Category Archive: Events

App Creator Takes The Geocaching Road Less Travelled

A French geocacher is offering a guide to being a popular geo-event host – or rather a geocaching roadbook.

Baptiste T (GC handle: Surfoo) has created GeoRoadbook, a new web app that lets event holders produce a booklet displaying the Geocaching.com hides in the area.

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Second NZ Mega Already On The Cards

One Mega down, and New Zealand geocachers are already planning their second such event. This week, a temporary website and Facebook page for NZ Mega 2013 went live, seeking expressions of interest in attending next year’s gathering. A Twitter feed has also been established. According to a blurb on both sites: “Organisation and planning for …

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Another Chip Off The Old Block (Party)

Phew! It’s Not About The Numbers has finally caught up with Groundspeak’s Bryan Roth for his thoughts on this year’s Block Party. Between the company’s annual shindig (GC38J9N) and WSGA Going APE … At The Tunnel Of Light Mega event (GC3C7HK), Roth (GC handle: Bryan) says the weekend of August 18-19 was super-busy – “super …

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NZ Mega Update: Just The Ticket

The clock’s ticking, people … Have you paid for your tickets to New Zealand’s first Mega event (GC35TTR) yet? It’s less than nine weeks till the three-day gathering being held at Dunedin’s Waiora Scout Camp over Labour Weekend, and already more than 500 players – from as far away as Kuwait and the United States …

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Group Hunts Relegated To Event Horizon

Bad news, people. Organised group hunts are off the events calendar at Geocaching.com – for now, anyway. In February, It’s Not About The Numbers broke the news that Groundspeak planned to introduce this new event category worldwide – thanks to a two-month trial brokered by volunteer reviewers in Canada’s Ontario province. However, community relations manager Sandy Barker …

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Jeremy Irish’s Mega Tattoo Decision

UPDATE: NZ MEGA 2012 A trip Down Under for New Zealand’s first Mega may leave an indelible impression on Groundspeak’s Jeremy Irish. The company founder (GC handle: Jeremy) told It’s Not About The Numbers that he is considering getting a Maori tattoo when he visits the South Island city of Dunedin in October. Maori tattoos …

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Two Thumbs-Up For Oz Mega

Geocachers NZ and My GeoGear store owner Catherine Swain (GC handle: Kevs_Team) reports back on her recent trip with husband Kevin to the Oz Mega in Albury, Wodonga. “If you’re still considering whether to go to GC35TTR NZ Mega this October, I would highly recommend it! We recently attended the Easter Oz Mega (GC2Q4JF) and loved it.  It was …

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Introducing Mr and Mrs J_Sch …

Just married … And already you can tell the groom’s thinking about geocaching. But it’s not so surprising when you consider that newlywed was German tourist Jan Scholten (GC handle: j_sch), whose March 21st geocaching-themed nuptials in New Zealand’s Marlborough Sounds featured in It’s Not About The Numbers last week. According to the 34-year-old IT network engineer from Fürth, it was a wonderful day. …

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You Are Cordially Invited To A Geo-Wedding

“Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to witness the marriage of an unfamiliar German couple – geocacher Jan Scholten and his muggle bride …” Actually, that’s not strictly true. But the visiting European lovebirds (GC handle: j_sch) are inviting Kiwi geocachers to a wedding reception-cum-event cache in the Marlborough Sounds on March 21st. Yesterday …

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Organised Cache Hunts On The Events Calendar

You heard it here first, folks … Groundspeak has decided to let everyone hold an event purely for the purposes of geocaching – eventually. Lackey Eric Schudiske told It’s Not About The Numbers that its two month-long event cache trial in Ontario, Canada had gone exceptionally well; so well that it intends to rewrite the rules of …

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