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 Post subject: Sci-Fi In The Sidings 1st & 2nd April 2017 *revised dates*
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 5:46 pm 
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Some of you may be aware I'm quite heavily involved in railway preservation. I've just been made aware of an event that took place the weekend just gone at the East Lancashire Railway at Bury in Manchester. They held their first 'Sci-fi weekend' to test the water. They apparently had about 25 Star Wars, Dr Who and other movie characters, plus one of the surviving DeLoreans from BTTF and attractions aimed at kids.

The lady I spoke to this afternoon didn't know the name of the SW group as she wasn't directly involved, but said there were about 15 Stormtroopers plus a Vader.

They tell me they had over 2000 visitors which is far more than they were expecting, and they are now going to do the event again next year.

I asked about a secure changing area and she said they have several rooms that can be locked.

This is just to let you all know and to see if any of you might be interested in attending such an event next year for one or both days. What we would be doing is walking round the platforms and station areas, and possibly going on trains (foc to us) to appear at other stations on their line. They would ideally like as many different costumes as possible, but especially Stormtroopers, Marines and Xenomorphs.

No date has been set yet, and I will keep you posted as the year progresses if there is any interest. Please reply if this appeals to anyone and I will inform the railway.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:21 pm 
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Ill be keeping an eye on this.

I do like the occasional train!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:18 pm 
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Same here sounds fun and I need a trip down south


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:59 pm 
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Sounds good, keep us informed

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 18, 2016 12:40 am 
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Thanks for your thoughts guys, the lady I spoke to has added me to her contact list, and said she will send me more information later in the year once dates have been picked for the event next year.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 19, 2016 4:40 pm 
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I've just had further confirmation that secure changing areas will be available, complimentary refreshments will be provided, and we can travel on services to other stations on the line free of charge should we wish to do so :-)

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 Post subject: Re: Possible railway cosplay event
PostPosted: Mon Sep 05, 2016 10:41 pm 
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I've just had a email from the railway setting dates for this event for 2017; the 8th & 9th of April. I've asked whether it will be an all-day thing or just evenings & as soon as I get a reply I'll post here. I also asked for confirmation there will be a secure changing area and complimentary refreshments.

So this is just to advise of the dates they have picked, and to see what interest there is now from you guys & gals. If you could advise as soon as poss if you're interested, as I need to give them an idea of approximate numbers.

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 Post subject: Re: Railway sci-fi weekend 1st & 2nd April 2017 *revised dat
PostPosted: Tue Sep 20, 2016 2:17 pm 
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Please note the dates have been revised to the 1st & 2nd of April (Saturday & Sunday). A secure changing room and refreshments will be provided. The event opens around 9am and finishes around 4pm both days, though there is no requirement for us to be there for 9am. Could people please indicate whether they might be interested in attending, as I need to let the organisers know approximate numbers.

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 Post subject: Re: Railway sci-fi weekend 1st & 2nd April 2017 *revised dat
PostPosted: Fri Sep 23, 2016 9:50 pm 
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I'm potentially interested in joining you guys, but it's dependant on work commitments and clashes with other events etc (there were at least 3 events clashing this weekend and 2 next :( ).

I'll have to see nearer the time, but would love to troop with you guys!


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 Post subject: Re: Railway sci-fi weekend 1st & 2nd April 2017 *revised dat
PostPosted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 6:37 pm 
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I've had a reminder email about this event on the 1st & 2nd of April, so now it's a bit nearer, can those interested please advise asap, as they need to know approximately how many will be likely to attend.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 01, 2017 11:37 am 
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I've had a further request from the railway to ascertain who might be attending this event. We need to say whether we will attend on the Saturday or Sunday, I suspect Sunday would be better for travelling to it with less road traffic.

So far those who have expressed interest are ;-

Me
Boltrig
Capn Thrag
Spiderpool
Hybrid
Simon T

Can you folks please advise asap whether you are still interested in attending?

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 5:56 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Railway sci-fi weekend 1st & 2nd April 2017 *revised dat
PostPosted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:54 pm 
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So far, it looks like it's only me and Hybrid. Any others likely to be coming? The Sunday is looking the best day, easier travelling.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:00 pm 
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OK, I'm up for it. Is everyone doing both days? Hate to be the only one there! :o


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:28 pm 
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I'll only be there on the Sunday, I have a post code for satnavs and a contact phone number once you get there to directed to the changing room should anyone want them.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:38 pm 
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I've just learned this event is called Sc-fi In The Sidings, and is apparently being attended by the UKG, 99th Garrison and Rebel Legion.

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Count me in both days guys ..one huntress ready to do her duty ... BethorsLady signin in


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PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 8:51 pm 
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Yeah, I'll do both days. Will have to see about getting a hotel as I don't fancy travelling back each night!!! :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 9:03 pm 
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Right, so I'm assuming we have to be at the station at bury roundabout 830is to be there for 9? Where do we go when we get there?


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 11:16 pm 
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In the main entrance and ask for Nicola Wilcock. She is the event organiser, and her moby number is 07812 483 930.

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 Post subject: Re: Sci-Fi In The Sidings 1st & 2nd April 2017 *revised date
PostPosted: Wed Mar 29, 2017 12:03 pm 
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I've just had more info from Nicola-

Car parking available on a first come first served basis in the museum car park located next to Castlecroft Garage – BL9 0LN (Parking available from 8am). In the event the museum car park gets full, additional parking will be available in Bolton Street Station Car Park (BL9 0EY) however a car parking permit will need to be obtained from the Information Office or Booking Office inside Bolton Street Station.

Refreshment passes for your costumers/staff will be given to the group costumer leader – to distribute to your own costumers/staff. This will entitle each performer a complimentary drink, snack and sandwich from our buffet.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:19 pm 
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So, who else is going apart from me, BethorsLady and (hopefully) Nostromo?


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 11:10 pm 
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I did mention earlier up this thread Simes, but you may not have seen it; some of the UKG & Rebel Legion are also attending, but I don't know who.

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