Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Snowcat » Mon May 27, 2019 8:59 am

Urgh... That puts the meetup right in the middle of several events and the closing weeks of the summer network refresh at my dayjob. >v.v<

All I can do is try and hope that the gods of middle management smile on me. If not, have fun guys and I'll hopefully catch you next time.

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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Mystara » Mon Jun 10, 2019 6:55 am

Okay, I've begun the hotel search and I've found one that can accommodate us all (twin bedrooms) at about £36 £30 per person, per night (excluding breakfast).
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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Mystara » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:50 am

It is done!

The hotel I was aiming for had all their rooms bought out during the night. I thought it was therefore best to book something now, so I did. Unfortunately, it's a few pounds more than I had originally suggested (£140 per room for two nights).

The rooms are twins. Having learned from last time, I'm not going to do room assignments. Instead, find someone to buddy up with and send me money for a room.

It's first come, first served. However, the rooms will be released by 10 July. Therefore if you haven't paid by 10 July, you'll need to arrange things yourself.

If you want a room, please contact me for payment instructions.


The above is no longer true, as of 13 June. Please see my revised post.
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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Mystara » Tue Jun 11, 2019 9:57 am

....and the first rooms have already been taken. Thanks for responding quickly.
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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Snowcat » Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:26 pm

Unfortunately, I'll have to bail out of this one. :(

While the change in accommodation price is noticeable, My dayjob has it's main crunch in August and I've simply too much on. We're in the process of moving campuses, rebuilding client machines from W7 to W10 (approximately 2100+ of them!) and rebuilding the entire AD network to suit.

Couple that with me already having time off in August for working events etc (booked nearly a year ago) and there's no way they'll let me go. Disappointing but nothing I can do about it.

Have fun folks. I'll hopefully be able to join you all next time...

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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Mystara » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:27 pm

Awww. I'm sure there'll be another time :)
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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Mystara » Thu Jun 13, 2019 12:43 pm

A few people requested that we book a slightly nicer hotel than the one I had in mind, even if it means paying a little more. After discussing it with the six people that had already booked, we've settled on a hotel that charges £40 per person per night, but has a much higher rating.

There's no easy way for me to provisionally book rooms at this hotel. I'm therefore going to take the simple option of saying: do it yourself. There's therefore no longer a specific time limit by which to book. When the rooms are gone, they're gone, however long that takes.

So here is our hotel:
http://www.ruskinhotel.com/

It is called the Royal Ruskin, and it charges £161 for a double or twin room (of which there are currently about 9 remaining) for two nights. We've booked it without breakfast so that we can remain flexible regarding morning arrangements.

If you'd like to book somewhere else (e.g. cheaper), that's fine, we can meet you for breakfast.

If you'd like me to try and book the above hotel for you, I'm also happy to try. Please contact me for payment details. Once your payment goes through, I will attempt to make the booking. If it's unsuccessful, I'll return your money and you'll need to sort out somewhere else yourself.
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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by KaM » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:21 pm

I'm in, done, dusted, sorted.

Who's up for our triennial game of 'spot the turd' off Blackpool Pier? ;D

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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Drassil » Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:34 am

Snowcat wrote:
Wed Jun 12, 2019 2:26 pm
Have fun folks. I'll hopefully be able to join you all next time...

This may be a cliché but it won't be the same without you. It sounds like you'll be enchanted by powerful technomagic this summer. All the best with it, and here's to your future escapes from Windows pains.

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Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:21 pm
Who's up for our triennial game of 'spot the turd' off Blackpool Pier? ;D

Is that derived from 'pooh sticks'? How about we add some polish to it? Give them names. Backstories. Top Trump scores.

Potentially a big job, so to speak. But it's what creatives would do.

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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Malefact » Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:21 pm

KaM wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:21 pm
I'm in, done, dusted, sorted.

Who's up for our triennial game of 'spot the turd' off Blackpool Pier? ;D
Is he coming as well, then?

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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Mystara » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:55 pm

Malefact wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:21 pm
KaM wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:21 pm
I'm in, done, dusted, sorted.

Who's up for our triennial game of 'spot the turd' off Blackpool Pier? ;D
Is he coming as well, then?
Nope
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Re: Blackpool meetup in June-August 2019?

Post by Mashibinbin » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:58 pm

Booked, there are 6 twin rooms left now.

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