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Doctor Who Series 8 Premiere Watch Party

  • Aug 23, 2014 · 6:00 PM
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******* FYI **********

The VFW only takes Cash and does have an ATM.

Sometimes we forget in this day and age that a few place only take Cash.


Current Agenda for the Doctor Who Series 8 Premiere Watch Party

[masked]: Whovian arrivals, Food and Drink Acquisition, Seating .. ETC. 
1845: Watch Party Pre-Episode 1 activities
1900: Doctor Who Live Pre-show 
1915: Deep Breath
2100- till close: Post Episode Activities
Including the TARDIS Tavern Podcast Podcast as they review "Deep Breath" and feedback from the Whovian audience.

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Please update Your RSVP if your plans have changed so that other memebrs can move from the big waitlist.
You may Update your RSVP up to 24hrs before the meetup.
If you have RSVP for both events, please choose one so that others have an opportunity to attend one of the events. 
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  • Scott

    It was a good turnout and an enjoyable evening. One suggestion: it would be a good idea to turn the volume down during commercials at future VFW watch parties

    August 23, 2014

    • Marvin

      Im sorry, I should have out someone in charge of that from the front row. Thanks for letting me know

      August 24, 2014

    • Marvin

      Errr put, not out... Dang phone lol

      August 24, 2014

  • Beth B.

    Great to meet everyone tonight! Awesome to see it with a group of people :)

    2 · August 23, 2014

  • Bill

    Great to see a good turn out. Thanks to Marvin and the VFW for hosting. Great to have Sean and Steve (From Dallas) of the TARDIS Tavern. Also to Geeks and Gamers for joining us tonight. If you took pictures please feel free to use the Upload button on this page.
    I think Capaldi nailed it. Can't wait to see more.

    August 23, 2014

  • Bill

    We have a little more room if anyone wants to come that's closish

    August 23, 2014

    • Bill

      Close.....

      August 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    We're on the way from Fort Worth to watch this with y'all, then continuing our road trip after! Will probably arrive just before it starts. Looking forward to it! :)

    August 23, 2014

  • Lourdes M.

    Too complicated. Ill just see it tomorrow.

    August 23, 2014

  • Lourdes M.

    I do want the spot but just me. (Sorry no +1)

    August 23, 2014

  • Lourdes M.

    I want it. With a plus 1.

    August 23, 2014

  • Johann

    Hey guys - This is a joint event with the "Austin Geeks and Gamers" meetup group. We now have a couple spots open to attend the same event. If you are on the waitlist here, come over to http://www.meetup.com/AustinGeeksandGamers/events/193929442/ and sign up. First come, first served.

    August 23, 2014

  • Bill

    ******* FYI **********

    The VFW only takes Cash and does have an ATM.

    Sometimes we forget in this day and age that a few place only take Cash.

    August 23, 2014

  • Richard

    Are the seats standard metal folding chairs? I do like comfy chairs so should I see about procuring some padding to protect my precious posterior??

    1 · August 16, 2014

    • Marvin

      Sorry but I forgot to reply to this, they are hard pastic, TARDIS blue chairs in the front 4 rows. Then, wooden chairs with padding around the tables. Come early and get a table place.

      August 23, 2014

    • Richard

      Thanks Marvin for the info. Sounds perfect for TV watching.

      August 23, 2014

  • Karen

    I'm so sorry to have to miss
    the party, but I've had some
    family stuff come up, so I
    have to go out of town
    tomorrow. I'll DVR it, but it
    would have been great
    seeing Peter Capaldi's first
    episode with everyone. Have
    fun and I'll hope to see you
    all next time. I hope
    someone else enjoys my
    place.

    August 23, 2014

  • Sarah

    So I guess there is no hope for me?

    August 22, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am excited to meet everyone and watch the new season- see y'all there.

    1 · August 22, 2014

  • Johann

    Since I am already on the AG&G list, I will remove my RSVP here and make space.

    August 22, 2014

  • Bill

    2 more days!
    Current Agenda for the Doctor Who Series 8 Premiere Watch Party[masked]: Whovian arrivals, Food and Drink Acquisition, Seating .. ETC.
    1845: Watch Party Pre-Episode 1 activities
    1900: Doctor Who Live Pre-show
    1915: Deep Breath
    2100- till close: Post Episode Activities
    Including the TARDIS Tavern Podcast Podcast as they review "Deep Breath" and feedback from the Whovian audience.

    *******
    Please update Your RSVP if your plans have changed so that other memebrs can move from the big waitlist.
    You may Update your RSVP up to 24hrs before the meetup.
    If you have RSVP for both events, please choose one so that others have an opportunity to attend one of the events.
    *******

    August 21, 2014

  • Courtney A.

    Super excited that I can now go! However, the location/VFW is super far away from where I live and I take the bus. Is there anyone that I could carpool with? I live out in Riverside and can provide...cookies or baked goods?

    August 17, 2014

    • Mamie

      Still need a ride?

      August 20, 2014

  • Christina B.

    Ok, hubby and I will go to the re-watch, so 2 spots are open here.

    August 20, 2014

  • Clarissa

    Hi all! I just joined and can't wait to meet y'all. Hopefully I can make it to the premier watch party, I'm on the wait list. If not I hope to meet y'all soon!

    August 17, 2014

    • Bill

      You also might want to check out Eric's group in San Antoniohttp://www.meetup.com...­

      August 18, 2014

    • Ali M.

      Rebecca Nealon Roberie is holding a rewatch on Sunday 24th at 2 pm at her business warehouse located at 8222 North Lamar Blvd F60 if you are not able watch on 23rd. Come join :-)

      August 20, 2014

  • Sarah

    I'd really appreciate hearing about other local places showing the premiere for those of us who don't get BBCA. Thanks!

    4 · August 14, 2014

    • Rebecca Nealon R.

      Do y'all think there would be any interest on Sunday to have a rewatch party/cosplay/etc?

      1 · August 16, 2014

    • Sarah

      The Geek Social group just put up an event for Saturday :)

      August 18, 2014

  • Ali M.

    Hmm, I just noticed. I'm on the waitlist. Bummer.

    August 11, 2014

    • Johann

      Not to worry. We almost always get a few cancellations the last few days before an event. I am sure a spot will open, Ali.

      August 11, 2014

    • Lourdes M.

      Can you post if you know of any other viewing gatherings on Saturday. I am waitlisted.

      August 17, 2014

  • Bill

    I just got the green light on this...
    The TARDIS Tavern Podcast will be at the Series 8 Premiere Watch Party. Sean and Steve will be doing a Live Podcast after the show.

    1 · August 12, 2014

    • Lourdes M.

      Would be great to see Sean again. I was on his team when we won the pub quiz last year....and i love the podcast!

      August 17, 2014

  • Lourdes M.

    Didn't RSVP earlier as i was not going to be free that evening but plans have changed. I'll keep my fingers crossed.

    August 16, 2014

  • Bill

    I have reached out to a place we have had meetups at in the past to see if they can host as well.

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Bill

    The Ultimate Companion to tide you over till the 23rd.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IACOLvsBknc

    1 · August 14, 2014

  • Rebecca Nealon R.

    Hello all, I would like to host a re-watch party on Saturday Sept 30 at my new warehouse... would anyone mind if I posted this event?

    3 · August 13, 2014

    • Bill

      Message me on my profile with the info and I will get it posted.

      1 · August 13, 2014

    • Ali M.

      I would love to come. I don't think in will get the chance this time around.

      August 14, 2014

  • Sten

    Not Meetup-related, but I was silly enough to book a cruise ten months ago which leaves the 22nd. Does anyone know how long after airing that the episodes normally become available on Amazon?

    August 13, 2014

  • Bill

    FYI ... the limit on attendees is due to city building/fire code not just some random number.

    August 13, 2014

  • Bill

    With 75 Whovians in attendance, I would like to ask everyone to arrive as early as possible. To get seating, food, drinks, etc. out of the way so we are ready to go by 7pm.

    August 13, 2014

  • Bill

    Doctor Who Series 8 Premiere Watch Party will have a few other special activities. A few people have expressed interest in Cos-play. So we will have a prize for the best Cos-play. More announcements to come as we get closer to the 23rd.

    August 12, 2014

  • Regina M.

    Do we want to try and coordinate on any snack food that people bring? also if we do bring something are there plates and napkins there, or should we try and make sure to bring some ourselves?

    August 11, 2014

    • Bill

      With 75 Whovians coming.... I see nightmare coordinating that task. VFW does sells snacks and drinks and has a bar. I can see getting little groups together.. Doing that now and/or when you get there. Like going in on pizza.

      August 11, 2014

  • Bill

    FYI Tickets are on sale for Monday the 25th in theaters.
    http://www.fandango.com/doctorwhoseasonpremiere_175285/movietimes

    August 10, 2014

  • Matt

    Is the 50 cap and waitlist for real? Or was 50 just an expectation and folks can show up and hope for the best?

    August 9, 2014

    • Johann

      Please wait for your wait list status to change. You can also improve your odds by signing up on the Austin Geeks and Gamers meetup event.

      August 10, 2014

    • Bill

      The cap and wait list is real. We also have people signed up via Johann's Meetup group as well. So you need a RSVP to attend. RSVP closes 24 hours before the event. We have a pretty big wait list. If anyone would like to host another watch party, please post it here or submit the meet as a suggested meetup and we will get it published ready for RSVP. Of course if you are already a host in the group, please create the event.

      1 · August 10, 2014

  • Ali M.

    Can't wait!

    August 9, 2014

  • Christina B.

    can't wait! Thanks for the venue, Marvin!

    1 · August 8, 2014

  • Bill

    Month out and we have a waiting list!
    If you can't make it. Please change your RSVP ASAP to free up the opening for our wait list.

    1 · July 24, 2014

  • Johann

    Wow! 50 RSVP's here, and another 21 from the Austin Geeks and Gamers so far. Should be a packed house!

    July 23, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    And I just realized I'm going to be out of town this weekend. Boo.

    July 23, 2014

  • Thomas

    Can't wait to see the new doctor and the story lines to come

    July 14, 2014

  • Diego

    Still need to watch the last 2 ep or so of season 7.

    July 13, 2014

  • Diego

    Ughhhh needs to hurry up.

    July 13, 2014

  • Bill

    Cosplayers, this is great meetup to sport your craft ......

    July 12, 2014

  • Johann

    Thanks for organizing this. With Billie's permission, I have also posted this as an event for the "Austin Geeks and Gamers" meetup group. We might just fill the 75 seats of the VFW hall after all.

    1 · July 9, 2014

    • Johann

      Between us and AG&G, we are already over 50 Who fans RSVPed.

      July 11, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Is there enough seating or should we bring a chair or two?

    July 10, 2014

    • Marvin

      We have plenty of chairs :) Thanks

      July 10, 2014

  • Marvin

    One more thing....
    The new episode does start at 7pm our time so, does anyone know if the BBC is showing anything "who" related before the new episode at 6pm? If not, we will have something DW related at 6pm. So, feel free to come early and find a spot. It will be on 1 or 2 more tv's (32") also, not just the big one.

    1 · July 9, 2014

    • Christina B.

      Since there will be multiple tv's, would it be possible to turn on captions on one of the smaller ones? :-)

      July 9, 2014

    • Marvin

      oh yes! no problem

      1 · July 10, 2014

  • Regina M.

    Sounds like a lot of fun. Will definitely bring something along for folks to enjoy. Thank you for hosting us, Marvin!

    2 · July 9, 2014

  • Scott

    Also, I'm assuming there's no cover to attend, right?

    July 7, 2014

    • Marvin

      I missed replying to this personally but NO...No cover. Thanks

      July 8, 2014

  • Scott

    Is the VFW selling food or drinks (other than the aforementioned alcohol)? What time does the place open up?

    July 7, 2014

    • Marvin

      We open at 1100 on Saturdays but, we are a private club. That means I plan on having people show up like no earlier than 1700 (5:00 pm) so I can sign you in. Then we can go from there. Watch an old episode, order pizza, whatever we want until show time!

      July 8, 2014

  • Lloyd E.

    This is wonderful! Finally a showing in a large space in north Austin! Is there any possibility that we might be able to use this facility in the future to show vintage Doctor Who?

    July 8, 2014

    • Marvin

      Oh yes, we just have to make sure nothing else is gong on first. should be no problem....

      1 · July 8, 2014

  • Sten

    Perhaps if there is a party for ep2 and beyond.

    July 8, 2014

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