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  1. chris_mk

    UK TV show cons ? would you go to an event like this ?

    I notice Misfits isn't on there, what about Being Human/Misfits?
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    Wrestlemania predictions (based on RR results)

    Whilst the topic title was undeniable clumsy, at what point after a live event, does it stop being a spoiler?
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    WWE Spoiler Zone

    I think Punk will get a chance again, probably during the next (inevitable) bunch of injuries. I think they're setting up Batista Vs HHH for WM, at least I did until the Rumble. Was it me, or did HHH look like he actually got a genuine injury to his thigh? I wonder if the match was a little short at they had to get HHH out early? I agree about Bret, I really don't want to see him wrestle again, it's just not worth the risk to his health. I'm loving the HBK/Taker stuff, though I don't especially want to see them at WM again.
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    WWE Spoiler Zone

    I actually really enjoyed the Rumble this year! I liked the end to the Orton match, I think it's setting up the Legacy split nicely and moved their story along. For a change, I thought the Divas match was actually ok too, it actually got a pop from the crowd, which I've not seen from Divas in a long time (it also meant there was no time to go and get hotdogs!) Though there were a lot of people who did well in the rumble. Punk was awesome, HBK taking out HHH was great, as was his exit and I though Beth Phoenix did well (as long as they use this to continue giving her a push). I get what you mean about the similarities between Edge winning and cena of two years ago and I agree that it was too soon to repeat it, but like you, I think the pop at the end was worth it.
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    Refund

    Have you actually confirmed that with Jason or is that just how you think it should work? To be honest I wasn't expecting to get a refund from SM and given that the event failing is hardly their fault I'm not sure why they should be out of pocket. SM will have had expenses such a deposists for the venue, advertising etc. which they can't get back. Its not their fault that not enough of us registered. However its easy enough for us to get our money back without SM being out of pocket. Personally I have annoual travel insurance and so can easily claim on my insurance against cancelled events. Similarly anyone who booked by credit card will be covered and can claim the money back that way. The difference would be that anyone who booked after they were warned the event might not go ahead would not be able to claim. I believe that's why SM made it clear that people who booked after that point would get a refund. Given that its now well gone mid January and there's been no other statement from SM I think that it would be wrong of people to hassle them when they've never really said we would get a refund. I'm happy enough to be proven wrong if you've actually spoken to Jason about this but if its just your opinion then I'm sorry but I think you're wrong. Everyone will be refunded for the cost of the tickets. This isn't the first event to be cancelled and refunds were given last time. If you read the terms and conditions on the website, you will see the following: Your insurance will cover you (hopefully) for other, non-redundable costs, such as any flights.
  6. Welcome to the party! To answer your query, the ratings were great (especially given as it was on BBC3, up against Lost AND Supernatural when it first aired!) It was given a second, longer series and was then given an airing on BBC1 (or 2, can't remember which). It also got a (comparatively) huge audience from the BBC iPlayer.
  7. Aww bless ya! *hugz* I think I would've been mortified too, to be honest. Says me who went in lupine yellow contact lenses as he suggested on the Blog. lmao However, I don't think he intentionally embarrassed you, mind you - I guess you know what the confident types are like. They sometimes tend to forget some of us are shyer... I'm not sure we're allowed to mention them but sadly no. Are you? Hope so! KC No, I think he quite intentionally meant to embarras her! Just like the time we were in San Diego and someone asked for her autograph, because she'd been an extra in episodes 5 and 6!
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    I give up

    Except for the werewolf outfit. Or do you consider that an 'at home' only sort of thing? This.... coming from 'the Nun'.....
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    I give up

    I think the thing that differentiates Sci Fi fans from fans of any other genre film or TV show, is the passion. We are the most passionate fans around! You don't really get forums of Coronation Street fans bitching about how rubbish Eastenders is and vica versa! Whilst that can be good, there is also a negative aspect that you touched upon. That said, it rarely leads to bloodshed! I have seen LOTS of people dressed up as characters, literally hundreds if not thousands at the events I've been to. I actually have an admiration for them, not only are they brave enough to wear stuff in public, but they're also often very creative and the costumes are cool! (You should have a look around this forum to the past events pages and have a look at some of the pictures of the costumes!) Oops sorry didnt realise you guys did that...didnt mean to offend anyone :-S sorry...I'm just gonna try and dig myself out of this hole I'm in now... It's ok, the first time you see Cosplayers (which is a generic term used for people who dress up - although I'm sure I'm going to get told off for using the term incorrectly), it can be a little over whelming! The effort that goes into some of the costumes though is incredible, I'm fascinated by it (although I personally don't participate).
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    I give up

    I think the thing that differentiates Sci Fi fans from fans of any other genre film or TV show, is the passion. We are the most passionate fans around! You don't really get forums of Coronation Street fans bitching about how rubbish Eastenders is and vica versa! Whilst that can be good, there is also a negative aspect that you touched upon. That said, it rarely leads to bloodshed! I have seen LOTS of people dressed up as characters, literally hundreds if not thousands at the events I've been to. I actually have an admiration for them, not only are they brave enough to wear stuff in public, but they're also often very creative and the costumes are cool! (You should have a look around this forum to the past events pages and have a look at some of the pictures of the costumes!)
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    Who has their ticket already?

    If you can share a room with one or two other people, it really makes a lot of sens to stay at the hotel!
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    I give up

    I agree that the event (if it goes ahead) will surely make a loss, but in SM/ME defence, they have run events in the past at a loss, so as to not let the attendees down. I don't think the issue in this case is about breaking even, it's just not feasable to run some events with such low numbers (I remember the LoTR and original Red Dwarf events were cancelled, because they had less than 50 attendees, though I hope BH has more than that!) Firstly, the tags aren't right. There is no point taging something with #cult as I've seen, as frankly, the only people who do a search on the word 'cult' in Twitter, are more likely to be fanatical nutters, than people seeking an event. Secondly, the tags tend to be too cluttered, making it look ugly. What is also needed, is more variety in the posts, some relevant news or info NOT about events, might entice more people to follow it (and also might encourage some of the Twitter stars to give it a mention!) I would like to see updates on the day of events, not just passing out info, but passing on experiences and even pictures. These are things that will gain more followers and raise aweness of SM/ME events. I'm sure nkb has other thoughts on using Twitter for advertising (after all, it's part of what she does for a living!) ++edit++ For example Start a weekly countdown via Twitter until series 2 of Being Human airs (using just #Being Human) Tweet whenever the BBC Blog is updated (using the same tag) Tweet whenever one of the stars is appearing in something else (I hear Russell was on Buzzcocks recently?) Link to the forum after the first new episode airs, to encourage debate (rather than just trying to sell the event)
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    I give up

    Yes, I think word of mouth is a significant factor, but then if you tell your mates about SM/ME events, there's a chance they'll come on here and see something they'd rather go to than a BH event. There comes a point as well, where all of your friends are already aware of the events and a lot of new friends you make, are made THROUGH the events! SFX magazine has a circulation of 37000-39000 people, making it a great place to advertise. Facebook however, is used by millions and has a cheap advertising structure that specifically targets people with interests specified by the person raising the advert. I still don't think the Twitter account is being used in a very productive way (sorry David) and there are people who are capable (either having a media or advertising background) and want to help, that aren't being utilised.
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    I give up

    I agree that this event probably has a lot more competition from the Twiglet events, rather than Supernatural, but I think the original poster has a valid point, in that the sheer number of events is diluting a static fanbase*. I've said repeatedly that the only way to improve this situation, is to look at different ways of advertising, to increase the fanbase*, which I don't think has been done. *When i refer to 'fanbase', I mean the Showmasters/Massive Events fanbase, rather than the Being Human one.
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    Tips for a newbe

    As Too Tall Said! We want you to have fun!!!!!! Above everything we are here to make sure you have a fantastic weekend! If you are having a problem or not having fun then come and talk to us and if there is any way that we can put it right we will. The most frustrating thing in the world is seeing comments after an event where something went wrong for someone and knowing that we could have fixed it if we had known. We are all an approachable lot and we love hanging out with all of you. We are always around at the events to chill and have fun, but also fix problems when they arise. So, use us and, (yes I know this is a cliched statement), but help us to help you! Oh, and did I mention HAVE FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mark What Too Tall and Mark said, they really are very approachable fellows, so don't be shy about giving them any feedback (good or bad - hopefully good!)
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