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Meet up?

Post by Mystara » Sat May 17, 2014 2:00 pm

It occurs to me that now, a time when the community is very active, would be an ideal time for someone to start organising a full community meet up.

Perhaps for Halloween?
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Post by Drassil » Sat May 17, 2014 3:15 pm

It could be combined with the theme park 'fright nights' that several of the KM community go to annually at Hallowe'en time. Andy/Snowcat can tell us more about these.

If a good number of us intend to go to Knightmare Live in London on June 6/13/20, those would be meetup opportunities to keep in mind too.

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Post by Gretel » Sat May 17, 2014 3:23 pm

I'd never do a Fright Night thing, but I might do a Knightmare live (depends on the ticket prices) if anyone could spare the cash for a ticket or something, if not at least tell me where you'd meet after!
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Post by Mystara » Sun May 18, 2014 9:01 am

It was more of a day/weekend meet up that I had in mind, rather than a gathering in a pub prior to a show.
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Post by Mashibinbin » Sun May 18, 2014 10:32 am

I'd echo Alan on this one. We've seen Knightmare Live collectively now. It's time for something different and hopefully Northern ;)

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Re: Meet up?

Post by FoxyLF » Sun May 18, 2014 11:16 am

We're up for a Halloween time meet up for sure, spending a few days at the Edinburgh Fringe in August so anything before then is a bit cost prohibitive sadly.
Never been to a fright night, sounds good and, um, scary! >:-]

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Post by Gretel » Sun May 18, 2014 12:49 pm

Well, I'd definitely consider just about anything but s fright night, for one I'm barely able to see in the day and for 2 I'm a dreadful wimp about things. I was just putting the KM Live thing out there for anyone who wanted to do London days but didn't want to fly solo really.
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Re: Meet up?

Post by GlennC81 » Sun May 18, 2014 6:09 pm

I'm absolutely up for meeting up again. I've made a fair few friends thanks to Knightmare Convention so I'm up for a reunion so to speak. :)

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Post by SpawnOfFear » Sun May 18, 2014 7:16 pm

Definitely up for a meet up! Something halloweeny sounds right :P

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Post by HStorm » Sun May 18, 2014 9:21 pm

I can probably make it if there's plenty of notice. Trouble is, the place I work is short-staffed, so if anyone reserves holiday time, no one else is allowed to take the same day off.
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Re: Meet up?

Post by dogmanjack » Sun May 18, 2014 9:43 pm

Do we do it in the midlands so that it's in the middle?

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Post by Snowcat » Sun May 18, 2014 10:58 pm

Well... I hesitate to suggest this as it's had very little interest in the past but if you're wanting Halloween hijinx there's alwasy "The Road to Hell and Back". Generally a short-ish roadtrip to visit Alton Towers, Thorpe Park and Tulleys Farm during their Halloween events.

Ran this a few years ago but, I admit, it's kinda died a death unless someone wants to resurrect the idea...

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Post by Mystara » Mon May 19, 2014 7:16 am

As always, the rule in these things is...the person who organises the event calls the shots.

However, I would suggest that the following is likely to lead to a successful event:
  • Middle (ish) of the UK, but biassed towards London (sorry, but that's where most of the community are).
  • Single area/location. This is why I think the Road to Hell and Back was always limited. Most people would only go to the most geographically convenient location to them and you lose critical mass.
  • Halloween. It seems sufficiently far in advance and Halloween events are the most likely to drag most of the community out.
  • A whole weekend. In particular, including a non-theme park day with something else planned.
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Re: Meet up?

Post by Gundrada » Mon May 19, 2014 6:58 pm

I suggest a raft building exercise, or some other such group bonding event (no sniggering at the back, you know who you are!) I like team building events almost as much as I like eating flowers... But not nettles though, they sting a bit.

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Re: Meet up?

Post by Gretel » Tue May 20, 2014 10:13 pm

Gundrada wrote:I suggest a raft building exercise, or some other such group bonding event (no sniggering at the back, you know who you are!) I like team building events almost as much as I like eating flowers... But not nettles though, they sting a bit.
Now this is a GENIUS idea! Plus then we'd all have really fun memories!! (Just please don't do anything too huge with heights or I may have a breakdown, I'm massively hopeless with heights... as most of you probably remember me saying at some point)
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