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The Official h2g2 Winter Party, London 2003

The event of the year (so far) happens this weekend! Researchers have flocked to sign up making this the biggest meet so far. Saturday 25th January 2003 at around about 2pm is the time, place details can be accessed on the h2g2 Winter Party page.

So, there may still be time to join in, but hurry!


  • The Manchester Curry Crawl

    Another of the famous Manchester meets has been proposed, this time taking in Manchester's glorious curry mile. No firm plans or dates have been set yet, but some time in early 2003 is suggested. More details on this page

  • Proposed Paris Meet

    Following on from the end of this year's trip to Alton Towers, there has been an idea to do a meetup to romantic Paris. This entry is to gather together ideas and see what kind of interest there is.

  • 2nd annual South West Meet - Spring/Summer 2003

    OK, as the 2002 South West meet was such fun some of us thought we'd like to do it all again. So what are we going to do next year? When? Where? Post your thoughts over at The discussion page

  • Central US Researchers Group

    The planning is in the early stages, and only a possible venue has been decided, in Chicago. If

    you live around the Central US area and would like to know more details, then check out

    this conversation on the Central US Researchers Group homepage.

The Underguide

We're in the planning stages for an unofficial volunteer project to promote high quality

entries that don't fit the scope or format of the Edited Guide, such as fiction, poetry,

interviews, personal accounts, opinion pieces, etc. The Italics have hinted that they might give

us exposure if we present an acceptable plan. For more info, join our email group
at or read our Proposals for an Underguide Scheme.

The Sporkites

The Sporkites are a dedicated group of thingites who

campain for most thingite goals but with a few extras.

  1. We will campain to abolish weekdays ALTOGETHER (except thing, a weekly holiday) and

    leave only weekends, so Thing, Poets, Doobry and Dontbry go round in an endless cycle.

    Despite this, you may still refer to the cursed weekdays, but ONLY to avoid confusion.
  2. Our long, long, long term objective is to eventually beat out No!no!no!
  3. Two Sporks will be given to each member, and should be posted in conversations.
  4. All out sillyness past even the main body of thingites!

Interested? Confused? Worried? Don't be, take a look at the Sporkites page and everything will become clear.

Uruk Fun Run

The Uruk-Hai are off to war. Soon Helm's Deep will be beseiged, and what better way to

celebrate than an Uruk Fun Run!.

The Rules are easy. Sign yourself up as either a Good Guy or a Bad Guy, then choose your


  • Good Guys: Man of Gondor, Man of Rohan, High Elf, Wood Elf, Dwarf or Hobbit.
  • Bad Guys: Orc, Goblin (including Warg Riders) or Uruk-Hai.
The Bad Guys run around H2G2, plundering and pillaging as they go, the Good

Guys must try to stop them. For the purposes of fun, please try to target Lord of The Rings

based pages, or anything run by someone with a "Good Guy" name.

The Flight Of Daedalus

Mystrunner would like to invite you to participate in a

brand new quest that is set to begin on December 31st. If you are interested then take a look

at the Flight Of Daedalus homepage, where all your
questions and queries will be answered. It all looks like jolly good fun, just what you need to

clear away those winter blues.

Which time zone are you in?

Sometimes I have trouble figuring out when some of my h2g2 friends can

be expected to be online, since I keep forgetting which time zones they are in, and how many

hours before or behind my zone that is. I plan to make a table listing the timezones and
researchers in each zone - but I need your help!

If you would like to help, then go to Which time zone are you

and put your name down in one of the conversations.

The Wall

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.'

Wireless h2g2? inject2g2

'Are you missing h2g2 On The Move? Do you want to be able to use h2g2

on a wireless mobile device, like your phone or palm pilot? Then try inject2g2. This is a work in progress, which allows basic h2g2 use

with minimal bandwidth.'

The H2G2 Guild of Wizards

Are you an expert on something or have you an ability that could help others? If the

answer is yes, then why not register with The H2G2 Guild of

. If the answer is no, but you need to find someone who can help you with a

problem, then the Guild of Wizards may be able to help.

H2G2 Living Earth Society

The h2g2 Living Earth Society hopes that you will

visit and join in discussions about all sorts of natural earth phenomena.

'This is an area where people with an interest in the forces affecting our home planet can

come to discuss news items of interest, share their experiences, seek advice and read

interesting guide entries related to natural phenomena on our planet.

The Post is happy to welcome the h2g2 Living Earth Society to its pages; you can read their

first report here


Why not take a look at the People United in Defence of

Depression, Irritability and Natural Grumpiness
. It's a new society on h2g2, who

believe it is alright to feel whatever you want to feel, be it happy or sad, it might even tempt

you into joining.
'PUDDING does NOT celebrate or promote sadness, we simply demand our right to


natural emotions'

The H2G2 Sprint

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a virtual racer, well here's your


visit The H2G2 Sprint and take up the challenge.

'It's just a bit of fun to explore the possibilities of virtual racing around a virtual track.
The idea is to complete the H2G2 sprint track in the shortest time.

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!

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