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posted Apr 22, 2012 15:53:16 by dhmholley
So I'm thinking about organising a big event sometime in early June, in around the Coventry/Reading/Oxford area. There's a reasonable amount of demand from my various social circles, so I was wondering if anyone here would be interested as well. I've not hashed out any details at the moment, just gauging demand.
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TimC said Apr 24, 2012 12:05:25
Interested in principle (I'm in Guildford so not too far), but early June is out for me. I'd be keen to hear how it goes though and do let us know if you're organising any future events. Will there be flashing Red Alert lights and such things like they seem to have at these "con" events in the US?
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dhmholley said Apr 24, 2012 12:18:22
I'd love to rig something like that up, but I think we're going to have to wait and see where we end up holding it. Currently I'm looking at hiring some university lecture theatres with projectors, which I figured would make an ideal setting.

That is a thought, though - what else typically happens at these "cons"? I'd love to pick people's brains for ideas...
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avbeeri said May 06, 2012 18:22:57
I'd be interested in coming. Never been to such an event before, but I imagine some food would be needed, maybe some sort of merchandise. We should get a shipment of the crew-badges for people to buy.

Perhaps a mission-workshop could be set up, so we can get missions, test them at the event and make them all available at the end?

If you are appealing to people who haven't played before, an opportunity to buy a license with an ARTEMIS themed USB stick could be cool, but i don't know how many would go for that.

Just my thoughts
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dhmholley said May 08, 2012 12:20:55
It'd be great to have you. :)

A mission workshop sounds like a great idea; hopefully people will be up for that.

I'm loathe to put in an investment into things like merch and/or USB sticks as they're pretty costly to buy in bulk, but I see the value in giving people something they can take home. I'm not sure what would be appropriate and cheap though. I think the plan is likely going to be to charge people a couple of quid each on the door to cover hire and licenses for those people who don't already have them.

Now to just finalise the room bookings and I can start promoting this a little more!
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edmundrw said May 14, 2012 09:32:44
I'd be interested in attending this, particularly if it's in Reading. Not sure I'd be able to bring a machine though...
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dhmholley said May 31, 2012 13:31:38
Okay, looks like we have a provisional booking.

Saturday June 23rd
Warwick University Campus, Coventry


We're probably going to have a bunch of crews in different rooms, possibly with some missions working together and possibly with some PVP (if it doesn't break the game too horribly). We may also have a mission writing workshop if people are interested.

It's going to have to be a strictly bring-your-own-machine event, I'm afraid, as my resources don't stretch far enough to provide spares. There'll probably be a small fee to cover costs (including purchasing enough licenses to cover everyone who doesn't yet have them).

More details like times and directions will go up after I've had a bit more time to organise.

Any questions, feel free to ask on this thread or contact me directly by sending an email to my username at gmail dot com.
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Kobolds said Jun 06, 2012 15:39:21
A little too far to make, otherwise would be very interested. Maybe once I get a car and can stop relying on network rail.
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dhmholley said Jun 18, 2012 13:00:07
http://www.facebook.com/events/398885336813908/

Facebook event page. Should have some final details going up soon.
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avbeeri said Jun 19, 2012 16:40:18
I'm looking forward to this event! Hopefully I don't get lost :P

Is there an entrance fee?
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dhmholley said Jun 19, 2012 16:42:58
There isn't one for the event itself, but if you don't already have a copy of the software we'll be asking for a contribution to cover the cost of the license.

See you there! :)
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avbeeri said Jun 20, 2012 15:28:53
I've noticed that there hasn't really been a mention of which room or location. Any news on that?
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dhmholley said Jun 20, 2012 16:40:26
Ah, sorry, I posted on the Facebook wall but not here. The rooms are:

"We have the rooms MS.01, MS.02, MS.03, MS.04, MS.05 and MS.B3.03 in the Zeeman Building"

I'll stick up some directions beforehand once I know where we are (I don't know the campus very well).
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avbeeri said Jun 20, 2012 17:09:28
Ahh, thank you :) So we just turn up to any room and play?
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dhmholley said Jun 21, 2012 00:12:07
I suspect in practice we'll all get together and organise which crews we're on and which rooms we're playing in (some of this is going to be dependent on the networking stuff we're trying to set up). Not all of the rooms are necessarily going to be in use, but we have them if we need them.
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dhmholley said Jun 23, 2012 09:29:36
Hey everyone! We're kicking off at 3pm today - I am reliably informed that the Zeeman building is the Maths Building, which is visible and labelled on a Google maps view of the campus. We'll be continuing until 9pm, so feel free to turn up any time.

If you want to get in touch, you can email me at my username at gmail dot com, and I'll also be watching this forum thread periodically throughout the day (email is better though).

EDIT: More directions:
http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/general/gethere
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