I'll be in the fried egg looking thing

Now if that isn’t the best headline I’ve ever come up with I simply don’t know what is…which is ironic since the first bullet point on my content creation slide is “Your headline is your first impression, make it count”

Wait maybe I should back up and try make some sense here.

About a month ago the organisers of the 2013 Wordcamp conference got in touch with me and asked if I’d be interested in heading down to the city with the mountain and giving a talk on how Lazygamer came about and how much of the success is based around WordPress, or more accurately how we’ve used WordPress to scale.

Being someone who doesn’t like to be in public, or to talk in general this sounded like an absolutely horrendous idea but I like to push myself so I agreed.

So on the 7th of November I will be at the Cape Town stadium standing in front of a few hundred people and doing my very best impersonation of someone who knows what they are talking about when we all know I really, really don’t.

But there is an after-party which I’m reliably informed will supply me with free alcohol so how bad can it really be… right?

So if you are in the Cape Town area on the 7th and are interested in learning about content creation, WordPress or simply giggling at me panicking in public then please do join us.

Tickets are R350 a head and can be ordered here, oh apparently there will be food as well.

Let me know if you are going to attend or if you are rather going to stand outside the after party hurling insults as we arrive.

Last Updated: October 21, 2013

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115 Comments

  1. TiMsTeR1033

    October 21, 2013 at 10:07

    @ Gavin You will do fine man… Remember to visualise them all naked….lol

    Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 21, 2013 at 10:19

      That is not always the best advice to give someone. What if there is a hot girl in the front row, and Gavin fixates, and he keeps imagining her naked, and one thing leads to another and all of a sudden he starts touching himself inappropriately and… Now see what you started…

      Reply

      • TiMsTeR1033

        October 21, 2013 at 10:20

        Hmmmm I see Forgot about that! Cape town has alot of hot girls!

        Reply

        • Vampyre Squirrel

          October 21, 2013 at 10:20

          Then why is Rince and OVG single? hahaha *runs*

          Reply

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 21, 2013 at 10:21

            I wish I had an answer for you… Perhaps Gingers are frowned apon in Cape Town…

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 21, 2013 at 10:23

            Cuz dey uglee and stoopud… *runs like the wind*

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 21, 2013 at 10:25

            They could find many a girl here in Jozi! Brakpan,Witbank,Witpoortjie,Hillbrow…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 10:24

            I think it’s because women are intimidated by so much concentrated AWESOME.

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 10:26

            Hehe, good answer

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 21, 2013 at 10:26

            I think they just been unlucky! I wont mock Rince or Ovg further.. They cool guys.. Honestly hope they find the right ones in this life…

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 21, 2013 at 10:35

            Yeah they are awesome people, but it’s still fun giving them hell. One day they’ll find someone that can put up with them for long term 😛

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 10:36

            NEVA!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 21, 2013 at 10:41

            yeah fun to give them hell, but feel bad if I take it too far… I was with crazy bitch for 5 years! finally Left… Then lucky me found my wife to be a few months later….

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 10:35

            Unlucky? Nah, was in a relationship until recently, taking a damn break man! Have spent 15 years in relationships now it’s my time, MY TIME I SAY!

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 21, 2013 at 10:37

            My bad man… Just said In good way, hope you guys find the right ones! Thats all… You both cool guys…

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 21, 2013 at 10:38

            Good to take time for you man, I knew the background story, but it’s fun giving you guys as much hell as you give us.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 21, 2013 at 10:39

            Yeah, and then six months down the line you fall for a girl 40 years younger than you… and you embarrass your children…

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 10:43

            Well, if that was the case I’d fall for someone as yet to be born! 0-O Surely that is illegal?

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 21, 2013 at 10:51

            There should be a law against ou ballies dating people 40 years younger than them… (Not saying you are old, just well… Going to cry now…)

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 10:33

            Yes! That is it!

          • Rock789

            October 21, 2013 at 11:45

            Nice! I like that one. Lol! 🙂

          • Admiral Chief Ninja

            October 21, 2013 at 10:26

            HAHAHAHAHA

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 11:00

            I hate being busy on Mondays, I miss all the fun.

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 10:32

            You can’t run fast enough!

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 21, 2013 at 10:36

            I’m sure I possibly could… if required.

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 10:37

            Roll fast enough possible, slouch even, but run, RUN!? Only if OVG is after you for beating his arse at golf 😉

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 21, 2013 at 10:38

            Keep missing those games of golf!! Flipping hell I haven’t even played golf yet!

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 21, 2013 at 10:39

            *point, laugh* HAHAHAHA, I need to play some tennis still 😛

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 10:38

            Doesn’t he have a special vehicle for runners?

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 10:45

            Perhaps a… YELLOW one?

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 21, 2013 at 10:40

            LOL! why’s he after me?

            At least you’re better than the guy I played last night… he went from +1 to +9 in 2 holes and then left… that was on the 3rd hole.

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 21, 2013 at 10:42

            You on tonight man? Ill play some golf! and tennis!

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 21, 2013 at 10:43

            It’s quite possible man, will let you know if I won’t be.

            I got free range this weekend because the wife’s going away with my sister… *enter evil laugh here*

          • TiMsTeR1033

            October 21, 2013 at 10:50

            You play alot as it is! you lucky bugger!

          • Vampyre Squirrel

            October 21, 2013 at 10:53

            Hahaha, yeah, I’ve spent 40 hours on SP, and then somewhere around 20 hours on GTA Online.

            Got 2 characters on GTAO now, 1’s Rank 21 (almost 22) and the other’s on 7… good way of making xtra cash 😛

          • NecroRince

            October 21, 2013 at 10:44

            BWAHAHAHAH! Hey I improved by 18 shots. meaning next game I’ll finish -17 under par!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 10:51

            You’re below par? Shocking! BOOM!

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 21, 2013 at 10:52

            Defective club and balls?

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 10:53

            lulz

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 21, 2013 at 10:55

            That is the only reason I can think of someone would always miss the “hole”

          • Rock789

            October 21, 2013 at 11:44

            Oooo… Low blow! 😉

    • John's digital rights

      October 21, 2013 at 10:25

      The stuff nightmares are made of

      Reply

    • jodiewalter86

      October 23, 2013 at 10:00

      what Richard implied I’m stunned that any body able to make
      $5474 in a few weeks on the computer. have you seen this web site bay35.com

      Reply

  2. FoxOneZA

    October 21, 2013 at 10:09

    Another int’l globe trotting trip for Lazygamer.

    Reply

    • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

      October 21, 2013 at 15:29

      The Republic of Cape Town is a sought-after destination.

      Reply

  3. Hammersteyn

    October 21, 2013 at 10:09

    I still say Green Point Stadium looks like an over sized bedpan.

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 21, 2013 at 10:10

      I agree with you there! 100%

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 21, 2013 at 10:15

      It does now that you mention it heh.

      Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 21, 2013 at 10:16

      I took a dump once… It was green… So yeah, I totally get what you are saying!
      #toomuchinfo!!!

      Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 21, 2013 at 10:25

        I too have slayed the green bear from time to time
        #addingevenmoarinfo

        Reply

      • Hammersteyn

        October 21, 2013 at 10:52

        O_o Too much Tequila usually make mine look rainbow colored #waytoomuchinfo

        Reply

      • ElimiNathan

        October 21, 2013 at 13:13

        Isn’t it always supposed to be green ?

        Reply

  4. Admiral Chief Ninja

    October 21, 2013 at 10:13

    I sense…..A CAPE TOWN CHILLI EATING COMPETITION!!!!

    Reply

    • TiMsTeR1033

      October 21, 2013 at 10:20

      What with Rince and Trevor and banana Jim and John? hahaha

      Reply

      • John's digital rights

        October 21, 2013 at 10:25

        Yes yes!

        Reply

        • TiMsTeR1033

          October 21, 2013 at 10:34

          Can you handle chillies??

          Reply

          • John's digital rights

            October 21, 2013 at 11:00

            Born in Natal. I should be able to handle anything hot. Just need a towel for my sweat. A big towel.

  5. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 21, 2013 at 10:20

    I used to hate speaking in public, but had to do so many presentations my last 2 years of study that I got quite comfortable with it.

    Reply

  6. Skoobaz

    October 21, 2013 at 10:23

    That be my Birthday.. *Hint*

    Reply

  7. Umar heartless

    October 21, 2013 at 10:23

    Gav, you were a Software Developer? And gots ya Masters in Software Engineering? Respect man 🙂 Quite the inspirational Blog entry they have for you on the website 🙂 How I wish I could take the leap sometimes..Tried dabbling in Unity as I wanted to get ma foot into game development…started blogging as well but Corporate Software development consumes majority of your time that you will hardly be left with any to pursue anything else…or maybe that’s just an excuse to use to mask the fear of taking a risk . But hey….MUCH RESPECT Gav

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      October 21, 2013 at 10:25

      I still am a software developer… I’m the only crony here who doesn’t do this full time. Corporate life sucks your soul out… fight the good fight

      Reply

      • Umar heartless

        October 21, 2013 at 10:27

        Ahh I see yes, as stated on the blog post lol. Man how exactly do you get the time? And you’re still developing in C#? And I have to agree…Development used to be fun…don’t exactly know when that changed

        Reply

        • Gavin Mannion

          October 21, 2013 at 10:35

          Yeah mainly a C# developer but right now it’s more SQL than anything to be honest… and I have no idea where the time comes from.. not a clue. Life is just a blur

          Reply

          • Umar heartless

            October 21, 2013 at 10:40

            That sounds….fun lol…well in anycase, goodluck with zee speach. May the Force be with you

          • Brady miaau

            October 21, 2013 at 13:30

            SQL and C# seem to go together that way.

            Time is like that, this beast you catch out of the corner of your eye, never able to fully catch it. Sometimes you grip it more tightly than other times. Sometimes you are left adrift, looking for the beast, searching, wondering. Ever-waiting, evermore.

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 21, 2013 at 10:28

        I remember having a soul. I miss colours, but then I punch a baby in the face & get rewarded.

        Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 21, 2013 at 10:59

      An educated fool, but a fool nonetheless… Do we call him Master Mannion henceforth?

      Reply

      • Umar heartless

        October 21, 2013 at 11:04

        Respected Elder Mannion sounds appropriate I think

        Reply

        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 21, 2013 at 11:08

          Not sure if I respect Gavin all that much, and come on, he is not THAT old… 🙂

          Reply

          • Gavin Mannion

            October 21, 2013 at 11:11

            You’re my new best friend

  8. Ultimo_Cleric N7

    October 21, 2013 at 10:31

    Sounds cool mate, let me check the finances…….kind of broke seeing as I GOT ENGAGED THIS WEEKEND.
    BOOOOOOM!

    Reply

    • Kensei Seraph

      October 21, 2013 at 10:31

      Congrats on the engagement.

      Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      October 21, 2013 at 10:35

      CONGRATS

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        October 21, 2013 at 11:14

        Shot man, if I can’t share with the Lazygamer family, who can I share it with 🙂

        Reply

    • Vampyre Squirrel

      October 21, 2013 at 10:36

      Congrats!!

      Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 21, 2013 at 10:37

      Well done bro!

      Reply

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      October 21, 2013 at 10:37

      BOOM!

      Reply

    • SaintsRowNigri

      October 21, 2013 at 10:37

      Well done Sir! Pics or it did not happen?

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        October 21, 2013 at 10:42

        As requested 🙂

        Reply

        • SaintsRowNigri

          October 21, 2013 at 10:44

          Great Stuff. But hang on. Are clerics allowed to marry?

          Reply

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 21, 2013 at 10:45

            hahahaha!

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 10:46

            They did in Equilibrium.

          • SaintsRowNigri

            October 21, 2013 at 10:48

            Yeah, and then all is well until you hand over your wife for being a sense offender…

          • Alien Emperor Trevor

            October 21, 2013 at 10:50

            That’s a problem for another day.

          • Rock789

            October 21, 2013 at 11:50

            They are. You just not allowed to love! So I hope money is involved! 😉

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 21, 2013 at 11:03

          Pictawr of the day, congrats meneer en mevrou!

          Reply

        • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

          October 21, 2013 at 11:13

          Daaaaaaaaw. Such happiness.

          Reply

        • Hammersteyn

          October 21, 2013 at 12:32

          Awesome! Congrats bud!

          Reply

        • Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

          October 21, 2013 at 15:31

          Congrats dude, I only saw this post now! All the best to you and Ms Ultimo_Cleric!

          Reply

    • Unavengedavo(aka. IceCreamMan)

      October 21, 2013 at 10:38

      Congrats dude… Just remember the 3 rings 😛

      Engagement RING
      Wedding RING
      SuffeRING

      Reply

    • Umar heartless

      October 21, 2013 at 10:41

      Congratulations bro, Marriage is awesome!

      Reply

    • Exalted Overlord Geoffrey Tim

      October 21, 2013 at 10:46

      Congrats, bruv!

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 21, 2013 at 11:01

      WOOOT, no longer #foreverSP like certain peeps

      Reply

    • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

      October 21, 2013 at 11:03

      Dude! Way to steal the Gav’s thunder hahahaha.

      Well done man! Gratz! *confetties*

      Reply

    • Admiral Chief Ninja

      October 21, 2013 at 11:03

      All good and well, on to more important things, like WHEN IS THE BACHELORS???

      Reply

      • Ultimo_Cleric N7

        October 21, 2013 at 11:13

        uh oh…..ahahaha!!!

        Reply

        • Admiral Chief Ninja

          October 21, 2013 at 11:28

          I shall rally the troops for your “initiation”

          Reply

          • Ultimo_Cleric N7

            October 21, 2013 at 11:52

            I am suddenly very afraid……

    • No Longer SIR Twakkus

      October 21, 2013 at 11:12

      Haha! Kan jy nou meer! Geluk bru!

      Reply

    • Her Highness the Hipster

      October 21, 2013 at 11:13

      congrats and well done! 🙂

      Reply

    • Rock789

      October 21, 2013 at 11:51

      Another one bites the dust…

      Uh… I mean congrats! 😉 Seriously though, BIG congrats to you and the future missus – truly awesome news bud! 🙂

      Reply

    • Brady miaau

      October 21, 2013 at 13:26

      Well done, truly. is an awesome step to take.

      Reply

  9. NecroRince

    October 21, 2013 at 10:40

    This could be very interesting. I will think about it. Gavin, your profile is leading to a dead-end!

    Reply

  10. Alien Emperor Trevor

    October 21, 2013 at 10:41

    lol I just saw the tag.

    Reply

    • NecroRince

      October 21, 2013 at 10:42

      Haha! You thinking of going? Bit steep hey? Worried it’ll turn into one of those ‘Gavin will send you a t-shirt’ things… Hehehehehe BOOM!

      Reply

      • Alien Emperor Trevor

        October 21, 2013 at 10:49

        No, bit too steep for something that isn’t really that interesting to me.

        Reply

        • Gavin Mannion

          October 21, 2013 at 10:49

          Yeah it’s definitly targetted at the WordPress crowd

          Reply

  11. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    October 21, 2013 at 11:02

    I don’t stay anywhere near that place with that mountain. Is there going to be some form of live feed?

    Reply

    • Gavin Mannion

      October 21, 2013 at 11:03

      No but all the stuff will be on Youtube afterwards

      Reply

      • Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

        October 21, 2013 at 11:24

        Awesome. I will definitely give it a watch once it’s up

        Reply

      • Admiral Chief Ninja

        October 21, 2013 at 11:46

        …don’t fail us now Elder Mannion
        😉

        Reply

  12. Hugh Lashbrooke

    October 21, 2013 at 14:46

    Going to be awesome to have you speaking Gavin! Super excited to hear your talk 🙂

    Reply

  13. Jim Lenoir (Banana Jim)

    October 21, 2013 at 15:34

    Actually sounds like a pretty cool talk. I’ll have to see if I’m in Cape Town. Would love to check it out.

    Reply

  14. DrKiller

    October 21, 2013 at 16:17

    “oh apparently there will be food as well.”

    Thats gonna get a lot of attention 🙂

    Reply

  15. Milos Krstic

    October 22, 2013 at 14:22

    I’m there like a bear!

    Reply

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