ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

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ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby lazarusr » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:53 pm

I am pleased to announce that we finally have a venue for a Southern ABUG.

The meet will take place from Friday 1st to Sunday 3rd June 2018 at The Ely, London Road, Blackwater, CAMBERLEY, Hampshire, GU17 9LJ .

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It is a combined hotel and pub/restaurant. It is part of the same group as The Fieldhead Hotel in Leicestershire and is run by the same guy who was the manager at The Fieldhead when we first went there in January 2017. The set up is very much the same. The meeting room is just off the bar. The menu is the same as The Fieldhead. They have a spiffing carvery for Sunday lunch (which I treated myself to when I went to look round). :-D :-D

The venue is a short distance from J4a of the M3 and pretty close to the M4 too. There is a reasonable amount of parking on site. There is a nearby station at Blackwater which is 8 minutes by car (and, as usual, I am sure that there will be volunteers to do pick-ups). It is just a branch line but is only 20 minutes by train from Reading and less than an hour from London Paddington.

Now the big news :!: : The meeting room is much bigger than anywhere else we have been in recent years. The official capacity is 110 (although I think that is perhaps a bit sporting). However, we can comfortably accommodate 40 people with a full table each and plenty of room to pass between tables. At present, therefore, I am not planning on putting any limit on the number of places. I suspect there will be room enough for all.

The room also contains a large projector screen. So, if anyone has a Beeb compatible projector and cable they can bring along, I am sure there will be much fun to have with that.

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Having said that, it will still be of assistance, for you confirm what days you intend to come and whether you will be bringing kit or not. Places will be subject to the usual charge of £15 per head (although I am not planning on taking any money until much closer to the time).

f you wish to stay at the hotel, you can book direct through the hotel website: https://www.oldenglishinns.co.uk/our-lo ... blackwater or you can phone them on 0845 608 6040. I am told that the price of a room is £150 for the two nights. I am also told that the price is likely to go up closer to the time.

The food and drink seems to be good there, so I suspect the plan will be to eat at the hotel. Indeed, I would encourage people to make as much use of the bar as possible. We have been offered a very good rate on the expectation that people will do this.

As usual, here is the standard information about the meetups.

Acorn & BBC Micro User Group (ABug) meetups are open to enthusiasts of the BBC Micro, Acorn Electron, Atom and Archimedes/RISC OS machines. Attendees will typically stay for two if not all three days. The meets are always very informal and can involve:

  • members bringing their own hardware to set up and show off**
  • time spent working on hardware and programming/games projects
  • exchange of ideas/knowledge
  • upgrade and repair of poorly Acorn machines
  • collaborative work on community projects, such as software preservation, preparation/planning for displays at other events etc.
  • sale of items by members (not guaranteed, but there are often opportunities to buy bits)
  • general socialising, food/drink and the odd hi-score competition!

** = Important! Ensure that any hardware you bring that features the RIFA/Paper-type capacitors with a tendency to go POP (e.g. Beebs) have had the caps changed! We can't risk setting any smoke alarms off as that may incur charges!

Please post in this thread or send me a PM to let me know if you want to come and what days you are likely to attend.

  1. lazarus (Robert) - full weekend - full table
  2. sixxdog_uk (Alex) - full table
  3. Arcadian (Dave) - full weekend - full table
  4. mattyj (Matt) - full weekend - full table
  5. z0m8ied0g (Stephen)
  6. cmorely (Chris) - full weekend - full table
  7. kieranhj (Kieran) - full weekend - full table
  8. hoglet (Dave) - full weekend - full table
  9. sbadger (Stew) - full weekend - full table
  10. SarahWalker (Sarah) - Saturday/Sunday - full table
  11. Andy Fox (Facebook)
  12. Mark Andrew Smith (Facebook)
  13. IanS (Ian) - full weekend - full table
Tentative
  1. Prime (Phill) - full weekend
  2. 1024MAK (Mark) - full weekend - full table
  3. tricky (Richard) - Saturday/Sunday - full table
  4. Andy Taylor (Facebook)
  5. David Hale (Facebook)
  6. Sean Hodges (Facebook)
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Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby Arcadian » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:04 am

Congratulations on getting this arranged Robert, count me in for the whole weekend with a full table please!
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Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby z0m8ied0g » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:12 am

Hi,

Please put me down for the whole weekend and a full table.

Cheers

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Postby mattyj » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:12 am

Count me in too!
Really pleased you managed to sort this Rob.

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Postby mattyj » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:22 am

Ps i'll be there all 3 days. Full table please.

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Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby lazarusr » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:29 am

I forgot to mention. The room also contains a large projector screen. So, if anyone has a Beeb compatible projector and cable they can bring along, I am sure there will be much fun to have with that.

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Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby Prime » Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:09 am

Can you tentatively put me down for friday to sunday.

However as this was the same weekend as the Dragon meetup last year, and I know they are planning another I will confirm once I know if / when that meetup is. I will of course suggest when they plan dates not to choose this weekend.

Cheers.

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Postby 1024MAK » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:15 am

Hi Robert

Please put me down as a provisional attendee for the full weekend (Friday to Sunday) - full table. I'll confirm later once I know for certain about my calendar for next year.

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Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby tricky » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:59 am

I can't confirm yet, but should be ok for sat+sun, room for a beeb and laptop would be good.

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Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby cmorley » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:12 am

Yes please. Full weekend with B+laptop.

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Postby kieranhj » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:38 am

Great work Robert and just down the road from me! Please put me down for the full weekend with kit. Thank you.
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Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby hoglet » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:40 am

Please put me down for Friday - Sunday, with a full table if possible.

Many thanks for organising this!

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Postby sbadger » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:49 am

Great - I'm in - full weekend with kit please
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Postby roland » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:52 pm

I won't attend but maybe we can arrange our TechSat on the 2nd of June and set up a large video conference for an hour or two. I can bring a laptop and beamer and if you have such a set-up at your site we can expand our meetings across the North Sea 8)
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Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby lazarusr » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:01 pm

roland wrote:I won't attend but maybe we can arrange our TechSat on the 2nd of June and set up a large video conference for an hour or two. I can bring a laptop and beamer and if you have such a set-up at your site we can expand our meetings across the North Sea 8)

That would be really cool. Hopefully someone will bring a projector to our meet-up so we can use the big screen.

I do sound one word of caution. I only got 8.61Mbps download and a very poor 0.90Mbps upload on the WiFi at the hotel. My 4G is usually very fast. However, there was no signal (at least for EE) there. Hopefully we will get a good enough stream on the day.

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Postby SarahWalker » Thu Nov 30, 2017 5:40 pm

I think I should be able to make this. Saturday/Sunday with kit.

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Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby z0m8ied0g » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:18 pm

Hi,

You've got me down twice (z0m8ied0g on stardot) and (Stephen James Barriball on facebook).
Although it would be handy to be able to clone myself at times i'm not sure the technology or the world are ready for that :D

Cheers

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Re: ABUG SOUTH 1 to 3 June 2018 (Hampshire) BOOKING THREAD

Postby IanS » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:33 pm

Great job organising this.

Put me down for the full weekend, with kit please.


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