Gauging Interest: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

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Gauging Interest: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby sydney » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:56 pm

Note this meetup has now been confirmed - for booking info please see this thread.

ABug January 2018 - Manchester.

Following on from the roaring success that was ABug Leicestershire we've been planning an event in January.

Dave is looking to book a Manchester city centre hotel conference room (or rooms!) for an ABug on Friday 19th to Sunday 21st of January.
This is a preliminary message to gauge interest and check the suitability of dates for everyone.
We don't have a final price or numbers yet but should have in the next few days. We're also hoping to have a discounted rate for rooms at the hotel.

Given that it's in Manchester city centre there should be plenty of options for the traditional Saturday evening meal and I'm sure the the hotel will have a fully stocked bar!

Please post here if you are interested, definite or if the dates don't suit. We have alternative dates available but this particular weekend has two rooms available which would perhaps be more useful.

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby danielj » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:59 pm

Incoming! :) Yes, I shall be there.

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby JonC » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:05 pm

I will be able to make this one!

Hopefully there's decent parking at the hotel for our boots full of kit? :lol:
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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby danielj » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:08 pm

You'll have to park and ride and bring it all in via metrolink :mrgreen:

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby mattyj » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:53 pm

I'm interested in coming,
Please count me in!
Yay!

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby 1024MAK » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:12 pm

Please put me down as a maybe (have to negotiate time off). The following weekend (26th -28th January) is better for me, as I have no commitments for this. Also possible are the first two weekends in February.

I will be most likely be traveling by train this time, so how close is the venue to Manchester Piccadilly Station?

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby lazarusr » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:30 pm

Count me in.

Sharon may want to come again too, but won't take up any additional kit related space. There is also likely to be much more for her to do in Manchester, so I suspect she will only wander in from time-to-time.

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Postby BigEd » Tue Nov 21, 2017 10:44 pm

Can I suggest you set a few places aside for people who didn't make it to Leicester, or who haven't been to an ABUG before? Or accept bookings in some kind of order which has the same effect. It seems these events are going to be popular, and it would be good to share the joy around a bit.

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby crj » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:19 pm

I'm tentatively interested, though would prefer something more rural with easier parking.

(I'd also prefer something closer to Cambridgeshire, but given I missed the Leicestershire one I guess I only have myself to blame for that!)

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby daveejhitchins » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:22 pm

Count me me me me me in, please :D

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Postby flaxcottage » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:36 pm

Yes please! :D
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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby davidb » Tue Nov 21, 2017 11:48 pm

I could be interested in attending, though I can't commit to anything just yet.

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Postby Prime » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:52 am

Should be OK for me so expressing interest.

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby Mekon » Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:36 pm

I'm definitely interested. Manchester's only a short(ish) train ride from mine, so I don't want to miss out on this one :)

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Postby z0m8ied0g » Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:04 pm

Please put me down for this. (All weekend)
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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby helpful » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:31 pm

If it is central Manchester then I might pop along. Trains from London are fairly quick.

I wouldn't be bringing kit, maybe a laptop and Pi at most, so don't take up much space :-)

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby Kevin Edwards » Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:55 pm

Would like to pop in for a few hours, probably Saturday ( without kit ) - subject to other commitments!

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby mph1708 » Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:39 pm

Seeing as I live in Manchester, it would be remiss of me not to try to make one of these ABug meetings that I have read so much about.

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Postby BeebMaster » Wed Nov 22, 2017 9:30 pm

Well, since it's so close to BM Towers I think I'd better!
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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby jgharston » Thu Nov 23, 2017 2:56 am

I''ll be there!

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby tricky » Thu Nov 23, 2017 7:00 am

It's probably too far for me, but no kit might be possible, maybe getting their on Thursday for an evening at Arcade club

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Postby sixxdog_uk » Thu Nov 23, 2017 8:21 am

Count me in for a kitted spot please matey. =D>

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Postby Arcadian » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:28 am

tricky wrote:It's probably too far for me, but no kit might be possible, maybe getting their on Thursday for an evening at Arcade club

If you can make it to Arcade Club on the Thursday evening I'll definitely join you!
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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby Arcadian » Sat Nov 25, 2017 5:55 am

Oh, should mention that whilst we've yet to receive the paperwork, ABug Manchester on 19-21 January should be considered CONFIRMED.

The venue is the Castlefield Hotel on Liverpool Road and we have two conference rooms booked from 5pm Friday till Sunday evening, the Bridgewater and Wharf.

Each room is similar in size to the two rooms we had at last weekend's Leicestershire ABug, though they are very close to each other. The Bridgewater is the larger of the two. Link - http://www.castlefield-hotel.co.uk/conf ... youts.html

Still waiting to hear back from them on a few things including bedroom rates, meals, availability of extra furniture (tables and chairs), parking/unloading etc.

Not sure exactly how many people we can accommodate just yet, but this will be confirmed when the booking thread is opened (hopefully early next week).
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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby Prime » Sat Nov 25, 2017 8:47 am

Dave as I'm sure will happen did you ask them about using soldering irons etc?

Cheers.

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby Pablos544 » Sat Nov 25, 2017 10:43 am

I'd like to come but last time at the St Giles Hotel in London I asked about coming to the evening dinner they just waved me away! So what's the deal guys? How do I get in at the pub? -pablo

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby lazarusr » Sat Nov 25, 2017 4:48 pm

Pablos544 wrote:I'd like to come but last time at the St Giles Hotel in London I asked about coming to the evening dinner they just waved me away! So what's the deal guys? How do I get in at the pub? -pablo

Completely different set up to the RISC OS London Show. If you are there when we are ordering food then you're in. The only people who don't join in with the dinner are those who choose not to (either because of dietary preferences or because they have other commitments).

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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby BeebMaster » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:22 am

Ooooo near Akbars...

There's no "ABug Style" on that room layout page...
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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby jbnbeeb » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:43 am

Hi,
I'd like to come down , likely Saturday and Sunday
I'm going to ..
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Re: ABug Manchester Friday 19th - Sunday 21st January 2018

Postby sixxdog_uk » Sun Nov 26, 2017 10:09 pm

Did i say already count me in for the whole weekend ? , if not count me in for the whole weekend :)

Cant Wait.

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