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  • #202475
    Jo
    Participant

    I’ve just realised that I haven’t yet posted in the forum about the next Dimension Jump weekend. I know there has been a post on the front page, as well as the odd mention of it here and there, but I thought I should post here so I can update you as and when new guests are announced. Also I want to see who from G&T is going to be attending :-D

    When: Friday 3rd – Sunday 5th May 2013
    Where: Holiday Inn, Birmingham City Centre. UK
    Guests: Craig Charles, Chris Barrie, Danny John-Jules, Robert Llewellyn, Tony Hawks, Rebecca Blackstone and Bill Pearson. (Further guests will be announced over the coming weeks)
    Price: £65 TORDFC Members/ £80 Non-members (Children 5 and under go free)

    Full details, hotel info and T&Cs can be found on the dedicated DJ site: http://dimensionjump.info/

    #202476

    Count me in! I’m going to enter the costume competition as Rob Grant.

    #202477
    Ridley
    Participant

    I forsee blackface Duane Dibbley getting into an argument with one of the Taiwan Tonys.

    #202490
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Single accommodations are a bit steep; any women want to share a room?

    #202494
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    That technique has never worked for me.

    #202519
    mick
    Participant

    I’ll be raiding my penny jar for the train ticket and sleeping in the bar again, see you all there!

    EDIT: I recently watched back the video I shot at DJ 2007 and realised that it’s all of such a nature that I can never make it publicly available :(

    #202522
    MANI506
    Participant

    I have a wedding which I have to go to on May 4th otherwise I would be there. Might see if I can work around it but not looking good.

    #202523

    Indeed Mick, some of it was included in that Jimmy Savile documentary.

    #202527
    mick
    Participant

    A good portion of it is like a scene from paranormal activity, Ian’s performance is exceptional.

    #202529
    si
    Participant

    Oh, I’d like to see your vid, Mick. 2007 was the last DJ I got to, and God knows when I’ll get down again. (That’s not me complaining, honest)

    #202532
    ori-STUDFARM
    Participant

    I will be attending with my family….sort of. My wife and one of the kids will be shopping whilst I will be at the convention with the other kid. The plan is to periodically swap kids so that both get to experience about half of the convention. But I suspect that we may actually just all spend a lot of time sat in the bar together…

    As the Holiday Inn doesn’t do family rooms, it works out a bit too expensive and so we will be staying elsewhere.

    Have family tickets for the convention ever been considered? I suggest this purely from a selfish point of view of course. In a couple of years or so, it won’t really matter to me :)

    #202538

    I’m booking into a charming gothic nightmare of a hotel a solid fifteen minutes walk away at the back end of an industrial estate.

    #202556
    Jo
    Participant

    Have family tickets for the convention ever been considered? I suggest this purely from a selfish point of view of course.

    I can’t speak for DJs prior to November 2007, but it’s not something we’ve considered since I’ve been on the team. Honestly, I think the tickets are already pretty good value when you compare them to other conventions.

    In a couple of years or so, it won’t really matter to me :)

    Sinister! :-S

    #202557
    Jo
    Participant

    I’m booking into a charming gothic nightmare of a hotel a solid fifteen minutes walk away at the back end of an industrial estate.

    Amusingly, that place was one we were originally considering as an alternative venue, but for various factors, including its distance from the centre and the industrial estate location, we decided against it.

    #202621
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Booked. :-) Havnt been for years. Time for my Third Jump. See you all there.

    #202624
    Ben Kirkham
    Participant

    “I forsee blackface Duane Dibbley getting into an argument with one of the Taiwan Tonys.”

    I went to College with blackface Duane Dibbley! That photo I saw of him as Duane made me jump for two reasons haha!

    #202645
    Jo
    Participant

    I went to College with blackface Duane Dibbley! That photo I saw of him as Duane made me jump for two reasons haha!

    Did he carry that old man puppet around college with him?

    #202646
    Ben Kirkham
    Participant

    No, but it was probably on his bedroom wall!

    #203635
    Jo
    Participant

    Current confirmed DJXVII guest list in a lovely picture format:

    #203640
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >That technique has never worked for me.

    Hah. Looks like it didn’t work for me either. I may finally have to sign up at TOS forum.

    #203641
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    Nice Montage. :-) Cant wait.

    Bill Pearson raising his eyebrows there in shock of being starred at by a mad goth Rebecca.

    #203730
    Ben Kirkham
    Participant

    Damn, young Rimmer’s quite fit, isn’t he?

    #203734
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Barring unforeseen expenses, knock wood, I will be traversing a few thousand miles to attend …

    #203735
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I’m opening a book on how many times we can get Bill to say “annihilator” over the course of the weekend.

    #203749
    hummingbird
    Participant

    Oooh. I might actually be able to make it. Huzzah, etc.

    #203753
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > Barring unforeseen expenses, knock wood, I will be traversing a few thousand miles to attend …

    Annie, would you be willing to split the cost of a double room with me? I don’t snore, stink or hog the shower. :)

    Finding a roomie might mean the difference between my attending and not attending – but if you don’t want to share or are already bringing someone, no prob.

    #203758
    Jo
    Participant

    >Barring unforeseen expenses, knock wood, I will be traversing a few thousand miles to attend …
    >Oooh. I might actually be able to make it. Huzzah, etc.

    Excellent!

    >Annie, would you be willing to split the cost of a double room with me?
    Just FYI: the hotel advised me that any double room can be turned into a twin and vice versa (same price) if that helps at all? :-)

    #203762
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Mabel – I have someone who is pretty sure she’s going who would be rooming with me. If there’s any way to fit three people into one room, you could stay with us, though. I don’t know what the Holiday Inn rooms are like – I can check to see if they have rollaways to bring into the room or a sofa in there.

    See, if this is possible, that way if she doesn’t make it, you can have the other bed … and if she does, you’d still have a place to sleep and only a third of the room cost. Let me email my contact at the hotel and ask about it. :-D

    #203763
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Thanks!

    #203866
    StephenSimpson
    Participant

    I will be in attendance. Hazzah!

    #203878
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Mabel, I am told there are not to be three people in a room. I don’t know if this means “no, there’s really not room for a third adult” or, as we say in the good old USA, “as long as the place doesn’t burn down in the middle of the night leaving us an adult corpse we don’t have on record, or you don’t break a bone and sue us, we can look the other way.” Not being British or familiar at all with Birmingham, I simply can’t say which. :-(

    #203884
    mick
    Participant

    Sleep in the bar with me! :-D

    #203885
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    You smooth bastard.

    #203891
    mick
    Participant

    Like a pâté made from tarmac.

    #203892
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Thanks for checking that out for me, Annie. Too bad.

    Mick – tempting as that offer is, I don’t fly 5400 miles with no bed waiting for me on the other side. I learned that lesson in Amsterdam.

    #203894
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Well, since a double can be converted to two twin beds, I don’t mind sharing with a guy, either.

    #203896
    takerdemon
    Participant

    As long as I’m not attacked over the holidays by a pan-dimensional liquid beast from the Mogadon cluster then I’m going to 100% be attending DJ. Since I’m a long time dwarfer that’s dreamed of going to DJ after seeing it on the Smeg Up/Out VHS tapes, I feel like it’s finally time to man up and go. I’m quite apprehensive about going there solo and not knowing a soul but hopefully some of you will at least throw me a friendly glance when we’re there so I can imagine I have a friend.

    In regards to room sharing and stuff… I plan to book my tickets and room come January when that pesky holiday is out of the way. I’m a pretty normal 28 year old male so if anyone wants to share then I’m open to the suggestion if it helps make it affordable for someone else. If not, I’ll have a nice big room to myself.

    In regards to DJ, any advice for a n00b attending? Want to make the most of it.

    #203897
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >In regards to DJ, any advice for a n00b attending? Want to make the most of it.

    If the DwarfCasts are to be believed, it is very difficult to NOT have a good time. But I will leave this to be answered more specifically by people who have actually attended.

    > if anyone wants to share then I’m open to the suggestion if it helps make it affordable for someone else.

    Me?

    #203901
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Mabel, if you do set a room with a guy and my roommate doesn’t pan out for some reason and you’d rather stay with another woman, that offer is open. That is, of course, assuming I can go (which I’m planning to, but it’s not just right up the road and stuff can happen between now and then).

    #203902
    Jo
    Participant

    >I plan to book my tickets and room come January when that pesky holiday is out of the way.

    The hotel don’t take the money for the room until you check-out, so I recommend booking your room ASAP. :)

    #203903
    Sarah
    Participant

    Holiday Inn told me that we couldn’t have 3 in a room, phoned again and a different person then told us that a 15 year old could stay in the same room as us (as per previous 2 DJ’s, they either bring in an extra single or use the sofa). 2nd person tried charging us £90 for a ‘family’ room, 3rd person charged us less.
    It might be worth phoning them again, if you get the right person …… lol

    #203906
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Ah, so it’s the “just don’t let us know a third person is in there” Option 2.

    I suppose that’s something to keep in mind Mabel, should other plans fall through. ;-)

    #203922
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Or it could have just been because the 15-year-old was a minor…

    (And Red Dwarf is a mining ship… *groan*)

    That’s very nice of you, Annie. Please do keep me updated as things get more settled. :)

    #203946
    Sarah
    Participant

    Lol

    #203948
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    #203949
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Ben, you *have* to attend. We’ve never managed to meet up here in LA, and if I meet everybody halfway around the world but not the one G&Ter who lives 45 minutes away from me, well that’s just ridiculous.

    #203953
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    I don’t have the money, sadly. That may change come the new year, depending on stuff, but for now I’m assuming it’s not going to happen. Which is a shame.

    You should go to Gallifrey One, Mabel. I’m going in February.

    #204016
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > You should go to Gallifrey One, Mabel. I’m going in February.

    It’s sold out, according to the website (and it’s no wonder, looking at the guest list). Too bad, although I don’t think I could have justified two such big-ticket luxuries in a 3-month span anyway. But I could meet you some place near there, like the Melody bar on Sepulveda.

    #204017
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Danny, what’s the best way to send you arrangements? I’ve finally rewritten one that was lost with my stolen laptop. It’s a jpeg image of a hand-written part :( but it’s still legible and the best I can do, having no access to a sequencer or music-writing software. BTW, you’re welcome to make any changes you want.

    #204027
    Ben Paddon
    Participant

    But I could meet you some place near there, like the Melody bar on Sepulveda.

    Or just come to the hotel on Saturday night! A bunch of us usually hang out in the lobby drinking (the night is affectionately nicknamed “LobbyCon”).

    Or, yeah, there are bars we can meet up in.

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