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Would you visit the UK equivalent of CGE?

Definately, a weekend of playing retro games sounds like heaven
You must be joking, a weekend of playing retro games sounds like hell
Possibly, depends on how close it is to me
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 2:34 pm

markopoloman wrote:I'd go - fact!

(unless it was like, really really far away......... Its going to be around 4 hours drive for me up to Retro North and thats about as far as I would like to go!)
Double that and its around the time it takes for a train to get from here to anywhere in England. Not fun and you really need to add a whole day either side of your visit just for travelling to make it worthwhile. Could fly, but that costs stupid amounts of money. I once looked into this for a meeting and it was going to be faster/cheaper to go via Amsterdam than to fly internally. Mental.
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Post by necronom » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:13 pm

If it was in the North East, within about an hour of me. Retro "North" was too far South.

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Post by Nimrodil » Tue Aug 21, 2007 3:16 pm

I actually think I would try to travel from Sweden if it was in UK (Las Vegas etc. far too long...).

We will soon have "Retro gathering" here soon btw, in Stockholm. Maybe at least some scandinavians could be intetersted :)



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Post by rossi46 » Tue Aug 21, 2007 4:56 pm

I went to the Retro Ball in 2005 and I thought it was amazing. Since then, I've been unable to attend any of the events due to work or family commitments. I travelled 5 hours to Coventry from Melrose and I'd quite happily do it again.
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Post by Shin_Gouki » Wed Aug 22, 2007 6:20 am

I'd be there with bells on, if I had a plane ticket.

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Post by 3fruits » Wed Aug 22, 2007 10:28 am

if its near or in london then yes for sure

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Post by Mayhem » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:03 am

If it was a large enough gathering then yes I'd definitely consider going wherever it was in the UK. This is someone who has been to the US for the last five CGE shows over there ;)
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Post by filecore » Thu Aug 23, 2007 8:33 am

Like Mayhem I will travel anywhere over the UK or Europe for a Retrogathering, and I plan to attend CGE in Vegas next year also.
Couple of hours travel or 6 hours - it makes no difference to me because I know it'll be worth it to play games, talk about games, trade etc etc.

Eurocon 2007 this year is in the Netherlands in November, and I'm going to that. (http://www.retro-gameshop.nl/atari/eurocon2007.htm )

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Post by OriginalJax » Thu Aug 23, 2007 12:18 pm

I'd go if I was in the UK (or possibly elsewhere in Europe), but it's a bit far for me... if there's one in 2009 I'll go, as I'm planning to move back to Europe then :)
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Post by mrCustard » Thu Aug 23, 2007 1:07 pm

I voted for the hell option, because i felt a bit sorry for it, having 0 votes.

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Post by woody.cool » Thu Aug 23, 2007 2:06 pm

Definately, a weekend of playing retro games sounds like heaven

I was supposed to be on an economy drive and then I decided to fork out £9 for a ticket to Retro North followed by £££'s on loads of retro games in the hope I was gonna take 'em to Retro North :lol:

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Post by JetSetWilly » Fri Aug 24, 2007 6:30 pm

if in london or essex (yeah, as if THATS gonna happen! what with the chavs nicking stuff. the darstards!) id definitely make the trip. and id bring(read DRAG) the missus. she does actually like the old games. cant get her off of chuckie egg....or tetris............or columns..........or sonic.......
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Post by Darth Nuno » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:31 am

Wooww, It would be so great to have an expo like that !

I would be ok to bring some arcade games, you can count on me but because I'm from Belgium, it should not be too far in UK. So in the south of UK would be fine for me (London) :lol:
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Post by chewy » Sun Aug 26, 2007 8:52 am

Most definitely, althogh not if it's too far opp north

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Post by kiniki » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:59 am

I'd definately go...

Providing its not much higher up than Stoke...

The furthest north I have driven was Alton Towers.... any further and my car stops

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