Hacking the Gibson, in London!

ArkanGL told me to broadcast the word out:

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WG will be signing books in London on the 28 and 29 of August.


You know what to do ... details will follow.
 
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Arkan you freaking ROCK!!!!!

I am so there!!!!!!
 
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yup. there.
 
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Repeating myself now, but I won't be. I take off US-wards the morning of the 28th.

Thanks to the troops who rallied to my aid, even if it was to no avail! Come down to Lahndahn a night early for some Bon Voyage drinks or something. Otherwise you won't get to see my cool hacked Hack London shirt, a'ight?
 
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cheers ears, am there
 
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i'll be most likely not there.
 
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I'm already here.
 
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Originally posted by Wanderer:
i'll be most likely not there.
NOOOOO! Frown
 
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I won't be there, either. I already have plans for that week. And I couldn't afford both. (Hardly can afford one.)

Damn.
 
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I'm not sure I can be there.

It all depends on my boss' willingness to grant me two extra days off.
(even if they're not paid vacation)
 
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I am there. And it will be fun.
 
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Are you bringing your cosplay wardrobe with you?
 
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She can buy several new ones here.
 
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quote:
Originally posted by ArkanGL:
I'm not sure I can be there.

It all depends on my boss' willingness to grant me two extra days off.
(even if they're not paid vacation)


Me too. My game schedule drops dead on the last day of August.

DAMNIT ALL! Don't they realize He releases one book every 3 years or so?????
 
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I will arrive on London the 27th. Rather than go on to Edinburgh (and the Festival crowds) I will rest in London. The previous week I will have driven 5000 Km through France.
 
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Originally posted by Kradlum:
Are you bringing your cosplay wardrobe with you?


Sorry, dear. Those are in a storage space in the United States. Frown

(Ha ha, can't believe you remembered I cosplay...)
 
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(Ha ha, can't believe you remembered I cosplay...)

who could fucking forget that??!?!?!
 
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*shrugs*
 
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I can vividly imagine Meru walking down the streets near Harajuku station.
 
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Interesting....

Anyway, I put in my vacation request today. Hopefully, there are no issues and I can take time off. I still have no idea what I'm going to do, what I'm supposed to see. I've never traveled alone and I've never been to Europe. So, yeah, this is kind of a big deal for me. Plus, my birthday's on August 31. I'll be turning 26.
 
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Meru, which days do you plan to stay in London?
I might be showing up early too.
 
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So far it looks like I can be there on Tuesday and Wednesday...
 
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There has been a change of plan, so I might be able to come to London after all. What airport would be the best to arrive at in respect to the commute to London (Gatwick, Stansted or Luton)? I would have to rely on those cheap airlines.
 
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I don't know about Luton, but Gatwick is marginally faster than Stanstead using the Gatwick express.
 
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cheap airlines will probably only get you to luton or stansted? i think it was standsted i got to from berlin when i did it. only ever passed through standsted. i've been told its a bugger to get from standsted to london, but to be honest i can't see it being any worse than luton, and its just the nature of these types of flights that we expect some hassle.

but from luton, there is a free bus that takes you to the nearest train station. you get a train from there into london (i normally go to king's x, but i think it goes to victoria as well), it costs about £11, which isn't cheap, but does the job. if you get the train watch for the train which has less stops - from brighton i think - the other one stops at every station between luton and london.

i think there is an easybus that goes as well, which is probably cheaper, but probably takes longer and is just a mini-bus from what i've seen. i guess it doesn't stop anywhere else, and if its cheaper and gets you there it also does the trick.
 
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in other words, it sounds like Gatwick is the best of the 3
 
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i guess he checks the ryan/eastjet sites and sees what options he has in the cheap flight range and work from there.
 
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Thanks. So far it looks like Stansted with Ryanair, because it's the cheapest. I have to wait for some money to come in before I can book a flight.
 
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yeah the twice we went to berlin we flew stansted to schonenfeld (?)
 
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Three basic options from Stansted:

  • Easybus. 3 or 6 euros reserved online, 10,5 euros walk in (limited availability as the minibus fills up quickly). 75 minutes to city centre. Good price but little flexibility.
  • Coach. 12 one way, 21 Return. Several options, with similar prices. 80-120 minutes to city centre.
  • Stansted Express. 21 one way, 35 Return. 45 minutes (and impervious to non-terrorist related traffic jams).


There are other train options but they tend to be slow or pricy (or both).
 
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I may fly into Edinburgh and hang out in Scotland first, then fly to London from there....but I don't know....this is looking more expensive than I thought. At the very least, I will go to London. It's a long-ass freaking flight from Korea.
 
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Just curious, how long are people planning to stay in London? Is anyone traveling anywhere else?

Will people be around on the 31st so we can have superfun-birthday-celebration extravaganzas? If not, I can plan something else.
 
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I won't be there on the 31st, as I have to be back in Copenhagen to give a speech at a conference (repeat of my talk about journal impact factors and research evaluation)
 
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Damn. I so wanted you there!

Okay, I better think of another plan....
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Meru:
Just curious, how long are people planning to stay in London? Is anyone traveling anywhere else?


If I am lucky, I will be able to stay two days Frown
Tue & Wed is less then ideal for me.

Tell me if you plan to go to Ireland.
 
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Wait, where do you live, Newromancer?
 
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newro is in ireland.
i expect most folk will only be there for the couple of days.
 
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Right. Hmm. I need to go to bed and let my brain work this out in my sleep.
 
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quote:
Originally posted by Meru:
Wait, where do you live, Newromancer?


Hi hi ... this should be an easy question to answer ... should.

As remote said I do live in Ireland.
I also have a registered address in Austria.
There is a third address as well, but I don't really spend much time there.

I consider my self to live at both places. The next few weeks I will be living in Austria, in August I consider myself to live in Ireland. Have I confused you yet?
 
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I'm only gonna be there till Wednesday. Flying out on Thursday.
Now my dilemma when to fly in. On Monday or Saturday? It's cheaper to fly in on Saturday, but the hotel expenses do write that off by a bit....
 
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