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  1. Also at the last check, there's still space in the downstairs room (Boathouse), so please utilise that one if Pendeen (upstairs) is full.
  2. Also for anyone with any special dietary requirements, if you aren't sure then speak to a member of the catering team and they'll happily talk you through ingredients and alternatives as needed.
  3. This is being discussed in PM with the individuals affected and we've rearranged things to offer space back in the existing room, they may not be the exact same seats, but it's still sat together and in the original room requested. I would mention again though that we took on feedback since epic20 and for the past 2 events, and we have emailed everyone to alert people that the process is starting (not just relied on social media and forums), linked to the discussion threads and for epic23 the process took place over a much longer period to allow people to give their feedback. We will continue to debate and discuss the pros and cons of doing it this way internally, but ultimately it comes down to the events now selling out every time for the past 2-3 years and I'd rather focus our time on finding more space (either at KCC or an alternative venue) so that people don't miss out in the first place and we avoid even having the need for the debate. But certainly for now, that is the decision we've taken with all factors considered, it's stated clearly on the seating plan at the point of booking so people are booking knowing that it *could* happen.
  4. Hi, Just to add on to this, firstly we are still looking at alternatives as best as we can bearing in mind we are also trying to set the event up today as well as other team members travelling, but if that is not possible then I'm afraid the seats currently listed will be those allocated to you for the event. For the past few events, we haven't just relied on forums and social media, we also emailed everyone on 25th January at 22:50 alerting everyone that the process was starting and linking to the relevant threads where it was being discussed to give people the opportunity to comment. The Seating Planner does say at the top: " Note that we reserve the right to adjust the seating plan as required to enable as many booking requests as possible to be accommodated, the seat you select is a guide but may not be the final seat you have at the event. Find out more on our forums." We know it's a divisive decision, we'd love to please everybody but we have to try to please the majority and have done our best to alert everyone through as many channels as possible from the start of the booking process to the end. As this is an individual issue though, I'm going to close down the thread and @Gumpster will continue to liaise with you both direct once he has connectivity again. Thanks Jon
  5. It is free, my bad for not updating the text from the summer event (where it is charged due to extra security). Looks like we'll need to get the black marker pens out on the printed versions!
  6. As always, copies of these will be available on your desks when you arrive, but for those who haven't been before so you can work out where everything is...
  7. KCC have confirmed that the bar prices are the same as last October, but there's the list anyway: Streetfighter Themed Saturday Evening Cocktails (CINEDOUKEN! Night) Blankatini - Vodka, Apple Liqueur, Melon Liqueur Sonic Boom - Malibu, Blue Curacao, Orange Juice, Grenadine Shoryuken - Southern Comfort, Kahlua, Grenadine Psycho Crusher - Vodka, Blue Curacao, Cranberry Juice, Lemonade £3.50 each or 4 for £12 Main Bar Prices Draft Beers Carling, Guinness, Worthingtons, Staropramen, Carling Cider, Real Ales, Rhubarb Cider - £4 4 Pint 'Pitcher' Deal - £14 Bottles Budweiser, Peroni, Corona, Desperados - £3.50 Punk IPA, Doombar, Rekorderlig - £4.00 Wine Red/White/Rose Bottle - £16 Prosecco Bottle - £25 Premium - £20 Red/White/Rose Small Bottle - £4 Prosecco Small Bottle - £6 Spirits Absinth, Aftershock, Disaronno, Archers, Bacardi, Bells, Brandy, Cinzano Bianco, Cointreau, Famous Grouse, Gordon's Gin, Jack Daniels, Jagermeister, Jamesons, Malibu, Midori, Pernod, Pimms, Captain Morgan Rum, Sambucca, Harvey's, Sourz, Southern Comfort, Tequila, Vodka, Agwa - £3.00 Baileys, Glenfiddich, Martini Extra Dry, Martini Rosso - £3.50
  8. It's something that we have decided on jointly based on the fact that it's not just us using the building, there are multiple customers using that part of the building, particularly theatre performances, at the time we are in. Obviously if/when we get to the point when we have the whole building, then it's less of an issue and also with those volumes for a bigger event we would be looking at hiring in additional capacity anyway. The problem is that at the last few events now the toilets had to be switched repeatedly at different times according to what was in the building. When switched, people got confused and ignored the signs on the doors and used whichever ones they wanted anyway. Similarly, the couple of cubicles that were then allocated for females, still ended up being used by males, causing additional complaints. The view from us and KCC is that across the accessible areas of the building during our event there will be sufficient provision providing all available toilets are serviced and in use, we've had guarantees that none are out of order at this time ready for the start of the event. That, combined with an improved inspection and cleaning regime to ensure that they all remain in use give us more confidence. Obviously participants can do their part to keep everything working and in order by improving their aim and not throwing up their Nandos all over the seats! Would also add, that the building capacity as a whole is significantly higher than our event, the arena alone is around 1000 people for conferences and exhibitions, and I'm sure the building will be running its legal requirements for facilities!
  9. Yes as long as fire exits and gaps between rows are kept clear.
  10. Due to a number of theatre events, and confusion from epic22 around switching the toilets in the evening, we will not be switching the male and female toilets for epic23. All toilets will be used as normally marked. Please ensure that you follow the signage on the toilets as indicated to avoid any embarrassments. Should all of the upstairs toilets be in use, there are plenty more downstairs either by the Lakeside hall or near to the sports hall (shower area).
  11. Following on from feedback and concerns last event, due to the limited space and requirements to ensure safe evacuation, we will not be permitting sleeping on the floor in the Portland room for epic23, for those in Portland, please use one of the other indoor or outdoor sleeping areas this event.
  12. They're Back! We know this was a big piece of feedback from our last event, so we're happy to confirm that the Kettering-based Potbelly Brewery will be providing the beers once again for epic23! Including the old favourites: Hop Trotter (4.1%) - Golden in colour, spicy aromas with citric notes from the hops, balanced by warm malt and a wonderful burst of zest. Beautifully balanced, refreshing beer. Beijing Black (4.4%) - A strong dark mild, Mild but not Meek!! "Supreme Champion" at SIBA National Beer Competition 2006 Crazy Days (5.5%) - A very light golden Bitter with hidden strength beware !! "Champion Strong Ale" at SIBA National Beer Competition 2007 Not to mention, a return of everybody's favourite rhubarb cider! See you at the bar! (Full drinks price list has been requested, and we'll post when we get it)
  13. Info coming soon, the main priority for the bar has been working on the staffing issues from the last event and getting a good ale supplier back.
  14. Feel free to ask if you don't want cranberry, I believe they're all made fresh rather than pre-mixed.
  15. I mean, bacon is the same animal right?