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  • #204035
    takerdemon
    Participant

    Going back a bit up this thread but what the hell! Thanks everyone for those nuggets of advice.

    Jo – thanks for the heads up, will book the room today!

    Mabel – yes, I’ll get a double room for myself anyway so if you find yourself in need, we can turn this into a twin :-)

    #204040
    Seb Patrick
    Keymaster

    I’ve done the “more people staying in a room than it’s technically booked for” thing in the past at DJ with few problems. I think we had three of us in a twin at the first Birmingham one, and there were about six of us in one room at the last Peterborough, as I recall.

    So long as you sort out your key distribution and whatnot, it’s not really difficult. The hotel won’t pay much attention so long as you’re careful about packing stuff up when they come to clean.

    The only issue is with breakfast, really. The buffet breakfast at the holiday inn is excellent, and not to be missed, but obviously you’ll only get two seats with a room for two people.

    #204060
    Sarah
    Participant

    How many people can fit into one of their king sized beds? They are rather huge beds.

    #204098
    Ben Kirkham
    Participant

    “How many people can fit into one of their king sized beds? ”

    Six is comfortable, eight is a crowd.

    #204100
    anniescribe
    Participant

    A far better question would be, how many people want to fit into one of their king sized beds?

    #204109
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Ben – Hooray! See you there. :)

    takerdemon – Thanks! You’ve got yourself a roomie. :) I might still move in with Annie if her friend can’t come, but you are Plan A.

    OH MY GOD IM ACTUALLY GOING TO A DJ!!!111!!!!!!1
    (sry rong thred)

    #204287
    takerdemon
    Participant

    I’ve never been plan A before! Awesome!

    #204360
    anniescribe
    Participant

    BUT YOU CAN COME DRINK WITH US, MABEL. (Or I may have to come drink with you, since that sounds like I am severely overestimating my popularity with crowds. And I am. LOL)

    #204366
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Oh I definitely shall. :) By the time that weekend rolls around I will have spent four months as a substitute school music teacher. I will be needing several drinks.

    #204396
    Blisschick
    Participant

    Desperately want to attend, but desperately need a job to do it. It is my goal to get there before either I or the cast are too old to attend.

    #204397
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    *fingers crossed*

    #204697
    takerdemon
    Participant

    Hey Mabel,

    I’ve changed my room from a double to a twin so you’re all set. If you do go with others (and don’t feel bad if you do), just let me know so I can change it back to a double.

    Room is booked for the Friday and Saturday night.

    Also… I’ve driving up from Hertfordshire (just outside the city). If peeps are interested in carpooling (no on camera interview I promise) then let me know as I’m open to suggestions.

    #204702
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Are there particular sights to see or things you locals would recommend to an out-of-country-er to do around Birmingham after the convention, to maximize the money they’ve spent to get there without a great deal more debt to the trip? :-D

    #204711
    Ian Symes
    Keymaster

    There’s Villa Park – home of the finest football team in the country. Don’t listen to what any other British people tell you – they’re definitely the best team in the country.

    There’s plenty to do in the city – a huge shopping centre if that’s your thing, the best curries in the country (not hyperbole, they actually are) and the Chinese quarter right next to the hotel is great too. You’re not too far from Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon (home of Shakespeare).

    #204713
    Jonathan Capps
    Keymaster

    Stratford-upon-Avon (home of Shakespeare).

    Not any more, though.

    #204721
    Ben Kirkham
    Participant

    “There’s Villa Park – home of the finest football team in the country. Don’t listen to what any other British people tell you – they’re definitely the best team in the country.

    There’s plenty to do in the city – a huge shopping centre if that’s your thing, the best curries in the country (not hyperbole, they actually are) and the Chinese quarter right next to the hotel is great too. You’re not too far from Warwick Castle and Stratford-upon-Avon (home of Shakespeare).”

    I live in Stoke, where there’s… a… I mean, they have… um… oh, fuck it, go to Birmingham.

    #204727
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    and the Chinese quarter right next to the hotel is great too.

    A thousand times this. We went for a chinese before the madness that was DJXVI and it was amazing!!!!

    #204728
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    and the Chinese quarter right next to the hotel is great too.

    A thousand times this. We went for a chinese before the madness that was DJXVI and it was amazing!!!!

    #204729
    Ben Kirkham
    Participant

    You can say that again.

    #204731
    Pecospete666
    Participant

    Photobucket Pictures, Images and Photos

    #204739
    si
    Participant

    *Resists*

    *Easily*

    #204747
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >> Stratford-upon-Avon (home of Shakespeare).

    > Not any more, though.

    Fun fact: if the Shakespeare family had remained in the village where John Shakespeare grew up, Will would be known today as the “Bard of Snitterfield.” (Bryson, p. 32) (just happen to be reading this currently) (sorry)

    #204767
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Hmm, lots of suggestions to write down!

    #204860
    StephenSimpson
    Participant

    “There’s Villa Park – home of the finest football team in the country. Don’t listen to what any other British people tell you – they’re definitely the best team in the country.”

    Ignore this man. He know not what he sayeth.

    #204911
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    “I’m sorry, [name of boss]. I can’t attend faculty enrichment training on May 3. I have a family reunion.”

    Congratulations. You all have just adopted me.

    #204915
    anniescribe
    Participant

    I’ll start an argument at dinner about the last election, to do my part for it, Mabel. :-D

    #204921
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    What I’ll really need is a picture of me and Auntie Annie as proof. Practice looking gangly and gormless so he’ll believe we’re related. :)

    #204928
    takerdemon
    Participant

    Will gladly soil myself during the festivities so I can be the token drunken relative! Unnecessary? Perhaps but I’m a method actor!

    #204934
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Hooray!

    #205852
    anniescribe
    Participant

    Well, being the cheap bastard I am, I just got round to ordering my plane ticket for May. Knock wood, I won’t have to cancel, and will be able to really be there …

    #205856
    Karnie
    Participant

    Genuinely upset I can’t make it, unless they invent teleportation by then, making airfares plummet in price….

    #206358
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > 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”)

    Ben – See you there!

    #206454
    Phil 4Q2B
    Participant

    With regards to sharing, if anyone is interested I’ll be in my room covered in taramasolata

    #206738
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    Regarding the planned drunken singalong: Irish tunes are good. I can do the fiddle parts.

    #206740
    Ian Blundell
    Participant

    This years DJ shall be my first one.

    Although am not happy I didn’t win the logo competition. Maybe not entering had something to do with it.

    #206753
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    This years, will be my third. Did one of the really early ones in the 90’s. And one last decade towards the end of the DVD release era. Both were, good, and as trilogies go part three looks to be best yet for me. See you there.

    #206755
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    >Although am not happy I didn’t win the logo competition. Maybe not entering had something to do with it.

    Even if you had entered, that logo is made of win. My first stop is the merch booth for a D-D-Dimension Jump XVII T-shirt. And the best part: first T-Shirt ever where it won’t matter if I spill food down the front.

    Jonsmad, What was DJ like in the 90’s?

    #206794
    Ian Blundell
    Participant

    >Even if you had entered, that logo is made of win.

    Ye couldn’t agree more. Maybe next year, ay!

    #206796
    MANI506
    Participant

    I went to DJ 97, 98 and 09.

    At 97 I met my best friends.

    At 98 Elvis told me I was beautiful.

    At 09 Craig Charles was a legend.

    Can’t go this year. Wedding of someone I met at DJ 97 to go to!

    #206797
    MANI506
    Participant

    DJ in the 90s was very similar to now, except now there is twitter.

    #206804
    Jonsmad
    Participant

    The DJ I went to in the 90’s Mabel. Was the first one I had been to, and the first sci fi or comedy event thing I had ever been to. It was Northampton near me, I think In 94. I enjoyed the experience. I remember being thrilled to meet Peter Wragg, who was there with Rocky or Rocket or someone like that who helped him, and both the Q and A was good and better was the feeling standing around afterwards in the bar with these people them going on about working on the show and bitching about things and stuff that went wrong, it felt like a priviledge to be so close to people who made something you love to watch, Wragg was a mixture of nerves and charm. And Danny was the guest from the cast, again the fact I even managed to say “hello” to Danny just made my whole year etc. The first famous person I ever met. The fans were fun, meeting people was easy, it was a fun party, It wasn’t super busy yet as an event, people bonded quickly
    and had fun, I cant remember much event wise beyond those Q and A’s. there was probably a quiz or something. I remember a viewing room constantly showing episodes. And I think we got a showing of
    something of the series 6 deleted scene thing from the forthcoming smeg video vhs, first. This was before
    the internet or ever getting to see so much behind the scenes. They had a guy who was building a hitch hikers like database by going to conventions and getting people to write stuff. Sort of like a Wikipedia in a suitcase I guess, which at the time I thought was genius, and I joined in. And I think they had jane klick as a guest, which at the time I thought personally was a fucking shit thing to have. I went to it with a school friend who was a fan, and he spent the whole weekend trying to pull the freakiest looking fan girl there, and I saw very little of him, as he sat up one corner with her the whole weekend. I had a brilliant brilliant time with fans. And I have little doubt that in the scheme of DJ’s it was probably the least good dimension jump ever.

    2005 I think was my 2nd. I must have been on G&T by then, but I don’t think I had really spoken to anyone on here much. It was Peterborough, found it a bit harder to meet people, going alone to that one, but struck up a couple of friend ships, and everyone still really nice, but I think I might have taken an early night rather than throw myself into the full partying of the disco it got a bit too much perhaps. The Q and A’s and guests, where fantastic, the whole thing had come on massively clearly since the early days. Being in the same room as Rimmer etc, was just another level, there was costume laughs, games, a great quiz, stuff from the 7 documentary first showing. Chloe, and norman I think, and danny. Loads of the model unit guys plus their squirrel? Great Merchandise. aitographs were now organised and something everyone got, rather than just buggig the cast member afterwards. Brilliant auction. They sold the emo hawk! I won dougs copys of series 1dvds. The test pressings. And back to reality script. And I got mistaken for jonathan capps. Cus im called Jonathan and I was wearing a cap. But sadly I still had to pay up, I couldn’t palm the bill off onto him.
    We got to see the other fan films that didn’t get on the dvd, cus they just weren’t as good as the movie yeah no.
    And I remember sitting in the bar re-enacting someone script of a show they had won, with all of us reading
    the lines etc, which was a laugh. Despite not fully engaging with the event, I still found it twice as good as the first one I had been to. I have again no doubt that DJ has suppassed this event since.

    So this year, I know a few names from this forum, get to say hello hello mabel, the G&T team etc I’ve come to regard now as people I’ve met, one of my very best friends is coming with her daughter, and ive 2 other friends from my circles, independently going, since Red Dwarf X sucked people back to their interest in Dwarf. And then there is that line up. The full cast is coming! yay!!!!! loads of series X guest stars!!! yay!!! norman isn’t. yay!!!!!! it’s all good. Set to be the best yet for me. I cant wait. 6 Weeks!!

    #206811
    Danny Stephenson
    Keymaster

    We got to see the other fan films that didn’t get on the dvd, cus they just weren’t as good as the movie yeah no.

    HEY!!!!!…

    ..but yes, you’re right, there was a reason they won…

    #206815
    HelloMabel
    Participant

    > jane klick

    Another person I unsuccessfully Googled. Who the smeg is this?

    #206817
    si
    Participant

    Jane Killick is a journalist and writer. She used to write a lot for the Smegazine, and has written a Red Dwarf episode Guide called ‘Stasis Leaked!’

    :)

    #206818
    Jawscvmcdia
    Participant

    First timer here :D Hopefully it’ll be cool to meet fellow fans of the show :)

    #206825
    takerdemon
    Participant

    Lots of first timers for DJ (of which I’m one) though I’m apprehensive about freshman style initiation! Hopefully we’re not required to be bent over and used as a toast rack.

    #206829
    Pete Part Three
    Participant

    >written a Red Dwarf episode Guide called ‘Stasis Leaked!’

    Anyone got this? Isn’t it just republished stuff from Smegazine?

    #206830
    si
    Participant

    I’ve got a copy of the first volume, not read it for a while. I think it’s just for series one, and also includes some of her smegazine work, but I honestly can’t remember. I believe she’s written an expanded edition since, though.

    #206832
    Alex
    Participant

    >Anyone got this? Isn’t it just republished stuff from Smegazine?

    Yeah, I reviewed it on Gazpacho Soup a while ago.

    Jane Killick – Stasis Leaked Complete: The Unofficial Behind The Scenes Guide To Red Dwarf (Book Review)

    #206833
    Jawscvmcdia
    Participant

    If anyone wants to meet up there, it’d be great to hang out with new people! :)

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