Bond Fans of the World Unite! (4K Anniversary Screenings in San Francisco)

edited August 2019 in General Discussion Posts: 5,750
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!
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  • mattjoesmattjoes matthaujoes
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    Cool story! Spain does seem to have a very nice and well-organized Bond community.

    I like how every other palabra you wrote was in Spanish. Buen touch!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Great idea for a thread. Whenever I go anywhere I try to put out an alert to any local MI6 Members. Now we have a specific thread.
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
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    Thanks, @Some_Kind_Of_Hero ! We celebrate our Convention since 2013 and this year it will be our VIth.

    Our more international meeting was in 2016 when we had a premiere of A Bond for Life, the great Bond documentary by Benjamin Lind, in support of UNICEF.

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    Lind is now an Honorific Member of Archivo 007:

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    You are all invited to our VIth Convention: https://www.archivo007.com/index.php/noticias/eventos/2662-vi-convencion-entradas-a-la-venta

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    I hope you enjoy the magazine (try google translator ;) or ask me what you want, of course!).
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
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    I posted something in another forum but want to get the Canadian contingent together in the near future for a Bond meet up.
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    [email protected] I will be available for this very cool sit down of Can-Con 007 fans. Looking forward to it!! Let me know how I can help!
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
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    peter wrote: »
    [email protected] I will be available for this very cool sit down of Can-Con 007 fans. Looking forward to it!! Let me know how I can help!

    I am in for it to happen in Toronto as this seems the most reasonable location
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    Awesome!!
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    I think it would be cool to have a poll or....idk, something where we'l be able to write our countries and then see which other users are from the same country as us
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
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    dragonsky wrote: »
    I think it would be cool to have a poll or....idk, something where we'l be able to write our countries and then see which other users are from the same country as us

    Is this possible??
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Somewhere a thread such as that exists. Anyone remember where? @Creasy47 ? @Dragonpol ?
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited September 2018 Posts: 14,441
    Birdleson wrote: »
    Somewhere a thread such as that exists. Anyone remember where? @Creasy47 ? @Dragonpol ?

    It does exist. I think it was a @barryt007 thread. I'll have a look.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Seems we had a few, as I woke up to three different 'Where are you from/let's meet up' type threads bumped. Hopefully it pans out for you guys!
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
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    Do we plan something tentatively for the production press conference in March?
  • Bentley007Bentley007 Manitoba, Canada
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    Bentley007 wrote: »
    Do we plan something tentatively for the production press conference in March?

    So I am thinking March 1st 2018 at the Drake Hotel, Toronto around noon. By this time the press conference should already be finished and we can discuss the upcoming film as well as our own Bond history.
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    I'll definitely be there. Sounds like fun!
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    As a pre-warm up to this meeting: I just bought tickets for CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT for the Friday Oct 12...

    Is anyone going? We can meet for drinks beforehand? I'll be with my own Bond Girl, if you're interested in putting away some martinis with us beforehand??
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    One last shout out: Anyone from Toronto going to the CASINO ROYALE IN CONCERT tonight? If so PM me-- I will be there with my Bond girl, having a martini at the bar by 7 (Richard Crouse is also doing a behind the scenes starting at 630 (just a tad too early for us)).
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
    edited October 2018 Posts: 30,475
    Bay Area Members. Four Tet, who did the closing CRAWL for QOS is doing two shows at The Great American Music Hall in February in San Francisco. Advance tickets are only $10, so it might be worth checking out. It is a great venue (as the name states). Anyone interested? We can grab dinner and drinks too. @BeatlesSansEarmuffs , @Revelator , @Some_Kind_Of_Hero , or anyone else ?
  • This sounds great, and I’m sure they will play “Crawl, End Crawl.” Unfortunately, there’s little chance I’ll be free that weekend, so I’ll hold off on getting a ticket for now. Great idea though and I hope others enjoy.
  • I'll check it out & see what my schedule looks like...
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Cool.
  • TripAcesTripAces Universal Exports
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    Birdleson wrote: »
    Bay Area Members. Four Tet, who did the closing CRAWL for QOS is doing two shows at The Great American Music Hall in February in San Francisco. Advance tickets are only $10, so it might be worth checking out. It is a great venue (as the name states). Anyone interested? We can grab dinner and drinks too. @BeatlesSansEarmuffs , @Revelator , @Some_Kind_Of_Hero , or anyone else ?

    Hmmm. That's a maybe.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    If all goes well, I'm going to be in Tysons Corner, Virginia for an event from March 15th-17th. I'm planning to take a week either side of that (so, 9th to 23rd) to stay with friends in Maryland and explore Washington. Anyone in that part of the world fancy meeting up?
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    Won’t make it this time. I know that area pretty well. Have fun.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited December 2018 Posts: 8,655
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    If all goes well, I'm going to be in Tysons Corner, Virginia for an event from March 15th-17th. I'm planning to take a week either side of that (so, 9th to 23rd) to stay with friends in Maryland and explore Washington. Anyone in that part of the world fancy meeting up?
    That is VERY close to me, @Agent_99.

    If I'm in town it would be great to gather with whoever's available for food and drink. Birdwatching at the Air & Space Museum. Whatever's planned.

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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Excellent news, @RichardTheBruce! We must definitely sort something out!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    If all goes well, I'm going to be in Tysons Corner, Virginia for an event from March 15th-17th. I'm planning to take a week either side of that (so, 9th to 23rd) to stay with friends in Maryland and explore Washington. Anyone in that part of the world fancy meeting up?

    Pretty close to me too, but still hours away and I doubt I can make it in. Do have fun.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    'Pretty close but still hours away' is such a US thing :) Hope we can catch up some other time, @Creasy47!
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CAModerator
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    I couldn't make it to the THUNDERBALL screening at the Paramount, but here's a nice piece from The Chronicle about it.

    https://datebook.sfchronicle.com/movies-tv/thunderball-with-sean-connerys-bond-at-an-apex-shows-in-oakland
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    'Pretty close but still hours away' is such a US thing :) Hope we can catch up some other time, @Creasy47!

    Same here! Quite the U.S. thing, indeed, isn't it?
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