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Golden Throne Now With 100% More Additions 2009-10-22T17:22:45+00:00 http://www.golden-throne.com/forums/feed.php?f=33 2009-10-22T17:22:45+00:00 2009-10-22T17:22:45+00:00 http://www.golden-throne.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12050&p=299266#p299266 <![CDATA[Games Day UK 2009 • ]]> Statistics: Posted by drivebybaptism — Thu Oct 22, 2009 5:22 pm


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anyway....




..note the seemingly plastic marine statues...I'd heard they were coming out..thougt they'd be resin/similar. Cool.

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How about errr...

No no.. i dont know.. i'm just that crap a mate :(

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2009-10-02T09:47:16+00:00 2009-10-02T09:47:16+00:00 http://www.golden-throne.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12050&p=298374#p298374 <![CDATA[Games Day UK 2009 • ]]> Statistics: Posted by paul — Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:47 am


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2009-10-01T13:50:50+00:00 2009-10-01T13:50:50+00:00 http://www.golden-throne.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12050&p=298327#p298327 <![CDATA[Games Day UK 2009 • Less really is more sometimes...]]>
So.... The Venue.

I appreciate that GW have very little control over which bits of the NEC are available to them on or around this date. And I appreciate that there aren't that many venues centrally placed and easy to get to and with the same facilities that can hold that number of people. But I do think that GW never seem to utilise the space they're given especially well. I am glad of the extra height and space, not least as it helps lessen the ...the.... "distinctive".. aroma that a gathering of the geek brings with it. I wonder if along with the bag searches at the entrance it might be possible to have some compulsory BO basher spray or shot as well.... botox in the armpits perhaps.. hmm.. anyway...

It's a good enough venue, but EVERY year it strikes me as if all the stalls and parts are randomly placed at the last minute. But seeing as they print out a map of the event this cannot actually be the case. Speaking of which : in past years the guide/program was available prior to the event, sometimes handed out on the coach on the way there. This didn't seem to happen this year and many people (self included) sort of stumbled into the hall not knowing where anything was. I found a guide, eventually, near the BL stand, but purely by luck. Even if these were a last minute job ( which would explain perhaps why we lacked the usual and helpful guide to which club was running what game where) I still think the distribution of them was pretty poor. That said all the NEC and GW staff I spoke to for advice/directions etc were very helpful and polite. Can't fault them there.

Anyway...

I guess it is a logistical nightmare to actually try and co-ordinate the movement of 8-10 thousand people of various ages and health. And fashion sense ( or lack thereof : It's fucking September and you're in the midlands of the UK, sandals, shorts and a t shirt are not the best choice of outfit. During our game of "Games Day bingo" I failed to spot a single Red Dwarf T shirt for the first year ever....looks like the last set of shows killed that beast off for good it seems) . I'm still not quite sure as to why we were all moved into a aircraft hangar sized hall to wait in line... before being led back the same sodding way we'd came.. to wait in line to actually get into the poxy event. I assume it was practise for the 2012 Olympics where the UK's introduced event will be synchronised queuing. We've got gold in that event for certain. The stewards "guiding"..well..bellowing anyway, at us didn't seem to know why either. I suspect no one does, it will remain a mystery for future generations to try and solve.

They will fail.

Now I'm sure people have a myriad of reasons to attend these events. Personally I don't quite see the appeal in going to play a rushed and ill prepared game of undetermined points against a complete stranger....but the tables always seem busy, so it must have its fans. I keep meaning to find out exactly how one actually gets a game.. do you just hang around the tables hopefully trying to attract the eye of some other lonely soul and then pray that you've both got models for the same game even, let alone the same points and so forth. What if no one wants to play you ? Do you just lurk listlessly, abandoned by the capriciousness of man, doomed to spend the day feeling like a real live action Morrisey lyric ? Christ, in my day that's what we had discos for. Yet something else the internet and G.W.Bush must be blamed for.

Or there might be some form of booking system I guess, if you know, then please let me know.


Look at the time : to be continued.

Statistics: Posted by reds8n — Thu Oct 01, 2009 1:50 pm


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2009-09-29T11:32:32+00:00 2009-09-29T11:32:32+00:00 http://www.golden-throne.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12050&p=298238#p298238 <![CDATA[Games Day UK 2009 • ]]> Statistics: Posted by reds8n — Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:32 am


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Does that make me a bad friend? :(

Satan, im dissapointed you haven't given a thorough run through of the day. I was half expecting you to tell us how it is, in the most direct of terms.

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2009-09-29T09:49:24+00:00 2009-09-29T09:49:24+00:00 http://www.golden-throne.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12050&p=298233#p298233 <![CDATA[Games Day UK 2009 • ]]> Statistics: Posted by reds8n — Tue Sep 29, 2009 9:49 am


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hello to whoever you were though fella and thanks for the compliments on the orks!

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2009-09-29T07:13:58+00:00 2009-09-29T07:13:58+00:00 http://www.golden-throne.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12050&p=298217#p298217 <![CDATA[Games Day UK 2009 • ]]> Statistics: Posted by drivebybaptism — Tue Sep 29, 2009 7:13 am


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2009-09-29T05:12:05+00:00 2009-09-29T05:12:05+00:00 http://www.golden-throne.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=12050&p=298215#p298215 <![CDATA[Games Day UK 2009 • ]]> Statistics: Posted by Marquis — Tue Sep 29, 2009 5:12 am


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