Coming This Weekend!
Manchester Mini Meet Mark 2
The The Flat Cap and Muffler Club are holding the second Manchester Mini Meet on Friday 3rd May.
"Come along and meet interesting people, have a few giggles and beers (Non alcohol drinkers welcome too of course), over at the Salisbury, off Oxford Road followed by a trip to 3SM's spiritual home, the Lass o Gowrie."
May Day on h2g2
May Day tradition has it that you should leave a basket of flowers at someone's door... and then run away before they discover the deliverer!!!! The recipient is left delighted, amused, and curious. You can have the same effect with your h2g2 friends thanks to the Hermes Messenger Service - Delivering at the Speed of Hermes.
The date for the celebration of May Day this year is 6th May
Brisbane Meet May 11th 2002
If your hometown is Brisbane, Australia, and you would like to meet with your fellow researchers then the Australian and NZ Researchers homepage is where they are planning a Meet for Saturday 11th May.
"Starting at 1pm at the beergarden of the RE in Toowong;
then over to the Regatta; on to the Orient then by ferry to the Story Bridge, and by then if we're up for eating dinner back over the bridge to the Valley for Chinese."
Scottish Spring/Summer Meet 2002
Plans are well underway for the next Scottish Meet. The date is now firmly set as 11th May, the venue, this time, being Edinburgh. Hie along to the Scottish Summer Meet 2002 page to sign up, make suggestions for activities or to find out who has already expressed an interest.
Dutch Mini-meet 2002
A fortuitous visit by Linda has led to the tentative organisation of a mini-meet to celebrate the occasion (and her birthday). The 31st May is the date, Shazz and TM's pad the initial meeting point with a foray into the wilds of Het Kasteel for a Band Kabaal night. Further details will be posted soon at The Dutch Researchers Club page. Accomodation is available. Make yourself known and join the fun!
South-west England Meet 2002 (child-friendly)
The main meet-up is to be at The Eden Project, on 22nd June 2002. As it is a long way for some researchers to travel, we're going to make a weekend of it! If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please let us know.
This is going to be a family-friendly/all-ages meet, so researchers with children, or young researchers with parents(!), can all come along and have fun! For more details visit the South-west England Meet homepage.
The 2002 Hampshire Meet Up will be held in Southampton on Sunday 23rd June at the Library (opposite Watts Park) at 3pm. If you live around Hampshire and would like more details you can find them at the
2002 Hampshire Meet Up homepage.
The Pennsylvania Dutch Meet
So far the only plans appear to involve meeting somewhere in south-central Pennsylvania during the weekend of 2nd - 4th August. It's still early days, though and we're sure to have more details soon. More information and a chance to sign up can be found Here
H2G2 Radio- 42 FM
Started way back in the summer of 2001 H2G2 Radio- 42 FM - The Community's station! is about to take on a brand new lease of life.
"We're set for a re-launch in May, and have quite a number of staff, but we still have position's to be filled - we want people to take the small jobs like cleaning, guards, receptionists.. there are only so many of us who can be technicians and engineers!"
The Alphabet Sentence Challenge
Could you write a 26-word sentence, making sure that the initial letters of each successive word, constitutes the entire alphabet in the correct order. If you think you would like to give it a go, then visit The Alphabet Sentence Challenge
Community Job Slot
Ever wanted to help out on some of the Community projects around h2g2, then go to the Community Job Slot.
"On h2g2 job vacancies often occur for various Community Activities. They can range from running a weekend activity, to running a club or society. We've decided that we need somewhere to advertise these jobs."
If you know of any artwork on h2g2 other than those in the official Picture Library then theCommunity Art page would like to hear from you. They need your help in finding the art already on the h2g2 server, but not listed anywhere.
"Here in the office we're just bursting with pride over our Community Artists and their artwork. So much so, that we are want to give Community Art its own categorisation system."
Society Against Weather Discrimination
If you love rain and cloudy skies then take a look at the Society Against Weather Discrimination.
"For those of us who abhore hot sunny days. For those of us who love the rain. For those of us to whom 'fine' isn't fine."
Write a message to the community on a brick and see it preserved for posterity on the h2g2 Wall.
"Messages need to be quite short, and there is NO advertising, but you can choose your own colour."
The Cheshire Grin Inn
The Cheshire Grin has been re-opened and everybody is invited to pop in and have a drink and chat, or join in the Pub Quiz that runs from Tuesday until Saturday every week.
The Environmental Society
The Environmental Society welcomes all h2g2 and sense-of-place site members, to the brand new Environmental Society. This hopes to be a place where members of all the various dna sites can come together and meet others with an interest in the environment.
The Knights of h2g2
A welcome new addition to h2g2 is this recently formed fantasy land conceived by Mystrunner. Aspiring knights should grab a charger and ride, post haste, to The Gateway to claim their knighthood, position and place in h2g2 fantasy history.
The H2G2 Motorcycle Club
This new club lists its proposed goals as:
- To bring together motorbike riding researchers so we can discuss bike stuff, organise H2G2 MC ride days, race days (spectator or participant), and of course pub research.
- To provide a reference point for motorbike related guide entries, issues, and advice.
- To have a club patch and smiley for club members available on H2G2. And some more motorbike pictures.
So, don your leathers and cruise over to The H2G2 Motorcycle Club!
The H2G2 Wilde Awards
Featured in a Post article, this new venture aims to award members of the H2G2 community for outstanding service to the English language, though wit, word play, or a particularly apt, imaginative, or fitting turn of phrase during conversations or entries on H2G2. They are to reward verbal dexterity, rapier wit, or just a delicious turn of phrase!
Read the piece and then hurry to The H2G2 Wilde Awards page to submit your nominations.
The GerMania Connection has re-opened its doors and is seeking any researchers based in or around Germany with a view to possibly arranging another meet. Please get in touch if this applies to you
Special Sites at this time
The new, improved Post Links Page
points you towards the best of h2g2. Everything from information and campaigns to eating and drinking venues, virtual lands or clubs.
The Post Archives are a repository for all things Post related... now revamped and divided into easy-to-follow categories, they are ever expanding and well worth a visit!
All entries for this feature should be mailed to
Greebo T. Cat