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Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« on: 06 March, 2008, 11:16:25 PM »
Where is the place to be?

Thinkin of coming over early for the friday evening stuff, what is happening, where and who is going?

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #1 on: 07 March, 2008, 12:28:58 AM »

I should be arriving Friday afternoon, round 2.30-3pm.

As for what happens in the evening- it usually involves catching up with folk you haven't seen in twelve months and sinking alot of drink in the Ramada bar or somewhere close to.

Obviously you're not a golfer.

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #2 on: 07 March, 2008, 12:48:57 AM »
The Ramada for me, if it's like usual, I'll probably get there in the afternoon, set up the stall, then hang around in the bar, go for a meal, more bar, sleep, back down to the bar again, sleep.

I'm usually physically and mentally knackered(bewteen work, getting the comics ready and the long drive) by the time I get to Bristol, so being about 2 minutes away from my room so I can crash out for a while is always comforting, hence my love of the Ramada bar.  Bit pricey for a poor northern lad, but it's open to ungodly hours.

Be good to see you Ump, like an elderly relative, I have to be reminded who everyone is every time I go, so make sure you say hello.

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #3 on: 07 March, 2008, 07:23:00 AM »
Going to miss it this year, i'll be packing my bergen for a course ive got to do.

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #4 on: 07 March, 2008, 10:39:11 AM »
Paul, who is it I should contact about getting a table?

Might need on this year if things work out.

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #5 on: 07 March, 2008, 11:25:15 AM »
I'll be down on Friday, see y'all in the bar :-)

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #6 on: 07 March, 2008, 11:26:17 AM »
Mike Allwood is the man to see about a table just be aware that they may have already gone.  Sometimes you need to have booke dby the end of the previous year.  He's a very helpful guy though.

Link: Comic Expo


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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #7 on: 07 March, 2008, 05:58:59 PM »
Not looking good for friday night at Bristol... rooms are costing about £130 per night so looks like I'll just have to join the party on Saturday morning.

Can anyone suggest an alternative?? B&B or whatever... probably a bit late in the day to look for a room, must book earlier next year.

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #8 on: 07 March, 2008, 06:10:17 PM »
Not looking good for friday night at Bristol... rooms are costing about £130 per night so looks like I'll just have to join the party on Saturday morning.

Have you tried ringing the Ramada, Ump? Quoting the Comic Expo will get you a single for about £60 per night.

Their number's +44 (0)844 8159100. Hope you manage to get a room ok.

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #9 on: 07 March, 2008, 10:10:51 PM »
I'm in the Mercure - the Expo site said Ramada was sold out, I didn't try but the Mercure has Con rates too of £75 a night for a single, £85 for a double.

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #10 on: 10 March, 2008, 11:43:41 PM »
The Ramada sold out of Expo rooms by about the beginning of Feb this year, though fortunately I booked mine before then. Novotel is still good for rooms last I heard.

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #11 on: 12 March, 2008, 09:52:50 AM »
Woo hoo!  Actually going to make it this year :)

Novotel booked at 59/69 for sat/sun, which seems reasonable.

See y'all in the Ramada bar once we get there...

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #12 on: 12 March, 2008, 12:00:37 PM »
Any idea how we are going to recognise each other - secret handshake?

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #13 on: 12 March, 2008, 12:23:19 PM »
If you already know some boarders, they'll probably be able to introduce you to others, who'll be able to introduce you to more and so on...

Failing that (and if you're *really* desperate for company), keep an eye out for a gorgeous woman with bright red hair in pigtails. The ugly bloke with the goatee and Harry Palmer glasses she has in tow will be me. ;)

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Re: Bristol '08 - the Friday night...
« Reply #14 on: 12 March, 2008, 12:29:45 PM »
"Failing that (and if you're *really* desperate for company), keep an eye out for a gorgeous woman with bright red hair in pigtails. The ugly bloke with the goatee and Harry Palmer glasses she has in tow will be me. ;)"

Heyyy! I thought you were taking me?!...

Anyhoo, stop posting and do some work. :)