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ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:12 pm
by sixxdog_uk
If you didn't pay at the time of booking can you send payment as PayPal gift to alex_wilson2@me.com in the notes please state your name (also stardot name) and days that you'll be attending , ALSO if I haven't updated the list below , or if it's wrong in some way , please PM me.

PLEASE check I've got all your details correct and the days you intend to attend.
Especially check that if you've paid already I've marked you as such. :)

PLEASE NOTE : Anyone unpaid or who has not arranged alternative payment methods, by Mid OCT , will get a stern reminder , then sadly their slot will be offered to the next on the waiting list. (NOT that i expect this to happen). :)


Hi everyone

With the brilliant response to previous events why not finish off the year with a good old fashioned nerdfest. :mrgreen:
We still have two rooms but I'm limiting the Second Room to 6 People as last year it got way to hot and cosy!! :)

20 places in the main room and 6 in the second overflow room.

I’ve allocated the places as first come first served , with the final 6 places being in Room 2.

The meet will take place from Friday 9th - Sunday 11th November 2018 in the Meeting Rooms at the Fieldhead Hotel, Markfield Lane, Markfield, Leicestershire LE67 9PS.

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It is a country hotel with bar, restaurant and free parking - so hopefully we'll be able to replicate the atmosphere and setup that worked so well at other venues. The venue is a short distance from J22 of the M1 and is about 7-8 miles north-west of Leicester city centre. If anybody is planning to travel by rail to the city centre, I'm sure we can arrange a pickup or two (please leave a message in the thread).

The rooms will be available at the following times:
Friday 9th: 4pm - Midnight
Saturday 10th: 7am - Midnight
Sunday 11th: 7am - 10pm (not that I expect anybody to stay that late!)

Costs: 26 places are available and an advance contribution of £15 is requested from each attending member, payable preferably by Paypal 'Friends and Family' (which won't incur fees). Each attendee can expect to be allocated half-a-table (or equivalent space) to set up their Acorn gear and/or laptops etc. My PayPal details are : alex_wilson2@me.com

The rooms are costing £250 to hire - if all 26 places are taken, that will result in a surplus of £140, of which £40 will be used to buy drinks and snacks. I'll also bring a kettle and teabags/coffee (please bring a mug!). The remaining £100 will be put into the ABUG pot to purchase items required for future meetings - Dave M will have more details of this.

If you wish to stay at the hotel, the prices I've been quoted are £55 for the Friday night, £75 for the Saturday night or £125 for both nights. Rooms can be booked direct with the hotel on 01530 245454. PLEASE CHECK WITH THE HOTEL as prices may have changed since I last enquired.

Last time we had all of our meals at the hotel , which worked out well , so unless anyone has any desire to try something new , why change :)

Finally, the Retro Computer Museum is nearby in Leicester and is open on Sundays (until 5pm) so we could also opt to pay a visit there in the afternoon. It's likely we'll make a decision on the Saturday, but feel free to post your thoughts in this thread.

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Ok, that's the specifics out of the way - here's the standard blurb for those not already familiar with the ABug events:

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 to reserve your place then send me a PM to confirm payment information and to have your name added to the list (26 places available).

Hopefully this will build on the success we've had before , many thanks guys , as it's you guys that make the event.

Thanks
Alex

IF anyone on the lists below can no longer attend please let me know ASAP so I can move someone up from the waiting list.
I have marked everyone as attending ALL weekend , please let me know if that is not the case and I can edit the list.

IF anyone in Room2 really doesn't want to be there and you can find someone in the Main Room to swap please let me know.
Likewise if anyone who is in Room2 no longer wants to attend please let me know.

I have made the lists in the order I was contacted from the original thread on stardot , which turned into an ad-hoc booking thread.
If anyone from the Main Room cancels , I will move the first person on the Room 2 list into the main room.

Hope this all makes sense , it did when I typed it. :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

:!: :!: IF i have added any NON KITTERS to the two kit rooms , PLEASE let me know so I can free up that space for someone with kit. :D

CONFIRMED Room 1 (MAIN ROOM) x20
  1. JudgeBeeb (Robert) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  2. daveejhitchins (Dave H) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  3. flaxcottage (John) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  4. prime (Phill) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  5. Stephen Barriball (ZombieDog) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  6. Tricky (Richard) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  7. flynnjs (Jason) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  8. 1024MAK (Mark) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  9. IanS (Ian) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  10. mattyj (Matt) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  11. Trixster (Trixster) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  12. Zeem (Zeem) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  13. Peter Gallagher (Peter) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  14. Mark Andrew Smith (Mark) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  15. cmorley (Chris) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  16. PhilMainwaring (Phil) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  17. paulv (Paul) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  18. Jonathan Harston (JGH) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  19. Sarah Walker (Sarah) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
CONFIRMED Room 2 (Overflow Room) x6 (x8 at a push)
  1. Bagpuss (Andy) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  2. Arcadian (Dave) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  3. John Grey (John) Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  4. Pau1ie (Paul) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  5. markdryan (Mark) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  6. Ian Smallshire (Ian) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  7. Tom Seddon (Tom) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday

NO KITTERS / DAY WALK IN x5
  1. Sixxdog (Alex) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  2. Mark Haysman (Mark) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday
  3. Nude Looney (Kris) PAID Arriving Friday afternoon, leaving Sunday

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:18 pm
by mattyj
:D me me me me me me me me
Nothing like a childish post!

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:20 pm
by cmorley
Count me in with kit please Alex.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:21 pm
by sixxdog_uk
cmorley wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:20 pm
Count me in with kit please Alex.
Already done mate :)

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:23 pm
by Prime
Yeah I should be there, it fortunately avoids Lesley's birthday the week before and my brother's wedding the week after.

Cheers.

Phill.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:23 pm
by sixxdog_uk
mattyj wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:18 pm
:D me me me me me me me me
Nothing like a childish post!
All done thanks for your uber quick payment , only beaten to the post by dave H :)

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:28 pm
by sixxdog_uk
Prime wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:23 pm
Yeah I should be there, it fortunately avoids Lesley's birthday the week before and my brother's wedding the week after.

Cheers.

Phill.
Excellent news , and it's nice and close for you as well :)

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 pm
by SarahWalker
I should be able to make this.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 pm
by danielj
Paid up and hotel booked. See you on the 9th :)

d.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:34 pm
by sixxdog_uk
SarahWalker wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:31 pm
I should be able to make this.
Excellent , ill add you to the list , many thanks for the payment :D

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:45 pm
by JudgeBeeb
Paid up and hotel booked too! 8)

Thanks for organising this.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:46 pm
by markdryan
Is there space left for one more in Room 2? If so, could you put my name down? I won't be bringing much kit, just a laptop and possibly a raspberry PI. I'd arrive Friday afternoon and leave early Sunday morning.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:52 pm
by sixxdog_uk
JudgeBeeb wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:45 pm
Paid up and hotel booked too! 8)

Thanks for organising this.
Thanks buddy , look forward to seeing you again.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:54 pm
by sixxdog_uk
markdryan wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Is there space left for one more in Room 2? If so, could you put my name down? I won't be bringing much kit, just a laptop and possibly a raspberry PI. I'd arrive Friday afternoon and leave early Sunday morning.
Hi Mark ,

Yep ,i'll put you down for Room 2

Not sure what happened last time , Room 2 just swelled , without any real reason and we all cooked , but 7 or 8 should be ok :lol:

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:00 pm
by danielj
All that domesday bollocks I reckon...

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:02 pm
by sixxdog_uk
danielj wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:00 pm
All that domesday bollocks I reckon...
Hahahah :lol: yeah just the power supply in those things can heat a house.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:02 pm
by sixxdog_uk
markdryan wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 9:46 pm
Is there space left for one more in Room 2? If so, could you put my name down? I won't be bringing much kit, just a laptop and possibly a raspberry PI. I'd arrive Friday afternoon and leave early Sunday morning.
Marked as PAID thanks matey. :D

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:06 pm
by jbnbeeb
Wowzers I missed this thread and it was only a few hours since last on stardot!can you put me on the reserve list please

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:18 pm
by jgharston
Thread only open one hour and already full!

Pencil me in for three days? I was hoping to be in the main room so I could Econet up.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:29 pm
by sixxdog_uk
jbnbeeb wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:06 pm
Wowzers I missed this thread and it was only a few hours since last on stardot!can you put me on the reserve list please

Hi matey ,

Not a problem , I'll take myself out of room 2 and replace the space for you. :)

I made up the list from the prior non booking list which seemed as always to morph into a booking list #-o

But tis all good.

I'll sort it mate.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:30 pm
by sixxdog_uk
jgharston wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:18 pm
Thread only open one hour and already full!

Pencil me in for three days? I was hoping to be in the main room so I could Econet up.

Will jiggle some bits matey and sort this , one sec.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:35 pm
by sixxdog_uk
jgharston wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:18 pm
Thread only open one hour and already full!

Pencil me in for three days? I was hoping to be in the main room so I could Econet up.
All sorted matey , Room1 - Econet away my friend :)

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:35 pm
by sixxdog_uk
jbnbeeb wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 10:06 pm
Wowzers I missed this thread and it was only a few hours since last on stardot!can you put me on the reserve list please

Room 2 sorted mate.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:27 pm
by tom_seddon
That filled up quickly! Please add me to the waiting list...

--Tom

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:52 pm
by sixxdog_uk
tom_seddon wrote:
Wed Sep 12, 2018 11:27 pm
That filled up quickly! Please add me to the waiting list...

--Tom
No problem - will do mate.

People have been waiting for ages to jump on this as soon as i pressed submit , its always over subscribed , but im sure we'll get you in somewhere mate.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:04 am
by Elminster
Phew, lucky I have already done 2 ABUGs this year so not allowed to do any more.

The 3 ABUG events all went pretty quick this year. Room in the calendar for some more maybe ? (obviously there are the Risc events, and not forgetting ABUG Canada!)

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:14 am
by paulv
I'll be there, but won't have a great deal of kit with me. I'll just be bringing the soldering iron and parts for an extended VIDC Enhancer build session. They've been waiting long enough to start putting them together!

Paul

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:31 am
by flaxcottage
Just paid, thanks. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.

Only 45 mins away so not staying overnight.

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:36 am
by z0m8ied0g
Paid, hotel booked :)

Re: ABUG EAST MIDLANDS (Leicester) 9-11 November 2018 - BOOKING NOW on THIS THREAD

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:52 am
by retroclinic
Pop me down for a walk in, probably just the Sunday.

If anyone wants spares / goodies etc. bringing along to save postage, please PM me here, or email / Facebook etc.

Thanks!