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    Hmmm. Confused. Cas is in the room upstairs from me... but she says her location is Australia. I'm in Cambridgeshire. Methinks there is a significant spacio-temporal rift in this house.

    She's right about the building, though. The inside isn't bad, either.

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    Hmm. Does this confirm the spatio-temporal rift theory?

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    Worry Not Lensman.

    Spacial(-Temporal if you'll be fussy. But Space=Time so I see no need to waste letters...) Rifts are commonplace.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lensman View Post
    Hmmm. Confused. Cas is in the room upstairs from me... but she says her location is Australia. I'm in Cambridgeshire. Methinks there is a significant spacio-temporal rift in this house.

    She's right about the building, though. The inside isn't bad, either.

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    Hmm. Does this confirm the spatio-temporal rift theory?
    The question is, can you fit 30 gamers 5 large tables, a mountian of food and a sea of beer in said spatio-temoral rift?

    If so, we've solved all our problems, apart from disruption from kangaroos (and yes Death... competent cricket players)

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    Ooh, I may be able to put my nose in for this meetup! Last time I was just too much of a forum newbie to even make a noise on the thread. The earlier date would be better for me, but anyplace is probably okay.

    And incidentally, I've just moved out of here:

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    Tap Tap....

    Helooo....

    We need a venue....

    We need to set a deadline for getting a venue, by which if we don't get it, then it'll be up here again.

    (this was a bit of a bump I must admit)

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    As it happens if it's gonna be near Crimbo then whomever is sorting this out ought to book it soon.
    Ikky? Lensman? anyone?

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    Right, my monkey spies inform me of a place called The Garden House that might be fitting.

    It's a pub, near but not in the middle of Birmingham so hopefully not packed with loud chavs on a saturday night.

    It serves ale.

    It has several "conference suites", the largest of which will hold 50 people "theatre style" or 20-30 "boardroom style". It sounds like that might also mean "loads, random table style". I need to go look at it (does anyone currently reside in Brum??). I also need to talk to them about availability/food/minors/closing times/beer in the conference room and other stuff as I think of it.

    Seriously, the set of criteria we wish to fulfill are hard to come by in Birmingham

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    I need to go look at it (does anyone currently reside in Brum??).
    No the place is a ghost town
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    No wonder it's hard to find a quiet pub - Birmingham has nearly ten times the population density of the average English area according to that. Seems it's also full of young, work-shy buggers too

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    Who'd have thought...

    Nyuk nyuk, you comming to gen con in Reading then Ikky?
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    Dunno man, looked at the events list and can't really see what I'd want to do. What's there that you want to do?

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    Dunno

    Diplomacy, settlers tournament, check out the oots boardgame, wander about, it's only in Reading, it's not exactly miles away.
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    It's not free either though. It might be cool to go see what the traders have to offer, maybe buy the OoTS board game. I'll probably come, if only so I can complain afterwards

    Do you know what day yet? Saturday seems the obvious choice.

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    er Ol is organising (yeah right) it... but yeah Sat seems like a winner.
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    So, UKitP Meetup v.1 apparently held the record for the biggest GitP meetup ever for about two months.
    The GenCon meetup in the States have surpassed us. This means we will have to regain this honour at the X-Mas meetup.

    We need 25 or more people to attend.
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    There were 18 of us.

    Population of the UK is 60,776,238.

    Population of the US is 301,139,947.

    So if you calibrate for the relative populations, our 18 is actually worth 89.2 people (Chaz, you're the 0.2 mate).

    Beat that USA!
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    Cool I'm up a fifth.
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    There were more than 18 of us, I think, but with our new location, another few people shouldn't be too tricky

    But we need a venue first... c'mon guys!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ikkitosen View Post
    There were 18 of us.

    Population of the UK is 60,776,238.

    Population of the US is 301,139,947.

    So if you calibrate for the relative populations, our 18 is actually worth 89.2 people (Chaz, you're the 0.2 mate).

    Beat that USA!
    This might be true, but if you use that logic, then the Dutch meetup could use the same and they'd then only need 2 people to show up to beat us.

    So I'd be much more comfortable if we just beat them outright to reclaim our record.
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    OK, we'll do it your way and play fair

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    But we need a venue first... c'mon guys!!
    Birmingham is not Leeds - pubs that are quiet on a saturday night are not common, those with function rooms (and free/cheap ones, that allow minors, that allow/supply food, that are big/small enough) are even less so. Stop nagging.

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    OOoooo Handbags


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    OOoooo Handbags


    I almost spat water all over the monitor when I saw this....you sir, have just initiated another moment of COMEDY GOLD.
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    Yeah, sorry, s'been a long day

    Hey Banjo, you're Brum-based, right? And since your profile lists a job I presume you're about 22 ("Banjio1985") or so, right?

    Well, here's the pub that needs checking out:

    Garden House

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    PUB OPENING TIMES
    Monday - Saturday 11am - 11pm. Sunday 12noon - 10.30pm.

    DRAUGHT BEERS SERVED
    Fosters, Hoegaarden, Kronenbourg, Leffe, Staropramen, John Smiths Smooth, Guinness, Strongbow Cider.

    REAL ALES
    6 Guest Ales always available.

    CASK MARQUE
    We are Cask Marque accredited for our quality real ales.

    CONFERENCE CENTRE
    Call to book one of our four Conference Rooms with full conference facilities.
    One room seats 55 theatre style, 25 boardroom style.
    Three rooms seat 30 theatre style, 12 boardroom style.

    The "conference centre" might be what we want, but it also might suck. Live/work anywhere near?

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    Yeah, sorry, s'been a long day
    Hey man
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    It looks as if the lovely Ann will be in France with the kids this week... So no dragon slaying for you I'm afraid. I will however be craving company worse than a castaway without them all. So expect to be bugged by attempts to lure you over to beat me at Wii golf... and such.
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    Yep I work at Aston uni, and live not a million miles away, and I know the Hagley Road and roughly where that pub is...

    I've never been there, but I've heard some conflicting reports, here's the things I can say pretty much for certain:

    - It's a meal based pub, more people go to eat than to drink.
    - The location is decent, a fair way from the city sentre, so there's likely to be little trouble.
    - On a weekend the place gets VERY busy.
    - The customer service and food can be a bit iffy at busy times.

    I didn't know they had conference rooms, but I may get the opportunity to check them out but not anytime sson unfortunately. The Banjomobile has broken down and I'm taking the train into work, and until it's repaired it's gonna be hard for me to take a look. Will do my best though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by banjo1985 View Post
    Yep I work at Aston uni, and live not a million miles away, and I know the Hagley Road and roughly where that pub is...

    I've never been there, but I've heard some conflicting reports, here's the things I can say pretty much for certain:

    - It's a meal based pub, more people go to eat than to drink.
    - The location is decent, a fair way from the city sentre, so there's likely to be little trouble.
    - On a weekend the place gets VERY busy.
    - The customer service and food can be a bit iffy at busy times.

    I didn't know they had conference rooms, but I may get the opportunity to check them out but not anytime sson unfortunately. The Banjomobile has broken down and I'm taking the train into work, and until it's repaired it's gonna be hard for me to take a look. Will do my best though.
    I think busy is going to be a theme (see rant above). Thanks for checking though mate.

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    Chaz - you're just buying time for that dragon aren't you? Damn tricksy DMs With the family away you can come check my place out too y'know. Maybe get N to give you a lift up in that fancy schmancy car!

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    Wheres a Brummie when you need one eh?
    None for ages and then two come along at once...

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    Nyuk nyuk, *pets scaley pet lovingly*

    Can do meister... though I shan't be comming in Nellies jalopy unless the weather takes a turn for the better.
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    Sorry - been out of the loop for a little while. This awful thing called real life sneaked up on me when I wasn't looking and mugged me. I'm not sure what I can do to help at the moment - I'll see what I can find, but at the moment the Garden House sounds like a good option. What's the parking like there?

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    unsuptle bump...

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    I'll hold his arms Ikkie mate, you work his torso...

    I believe the poor fella is on it... and working at a distance.

    It's like trying to make a cup of coffee with a four foot set of tongs.
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