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Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:35 pm
by DPrinny
SirClive wrote:
DPrinny wrote:Looking round at the other hotels £30 seems cheap
Yeah it is. All the prices wet up for the Illuminations and Bonfire Night.

Will have to lookout for a good fireworks display. I assume they do one on the beach somewhere
Cant i just bring a copy of Fantavsion and play it on a massive screen?

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:53 pm
by resident paul
I believe it's the international fireworks competition they do that every year.
I love to go on them trams whom part of the illuminations again! not been on them for a very long time. :D

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:55 pm
by woody.cool
DPrinny wrote:
SirClive wrote:
DPrinny wrote:Looking round at the other hotels £30 seems cheap
Yeah it is. All the prices wet up for the Illuminations and Bonfire Night.

Will have to lookout for a good fireworks display. I assume they do one on the beach somewhere
Cant i just bring a copy of Fantavsion and play it on a massive screen?
I actually like Fantavision .... it's alright!

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 6:57 pm
by DPrinny
resident paul wrote:I believe it's the international fireworks competition they do that every year.
I love to go on them trams whom part of the illuminations again! not been on them for a very long time. :D
Maybe we have our own fireworks competition on Fantavsion.

Question

WILL THERE BE WARLORDS!!!?

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 7:25 pm
by TwoHeadedBoy
Just seen who that "celebrity guest" is - hope no-one's said anything too strange about her in the Would You thread.

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:44 pm
by ToxieDogg
DPrinny wrote:
resident paul wrote:I believe it's the international fireworks competition they do that every year.
I love to go on them trams whom part of the illuminations again! not been on them for a very long time. :D
Maybe we have our own fireworks competition on Fantavsion.
Or Boom Boom Rocket on the Xbox 360 even. 8) Can imagine that looking pretty good on a huge screen.

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:59 am
by MikeFishcake
Hmmm... I really want to go to this, but going to Blackpool fills me with a sense of fear and dread - is it far away enough from all the garish nonsense with the hen/stag/chav places? I know that makes me sound like a snob. In fact - yes, yes I am ;-)

Will probably go on the Saturday - drive on the day (just over an hour's drive for me)

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:05 am
by Arcadian
MikeFishcake wrote:is it far away enough from all the garish nonsense with the hen/stag/chav places?
Affirmative (it's on the Queen's Promenade). ;)

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:06 am
by woody.cool
MikeFishcake wrote:is it far away enough from all the garish nonsense with the hen/stag/chav places?
Yes, it is.
The Norbreck is up the far North Shore end of the promenade. It's near the Bispham area, so definitely 'out of town' as such. However, it's the last illuminations weekend so there'll be a lot of traffic about (the illuminations usually go up as far as Bispham most times) but we may be lucky as the illuminations wasn't as big last year (not as many lights ..... hmmm that'll cut down on the leccy bill)

Position wise, I think the venue is pretty much perfect. It's out of town, but not far to get in to town with lots of accessible routes (tram, taxi, bus, your own car or a nice walk)

[EDIT: Damn! Arcadian beat me to it]

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:13 am
by MikeFishcake
Hmmm... I'm slightly less scared now :D

(and more likely to attend)

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:40 am
by TwoHeadedBoy
So... How far is it from the Pleasure Beach? Walkable?

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:46 am
by RMLF
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:So... How far is it from the Pleasure Beach? Walkable?
Not likely 3-4 miles ! Get a tram, they are cheap enough

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:52 am
by RMLF
Ticket Ordered YAY!

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:09 am
by TwoHeadedBoy
Ralph Milne's Left Foot wrote:
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:So... How far is it from the Pleasure Beach? Walkable?
Not likely 3-4 miles ! Get a tram, they are cheap enough
Grand, an excuse to use a tram after all these years :D
Hope the rocket-shaped one's still there.

(ordered my ticket by the way, rejoice!)

Re: R3PLAY 'The Arcade, Retro & Video Gaming Expo' - Blackpool

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:27 am
by woody.cool
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:
Ralph Milne's Left Foot wrote:
TwoHeadedBoy wrote:So... How far is it from the Pleasure Beach? Walkable?
Not likely 3-4 miles ! Get a tram, they are cheap enough
Grand, an excuse to use a tram after all these years :D
Hope the rocket-shaped one's still there.

(ordered my ticket by the way, rejoice!)
If you decide to use the Tram quite a bit during your stay, get a discount all day or all week ticket. With one of those, you can use the Tram as much as you like during the period you buy the ticket for (usually a set amount, can't remember prices, but they are well cheap normally)
However, the trams stop running at midnight, so not much good if you're expecting to catch the tram after the clubs kick out!