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Kath Feb 27 2007 06:38 AM

UK Gather!
As there's a lot of overlap between here and AMCF, many of you will already be aware that there'll be a UK gather taking place in Birmingham over a weekend in early october (5th/6th/7th). It's a fan-gather rather than an AMCF gather, so I'm advertising it here as well.

The sign-up sheet is here - if you're not a member of AMCF, register your interest in this thread on MOM, and we'll see that you get added to the list of attendees and receive all the relevant info.

What's being planned? Well, there are a few details here, and if we don't get to Cadbury World at some point I'll be personally rather disappointed!

More discussion here.

Everyone is welcome! The more the merrier!

Apocalypse Feb 27 2007 06:55 AM

Re: UK Gather!
And if you have any ideas about what to do while we're in Birmingham, or want to help Amy out with the trivia questions - please put you hand up! :D

edith Feb 27 2007 06:57 AM

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ooh count me in! I've family in Birmingham too so I won't have to worry about accomodation as long as I don't come down with any colds (its not fair on my cousin to pass them on) Only problem might be in that its the 1st week of term, so I may have to cancel due to general chaos!

oooh theres the arboretum and the museum, I mainly know coffee shops :blush:

Apocalypse Feb 27 2007 07:17 AM

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Cool! :D

Kath Feb 27 2007 08:04 AM

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Oh, and thanks for moving this into the events forum. I wasn't thinking straight earlier.... :roll:

P'ter Feb 27 2007 03:25 PM

Re: UK Gather!
There's Millenium Point which includes Univeristy of First Age, Thinktank (Science Museum) & IMAX cinema.

There's also the Sealife Centre and the N.E.C. Shows on at the N.E.C. that weekend include Horse of the Year Show (3rd - 7th), Grand Designs (5th - 7th) and Combat Sports Show (6th - 7th).

edith Feb 27 2007 04:05 PM

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oooh the Sealife centre- put me off eating plaice for life- the baby plaice were so lovely!

Trouble is that if I go to Birmingham it's with a professional organist and a singer turned teacher! So I know Symphony Hall- actually Mum graduated there, so thats not all due to shopping with my aunt, the cathedral, various churches he's played in etc
Last time I went was when the New Bull ring was opened though and that might've been during the music festival, so I haven't been for a few years.

P'ter Feb 27 2007 04:17 PM

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Edith: perhaps you'd better not revisit: it might put you off kippers as well. We'll let you go to Millenium point instead.

(I'll omit the puns about sole reasons and dab hands.)

Apocalypse Feb 27 2007 04:20 PM

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Ooo! Grand Designs!

sjslack Feb 27 2007 04:28 PM

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Very tempting...But it'll be just as I go to Uni, so I'm not sure as to whether I'll be able to attend. -Wrinkles nose- How soon have we got to sign up?

Kath Feb 27 2007 05:02 PM

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There're a few students interested in coming who're in the same boat, what with the start of the new term and all that. If time's an issue, there's always the option of arriving saturday morning and leaving early on the sunday, rather than making a whole weekend of it.

edith Feb 27 2007 05:23 PM

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I might have to do that- trains from Aber are not good and it depends on whether they start lectures on the Friday or not! I'm missing the copenhagen thing cos its too close to the start of term but this is only a short train trip away!

sjslack Feb 27 2007 05:32 PM

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Alrighty. I'll check the dates again and then sign up for it. Better to sign up and get a place ready should I be able to use it than not put my name down and it be too late when I come to do so...^^

Apocalypse Feb 28 2007 03:26 AM

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Edith - if you can get to Chepstow (and are coming on Friday) you can always hitch a ride with us? Of course, I have no idea where Aber actually is, so maybe I'm talking nonsense...

Kath Feb 28 2007 03:57 AM

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Aber's right in the middle of the west coast of Wales. I'm pretty sure there are direct trains to Birmingham, and the best road route towards England also emerges up round that way rather than closer to Bristol. I think.

edith Feb 28 2007 04:28 AM

Re: UK Gather!
yep, there's an Arriva train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham New Street.

Thanks for the offer though!

sjslack Feb 28 2007 07:55 AM

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I've decided to come along anyway. It's on a Friday in any case, so I guess I could join up later that evening if it came to that. From where I'll *hopefully* be situated by then, the local train station is less than a 5 minute walk away...^^

...you can all be very afraid now...^^;

Apocalypse Feb 28 2007 09:10 AM

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Excellent! More the merrier ;)

sjslack Feb 28 2007 11:23 AM

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W0ot! I'm on the list...^^

I've signed up for the other forum as well. Thought I might as well...^^

Apocalypse Feb 28 2007 11:32 AM

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Feel free to get into the discussion then! :D

edith Feb 28 2007 11:35 AM

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Originally Posted by sjslack (Post 65453)
W0ot! I'm on the list...^^

I've signed up for the other forum as well. Thought I might as well...^^

I think I'll do that later. P'raps not until I've finished my reports.

sjslack Feb 28 2007 11:39 AM

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...which discussion? There's so many...>.<

...this is why I barely ever join new forums...I don't like being the 'new person'. -Wrinkles nose- Although I do realise now that most AMC fans are a nice bunch....xD

Apocalypse Feb 28 2007 11:52 AM

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They're pretty nice over there, really.. :D Just jump in where ever you have something to say... but especially if you want to volunteer! ;)

Jax Feb 28 2007 12:07 PM

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A fair amount of us are here as well anyways Sjs :)

sjslack Feb 28 2007 12:10 PM

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I noticed that...^^;

First post has been on the 'building our Weyr' thread...I'll go from there...-Chuckles-

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