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Title: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 04, 2009, 09:21:42 PM
RCM + Convolution Rooms Gathering
on 15th August 2009 from 3.00pm 'til late! (Adults Only)
at The Convolution Rooms, Earl Shilton, Leicestershire*

Maximum of 50 people only! Ticket price is a donation of your choosing but over £5 please
(Payable via PAYPAL - donate button at the bottom of our home page)

THIS IS STRICTLY AN RCM MEMBERS ONLY EVENT, IF YOU WISH TO BRING A PARTNER, THEY MUST SIGN UP TO RCM

This is a special event to promote both RCM and The Convolution Rooms.

A bit of background about The Convolution Rooms . . . Gren Spencer (my cousin) has a recording studio and has worked with lots of clients including:
Oasis (DVD Launch), Kasabian, The Enemy, Jersey Budd, Kav (Happy Mondays), Julie Sunshine (Happy Mondays), The Hours, Buffalo 77, Louie, The Blinding,
Mellow Rebellion, The Few Who Knew, The Yarbles, Kids in Cars and many more too!

The proceeds from the event will be split between RCM and The Convolution Rooms. Thank you in anticipation of your support!

TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED ON A FIRST COME - FIRST SERVED BASIS - AND NO MORE TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED AFTER WE HIT 50!
ANY DONATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THIS WILL BE REFUNDED! WE WILL LIST NUMBER OF DONATIONS/TICKETS SOLD AS WE RECEIVE THEM


*Full address details will be emailed to members who purchase tickets


Attendees:
                   1. imnogeek        11. vp002               21. 1200xl
                   2. billdooruk        12. poordadda         22. starshipuk
                   3. stiggy2009      13. garfield             23. zphantom
                   4. phu                14. grantz               24. tean
                   5. muguk            15. residentpaul      25. sharonb
                   6. akastaff           16. quagmire          26. kenb
                   7. panther           17. gaztee             27. Loadretro1
                   8. phoenixtlb       18. woody.cool
                   9. rinoa               19. filecore
                  10. blackpanther   20. jimbob005
 

Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: muguk on June 04, 2009, 09:27:19 PM
Can't wait .. and hopefully this time I won't miss my connecting train @ Leicester :)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Blackpanther on June 04, 2009, 09:29:11 PM
Hey Andy, I know you said you'll email the full address once payment is recieved, but is it possible you can email it me now so I can check for hotels and prices etc. We have no plans so I think its a yes from me and Rinoa.

Thanks
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Post by: imnogeek on June 04, 2009, 09:48:43 PM
It's a yes for me please, Just donated.

@blackpanther
It is only a small town, Just google Earl Shilton ;)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: stiggy2009 on June 04, 2009, 09:52:19 PM
I'm in, donation sent.

Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 04, 2009, 10:09:54 PM
Thanks guys . . .
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Post by: Phu on June 04, 2009, 10:20:28 PM
Donation present and correct Sir.

If there's a pre-event setup comittee, count me in :)

-- Richard
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Post by: muguk on June 04, 2009, 10:26:13 PM
Donation sent - once I realised that I had to go to the main site and click the Donate button .. d'oh!
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Post by: Akastaff on June 04, 2009, 11:50:35 PM
Donation sent so looks like your stuck with me there too  ;D
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Post by: Panther on June 05, 2009, 12:18:22 AM
Donation made, please count me in  8)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: woody.cool on June 05, 2009, 01:06:34 PM
I'm in, but donation will follow in the next week or two.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Andy on June 05, 2009, 02:19:06 PM
I will ask 'permission' when I get home tonight. Can't see why I cant go.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Rinoa on June 05, 2009, 06:02:25 PM
Sent a donation for both myself and Blackpanther.

Now to book a hotel or B&B. Is anyone else planning on staying over?
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 05, 2009, 08:04:19 PM
Nice one Rinoa (and Blackpanther) . . . ;)

See you there!
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: imnogeek on June 05, 2009, 08:40:36 PM
@Rinoa, Blackpanther & Phu

If you don't see what you want at Earl Shilton then try these
Measham (Ramada Hotel Tamworth)
Ashby de la Zouch which is a lovely market town (Royal Hotel, www.royalhotelashby.com, Fallen Knight, http://www.fallenknighthotel.co.uk/ )
or Market Bosworth (Red Lion, http://www.redlionmarketbosworth.co.uk/)

I live just outside at Measham and can call at any of these places on my way in to pick you up and return you.

Gary
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: resident paul on June 05, 2009, 10:06:57 PM

Ashby de la Zouch which is a lovely market town (Royal Hotel, www.royalhotelashby.com,
Memory Lane with Ultimate Play the Game
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: resident paul on June 05, 2009, 10:08:52 PM
Bought my ticket just now & see you in August. 8)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Blackpanther on June 05, 2009, 10:25:38 PM
@Rinoa, Blackpanther & Phu

If you don't see what you want at Earl Shilton then try these
Measham (Ramada Hotel Tamworth)
Ashby de la Zouch which is a lovely market town (Royal Hotel, www.royalhotelashby.com, Fallen Knight, http://www.fallenknighthotel.co.uk/ )
or Market Bosworth (Red Lion, http://www.redlionmarketbosworth.co.uk/)

I live just outside at Measham and can call at any of these places on my way in to pick you up and return you.

Gary

Thank you very much for offering to pick us up and drop us off, I will let you know what we do. Its been a great year so far with Byteback, RCM (May) and now Console Combat, RCM (August), Retro Reunited and RCM (Nov) coming up, its going to be hard to beat next year. Bring one August!
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Phu on June 05, 2009, 10:40:31 PM
@Rinoa, Blackpanther & Phu

If you don't see what you want at Earl Shilton then try these
Measham (Ramada Hotel Tamworth)
Ashby de la Zouch which is a lovely market town (Royal Hotel, www.royalhotelashby.com, Fallen Knight, http://www.fallenknighthotel.co.uk/ )
or Market Bosworth (Red Lion, http://www.redlionmarketbosworth.co.uk/)

I live just outside at Measham and can call at any of these places on my way in to pick you up and return you.

Gary

Thanks muchly for your kind offer. I'll let you know nearer the time what the state of play is.

I *think* I've got some free accommodation sorted.... if I remember right that saturday finishes off the week I'm on holiday in Shropshire and staying with relatives just north of Kidderminster. That should reduce driving time considerably :)

-- Richarde
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: The Twins on June 05, 2009, 11:35:03 PM
@Rinoa, Blackpanther & Phu

If you don't see what you want at Earl Shilton then try these
Measham (Ramada Hotel Tamworth)
Ashby de la Zouch which is a lovely market town (Royal Hotel, www.royalhotelashby.com, Fallen Knight, http://www.fallenknighthotel.co.uk/ )
or Market Bosworth (Red Lion, http://www.redlionmarketbosworth.co.uk/)



There is also The Hinckley Island (just outside Hinckley on the A5), The Sketchley Grange (in Hinckley) and the Travel Lodge (in Nuneaton), to name a few.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Rinoa on June 06, 2009, 11:37:32 AM
imnogeek - Thank you very much for the offer, that's very kind of you!

I went ahead and booked The Comfort Inn in Earl Shilton though, which appears to be in walking distance of the venue (quite cheap too - £29.95 for 2 people if anyone else is looking for somewhere to stay).

Thanks for everyone's help :)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 06, 2009, 11:39:09 AM
It is in walking distance to the venue - literally! Earl Shilton used to be a bit rough but has calmed down a lot over the last few years.
I have been drinking in quite a few of the pubs there to - some of them are superb! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: billdooruk on June 06, 2009, 11:44:24 AM
Even though we are a 25 minute drive away, We thinking of stopping over so I can drink....If we have the money! (wife can't drive)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: resident paul on June 06, 2009, 12:33:40 PM
I've sent £5 via pay-pal for the ticket but I've just look at the announcement it says over £5.
Have I got the ticket or I have to pay a bit more for it?
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 06, 2009, 12:35:29 PM
@Resident Paul - it was £5 or more - so that is fine! ;)

Andy
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Post by: resident paul on June 06, 2009, 12:38:00 PM
Cheers Andy 8)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: alyweb on June 06, 2009, 07:50:50 PM
Gutted!! Wanted to break my RCM Gaming Event cherry, but off to the Cotswolds on that exact day!!  :(
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: billdooruk on June 06, 2009, 10:19:05 PM
Andy, can you make mine 2 tickets please. One for me and one for Garfield... I've got Ronnie to sign up at last. Just got to get her to start posting now  ;D
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on June 06, 2009, 10:34:11 PM
Done and done :)
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Post by: resident paul on June 07, 2009, 10:41:43 AM
I see my names isn't on the list of attendees as I purchase a ticket?
If there is problem with the payment let me know & I come under 'Paul Little' on pay-pal.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: resident paul on June 07, 2009, 11:14:04 AM
Cheers again Andy 8)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 07, 2009, 11:48:49 AM
Sorry mate - not feeling my best at the moment! got man flu! lol!
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Andy on June 07, 2009, 03:05:03 PM
I will ask 'permission' when I get home tonight. Can't see why I cant go.

I cant go. Got a family christening to go to that weekend.  :'(
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 07, 2009, 06:28:49 PM
@AndyT - that's a real shame matey - was hoping you could make it! :(

To everybody who is coming . . .

Further to the comments made about our May event - Name Badges will be mandatory! ;) We will provide stickers (or something equivalent!). :)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Blackpanther on June 07, 2009, 06:32:37 PM
I was thinking of having my username stitched on the oppisite side of the RCM badge on my polo shirt. Only cost around a fiver down the road and I'm sure they can match the colour.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 07, 2009, 06:33:48 PM
:) - that would be superb!
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: muguk on June 07, 2009, 07:16:37 PM
For those that aren't in deepest darkest Leicestershire, is it a case of getting a hotel and heading out for a meal - either the night before or wandering down on the Saturday morning nice and early and then kipping over the Saturday night?
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Blackpanther on June 07, 2009, 07:34:30 PM
Myself and Rinoa are going down on the Saturday as the event does'nt start till 3pm and then returning on the Sunday. Would you like a lift to and from Leicester as we are near Warrington and it saves you making the journey by train?
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: muguk on June 07, 2009, 07:41:27 PM
Myself and Rinoa are going down on the Saturday as the event does'nt start till 3pm and then returning on the Sunday. Would you like a lift to and from Leicester as we are near Warrington and it saves you making the journey by train?

Nice one if you can .. I'll sit in the middle of the car to give it some ballast :)

Which hotel you found?
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Phu on June 07, 2009, 07:46:21 PM
Myself and Rinoa are going down on the Saturday as the event does'nt start till 3pm and then returning on the Sunday. Would you like a lift to and from Leicester as we are near Warrington and it saves you making the journey by train?

On the subject of lifts - I'm happy to offer car space to anybody on the corridor between Kidderminster and Leicestershire in both directions :) I'm also willing to go "off course" to pick people up if its not too far.

-- Richard
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Blackpanther on June 07, 2009, 07:51:51 PM
We booked this place as its only a 10min walk from the venue and only cost us £30 for the night.

http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-leicester-united_kingdom-GB115?promo=gglocaliu


Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: muguk on June 07, 2009, 09:09:14 PM
We booked this place as its only a 10min walk from the venue and only cost us £30 for the night.

http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-leicester-united_kingdom-GB115?promo=gglocaliu


Damn fine idea to me, just booking a room now.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: imnogeek on June 08, 2009, 12:50:27 PM
We booked this place as its only a 10min walk from the venue and only cost us £30 for the night.

http://www.comfortinn.com/hotel-leicester-united_kingdom-GB115?promo=gglocaliu


Damn fine idea to me, just booking a room now.

and I've done the same too :)
now I can drink beer
(http://bestsmileys.com/drinking/16.gif)

Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Blackpanther on June 08, 2009, 12:53:26 PM
If Woody books the same place then thats 5 of us staying there. Which means we can host our own event  ;D
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Post by: woody.cool on June 08, 2009, 12:54:13 PM
If Woody books the same place then thats 5 of us staying there. Which means we can host our own event  ;D
I probably will do.

Do either you or Rinoa have a link to their website?
I've just seen it
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: muguk on June 08, 2009, 06:52:19 PM
Thought it was odd that I used an American website to book a hotel in the hills of Leicester but if it saves me approx £4 on the prices listed on their UK site, I'm all for it. That's £4 towards a pint and a half of decent beer :)

Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: billdooruk on June 08, 2009, 06:55:44 PM
I've just booked a room with two single beds.....if my wife can not make it I will have a bed free (better than sharing with me!!!)

Looking forward to this already  ;D
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: woody.cool on June 10, 2009, 02:13:51 PM
Payment (donation) sent via PayPal literally 30 seconds ago.

Just need to book my hotel room as I don't want to be stone cold sober all day ;)
Andy, please can you add me to the list.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: woody.cool on June 10, 2009, 06:29:22 PM
I've now booked my room @ the Comfort Inn :)
See you all there :)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 10, 2009, 08:51:03 PM
Emails sent out with address details - please do not share the details with anybody else!
If you do not receive an email and have donated - please let me know via PM please!

Andy and Linda

ps - One thing more - Thank you to everybody who has donated so far.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 11, 2009, 12:15:11 PM
Here we have some pictures of our 'venue'. Please note though - if Gren has to be called away for whatever reason, the studio/mixing area itself will be locked. We will be using the rest of the area - including the rehearsal rooms for playing on systems. If gren is available and is around he will be more than happy to show one or two of you the studio, it is amazing to be honest! ;)

here we go then some pictures . . . including the logo for The Convolution Rooms . . .

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Post by: Rinoa on June 11, 2009, 05:28:14 PM
Looks really smart!
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Post by: billdooruk on June 11, 2009, 07:09:42 PM
It is. I've been in there once and was really impressed  ;D

Just thinking about what bands have been there too  :D
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Post by: stiggy2009 on June 11, 2009, 07:20:16 PM
woooo, looks veeery nice.
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Post by: woody.cool on June 11, 2009, 11:07:54 PM
Looks very nice, Andy.
I'm looking forward to it even more now :)
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Post by: AndyRCM on June 25, 2009, 08:05:50 AM
Some news . . . looks like Gren is now performing at some gig . . . so the studio will be shut!
We will still be using the studio area but the studio itself will have to be locked up for security reasons.

We have the practice rooms and the lounge area that we will still be using - will still be okay! ;)

I will keep you informed if anything changes.

Andy
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 25, 2009, 08:04:10 PM
Some more news - if we have any Commodore 64 fans out there . . .
I have a friend on facebook . . . called Simon Nicol . . . who wrote a few C64 games, namely one of my favourites . . . Mega Apocalypse!
I have invited him to our special event and he has provisionally said yes but will let me know closer to the date.

Obviously this means a C64 will be set up with Mega Apocalypse running on it! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: muguk on June 26, 2009, 05:44:26 PM
Fantastic game .. if he turns up, we having a Mega Apocalypse compo?
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on June 26, 2009, 05:46:27 PM
Can do, be good to see I guess - see how good Simon is at his own game?
I will run it by him first - see what he thinks - in some ways it would just be good to have him there! :)

Andy
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 02, 2009, 12:56:02 PM
Is there anybody else who is coming in August? Looks like there will only be 20 of us . . . a machine each! Cool!
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Post by: woody.cool on July 02, 2009, 02:10:10 PM
Is there anybody else who is coming in August? Looks like there will only be 20 of us . . . a machine each! Cool!
Baggsy, I get either the Amiga or the Amstrad CPC :) lmao :D
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on July 02, 2009, 02:27:46 PM
Bloody hell that is a word I haven't heard in a while . . . . baggsy! lol!

I think we need more than one amiga there woody! Maybe a 500, 600 and a 1200 at least?

Andy
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: woody.cool on July 02, 2009, 02:39:42 PM
Bloody hell that is a word I haven't heard in a while . . . . baggsy! lol!
Hey, we should start a 'retro word' thread :D lol

I think we need more than one amiga there woody! Maybe a 500, 600 and a 1200 at least?
Definitely!
Two A500s or A600s would be a good idea, then we could do the four player lotus 2. And then the A1200 for anything else ;)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Phu on July 02, 2009, 03:15:48 PM
Andy:

Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please can we have an Acorn 26 bit machine there ? The A3020 would be a fine choice...

A copy of MoonQuake simply must be installed for 2 player carnage...

-- Richard
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on July 02, 2009, 03:17:33 PM
Well - you did ask nicely - ;) of course mate! :)

Andy
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Post by: woody.cool on July 02, 2009, 03:19:27 PM
Please Please Please Please Please Please Please Please can we have an Acorn 26 bit machine there ? The A3020 would be a fine choice...
FANTASTIC!
I'll be very happy if there's an Acorn A3010 or A3020 there :)
If RCM don't have one, I can supply one.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on July 02, 2009, 03:20:20 PM
We do mate. No worries! ;)
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Post by: Andy on July 02, 2009, 03:22:11 PM
I must get some good games for my Acorn A4000/5000..... I only have some kind of pacman game for mine.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Panther on July 02, 2009, 04:05:51 PM
Any help with games for the A3000 or 4000 would be great !!!
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Post by: woody.cool on July 02, 2009, 04:06:45 PM
Any help with games for the A3000 or 4000 would be great !!!
I can sort you out there.
How much RAM does your A3000 have?
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Panther on July 02, 2009, 04:12:27 PM
As far as I know it's 4MB (I think)  :)
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Post by: woody.cool on July 02, 2009, 04:19:43 PM
As far as I know it's 4MB (I think)  :)
Cool 8)
It should be able to play just about all Arc games.
I'll see what I've got and sort some out for you ;)
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Post by: muguk on July 02, 2009, 05:50:27 PM
There was a recent upload of a large amount on t'newsgroups the other day in comp.sys.emulators.misc?  Grabbed them - let me know if you need them.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on July 04, 2009, 02:19:40 PM
I have been speaking to Gren about the layout of the rooms etc. Looks like we will have plenty of room!
He has one or two lounge settee's and I might leave them in situ . . . so if you want a chat and a break away from the computers (yeah right!) you can always sit down on those!

I should have the keys for the main studio too - and I will show a few of you the mixing deck and bits and bobs like that - just to show - not to play unfortunately - if Gren was about it would be different - we could have even recorded us playing . . . lol!

I will keep you informed of anything more when I know more!
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on July 12, 2009, 10:20:45 PM
You have until the 1st August to let us know that you are coming to this. If you do wish to come and wish to pay on the day that is fine but please do let us know! Nobody will be allowed admittance on the day without prior notification.

Andy
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Panther on July 21, 2009, 02:46:19 PM
Wished I could afford to stay over, or evn find somewhere to stay  :-\  Mind you I could always find a patch of grass and pitch my tent  ;D
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Post by: Blackpanther on July 21, 2009, 06:14:41 PM
You could ask someone if they want to share? I know woody will most likely be on is own so will a few
others.
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Post by: filecore on July 21, 2009, 10:07:58 PM
Looks quite likely that I'll be there now.  :)

I'd be up for sharing a twin room on the Saturday night to cut costs.  That place Rinoa mentioned is convenient and cheap, though it doesn't seem to like booking online and asks you to phone them.


Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on July 21, 2009, 10:39:26 PM
Nice one matey - be good to have you there! ;)
The place you are talking about is right in the centre of Earl Shilton - very accessible from our venue! ;) It is where I will be stopping too!

Andy
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Post by: billdooruk on July 22, 2009, 07:13:01 AM
It's where nearly everyone is stopping!!!
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Post by: The Twins on July 22, 2009, 07:26:00 AM


I'd be up for sharing a twin room on the Saturday night to cut costs.  That place Rinoa mentioned is convenient and cheap, though it doesn't seem to like booking online and asks you to phone them.




Yeah I had to phone them yesterday to book Andy and Dave in.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Panther on July 22, 2009, 08:42:04 AM
Looks quite likely that I'll be there now.  :)

I'd be up for sharing a twin room on the Saturday night to cut costs.  That place Rinoa mentioned is convenient and cheap, though it doesn't seem to like booking online and asks you to phone them.


Filecore, I'll check with the wifey, but if you up for sharing, anything to cut costs is always good  :)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: muguk on July 26, 2009, 05:01:24 PM
Along with others booking at The Comfort Inn in Earl Shilton, we all seemed to have received an email from the US website that we'd used to reserve the room to say that the hotel is no longer part of the Choices chain and we must ring to double-check the room is still available.

So I did .. and spoke to a nice lady who confirmed it was.  Phew!  Apparently I'd reserved a twin room, which I don't remember, but when I get there and there's a single/double available, I can relocate.

However, when I tried to read out my email address, she got a bit confused about the mug-uk bit .. so she's asked if she can get someone who understands English better to call me back :)

I suggest everyone else who needs to double-check their reservation gives them a ring on: 01455 841010

See y'all there!
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Panther on July 26, 2009, 06:00:46 PM
MugUK,

If you've got a twin room, do you fancy a room mate ? before I try and book myself a room ? If not has anyone got the number so I can call them.

 :)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: billdooruk on July 26, 2009, 06:36:45 PM
Along with others booking at The Comfort Inn in Earl Shilton, we all seemed to have received an email from the US website that we'd used to reserve the room to say that the hotel is no longer part of the Choices chain and we must ring to double-check the room is still available.

So I did .. and spoke to a nice lady who confirmed it was.  Phew!  Apparently I'd reserved a twin room, which I don't remember, but when I get there and there's a single/double available, I can relocate.

However, when I tried to read out my email address, she got a bit confused about the mug-uk bit .. so she's asked if she can get someone who understands English better to call me back :)

I suggest everyone else who needs to double-check their reservation gives them a ring on: 01455 841010


I got the same email. I was at the unit yesterday, with Andy and a few others getting stuff ready fir the 15th, and went into the hotel to check as I was concerned too. It looks like there are just some company changes and our bookings are ok.

See y'all there!
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Post by: muguk on July 26, 2009, 07:15:25 PM
MugUK,

If you've got a twin room, do you fancy a room mate ? before I try and book myself a room ? If not has anyone got the number so I can call them.

 :)

Phone number in bold but I'd hold off as I'm still waiting for them to call me back to confirm my reservation by email.

Word of warning .. my snoring is legendary (apparently) - but I can't hear it myself :)
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Post by: Panther on July 26, 2009, 07:26:20 PM


Word of warning .. my snoring is legendary (apparently) - but I can't hear it myself :)

I can deal with the snoring  ;D alcohol seems to sort it out  8) but if you ain't keen on sharing with a complete (possibly maniac  :P) stranger then no worries.

I'll hold fire ringing for the time being.
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Post by: AndyRCM on July 26, 2009, 07:29:27 PM
Stu is a superb bloke Mike - no worries there mate! ;)

Andy
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Post by: billdooruk on July 26, 2009, 07:46:51 PM
I got the same email. I was at the unit yesterday, with Andy and a few others getting stuff ready fir the 15th, and went into the hotel to check as I was concerned too. It looks like there are just some company changes and our bookings are ok.
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Post by: filecore on July 28, 2009, 11:34:15 AM
Arse.
Just phoned them to book a room for me and ResidentPaul.  Full. :-(
Any ideas?
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Post by: Blackpanther on July 28, 2009, 09:33:07 PM
That hotel has 40 rooms! So on the 15th of August at least 40 people will be staying there.

Tell me other than RCM what else is in Leicester????

Please don't say a Football Club!
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Post by: Andy on July 29, 2009, 08:42:32 AM
Crisp factory?
Space Center?
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Post by: imnogeek on July 29, 2009, 12:40:30 PM
Quote
Arse.
Just phoned them to book a room for me and ResidentPaul.  Full. :-(
Any ideas?

Just called to check if I had a single or twin room, I am afraid it is only a single.
The lady did say to call back in a week as they may get some cancellations. (01455 840010)

It is round the corner from Mallory Park which is why it gets busy.
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Post by: resident paul on July 29, 2009, 07:17:23 PM
I could sleep on the floor after the event finished, I do have a sleeping bag with me.
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Post by: muguk on July 29, 2009, 08:05:10 PM
Will ring and remind them that Stu is sharing the room (and will be suffering my legendary snoring!) on the night.  But need to do it a.s.a.p. in the morning as off to a little shindig down in Knebworth this weekend :)

That's 50000 other people who'll have to suffer my snoring!
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Post by: Panther on July 29, 2009, 08:25:01 PM
Will ring and remind them that Stu is sharing the room (and will be suffering my legendary snoring!) on the night.  But need to do it a.s.a.p. in the morning as off to a little shindig down in Knebworth this weekend :)

That's 50000 other people who'll have to suffer my snoring!

Wished I was going with ya this weekend  :-[ Would have loved to see how it compares to Download.

Have a good weekend
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Post by: muguk on July 29, 2009, 08:28:25 PM
Nowhere near as many old fogey bands as were on @ Download.  Which is a good thing for me as bands like Def Leppard should *stay* in the 80's and not come out again :)

Mind you .. Saxon (Zzzzzzzzzz), Alien Ant Farm (WTF!) and worse still, Bjorn Again !!!!!!!!  So I'll be in the beer tent(s) quite a bit too!
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Post by: 1200xl on July 29, 2009, 11:43:42 PM
That hotel has 40 rooms! So on the 15th of August at least 40 people will be staying there.

Tell me other than RCM what else is in Leicester????

Please don't say a Football Club!
The best rugby club in the world, Triumph motorcycles
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Post by: 1200xl on July 29, 2009, 11:47:07 PM
any tickets left?
Finally managed to gain enough brownie points for a day release  ;D
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Post by: Blackpanther on July 29, 2009, 11:50:41 PM
Only 20 are going so far so there's 30 left.

Just send a donation of £5 or more and your name will be added to the list.

I think the 1st of August is the last day you can send a donation or you can pay on the day (Providing you let them know your going).
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Post by: billdooruk on July 30, 2009, 12:53:18 PM
Only 20 are going so far so there's 30 left.

Just send a donation of £5 or more and your name will be added to the list.

I think the 1st of August is the last day you can send a donation or you can pay on the day (Providing you let them know your going).

Your right there....That's what Andy said previously

Drop Andy a PM to confirm - He's on holiday this week but all will be ok.

Karl
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Post by: StarshipUK on July 31, 2009, 04:18:28 PM
Seems to be a few websites selling rooms (Comfort Inn Hinkley North) at £55 a night. Using tripadvisor and 1800 Hotels I got a nice single room for £33.34. Getting two singles (if any left now) would work out just £11.68 more expensive then a twin room - and also have less snoring unless they have thin walls there.

Anyway, I have booked a room and made a donation and will now be coming.
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Post by: billdooruk on August 02, 2009, 06:59:36 PM
AndyRCM

I saw zphantom at work and he wants to come but is having compter problems. Said was ok and can pay on the day.

Karl
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 02, 2009, 08:55:48 PM
No problem Karl I will add him to the list! ;)

Andy
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Post by: Panther on August 05, 2009, 09:47:12 AM
Sooooo happy (wished I could say the same for the wife, who thinks I'll be out on the town all night  :-\), that I have somewhere to stay, didn't fancy kipping in the car much  :P
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Post by: Tean on August 05, 2009, 11:19:40 PM
Hi Tean here, (ZPhantoms Girlfriend) can you put me down too?

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Post by: zphantom on August 05, 2009, 11:23:10 PM
Also with a bit of luck i'll also have a SNES, a n64 and a whole host of games available for your entertainment uses.
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Post by: Phu on August 06, 2009, 09:21:35 AM
I'll let AndyRCM correct me if other plans are in hand, but the SNES and N64 will likely be turned away :)

Its an RCM-machines-only event so nobody's bringing any machines except in exceptional circumstances (or for handing over between members in the car park). The games are welcome though....

We will have a SNES and an N64 running anyway, so they would be surplus to requirements.

-- Richard
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Post by: Panther on August 06, 2009, 09:24:42 AM
I'll let AndyRCM correct me if other plans are in hand, but the SNES and N64 will likely be turned away :)

Its an RCM-machines-only event so nobody's bringing any machines except in exceptional circumstances (or for handing over between members in the car park). The games are welcome though....

We will have a SNES and an N64 running anyway, so they would be surplus to requirements.

-- Richard


Phu,

You want to take a look at my ZX80 (when you've got time), see if you can get a display out of it !  ;)
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Post by: Phu on August 06, 2009, 10:12:58 AM
Sure... Add it to the pile Jobs In Area. :)

-- Richard

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Post by: resident paul on August 06, 2009, 10:39:37 AM
I know it's sounds stupid & a bit late but I was just wondering do I need a ticket to go to the event as I recalled I didn't received one. ???
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Post by: Panther on August 06, 2009, 01:18:01 PM
Sure... Add it to the pile Jobs In Area. :)

-- Richard



It may well find it's way into the same carrier bag as the lagers  :P
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 06, 2009, 01:21:32 PM
Yes, you are right Phu, RCM machines only with a couple of exceptions.

You don't need a ticket - I know who most of you are anyway - and those I don't can introduce themselves.

Does anybody else need the address for the event emailing?

Andy
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Post by: billdooruk on August 06, 2009, 04:27:51 PM
Hi Tean here, (ZPhantoms Girlfriend) can you put me down too?



Hi Tean

Already sorted

Karl

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Post by: resident paul on August 07, 2009, 05:23:20 PM
Yes, you are right Phu, RCM machines only with a couple of exceptions.

You don't need a ticket - I know who most of you are anyway - and those I don't can introduce themselves.

Does anybody else need the address for the event emailing?

Andy

You know me as the guy holding a paper plate in his mouth full of food walking outside to eat his lunch. :D
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 07, 2009, 07:09:45 PM
I know who you are resident Paul!  ;D
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 10, 2009, 12:20:38 PM
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

You should all by now have had a personal message from me regarding our venue address . . . if not please PM me and I will let you know.

There is a car park that is on the opposite side of the road to our venue, it is a pay and display but don't think it costs too much.
When you do get to our large building, you need to go through the car park at the rear (which is very small) and you will need to walk a little further through an obvious sort of gateway - you will then find a metal staircase that leads up - this will take you straight into our venue.

Please do be careful on the staircase as it is quite steep! ;)

Andy and Linda
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Post by: Panther on August 10, 2009, 02:03:32 PM
Not long to wait now !!!  ;D

And so I don't have to say it to everyone on Saturday, I am absolutely hopeless at remembering peoples names, so don't be surprised if I ask people their name more than once  ;)
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Post by: billdooruk on August 10, 2009, 05:50:29 PM
I haven't had a PM....don't you love me!!!  :'(
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Post by: Blackpanther on August 10, 2009, 05:57:11 PM
Not long to wait now !!!  ;D

And so I don't have to say it to everyone on Saturday, I am absolutely hopeless at remembering peoples names, so don't be surprised if I ask people their name more than once  ;)

Thats why we'll all have name badges/sticker  ;)
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Post by: stiggy2009 on August 10, 2009, 08:21:25 PM
Holy moley, completely forgot about this Saturdays event...would have kicked myself for weeks. Unfort it's my turn to provide out of hours tech support at work this week so might have to dash if our server room explodes  >:(

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Post by: AndyRCM on August 10, 2009, 08:25:51 PM
yeah if i get time to do them! :(
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Post by: Panther on August 10, 2009, 08:53:48 PM
Not long to wait now !!!  ;D

And so I don't have to say it to everyone on Saturday, I am absolutely hopeless at remembering peoples names, so don't be surprised if I ask people their name more than once  ;)

Thats why we'll all have name badges/sticker  ;)

Now that would be helpful !!
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Post by: woody.cool on August 10, 2009, 10:13:35 PM
I'm writing my name on my badge myself ;)
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 10, 2009, 10:14:41 PM
ROFL - Don't worry mate I won't put Woody.Cock! ;)

I will do you a proper one! Trust me! ;)
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Post by: woody.cool on August 10, 2009, 10:22:30 PM
ROFL - Don't worry mate I won't put Woody.Cock! ;)
I will do you a proper one! Trust me! ;)
TRUST YOU? :D ROFLMFAO ...... Yeah, right! ;D
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Post by: Panther on August 11, 2009, 09:11:28 AM
I'm sure we can all trust Andy  ;)
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 11, 2009, 09:59:25 AM
I bloody hope so . . . :(
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Post by: Panther on August 11, 2009, 10:40:55 AM
I bloody hope so . . . :(

To get the badges right mate  :) oh and to show us where the best kebab shop is  ;)
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 11, 2009, 10:47:49 AM
ROFL!

The badges are now done . . .

Andy
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Post by: Blackpanther on August 11, 2009, 10:08:02 PM
Just noticed you can't book into the hotel till 3pm and the event starts at that time. Whats everyone doing? Are we going to
the event first then book into the hotel later? If so what about parking?

Thanks
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 11, 2009, 10:15:35 PM
The venue is about 5-10 mins walk down the road from the hotel. You/We can do whatever you want! ;)
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Post by: woody.cool on August 11, 2009, 11:05:02 PM
Just noticed you can't book into the hotel till 3pm and the event starts at that time. Whats everyone doing? Are we going to
the event first then book into the hotel later? If so what about parking?

Thanks
I was wondering the same thing.
I plan to go to the event first, and after about an hour or two (so at approx 4pm-5pm) I was gonna wonder on up to the hotel and check in.
I'm quite lazy so will probably drive up to the hotel, so I'm happy to give anyone a quick lift up to the hotel (max. 4 people)

Cheers
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Post by: Panther on August 12, 2009, 12:34:57 AM
Pretty much the same as woody, have car will travel  ;)
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Post by: Panther on August 14, 2009, 07:58:02 AM
On equestion I have is what are people doing about drinks (namely alcohol  ;)), taking it beforehand, popping out later, just want to know so I can come prepared !!!  ;D and what about tea/coffee (I'm sure I saw this mentioned somewhere) and cups, as Andy seemed to have a distinct lack of them last time I saw him  ;)
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 14, 2009, 08:00:31 AM
Well, we will have some cans of alcohol (similar to what we had in May), along with tea, coffee and we are hiring a boiler for this occasion too! It will be a help yourself whilst putting a little donation in a box type of thing.

How does that sound?

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Post by: Panther on August 14, 2009, 08:18:10 AM
Sounds great to me  :)
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 14, 2009, 08:19:29 AM
Soft drinks will be available too! Missed that one out! :(
Along with a few snacks, nothing major, crisps and mars bars or something like that! ;)
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 14, 2009, 08:24:59 AM
We will also be selling our VERY NICE ceramic mugs and polo shirts etc again.
We have had good feedback about the mugs, in fact they "enhance the flavour of all major beverages™"
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Post by: The Twins on August 14, 2009, 08:38:51 AM
and what about tea/coffee (I'm sure I saw this mentioned somewhere) and cups, as Andy seemed to have a distinct lack of them last time I saw him  ;)
Andy only has a limited number of cups at the unit, if that is what you are referring to, this is due to there ususally only being upto a handful of people there at one time.
There will be plenty of mugs (ceramic and paper) for coffee and also plastic pint glasses for any alcohol ( or you can always drink from the can!)
Soft drinks will be available too! Missed that one out! :(
Along with a few snacks, nothing major, crisps and mars bars or something like that! ;)
Your not telling me you haven't even read the refershments post I did ? Muffins is the word you are looking for!!!
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 14, 2009, 08:50:53 AM
and you can't beat a good muffin! ;)
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Post by: The Twins on August 14, 2009, 09:01:47 AM
how did I know you were gonna say that!!!

 ;D
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Post by: Panther on August 14, 2009, 11:05:36 AM
Bang goes the diet, what with alcohol, muffins and kebabs 9there is a kebab shop nearby isn't there ?  :P
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 14, 2009, 11:13:45 AM
Yep there is, and a chinese too! ;)

Akastaff has just confirmed two arcade cabs will be there now too! ;)
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Post by: Panther on August 14, 2009, 11:16:10 AM
Wicked, on both counts  :P
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Post by: The Twins on August 14, 2009, 03:30:01 PM
Unless you have been specifically asked to help to set up by Andy............................please do not arrive at the venue before 14.45pm as you will not be allowed in. As all the machines are RCM's only those asked to help will be allowed in early.

If you have any donations for Andy, please can you leave them in your car until it is convenient for him to take them off you.

Thank you

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Post by: Rinoa on August 15, 2009, 09:38:51 AM
Really looking forward to this afternoon :D
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Post by: woody.cool on August 15, 2009, 09:43:03 AM
Really looking forward to this afternoon :D
Same as, I'm having a bit of a bad morning tbh, so this afternoon will even the balance of the day :D
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Post by: Panther on August 15, 2009, 12:24:23 PM
Just getting ready before I set off at 2.00 !!  ;D
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Post by: Akastaff on August 15, 2009, 12:26:51 PM
Will be along shortly, gonna introduce a few to the art a arcade machine luggin, a few hundred kilo wont kill em  :o

Bagsy me the first one to bust the lift !!!!!

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Post by: Andy on August 15, 2009, 09:21:57 PM
Hope everyone is having a good time!
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Post by: The Twins on August 15, 2009, 09:59:30 PM
Apparently they are..................but I am at home with the kids!!!!
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Post by: 1200xl on August 15, 2009, 10:57:18 PM
I was having a good time, but now I am at home :'(
Nice to finally put some faces to names, what a nice bunch of people!!
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Post by: Panther on August 16, 2009, 11:53:07 AM
Wicked day/evening, could have talked all night.

Great to be in the company of people who all have the same passion for these retro machines !
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Post by: woody.cool on August 16, 2009, 12:39:24 PM
Well, I'm back now from this nice little shindig.
As always, I enjoy these events a lot.
Shame it's come to an end!
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Post by: imnogeek on August 16, 2009, 01:44:49 PM
Had a great time, great to put faces to some of the names and build up friendships with those I had met before.

being the gentleman I am I will not mention any names but it would seeem that some members were enjoying themselves so much that it spewed into thje following day (is that the right choice of words?  ;D ) (hope you got back to Liverpool OK)

I leave you with the lasting image of someone who also had a change of face colour the morning after this picture was taken (sort of white and green)

(http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii77/c4all_storage/webwedge/Woody.jpg)

..would you share a room with him???  ;D
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Post by: woody.cool on August 16, 2009, 01:46:03 PM
wakka wakka
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Post by: StarshipUK on August 16, 2009, 02:20:16 PM
I am back home, after a great long day/evening yesterday. It went on much later then I thought it would (12:30AM), but I do not know where the time went as the time just flew by.

I think I finally went to bed around 3AM after returning to Woody's Hotel Room After Show Party!

I spent more time talking to people and admiring the tech then I did playing on the systems, but it was nice to see a good wide selection of systems and the arcade cabs.

There was a nice selection of snacks and drinks. The muffins were great, if perhaps a little messy - but muffins always are, but they are worth the mess. I also bought two to bring home with me and will be eating them shortly.

Good venue - still not to sure about those stairs, but a short walk from a good and cheap hotel near many many take aways and restaurants and a co-op.

For those interested in the C64 1541 Ultimate Cartridge, here is the website:
http://www.1541ultimate.net/content/index.php

I know there is another public event planned for later this year, but it would be good if we could have a members Christmas get-together event - even if it is less machines and just a chance to meet up with everyone again, talk and go for a meal. Or perhaps have a selection of machines to have some workshops/tutorials on how to use the old systems (like has been talked about in the other thread) and a few cans of cider  :)
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Post by: muguk on August 16, 2009, 03:16:30 PM
Got back about 30 minutes ago - cheers to Black Panther & Rinoa for the lift there and back.... and for the entertainment this morning.  Now do I upload that picture of the contents of some of Rinoa's internal organs splattered across the rooftop?  Hmmmmmmm :)  Best quote of this morning (from PhoenixTLB) was: "She's just barfed!" :)

The 'tech tutorials' didn't really happen so I second the Xmas shindig option :)
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Post by: woody.cool on August 16, 2009, 03:22:01 PM
Glad you got home alright muguk .... I think them two were as bad as me when it came to their 'condition' this morning.
I have to say, I did enjoy this event. Here's to the next RCM event!

I second the need for the xmas meet up, but I'm not drinking as much as I did last night, no bloody way!
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Post by: AndyRCM on August 16, 2009, 03:35:49 PM
What a superb night! I actually had time to play on quite a few bits.

I must thank the following people personally. . . in no particular order though!

TheTwins
Billrooruk
Quagmire
Phu
PhoenixTLB
PoorDadda
Akastaff

who helped setup etc . . . and also to:-

BlackPanther
Panther
MugUk
Imnogeek
Julian

for helping us pack away! If I have forgotten anybody please do tell me! :(

and also everybody else that turned up and supported this event! I have already spoken to Gren and he asked me straight away if I would do another one!
So, looks like it will be happening again - not sure when though! Let us get the November event out of the way first!

Andy
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Post by: woody.cool on August 16, 2009, 03:38:28 PM
Andy, it was a great night out, and I'm glad you managed to enjoy some of it yourself.
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Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 16, 2009, 03:53:41 PM
Twas a great night, despite not drinking alchymohol :( I had a good laugh :) Here's to the next event 8)
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Post by: Blackpanther on August 16, 2009, 03:55:25 PM
Had a great time and look forward to the next one.

Thanks to all!
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Post by: Rinoa on August 16, 2009, 04:08:07 PM
Thanks to Andy and the rest of the team for a great day/evening. Really enjoyed the event :)

Always great to see everyone again and to meet new peeps. What a great crowd!

Shame about this morning's shenanigans though! Was quite embarrassed to see I had an audience when I emptied the contents of my stomach..!
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Post by: woody.cool on August 16, 2009, 04:09:42 PM
Shame about this morning's shenanigans though! Was quite embarrassed to see I had an audience when I emptied the contents of my stomach..!
It's like a "Rinoa was 'ere" spread ;)
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Post by: stiggy2009 on August 16, 2009, 04:16:53 PM
Had a fantastic time, thanks to all and of course a huge thanks to Andy.

Also, many thanks to Witchfinder who gave the 1541 drive to Woody and of course to you Woody for bringing it along for me.

A great selection of systems/games to play and was able to boot up some of the titles I haven't played in ages (Mr. Puniverse - c16) & Stunt Car Racer - Amiga 1500).

To StarshipUK, thanks for the info re: Ultimate 1541, I'm now officially on the hunt.

Chinese was great and the snacks/drinks were plentiful - ditto on the Muffins!

Venue, totally loved it - like some kind of Manhattan conversion, would def like a loft space like that. Hope we can have more there?

Probably the best video game played was driving home! - They'd shut the motorway junction i needed and ended up driving around twisty unlit country roads that went on and on.

I've been out all day so haven't had chance to sort out the photos yet but I'll post a link a little later on. I don't think I have that many this time. A certain photo depicting excessive joystick waggling might have to be photoshop'd though. Certainly not one for the kids.

Wasn't sure what the in-jokes were regarding Lemmings, but the guy on the piano (sorry didn't catch you're name), can't half belt out a good tune.

Thanks once again, hope to see you all in November.

Kind regards

Steve (StiGGY2009)



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Post by: AndyRCM on August 16, 2009, 04:26:15 PM
@Rinoa - ROFL - as long as you are okay! ;)

Thanks to you all for making the event what it was! We will definately be at the same venue again for another small event! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: StarshipUK on August 16, 2009, 04:27:01 PM
I think the Lemmings thing might have been mentioned by me in reference to the Console Combat event.

At Console Combat there was a member of Public (nothing to do with with the console combat event) who got very drunk in the pub, so was thrown out and then went to the pub next door, the other side of the shallow muddy river/canal. For some reason from the pub next door he then decided to jump into the canal and he broke his leg - hence me reffereing to this as Human/Real Life Lemmings.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: woody.cool on August 16, 2009, 04:27:44 PM
Thanks to you all for making the event what it was! We will definately be at the same venue again for another small event! ;)
That's music to my ears :D

I think the Lemmings thing might have been mentioned by me in reference to the Console Combat event.

At Console Combat there was a member of Public (nothing to do with with the console combat event) who got very drunk in the pub, so was thrown out and then went to the pub next door, the other side of the shallow muddy river/canal. For some reason from the pub next door he then decided to jump into the canal and he broke his leg - hence me reffereing to this as Human/Real Life Lemmings.
I forgot about that ... big lol :D
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Panther on August 16, 2009, 04:42:07 PM
Here's a few pics  ;D

Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on August 16, 2009, 04:44:26 PM
Superb pictures - nice one Panther!
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Panther on August 16, 2009, 06:20:12 PM
Forgot to say a BIG thanks to StarshipUK for the Pet disks, will let you know when I get round to trying them  :)

and also to MugUK for letting me share the room, made the whole day better  :)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: StarshipUK on August 17, 2009, 01:20:36 AM
I have one more question which Andy might know or be able to find out. Do you know the name of the band that was playing/practising in the room during the event? They sounded quite good and I wondered if they had made a CD yet or perhaps have a website?
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on August 17, 2009, 09:05:31 AM
I don't know who they were to be honest! I will try and find out who they are from Gren today if possible. I will pass on your comments to him to pass on to them! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 17, 2009, 02:55:25 PM
Sorry for the delay, I've uploaded a few photo's from Saturday night to my Flickr account

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/

Anything dodgy you want me to remove, please say so!

Kind regards

StiGGy2009
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Andy on August 17, 2009, 03:05:27 PM
Sorry for the delay, I've uploaded a few photo's from Saturday night to my Flickr account

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/

Anything dodgy you want me to remove, please say so!

Kind regards

StiGGy2009


Woody's arse...  :o
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 17, 2009, 03:07:00 PM
Wilco
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: PhoenixTLB on August 17, 2009, 03:26:00 PM
Thanks everyone for making it a cracking event, I'm still buzzing  ;D

I loved the layout, to go from the main room with two projectors to the side rooms with cabs and tasty kit was really sweet.

I personally also got a real kick from watching so many people just enjoying playing on the games of the past, brings back so many memories!

Huge thanks to Andy & Linda all the effort really made the day/night!

Dave

@Andy have you calmed down yet after finding all those treasures yesterday afternoon?  ;)

@Rinoa - Don't worry, the reason everyone laughs so much is because we have all been in the same situation at some point  :o

@Quagmire - Ready for a Bomberman rematch yet?  8)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Scarlettkitten on August 17, 2009, 04:31:59 PM
@Quagmire - Ready for a Bomberman rematch yet?  8)

Bring it on 8)

You'd better get practicing on your DS!!
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: muguk on August 17, 2009, 05:18:18 PM
@Stiggy

The pics of Andy playing that 'simulation' - classic Facebook profile material there!  Should rename your flickr account to 'Stiffy' in honour :)



Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: AndyRCM on August 17, 2009, 05:20:46 PM
ROFL - pictures can be posted on here if they are not too large though - so please do post them! ;)

Andy
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: imnogeek on August 17, 2009, 05:46:24 PM
Quote
@Rinoa - Don't worry, the reason everyone laughs so much is because we have all been in the same situation at some point

quite true.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Blackpanther on August 17, 2009, 06:37:00 PM
Just a quick thanks to Mike for those floppy disks and Duncan for those Amiga CD32 CD's.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: woody.cool on August 17, 2009, 06:40:27 PM
Just a quick thanks to Mike for those floppy disks and Duncan for those Amiga CD32 CD's.
That's cool
I'm in the process of converting my fav A500 games to run on CD32, if there's any you want, let me know ;)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: muguk on August 17, 2009, 07:13:42 PM
Which reminds me .. got a bundle of CD32 compilations to burn off too :)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 17, 2009, 08:08:33 PM
Thanks Andy, wasn't sure about uploading or simply linking but will remember for next time.
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Grantz on August 17, 2009, 08:38:03 PM
Hi All,

I would just like to say what a great time I had on Saturday. The venue and layout, with the sofas and projectors, made it feel like a giant living room, but as with all the retro events it’s the people and kit on show that make the days special. My highlights were the PC Engine, the Dreamcast shooters, the arcade cabs, the nifty 1541 cartridge and the machines running through the studio speakers. I would also like to thank Andy & Linda for arranging the event and everybody else who helped.

Regards

Grantz
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: woody.cool on August 17, 2009, 08:40:21 PM
I was speaking to Andy earlier on Facebook .... just thought I'd mention here what I mentioned to him, and that's that the muffins were lovely, so a big thank you to Linda & Andy for making and providing them :)
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Phu on August 18, 2009, 11:01:46 AM
Sorry for the delay, I've uploaded a few photo's from Saturday night to my Flickr account

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/

Anything dodgy you want me to remove, please say so!

Vodfone Content Control ?

I'm on holiday using a mobile connection... and Vodashyte has decided flickr.com is full of porn.

Unfortunately, because their systems weren't written by AndyRCM, the remove mechanism is broken. So I can't get at your pics :(

-- Richard
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Andy on August 18, 2009, 11:28:14 AM
Sorry for the delay, I've uploaded a few photo's from Saturday night to my Flickr account

http://www.flickr.com/photos/26527444@N06/

Anything dodgy you want me to remove, please say so!

Vodfone Content Control ?

I'm on holiday using a mobile connection... and Vodashyte has decided flickr.com is full of porn.

Unfortunately, because their systems weren't written by AndyRCM, the remove mechanism is broken. So I can't get at your pics :(

-- Richard

The remove option was also 'broken' when I was away 2 weeks ago. Rubbish vodafone.... Cant complain as work pays my mobile broadband!  :) I say broadband, but its mainly GPRS  >:(
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Phu on August 19, 2009, 09:25:22 PM
Aha... one sneaky proxy installed on my servers at home, and Vodafone Content Control is bypassed. flickr'ing now :)

AndyT... if you want access to the anti-voda proxy, let me know, and I'll set up an account and PM you the details :)

-- Richard
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Andy on August 20, 2009, 10:14:54 AM
Aha... one sneaky proxy installed on my servers at home, and Vodafone Content Control is bypassed. flickr'ing now :)

AndyT... if you want access to the anti-voda proxy, let me know, and I'll set up an account and PM you the details :)

-- Richard


I wish I thought about the proxy before I left - doh! My server at home does run squid, but its not published to the outside world. Will enable it the next time I away and require 'special' internet access  ;D (Password protected of course, before anyone gets any bright ideas!)

I could have VPN'd into the office, but the connection was so...... damn...... sloooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwwwww...........
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: stiggy2009 on August 20, 2009, 08:52:34 PM
OpenVPN works veeery nicely on my home server
Title: Re: SPECIAL MEMBERS ONLY EVENT! :)
Post by: Andy on August 20, 2009, 09:11:27 PM
OpenVPN works veeery nicely on my home server

I agree - good piece of software.