Poll For Date Of September Meetup

After this months hiatus due to most of the Trottinghamshire Admins being at BronyCon, it’s time to plan for next month’s meetup.    

This time round the plan is to hang around the [ALT] Gaming Lounge, to catch up with members of the group (I’m sure some of us will have lots to talk about), and play games (including card games).

The ALT bar serves delicious food and drinks and they have been accommodating enough to treat us most excellently during our meet-up events, so if you can, please do buy things at the bar.  

This Poll is now Closed. The Next meetup is on 30th of September 

 

Poll Result


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July the 29th Trottinghamshire Bronies Picnic/Meetup

After some hiccups the date of the next meetup, has now been decided.  The date  of the next meetup is the 29th of July. This time around, the plan is to go to The Arboretum park, just off the University of Nottingham central campus for a picnic – weather permitting. This park is a fairly decent size, so we should be able to find a space to hold the meetup.

Just in case the weather is poor, we will start the meetup at the [ALT] Gaming Lounge about 12 PM, and then go the Arboretum about 1 PM. Facebook and Discord updates will be provided throughout the day so that if anyone is joining us after we have left the [ALT] Lounge, they will be able to track us down. 

Feel free bring your own food and snacks, however put any food in a backpack you will be taking to Arboretum, if you will be meeting us at the [ALT] Gaming Lounge. If you are meeting us at the Arboretum, just wait at the entrance closest to Nottingham Trent University

If the weather is poor, we will just hang around the [ALT] Gaming Lounge, catch up, and play games (including card games).

The ALT bar serves delicious food and drinks and they have been accommodating enough to treat us most excellently during our meet-up events, so if you can, please do buy things at the bar.  

The Arboretum Park

[ALT] Video Gaming Lounge

Nottingham Trent University

Poll for Date of Trottinghamshire Bronies July Meetup/Picnic

It’s that time again, when we need to plan the next meetup. This time around, the plan is to go to The Arboretum park, just off the University of Nottingham central campus for a picnic – weather permitting.  Just in case the weather is poor, we will start the meetup at the [ALT] Gaming Lounge, and then go the Arboretum once everyone has turned up. Facebook and Discord updates will be provided throughout the day so that if anyone is joining us after we have left the [ALT] Lounge, they will be able to track us down.   

If the weather is poor, we will just hang around the [ALT] Gaming Lounge, catch up, and play games (including card games).

The ALT bar serves delicious food and drinks and they have been accommodating enough to treat us most excellently during our meet-up events, so if you can, please do buy things at the bar.  

This poll would normally have more dates on, however most of the people running the group are going to BronyCon in August so can not run a meetup that month.  

The poll is now closed. The Winning date is the July the 29th.

 


The Arboretum

[ALT] GAMING LOUNGE

June 10th 2017 – Fighting is Magic Tournament – Write Up

The June 10th meet-up was another great success for the Trottingham Bronies group, with 16 people in attendance, the number of people joining us at [ALT] was above average. Not only was the meet-up good in terms of attendees, but it was also the first time that the organisation team in the Trottinghamshire Bronies community tried their hand at organising a gaming tournament for the fan-made My Little Pony game: Fighting is Magic.

With the help of [ALT], who offered a generous discount on the rental of the computer stations for the day, we managed to pull off a fully fledged tournament with 8 entrants and 7 rounds of 4 bouts. 

While the beginning of the day was a bit rocky for organisation, as we didn’t really have any idea how many people would be entering the tournament, and this being our first time at this sort of thing, we did have to pull in some help from the [ALT] staff to set something up so that everyone would fight against everyone. In future, we will want to look at having people enter the tournament before the day, just to ensure we can focus on managing the layout of the matches. Despite this, we are very pleased with how it went and hope to keep on the good side of [ALT] so that we can continue doing things like this in the future.

A special congratulations to Sean Leedell for winning our tournament in a flawless 7 round win streak! 

After the Tournament had drawn to a close, the winner announced and all of the computers closed down, we retreated back to the main area of the lounge to engage in conversation, card games, video games and most importantly: Food and drink! 

It was at this point that the meet was beginning to wind down. We spent a couple more hours talking and playing together before finally deciding to call the meet to a close and take the usual group photo before we all went our separate ways for another month.

We had a great time doing the Fighting is Magic gaming tournament at [ALT], and while we won’t be doing it every month, we are going to continue to think of fun ways to include gaming and My Little Pony in our outings to the [ALT] bar. Perhaps with another fighting is magic tournament, but we may also look into organising an event to play Legends of Equestria or other fan created pony games. Provided, of course, that [ALT] are happy for us to put it on their computers.

The next meetup we are aiming to organise a picnic at the Arboretum Park, near the University of Nottingham campus. This is, of course, weather permitting. Please note that for the picnic, food would have to be brought along (or bought in town) as we wouldn’t be providing it. If you want to bring along any cakes or sweet treats to share though, you are more than welcome to!

For now though, Trottingham Bronies – Signing off!

 

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June 10th Trottinghamshire Meetup (Fighting is Magic Tournament)

Following the closure of the poll for the next date for a Trottingham Bronies meet-up, the winner is Saturday the 10th of June 2017.

As usual, this will be hosted at the [ALT] Gaming Lounge, starting from 12:00pm.

Please feel free to bring along your own games of your choosing. However, please bear in mind that on the 10th there will be a Nintendo Switch tournament going on at [ALT], so there may not be as much free space as usual. We are not planning on getting involved with the Switch tournament.

We also hope to be doing a Fighting is Magic tournament on this same day at the computer stations of the [ALT] bar (Pending confirmation from [ALT] staff). Because we need to pay for the usage of these stations, we ask anyone who wishes to be added to the tournament roster to pay a small charge of £2. Of course, If you want to come to the Meetup but do not wish to take part in the Tournament, you do not need to pay a thing (Though putting some money into some food and drinks at ALT would be appreciated).

We may not be able to get controllers that work with Fighting is Magic – Tournament Edition, so there is a chance that it will be a case of having 2 people at the same keyboard. 

Facebook Event Page.

Trottingham Bronies – Signing off!

Meetup Location

[ALT] Gaming Lounge

Results of Poll




20th of May Meetup Photos/Write Up

The May Meetup was a bit more spread around the ALT Gaming Lounge, with different groups doing different things. Joined by friends old and new alike, our group easily filled the tables provided to us by ALT (and most likely their coffers too!) with games of Secret Shipfic, Tales of Equestria, BUCK Legacy and even a Nintendo Switch! Not only that, but many of our group brought along laptops to play Pony games and watch pony episodes. We also had a few people using some of the ALT provided games and consoles to compete with each other on.

Compared to previous meet-ups at the ALT Gaming Lounge, the May 20th meet-up may not have been the most populated – with a peak turn out of 12 people – however, that is not to say it wasn’t enjoyable. 

Joined by friends old and new alike, our group easily filled the tables provided to us by ALT (and most likely their coffers too!) with games of Secret Shipfic, Tales of Equestria, BUCK Legacy and even a Nintendo Switch! Not only that, but many of our group brought along laptops to play Pony games and watch pony episodes. We also had a few people using some of the ALT provided games and consoles to compete with each other on.

Overall, I think it is accurate to conclude that this meet-up was highly successful despite the comparably lower turnout compared to some of our previous meets. We’re now looking forward to our next meet-up, where we plan to host a Fighting is Magic gaming tournament at ALT. With any luck, this will be a lot of fun for all.

Trottingham Bronies – Signing off!

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Fighting is Magic – Tribute Edition tournament

Following an email discussing the viability of holding a video game tournament for Fighting is Magic at the [ALT] Video Gaming Lounge, they have agreed that they would be open to hosting the event if we pay £30 for the rental of two computer stations for 2 – 3 hours. This is a whopping 58% discount. We plan to use one of the computer stations for the purpose of practise/exhibition matches and the second computer station for the ranked matches. 

However, in order to organise the event, the [ALT] Video Gaming Lounge does need to know the date of the event. Therefore, we are putting forward our poll a little bit earlier than before, to allow people time to declare their preferred date, so we can get back to [ALT] with a date. We will maintain contact throughout to offer complete transparency to the staff there.

To cover the cost of the computer station rental, I would like to propose a £2 charge for anyone who wishes to have their name added to the roster for the tournament. This means that if 15 people enter the event, we have paid off the computers. However, any surplus money will probably either go to a prize for the winner (Food/Drink) or, for funding the next event.

Please vote on the poll below this post your preferred date and whether you would be willing to pay a small charge to enter the tournament, before the 29th of May at 1:15 am. Your feedback is valuable to us.

Poll Is Now Closed

Signed ~The Trottingham Bronies Event Organisation Team

Here Are The Results;

 




Trottinghamshire Bronies Meetup on May 20th

As usual the plan is to meetup at 12:00 pm and hang around the [ALT] Gaming Bar, catch up, and play games (including card games). Feel free to bring want to bring your games.

 The [ALT] Gaming Bar bar serves delicious food and drinks and they have been accommodating enough to treat us most excellently during our meet-up events, so if you can, please do buy things at the bar.

Also the idea of a game tournament was suggested at our last meetup. However, has been pushed back slightly so that we can have more time to organise the event and liaise with the ALT gaming staff regarding feasibility. 

MEETUP VENUE

[ALT] Video GAMING BAR