Uncon 2007

DrPaulLee

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Assuming there is going to be one in 2007, has a rough date been set?
 

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Or a new venue? With a bar in…?
Will that mean all the pot-bellied hairy men will get pissed and heckle the speakers? I hope so. :D



Personally, the lack of a bar doesn't really bother me that much. The Head of Steam is right across the road to pile into as soon as the day's events finish.
 

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It’s not the lack of a bar so much as the lack of a communal area where people can get together and chat. There is the courtyard, but it’s cold and useless if it’s raining. The Commonwealth had a much more social atmosphere, in my opinion.
 

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I'm determined to go to the next one, is there anywhere I can see photos of previous uncons?
 

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drjbrennan said:
I'm determined to go to the next one, is there anywhere I can see photos of previous uncons?
Do a search from the FT Homepage and you should find some.

Gordon
 

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1. The Head of Steam is now called The Doric Arch. No change in content, though.
2. Nothing wrong with a non-bar venue but the lack of central meeting place, apart from the courtyard, is a problem.
3. If the main hall is so damn warm as it was, with audience falling asleep etc., a few fans to move the air around might be an idea.

Come on, folks; get it together! Give us the info!
 

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I wonder if ASSAP will be involved next year? Considering that most of the exec resigned en masse (including myself) due to squabbles, it may be a pretty thin assembly of members!
 

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Assembly of one, perhaps? Or those who are left run around, pretending to be more, ala the Beau Geste defense?
 

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#17
Well, that would be nice to know as well.

[EDIT]By which I mean it would be nice to know so I could plan to do something else this year.
 

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I seem to recall at the closing address of UnCon 2006 they did say that there would be an UnCon 2007, so I presume that it's still on.
 

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#19
zarathustraspake said:
I seem to recall at the closing address of UnCon 2006 they did say that there would be an UnCon 2007, so I presume that it's still on.
Was the phrase not "I look forward to seeing you all at the next UnCon?"

Gordon
 

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Gordon, you don't happen to have insider information, do you?
 

Dr_David_Sutton

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#23
Hi,

At the moment it would seem that an UnCon for 2007 is highly unlikely. As it's becoming increasingly expensive to do it in a London venue - and the lack of a truly suitable one is an ongoing problem - Dennis Publishing, who do the practical organising of the event, are looking at other possibilties for UnCon's future.

Whether this means a non-London event, a series of mini-cons or something entirely different I can't say at this stage. But 2007 will most likely be a hiatus while these things are looked at in detail.

It's a shame, obviously, but we do hope that it won't ruin your year!

If and when anything further emerges, you'll be the first to know.

Best

David Sutton
 
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#25
Oh! I had an awful premonition about it.

What about York, then? He asked, hopefully. Or, taking over a university campus, for a weekend? Or, a youth hostel, like the haunted, Carbisdale Castle, in Scotland?

:(
 
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