Short version: Dimension Jump XIV will be held at the Peterborough West Holiday Inn, from Friday 21st to Sunday 23rd September 2007.
Interesting that it’s on the same weekend as last year, there’s usually about 14 months between DJs. It’s quite a bad weekend for students, but every weekend is bad for someone. One thing that is bad for pretty much everyone, though, is the hotel. Yes, everyone in the world has the same opinion as me. This is the third straight year at Peterborough, so the third straight year of over-priced drinks being served by complete cunts, of shit food menus, and of having little or no alternative to paying the hotel’s extortionate rates due to being so far from the town centre, and of hotel bookings mysteriously going missing. Still, at least last year we discovered the Peterborough Ghost Walk – do join us at 4am on Saturday night for a trip to the woods.
DJ now has its own site, linked to from the main TORDFC one. Which, incidentally, has been redesigned based on the current BTLi skin. Yes, because a Proboards forum is really what you want to base your site design on, in space year 2007. Mind, the DJ site is even worse. Surely, you’d expect to be able to go on the site and see instantly what weekend DJ is. Erm, no, you have to click on ‘Registration’. Surely, though, the venue will either be on the front page, or the registration page. Nope, that’s nowhere to be seen until the ‘Hotel Booking’ page. Still, at least the booking process box on the front page is extremely helpful. Step One – click ‘Step One’. Step Two – click ‘Step Two’. You can work out the rest of the controls for yourself. Also, following this process, you read the Terms and Conditions of the weekend *after* you’ve registered and booked the hotel. Because that’s how transactions work. And the info on Previous DJs in ‘coming soon’, despite all the content having been around for *years*.
Sigh. Last year’s DJ was fantastic. Truly excellent, and easily the best one of the four I’ve been to. I’m looking forward to this one an extraordinary amount, and would recommend it to everyone who has even a passing interest in Red Dwarf. But they’re hardly getting that message across on the website. Still, book your DJ place. Book it now. Do it. DO it. Do IT. DO IT.