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The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby Frank the Younger » Sat Jan 16, 2016 11:39 am

I have been told that those in the shop are not arranging any events this year. :(

Therefore I an starting the discussion on the the date for the winter gathering with a suggestion of the weekend 26th- 27th November.

This is in the hope it can be settled quickly enough that we can all book accommodation/travel at the early cheap rates. :)
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby QueenOfElves » Mon Jan 18, 2016 08:29 pm

Does this mean Hogswatch is no more?

We've been wanting to come for several years but were unable to come in 2014.

Have the Emporium stopped doing events?
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby Frank the Younger » Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:34 pm

The implication was that it is only for this year BUT to find out the real answer you will have to ask them.

It may be that the reasons for this year will also apply next year, all I am doing is reporting what I have been told about Hogswatch 2016.
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby Shivers » Tue Jan 26, 2016 12:32 pm

QueenOfElves wrote:Does this mean Hogswatch is no more?

We've been wanting to come for several years but were unable to come in 2014.

Have the Emporium stopped doing events?


There was an 'I can't believe it's not Hogswatch' style event where we honoured all of our inner geeks in Christmassy fashion last year, not organised by the shop, so even if (and I really hope it's not the case), the Emporium don't do another Hogswatch or Spring Fling, there will likely be other unofficial opportunities to invade the lovely town of Wincanton and meet other Discworld fans.
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby Frank the Younger » Tue Jan 26, 2016 06:23 pm

Actually hogswatch is relatively easy we all know when it is so will turn up anyway but the spring event seems to be a bit more vague.
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby rentawitch » Thu Apr 07, 2016 01:28 am

Gathering of the Loonies Spring Thing is now 2nd May bank holiday aka Whitsun.
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby steeljam » Thu Apr 07, 2016 08:17 am

rentawitch wrote:Gathering of the Loonies Spring Thing is now 2nd May bank holiday aka Whitsun.

Do you mean the weekend of 30th April to 2nd May, being the first May Bank Holiday, or do you mean the second May Bank Holiday, being 28th May to 30th May?
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby Frank the Younger » Thu Apr 07, 2016 09:40 am

rentawitch wrote:Gathering of the Loonies Spring Thing is now 2nd May bank holiday aka Whitsun.


The first is the May bank holiday and the second is the Spring bank holiday according to my Google calendar.
I don't know which is Whitsunday.
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby Basement » Thu Apr 07, 2016 10:22 am

Gathering of the Loonies is Fri 27th May to Mon 30th May.

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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby phazedout » Thu Apr 07, 2016 04:51 pm

ah good, becuase that is when i have flights booked for. It would be embarrassing to turn up and only find our local winky residents there.
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby steeljam » Fri Apr 22, 2016 03:42 pm

Carol (phalarope), Paul (hanssolobiker) and I have arrived fashionably early for the event. Weather not too welcoming, but thankfully the natives are.
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri Apr 22, 2016 03:47 pm

steeljam wrote:Carol (phalarope), Paul (hanssolobiker) and I have arrived fashionably early for the event. Weather not too welcoming, but thankfully the natives are.
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Re: The Gathering of the Loonies 2016

Postby Grace Speaker » Fri May 27, 2016 04:35 pm

To everyone making the pilgrimage down to Wincanton this weekend - hope you have lots and lots of fun, drink, sing-songs, quizzes and miscellaneous meat products-inna-bun :thumbl:

Go shopping mad at The Emporium, but do try to leave them in possession of most of their body parts . . . or at least the right way up! :lol: And if anyone fancies themselves as a member of the Theives' Guild, be warned that Reb has friends in The Watch . . .

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