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Alquerian
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Posted: 13th Apr 2007 19:56
Portland is a really cool place. It is only about 6 hours from you isn't it? Also, I thought you needed your passport even for land transportation now (to/from the US), although I could be wrong. I wouldn't mind looking into it.

Jeku
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Posted: 13th Apr 2007 22:06
Nah, right now we can drive across with just standard ID, but sometime in 2008 they will require everyone including land transport to have a passport.

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Posted: 14th Apr 2007 09:04
If I go it will be option 1, not because I'm cheap but beacuse I'm staying in a small villge outside leeds on holiday so it will be easy for me to get there anyway.

I dont know if this has been answered but is there an age limit???


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BatVink
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Posted: 14th Apr 2007 12:41
TGC can't be responsible for non-adults, so a parent/guardian would have to accompany you. The issue is child protection legislation, not convention rules.

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Posted: 14th Apr 2007 23:46
In about 4 years id come then...

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Posted: 15th Apr 2007 09:06
same ere

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Posted: 15th Apr 2007 09:25
Quote: "I wish i could go, but I'm in the US and don't have time or money to spend to get to England."


me either

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Posted: 16th Apr 2007 18:11
i wish i could say see you all there, but sadly, thats like 300+usd for me, just for accomidations, plus the plane ticket, i wouldnt be able to get out there for like another 4 years once my debt is paid off, so in four years lets hope tgc are still having their conventions lol

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Posted: 17th Apr 2007 18:27 Edited at: 17th Apr 2007 18:30
Zoom Airlines does cheap flights to the UK.

www.flyzoom.com

It's like $179 from New York to London. So all you have to do is get to New York.

Its about the same for Canadians. But flights leave a few canadian cities like toronto.

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Steve J
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Posted: 19th Apr 2007 07:31
I live next to portland, ideal place for me haha.

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Alquerian
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Posted: 19th Apr 2007 08:03
Quote: "I live next to portland, ideal place for me haha."


Portland is actually a great place for something like a US based convention. There has been SOME interest in a US convention, but not enough to warrant a backyard BBQ.

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Mike Inel
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Posted: 22nd Apr 2007 14:04
Quote: "In about 4 years id come then...
same ere"

Me too...... Or maybe 8 years?

I never land foot on an airplane in my life...
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Man, i'm SOOOO jealous to anyone who's gonna attend the convention!

spooky
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Posted: 23rd Apr 2007 00:12
Sending my dosh off in the morning. Will be driving up from Essex on the Friday afternoon. See you there.

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BatVink
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Posted: 23rd Apr 2007 10:52
Fantastic - and being there on the Friday evening is always good

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Posted: 25th Apr 2007 00:57
GNER run regular promotions for cheap travel, so keep an eye out for appropriate deals. They are doing £5 tickets from London to Leeds now, but they don't extend to October just yet.

Phaelax
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Posted: 25th Apr 2007 12:07
End of October? I graduate that week I think. If it was just a week or two later it'd be perfect timing to take a vacation!


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Posted: 30th Apr 2007 21:22
Just curious guys, What's your customer base like in the U.S.? I mean, do you think there could be enough folks over here using the DBPro product suite to make it worthwhile to have one here too? NY Maybe?

I'm in South NJ and would travel as far as NYCity or Baltimore to attend if you were having one over here. I don't think I would be willing to fly though.

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Posted: 30th Apr 2007 23:25
If you are under 16, and have to come with an adult, do both you AND the adult have to pay for a place?

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Posted: 4th May 2007 13:09 Edited at: 4th May 2007 13:10
I see my deposit payment has been relieved from my account

I hope to be able to get the full amount very soon (preferably by the end of next month), so will it be possible to pay the remaining about in one go as a (possibly) refundable amount ?

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Posted: 4th May 2007 18:27
Hallo,

Sorry, I have been away from my pc for quite a while. I hope to be sending in my deposit sometime over the next week. Is it ok to send cash $$?

BatVink
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Posted: 4th May 2007 19:16
Quote: "Is it ok to send cash $$?"


You'll have to make cash out to "The Bearer on Demand".
If you don't mind risking the sending of cash, then it's OK. I don't think you can reclaim cash from the Post Office if it gets lost though.

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Posted: 4th May 2007 19:49
Yea, Its because my chequebook got stolen by aliens, or eaten by the dog, or otherwise lost/destroyed, and I can't be bothered of going through the hassle to get another one

Benjamin
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Posted: 4th May 2007 19:51 Edited at: 4th May 2007 19:53
Quote: "I don't think you can reclaim cash from the Post Office if it gets lost though."

Stolen more like. I would also advise against sending cash in the post, though if there's no other way there's not much you can do.

.. Other than perhaps put a beuuumb in the envelope so if someone tries to steal the money they get blown up. Or.. not.

That's my helpful advice for today.

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Mnemonix
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Posted: 5th May 2007 15:40
It was not particularly helpful. My beuumb does not fit into the envelope.

BatVink
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Posted: 6th May 2007 00:06
The plan is to use Google Checkout very shortly, which will allow non-GBPers (£) to sign up, and make it easier all round. I'll keep you posted, as and when I get to hear.

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Posted: 6th May 2007 00:43
OK, that was painless, you can now pay your deposit, and ultimately the full fee, using Google Checkout. You will need to email Mrs Batvink for the link to the payment page, so that she has a record of your request. The address to email is michelle at devink dot co dot uk.

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Posted: 8th May 2007 20:42
Quote: "Other than perhaps put a beuuumb in the envelope so if someone tries to steal the money they get blown up."

I feel sorry for whoever opens TGC's letters!

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Posted: 10th May 2007 23:32 Edited at: 11th May 2007 00:00
It's ashame thay didn't choose Manchester as they where thinking last year, (I could have just walked there), But then again im still going to go this year, Should be fun

I think I'll go for the Full Weekend, (3 Days isn't it)

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Posted: 30th May 2007 13:14
Well, I've requested the website paying the remaining amount. Now to save up for the transport there

One thing that may be worth doing is replacing (or amending) my entry about previous conventions on the Wikipedia entry for DBPro - get it updated (and thus advertised slightly more).

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Cash Curtis II
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Posted: 2nd Jun 2007 17:21
This is in October?! I didn't realize. I'll be able to attend


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BatVink
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Posted: 2nd Jun 2007 22:42
For anyone who has requested to pay the full amount, it will be possible shortly. I need to make a Google Checkout link that can accept the right values, the previous one only accepts the £10 deposit.

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Posted: 3rd Jun 2007 22:08
Okay - let us know when its ready...

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Posted: 25th Jun 2007 15:20
Any news on the link?

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Yes, Nick has road-tested it. If you want to pay by Google Checkout (the £10 deposit, or the full amount), then mail Mrs Batvink (michelle at devink dot co dot uk) and she will send you a Google Checkout invoice that you simply respond to.

Don't forget, you'll still need to complete the registration form.

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Posted: 26th Jun 2007 03:53
i may be going over to the UK with my family in the september-october area, i may actually be able to go, w00t
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Yes, it works fine - only takes a few days for the bank account to be updated with the debit too.

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Mrs Batvink
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Posted: 19th Jul 2007 15:38
Hi,

if you've already booked your place at the convention, then I'd like to know what your interests are, so that Rick and the team can tailor the weekend to suit the audience. Are you coming to learn more about DB Pro, get inside FPSC, or find out what's happening with X10? Are you coming to network with other coders perhaps, or pick up some tips from the TGC team?

You can email me, or post here. Thanks for any input you leave!
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Posted: 27th Jul 2007 13:05
Do we have a last orders date? I'm toying with the idea, but would like to know what is a reasonable time frame to let you know if I'm coming or not. A month in advance?


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My main interest is DBPro. I don't have much interest in FPSC unless the hard work that has gone into it gets ported to DBPro at some stage, possibly with a new DBPro X10. I haven't had much time recently to program but would like to get back into the swing of things by end of the year so I would really like TGC to explain the future of DBPro, possible X10 release, updated IDE, help files, bug fixes, etc.

PS. How is final payment to be made for those of us staying over the weekend. Are we paying you upfront with you paying the conference centre, or are we paying the conference centre directly when we are there?

Boo!
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Posted: 27th Jul 2007 14:13 Edited at: 27th Jul 2007 14:15
Quote: "Do we have a last orders date? "


You could try to turn up on the day, and hope there is still room. However, you wouldn't get a nice badge and any TGC goodies that may be available to registered attendees.

We're working on a first come, first served basis. We have limited places for health/safety reasons. My advice would be to book as soon as possible, especially if you plan to stay at the conference centre accommodation.


Spooky, thanks for the input. Hopefully others will follow suit


Quote: "How is final payment to be made for those of us staying over the weekend"

We can now take credit/debit payment over the internet. We will invoice you nearer the time. We hope to collect all payments by the beginning on October. Of course you are quite welcome to pay sooner, as some people already have
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Posted: 28th Jul 2007 17:03 Edited at: 28th Jul 2007 17:10
i'm sending the deposit later today, sorry for the delay.
Only a hundred and somethink to go

I need to figure out a way to get there from manchester aswell
Train or Coach, (Whichever is cheapest)

Any plans for whats going to happen there yet, Other than at the bar

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Posted: 28th Jul 2007 18:24
Quote: "I need to figure out a way to get there from manchester aswell"

Have a word with Mnemonix, he'll be doing the same thing.

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bah, i leave leeds, and you have the convention there...

oh well, I'd have only brought the tone down.

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Posted: 2nd Aug 2007 14:14
The August edition of the newsletter has details of the presentations that will be given by the TGC team.

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=111365&b=2
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Only 4 more days and then I can buy my transport

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Is that when the train timetables come out for October? I ask because people keep asking me/Mrs BatVink

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Thats right - In 5 days, the dates for Friday and Monday will be availiable. I'll be travelling on the Friday and leaving on Monday.

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Posted: 7th Aug 2007 09:47
I've booked by journey now - unfortunately I'll have to leave around midday on the Sunday, as there is only 1 train then, and I couldn't really afford to stay an extra night and leave on Monday.

I have one change going and two coming back, unfortunately...

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I'll be driving up on Friday from middle of Essex and driving back on Sunday evening. About 200 miles. Just got me a satnav to make things easier.

Boo!
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Easier getting lost ?!

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