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Friday, August 15th, 2003
2:06 pm - BiCon timetable

I think it's now a fairly open secret that there's a timetable for BiCon up on the web. I put it up there initially so that session organisers could check for conflicts, but now that I've had a few days of that, there's no reason not to make it public.

I'm regarding it as fairly final. I'm certainly not likely to move things around just because someone says 'but you've scheduled X on Friday and I'm not arriving until Saturday', because that would just get chaotic fairly quickly, and I know that this timetable is one that the session organisers are reasonably happy with, which is a miracle in itself.

The timetable should print out OK onto A4 paper if you either:

a) set the font size on IE to the lowest setting or
b) print it out onto landscape A4.

The BiCon 2003 timetable. You can also get individual timetables for
Sunday and
Monday, if you want to print out a day's worth at a time.

Please don't make me regret showing you this a week in advance. ;-)

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9:26 am - Getting to BiCon

I've just posted a (long overdue) 'Getting to BiCon' page on the BiCon web site.

Important note for car drivers:</strong> the map and instructions on this page are more up-to-date than the ones in Progress Report 2. Basically, I cocked up and missed a minor road off the roundabout next to BiCon - when you're driving in from the North Circular, you need the third exit, not the second. Sorry about that. If you're driving to BiCon, you should probably download and print off this PDF (306K), which gives up-to-date instructions and has a photo of the entrance to UEL from the roundabout.

current mood: Awake

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Sunday, July 27th, 2003
8:20 pm

A few quick notes on room allocation: Read more...Collapse )

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2003
11:23 am - Corrections to my previous post

Yesterday I made a post regarding the plans for the Noshers Network
in the article I inadvertently made reference to morning meetings and an advertising poster.

Please take note of the following corrections.

The Noshers Network will initially be announced at the opening ceremony on Friday Morning. All further announcements will be made during the evening announcement sessions which are scheduled to begin at 17:30 on Friday, Saturday & Sunday.

There will be an official poster to advertise/arrange you own Noshers Network. This will be in the immediate registration area.

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Tuesday, July 22nd, 2003
1:04 pm - Noshers Network

Having been asked to run some lunchtime events and having read Jennifer Moore's article , I've decided to semi-organise a meetup/munch session for lunch times on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

These sessions will be promoted in the programme and the morning announcements. Although it is expected that some people will want to meet up to discuss certain specific issues such as BDSM or Bi Parenting the reasoning behind sessions is to provide a relaxed situation in which to meet new people. Although it should be stressed that these sessions are not exclusively aimed at newcomers.

The first session on Friday will begin with me leading a trip to the local supermarket (ASDA), which is situated here in relation to UEL campus. Then back to the Campus.

On subsequent days there will be an announcement that the "Noshers Network" will be meeting at X, but it will be up to various groups and individuals to make their arrangements for food and plans on who they intend to meet there.

To assist with this planning a notice board/poster will be situated around the registration desk, to allow to see what others have organised or to make their own arrangements.

The plan is to use the various open spaces around the Campus as meeting spots but in the event of bad weather it is hoped that they'll be sufficient space to use a corner of the bar.

I look forward to getting some input/feedback/discussion on what people think of this idea.

Apologies for cross posting

current mood: optimistic

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Saturday, July 12th, 2003
12:19 pm

At some point after the new accommodation deadline (August 1st), we will be allocating rooms for BiCon. We can't guarantee anything, obviously, but if there are people you would particularly like to stay with, or particularly don't want to stay with, the best way to let us know is

a) to email me (katyha) on bicon@committee.co.uk, or

b) comment here - this is an alternative journal of mine where all comments are screened, so nobody will see them except myself (and Marcus, as he's the one doing the official allocation, I'm just helping).

You can also say if you want a quiet area or not. All disability access issues should have been mentioned in your application form, but if you want to mention them again, please do.

If you make an LJ post or comment elsewhere about room allocation, we may see it, but we won't consider it an official request so please email or comment as well. If you've already emailed Marcus or myself about allocation, it might be worth repeating your request so all the requests can be easily collated.

To repeat again: we really can't guarantee that we can fulfil your requests, but we will certainly try to.

Thank you!


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Friday, July 11th, 2003
10:02 am - Stop the Press! We've managed to extend the room deadline!

Although today was going to be the last day for booking rooms for BiCon we've been able to negotiate an extension to the deadline with the University of East London, based on the number of bookings so far.

Because so many of you had asked for rooms already we're now going to be able to take bookings for accommodation until the 1st of August.

So, if you hadn't already booked a room and thought it was too late then now's your chance, and if you have friends who haven't but you'd like to share a flat with them then pass on the good news!

The new flats are more of the same - all ensuite with only five people sharing a kitchen. They're still only 27 pounds 50. You don't have to book for all nights - if you just want to have somewhere to crash after the disco or the ball then we're cool with that.

Booking forms are available here.

current mood: jubilant

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