Blackpool Meetup Details: 12-14 August 2016

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Blackpool Meetup Details: 12-14 August 2016

Post by Mystara » Sat Jun 18, 2016 6:46 pm

Right.
The original dates have changed for this, after several people indicated that the proposed date would not work. We've therefore moved the event.

Dates and Times
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In order to make full use of the available time, our plan would be to arrive at 4pm on Friday 12 August and then to leave around 4pm on Sunday 14 August. Of course, if you want to arrive earlier or leave later, then you're welcome to do so. You're also welcome to arrive later or leave early, but be aware that we will be intending to do stuff during those dates/times, so you'll be missing out.

Accommodation
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We'll aim to get a block booking in one of the many B&Bs around Blackpool, based on the number of people that indicate they'd like to take part. This will almost certainly necessitate paying in advance. In order to ensure we get a good B&B and to try and ensure we can all stay together, this may have to be a couple of months in advance, but we'll do what we can.

Previous experience suggests the price will be about £30 pppn, including breakfast.

Transport
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Blackpool tends to be fairly easy to get to from most of the UK. I suspect that there will also be at least one carpool from London.

Interested?
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If you're interested in coming, put your name below.
You might also want to join the Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/615896191892369/
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Re: Blackpool Meetup Details: 12-14 August 2016

Post by Mystara » Sat Jun 18, 2016 7:13 pm

Please comment here or on the Facebook page if you're coming along.
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Re: Blackpool Meetup Details: 12-14 August 2016

Post by Pooka » Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:11 pm

Okay, yeah, sure, put me down.
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Post by Mashibinbin » Mon Jun 20, 2016 4:39 pm

Can now definitely count me in - all of Friday to Sunday inclusive is now free :)

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Re: Blackpool Meetup Details: 12-14 August 2016

Post by Snowcat » Fri Jun 24, 2016 8:20 am

The day job has confirmed my time off so count me in for this one. (Yay! My 1st ever KM Blackpool! >^.^< )

They've given me the Friday right through to the Monday, so I can make it a proper weekend.

Lemme know how you want my part of the money for Accom. :)

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Post by auxtran » Sat Jun 25, 2016 1:03 pm

My partner and I are in.

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Post by Mystara » Tue Jun 28, 2016 9:24 pm

Sounds good. Based on comments here, on Facebook, and in person, we have upwards of 12-13 people attending.

I'll give this another week or so before investigating block bookings. Thereafter, people will be on their own for accommodation.
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Re: Blackpool Meetup Details: 12-14 August 2016

Post by JoeGJ1984 » Thu Jun 30, 2016 5:40 pm

I'll indicate a tentative interest in coming. Is there any way single bedrooms could be booked (I don't want to share a bedroom with a stranger)? (I'd be willing to pay a bit more for this). Could you choose somewhere easy to reach by train please (either Blackpool North or South stations?)

And the Facebook link does not work.

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Post by Mystara » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:46 am

Ding ding ding! Last orders!

If you'd like to come and if you'd like me to sort out accommodation for you, please clearly announce that you are going, either here or on the Facebook page by 8 July (next Friday).

If you need longer, please let me know.

If you don't mark yourself as GOING before this date, then you're still welcome to come, but you'll be on your own for accommodation.

@JoeGJ1984: Yes, you can have a single room if you're happy to pay the difference,
It will be easily reachable by train (most of us arrive by train).
The Facebook page is 'secret', so you won't be able to access it unless an invitee invites you via Facebook.

GOING according to Facebook:
Me
David G
Sue
Keith M
Mark
Kieran
Natalie
David F
Andrew
Ben

GOING according to the forum:
auxtran
auxtran again
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People I think might be coming but have not yet finally indicated so:
Billy
JoeGJ1984
Amy
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Re: Blackpool Meetup Details: 12-14 August 2016

Post by Mashibinbin » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:19 am

Faberoonie, consider me part of the block accomodation booking happy to share with anyone bar myself!

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Re: Blackpool Meetup Details: 12-14 August 2016

Post by Snowcat » Fri Jul 01, 2016 11:25 am

Confirmed!

Probably arrive the Friday afternoon and leave on the Monday morning. Make a full weekend of it. :)

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Post by JoeGJ1984 » Sat Jul 02, 2016 3:23 pm

Does anyone have any idea of what we might do during this meet?

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Re: Blackpool Meetup Details: 12-14 August 2016

Post by ClaireFearsBlades32 » Sun Jul 03, 2016 6:52 pm

Bit late in confirming myself, sorry for the delay, but count me in. Happy to share or have room by myself.
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Post by ClaireFearsBlades32 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 12:13 pm

Oh and obviously how do I send my pennies? Assuming I can contact the hotel direct once details are confirmed?
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Re: Blackpool Meetup Details: 12-14 August 2016

Post by Mashibinbin » Sun Jul 10, 2016 8:15 pm

Hi Joe,

we generally lark about and be silly enjoying each others company and in some case's more than decades worth of friendship. There's almost always a trip to the Pleasure Beach, Wetherspoons, Pizza Hut and or Nandos etc. You can participate in as much or as little group activitiy as you like but the more you put in the more you get out as always. :)

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