Topic: US HM Camping Trip?

I have an idea that I'm sharing with a few of the communities I go to, basically the idea is that a bunch of us members would get together in real life at a park or camping ground and go camping together. I actually got the idea from another forum where they have British meetups, so I figured we should have an American one here. If the camping trip goes well and we get enough people, perhaps people in other countries will have meet-ups too, and we'll have our British members get together some place in Britain or our Australian members get to together in Australia, or our Mexican members get together in Mexico, so on and so forth. It would be great, we could all get to know each other better in real life and just hang out around a camp fire talking and what-not.

We could even do some stuff together, like go fishing or some of us could bring a bunch of laser tag equipment for everyone to use (probably Laser Tag: Team Ops). We could also go hiking together or for those of us who are gun owners, we could go to a gun shooting range or something like that. Perhaps we could even have a contest to see who can barbeque the best, or play sports, or something like that. I'm open to ideas, and of course you're all welcome to do whatever you please so long as it's within the meet-ups rules, which are below. This isn't a for sure thing, nor is this even the official thread for the meet-up, should we choose to have one. This is just seeing what people think of the idea. If enough people like the idea, then I'll post an official meet-up thread where people can announce if they are coming or not. So, what do you think of my meet-up idea? And would you like to attend it if you could?

RULES
-You must follow all federal, state, and local laws, as well as any rules the park may have.
-You must be at least 13 or older to attend the meet-up.
-You must respect all members at the meet-up, even if you don't like a certain member.
-No littering, if you have trash, dispose of it properly, or better yet, recycle it.
-No elitism, you are no better than any other member.
-No illegal drugs, this includes marijuana.
-No getting too wild or extreme, this isn't a high school or college party, this is members of an online forum having a mature real life gathering.

Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I take my girlfriend/boyfriend with me?
A: Yes, if you want to.

Q: Can I take some friends with me?
A: You can take 1 or 2 people with you, but now more than that since this is meant for the members of the forum.

Q: Why can't kids 12 or younger come?
A: This is a meet-up for teenagers and adults.

Q: Who would host the meet-up?
A: I will.

Q: Can I bring alcohol or tobacco?
A: Yes, but do not distribute them to anyone under the age of 18.

Q: If I do something stupid on the camping trip, will I be banned on the forums?
A: No, unless you do something illegal like start stalking a member or try to physically harm another member.

Q: Where would we be having this meet-up?
A: That has yet to be decided, though likely somewhere in the central United States.

Q: I'm a girl, what if a creepy forever alone guy won't leave me alone?
A: Kick him in the balls.

Q: Do I have to sleep in a tent?
A: Not if you don't want to. Feel free to sleep under the stars or in your car if that's what you want.

Q: Can I bring my RV?
A: If the park allows RV camping, sure.

Q: What if someone steals my stuff?
A: Tell me about it and/or contact the police.

Q: If something bad happens to me, can I sue the forum staff or you?
A: No, the meet-up is unaffiliated with the forums and solely run by me, and you can't sue me either since I am not legally responsible for you, if you get mauled by a bear, that's on you. However should another forum member be directly (or indirectly) responsible for putting you in harm's way, and you feel the need to take legal action, then you are well within your right to do so.

Q: Will it just be our community camping or will people from other forums be there too?
A: Just us.

Q: Will transport be provided for me or will I have to come here myself?
A: You'll have to come here yourself, though if some members want to carpool and pick each other up on the way to the campsite, then by all means, do so.

Q: I don't live within the United States, can I still come?
A: Of course, but you'll have to pay for your own transportation just like everyone else.

Q: I'm scared of the outdoors, can I hang out with you guys outside, but sleep at a hotel?
A: Sure, if that's what you want.

Q: Do I have to do what everyone else does and go where they go?
A: No, you're a human being with free will, do whatever you want, but it would be nice if you joined the rest of us.

Q: Can my parents/guardians come?
A: No, unless they are members of the forum, but even then, no.

Q: Can I bring someone who is under the age of 13 to the meet-up?
A: No.

Q: Will supplies and tents be provided, or will I have to bring my own?
A: You'll have to bring your own, though some members may decide to share supplies and bring stuff for other people.

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Hahaha nice idea

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I'm older than 13 but I will not go.

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Sounds like a cool idea, though it all depends on location for me.

Would be cool to pull out all the old Scouting camping equipment.  big_smile

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If we do have a trip, we should go top IHOP for breakfast. :3

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If I got enough money and depending on the location of the whole thing, I would go. It's a long shot though.

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can we watch horror movies? lol

you know what guys, we should actually do this at Copper Canyon Ranch where I filmed Gun Town.

Double treat. A fantastic venue and a movie location we're all familiar with. Tim would even play guitar for us.

www.coppercanyonkentucky.com

Last edited by aceofspades70 (2012-09-08 11:41:45)

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It would be awesome, but I believe we have tried something like this in the past and it was almost impossible to set up due to everyone being so spread out. But it would fantastic if we could organize it.

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Only if i didn't live across the atlantic. If i could go to this im sure i would enjoy it just as much as i did frightfest, probably even more.

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The Q and A part of Tri's first post is amazingly funny.  First, how did he find time to do it?  Then, it is so serious, informative and realistic, yet most likely sarcastic...at the same time.  Very funny...just had to add that.

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Ghostseeker wrote:

The Q and A part of Tri's first post is amazingly funny.  First, how did he find time to do it?  Then, it is so serious, informative and realistic, yet most likely sarcastic...at the same time.  Very funny...just had to add that.

The rules I listed were very lenient. They pretty much consisted of "don't do anything illegal or stupid/dangerous".

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^^
And don't bring monkeys with nuclear knives.  big_smile

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Yes Tri, they were very lenient and fair.

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Why dont u bring weapons to fend off any Jason type characters.

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Vasquez wrote:

Why dont u bring weapons to fend off any Jason type characters.

That's why I always bring a pair of nunchucks whenever I go to Florida. So I can defend myself from the crazy Cubans their.

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I would absolutely come to this, the only hitch is that I live all the way across the pond lol. Sounds awesome, I've never been camping and I don't think anywhere without showers and taps is my natural habitat, but it would be a blast big_smile Hope you guys get it up and running

Yay! 777 post tongue

Last edited by HorrorQueen17 (2012-09-09 16:43:43)

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@Tri - Florida is a lovely place, well Orlando is anyway. I've been there three times now tongue

If the one in the US goes well, people in other countries should meet up and do this and let everyone know how it goes. It would be nice to see how these go.

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^^
I like how spammers think I ever sleep.  Sorry, meichi, nice avatar and all (still not as good looking as Vampy), but you're reported.  Do not trifle with the resident monkey.

By the way, the whole reason Movie Nights came into being was because I tried organizing people to get together at one of the film festivals (I think it was the Toronto one at the time); then I realized that we are spread out across half the planet, lol .

Last edited by azathoth (2012-10-01 02:50:10)

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azathoth wrote:

By the way, the whole reason Movie Nights came into being was because I tried organizing people to get together at one of the film festivals.  then I realized that we are spread out across half the planet, lol .

Yep, you never remember this (not saying you should), but it was you and I posting back and forth late one night, that came up with the idea for a get together...then, when that did not seem to be a possibility, you came up with movie night, and you do an awesome job with it.

I used to remember what Thread that was...but don't off hand anymore.

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Yeah, Azzie's kicked all manner of anus with Movie Night.  But a camping trip?  I'd have to insist on one rule being no one under the age of 18.  I won't be held responsible if a minor shows up and is eaten by a bear or, worse, is taken advantage of.

<--- Not about to get involved with anything even close to that.

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<---- same with this guy.

Sounds like a good idea. I think back in the MO forum days they did a meetup at a horror convention. that was supposedly awesome.

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It's too bad we're spread out so far.  sad
I think the most central one would be the ones they have in Chicago, but that's still a hike for everyone.  So we just bunker down with Movie Nights and taunt the fabric of reality.  And once a year we have HorrorFest where all the gods take the weekend off for fear of the awesome.

(Oh, and thanks guys)