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Geek Culture / TGC Convention 2008

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Green Gandalf
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Posted: 20th Jun 2008 21:40
I'll be coming too - hoping Paul Johnston can answer some awkward shader queries ...

Not convinced the counting is right (I think this excludes TGC):



@Mnemonix

Know any cheap deals for travel from Exeter?
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Posted: 20th Jun 2008 21:49 Edited at: 20th Jun 2008 21:56
Exeter eh? I'll have a look. Watch this space.

Edit: You can go by coach for £16 return. It is a long journey however but I will post the details. (Note that this is for the weekend 5th September to 7th September. October is not bookable yet).

5th September
Depart at 02:45am Exeter - London. Arrive at 07:00am
Depart at 08:00am London - Leeds. Arrive at 12:15pm

7th September
Depart at 17:00am Leeds - London. Arrive at 21:45pm
Depart at 23:00pm London - Exeter. Arrive at 03:15am

I know its a dodgy journey but if the price is an issue, all 4 coaches only cost a combined price of £16.

I have done journeys worse than this before.

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Posted: 20th Jun 2008 22:09
Just an update on travel advice.

Virgin Trains have a very nice price for the pendolino between london euston and manchester piccadilly. If you book a few weeks in advance you can get fares for £1 each way!. You have to print the ticket yourself though.

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Posted: 27th Jun 2008 10:00
Hi All,
I haven't read all posts because I didn't get enough free time for.
(I'll do that later).

I'd like to come at the convention this year. The only problem is that I came from France by Air plane and, due to prices, I must find discount prices that meant that ... some destinations are not handled ...

In fact, I'd like to know if someone come from a big city like Manchester. That should allow me to take the airplane to this city and come with this person from the big city to the convention. Of course, if this person travel using his own car, I will participate on gazoil (price) needs for the travel ...

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Posted: 27th Jun 2008 12:48 Edited at: 27th Jun 2008 12:51
Im going from Manchester City Center, as I assume Mnemonix may be again, last year we got the coach from Manchester to Leeds, only took about 1 Hour, I think there is a Coach Station in Manchester Airport which you could also go from.

http://www.nationalexpress.com/bp/b2.cfm?id=134467375

Alternativley I think Leeds has an Airport?

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Posted: 27th Jun 2008 18:00
Hey Freddix. I would be happy to meet you at Manchester Airport and direct you to the convention . The cost of transport from Manchester is not significant.

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Posted: 27th Jun 2008 18:46
How about a means of travel from PA, USA? =P I'd love to go... with parent/guardian of course... I'm a year under the limit =( Always wanted to go out of the country =o

Meh...
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Posted: 27th Jun 2008 19:57
@MSon : Leeds has an airport but is not covered with discout airplanes travels

@Mnemonix : Thank you for this proposal, I will check for the airplane exact arrival/departures hours so I can keep you informed

Gandalf said: "All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us"
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Posted: 30th Jun 2008 13:59
Gorfy - I'll be going by train due to the fact I can sleep all the way

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Posted: 30th Jun 2008 22:13
Cheque's in the post

So, I am confirmed as an attendee of what Mrs Scraggle has decided is The Geek Convention



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Posted: 1st Jul 2008 01:16
Good, another committed Conventionite
People need to start speaking up with a deposit to confirm a place. We cannot ask the conference centre to hold specific conference rooms / bedrooms without the numbers behind it.

I know we'll get the numbers, so we need to make sure we get the best room too

And if anyone wants to design a T-shirt for the con, we might just be able to convince Rick to get something sorted I can't promise he'll print anything, but if something good turns up, we may be in luck.

"I attended before this convention got locked" is not acceptable.

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Posted: 1st Jul 2008 11:43
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Posted: 1st Jul 2008 12:20
Hopefully another confirmed attendee It looks like I'll be taking the train too. I wonder if I can wangle one with WiFi

Jas

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Posted: 1st Jul 2008 12:20 Edited at: 1st Jul 2008 12:21
Thanks for the confirmation, Jason.

On the subject of T-shirts, just to rule out the obvious ones and make you work a bit harder...



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Posted: 12th Jul 2008 11:19
No contibutions for the official T-Shirt?

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Posted: 12th Jul 2008 13:09
Perhaps you ruled out the ones people wanted???
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Posted: 12th Jul 2008 20:15 Edited at: 12th Jul 2008 20:19
How about one that showcases the best games written using DBP?






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Posted: 12th Jul 2008 22:18
I was going to suggest that - until I realised that all that glorious detail would be lost as soon as you wash it.
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Posted: 12th Jul 2008 22:22 Edited at: 12th Jul 2008 22:22
how about a tshirt that tells it like it is



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Posted: 13th Jul 2008 00:03
Even when I try my T-Shirt doesn't seem to be serious!


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Posted: 13th Jul 2008 01:09 Edited at: 13th Jul 2008 01:11
Or

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LOL
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Posted: 19th Jul 2008 03:27
Deposit is in the post.
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Posted: 19th Jul 2008 04:16
Man, all of your guy's are sick mine suck i made it in about 10 min.
Well i might as well show them. On The Front i went for a 3d'ish effect and the back more of a cartoon version, the characters are from the front page.

FRONT




BACK




Well thats my entry
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Posted: 19th Jul 2008 22:20
Quote: "Man, all of your guy's are sick "


It's a TGC Convention requirement.
Green Gandalf
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Posted: 22nd Jul 2008 15:21
Is anyone driving towards York after the convention? If so, can I cadge a lift?
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Posted: 23rd Jul 2008 00:09
GG, cheque arrived, thank you.

Unless a few more people sign up soon, we'll be able to forge Lee and thus DB Pro into our very own creation. He was able to hop between requests and somehow evade many of them last time.

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Posted: 24th Jul 2008 20:57
Is there any chance I can paypal the deposit and email the form, Batvink? Otherwise i'll have to wait about a week before I can get a new cheque book sent out.

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You can use Google Checkout, although we'd prefer to wait for a cheque. We only cover the actual costs, so try to keep down any charges from money launderers...sorry, banks and financial institutions

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Posted: 25th Jul 2008 19:36
It could be a week or more before I get a cheque book from by bank. Would a postal order be ok or even just a ten pound note?

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Posted: 25th Jul 2008 23:15
How about electronic payment? I can send you the details if you have online banking facilities.

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Send me the details to my email address:



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Putting your email address in code tags will not stop the spambots from reading it (just sayin')...


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Posted: 1st Aug 2008 20:21
Hi everyone,

Do they have Wi-Fi at Hinsley Hall?
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They did last year and it was dead easy to connect up so we could see what all of the usual suspects were doing

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Hi, Can someone let me know what the deposit needs to be, and ill send it this friday with the booking form, thanks.

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Posted: 7th Aug 2008 20:54 Edited at: 7th Aug 2008 20:55
There's a subtle hint in the booking form too.

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woah 19/9... i best get onto it, i been putting it off as late as possible, but i guess the time is upon me :/

and i need to buy me a new laptop too, the one i had last yr died just a week after the con

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I will set up a Google Pay Page as soon as I can, Google Checkout is down at the moment. You will still need to send the form (scanned and emailed is fine too).

Knowing who is seriously considering coming would be useful (although paying a deposit would be better!), time is moving on and planning for numbers is becoming a problem, people are leaving it much later this year!

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You can now pay by Google Checkout using the following link:

www.devink.co.uk/convention

This can be used for:

1. Deposits
2. Remaining Balances
3. Full Payment

Please send an email to michelle at devink.co.uk to tie your payment in with your form and forum name.

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Posted: 14th Aug 2008 18:00
Looks like my car may well be back in working order again .

So I may well be driving up from Hemel Hempstead now.

Jas

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We're at the point where the venue needs to know numbers in order to plan room availability, and the best room to fit the number of people. So if you plan to be there this year, do let us know ASAP!!!

I've been trying to find out what will be in the "TGC Goodie bag" for the attendees this year. Rick's either keeping it a closely guarded secret, or still scouring the shelves for ideas!

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i paid my moneys i'll send the form next time im near a pc with a printer

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How many people are confirmed?
It looks like there will be only a small handful of people this year



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Posted: 19th Aug 2008 15:51
From looking at the Posts, I think that I can spot:

From TGC
Mike, Lee, Rick, Ravey, Paul, Steve and Rich.

Attendees
IanM, Me, Green Gandalf, Scraggle and El Goorf.

I've only scanned the posts so I may (I hope) have missed some and some people may have not posted here.

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BTW If anyone is interested, while I'm there, I might be able to show some of the new Microsoft Tech that is out.

Linq (Linq to SQL/Linq to XML)
WCF (Windows communication Foundation/Web Services etc.)
WPF (Windows Presentation Foundation/The new Forms)
XML Literals (Also using Linq)

I've basically been learning them as I'm working on an On line game.

Jas

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Posted: 19th Aug 2008 18:28
Quote: "It looks like there will be only a small handful of people this year"


I'm hoping we get a few more takers in the next few days. I realise it's hard to commit early to these things, but it's equally as hard to plan for them!

We've had a couple more today, names I haven't heard of around the forums (unless the missus gave me duff information over the phone earlier). It would be good to see a few new people amongst the regulars.

I know Mnemonix will be there, he is a confirmed addict. There are another 3 confirmed that haven't posted here. I'm not being mysterious, it just wouldn't be right for me to post on behalf of others.

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Posted: 19th Aug 2008 23:46
I was going to come, but I quit my horrible job and won't have the money to spare. I'm out until next time :\

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Posted: 20th Aug 2008 02:01
I enjoyed last year but due to my new job October is already scheduled to be a really busy month because of various deadlines. Working weekends has already been mentioned. The drive from mid Essex was also a nightmare.

Hopefully everyone will have a nice time. Try and drink the bar dry again!

Boo!

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