May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby sixxdog_uk » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:16 pm

Count me in please.

All weekend.

And if there is a curry in the offering , I'm up for that too.

If there is an option to pay double for a full table , say you are undersubscribed , i'd be up for that.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby danielj » Tue Jan 31, 2017 9:24 pm

Just having worked out the logistics with this, i think I'm going to have to bow out unfortunately :(

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby sbadger » Mon Feb 06, 2017 11:29 am

Finally had a chance to meet up with kieranjh (Kieran) last night at the local.
He's kindly offered for me to hitch a lift with him . So count me in please! :D

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby dp11 » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:05 pm

Count me in too please

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby BigEd » Tue Feb 07, 2017 6:26 pm

Going to be just a day trip for me, just the Sunday. Will travel over with Revaldinho but we won't need table space.

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Postby pau1ie » Tue Feb 07, 2017 10:44 pm

I would also like to come along. In contrast to another comment regarding space, I came as a no kitter last time, expecting to perch on the end of a table with my laptop, but found I had half a table to myself. 1/3 would have been plenty and 1/4 would have been OK. I really enjoyed last time, so am looking forward to this already.
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Postby Dave Footitt » Sun Feb 12, 2017 10:54 pm

Sounds good, pop me down as interested too!

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Postby ThomasAdam » Sun Feb 12, 2017 11:14 pm

Hi,

Add me to the 'Tentative' list, please. If I were to go, I'd go from Friday -> Sunday.

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Postby Bitstik » Mon Feb 13, 2017 10:08 am

Count me in! Sent a PM the other week.
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby jbnbeeb » Tue Feb 14, 2017 12:25 pm

Hi - attendee list in first post updated to reflect last couple of weeks..

Sorry for delayed response.

Last week I visited CCfCH and have some updates re the Acorn World exhibit, will post about this in next few days (when I get chance!)

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby tricky » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:04 pm

Just booked the travel lodge, I am planning on arriving Saturday morning and staying until Sunday late afternoon. Looking forward to seeing you all.
If we run low on space, I can just bring a laptop.

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Postby mattyj » Thu Feb 16, 2017 1:17 am

Hi Jason
Just to update your list - I'm attending all weekend.
I better get the travel lodge booked :)

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby lazarusr » Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:49 am

Is anyone staying anywhere other than the Travelodge?

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Postby z0m8ied0g » Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:27 pm

lazarusr wrote:Is anyone staying anywhere other than the Travelodge?


Oakley Lodge hotel
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Postby Arcadian » Sun Feb 19, 2017 12:13 am

I stayed in the Travelodge last time but have just booked Oakley Lodge for May.
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Postby MattH » Mon Feb 20, 2017 10:04 pm

Sign me up for the whole weekend. I enjoyed the recent Midlands event, and I'm keen to go to this.

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Postby jgharston » Mon Feb 20, 2017 11:49 pm

I'm booked in, should be arriving on Friday.

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Postby daveejhitchins » Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:08 am

All booked in . . . Arriving Friday, leaving Sunday . . .

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby jbnbeeb » Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:22 am

List updated

....and we're full! Well, pretty much. BigEd is Sunday only.. so we could accommodate a Saturday only person..

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby BigEd » Thu Feb 23, 2017 9:33 am

I don't really need table space, I just intend to circulate, so feel free to make me a virtual attendee.

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Postby Prime » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:11 pm

I'll also be turning up on Friday night, wouldn't want to miss piza or whatever :)

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Postby helpful » Fri Feb 24, 2017 1:48 am

BigEd wrote:I don't really need table space, I just intend to circulate, so feel free to make me a virtual attendee.

I'm really a virtual attendee too, as I don't think I'll be bringing any kit. Just hoping to chat, look and learn.

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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby JimRussell » Fri Feb 24, 2017 7:56 pm

Hi,

Sorry I have left this a bit late. I attended this last year and enjoyed it. Are there still places available? If so I would like to come on the Friday afternoon and leave on Sunday. :D

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Postby jbnbeeb » Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:41 pm

Hi all,
OK, given that Pau1ie and BigEd won't be needing table space set aside, I've squeezed in Jim at the end of the list. But I'm inclined to call the attendee list FULL now. If any people are unable to attend, those under Tentative/Reserve will be added in the order that posts arrived in the thread.

In the meantime, I met with Jason F at the museum a couple of weeks back, and we thrashed out a plan. Acorn World is GO!! on the same weekend as the ABUG meet. I've updated the top post with some details.. will paste here for convenience. I'm very excited about this; I'll be/have been in touch with requests of Stardot peeps to assist.

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Acorn World will be an exhibit that tells the story and illustrates the history of Acorn throughout it's life. Alongside copmany history, there will be themes such as education, games , ARM legacy and retro software/hardware (mostly the work of Stardot people here - assuming they're happy to have their work on display). Besides all the computers and ephemera of the day like magazine articles, adverts etc, a key exhibit will be the Valiant Turtle which members of the public will be able to play with via Logo.

More to come on this, but in the meantime, the event is now on the What's On section of the museum website here http://www.computinghistory.org.uk/det/ ... -May-2017/
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby kieranhj » Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:46 am

I might have a solution to our Saturday night food requirements. At the Teletext event, also at the CCH, the main organiser, who is a local, took us to this pub last night: http://www.the-geldart.co.uk/.

It is within walking distance of the CCH, they were happy to reserve a set of tables for us (we were at least 12), and they were happy for us to order food individually from the bar as & when we felt like it - this allowed people to mingle, chat & eat when they wanted without having to have an epic order for everyone and then figure out the bill at the end. The menu is slightly above regular pub fare - the fish & chips were excellent!

The only slight oddity was an insistence on a 50p surcharge for card payments, regardless of the amount. Other than that, would definitely recommend if people like the idea.
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Postby jbnbeeb » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:27 am

I might have a solution to our Saturday night food requirements


Hi Kieran - thanks for this.. Looks like there's something for everyone so I will look to get this booked for the saturday
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Postby dixiestoat » Sat Apr 08, 2017 6:40 am

I am going to be near Cambridge that weekend so i shall be popping in on the Saturday to meet everyone.
No kit, it will just be a visit to put faces to names and see what you are all up to, plus see the Museum.

My first ever ABUG meet up so looking forward to it !
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Re: May 12th-14th 2017 Cambridge ABUG (FULL) & Acorn World event at CCfCH

Postby jbnbeeb » Tue Apr 25, 2017 7:29 am

Hi all,
it's getting close to the Cambridge meet now. As well as ABUG, there'll be the Acorn World exhibition in the main hall. Myself and several other kind Stardot peeps have been putting this together over the last few weeks.

Rather than show you the floor plan etc, I'd like to keep it mostly a surprise. But I will say that we've divided it in to "history", "themes" and "modern". The themes cover uses of Acorn machines back in the day while modern covers more recent post-Acorn gear like Iyonix and also projects done by fellow Stardotters.

We'd like your help with picking software which could be displayed on the following machines:

- 2 Atoms (one with MMC)
- Electron with Plus 1, BBC B, A3010 (on the games table)
- Electron on history table
- Archimedes A310 (on the history table)
- BBC B with education software (what else would be good to show besides Granny's Garden?)
- Iyonix

So, from the list above, please can you post suggestions of what software to run? Try to think of something that you think will be visually appealing and fairly straightforward for the public to "get" (the machines will be hands on) and "shows off" the machine.

Note: we've already got Elite, Zarch and Domesday on display.

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Postby Elminster » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:05 am

Hi all. Been busy recently and not about much on here.

But hoping to persuade the family for a nice day out at the Computer Museum (and the Acorn World event) and perhaps see some others wandering about. We did the robots exhibition at Science Museum recently and that was great.

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Postby sydney » Tue Apr 25, 2017 11:54 am

Any of the top 20 games listed here:

http://bbcmicro.co.uk/about.php

With the exception of Thrust, Exile and Revs because they are too hard to pick up and play.