Blackpool or Whitby

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Which of the two events should occur in Easter 2016? (The other event will occur in Summer 2016)

Poll ended at Sun Oct 04, 2015 7:45 am

Whitby
7
70%
Blackpool
3
30%
 
Total votes: 10

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Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Mystara » Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:45 am

Yo,

A few people have pointed out that attempting to run two meetups in such close proximity to each other is likely to go wrong.

On reflection, I agree.

Therefore I propose organising one meetup for the Easter and the other meetup (whichever it is) for the summer.

We therefore put it to you, Knightmare community. Which of the two proposed meetups should occur next Easter, with the other event occurring in the summer?

Blackpool
or
Whitby
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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Gundrada » Thu Sep 24, 2015 11:37 am

Tough call, but just for somewhere different, and you have Pleasure Beach and other more Summery things to do in Blackpool, and places where you'd get more out of it with good weather - I voted Whitby for Spring.

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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Mashibinbin » Thu Sep 24, 2015 4:30 pm

I voted Blackpool for the nostalgia of RPG filming at that time. Blackpool always has plenty to do and Whitby might be more restricted at that time of year.

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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Greystagg » Sat Sep 26, 2015 10:26 am

Happy with either but definitely prefer Whitby. :)

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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Pooka » Sun Sep 27, 2015 12:47 pm

This is a difficult choice as I'm not overly keen on either of those places - however, given the choice I'd go for Whitby.

I've actually been to Whitby and found that there is very little to do there, although I did only spend a day in Whitby so maybe I wasn't aware of all the things people say there are. There's also only one - ONE! - shop that cooks chips in anything other than animal fat.

ONE!

Ahem. Anyway.

Blackpool. Most of the KM socials have been in Blackpool for a number of reasons, such as Pleasure Beachiness, but I'm not averse to returning there once more. It's just... always in Blackpool! ::)

Whatever's decided, I'll go on at least one KM Social trip next year. I haven't been on any for ages due to financial constraints; I'll endeavour to make that happen next year.
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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Mystara » Sun Sep 27, 2015 1:20 pm

Just to remind everyone....

The vote isn't for what you want to do. It's a vote for what you want to do IN EASTER.
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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by knightmaredave » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:08 pm

Whitby for Spring Bpool for summer, butwork pending and job pending really

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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by EvelynMason » Sun Sep 27, 2015 4:54 pm

Would it not be possible to arrange a meet-up in Weston Super Mare, could just about commit to that :-/ . Been to Blackpool but the last time would be 30 + years and can't comment on Whitby as never visited.

Voted for Blackpool for summer and Whitby for Spring. Just feel the latter may be better suited to earlier in the year while such a recognised and famous resort like Blackpool would be ideal for the summer months. Bit skeptical about a meet-up thing as hardly know anybody on here and haven't participated much either and could feel a bit awkward but maybe with enough time, and at a later date, would be able to participate.

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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Forester » Mon Sep 28, 2015 8:34 am

Regarding Whitby... It's mainly a sight-seeing type place, there isn't a whole lot in the way of entertainments it's definitely a make-your-own fun job. An ideal setting though for getting into role play and related games. There are lots of attractions etc. in areas around Whitby but that would then rely upon us having sufficient transport amongst us.

Whitby is a fantastic location for the Midnight Hunt, LARP and Roleplay games generally. I'd also recommend group bookings in the YHA, it has good lounge facilities and therefore would be a good gathering point.

Regarding food...
Northerners have taste when it comes to Chips, many places in the North of England use animal fat because it tastes significantly better. For the vast majority of non-discriminatory consumers this is a good thing. If your diet is limited solely to fried potatoes then you may wish to ensure you also consume plenty of milk and oatmeal in order to prevent a vitamin D & E deficiency.

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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by KaM » Wed Sep 30, 2015 8:28 pm

I don't mind the idea of Whitby - it's good to mix things up now and again. That's nothing against Blackpool, but (York aside) it has become the default option in recent years.

I'm hoping to make my first trip to Asia next Easter, so I will have to hope that everything times itself well.

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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Mystara » Fri Oct 02, 2015 8:01 am

Only a few more days and Whitby is currently in the lead!

If you haven't yet voted, please do so.
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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Drassil » Mon Oct 12, 2015 6:57 pm

EvelynMason wrote:Bit skeptical about a meet-up thing as hardly know anybody on here and haven't participated much either and could feel a bit awkward but maybe with enough time, and at a later date, would be able to participate.
Hi, Evelyn. It's fair to say that this is how a lot of members of the Knightmare community have felt before their first in-person get-together. But most will tell you that it is well worth taking a leap of faith. I am one such person and as a more recent example, I would point to Alex Smith: before, after. You'll be placing yourself among a range of witty, friendly faces with a major shared interest, who will gladly dilute anyone else's social awkwardness with their own. ;) The note of optimism in your post is pleasing and we look forward to meeting you when the time is right.

I don't think I need to say which way I voted. I've never been to Blackpool or Whitby so it's win-win from my point of view.

I do hope that the Midnight Hunt will be something more exciting than The Quest for Chips Prepared A Particular Way. Though for the record, I enjoy Chips with snake oil. (Catchphrase reference.)

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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by EvelynMason » Mon Oct 12, 2015 9:37 pm

Have to ask, What does the Midnight Hunt entail ?

Obviously it's something you look for at 12 am .. but what is it they seek - and at why such an odd hour ?

As before, been many a long year since a visit to Blackpool, but it'll be similar to any large and recognized seaside resort such as Brighton, Bournemouth or Southend, and if the Hunt was held on a weekend then there's every chance you could bump into a few individuals 'fuelled by alcohol' and spoiling things, especially at the time suggested.

Maybe I'm being too cautious or fearing something out there, but Yes, I will consider future events.

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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Mystara » Tue Oct 13, 2015 6:18 pm

I suppose it's best described as a treasure hunt/live action role playing game.
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Re: Blackpool or Whitby

Post by Mystara » Mon Nov 02, 2015 1:37 pm

Whitby it is!
The discussion for the Whitby/Midnight Hunt meetup has been re-opened.

We will therefore plan to do Blackpool in the summer of 2016.
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