Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Registration

Registration is now open for the Magic Unconvention in Swindon, 1-3 October 2010

Registration costs £20 for adults and £10 for children. You can pay by PayPal, Bank Transfer, or Cheque/Postal Order.

To register, sign up for the Magic Unconvention discussion forum, and download the registration form from the Files menu.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Accommodation Options

JURY'S INN

This is the Unconvention venue hotel:

Fleming Way
Swindon
SN1 2NG
Telephone 01793 445600

http://swindonhotels.jurysinns.com/

We have arranged a special rate of GBP 49.00 per night. When booking, please quote the discount code unconvention. Bookings may be cancelled in the normal way, up to 2pm on the previous day.

If you have already booked your accommodation, please call Jury's on the above number and explain that you are part of the Unconvention. The hotel will then refund the difference.


TRAVELODGE SWINDON CENTRAL

This hotel is next door to the venue.

Princes House,
Princes Street,
Swindon,
SN1 2SF

Telephone 0871 984 6328

Rooms available from £129.50 per night.


MENZIES SWINDON HOTEL

This Hotel is opposite the venue.

Fleming Way,
Swindon,
SN1 1TN

Telephone 01793 528282

Rooms available from £60 per room, per night. Website says they are fully booked for the weekend of 1-3 October, but if you call, there is availability.


EXPRESS by SWINDON CITY CENTRE

This hotel is approx 5 min walk from venue, but very close to pubs and clubs.

Bridge Street,
Swindon,
SN1 1BT

Telephone 0870 444 3758

Rooms available from £40 per room, per night.

http://www.exhiswindon.co.uk/


PREMIER INN SWINDON CENTRAL

This hotel is 4 km / 2.5 miles from the venue.

Kembrey Street,
Kembrey Business Park,
Swindon,
SN2 8YS

Telephone 08701 977 310

Rooms available from £48 per room, per night.

http://www.premierinn.com/pti/hotelInformation.do?hotelId=24147

PREMIER INN SWINDON WEST

This hotel is 6 km / 3.5 miles from the venue.

Great Western Way,
Swindon,
Wiltshire
SN5 8UB

Telephone 08701 977247

Rooms available from £43 per room, per night.

http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/SWILYD/swindon-west

PREMIER INN SWINDON NORTH

This hotel is 12 km / 7 miles from the venue.

Broad Bush,
Blunsdon,
Swindon,
Wiltshire
SN26 8DJ

Telephone 0870 990 6356

http://www.premierinn.com/en/hotel/SWILYD/swindon-north

YHA - Clyffe Peppard

This Youth Hostel Association property is a bunk barn attached to the Goddard arms pub. It is 18 km /11 miles from the venue.

The Goddard Arms,
Wood Street,
Clyffe Pypard,
Swindon,
SN4 7PY

Telephone 01793 731386

Bed in single sex shared room from £15.95 per person, per day.

http://www.yha.org.uk/find-accommodation/south-west-england/hostels/clyffe-pypard/index.aspx


LOWER SHAW FARM

This farm is 3 miles from the venue, but offers cheap, basic accommodation. Although this is outside the town centre, it is served by buses and is very close to our release walk venue, Lydiard Park.

Lower Shaw Farm,
Old Shaw Lane,
Shaw,
Swindon,
SN5 5PJ

Telephone 01793 771080

Rooms available on a bed and breakfast basis for £25 per person, per night.

http://www.lowershawfarm.co.uk/


Thursday, November 5, 2009

The Magic Roundabout Unconvention: Now It's Official!

The UK Unconvention will be held in Swindon from Friday 1 October to Sunday 3 October 2010.

Events will be based around Jury's Hotel in central Swindon, and in surrounding pubs, clubs, restaurants and caf├ęs.

Pencil this weekend in you diaries now. And watch this website for news and gossip from now until next October!

Monday, November 2, 2009

And the winner is...

The poll is closed and the total votes cast for the candidate locations were:

Chester: 21

Nottingham: 34

Swindon: 35

And so I am happy to say that the UK Unconvention 2010 will be held in Swindon.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Last chance to vote!

Remember, you have just a fraction over 30 hours to get your vote in for the venue of UK Unconvention 2010!

The vote is still close and there is everything to play for still.

Friday, October 23, 2009

State of the polls

No, We're not going to tell you who's in the lead. What do you think we are?

But we can say that the poll is very close indeed. Just two votes separating the two currently leading contenders, with the third hot on their heels. All three have substantial support, which isn't surprising because they are all excellent candidates. In our humble opinion...

So, if you haven't voted already, get in there! There is everything to play for!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Where should Uncon 2010 be held?

Before we plan the Unconvention, we need to know where we are going to hold it. And that is up to you. We have invited Bookcrossers to nominate their favoured locations and ansked them to make a brief statement in support of it.

We received nominations for Chester, Nottingham, and Swindon. You can read what the proposers have to say elsewhere on this page.