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Who's In For Edinburgh on 14th September?

lady_of_clunn and I have looked at the results of the poll, consulted our calendars, and she's made contact with possible venues. The best looking date for a meet-up seems to be the weekend of the 14th September. The most popular city to meet in is Edinburgh.

We are looking to book somewhere to fangirl/boy together on the Saturday night. We are also thinking about doing a Harry Potter tour of the city during the day on Saturday. We can keep things open for anyone who wants to organise large or small groups doing anything else on the Friday night and Sunday morning.

Obviously, some of our activities will be adult in tone, but lady_of_clunn and I will both have under 16s with us as well, so some events and activities will be family-friendly. Anyone else who wants to bring their kids along is welcome to as long as the kids are either old enough to be left alone on the Saturday night, or you can organise babysitting for them.

We need to get an idea of numbers so that we can book the right venue. Please can you comment to this post to let us know whether you are a 'yes', 'no' or 'maybe' for Saturday 14th. Please can you let your f-list know that this is going on, too, and link them to this post, so that we can try to gather as many people as possible. We are going to try to keep the costs down and the more people we divide the room hire between, the less it costs everyone.

This would also be a good place to comment if you have any ideas for activities on the Saturday night(do you want games, quizzes or other fun stuffs?) and things to do for the rest of the time.

We will make another post about the various venue options when we have a rough idea of how many people we might be talking about.

Comments

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lordes
Jun. 10th, 2013 01:32 pm (UTC)
YES. YES. Double YES!

Is this definite? If so I'm going to book my ticket already!!!
slashweasleymod
Jun. 10th, 2013 02:12 pm (UTC)
Yes it's definite even if it's only you, me and her!
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sabethea
Jun. 10th, 2013 04:21 pm (UTC)
I'm a maybe, but a hopeful maybe. I was supposed to be going to a meet-up in June but it's been cancelled, so... maybe?

A couple of things, though - I'm disabled: would anyone be okay to push my wheelchair round if we went on a tour? Or, if that's not okay, making sure the Saturday night venue was close to a bus route or something? I know I'm needy - sorry. :(

Also, if anyone else was staying over-night somewhere, it might be cheaper to do it as a joint thing?
wwmrsweasleydo
Jun. 10th, 2013 06:31 pm (UTC)
I'm sure the wheelchair won't be a problem and you'll have lots of volunteers to help with it. I certainly will (& I'm bringing a couple of girl guides with me who are very good at being helpful.)

We will sort out accommodation things later, but we'll certainly try to get reductions for block bookings and pair up people who want to room share and things like that.

The venues we are looking at are all central and thus close to hotels etc. I'll probably be driving up and so will have the car with me if that helps, too.

We will do whatever it takes to make this possible for you. I'd really like to meet you in person!

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lordes
Jun. 10th, 2013 07:36 pm (UTC)
YEAH VLORA!!! *cheers* *clings* I'll drag you dare if I have to!
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slyth_wolf
Jun. 10th, 2013 09:13 pm (UTC)
Remus_lover and I would love to attend :D
wwmrsweasleydo
Jun. 10th, 2013 09:29 pm (UTC)
Yay!
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vix_spes
Jun. 10th, 2013 10:27 pm (UTC)
I really want to say definitely yes at the moment but I don't think I can as various things are a bit up in the air at the moment. However, I'll put it in my diary and try to wangle things somehow.

Essentially, put me down as a maybe please ... I've missed everyone so much and really want to come!
lordes
Jul. 24th, 2013 06:37 pm (UTC)
Ooooh will you? I've missed you woman! say yes say yes!
scarletladyy
Jun. 10th, 2013 11:08 pm (UTC)
Kai and I are maybe's :) It depends whether we can afford it, which we're still looking at :) But now we have a date, it's should be easier :)

We've missed everyone loads and would absolutely love to come, so hopefully we can! :)

Thank you for organising this! ♥
tuawahine
Jun. 11th, 2013 12:15 am (UTC)
ME! I want to come!
I completely fail at LJ this year and missed out on voting, but yay for meetup. I can give you a definite yes in two weeks. (Ahem, when I'm back from my two-week vacation to Scotland and can say whether I can afford flying over three times in six months.)
lordes
Jul. 24th, 2013 06:36 pm (UTC)
Can you make it? Can you can you? :D
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missingkeys
Jun. 11th, 2013 06:55 am (UTC)
Whee, meetups! I can't promise, but I'd love to come so if you could put me down as a maybe that'd be grand. <3
lady_of_clunn
Jun. 11th, 2013 05:36 pm (UTC)
*twirls you*

Oh, yes, yes, a thousand times yes!
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reetinkerbell
Jun. 11th, 2013 10:25 am (UTC)
I would love to go, but I'm not sure what my job situation will be like in September and if I can get away (I would need to fly out for the weekend, which wouldn't be much of a hardship as I *love* Edinburgh) but also, I'm not sure if I know anyone who will be going, as I'm mainly a Draco/Hermione shipper. Living in Europe though, I can't easily go to Cons in the US, and this will be the closest best thing, but I've never been to one before (I saw the post on luciusbigbang).

Will there be a lot of other people who won't know each other/know each other very little?
lady_of_clunn
Jun. 11th, 2013 05:53 pm (UTC)
When I went to the first meetup, one friend and I were the only people from the het side of fandom but it wasn't a problem at all!

It was great fun and I am sure this time there will be new faces and also people who hadn't had the chance to interact a lot since the other meetups were relatively big (about 65 people last time, I think).

We'd love to have you here, in any case!
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clockworkwasp
Jun. 11th, 2013 05:39 pm (UTC)
I'm a maybe.
lady_of_clunn
Jun. 11th, 2013 05:55 pm (UTC)
*makes puppy dog eyes at you*

Anything I can do to make this a yes?

:)
lazy_neutrino
Jun. 11th, 2013 08:23 pm (UTC)
Yes!
lady_of_clunn
Jun. 12th, 2013 09:34 pm (UTC)
YAY!!
reetinkerbell
Jun. 12th, 2013 05:34 am (UTC)
I'm making a new comment just to keep it separate; is there a "final" date when you have to decide yes or no for sure, as a maybe? Like before you/whoever is in charge of that actually books the venue?
lady_of_clunn
Jun. 12th, 2013 09:33 pm (UTC)
Spontaneous attendance should not be a problem as long as it's not, well, everybody ;)

The venues we are looking at right now are fairly flexible but we do need a general overview soon-ish, just to make sure that we don't book something way too big or way too small.
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starstruck1986
Jun. 16th, 2013 07:14 pm (UTC)
A maybe here. I should drop in to LJ more often as I didn't know this was going on...

Living at the other end of the country is likely to put a dampener on it though. Shame it's not the month after as I'm in Northumberland on holiday then.</p>

I will think about it. :)

wwmrsweasleydo
Jun. 25th, 2013 08:08 am (UTC)
I really hope you can come!
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chthonya
Jun. 17th, 2013 10:09 am (UTC)
Thanks so much for organising this. I'll be there. :)
wwmrsweasleydo
Jun. 25th, 2013 08:09 am (UTC)
Brilliant!
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wwmrsweasleydo
Jun. 25th, 2013 08:10 am (UTC)
It would be great to see you there!
lullabylily
Jun. 19th, 2013 05:51 am (UTC)
Oh, I'm always up a for a Harry Potter meetup! And Edinburgh is a lovely city! September is going to be a really busy time for me at work though, so I'm a maybe. I'll check flights etc to see if it would be worth just coming for the weekend (maybe taking either Friday or Monday off)
wwmrsweasleydo
Jun. 25th, 2013 08:11 am (UTC)
I really hope you can make it.
impysh
Jun. 19th, 2013 03:59 pm (UTC)
Maybe...It's been far too long since I met up with fandom folks x
impysh
Jun. 20th, 2013 02:23 pm (UTC)
...And no. Just realised I have other commitments that day. Dammit!

Hope you all have a lovely time x
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utteramusement
Jun. 24th, 2013 11:14 pm (UTC)
I feel like a faker since I'm so far gone from fandom it's crazy but I love you guys and this is so much fun? *Internal crisis*
wwmrsweasleydo
Jun. 25th, 2013 08:07 am (UTC)
Yes! Please come. I want to see you again!!!!!!
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writcraft
Jul. 5th, 2013 06:35 am (UTC)
I would love to come to this, but I just don't think I can make this date, even with some shuffling around of things.

I'm hoping to arrange a London-based meet up before the end of the year though if anyone is keen.

Have a fantastic time!!! <3
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