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Offline Overlord

Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« on: July 28, 2017, 10:16:56 AM »
Hi all,

There will be another Grim Gathering in a couple of months. Hoping to be able to release details early next week.

Afraid to say it will be south of London (Bath), but if any of you could make it, that would be amazing.

There are some really popular authors, some F-F favourites too, going to be there :-)

More details to follow.........

Marc
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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 11:01:53 AM »
ooooh another road trip for me??
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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 07:47:14 PM »
I will be there. Nearly as many authors as fitness instructors live in Bath :-)
Let me know if there is anything I can help with?

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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 08:27:38 PM »
Whose buying my ticket? I've always wanted to go to the UK.

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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2017, 10:34:05 AM »
Detectiving done:

Assuming it's one day, and it's a Saturday, I wonder if it's Saturday 23rd, since Peter V. Brett is arriving in the UK for signings that following week...

... which means it would be right after my holidays in London, which isn't perfect but it wouldn't be on the same day.
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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2017, 11:03:23 AM »
Too bad. I'm going to bath late August and that's all too far and expensive for me to return so soon.
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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2017, 04:38:46 PM »
The next Grim Gathering will be on:
Monday 25th September, 6.30pm at Waterstones Bath.

There will be 5 authors there including the amazing Peter V. Brett, Joe Abercrombie, Mark Lawrence (subject to life being kind), Peter Newman and Anna Stephens.

We will be having drinks at a local establishment afterwards and if enough people are staying overnight we can plan a breakfast the next day (or if not, lunch before?).
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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2017, 04:49:32 PM »
cool and def up for the breakfast the last one was great a real chance to meet and catch up with fell forum members

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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #8 on: August 03, 2017, 06:17:06 PM »
Oh, it's a Monday :-\
I don't think I'll be able to take time off, since I already have a bunch of days off the previous week.
I've met all the authors, though, so I don't feel so sad about them - just for missing FF people :-\
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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #9 on: August 10, 2017, 03:16:52 PM »
um . . .  i may have someone who actually gets to go, grab a book or two to get signed for me.

uh . . . and hold on to it.

errr . . . until i can find the time to get back over there next year.

because if it was any month other than september, i could squeeze in another weekend trip this year.

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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2017, 03:51:37 PM »
because if it was any month other than september, i could squeeze in another weekend trip this year.
If you were coming over again and missed me, I would be very VERY annoyed >:(
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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2017, 09:14:13 PM »
I can grab books (Tell me what you want) and hold or post.

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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2017, 02:39:00 PM »
http://fantasy-faction.com/2017/fantasy-factions-grim-gathering

I really can't go this time :-\

Marc, next time, please think of the poor people of the North... Winter is coming! ;D
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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #13 on: August 25, 2017, 09:00:14 AM »
Sorry, guys >.<

I am trying to do a more Northern based event, it's just that when they begin planning events and they are like 'hmm... Bristol / Bath? Who do we know that knows those areas?' then my phone rings xP
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Re: Grim Gathering - 2017 :-)
« Reply #14 on: August 25, 2017, 09:02:29 AM »
Currently trying to raise funds for a good camera so we can record the event for those who can't make it. I did record one on my phone, but it wasn't great to be honest! The biggest issue is memory and battery, so getting our own camera makes sense if we can raise enough - we can take it to events and meet-ups (not just future Grim Gatherings) and record vlogs for those too. I guess we'll see if there is demand for it ^_^

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