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  1. Lakeside Seat Picker

    Yes, they’re all tickets that have been paid for
  2. Grosvenor Coventry CSGO

    Sorry for the slow reply - yes PCs & Monitors provided, will release exact spec ASAP, but expecting monitors to be minimum 144Hz.
  3. Ease of parking?

    Yeah you'll be fine, the car park is huge and surrounds 3 sides of the building, so even if you're on the furthest space from the door, it's not that far. The only time it struggles is if there is something on in the sports hall, theatre, busy gym and our event taking place all at the same time, and even then there's loads of overflow parking and I don't think anyone has ever not been able to find a space somewhere on there.
  4. Chairs

    Yeah no problem bringing your own. The ones provided are fairly typical conference padded banquet chairs.
  5. epic24 Ales

    Don't know where KCC get theirs from or the price, but I think it's this one - http://fetchthedrinks.com/product/farmer-jims-rhubarb-bob-4-20-litre-bag-in-box/
  6. Security Feedback

    Just to add to this as well... Of course, add stuff like this to the survey as feedback, but I’d have quite happily explained and discussed concerns during the event if asked rather than leaving it until after when we cant do anything about it. I’m pretty visible during the event and the door to the event office is literally open all day, we only shut it when we are sleeping, come and talk to us about any issues at the time.
  7. Security Feedback

    We've been asked through the feedback forms to make a comment on security, which I'm quite happy to address. In general, from my point of view as the person whose shoulders the security of the event ultimately rests on, I was happier with the security provision for this event than any other one in the past. Of course, there are always some improvements that can be made and we've already passed these on to the venue who subcontract the security in on our behalf. Similarly, I've also passed on my compliments to the external security team who were part of this event as I felt that they were more vigilant and also had the right balance of talking to people while taking action as needed. People may be surprised that there were a number of occasions when security did have to take action over the course of the weekend as they all get reported back to me and we are on radio comms with them, but the fact that it was dealt with so quickly and without disruption is exactly why I was happy with how things went. In terms of camping specifically, as some people wouldn't have been around when we first had to introduce the summer camping charge. A number of years ago there was an incident in the campsite involving people from off-site who caused quite a bit of damage and disruption. When we sat down with the venue to debrief after that, one of the conditions was that when a certain number of campers is reached an additional security member is required as part of the overall event numbers. The alternative was that camping would have to cease. Because that increase is directly tied to the existence of the campsite, we felt it was only fair to attach that cost to those camping, rather than pass that cost on to people who are not staying at the venue. What is charged is only a small contribution towards that security person as well, it costs us around £900 to add 1 more person into the security rotation over the course of the weekend, we collected around half of that through the camping charge and subsidise the rest ourselves. I don't particularly want to post the exact details on a public forum of when and where security are tasked to be throughout the event, as that potentially gives people information to cause trouble with. But between myself and Mark we regularly check up on security ourselves to make sure we are happy with what they are doing and if not, raise it with their team leaders or the venue. For example, we regularly went outside into the vicinity of the camping area and timed to see how long before security were nearby as part of their patrols. If we want to put one person solely dedicated on the campsite gate 24h a day throughout the event, based on the number of people camping, the charge wouldn't have been £20, it would have been £90 per tent just to cover the actual costs, not making any additional profit out of that. If that's what everyone wants us to do in future, then we will, but I suspect it's not! To be really clear, it's not us trying to make a quick few quid out of campers. If that was the case, I'd charge people all year round for the camping and not put the security on for the quieter events, but that's not how we operate. It's always a fine balance between keeping the events affordable and safe for everyone attending. Hope that clarifies for people who are asking.
  8. epic24 - Maps & Customer Info

    As always, copies of these will be on each table when you arrive, but in particular, for those who are new to the event, have a scan through these before you get there.
  9. epic24 - It's going to be warm!

    You've probably all noticed, the last few days have been pretty toasty, and it's set to continue for the rest of the week. Combine that with 400 bodies and PCs and that means it is going to get warm inside the venue! There is air conditioning, it will be switched on, but ultimately it's pretty much impossible to keep the temperature down with that many things generating heat. Here's our advice for managing throughout the weekend: The air con/fans are controlled for the room as a whole, and we need to take the average room temperature in to account when we make our decisions. You may be sat under a fan so you may get cold, but the other end of the room may be overheating. Be sensible about what you're wearing! If you're sitting in jeans and a jumper all weekend, then you're going to get toasty, time to get the shorts out! Drink plenty of water! Make sure you have plenty of non-alcoholic and non-energy drinks to keep you hydrated. Showers...(not saying anything more!) Throw your rubbish away using the bins provided, clear away your meal plates to avoid attracting any unwanted attention from flies etc. Get some fresh air! Take breaks between games, head outside and enjoy the weather. Desk Fans - Normally you are only permitted to plug in your PC and related devices, but for this event, with the lower capacity, we will be allowing you to bring small desk fans. Note that items like mini fridges are still not permitted, and in fact will make the heat situation worse as they pump out heat into the room to keep the insides cool. Turn your machines off when not in use - It would help to bring down the residual temperature if you shut your machines down if they're not going to be in use for a long period of time, e.g. overnight when you go to bed or if you're going out for a while. Thanks everyone, see you later in the week.
  10. SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday Night Event

    Afraid not
  11. epic24 - Menu

    If there ever aren't any out then ask at our shop as we have some disposable, but also if you ask the person who brings you the bar snacks they can sort too.
  12. epic24 - Menu

    Not at the moment I'm afraid. Being completely honest, the venue can't get a price from their suppliers that either us or them are comfortable charging.
  13. epic24 - Menu

    We've been working closely with KCC who have been listening to your feedback from the last event survey and we can now announce the epic24 menu. Breakfast Served 8am-12noon Big Breakfast - £6 (or £16 if you pre-book all 3 days) - 2 bacon, 2 sausage, 1 egg, 2 hash browns, beans, mushroom, 2 slices of toast & cup of tea or coffee Small Breakfast - £5.00 - 1 bacon, 1 sausage, 1 egg, 1 hash brown, beans & a cup of tea or coffee Vegetarian breakfast available (as above with vegetarian sausage & extra egg) Bacon roll - £2.80 Sausage roll - £2.80 Egg roll - £2.50 Large Breakfast Roll - £3.50 (all of the above) Sweet Belgian Waffle with/without Bacon & Maple syrup - £3.00 - £2.50 Beans on Toast - £1.50 2 Slices of Toast with Butter & Marmalade - £1.00 Tea/coffee - £1.00 Lunch Menu Served 12.30pm - 4.00pm Bacon & cheese panini - £3.50 Tuna melt panini - £3.50 Cheese & sweet chilli panini - £3.00 Burgers, Wings & Sides Served 12.30pm - 9pm Beef burgers - £3.20 Pulled Pork Burgers - £3.70 Bacon & Cheese Burger - £4.00 Spicy Refried bean burger (V) - £3.20 Epic Burger - £5.50 - Double burger, double bacon & double cheese, until Jamie Oliver bans it... Chicken Wings (x7) - £5.00 - With Very Hot Sauce - Onion Rings (x7) - £1.50 Fries - £1.50 Side Salad - £1.00 Evening Meals Served 4pm - 9pm You can also purchase an evening meal voucher covering all 3 evenings for £13.50 (main meal option or up to £5 from burgers and sides) Thursday Evening - Noodle Night Sweet & Sour Pork - £5.00 Salt & Chilli Chicken - £5.00 Quorn & mixed Vegetables - £4.00 Served with egg noodles, mixed vegetables & prawn crackers Friday Evening - Curry Night Beef Rogan Josh - £5.00 Chicken korma - £5.00 Quorn Tikka - £5.00 Served with rice & naan bread Saturday Evening - As part of epic.LAN's Festival Night Jerk Chicken Refried Bean Pitta bread, chilli sour cream & cheese - £3.50 Braised Brisket Burrito, Rice, Tomato Salsa, Guacamole -£3.50 Falafel, Braised Red Cabbage Slaw, mixed Bean Wrap -£3.00 Rice salad, Potato salad, pasta salad, coleslaw, mixed leaf salad - Choice of 2 - £1.50 Bar Snacks Available from 9pm-close at the bar Chilli & Rice, Sour Cream, Guacamole & Melted Cheese - £4.50 Chilli & Nachos, Jalapenos, Sour Cream, Guacamole & Melted Cheese - £4.50 Nachos, Jalapenos, Sour Cream, Guacamole & Melted Cheese - £3.50 Onion rings (x7) - £1.50 Fries - £1.50 Chicken wings (x7) - 5.00 6” Sausage Roll - £1.00 Special Dietary Requirements We had a few people asking last event about vegan options and other dietary requirements. The team at KCC is always happy to accommodate such requests, but it would be near impossible to print every possible option for every requirement, but don't assume that just because something isn't on the menu that there isn't anything for you. If you do have any particular dietary requirements, simply ask to speak to the chef at the catering area (usually Giles) and they will happily discuss your needs and try to work something out for you. It may take a little longer to prepare, but do just ask!
  14. Portland Room Closed?

    Both, once I'd closed Portland I realised I hadn't actually reduced the capacity to match the seats, plus numbers are picking up a little, just not to the extent where we think the 70 or so in Portland would sell in the time remaining.
  15. SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL Saturday Night Event

    As always, the KCC team have come up with some food and drink based items to go along with our themed evening. For your epic24 cocktails on Saturday night we have the glorious sounding: Muddy water Vodka Baileys Kahlua Lagerita Tequila Lime Juice Orange Liqueur Lager Pharmaceutical Stimulant Vodka Espresso Sugar syrup Kahlua The Portaloo Vodka Orange Juice Galliano I'm sure drinking the contents of a portaloo will bring back many wonderful festival memories for some of you...
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