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What's the general plan when you guys arrange things around Eurogamer?

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12:16
Dec 6th 2012


munkimatt

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Post edited 12:18 – Dec 6th 2012 by munkimatt


I missed out on Eurogamer this year so there's no chance I won't be there in 2013. I've just looked at the site and it says next year runs from Thursday 26th to Sunday 29th. I'm planning on booking my hotel early now so i was wondering how you guys normally organize the MLG based stuff, ie is there something on every night? Are there usually MLG people there for the full duration which will mean I need to book a hotel to cover 4 night stays or is the Sunday usually the day when everyone is too weak and hungover to get up to much so people start making the journey home.

I guess the overarching question is "Do I need a hotel for 3 nights or 4?"

12:32
Dec 6th 2012


Adamski UK

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There are people who go for the whole duration, some that stay a couple of nights and some that just do the Saturday, so its up to you.

 

As far as events go, there is nothing planned for next year (yet), but it for the past two years we've had a party on the Saturday night. For the Friday night, folk just organise their own meet ups.

 

But, we have a spiritual home now during the event, which is the Prince of Wales pub. Just round the corner from the Expo, there is an almost constant presence of Midlife Gamers (and other gaming communities) during the whole weekend. Think of it as 'Base Camp'. We do try and put a lunchtime meet up at the Prince of Wales, so that the majority of people can meet and mingle between 12 and 2pm.

 

We don't have meet ups on the show floor, but i know that Eurogamer 'may' be looking into more community based events/opportunities on the show floor.

 

One thing is for sure….we're gonna need a bigger boat.

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12:37
Dec 6th 2012


Adamski UK

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You know, it might be worth hearing from the community as to what they'd like to see at an event.

 

I'm always amazed at what a fantastic community there is here and the willingness of people to muck in and help out, so maybe we should make more use of the hive mind.

 

Any suggestions? #OutsideTheBox

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12:37
Dec 6th 2012


munkimatt

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Cheers for that. Am I right in thinking then that the Friday and Saturday nights are the main ones I want to be sticking around for then?

12:59
Dec 6th 2012


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I wasn't there on the Thursday night this year, but by all accounts it was a very heavy night for some, so the Friday night was a quieter affair. People were saving themselves for the Expo on Saturday and the Party on the Saturday night.

But yes, Friday and Saturday nights are the main get togethers.

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13:06
Dec 6th 2012


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If you actually want to play something at the show, then go on the Thursday with an early entry ticket. The queues are considerably shorter – by Saturday lunchtime the place is unbearable. Though I do know for a fact (because they told me this morning) that they are using upstairs as well next year which can only be a good thing.

I think I was in the pub more than the show TBH.  There is ALWAYS someone in the PoW at all times.

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13:09
Dec 6th 2012


Tepic

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The show was the excuse for me.  The pub and party is where the fun is at!

21:02
Dec 9th 2012


duggydarko

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I went in the Expo for a total of about 5 hours over 4 days I was there. For me its all about meeting the community. Iv never entered the PoW and not seen a familiar friendly face (although its normally myself and PAiNJUNKiE666 propping up the bar). Id say 3 nights is more than enough, You'll be broken by Sunday ;-)

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21:20
Dec 9th 2012


steevieb

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ame thing here,,, the expo is their but i enjoyed the prince of wales and the meet up most,,,,,,,,,,, a lot of us stayed at the easy hotel this year but i dont think the wife is having any of it next year lol,,,,,,,, and i know the tmpgoti girls are keen for us to try and block book a hotel for next year,,,,, does anyone know if the ibis just down the road from the PoW has a large function hall,?

the wife checked the room prices and they werent that bad?

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09:04
Dec 10th 2012


munkimatt

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I stayed at the Ibis during the summer. Rooms aren't huge and are a little dated but beds are comfy which is all you really need after a long day on the ale. There's a pub/restaurant in there which was pretty well priced for one that's in a hotel, they're normally ridiculously overpriced.

On the website it says there is a function suite…but… "The Enterprise Suite can hold large scale events and meetings for up to 1,200 people, or 800 guests for a banquet or wedding party."  



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