BOYL 2014 - Location and Date


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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 9:38 am

BOYL 2014 - Location and Date

Hi chaps

Apologies for the silence on this - I appreciate that there has been much speculation but no 'official' guidance.

I had a chat to Matt of Foundry today who explained their current situation. Essentially, they are looking to move in the next 10 or so days to the new site. There is plenty of space for us to game at the new site, but apart from toilets, he couldn't describe what other facilities would be available as their primary objective is to ensure their production facilities are installed and operational so they can continue to process orders.

Facts you can bank on, though, are these:

The location of BOYL 2014 will be:

Stoke Hall
East Stoke


- Google maps will locate this address.

The dates of BOYL 2014 will be:

9th/10th August 2014

I don't yet know what the state of the parking or catering will be - they will only know once they're in, but it sounds like we can expect a much more comfortable parking situation than is currently the case.

I hope that helps to clear things up a little. I will let you know when I understand the catering arrangements. I will also seek guidance on places to stay, but bear in mind that Stoke Hall is roughly a half hour drive from Nottingham.
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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:03 am

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There are also far fewer stabbings and traffic wardens in East Stoke.

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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 10:25 am

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Diane mentioned to be a nearby Travel Lodge/Premier Inn type of place when we spoke at Salute. Though if memory serves, there was plenty of accommodation in Newark last time I visited there.
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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 11:47 am

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This is exciting news! I shall await updates with much anticipation!
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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:43 pm

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Return flights to East Midlands Airport booked. Awaiting information for accommodation booking. theottovonbismark and I would like to stay in the same hotel that as many of you guys are staying in if possible, to share taxis etc and for swapping stories in the bar etc.

We were thinking that staying in Nottingham central might be the handiest thing for us as we get in eary on Friday and will have time to kill, so we are planning a bit of a tour around some of the haunts (Warlord Games have a visitors centre thing now and a trip to meet some of you guys at Warhammer World the evening before the BOYL event could be good fun we were thinking).

We eagerly await the hive minds decision on accommodation :)

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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 12:55 pm

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I think the question of whether most people are staying in Nottingham and 'commuting' to Stoke Hall or staying closer to the venue needs to be decided sooner rather than later so people can get accommodation booked.

I live in Nottingham, so would be happy to drive some people to Stoke Hall and back both days if it helps anyone out.
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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:14 pm

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Skarsnik & Old Lead wrote:I live in Nottingham, so would be happy to drive some people to Stoke Hall and back both days if it helps anyone out.


theottovonbismark and I would be more than happy to contribute to your petrol costs etc if you fancied ferrying us in and out from central Nottingham either/both days Skarsnik.

I feel that central accommodation will be easier for airport and amenities access for the weekend so a lift in the Skarsnik and Old Lead-mobile would be very handy for us :) PM either of us if that suits.

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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:37 pm

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The question is will be be getting lashed (I mean having a sociable drink) in Nottingham or Newark.

If Nottingham then we would stay in Nottingham for the short stagger from "Monster Kebab" back to hotel at the end of the night. Then take the drive to and from the venue.

If we are going out in Newark then it makes sense to stay in Newark ... I am sure they have some pubs that sell real ale and one or two late night eateries.

My vote is Newark ... so it is a shorter drive to the venue.
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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:32 pm

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Aye It'll be good to all stay in the same Hotel if only to save on transport, my vote is to stay in Newark and take over a small local pub so I can get my drink on.. I mean..er..er.. I don't drink honest ;)

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Post Mon Apr 28, 2014 2:44 pm

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I'd love to come up, but it's a fair journey by train (4ish hours) so I'd likely make my way to Newark on Friday night. IF there is an agreed upon hotel and people who can provide transport to the event itself and back that would be amazing! :D
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