"Mantovani Plays Fort" it is then!Anome_ said:Only if they play quiet background music. I want to be able to hear the people I'm standing next to, and the old ears aren't what they used to be.
I think one of them used to be my right kneecap.
(Bump!) I´d be up for it!Dr_David_Sutton said:We're getting more and more keen on the idea of doing a special Evening UInCon on Saturday 23rd Oct after the main event.
Idea would be to adjourn to a pub/club/venue we've hired for the night and enjoy an evening of entertainment in a more informal atmosphere than the lecture-based trad UnCon.
We're talking live bands and performers, stand-up, readings, DJs, a pub quiz - the sort of weird stuff that doesn't really fit into the ususal weekend line-up. I think it would be a fun, sociable sort of evening with suitably off-kilter entertainment and a chance to just drink a lot of alcohol, kick back and chat. Better than everyone just disappearing off into the autumn night to different pubs around London...
We're already talking to FT-reading musicians and others who are keen to get involved.
I'm guessing that if we can keep costs down we could probably do this for £10 a head for all UnCon-goers, maybe a bit more for non-attendees. It would be ticketed seperately from the main event and I'd imagine we'd be able to sell tickets up to the last minute, depending on size of venue.
If it actually worked, then it might be the start of something fun, and we'd be able to host special FT nights like this again, hopefully not just in London but elsewhere around the UK.
Would appreciate your thoughts, suggestions, questions - we'd like to get this off the ground, but if nobody wants it, then there's no point in trying - please let us know what you think and whether you'd support an event like this.
It's worth it, believe me. Weird Weekend is cheeper but we can do that because it's not in London. Remember that FT and other London based coventions have to pay a lot more for their venue due to the location. However although more expensive it comes with the advantages of easier and more frequent transport and more places to stay and eat/drink. So what you lose on the swings you gain on the roundabouts.mutant_camel said:Hmm isn't the convention a tad expensive this time round?
It's usually possible to buy tickets on the door, I think. I'll check.PaulStott said:Two questions from me.
I can only make the Sunday (can't miss the Anarchist bookfair on the Saturday I'm afraid) is there a list of the talks/events etc that are on the Sunday only?
Secondly is it possible to buy tickets on the door, and if so what is the price? I don't see the point in buying tickets in advance online, with booking fee, if they are available on the door?