The past year we've seen a growth in our membership base with the addition of several new, and amazing people. Quite of a few of these hail from the Land of Hope and Glory which is England and its' close neighbours. Additionally it was always our intention to return to England for a more "proper" convention than the one we saw in 2016. Therefor we will convene in England in the second half of May of this year in order to do right by one of the key demographics of our community!

Confirmed attending

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Efern
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Gizmo
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Veinlash
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Pixil
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Chamdar
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Plork
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Cosamos
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Tomski
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Shamster
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Fayn
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Camai
Me too!

Logistics

This years convention will be held in the United Kingdom's second-most populous urban area of Manchester. Manchester can offer us a plethora of experiences. Everything from touristy goals such as shopping and historical impressions to the more authentic experiences showing us the heart of English culture.

Logistics this year are a bit more loose and unstructured, as we are not planning the same sort of road trip this time around. Arrivals at Manchester airport will be happening over the course of the 17th, and so we will attempt to arrange transportation into the city centre as much as possible. It is also possible, however, to make your way into the city on your own using trains, busses or taxis.

We have quite a few members located in the area in question so we should be able to provide transporation to all participants. Otherwise we will need to be self sufficient in this area. People from abroad can rent vehicles, but do keep on the left hand side of the road if you do.

Manchester Cityscape

Schedule

A proper schedule will be decided upon at a later time, but we can assume that it might look something like this:

  • Thursday
  • 13:00 - Meet at Manchester Airport
  • 14:30 - Hotel checkin
  • 15:30 - Manchester exploration
  • 17:00 - Opening cerimony with speech 100%
  • 17:30 - Dinner
  • 18:30 - Film @ Futureworks
  • 21:00 - Drinks
  • Friday
  • 08:00 - Breakfast
  • 09:00 - Departure for Alton Towers
  • 10:30 - Fun at Alton Towers
  • 17:30 - Departure from Alton Towers
  • 19:00 - Arrival back at hotels
  • 19:30 - Dinner
  • 21:00 - Boardgames and drinks
  • Saturday
  • 09:30 - Breakfast
  • 11:00 - Departure for Blackpool
  • 12:00 - Walk around Blackpool
  • 16:30 - Departure from Blackpool
  • 18:00 - Dinner
  • 20:00 - Drinks
  • Sunday
  • 09:30 - Breakfast
  • 11:00 - Departure for Liverpool or York
  • 12:00 - Walk around Liverpool or York
  • 17:00 - Departure from Liverpool or York
  • 18:30 - Dinner
  • 20:00 - Drinks
  • Monday
  • 09:00 - Breakfast
  • 10:30 - Hotel Checkout
  • 11:00 - Chill at airport until people have to go for check in
  • 19:00 - Raid time!