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Old 6th April 2008, 03:36 AM   #41
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Originally Posted by sadluxation View Post
I'll be at the venue with Teek sorting out stuff too. I think we have about 200 booked already. Be swift my padawans.

I am not your padawan. I'm too old.
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Old 6th April 2008, 03:54 AM   #42
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Booked by 'phone on Friday afternoon.
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Old 6th April 2008, 05:05 AM   #43
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We should be all done by 9.30 as we get kicked out of Conway Hall at 10pm.

If you are thinking of staying over, I had a look at a few flea-pits. I mean, hotels.
The cheapest I've found in Bloomsbury is £42 for a single.
County Hotel, Upper Woburn Place London WC1H 0JW

If you're happy with a short trip on the tube to Earls Court, you can find yourselves a hotel for £55.
Lord Jim, 23-25 Penywern Road, Earls Court, Kensington & Chelsea, SW5 9TT

If you want a short walk to Holborn, the Wellington Pub opposite Waterloo station has rooms for £75.

There's a list of budget hotels here, but I haven't checked availabilty of rooms for the 19th.
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Old 6th April 2008, 08:17 AM   #44
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Weird question - how are we to distinguish we sceptics from regular pub-goers? In other words - what the Dickens do you all look like?
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Old 6th April 2008, 08:44 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by volatile View Post
Weird question - how are we to distinguish we sceptics from regular pub-goers? In other words - what the Dickens do you all look like?
I look a lot like you, except I have a dove for a face.

(I'll post a pictuer nearer the time)
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Old 6th April 2008, 09:12 AM   #46
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Originally Posted by volatile View Post
Weird question - how are we to distinguish we sceptics from regular pub-goers? In other words - what the Dickens do you all look like?
We'll all be wearing false white Randi beards. Be sure to bring yours.
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Brodski will be the one wearing balloons.
The dove burst them
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Old 6th April 2008, 12:04 PM   #49
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I'll be there.
fantastic! Will you be bringing the duck?
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Old 6th April 2008, 01:00 PM   #52
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Is this a joke??? Is this for real???

I just bought a ticket. I can't believe it.

What a line-up!!! I'm stunned!!! I never thought I'd ever get the oppertunity to see him.
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Old 6th April 2008, 02:40 PM   #53
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Booked my ticket, now I just need to figure out how I'm getting there and where I'm staying.
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Hmm, I normally stay in the County Hall when in London, but it's full. Looks like I'll be in Euston, which should be easily walkable. Cheaper, too, in fact.
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Old 6th April 2008, 03:04 PM   #55
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Originally Posted by brodski View Post
fantastic! Will you be bringing the duck?
Duck ? I think you are confusing me with someone else.
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Old 6th April 2008, 03:38 PM   #56
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Hmm, I normally stay in the County Hall when in London, but it's full. Looks like I'll be in Euston, which should be easily walkable. Cheaper, too, in fact.
I am stopping at Kings Cross. The hotel sounds really nice and intimate. The receptionist was very helpful; she bent the rules and charged me for the night. Apparently it is normally an hourly charge.
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Is this a joke??? Is this for real???

I just bought a ticket. I can't believe it.

What a line-up!!! I'm stunned!!! I never thought I'd ever get the oppertunity to see him.
Glad you're coming. Oh, and welcome to the forum!
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Old 7th April 2008, 03:36 AM   #58
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Originally Posted by brodski View Post
So, who's up making an afternoon/ evening of it? We haven't had a UK forumite social since tim and Lynn's xmas do.
Does anyone fancy meeting in a local pub mid-afternoon? Make it a micro-tam

The Penderels Oak, home of the Skeptics in the Pub is pretty near the venue and none too shabby.

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Sounds like a plan. I'll be the tattooed one in the hat.
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Slightly further away, but the Lamb is a triffic pub.
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Yep, I'll probably be able to meet up at the Penderel's Oak before the event. See you there.
Ok so it looks like the Penderel's Oak (although I might have to stop at the Lamb on route. It is a long way from Kings Cross to Holburn without a drink).

So all we need now is a time and I can sort my train ticket out.
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Old 7th April 2008, 03:49 AM   #59
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Thing's at 6, so how about a loose mingle from 1?
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I just bought a ticket!

... now I have to figure out how I can actually get to London ... *sighs*
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Old 7th April 2008, 05:37 AM   #61
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volatile, that's 5 hours of drinking..
Not that you have to drink steadily for all that time, but, well, it's always tempting in a pub...
I'm not sure when I'll get there, but I could be co-erced into a late lunch.
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volatile, that's 5 hours of drinking..
Not that you have to drink steadily for all that time, but, well, it's always tempting in a pub...
I'm not sure when I'll get there, but I could be co-erced into a late lunch.
It is a Weatherspoons so they will do food, tea & coffee as well as soft drinks.

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volatile, that's 5 hours of drinking..
Not that you have to drink steadily for all that time, but, well, it's always tempting in a pub...
I'm not sure when I'll get there, but I could be co-erced into a late lunch.
The time period was to permit some time out before the event to nip off for food...
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Old 7th April 2008, 07:26 AM   #64
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Me me me! I've booked my ticket.

Will see you in Penderel's Oak, if it isn't too late to put in a vote for the Lamb ... come on, PO is a sixties-style concrete building on a main road, housing a soulless Wetherspoons, while the Lamb is a gorgeous Victorian pub complete with original decorations and serving a mean real ale to a clientele of Bloomsbury intellectuals from the nearby universities (and didn't Dickens used to drink there, or something)? :
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I change my vote to the Lamb....

How could I not ?
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Old 7th April 2008, 07:45 AM   #66
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Yay for me, I haz tikketz!

Is anyone coming from the Leicester area and not wanting to stop in London overnight? I have spare seats in my car.
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I have no problem with the Lamb except I recall there isn't a great amount of room. If a largish group turns up it could be tricky getting enough seats together.
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That's a good point. I s'pose Penderel's Oak is nearer the venue too.
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You could always book the upstairs function room at the Lamb for £30, if you're really feeling flush?
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I've just been told that Richard Wiseman will be on BBC London to give this event a big plug - and talk about mediums. You can see the story here when it comes online tomorrow?: http://www.bbc.co.uk/london/tv/telev...es/index.shtml
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My partner and I will be there too.
It will be an interesting dash back to Waterloo to try to get the train back to Plymouth
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I'm sure if anyone misses their train due to a too-interesting evening, that London skeptics' couches will be available. I've got one for anyone caught short.
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I'm sure if anyone misses their train due to a too-interesting evening, that London skeptics' couches will be available. I've got one for anyone caught short.
Gib, I would love to take you up on that. It looks like I'll have no chance of getting a flight back home after the event and I'd much rather buy you beer or dinner or both or something than invest in a hotel.
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Rasmus, I sent you a PM with my details. Truffles, caviar and imported beer will be fine.
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Rasmus, I sent you a PM with my details. Truffles, caviar and imported beer will be fine.
I've just booked my flight so I have a good couple of days to find a store carrying all that
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Bummer, bummer, bummer

I can't make it.

Enjoy the day, all of you lot.
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The security mob at the airport these days don't let you on with liquids, so I'll let you off from the beer.
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My partner and I will be there too.
It will be an interesting dash back to Waterloo to try to get the train back to Plymouth

No way, I'm travelling from Plymouth too but am staying in London till the next day (don't know where yet though)
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The security mob at the airport these days don't let you on with liquids, so I'll let you off from the beer.
I can always buy some beer after passing security, and if not I am sure there are places in London (well hidden, though, I'm sure) where preferred customers might be served a pint or two
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I can always buy some beer after passing security, and if not I am sure there are places in London (well hidden, though, I'm sure) where preferred customers might be served a pint or two
Given the recent tax rises on alcohol, you might want to consider taking out a second mortgage ...
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