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Monthly Trottingham Meetup

Discussion in 'Confirmed Event Discussion' started by Starlight Flux, 13 January 2016.

  1. Starlight Flux

    Starlight Flux Code Horse

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    The date of the next Meetup is the 20th of May

    I run a regular Brony meetup based at the [ALT] Gaming Bar in Nottingham. These start at approx. 12:00 and usually involve some card or video games, and just a chance to catch up and chat. Other activities around town are possible (such as tenpin bowling) if people feel like it. On average we usually get around 15-20 attendees.

    There have been previous Trottingham meetups organised by myself, however it is only recently that we have been using this venue consistency. The [ALT] Gaming Bar has proven very accommodating of us, and offers a reasonable selection of food and drink, so we plan to use it for the foreseeable future.

    Also, if anyone has any ideas for future meetups, please feel free to mention them.

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    Map to [ALT] Bar from Victoria Bus Station
     
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    Oilyvalves Railway Pony

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    I'll be there on the 23rd. :)
     
  3. vcgriffin

    vcgriffin the (Quie Deaf) mustached Subgenius pony

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    I will try and memorise all this so I dont get lost ^^
     
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    I can meet you at the station if you want? I know Nottingham quite well.
     
  5. Starlight Flux

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    That would be useful for anypony who is coming from outside of Nottingham via the train station. Is it ok for you to meet anybody else traveling to Nottingham via train to the meetup?
     
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    Yep that's fine. It only takes 10-15 minutes to walk from the station to the place, so I guess I'll see who else wants to meet, then arrange a time.
     
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    Ok, I'll mention that on the FB event page. Where in the station will you be waiting?
     
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    That's the tricky bit, as people can leave the station via the main hall or by the intermediate bridge. The main hall's probably the best option.
     
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    Ok, the main hall way sounds like a good idea.
     
  10. vcgriffin

    vcgriffin the (Quie Deaf) mustached Subgenius pony

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    Its it 12pm at the station of 12pm at the cafe / museum (doing train now then will look at map?) (I'm hoping to corrall part of the heard on the train that gets in for 11:20, so we should have time to get there (via getting lost!)
     
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    If you're getting into Notts at 11:20, we'll be getting to Toast Bar pretty early, but I guess that doesn't matter really.

    I'll meet you in the main station hall; go up the stairs at the end of the platform, not the ones part way along.
     
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    vcgriffin the (Quie Deaf) mustached Subgenius pony

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    Its either then of get in at 11:55!
     
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    Yup, that'd be a tad pushing it. :p
     
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    Ok both the FB poll and the UKoE have now finished. The combined results are a draw between the 13th and the 28th. As the 13th is this weekend, I gave decided to have the meetup on the 28th so we can have more time to plan.

    Next time I do the poll, the earliest date on said poll is going to be 2 weeks from the poll end date.

    Also I'm going to do the poll on another site next time so everyone can see the results and to make it easier to count the votes.
     
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    Sounds like a good idea; something like surveymonkey I guess. It'll save you having to worry about people replying to multiple polls and screwing the results, and you could probably make it anonymous too which might have its advantages.

    Sorry, double post, but ah well.

    I'd recommend keeping the original post of this thread reduced to the key information, e.g "The next meet will be on (date)" in bold text. That'll help to encourage potential new attendees.
     
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  17. Starlight Flux

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    What advantages would that be?

    Yeah I'll do that when I get back home tonight. It's a pain in the flank to edit posts on mobile.
     
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    I was thinking just generally people being influenced by other people's choices, although I'm sure for the most part it won't be the case.

    Cool, yeah that sounds a lot easier.
     
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    Ok updated the first post. Also I just found out about this place called The Dice Cup , it's like the Toast bar but a lot bigger. If people don't feel like going bowling and the group gets too big it maybe more suited.
     
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    Will be travelling back from HWCon that weekend, so doubt i'll be able to make it :(
     

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