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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:47 pm UTC

It is one of the activities on during it, which you can sign up for if you so wish. I'd rather do the other things on offer.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Wed Jan 08, 2014 2:51 pm UTC

Cool. People should confirm, so I can book train tickets while they're cheap!

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Angua » Wed Jan 08, 2014 4:02 pm UTC

I'll have to miss this one as flying on the 1st of Feb, but hopefully next time!
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Whelan » Thu Jan 09, 2014 2:46 am UTC

Consider me confirmed. I'd love to do the quiz if other people are up for it, and the silent disco is probably an alright shout. They do empty the place at normal closing time to set up bars and such before readmitting people.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:53 am UTC

I will almost definitely be there. Am up for meeting during the day if anyone else is about. Could get food in-between museum closing and re-opening times; plenty of good places nearby. Imperial College's sci-fi library is also practically next door, and all but guaranteed to be open in the afternoon - ample DVDs, comfy beanbags and good company. Who else is in?
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:59 am UTC

That looks like it's 4 people in. I'm gonna book my train ticket tomorrow.

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:24 pm UTC

Just noticed that the museum closes at 10 - had it in my head it was later than that for some reason.

I've just found out I've got a meeting in Cardiff the day after, so a late night would be best avoided for me. I'll probably book my return train home around 11ish (since TFL estimate 30 minutes to get back to St Pancras from South Kensington tube, which services the museum).

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby bigglesworth » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:27 pm UTC

I'll be getting there about 15min before the opening time to find people and queue.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Fri Jan 10, 2014 12:32 pm UTC

So that's 6:30 - do you wanna exchange phone numbers, or just do a "I'll be wearing..." closer to the time?

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:07 pm UTC

Everyone still in for this? Totally nervous about it falling through now :P

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby bigglesworth » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:10 pm UTC

I am definitely still in for it.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Robin S » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:20 pm UTC

I'm definitely going, and a bunch of my friends are planning to go as well. Many of them read xkcd. I've created an open Facebook event here; feel free to join.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:22 pm UTC

Just joined that - I'm Richard
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Postby roband » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:23 pm UTC

And I'm Rob (whodathunkit ;) )

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Zarq » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:48 pm UTC

Aw man, I'm in London the weekend just after that :(

Also, there's a Five Guys in London?
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:50 pm UTC

There is indeed - fairly popular so there's still huge queues I think. There's one opening in Guildford too.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Wed Jan 15, 2014 9:51 pm UTC

Yep. Been once after months of anticipation. It was everything I dreamt it would be.

If I wasn't working the weekend after, I'd suggest an extra meetup!

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Plasma Man » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:39 pm UTC

Okay, that actually looks pretty awesome. I've got to check a couple of things, but I'll probably be coming.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Mon Jan 20, 2014 10:42 pm UTC

Plasma Man wrote:Okay, that actually looks pretty awesome. I've got to check a couple of things, but I'll probably be coming.

Where would you be travelling from? If Wellingborough and if at the times that I've booked, I might be able to sell you my tickets (I assume the price won't have dropped since) and get a family-rates ticket from a family member who works for the train company. Then we can split the difference in the money (only a few quid each) to both save.
Can't guarantee anything and it's dependent on when/where you were intending to travel, but might work out cheaper for both of us if you're interested.

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Plasma Man » Wed Jan 22, 2014 11:39 pm UTC

I will be coming, possibly bringing others. Thanks for the offer of tickets, roband, but I'm going to be travelling from Northampton - it just works better for me.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:57 am UTC

No probs :)

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Fri Jan 24, 2014 3:40 pm UTC

I'm feeling like I should bust out my old A-Level Physics textbooks and do some revision!

What sort of level is the info at?

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Robin S » Sat Jan 25, 2014 2:48 pm UTC

About the standard "popular science" level. If you follow science stories on sites like io9, you probably won't learn anything groundbreaking, but the interactive and social element still makes for a worthwhile experience.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Sat Jan 25, 2014 4:00 pm UTC

OK cool.

I'm gonna be bringing a friend also since he'll be in the area.

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Whelan » Sat Jan 25, 2014 5:19 pm UTC

The interactive kids stuff is fuuuun.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Jan 26, 2014 3:10 pm UTC

for some reason this thread stopped sending me email like I'd asked it to so I missed most of the recent updates. Sadly I don't think I'll be able to make the science museum late because work is being silly :(
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Plasma Man » Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:45 pm UTC

I am still in, and this is me.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Robin S » Tue Jan 28, 2014 10:23 pm UTC

Anyone who hasn't already, join the Facebook event for meeting arrangements, and so that we know numbers and who to wait for. See you all tomorrow evening!
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby roband » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:42 am UTC

Right this is me online for the least time before heading down.

Hope everyone's still in - see you there!

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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby bigglesworth » Wed Jan 29, 2014 10:48 am UTC

See you there!
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Robin S » Fri Jan 31, 2014 1:16 am UTC

Well, we missed / lost a couple of people largely due to my failure at organization, but overall I thought yesterday evening went quite well. Hope to see some of you again at Picocon, and maybe some of you who weren't able to make yesterday's event as well!
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby bigglesworth » Sun Feb 16, 2014 9:53 am UTC

I'm up for Picocon if there's some interest here! Anyone else?
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby eSOANEM » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:09 am UTC

I am heading to picocon with the cusfs contingent (not sure how big that'll be) which means I will probably be wearing a 12ft long bright orange scarf. Other than that, pointing out that my avatar was a sketch of me ought to be enough to make me identifiable :)
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Angua » Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:32 am UTC

I'm up for it! Have now bought a ticket in the past hour, so I guess it's too late to turn back now :D
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby PAstrychef » Tue Feb 18, 2014 12:45 pm UTC

I hope/plan to be at the world science fiction convention in London in August, getting there around the 12th and leaving on the 18th. There should be shared beer and chips with curry. Also Scotch Eggs.
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Angua » Tue Feb 18, 2014 11:38 pm UTC

Cool. Well, I'm not too far away from London (and Oxford is a great place to visit/easy to get to).
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby eSOANEM » Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:20 pm UTC

Frustratingly (least of all because I'd already paid for my ticket), I'm going to have to bail again. Doesn't look like I can take more than about 2 hours on my feet without being in danger of passing out from the pain; something I want to avoid when not within an easy distance of home) :C
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby Zohar » Thu Mar 13, 2014 8:51 am UTC

I'm in London next week for work. I'll be landing on Tuesday morning (the 18th).
I'm free all Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights, and Friday until early afternoon (flight leaves at 22 from Heathrow).
Anyone up for a meetup?
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Re: [UK] London - Home of Literature, Time, & the Black Deat

Postby bigglesworth » Thu Mar 13, 2014 7:22 pm UTC

I'm up for that! I'm free all of those evenings.
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