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Post  paulyg on Fri 26 Jun 2015, 16:27

I may have occasionally been accused of being a bit over-organised but... I just booked my hotel room for the 2016 UK Games Expo. I booked on points but noticed that they currently have a sale so twin/queen rooms are available for £69 per night. Now that's non-cancellable and excluding breakfast, so it could be better to wait and see what the expo rate is when announced. But still seems quite a good deal.

For those who haven't seen, the expo runs from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June. Based on this year, there will also be gaming on the Thursday evening so I'm planning on heading down on the Thursday next year. Not sure whether I'll take the afternoon off or just go after work. Lifts available if anyone wants to go at the same time...

So, yes, now I just have a year to be excited about this!
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  paulyg on Thu 10 Sep 2015, 22:23

Group rate hotel booking now available (though more expensive than the sale that was on when I posted the original thread)...

http://t.co/HL0xENjCmp
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  Evilevan on Sat 12 Sep 2015, 07:05

Yes - I've just seen this - Looks like the Hilton have hiked up their prices to take advantage of the growing popularity of the expo.... I was hoping to stay for 2 nights next year - but I won't be able to afford that now at the Hilton. I think Kes has been staying at a much cheaper hotel for the last couple of years - I'll have to go with that option next year - or just sleep in the car!! Crying or Very sad
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Post  paulyg on Sun 13 Sep 2015, 11:46

Yeah, it's definitely gone up a lot since last year. The expo people have said they're also going to be publishing some rates for other nearby hotels soon, so hopefully there will be some better deals amongst those...
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  PaulC on Mon 14 Sep 2015, 10:30

I think I'm going to stay at the Premier Inn this time around - it's a mile away, but is significantly cheaper. It may encourage me to buy fewer games too Smile
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Post  Aneurin on Mon 14 Sep 2015, 10:35

I might come and stay at my parents place... more money for games!
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Post  paulyg on Mon 14 Sep 2015, 11:23

Happy for people to store games in my room if that's helpful...

I'll even let you have them back for a small fee ;-)
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Post  DaveB on Mon 14 Sep 2015, 12:02

PaulG wrote:Happy for people to store games in my room if that's helpful...

I'll even let you have them back for a small fee ;-)

That could be a dangerous offer to make Smile
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Post  DaveB on Mon 14 Sep 2015, 14:37

Booked into the Premier inn - going down Thursday and home on Sunday \o/
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Post  steveygee on Tue 15 Sep 2015, 12:42

Hoping to go for the weekend this time. Think I'll be off in the ghetto with Evan and Paul though.
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  PaulC on Tue 15 Sep 2015, 12:48

The Premier Inn looks to be a good option. 10 minutes walk to the Hilton, less to the NEC halls (where much of the Expo will be hosted) and a twin room cost me £178 for three nights (Thu = £55, Fri = £58, Sat = £65).
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Post  paulyg on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 09:05

Entry tickets are now on sale:
http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/bookevents.php
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Post  PaulC on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 09:24

PaulG wrote:Entry tickets are now on sale:
http://www.ukgamesexpo.co.uk/bookevents.php
Got mine Smile
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  Aneurin on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 11:55

I'm going for 3 days... do they post your badge out or do you have to collect at the door?
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Post  PaulC on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 11:56

Aneurin wrote:I'm going for 3 days... do they post your badge out or do you have to collect at the door?
You collect at the door - at least,  that's what they did last year.
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  paulyg on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 11:57

Aneurin wrote:I'm going for 3 days... do they post your badge out or do you have to collect at the door?
Collect on the door. I'll be there for all three days too - going down on the Thursday afternoon if any other early birds want a lift.
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Post  PaulC on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 12:00

PaulG wrote:
Aneurin wrote:I'm going for 3 days... do they post your badge out or do you have to collect at the door?
Collect on the door. I'll be there for all three days too - going down on the Thursday afternoon if any other early birds want a lift.
I might take you up on that. Or I could drive, plenty of room for games in the Monster truck! Smile 
Are we travelling together DaveB?
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  Aneurin on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 12:04

Evan and myself are heading down on Friday morning (early)... back sunday tea time... can probably take another 2... but this will be car dependent. If Nat wants the bus then I need space for games in the little car Wink
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  DaveB on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 12:06

PaulC wrote:
PaulG wrote:
Aneurin wrote:I'm going for 3 days... do they post your badge out or do you have to collect at the door?
Collect on the door. I'll be there for all three days too - going down on the Thursday afternoon if any other early birds want a lift.
I might take you up on that. Or I could drive, plenty of room for games in the Monster truck! Smile 
Are we travelling together DaveB?

I assumed so - we're going for the same period and sharing a room so would make sense really Smile
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Post  PaulC on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 12:31

Terrific! We can aim to go together with PaulG or, if many more people are heading down on Thursday and wants a lift we can re-evaluate.
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Post  DaveB on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 12:33

PaulC wrote:Terrific! We can aim to go together with PaulG or, if many more people are heading down on Thursday and wants a lift we can re-evaluate.

In that case - "SHOTGUN!" Smile
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Post  DaveB on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 12:36

Also I picked up a small 2x4' folding plastic table - not really something to carry around the Expo but will potentially be handy for gaming back at the hotel
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  Lizzy on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 12:52

I'll be looking for a lift on the Thursday please. I'm staying at the Hilton Thur-Sun.

I expect Gary will drive down on the Friday after work to join me and we'll go back on the Sunday together so he can give people lifts at either time.
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  Andy S on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 13:14

I'll be attending for the first time this coming year. I expect to spend most of my time playtesting the heck out of The Path to Panic, but also hope to chat to some people in the industry about how to proceed with trying to get TPtP off the ground, hand out business cards, make some contacts, that sort of thing. I will be joining in with the Playtest UK event (assuming they'll have me). I'll be there from Friday morning to Sunday night.

I was planning to get the train down on Friday morning, but if anyone has room for me (and TPtP's A1-sized board), I'd really appreciate a lift. Aneurin possibly?
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Re: UK GAMES EXPO 2016

Post  Aneurin on Tue 08 Dec 2015, 13:16

Andy let me speak to Nat tonight about cars and which she wants etc... and get back to you. Big car will easily fit your board in
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