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Offline Gouty

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UK Meetup - London - 28th November 2020
« on: Thu, 05 March 2020, 15:04:07 »
28th March Event has been called off - New Date is 28th November 2020



Apologies for the bad poster edit, we're working on an updated one

Hello All,

It's that time once again for a UK meetup, back in London

Lots of stuff planned, competitions, presentations, demonstrations, loads of raffle prizes!

We need more vintage boards though!

Tickets available here.

Venue address and meetup timings are included with the ticket (in a PDF). You don't need to print this off, just check in on the day. As always we do ask that you do not make the venue public.

If you purchase multiple tickets in one order, the same applies. Just check in on the day on the sign in sheet (each person will need to check in), and it will show the quantity of tickets you have purchased.

For vendors there is a vendor specific ticket, this allows two people early entry to set up and guarantees table space to showcase and sell your products!

Be sure to join the MKUK Discord to keep up to date with all meetup news.

Let me know if you have any questions and hope to see you there!
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Re: UK Meetup - London | 28th March 2020
« Reply #1 on: Tue, 10 March 2020, 11:37:14 »
Update that was posted to our discord:

Planning continues on what is set to be the keyboard event of the year but we thought we’d take this time to address some concerns.

Obviously, we are acutely aware of the COVID-19 outbreak and its potential impact on the event. We have no intention of cancelling the meetup unless we are made to do so. That said, we are keeping abreast of broader planning, and while the government has not yet implemented widespread restrictions, they have not ruled out limiting gatherings and movement. There is also a possibility that the venue itself may cancel the event and not allow us to attend.

We’re optimistic about the whole thing, and working under the assumption that it is going ahead (and very excited!) but we’re also being realistic that there is a chance it may not. Hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. Our possible contingency plans currently include relocation, rescheduling and refunding (all the "re"'s).

We would like to encourage you all to look into your arrangements too, be pragmatic, some of you are travelling a long way to come, check your insurance and cancellation policies for travel and accommodation.

Of course we will keep you updated, and welcome any questions.

There will also be further announcements nearer the time with guidelines regarding best practices and hygiene, and we will be taking measures at the event to make sanitisation available for attendees and keyboards.

In more FUN news, we have confirmed donations for giveaways and prizes from the likes of (in no particular order and I’m sure I’ve forgotten some) Mechboards, Cherry, GMK/Uniqey, Signature Plastics, Yiancar Designs, Jelly Key, Pexon PCs, Novelkeys, Alchemist Keyboards, IDB, proto[Typist] (whoever that is), Cooler Master, Das Keyboard, Vortex, WASD, Zeal PC, Ultimate Hacking Keyboard, CandyKeys, SantiGo Customs, Kustom PCs, Kaihl, Leopold, The Keyboard Company, The Key Company, Durgod, Glove Caps, myKeyboard.eu, Keebworks, Mechbox, and more to come I’m sure!

We have a number of presentation and workshop spots lined up, if you have any suggestions or want to put yourself forward let us know

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Re: POSTPONED UK Meetup - London - Vote on new date
« Reply #2 on: Fri, 20 March 2020, 10:23:53 »
Important meetup news posted to the MKUK discord:

These are unique and uncertain times. As I’m sure it has become apparent, the London meetup on the 28th March is not going ahead. We want to keep you all as safe as we can; and it would be irresponsible to hold the event in the current climate

The reason why it has taken us so long to formalise this announcement is due to challenges with our venue. Currently they have given us three options.
1 – Cancel the event with them, and lose all of the money paid to date (paid by a member of the meetup team).
2 – Move the date to later in the year – either 24th October or 28th November.
3 – Hold the event.
None of the team think options 1 or 3 are viable.
Option 2 is the choice we have made. We need you to help us choose which of the two dates we go with. There is a strawpoll at the end of this post with those two options which will be open for 24 HOURS ONLY.

If you have already bought a ticket – its valid for the new meetup no matter what.
Please don’t refund your ticket unless you know now you can’t make this new date – or trade it to someone who can. The venue is not refunding us any money – just moving the date of the event. That means refunds will have a financial impact on the individuals making sure the event happens. Right now the tickets sold only just cover the expenses paid out.


We can’t wait for the meetup to come around again - we have a ****-ton of sweet ass loot to share with you guys (Gouts did an amazing job begging for freebies)… and also because it would be great to see you all again :D

Please be safe – follow the government advice, and drop in on the Discord server if you ever need a chat.

https://www.strawpoll.me/19576226

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Re: UK Meetup - London - 28th November 2020
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 26 March 2020, 17:02:54 »
Good news everyone! The venue has confirmed the meetup has been moved to the November 28th (the date which won the vote).

If you have already bought a ticket – its valid for the new date. Please don’t refund your ticket unless you know now you can’t make this new date – if you find you can’t make it you could always trade it with someone who can. The venue is not refunding us any money – just moving the date of the event. That means refunds will have a financial impact on the individuals making sure the event happens.

In other news we had a competition to make a “meetup hygiene guideline” poster which was won by Meowsaur



In lieu of the of the meetup this Saturday there is an informal “virtual meetup” happening on the discord server, we’ve not got much planned, but I will be “presenting” the prize for the poster and showing off some of the generous donations we’ve already received to give as prizes once the event actually takes place in November.