[Hypothetical] ShetCon

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[Hypothetical] ShetCon

#1 Postby Wiggy » Mon Jul 16, 2007 9:47 am

This is in the very early stages, and is primarily aimed more at Scottish (and our southern English neighbor) fans.

There is a small gaming community on Shetland and we're in the very early stages of organizing a get-together. Calling it a convention may be stretching things a little...

What I'm trying to find out at this stage is whether any UK Savages would even consider attending for a one (maybe two) day get-together.

It would likely be autumn/winter, when the ferry prices drop to more sensible levels.

Getting here can be expensive unless you catch the overnight ferry, which naturally might rule out many who would consider it otherwise. For Yanks (and indeed most other folk), the costs would be astronomical unless you just happen to be in the region of Aberdeen and fancy 12 hours on a ship in storm-wracked seas.

There's no real benefits to mainlanders coming all this way, other than the chance to game with the locals and maybe swag a prize or some freebies (I'll be talking to Simon about this). Of course, I'm also very likely to tell any attendees about some secret, future projects as a bonus ;)

Anyway, all I'm after is a general yay or nay from the Scots on the forum. Others may "yay" or "maybe" if they want, but I'll assume the vast majority of answers will be "no" or "where?"

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#2 Postby Magnus » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:21 am

I would love to make it part of our autumn/winter hollidays. My girlfriend and I work during the summer hollidays so we usually take a break in the autumn or winter. We have long talked about going to see Scotland and the Shetlands.
Let me know when you have a more precise date...

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#3 Postby discuit » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:26 am

If you build it they..err i mean i, will come! :ninja:

Sounds awesome Wiggy, hope the plans come to fruition! :1beerchug: ---> :1dance:

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#4 Postby Boulder » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:29 am

I'd be there...if I could afford the trip.

I've always wanted to see Scotland. But alas...
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#5 Postby Kalan » Mon Jul 16, 2007 10:58 am

Magnus wrote:I would love to make it part of our autumn/winter hollidays. My girlfriend and I work during the summer hollidays so we usually take a break in the autumn or winter. We have long talked about going to see Scotland and the Shetlands.
Let me know when you have a more precise date...

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I second this as well...while things aren't quite stable enough for us here yet to afford a vacation...one place we always wanted to goto was Scotland, so a side trek to Shetland for a get together would be good for us...

And 'sides, also gives us an excuse to do some relational type visiting with my family in the UK...make it a proper holiday ;)
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#6 Postby Noshrok Grimskull » Mon Jul 16, 2007 12:10 pm

Well, it would be far more affordable for me than a trip to any US-based Con, so I might keep an eye one this, too.
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#7 Postby Wiggy » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:41 pm

Boulder wrote:I'd be there...if I could afford the trip.

I've always wanted to see Scotland. But alas...


You won't see much of Scotland from way up here :)


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#8 Postby Wiggy » Mon Jul 16, 2007 5:44 pm

Noshrok Grimskull wrote:Well, it would be far more affordable for me than a trip to any US-based Con, so I might keep an eye one this, too.


Best bet is to fly into Aberdeen if you can, then either fly to Shetland (good buses into town from the airport) or catch the ferry from Aberdeen straight into the capital. Off the ferry at 0730, game, back on by 1930 if you wanted :)

Wife and I are going back south soon to see the folks and attend GenCon UK. With special island-local discount, it still cost us nearly $1000 (not each) to get from here to Bristol (via Aberdeen).


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#9 Postby Shinobi » Wed Jul 18, 2007 4:22 am

I would love to come.......... but it'd be more expensive for me than even the Yanks LOL

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#10 Postby Maenoferren » Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:27 pm

I should be able to make it! :oops:

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#11 Postby Wiggy » Mon Jul 30, 2007 4:57 am

Maenoferren wrote:I should be able to make it! :oops:


I should hope so, so you're on the committee :smile:


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#12 Postby discuit » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:34 am

I know everyone is busy with cons etc, but as there been any progress/deision made about this?

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#13 Postby Wiggy » Sun Aug 19, 2007 7:49 am

No, not yet. We're hoping for three or four tables (yes, small con) and two games at each table during the day.

One Savage Worlds table for sure (prob. Maenoffren GMing--he doesn't know that yet), one probably d20 for the other gaming group I'm in, one for anyone else who wants to run a game of anything, and I might be allowed to use the fourth to playtest a future project I've been working on. (If not, I'll run some other SW). There is also a local Warhammer group, so we will likely invite them to join us for the day.

Have to arrange a committe meeting soon and get prices for a large room for the day. Two other guys are interested in helping arrange it, so we do have some progress.

Just a reminder, though, this will be a very small gathering and getting here can be expensive. Not trying to put anyone off--just keeping things in context :)

The current plan is a one-day event. This allows folk to travel up on the boat, game for about 8-10 hours, and then catch the boat home to Aberdeen that night.

IF it all goes ahead, then we're hoping Simon will join us as well. We're also hoping to get some SW goodies to give away or auction off for charity, but won't know until after GenCon UK.


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#14 Postby Magnus » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:48 am

discuit wrote:I know everyone is busy with cons etc, but as there been any progress/deision made about this?

Thanks,

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What Wayne said...

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#15 Postby Wiggy » Thu Aug 23, 2007 6:48 am

Have you read my post dated just a few days ago? :)


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#16 Postby Magnus » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:33 am

Wiggy wrote:Have you read my post dated just a few days ago? :)
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Yes, I just wanted to let you know that interest has not vained across the North Sea either... ;)

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#17 Postby Boulder » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:10 am

Wiggy wrote:
Boulder wrote:I'd be there...if I could afford the trip.

I've always wanted to see Scotland. But alas...


You won't see much of Scotland from way up here :)


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Well I could get there a couple days early.

Besides, I've heard stories about you and the ponies. I've got to see if they're true. :P
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#18 Postby Kalan » Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:19 am

I'm still game for...games...but unfortunately not until next year :(
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#19 Postby discuit » Sun Sep 23, 2007 4:06 pm

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