Geek Con '08

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Would you be interested in attending a Geek Con?

  • Yes - Definately!

    Votes: 18 26.9%
  • Probably - Depends on dates, location, any costs etc

    Votes: 39 58.2%
  • Not sure - I'd want to know a bit more first

    Votes: 8 11.9%
  • No - Really not my cup of tea

    Votes: 2 3.0%

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fozzyo

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I'll admit it ... as well as being a bit of a Salon Geek I'm also a bit of a Sci-Fi and IT Geek. One of the things that quite often happen in the Sci-Fi and IT world are Conventions or Con's.

These are great fun for everyone involved, and something for many years I have felt the Health & Beauty industry has lacked. These are very different to the Professional Beauty, Spa Show etc type Trade Shows. When Con's get to a certain size they usually encompass some or all of the following:
  • Set in a Host Hotel over a weekend, two or three nights
  • Its a big social / networking event - meet and make friends
  • There are generally talks / demo's / workshops organised you can go to
  • Sometimes there is a Traders area - suppliers and traders there for lots of retail opportunities, and we know us Geeks love to shop!
  • Some sort of "Main Event" one of the evenings, party, food, dancing, stage show - whatever seems good for the event
  • Its as cheap as possible to go go!
A Con may just have some of the above, there was one I wanted to go to for on-line journal writers and bloggers in the States. This was a big social gathering, they used to organise a day-trip to a local site and then just had a panel discussion and Q&A session with attendee's. So they can be as big and small as people want.

So if we think of Geek Con as starting off as a bit of a social weekend get together - depending on numbers and interests we could look at where we go from there. This sound of interest to anyone?
 

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I'd certainly be up for that Mat, and will offer my services to run a Geeky Waxing Workshop if it happens.

I think it would need to start small - maybe one day in a hotel so people can stay overnight if they like, with a series of workshops by fellow Geeks that people can sign up for during the day. Just thinking aloud here.

I imagine there would be a heck of a lot of work involved in organising something like that! :D
 

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Would be fun if there were Klingons :D
 

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Sounds really good:hug:
 

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Would be fun if there were Klingons :D
:lol:
You can dress up if you want, we won't object.

Totally agree with you Andy, hotel somewhere with a room we could use for the day to run some talks / workshops and somewhere that has a reasonably priced bar or pub nearby for drinks and stuff in the evening. As you say - nice and simple.
 

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You can dress up if you want, we won't object

Totally agree with you Andy, hotel somewhere with a room we could use for the day to run some talks / workshops and somewhere that has a reasonably priced bar or pub nearby for drinks and stuff in the evening. As you say - nice and simple.
lol a geek meet with a twist.
I agree it sounds like it could be fun and interesting
 

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sounds good fozzyo !

i've voted....... Probably - Depends on dates, location, any costs etc.


i do think the dates and location will cause the biggest work for you, but you sound like a geek that say's "bring it on" !:)
 

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Sounds like a fab idea, I do however think it would take some planning. But I am sure if fellow geeks did talks and demos etc it would be fab.
 

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sounds great :green:
 

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Fantastic idea!! xx
 

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so we would dress up as klingons and have a parrrdddeeeee ????

Sounds like a super duper con to me....

So long as it's held in Spain....well Javea to be precise....
 

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so we would dress up as klingons and have a parrrdddeeeee ????

Sounds like a super duper con to me....

So long as it's held in Spain....well Javea to be precise....
Ditto lol!
 

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I just couldn't resist answering... Will you house everybody then??? :eek::):):)

:hug:C
Sure why not ... I have a large terrace, bring a sleeping bag :green::lol:
 

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Yeah, I'd love that! It'd be great to put geeky faces to geeky names! :green:

I don't even mind travelling provided I've got plenty of time to save up the much needed pennies for a hotel room, etc.

As other peeps have said - BRING IT ON!!!!

:hug:
 

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That sounds good, i seem to get dragged along to all the car ones by my bf, so it'd be a nice change to have a geeky one :D

Altho, it will depend on the location, are you thinking london area or somewhere more central in the uk?
 

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Sounds like an excellent idea to me!! :green:

Would it just be for nail geeks or hair and skin geeks too?

Love the bit about a good, cheap bar too!!:lol:
 

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would def be up for that!!! xx
 

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Wow - thanks for such a great response guys! Glad it sounds of interest. Who would it be for? All geeks - nail, hair & skin!

As for location and planning ... errrr, no idea yet! First stage is to get an idea of interest. Not really knowing the geographical spread of the geeks I couldn't really highlight a particular area. Though I would be tempted to say outside London, if only to make it as cheap and accessible as possible. Whever it was travel connections (road, rail & air) would play a big part on the decision.

Mat xx
 

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Brilliant, hon. Just keep us all posted! :green: :hug:
 

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