Possible QL Is 40 event, UK

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I'd certainly like to attend - as long as it's not one of the 5 weekends I have to work, or one of the few weekends I am away on holiday.


The last ever event I attended was a Computer fair in London with a reasonable QL presence - and that was back in the eighties!


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Wherever you decide, I will try to attend. Manchester is probably too far for a there and back in a day, so I'd have to find somewhere to kip. Birmingham would be easier.

The following are probably too far south, but...

The Cave in Gloucestershire looks like it would be a great venue (I keep meaning to visit, have not yet), although I do not know whether they host external dos or whether it is too far from an airport.
https://www.rmcretro.com/

The computer museum in Swindon may be too small, although there is ample parking (central Swindon seems to consist entirely of multi-storey car parks, that and roundabouts)
They do have a QL on display, as I recall. ;)
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There's the Retro Computer Museum in Leicester: https://retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/

The Cave doesn't (yet?) do external events.


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Hi,

Still plans for a QL is 40 event in UK?


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I'm interested in attending


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Hi everyone.

I want to meet this year with some like minded people.

I am going to go to Tring, in the summer this year, and I think some QL people will meet me there?

Tring is a beautiful place, near London and fairly central. There is a very cheap but nice hotel with a big pub.

Another option is to meet in Cambridge, possibly at a computer museum.

We just need a date, maybe in July, August or September. Please let me know if you can make it. I will be there, alone if necessary. Come meet me.

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stephen_usher wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 5:51 pm There's the Retro Computer Museum in Leicester: https://retrocomputermuseum.co.uk/
The Sam Coupe group are meeting up at the Retro Computer Museum in Leicester this Saturday for their annual event.


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stephen_usher wrote: Mon Jan 15, 2024 5:51 pm The Cave doesn't (yet?) do external events.
Do you mean RMC's place? That would be a great place to have it (not that I could make it from the US). Did anyone contact Neil and ask?


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Re: Possible QL Is 40 event, UK

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Still lurking here... Watching this thread - depending on where and date I would be interested - I wonder if we could persuade Phoebus to show off the Beta QL core for the Spectrum Next?

I will be at CCH in Cambridge this weekend for the Portable festival but, I am sure those going to Germany will have fun - looking forward to the Video coverage :)

I know Crash was a Spectrum mag but, perhaps Chris Wilkins would be happy to host a table for the QL@40 at Crash Live due 24th of November if nothing else is arranged. They usually have RCM and others there with other Sinclair machines like ZX80/81 MK14 etc.

I would certainly like to visit the new RCM and North West Computer Museums so they sound great as well.

Having a word with Neil about the Cave is a good idea for upto 20-30 people although may need some discussion due to the morning/afternoon aspect.

If you want the Social part whatever venue and a possible evening then a shared nearby hotel is probably a good idea!


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