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Old Jan 18 2008, 10:04 AM   #1
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Default 2008 UK Gather: Longlist contribution

Muggins here made a suggestion and is now acting on it, so, if you are interested in the UK Gather 2008 post your suggestions or show your interest in the threads over on AMCF, or, if you don't want to be a member there but you want to go, post here and I'll add you to the list .
There's no limit on the interest- well, up until very near the date, but longlist suggestions are in by the 29th of February and I'll link to the longlists when it is time.
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Old Jan 18 2008, 10:07 AM   #2
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-Is interested- I'll have the money for it this year...It just depends on dates.
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Old Jan 19 2008, 04:20 PM   #3
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Very unlikely for me this year (I'm aiming to go to WorldCon in Denver ), but please do keep the information coming as if the Gather just happens to be when I'm back on a visit to the UK I could well be interested
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Old Jan 19 2008, 04:24 PM   #4
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If you want to mention dates over on AMCF, it is very nebulous at the moment, as no one over there has suggested any dates yet.
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Old Jan 19 2008, 05:49 PM   #5
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Oh, if anyone wants to be put on the vaguely interested list but doesn't want to find the thread on AMCF let me know and I'll add you to the list and keep you updated on stuff.
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Ok pokey. Have replied to all your Threads at AMCF, edith!
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Old Jan 20 2008, 11:50 AM   #7
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That's brilliant!
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Old Jan 20 2008, 12:33 PM   #8
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Since Lanen and I are both in the UK, we're interested in a UK gather. It's good to get together and see everyone.

However, we're both travelling a lot this year, and we won't have a lot of holiday or resources left, so whether we can go will depend on the date and location. I'll add some comments to the other threads...
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I think you'll have to count me out this year... it'd be great to catch you all again, but with the big move I've no idea when I'll be around.
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Old Jan 20 2008, 01:20 PM   #10
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I think you'll have to count me out this year... it'd be great to catch you all again, but with the big move I've no idea when I'll be around.
well, if your visits happen to coincide I don't think anyone'd have a problem fitting you in somehow, if not.... we'll miss you!
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Old Mar 10 2008, 04:51 PM   #11
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For anyone who is interested- you can vote for a place now here

http://annemccaffreyfans.org/forum/s...ad.php?t=18019
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Edith, like, help????? Unfortunately I can't go (not enough funds for me to get there where-ever it may be). Any Aussies/New Zealanders willing to have one here in Australia or New Zealand perhaps? At least we need to get our fixes too. Edith, what kind of info do I need to set one up, here in Australia so the likes of Ghyle, Dragongirl, Lily and myself can get to it. PLEASE with a cherry on top!!!
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Old Mar 13 2008, 07:19 PM   #13
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Oh gosh... this is the first one I've been involved with like this.
Strt with a general interest thread and maybe get a rough idea of places and suitable dates. Kath and Jax and Elfy appeared to organise a lot of the last one. At least they're the names that I remember.
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Old Mar 13 2008, 07:53 PM   #14
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Well, how about you poddle along and see what comes up and then we'll have a "conversation" about all the ups and downs you've experienced along the way. I've never been to a "gather" so I don't know if people like to get dressed up for it, whether we have a meal somewhere, stalls etc. I don't honestly know enough to work it all out so it's always best to ask someone who's already done it or learning for themselves how to do it. Then go from there. I've done plenty of market stalls but not enough to actually organise something like this.
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Old Mar 14 2008, 06:11 AM   #15
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Have you looked at last year's gather photos?
I'll find the link. It was the first one I went to and I got the impression that it was smaller than normal.
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Jube, we don't go all out like an Anne gather would be as there's just not enough people in one area to be able to - I think the closest you might get would be the SoCal Gather they usually have every year, they usually have activities and other things going on there

Usually you just pick a nice place to meet up over a weekend that's sort of easy for everyone to get to, and then you have a nice evening having drinks and a chat, usually in a hotel bar. Last year Kath organised a few games I really enjoyed, though I've no idea what you would call them. The year before (when I first came over to the UK) we played Werewolf (which I have forgotten how to play, naturally). Last year, some people arrived on the Friday but I could only get there on the Saturday, the afternoon was spent getting to know each other, I think the Saturday was when we all went to Cadburyworld (we were in Birmingham) then we came back to the hotel and we exchanged gather gifts, then we went to dinner. After that we came back for a few drinks and games. The next day we decided we'd go to the Think Tank, which is sort of an interactive science museum which was really cool!

I do remember an Australian gather, back in 2002. Unfortunately that was back at the Old KT and only a few of those members are still around these days. It was in Melbourne, I'd gone there to visit a friend from KT and she'd secretly organised a gather, Emmy even made bubbly pies! That was pretty much just an evening get-together. Very pleasant!
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