Friday, London: The RPS Meet-o-Chat 2011

I'll be the one in the top hat. Adds four inches to my height, see

This week marks the Eurogamer Expo at Earl’s Court in London, an event at which there will be many delightful videogames to see and play – including a raft of top-notch indie titles. Some members of RPS will be in attendance at the show on the Friday at least, but on Saturday we must all flock to Bath as a last ditch attempt to rescue the lady John has tricked into marrying him that day. However, we will also be lurking in an alehouse in the vicinity of the Expo on Friday night, where we will be in the proximity of copious amounts of alcohol/soft drinks and, hopefully, you.

Wanna come along?

Yup, the now annual RPS Meet-o-Chat is happening again. (This is in addition to the more regular, reader-organised RPS Social Clubs, which are equally deserving of your attendance). I should be around, as should be Jim, Kieron, Quintin, Adam and Lewie, plus assorted others you may know from The Internet. John won’t be there though – apparently getting ready to be joined in holy matrimony to a wonderful woman is more important. Tcch!

We’re going to be upstairs at The Atlas, out near the West Brompton entrance to the Expo, from 7pm. Come join us do – you don’t need to have gone/be going to the Expo, just turn up if you can make it. Its location should be below:

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So, just to be anally precise, that’s The Atlas, 16 Seagrave Road, Fulham, London, SW6 1RX, UK from 7pm on Friday 23 September. See you there, hopefully. And if not, why not?

If you want to go the Eurogamer Expo, by the way, Saturday and Sunday have now sold out, but tickets are still going for Thursday and Friday. Get thee here to book one.


  1. HexagonalBolts says:

    Stop doing them when I can’t come you devious creatures. Can we have another Manchester one again too, please Lewie? Preferably when I can come, oh cruel fate.

    • Griddle Octopus says:

      I’ll almost certainly be there, if I can stop roving/raving for long enough. Also keen on the Manchester one, as it gives me an excuse to go home. Lewie, sort it out!

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  2. sinister agent says:

    Excellent! There’s a building with a great balcony just opposite, and Gary can cover the rear with an SMG… er. OH YES DRINKS EH? What fun!

  3. Shazbut says:

    Will try and make this one. It’ll be my first time

    EDIT: – Is that Stephen Fry in the brown fedora?

  4. misterk says:

    I mis-read this as the whole of rps attempting to save John’s lady from a fate worse than death (that of being married to John). I’m a little disappointed now. Sadly I cannot make said friday, as it is my own lady’s birthday, and I have a hunch that she will not want to spend said event in the company of videogametypepeople, no matter how splendid that might sound.

  5. Milky1985 says:

    Eurogame Expo ticket is for sunday but might as well come along for a drink or seven! Tis only 10 mins from my house so good predrinks if nothing else for a friday night out :p

  6. arienette says:

    Grarrr! So close to where I work, but I’ve got plans for Friday.

  7. Axyl says:

    Come to Plymouth! I’m too skint/lazy to go to London. :)

  8. mikmanner says:

    I’ll be there, last year I went not knowing anyone and walked out hammered with a pocket full of business cards. Was fun :)

  9. HermitUK says:

    At Eurogamer on Friday with a few folks, we’ll probably put in an appearance.

  10. kwyjibo says:

    I’ll be there.

  11. Ankheg says:

    Times I regret I”m not British :(

  12. Porkolt says:

    I just so happen to be vacationing in London coming weekend (from the Netherlands). I’m staying near Hyde Park, so not even that far away. If the opportunity presents itself, I might even be able to get there.

  13. adonf says:

    “Wanna come along?”

    Do you need to be a subscriber to attend John’s wedding ?

    • Auspex says:

      John’s wedding is a public event; all are welcome.

    • adonf says:

      I’m allergic to seashells, where should I apply to for a special meal ?

    • Auspex says:

      The reception is a private event I’m afraid, I’d just bring a snack along to the ceremony if I were you.

    • sinister agent says:

      So… who’s going to order a pizza to be delivered at the ceremony?

      I have five pounds for that person. Pictures must be taken as proof. Videos earn another five pounds.

      Oh alright. Six.

    • adonf says:

      @sinister agent: I think you meant pie

      edit: “Video not available” oh noooo!!!

  14. adonf says:

    Wait, isn’t Adam the same person as Quintin (only a bit less funny) ?

  15. Nallen says:

    Triple booked on a Friday night? This is unlike me.

    In fact with the stress of it all I may just stay home and play Starcraft.

  16. Tatourmi says:

    I’ll be there in all my frogishness, I virtually guarantee it.

    • adonf says:

      Why don’t you make your own froggish RPS-meets on your side of the Channel? (I’ll definitely come if such a thing ever happens)

  17. Palimpsest says:

    Are social misfits welcome?

  18. Stense says:

    Should be able to pop in and say hello. Look forward to seeing everyone.

  19. cjlr says:

    Someday I’ll be able to afford cross-Atlantic jaunts for something as trivial as this. But not today.

    Isn’t the UK like, three feet across, though? What’s your excuse for not going, people who live there?

    • sinister agent says:

      We have secretly tiny legs. Like little cocktail sticks.

    • Ian says:

      Just perspective, I guess. :p To reference Bill Bryson (I can’t remember the exact words, but this was the gist), people in the UK do extensive planning to travel the sort of distance an American would happily drive to get a taco.

    • Katsumoto says:

      It may “only” be 120 miles to London from Birmingham, but that doesn’t stop National Rail from charging me redonkulously unaffordable amounts for the pleasure of making the journey. Unless you order tickets about 3 months in advance. I had to go to London for the work the other week – a peak return cost me £170, I kid you not! (Not that I would coming at peak times – my excuse is that I have a birthday party to go to!)

    • Thants says:

      “Americans think 100 years is a long time, while the English think 100 miles is a long way.”

    • sinister agent says:


      Indeed. Our railway con industry is a national disgrace.

  20. Ian says:

    The Hivemend really need to do a meet-o-chat tour of the UK.

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    Hodge says:

    I hope someone does a write-up of this or films it or something, as I live on entirely the wrong side of the world.

  22. chargen says:

    So which one of you is in the top hat, shmoozin’ the two dames? And which three are the drunks?

    • Ian says:

      Left-to-right (including the barman) I’d have them as Jim, Gillen, Alec, John, Quinns.

  23. Danny says:

    I will wear all of my hats. All of them.

  24. The Colonel says:

    I wish. I’ll be partying to dirty techno in the City of Human Rights. Could be worse.

  25. Jockie says:

    Im in London for the expo, so I may just attend, although I find the prospect of walking into a bar in a strange southern town full of people I’ve never met for socialising purposes faintly terrifying.

    • Milky1985 says:

      Am southern (south west – somerset, no I don’t driver a tractor!) and the idea of going to a bar with people I don’t know is scary as well.

      I find cider helps :p

  26. Terry Cavanagh says:

    Excellent, can’t wait :)

  27. shitflap says:

    ED: Unlikely.

  28. Harbour Master says:

    I may well be there too. Spying on you all.

  29. Anorak says:

    Hmmm. I’m stuck in Denmark. Curses!

  30. rapchee says:

    am i being inappropriate and stuff if i point out that it worries me they don’t have beer and/or cider on their website?

  31. Dobsy says:

    Upstairs of the Atlas is closed. Related?

  32. AndrewC says:

    Fred Wester, CEO of Paradox says: ‘good party’