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Old Feb 27 2007, 06:38 AM   #1
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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!

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Everyone is welcome! The more the merrier!
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Old Feb 27 2007, 06:55 AM   #2
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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!
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Old Feb 27 2007, 06:57 AM   #3
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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
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Old Feb 27 2007, 07:17 AM   #4
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Old Feb 27 2007, 08:04 AM   #5
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Oh, and thanks for moving this into the events forum. I wasn't thinking straight earlier....
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Old Feb 27 2007, 03:25 PM   #6
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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).
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Old Feb 27 2007, 04:05 PM   #7
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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.
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Old Feb 27 2007, 04:17 PM   #8
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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.)
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Old Feb 27 2007, 04:20 PM   #9
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Ooo! Grand Designs!
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Old Feb 27 2007, 04:28 PM   #10
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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?
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Old Feb 27 2007, 05:02 PM   #11
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Pass.

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.
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Old Feb 27 2007, 05:23 PM   #12
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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!
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Old Feb 27 2007, 05:32 PM   #13
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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...^^
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Old Feb 28 2007, 03:26 AM   #14
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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...
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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.
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yep, there's an Arriva train from Aberystwyth to Birmingham New Street.

Thanks for the offer though!
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Old Feb 28 2007, 07:55 AM   #17
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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...^^;
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Old Feb 28 2007, 09:10 AM   #18
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Excellent! More the merrier
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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...^^
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Feel free to get into the discussion then!
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Old Feb 28 2007, 11:35 AM   #21
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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...^^
I think I'll do that later. P'raps not until I've finished my reports.
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Old Feb 28 2007, 11:39 AM   #22
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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
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They're pretty nice over there, really.. Just jump in where ever you have something to say... but especially if you want to volunteer!
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Old Feb 28 2007, 12:07 PM   #24
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A fair amount of us are here as well anyways Sjs
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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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