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Feedback / Feedback: Fixed menu three course meal?
« on: May 31, 2014, 15:44:31 »
The Dining room seemed to get very little use during the convention, resulting to a huge crush into the Lobby Bar.

I suspect the issue was that it was a fixed menu three course meal, and while it was actually priced very well for a three course meal... I don't think a lot of people wanted a three course meal.

I do think people wanted a sit-down meal that wasn't bar food, but didn't want a starter and desert. (I was part of an expedition to the Airport to find one!)

Additionally, I think there wasn't enough signage to say "Hey, over here! This is a restaurant! There is food here!" and most of the time it looked empty and not being used so people weren't even checking the menu.

Feedback / Re: It seems that somebody didn't like us.
« on: May 31, 2014, 10:10:21 »
Altho, it should probably be restated that yes, the Pool and Jacuzzi are public areas that not only will other hotel guests share, but are open to the general public as a gym and health spa. (I assume their main business is Airport and Airline employees.) So yeah, be on good behaviour in there, because you will be sharing that area with families!

Since this is actually a different company from the hotel (LivingWell) private use of the pool area is not something I think the Con staff can negotiate. But perhaps it could be better stated at the opening ceremony/in the con book, not just as the reason why you can't use inflatables.

I suspect part of the problem there is it's best explained by allowing people to watch a group play, but the room was too small to allow spectators, and I don't think they had enough people to run the game and also marshal the queue outside.

Feedback / Re: What is it with the lack of chairs?
« on: May 29, 2014, 17:14:39 »
I felt really awkward after saying I couldnt help move chairs because of my arthritis - sounds like a classic bad excuse lol  (100% truth though - my knees are wrecked and I refused to go easy on them during the con - totally worth the pain though)

Likewise, I can't really do a lot of moving of tables or chairs. But I did marshal people around to do the moving of chairs a couple of times. (For example the MtG Draft) I do think it's really is okay to ask for volunteers to do things you can't do yourself but you notice need to be done. Altho it got a bit confusing as to if we were or were not allowed to move tables in some rooms.

First of all, Confuzzled's staff continue to learn and improve year on year.

Now for the Feedback... Not having a truly dedicated board games room was a (relatively minor) problem. 8/9pm is a little late to wait for a dedicated board games room, and it was practically standard practice to have to clear out some people playing a board game in Norfolk or Dorset so an event could start.

Hopefully there will be more event rooms in use next time. If so, I hope that York and Lancaster could become dedicated Board Games and Video Games rooms.

I'd also probably suggest dropping use of Boardroom all together, because it's awkwardly sized and shaped and not really suitable. Possibly even switching away from using the Dorset/Norfolk/Surrey wing, and to using the London/Cambridge/Oxford partitioned rooms, as they're slightly larger and a lot easier for people to find.

Feedback / Re: What is it with the lack of chairs?
« on: May 29, 2014, 16:32:24 »
This is also of note for disabled attendees who walk with a cane and have problems getting back up from the floor. Luckily, I managed to get a chair for myself by asking before the event, but I'm pretty sure no one else got one.

Events / Re: Magic: The Gathering Draft
« on: May 20, 2014, 08:18:11 »
I'd enjoy drafting!

And I'll also bring along my Commander Deck. It has a kitty in it!

Please be aware that I've just been notified by registration staff in this thread that all transfers must be completed by close of registration.

You might also want to post to the UKFur classifieds forums.

Discussion / Re: swaping tickets.......
« on: April 06, 2012, 22:26:05 »
Er... Do registrations have to be transferred before the close of registration? Because that was not declared anywhere.

Offer accepted pending payment.

Putting this on a steep discount for a quick sale.

Now sold and transferred.

Because of a change in my plans, I'll have to drop out of CFZ. I have a single room Thursday to Monday morning booking which I am willing to sell and transfer. If you wanted a single room, but left it too late, here's your chance. Aside from the single room, this is a standard residential membership.

I paid £337.00, but would be willing to take acceptable offers at a serious discount of £200, which is cheaper than a regular shared room friday to monday booking.

Room & Transport Sharing / Re: Twin room drop out?
« on: March 30, 2012, 12:56:26 »
All of a sudden I find myself in need of  a twin room space, rather than the standard double that I have (for sharing purposes), does anyone know of anyone who would be interested in either swapping for a double with no current assigned roomie, or selling me their twin room allocation?

If you're still looking, I might be interested in selling my Single room space.

Events / Re: WebComics Kaffe Klatch
« on: March 30, 2012, 00:12:18 »
Something has come up, and I will not be available to run this event. Would anyone else be able/willing to run it?

Events / Re: Brony Meet
« on: March 30, 2012, 00:10:51 »
Something has come up, and I will not be available to run this event. Would anyone else be able/willing to run it?

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