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  • #38308
    necro
    Participant

    WoW! How great is this!? Thank you Sad…you are awesome.

    I am hoping that the ever talented Jacha will, as the senior Lexxian, spearhead the 2001 Hali Uncon efforts and allow me the opportunity to act as trusy assistant/schlepp-gal.

    First a decision MUST be make on whether Uncon will happen in June or September. There are pros and cons for either month…so I guess it boils down to which one is workable for the most people who would like to attend and which month will better allow us access to the Studio.

    Now is the time to state an oppinion either way. Who is interested in attending? Wich month do you feel is more workable?

    Sad, if you or Cat could contact your friends at Salter and inquire as to which month is better for them…perhaps the decision will rest there. I for one would be very gratefull.

    Looking forward to meeting everyone in Hali!

    Necro

    #60945
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I vote for the first week of June and hope it works out for others as well. I would really like to have the opportunity to actually get up close to Lexx, the makers and the actors. I am hoping for the best.

    #60946
    Anonymous
    Guest

    quote:


    Originally posted by necro:
    I am hoping that the ever talented Jacha will, as the senior Lexxian, spearhead the 2001 Hali Uncon efforts and allow me the opportunity to act as trusy assistant/schlepp-gal.


    I wanted to make Jacha a moderator too since she had agreed to partner you in your endevours, but I couldn’t find her registration details (you can only be a moderator on a UBBS if you’re registered), no disrespect was inteneded.

    I’ve been out most of the day, so I’ve not been able to get the UNCON 2001 page up yet.

    To be honest, I don’t have any info to put up on it yet However, I think I’ll put up some contact details of hotels and stuff (if I can find them from old uncon web pages… Does anyone have the url’s?

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    #60947
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Well, as I hibernate during the Summer months, I’ll have to go with early in September. If I can assist in any way, please don’t hesitate to ask. And, Necro, thank you for picking up the mantle! (I couldn’t organize a lemming march to the sea. )

    Gee, Sad, you must be typin’ at the same time(tho’ not timezone). I don’t remember any UnCon. sites’ urls but, since I had planned on vacationing in Hali again this year, I’ve been researching accommodations in the area. Here are One, Two, and Three sites I’ve saved in my searchings. That Barrington and Waverly look pretty good, but I’d imagine those who have actually gone before would know the real ins and outs of the area.

    Okay, why is HTML off? My urls are lookin’ mighty ugly there, Sad. The UBB code is on; you wanna switch it for me, as I’m still not up on UBB.? (now, I have to go practice my ^*@#*! UBB!)
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    “Time begins then time ends, and then time begins once again.”
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    Speaking of ‘time,’ I’ve re-edited this 900 times!(okay, 9, but it feels like 900!). How the bleedin’ blasted firggin freshoot do you make a
    with UBB code?!?

    [This message has been edited by BlackCloud (edited 02-04-2001).]

    #60948
    Anonymous
    Guest

    quote:


    Originally posted by BlackCloud:
    Okay, why is HTML off? My urls are lookin’ mighty ugly there, Sad. The UBB code is on; you wanna switch it for me, as I’m still not up on UBB.? (now, I have to go practice my ^*@#*! UBB!)


    Ooops! No idea why html is off!! I’ll fix it now

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    #60949
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Oh, and thanks for the links

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    [This message has been edited by SadGeezer (edited 02-04-2001).]

    #60950
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Oh, thanks, NOW that I’m prematurely grey, you turn it on. I’ll see if I can run down those UnCon sites. I can’t do much else but I’m good at diggin’.

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    “Time begins then time ends, and then time begins once again.”

    #60951
    Anonymous
    Guest

    awesome

    i can either do early june or after september 6, let me know how to help-this is great!

    #60952
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Wow, a lotta UnCon/LexxCon sites out there! But, DrDel’s is the only one I’ve seen, so far, that has places to stay mentioned. Plus, I should add, it’s damn fine reading and mighty purty, too! Will look further when I get home.

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    “Time begins then time ends, and then time begins once again.”

    [This message has been edited by BlackCloud (edited 02-04-2001).]

    #60953
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    Here’s the UnCon 2000 page put together by Rachel. There is plenty of information here that will be usefull again this year.

    ~edited to fix URL

    [This message has been edited by Cat (edited February 11, 2001).]

    #60954
    Anonymous
    Guest

    well this is handy..thanks sad, I’ll have to buy you a drink in the sumner’s or the garrison sometime..or wherever a mutually accessible wateringhole is…

    I’m still in favour of June because of the other LexxCon i’m organising at my den in September..and Sad, if I don’t see you there I’ll be very annoyed….

    However i’m still open to suggestions..the chat seems to have reasons for suggesting August…

    I’m now waiting to see what happens…

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    Jach’a mallku…terying to run seven things at once

    #60955
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Hello Necro and Jacha! And much gratitude to you for taking this on!

    I plan on attending again this year, and while any date would work for me, I think someone else mentioned that Dalhousie University (where many UnConners, including myself, stayed) would not be available in September. The accomodations were very reasonable, and Sheriff Hall, where I stayed, was very comfortable (though it is *not* within walking distance of downtown. Not comfortably if you’ve had a few, anyway)

    If you need another schlepp-gal (I love that!), I’d also be happy to run things down. I don’t know if anyone is into hostelling, but there’s one close to the Waverly Inn that seems reasonable. It’s the Heritage House[/url].
    Kali

    [This message has been edited by Kali (edited 02-04-2001).]

    [This message has been edited by Kali (edited 02-04-2001).]

    #60956
    Maritas
    Participant

    If I had to pick one month it would be Septemebr. The weather I think would still be good but if the UnCon was going to be only one month – I would have to find a way to be there in June. Work vacation thingie…

    Either way I will find a way to be there!!

    Maritas

    #60957
    dgrequeen
    Participant

    If the UnCon is scheduled for the weekend of June 2/3, I might be able to make it. Otherwise, I have to vote for September.

    In any case, I don’t see the point in having the UnCon in Halifax while Lexx is on hiatus (August). We could just as easily meet other fans in more accessible places, if that were the case.

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    Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional

    #60958
    Anonymous
    Guest

    gosh do you think we should warn halifax they will be descended upon in either june or september ) i like september too, just please please make it after september 6! and if you need gofers, email is best for me and i can really work a telephone and prevail upon a few canadian friends for help

    #60959
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I vote September but doesn’t it depend on which month the studio will let everyone descend upon them? What has been their response to this Sad?

    #60960
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Dgreequeen has a good point. I want to go to Halifax, but if the studio is not going to be open, there are places we can meet that are easier to get to.

    I’m hoping Uncon can be coordinated with one of the group studio tours Salter Street had mentioned.

    Starfireone

    Originally posted by dgrequeen:
    In any case, I don’t see the point in having the UnCon in Halifax while Lexx is on hiatus (August). We could just as easily meet other fans in more accessible places, if that were the case.

    #60961
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I have recieved a reply from Renee at Salter:

    quote:


    I hate to say this, but there has been no official date decided yet for the UnCon. Schedules are always changing and it will be a while before we can set a date. Please tell the fans to be patient and we will announce it as soon as we can!


    PS, my password isn’t working

    #60962
    Anonymous
    Guest

    okay..that’spretty straightforward, thanks Cat.

    Patience unfortunately doesn’t come into the mentality of those bresponsible for booking flights to Canada..that’s why i’m trying to shove a date…..

    ah well….

    #60963
    necro
    Participant

    Well whilst we wait…perhaps we can find out if those lovely dorm rooms so many stayed at last year are availible for either month ….and if they are not…perhaps we can find a hotel that will give us a group discount.

    *Necro grins as she loves negotiating for discounts*

    #60964
    Anonymous
    Guest

    yeah god idea…I’ll get someone at that like yesterday..(thinks) who could I ask???And all you king opeeps who have contributed, any ideas for fun things to do while we0’re there..there is a rumour that I’ll be bellydancing…..

    #60965
    Anonymous
    Guest

    further to..it’s looking like I’m going to push for June..purely because of the difference in airfares from the UK. In September it’ll cost me nearly 500 pounds, and June 375 pounds..on my budget that means a lot.

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    Jach’a mallku…terying to run seven things at once

    #60966
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Wow, same here, much more expensive in September than June (that is if I put the airport codes into Yahoo correctly). Can someone tell me, do I have the airport code correct for Halifax? Is it YHZ?

    Thanks.

    Starfireone

    quote:


    Originally posted by Jacha:
    further to..it’s looking like I’m going to push for June..purely because of the difference in airfares from the UK. In September it’ll cost me nearly 500 pounds, and June 375 pounds..on my budget that means a lot.


    #60967
    Anonymous
    Guest

    yes starfire. I get tired of asking for flight prices from LHR to YHZ….

    anyeway, with the confirmation that we have the dorm rooms at Dalhousie in June, things are starting to look up. I’m thinking of the 16th or 23rd of June (I haven’t checked my calendar so take those as rough) …now I need feedback from you guys.

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    Jach’a mallku…terying to run seven things at once

    #60968
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    I’ve informed Renee that mid-June is looking to be the best time for everyone here.. but do you think it would be an idea to set up some sort of poll to fully gauge(sp?) the opinion on this, and to see what dates are best for everyone?

    #60969
    Anonymous
    Guest

    hmm good idea..if I knew how to.

    anyways i’m stillopen to suggestions for dates…. come on you guys help me!!!

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    Jach’a mallku…terying to run seven things at once

    #60970
    dgrequeen
    Participant

    Actually, June 16th might work for me, June 23rd would be even better!!

    It just might be doable. Any date but June 9th!

    If I can be of any help, please let me know.

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    Growing older is mandatory, growing up is optional

    #60971
    MortTicia
    Participant

    Oh, please, please, not the 23:rd… Any date but then…
    The 16:th is much better…

    Just realizing this is my first post here on SadGeezer’s… uhm… hope it works… me be technical ignorantus…
    *waves to everyone*

    /Mort

    #60972
    trillian
    Participant

    Either date would work for me, but the 23rd seems the most attractive date.

    trillian

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    “…we will be restoring normality just as soon as we are sure what normal is anyway.”

    #60973
    necro
    Participant

    Here is what I just posted on the bored:

    On 2/8/01 5:52:58 AM, Jach’a mallku wrote:
    >okay….. let’s start looking
    >round June 16 or 23rd…how’s
    >that sound?
    >
    >Jach’a Mallku
    >>

    I just got off the phone with Renee at Salter…and although she does not have a firm date from the powers that be there…she has promised to make efforts on our behalf to find out as soon as possible…she also promised to call me and let me know the results )

    I did throw out some of the dates in question…and althought it is not her decision what Salter does…she was NOT discouraging regarding a 16th or 23th June date. I think we will have an answer from Salter soon. Renee was very sympathetic to our need for making accommodation arrangement in a timely manner. I was very encouraged by her friendly demeanor and willingness to help us have a VERY LEXXY UnCon.

    I am leaning toward the latest possible June date in hopes of accomodating those Lexxians that have school schedule conflicts will be free and clear by then.

    I am feeling lexxicited again )

    Necro

    #60974
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I think that June 16 or the 23 are perfect dates for the uncon. I believe the 23 is the best date.

    MeLuSiNe

    #60975
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Thanks to all for your efforts on getting the UnCon setup! Either month is fine with me. :B

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    Neo: “We need guns……lots of guns…”

    – The Matrix

    #60976
    Anonymous
    Guest

    quote:


    Originally posted by MeLuSiNe:
    I think that June 16 or the 23 are perfect dates for the uncon. I believe the 23 is the best date.


    The 23rd is the best date for me and NewKate too

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    #60977
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Either June or September would be fine for me. My husband just started a new job and his company drives to Canada. I half-jokingly said maybe I could hitch a ride with one of the eighteen wheelers. He just laughed. I’ll probably come by bus… But if anybody sees a tractor-trailer coming down the street with a woman hanging out the window shouting “Long Live Lexx” that would be me.

    #60978
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Hi! I’m new to this board but some of you know me from other Lexx forums. June will work better than September as long as it is not June 9 (have a wedding to be in that day). Thanks for trying to accomodate us all Jach’a, impossible task that it is!

    Indigo

    #60979
    Anonymous
    Guest

    First post here….

    I would prefer a June date. Either the 16th or 23rd would work for me and mine.

    Thanks to the organizers – I don’t envy the task.

    #60980
    Anonymous
    Guest

    june 23 or 16 okay by me but 23 would be better as my graduation dinner in nyc on the 15th would mandate all night drive to halifax…how long do these things last usually? if it goes into the week i would have to change my vacation around

    #60982
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Here’s the URL to Rachel’s old site from UnCon 2000.
    http://members.home.net/racheldf/uncon.html

    it’ll forward you … to the new home of the site.

    Hope it helps –

    Rustamh

    [This message has been edited by Rustam (edited February 09, 2001).]

    #60983
    necro
    Participant

    Thanks Rustam….you rock!

    I spent most of last night looking up info on Halifax and things to do and see there…Hali is a very interesting city with loads of history so we should have a wonderful time!

    Jacha and I discussed a rough schedule for the 23rd date…provided the 23rd works for Salter it appears that is the date that works for the most people. As soon as we have clear confirmation from Salter…we can complete it and post.

    *necro runs off to file her nails as rustam has graciously completed her research for her by finding cookie’s great wedsite from last year*

    #60984
    Anonymous
    Guest

    ….don’t know if this will help anyone…

    I just checked air fares from my home for the weekends of the June 16th and 23rd.

    The fares are about $100 more the weekend of the 23rd. $426.46 for the 16th vs $516.86 for the 23rd.

    What I did find that may help others is that if I make the 2 hour drive from Columbus to Cleveland and then fly, the fares are $263.49 for either weekend. This strategy may only work for a few Lexxians – I happen to be within three hours (or less) drive of several airports. Nothing beats selection.

    #60985
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Hi all,

    Delighted to see things are underway. Sadly, I won’t be able to attend any UnCon this year, as the summer is totally out for me. One word of advice though, if you are going to use the University dorms…Jacha, I think you have to contact the Dalhousie Conference Booking offices first to get a block number of rooms? Also, when it comes to booking the rooms individually, make sure you double check with the Hall of Residence as well that they have actually received the booking. I turned up last year and found a room had not been reserved for me at all, even though I had phoned twice and paid the deposit in cash!!! But the receptionist was very helpful though and I didn’t end up having to move accross town…heheheh!!

    For UK travellers, you might like to try out this URL:
    http://www.canadian-afair.com/%5B/url%5D

    They’re a tour operator that specialise in Canadian flights etc, and often have deals. A friend of mine is planning to go to Hali later in the year on business, and he quoted and expample of a return for TWO adults came to about £600 in October, including tax and insurance, and if you book accomodation with that, you can get some good discounts as well. You can check on the site for airfares ( Gatwick ) and they do flights from other airports in the UK as well. I have checked the site and it seems to be worth checking out.

    Anywhoosie, have fun folks!!!

    BuggyXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    http://bugbomb.homestead.com/%5B/url%5D

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    ‘…from the Planet Of Happy Fat Women…’

    [This message has been edited by Bugbomb (edited February 09, 2001).]

    #60986
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Heheheh…posted the following URL’s wrong and tried to edit them…but the changes didn’t take…so here they are again…

    Canadia Affair..
    http://www.canadian-affair.com/%5B/url%5D

    and my URL
    http://bugbomb.homestead.com/%5B/url%5D

    BuggyXXXXXXX

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    ‘…from the Planet Of Happy Fat Women..’

    #60987
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    The changes have been made.. after posting or editing you may need to refresh the page before they show up.

    #60988
    Anonymous
    Guest

    i think any of those days r doable…just as long as i get 2 meet u wonderful lexxians… plus i kno this takes alot of hard work, money, & patience…it will all work out in the end…& also b well worth every it!!!

    if i can b of some use or help…please don’t b afraid 2 ask…. it would b an honor…(like for instance i could bring some music, soooo.. jacha can do her belly dancing..hee hee hee)

    [This message has been edited by paradise (edited February 09, 2001).]

    #60981
    Anonymous
    Guest

    hey – LOL – Jacha – you’ve got your hands full!

    FX – no, it’s one weekend…some come early and some stay late.

    IwishI had kept the numeroous postings theat Darrow made last year for UnCOn..I daresay many of them are still floating about on the Lexx.com Bboard, if you have the will to go thrashing thru the topics.

    June? Hrm…. I don’t know if I can make it. Depends… on hubbie, whether I can get vacation… and how much it’s gonna cost me for seasonal flying. (June must be near peak seaso for Halifax) Buying the tix early will help. I’ll check in periodically here.. oh, necro, have you emailed “Cookie” yet? She’s the gal who set most of the activities up last year.

    Good to hear that Salter is still up for
    this –

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    ~~~Rustam~~~ “Help me, Lexx is eating my brain!”~~~~

    #60989
    Anonymous
    Guest

    Hi…new to this BB, but I see many familiar names.

    Late June would work very well for me. The 23rd would be particularly good! I am really looking forward to seeing everyone at Uncon!

    Thanks, Jacha, for taking this on! Let me know if I can help in any way!

    Doffy

    #60990
    Anonymous
    Guest

    I will cheerfully make plans to come whenever Salter says they’ll be able to play host. Thanks to everyone involved in making this happen!!

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    There’s no such thing as useless information.

    #60991
    Anonymous
    Guest

    It seems that we are waiting for some peeps to confirm stuff (Salter, Dalhousie etc.)

    Does this look like it’s gonna be 23rd?

    Have Salter Street been in contact yet to confirm that we can all gang up on them on the 23rd?

    Do we have any info about Dalhousie accomodation arrangements for the event?

    I guess we need to get this info asap so that I can start putting links up on the UNCONN page and so that people can start to makeing arrangements.

    Is there anything I can do to help move things along?

    I really think we need to settle on a date in the next few days.

    Hugs

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    #60992
    necro
    Participant

    My apologies Sad, everyone,…both my Baby Brunnen-G and that Guido that pays all the bills have been ill since Saturday…so I have been out of touch. I think i can take my nurse hat off now though.

    quote:


    Originally posted by SadGeezer:
    It seems that we are waiting for some peeps to confirm stuff (Salter, Dalhousie etc.)


    Last I heard, there were rooms available at Dalhousie for the 23rd…but we need a date to book them before they are gone.

    quote:


    Does this look like it’s gonna be 23rd?


    It seems the 23rd looks good for quite a few ppl…??

    quote:


    Have Salter Street been in contact yet to confirm that we can all gang up on them on the 23rd?


    THIS is the million dollar question. Renee at Salter told me she would call me with a confirmation…that was week before last…I PROMISE to call her tomorrow and follow up.

    quote:


    Do we have any info about Dalhousie accomodation arrangements for the event?


    Dalhousie University
    Conference Services, Room 407, Student Union Bldg., 6136 University Ave., Halifax, NS, B3H 4J2.
    Open early May to late Aug. Apartment and residence accommodation. 80+ rooms with private bath, 520 rooms with shared bath. Reception, meeting facilities, catering services. Rates: S: from $38; Twin: $57; 2-bedroom apts: $55; 3-bedroom apts: $78. Seniors’, students’ and alumni rates. Most rates include continental breakfast and available regular membership privileges to Dalplex Athletic Facility. 494-8840. [email protected]. http://www.dal.ca/confserv

    quote:


    I guess we need to get this info asap so that I can start putting links up on the UNCONN page and so that people can start to makeing arrangements.

    Is there anything I can do to help move things along?


    You are an angel Sad.

    quote

    I really think we need to settle on a date in the next few days.

    I highly agree.

    The big question (as I see it anyway) is the same question we have had all along…what is good for Salter? I have a feeling that their buy-out may have some effect on this. I will call Renee tomorrow and see what I can find out. Also, Cat, you are in the know about everything …have you heard anything else?

    I have my little lexxy fingers crossed we are still moving…if a bit slowly,…forward.

    Necro

    [This message has been edited by necro (edited February 16, 2001).]

    Sorry sweety, I couldn’t resist re-formatting the message – such a lot of good info!!

    [This message has been edited by SadGeezer (edited February 17, 2001).]

    #60993
    Anonymous
    Guest

    it’s looking more and more likely that we’re gonna be there june 23rd..hehe

    There’s a multicultural festival in hali that weekend too..whether this will affect our being able to get accommodation I haven’t been able to discover yet..but we’ll see…

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