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SoundDust
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PostPosted: 06-11-2008 18:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, thinking about it, an Uncon 2009 rather than 2010 would be a good start Smile
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PostPosted: 06-11-2008 18:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually, on the current baseline it would be 2012.

October 2004 - April 2006: 18 months. (1.5 years)
April 2006 - October 2008: 30 months. (2.5 years)
October 2008 - April 2012: 42 months. (3.5 years)

[EDIT] Or it could be 2010, I suppose.
April 2002 - October 2004: 2.5 years.
October 2004 - April 2006: 1.5 years.
April 2006 - October 2008: 2.5 years.
October 2008 - April 2010: 1.5 years.
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PostPosted: 06-11-2008 19:45    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alternatively the first UnCon was 1994 and this was the 12th so averaging it out it comes out at about one UnCon every year and two months so the next one should be 1st Jan 2010 Smile

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PostPosted: 06-11-2008 21:56    Post subject: Reply with quote

mutant_camel wrote:
10-15 mins between lectures would be good. Less of a scramble and less chair-scraping and footsteps for the the first 10 mins of a presentation.

As mentioned elsewhere, more stalls or an event of some kind (eg the psychic olympics of a few years back) would be a welcome break from all the lectures.


I'd like to second both of these suggestions Very Happy
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PostPosted: 08-11-2008 01:29    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ditto. And I like the idea of a dedicated Fortean-based screening of TV and movies, perhaps with a buffet...?

As for the stalls, maybe its time for ASSAP and the faked Aura photo teams to pack up their bags...
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PostPosted: 23-11-2008 03:32    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ther's got to be an UnCon 2009, on the Saturday, 31st of October and Sunday, 1st of November!

We could have Fortean, fancy dress, Halloween party, on the Saturday night!

Also, what about an all night Nigel Kneale special, showing of the likes of 'Quatermass and the Pit', 'The Stone Tape', 'Beasts' and, of course, 'The Abominable Snowman'!

The Powers That Be could do worse than invite Dudley Sutton to perform some of his verse and monologues to close the UnCon. He has more than a slight touch of the Ken Campbells about him. yeay
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PostPosted: 24-11-2008 16:16    Post subject: Reply with quote

While Halloween feels absurdly right for an Uncon date, there is the problem of cross-over events that will probably attract some of the potential audience/speakers away (and annoy the hell out of others who want to do two things simultaneously and haven't yet invented the appropriate equipment.)
This year we had several comments about the comparatively low profile of the Dealers' Room - and a main reason we didn't attract more stalls was that we'd chosen the Halloween weekend when anything vaguely spooky/weird was quite possibly already booked to be elsewhere.
We could try to declare a year with two Halloweens in it...the Halloween and the Anti-Halloween?
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PostPosted: 27-11-2008 18:55    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've often thought that 18 months was a good period for UnCon. Purely for selfish reasons, as it gives me time to save up for another trip to the UK. The only problem is that April/May starts to get into high season when everything (airfares, hotels, rail passes, etc) costs more.
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PostPosted: 28-11-2008 12:48    Post subject: Reply with quote

If it is on Halloween next year, plenty of notice would be appreciated. I had already booked something and so had to miss the whole thing which was a bit of a blow.

I like the idea of an evening do. I've spent too many hours wandering about with other forteans trying to decide where to eat and drink. As has been said many times before, it's like herding cats.
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PostPosted: 29-11-2008 05:00    Post subject: Reply with quote

But you're so good at it, Cider.

BTW: I have a picture of your favourite Chinese place in Camden somewhere.
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PostPosted: 05-12-2008 11:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Happy Does that make me a Fortean Pied Piper?
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PostPosted: 18-12-2008 18:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

escargot1 wrote:
Please, not a disco. Laughing


And why not?
I might know a DJ who would be up for it....
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PostPosted: 18-12-2008 20:18    Post subject: Reply with quote

CarlosTheDJ wrote:
escargot1 wrote:
Please, not a disco. Laughing


And why not?
I might know a DJ who would be up for it....

A Fortean disco! Very Happy
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PostPosted: 18-12-2008 23:06    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm up for that, as long as involves 'the monster mash'. On repeat.
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PostPosted: 19-12-2008 06:35    Post subject: Reply with quote

I could do a Fortean disco no worries.....
I've even got a magic laptop possessed by a dead DJ that can take over when I need to visit the little boy's room.
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