I'm not sure we have a thread specifically for Bond fan meet-ups, so this can be a place for everyone to share their stories of meeting fellow Bond fans around the world. (If such a thread exists already, mods, feel free to move this there.)
I visited Barcelona this past week and thanks to a recommendation by @ggl007
shared a beer with Joan (Joe-ahn), the president of Archivo 007. We met right around the corner from the Sagrada Familia and had a great conversation about everything from Bond 25 to the history and future of Archivo. Gotta say it was pretty awesome sharing a cerveza with a fellow Bond fan in a foreign country on a beautiful summer day. Joan gave me a copy of Archivo's second annual magazine (though I'm sorry to say I don't understand a lick of Spanish beyond your basic muy bien
and buenos dias
) and invited me to Archivo's 007th annual Convencion next summer. I'm not sure yet if our dates will align but I'm already planning a future 2-week tour through Spain and Portugal. Hopefully I can join Archivo and Bond fans from throughout Spain for their numerically significant next Convencion. (I also have to say thanks to Joan for directing me to the freshest, best tasting seafood I've had in my life—Barcelona is quite the place!)
I'm hoping I'll meet many more Bond fans on my future travels around the world. There are a number of countries on my to-visit list, but I'm open to suggestions!