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  20. Tall bloke next to me and behind Neil Shuck is Dave Luff also of Meeples :D

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  21. Great pictures Ray, can't stop laughing at your comment on the last one! :D Now just in case that there is any doubt amongst all our blogging chumrades, I would just like to clarify that I have yet to have the nod from her majesty, but mind you it does have a ring to it! ;)

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    1. You're quite a mover........Sir!

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    2. I was thinking Lord Awdry of Westham might work too! :)

      Great to see you again - hope to see more of you great work!

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    3. That could fit quite well???

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    4. Oh yes, that has a ring to it! :D

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  22. Hopefully I will get there next year!

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    1. Would be good to see you down south!!!

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  23. Doh! I threw a one and missed it again!!

    Though I did get to speak to Ray which was nice :>)

    Darrell.

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    1. Yep ! Shame you missed the meet-up, but it was great to have a chat anyway.

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  24. Doh! I threw a one and missed it again!!

    Though I did get to speak to Ray which was nice :>)

    Darrell.

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  25. Missed the meet-up. Again. On the other hand I did score a tonne of stuff! :-D

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  26. That's some league of extraordinary bloggers there mostly invisible man Clint included. This post makes me want to cross the pound but I haven't been to London in 20 years!

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    1. Robert,

      Although I missed (forgot! Doh!) to be at the Bloggeres Meet at 1pm I had a great time at Salute. OK, all the science fiction nonsense is not really my thing but there were many at the show who really did enjoy all of that.

      I'd suggest that it's worth the trip down once every year- it's not *that* expensive at the end of the day, I say that with the caveat that I was lucky enough to stay at my lovely Sister's place in Bromley so I didn't have to fork out for accommodation. I understand that the hotel near the venue is not much more than Travelodge(?).

      Darrell.

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    2. If you're gonna go to just one show in the UK in a year, make it Salute, yes its expensive and yes the carpark is dear, BUT, you get what you pay for.....just wish it was on for a few more hours, just to give you time to have a real good look around at all that's on show.

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    3. It'll be a serious trip for me Darrell coming from America but first I've got to get a new passport and real chore since 9/11.

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  27. I missed the main photo but caught the after-party! Was great meeting up with people. Best, Simon

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    1. There was a party???

      Doh!! :>)

      Darrell.

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    2. Yep, you missed the jelly and ice-cream!!

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  28. who out of the world of Blogland is going to be at Partizan?

    I know that Simon is, as will I..... who else?

    Darrell.

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    1. We were chatting the other day about Partizan??? We haven't been for a few years now, but maybe this year???

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  29. Nice post Ray. It was a big bunch this year and as many people have said its great to put faces to names. I thought I'd spoken to most people but now looking at your photo's it's clear I missed over half of them!! So if I didn't say hello it's not because I was being antisocial but because I'm a "bear of little brain" (to quote Winnie-the-pooh) and didn't recognise some people. It also didn't help that I wandered off to do more shopping before the meet-up ended.... I blame Clint for showing me the Liquid Rust he bought and convincing me I needed some as well!

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    1. No I agree, there's faces in the blog pic that I didn't even see on the day let alone talk to?????

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  30. Ray.. 31... you can see the back of my head far right on Wisperin Al's left shoulder in piccie no. 3... :o))

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    1. Good to meet up again Ray - looks like I managed to photobomb most of the pictures!

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  31. So many bloggers meeting face to face. I knew I felt a disturbance in the force!
    Good times by the looks.

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  32. Excellent work Ray - Can you turn the info into an I-Spy book ready for next year? - Now we know who's who we could tick them all off to win prizes!

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  33. Awesome stuff Ray. It's really wonderful to see the photos of all the bloggers. I wish I could have made it out - lets hope that next year it comes together as it would be great to see you.

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