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Fluffy's GameBlast18 Elite:Dangerous Get Together for SpecialEffect

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Smokey Joe's

16 Bennington Street

Cheltenham

GL50 4ED

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Over the weekend of February 23rd25th, I will be raising money for SpecialEffect as part of their GameBlast18 fundraising weekend. This will culminate in my head being shaved on Sunday 25th and I thought it would be nice to hold a get together of Elite CMDRs, space game and sci-fi enthusiasts, and those who just want to witness me losing my luscious long locks.

The event is scheduled to take place from 13:0018:00. This basically means we will have the rear of the cafe to ourselves until the close. The venue itself will be open to the general public from 11:00 and you are more than welcome to come along whilst everything is being set-up. If we have sufficient ticket sales (and enough people turn up on the day) then we can run the event until later in the evening.

All proceeds from this event will go to SpecialEffect. SpecialEffect is a charity that helps severely disabled children and adults communicate and play videogames. Further information on the charity's work can be found here. This is a free event but a donation would be very much appreciated.

As with such a get-together, the agenda is somewhat 'fluid'. However, I can confirm that in addition to my head being shaved the event will also have:

  • A Raffle (it wouldn't be an Elite:Dangerous event without one!)
  • An Elite:Dangerous set-up with Oculus Rift and Thrustmaster T-16000
  • Coin-op retro arcade machines including Galaxian, Centipede, and Joust
  • Board games (including the wonderful CubeQuest)
  • The Cheltenham Drabble Challenge: "At The Races" [TBC]
  • Elite themed RPGs [TBC]
  • Local multiplayer gaming (including GangBeasts, Ultimate Chickenhorse, Quiplash, etc) [TBC]

You are more than welcome to bring any gaming equipment, board games, table-top games, RPGs, poetry, drabbles ... whatever you fancy. Donations of prizes for the raffle would be greatly appreciated.

Please feel free to drop me a line if you would like any further information.

If you are unable to attend but would like to support this fundraising endeavour, then please feel to donate via my JustGiving page.


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What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Trains: Cheltenham is served by mainline railways (Great Western Railway; CrossCountry; Arriva Trains Wales). It is roughly 40 minutes from Birmingham New Street and Bristol Temple Meads. From the station, Smokey Joe's can be reached by the D/E bus, which drops off on Clarence Street (Stop 8) and is a three-minute walk away from Bennington Street. Taxis are also available at the station.

Bus/Coach: National Express is served by the Cheltenham Royal Well Bus Stop. From there it is a three-minute walk to Smokey Joe's.

Car: The NCP Cheltenham Brewery Quarter car park on Monson Avenue, GL50 4EJ is a three-minute walk from Smokey Joe's.

Accommodation: If you require accommodation for the Saturday/Sunday night, the nearest hotel is the Premier Inn in the Brewery quarter which is a very short walk from Smokey Joe's.


What can I bring into the event?

Whatever you fancy! Board games and RPGs are welcome. If you fancy bringing any computer/console set-ups then that would be greatly appreciated. There should be two spare television screens available. Please drop me a line if you are planning on bringing equipment, so I can ensure there is enough space/tables/power supplies.


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

There should hopefully be a 'Contact the Organiser' button on the page. Alternatively, I am available on Twitter @CMDRFluffyBun

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

E-ticket or printed ticket should be absolutely fine.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

I'd be grateful if you could contact me if the name differs to that on the ticket as there will be badges (of some description) printed.

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GL50 4ED

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