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Eurobash 2011 - The Full Story
« on: December 28, 2010, 04:11:46 PM »
Saturday April 30th, Sunday May 1st and Monday May 2nd.

(The Monday being a public holiday in Belgium, as it is in the UK)

It is the weekend after Easter weekend - Good Friday is April 22nd and Easter Monday is April 25th


Venue will again be St Niklaas.
Other details will be added as they are finalised and confirmed

Attending:

Definites
WarhammerLord Soth
Aldaris
Midaski
Sir Bedevere the Wise
Obi
Marek
Finlay
FR1DAY
rufus sparkfire
Fandir
StealthKnightSteg
Cisse



Probables
Novogord
Gneisenau

Possibles
Mogsam
commandant
Warhammer Weib
White Knight
Shavixmir
Vincent of Vega


If you wish to be added to the list, please post in the thread and I will update as we get closer.
To help Soth negotiate a good deal at the Hotel, it would be helpful if people confirm as soon as they can.

Several people are travelling to the venue on Friday 29th (UK Bank Holiday for the Royal Wedding) and leaving on Tuesday May 3rd.
However not everybody is staying all 4 nights.

Hotel Choices and Rates start to be discussed on Page 6 towards the bottom.

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« Last Edit: April 24, 2011, 02:32:16 PM by Midaski »
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2010, 04:15:30 PM »
That sounds OK.
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2010, 04:29:52 PM »
I should be able to attend at those dates :)
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2010, 04:51:02 PM »
I can provisionally confirm that I can attend at those provisional dates.
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #4 on: December 30, 2010, 01:37:14 AM »
Ok, since I'm a single guy again, maybe looking at this as a possibility makes sense for this upcoming year.  I'd definitely be needing to do it on the cheap and have no idea how much a plane flight is going to cost, yet not giving this some consideration seems stupid.

Also, wondering how fast I can get a passport.
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2011, 04:55:26 AM »
Round trip Detroit -> Amsterdam is ~$1500 GP. That was booked a month and a half in advance though, so if you booked soon it could be cheaper.
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2011, 08:06:04 AM »
Round trip Detroit -> Amsterdam is ~ GP. That was booked a month and a half in advance though, so if you booked soon it could be cheaper.
That is crazy expensive. I booked my flight to Boston for about 600 last year and 400 the year before that (but that was probably still in low season).
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #7 on: January 03, 2011, 12:31:13 PM »
Hm. I could do it, but that monday is not a holiday here so I'd have to know soon so I can take the time off. What sayeth Soth?

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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #8 on: January 03, 2011, 12:34:54 PM »
Round trip Detroit -> Amsterdam is ~ GP. That was booked a month and a half in advance though, so if you booked soon it could be cheaper.
That is crazy expensive. I booked my flight to Boston for about 600 last year and 400 the year before that (but that was probably still in low season).

I can get to Japan cheaper than that...
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #9 on: January 03, 2011, 12:36:33 PM »
What sayeth Soth?

I'm assuming he suggested these dates.
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #10 on: January 03, 2011, 12:42:30 PM »
Fair enough. In that case I'll see to it that I get the time off.

By the way... do we have the same option as last year where most people already arrived the day before and left the day after, meaning travel on friday and leaving on tuesday?

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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #11 on: January 03, 2011, 03:19:01 PM »
You'll have to forgive my ignorance but could someone give some more info for the newer forumites?
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2011, 03:48:17 PM »
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #14 on: January 04, 2011, 03:09:12 PM »
Some feedback would be appreciated to my above question concerning another "Eurobash: extended Edition" with extra travel days. I liked this a lot last time and would love to know if the rest of the (potential) attendees would be on board for this as well - the sooner I know, the sooner I can grab the time off (and the time around Easter is usually popular...)
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #15 on: January 04, 2011, 06:05:51 PM »
This is absolutely perfect timing for me.

the 29th is an extra bank holiday in britain due to the royal wedding.
It turns out to mean something like 14 days off for booking 3 days leave.
May 4th is my birthday, so I was going to book time off anyway, either during the sweet extended easter, or just after.
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2011, 06:44:32 PM »
Also, wondering how fast I can get a passport.

The estimated time is 3 months, or at least I think that's the maximum estimated time.  I believe I got mine in about a month's time after submitting it, but I think it depends on how backlogged the passport department is.  If you get started now you should get it on time I'd imagine.
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #17 on: January 04, 2011, 07:17:18 PM »
Lolwut? It takes one week over here...
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #18 on: January 04, 2011, 07:44:23 PM »
Aldaris -

If I go I will plan to travel Friday and Tuesday as for the last two years.
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #19 on: January 04, 2011, 08:18:44 PM »
Aldaris -

If I go I will plan to travel Friday and Tuesday as for the last two years.

Good. Wait - what do you mean "IF I GO??!"
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #20 on: January 04, 2011, 09:16:59 PM »
1: How viable is it to get to St Niklaas from Brussels Airport? It appears to be only 50km or so, but the Belgian rail website is quoting me between 2 and 3 hours? Does that sound about right?

2: Are the dates likely to change?



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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #21 on: January 04, 2011, 09:39:48 PM »
1: How viable is it to get to St Niklaas from Brussels Airport? It appears to be only 50km or so, but the Belgian rail website is quoting me between 2 and 3 hours? Does that sound about right?

It is pretty easy. If I remember correctly, last year I have arrived to Charleroi airport at 16:20 (scheduled arrival was 16:45 though) and I got to St. Niklaas around  19:40. You will loose some time changing trains. Also, the trains are rather comfortable, at least compared to those steam powered tin cans in Slovakia.

Unless something unexpected happens (like the inquisition), I will arrive. Though in worst case I will be staying only for the weekend, which I dearly hope not. I sincerely want to drink myself under the table with some fine company.

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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #22 on: January 04, 2011, 10:17:51 PM »
Also- Charleroi Airport is named Brussels South most of the time. It's actually quite a bit further than the actual Brussels airport, but like Bedevere says it's manageable. If necessary you can also travel via Amsterdam, that's only a couple of hours by train (2-3 I guess).
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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #23 on: January 04, 2011, 10:19:36 PM »
That is crazy expensive. I booked my flight to Boston for about 600 last year and 400 the year before that (but that was probably still in low season).

Roughly the same flight (if I booked it today) would be more expensive by about $50. I think it's more the time of year (July...) than anything else.

Edit: It is. Just changing the date parameters it would be $1050ish. So actually reasonable. (My dad has ridiculous amounts of miles, hence why I was able to afford the other).

Also, I would love to come, but that's finals week...

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Re: EUROBASH 2011 Dates and Details
« Reply #24 on: January 04, 2011, 10:44:32 PM »
1: How viable is it to get to St Niklaas from Brussels Airport? It appears to be only 50km or so, but the Belgian rail website is quoting me between 2 and 3 hours? Does that sound about right?





I think guys from Holland came into Antwerp and then to St Niklaas - it's around 15 miles i think. Try Brussels to Antwerp.

Of course Finlay is coming up from Exeter so he could come via Bristol.
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2: Are the dates likely to change?

Probably only due to an Act of God. Once fixed they haven't changed over the last three years.


Wait - what do you mean "IF I GO??!"
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Well you get Gneisenau to attend and then we'll see.

Though it might be enough for Marek and White Knight to be there to please us 'collectors' ..... especially if WK comes LWL ..............









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« Last Edit: January 04, 2011, 10:50:04 PM by Midaski »
Quote from: Gneisenau
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Metal to Finecast - It is mostly a swap of medium. 

You mean they will be using Ouija boards instead of Tarot cards for their business plans from now on?