Community meet up: Come meet us in Cape Town this Friday!

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This coming weekend the Mother City hosts the highly-anticipated FanCon 2017, a time where everyone can get their geek on in the safety of Cape Town’s International Convention Center. In build up to this Kervyn has been hard at work interviewing organisers and offering free tickets while I’ve been enjoying the buzz in the air not associated with my tinnitus.

We also have some Critical Hit crew in the area and they’d love to meet you. No, really, they would! “Meet REAL people?” you ask. Why, yes… We are not just virtual figments of your work-tired mind but people with dreams, aspirations, and even feelings; Trevor has yet to display any of the latter though.

This Friday 28th April we would love to say “Hi” to you all and will be meeting at the River Club in Observatory, Cape Town. I’ve booked a table for 5pm so if you are in the area, then please pop by for a drink, a bite to eat and a good ol’ time. Noelle, Trevor, Kervyn, Zoe, Tracy, Darryn and moi will be there to prove that Critical Hit is not just some front for a money-laundering syndicate and we really want you to believe that. Some regular commentators will also be in attendance so you may finally meet that person you’ve been trolling for the past 5 years, for better or worse!

Details:

  • Friday 28th April at 17:00
  • River Club
  • Liesbeek Parkway & Observatory Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
  • Phone: 081 249 7549

I’ve booked a table under Nick so just ask a waiter and they’ll lead you to a loud space filled with beer. We hope to see you there!

Last Updated: April 25, 2017

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Nick Reay

I have been an avid fan of movies ever since I discovered Santa Clause wasn't real, a day marked in my memory by my first viewing of It's a Wonderful Life, which wasn't so wonderful that day. Since then I've watched thousands of movies and even fooled my parents into putting me through uni to get a degree in the subject. I first started writing as a journalist for The South African Newspaper before moving onto communications for an NGO trying to save the planet. Unfortunately my recommendations to the CEO that we should all don rings imbued with the powers of earth, fire, wind, water and HEART went unheard. Now I pretend the end isn't nigh by hiding in movies.

  • Alien Emperor Trevor

    Feelings? There’s more than one?

    • Original Heretic

      Oh course there’s more than one!
      Hatred and apathy.
      That’s TWO!
      Any other feelings people may make mention of can neatly be divided between those. You can call them sub-feelings, if you want to get all scientific and shit.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        I’ll call them delusional. And if they don’t like it they can exercise one of those two you mentioned.

        • Original Heretic

          I have a witty response, but I don’t care to post it here.

      • Lu

        Apathy is a lack of feelings, like value NULL or black (which is not a colour!). The two feelings are Hatred and Contempt

        • Original Heretic

          Stop trying to be clever is this place where lack of feelings are considered a feeling!

          • Lu

            But correcting people fills the void of my insecurity, giving a false sense of accomplishment in an otherwise bland life XD

          • Original Heretic

            Which reminds me:
            Did you do your homework?

          • Lu

            In a way. Got some books. Started planning out 3 short stories based in the worlds of my existing main ones. Gotta pick one and start writing it. Problem is I’ve had these in my head for 10+ years, so I have to age the lore up a bit as most of it seems juvenile.

          • Original Heretic

            You’ve started. That’s the important bit. Once the ball is rolling, you’d be surprised how fast it can pick up steam.
            My first novel, it took me about 3 years to write the first 100 pages. The next 500+ I finished in less than 2 months.

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            The pages sure add up quickly when you start using a bigger font. 😀

          • Original Heretic

            I’m smiling now, but is it anger or apathy?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Anger? That’s not one of the two choices. Are you being delusional?

          • Original Heretic
          • Lu

            Yeah I’ve been putting it off for ages. Will see how far I get in the next month. Also, is your novel published somewhere?

          • Original Heretic

            Not anymore, I’m afraid… Went of print over a decade ago. It never sold very well, even though the few critics who saw it had a few good things to say.
            It was quite demoralizing at the time, to such an extent that I virtually gave up writing anything longer than short stories until very recently.
            So, currently, busy with a project.

          • Lu

            Sad to hear that man. Glad to see you’re up and running again though

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            Let’s hate him!

          • Original Heretic

            Do we care to?

    • MonsterCheddar

      The mummy of Trevor has lost his nerve endings a long time ago.

    • miaau

      Yes.

      Two.

      Hot or Cold.

  • Hammersteyn

    Be specific, Don’t slip up and ask for a table booked under @disqus_YDGhciulmi:disqus, those tables only get served cabbage and vodka. Also they’re a target for middle eastern european gangsters

    • Original Heretic

      Drive by cabbaging invitation.

  • DragonSpirit009

    Once again I’ll be missing this!

    • Why?!

      • DragonSpirit009

        Driving from Wellington to Cape Town and back alone at night isn’t really something I would like to do!

        • All I hear are excuses!

          • DragonSpirit009

            As a woman… that’s a valid excuse XD

          • Pffffft, don’t come here swinging your gender club!

          • DragonSpirit009

            When it comes to my safety I’ll swing that club hard!

          • Hehe. We will be there at 5pm though.

          • DragonSpirit009

            It’s the coming back that will be a problem

          • No, you are correct. Not safe at all. Not to mention it is on the start of a long weekend.I live down the road so getting an uber is easy. We often have meet ups at 1pm on a Sat. You must come to the next one.

          • DragonSpirit009

            I’ll gladly join. But during day!

          • Andre116

            We should really have a meet up in Bellville some time. I know it is scary to travel outside the 5km radius of your flat the first time, but should try it.

          • And you should try arranging something with people who are as easy at following plans as Trevor is a self-help book😄

      • Cause we live in Strand/somerset and driving past Kayalitha at night aint happening 🙂

        • Words I use with @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus often ‘not good enough!’

          • Yea no. I have history on that highway xD

          • MonsterCheddar

            I can drink for the both of them.

        • Well 5pm isn’t late?

          • The starting part at 5pm is not the problem, it’s gonna end in the night.

          • DragonSpirit009

            This is the same problem I have!

          • Well Trevor usually finishes his milk and cookies at 5:15 and leaves then. So doesn’t have to be a late night…

          • I am well aware why he chooses to drive there in his own car so that he can leave when he wants to. AKA early when no one is looking.

          • MonsterCheddar

            I tend to do that as well. I control my own destiny!!!!

        • MonsterCheddar

          Drive through Stellies – N1, Stellies, Ottoslet West.

          • I don’t care what road it is. At night in WP I am not on the roads.

  • VampyreSquirrel

    It’s a bit far….

  • MonsterCheddar

    Might hit the driving range first then first stalk you from afar…

    • We often say we will do that, even get as far as bringing our clubs. Never make it past the bar though…

  • Lu

    Dammit would love to meet the people behind these articles. But alas I live in the capital so I can’t. 🙁
    Sounds like a blast.

    • MonsterCheddar

      The Capital? The Capital is in Wildling country? In the vile colonies????

      HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

      • Lu

        Hahaha the TRUE capital yes. Be glad we only release the wildlings to pillage your soft shores during the holidays.

        • miaau

          Yeah, if the push us too far, we just change the school holidays in the interior to be vastly different. Hah.

        • the True Capital? So that would be Johannesburg where all the money is right?

          • Lu

            Johannesburg is just a nasty suburb of Pretoria 🙂

  • miaau

    Yeah, would love to come, but as others have said, in the true capital.

    I do enjoy long driving trips, though, but I think that is asking a bit much of my family.

    Would love to meet you guys, share a sprite zero, lie about how good we were at certain old games, you know, bar stuff. Going to a bar is important, not just to tell lies BUT also to HEAR lies about past events. Important.

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