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Title: Newb Advice D:
Post by: DaRaccoon on 22.01.2008, 16:36:33
I'm new here and this will be my first Euroference, and my first ever big convention, and I am rather petrified o.o; I'm not very social and find it hard to make friends. Can anyone give me any advice and of course any other new furs advice on how to settle in o.o
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: Jespah on 22.01.2008, 17:09:24
Hi Dan,

Can't give much advice but I'm in exactly the same situation myself. Maybe we can get meet up and cower in a corner together :P

BTW You're in Manchester no? I'm up in Preston and hope to get down to a Manchester meet in the near future: We can panic together!

TTFN,
Jespah
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: JonathanO on 22.01.2008, 17:53:06
no need to be afraid i was on EF13 fisrt hour i was there i was a bit lost but then try to talk to people and then it wil be ok  :)
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: Anuee on 22.01.2008, 18:31:29
I'm new too, and this is also my first big convention ^^
So, maybe it helps if you know that there are also other people in same situation :)
And if it doesn't try to find some friend before convention!
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: DaRaccoon on 22.01.2008, 18:51:15
All newbs should stand together :3
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: CodeCat on 22.01.2008, 23:37:36
Getting to know people before the con helps too. Drop in on #eurofurs on Anthrochat IRC, there's plenty of congoers there. :)
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: Schakaline on 23.01.2008, 00:48:36
It'd be generally advisable not O.o to overuse smileys ^.^, refraining from snarky O.O comments and generally not being a prick ^^. Also, some form of socialisation might help. (Contrary to what some people think, the furry fandom is _not_ an acceptable substitute for a lack of social skills, nor a training ground.)

With all that in order, people might even take you seriously and not just think "Oh god, another one of those".
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: DaRaccoon on 23.01.2008, 11:37:41
I'll check that room :D

What's wrong with smilies? o.o I use them all the time and noone complains.
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: Nekotorisha on 23.01.2008, 12:46:24
drink a few cold ones and loosen up a bit at the con

*huggles*
nekoto
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: DaRaccoon on 23.01.2008, 13:03:10
Speaking of alcohol, what kind do they have over there? Never been to Germany.
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: Recherei on 23.01.2008, 15:11:45
Speaking of alcohol, what kind do they have over there? Never been to Germany.

Not much in the way of alcohol I'm afraid, you see Germany is a "dry" country.
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: DaRaccoon on 23.01.2008, 15:43:07
*dispair* D:
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: Vendace on 23.01.2008, 15:44:05
Speaking of alcohol, what kind do they have over there? Never been to Germany.

Not much in the way of alcohol I'm afraid, you see Germany is a "dry" country.

*pokes*

Don't tell him that XD

Let's see...Last year they had this Jeagermister tap thing that cooled it to around 34 degrees F, wines and beers...If they still have it, get the dark beer they have. Garr told me that "If you could barbeque beer, this is what it would be" XD OH, and they have several different mixed drinks too, one of which had a rather entertaining name.
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: Jespah on 23.01.2008, 16:57:52
Speaking of alcohol, what kind do they have over there? Never been to Germany.

Ah, German beer :-) Germany, like its neighbour, Austria, is home to many a fine beer. In fact, in my experience, they don't do bad beer - I think they have a law against it!

Oh, and Jeagermeister - hic! Just watch out for the bad head the following morning.
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: DaRaccoon on 23.01.2008, 18:12:41
So there is beer? o.o
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: Barney on 23.01.2008, 18:16:54
I can recommend Warsteiner.
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: Recherei on 23.01.2008, 18:19:10
You may want to enter "alcohol" or "beer" into the search box on the upper left side of the screen and click on "search".  It may have been mentioned once or twice.
Title: Re: Newb Advice D:
Post by: Cheetah on 23.01.2008, 18:57:03
I'm new here and this will be my first Euroference, and my first ever big convention, and I am rather petrified o.o; I'm not very social and find it hard to make friends. Can anyone give me any advice and of course any other new furs advice on how to settle in o.o

Your self-evaluation is impressively precise: From the PMs I've received from you, I can tell you're indeed not very social.

So I have two points of good advice for you to help you settle in:

1) Improve your social skills and act like a grown up
2) Don't insult the moderators of this board in private messages

To help you taking advice numer 2, I have revoked your posting rights for 60 days. On bullet point number one however, you'll have to work on your own.