UK Pony Con (UKPC) 2022 After-Meet @ The Playwright Nº 38

It doesn’t seem to be 5 minutes, since the last one but UK Pony Con (UKPC) is less than a month away.

I can now confirm that the venue for the UKPC after-meet is The Playwright Nº 38. We have the Hamlet Corner booked (the backroom that is not near the pizza oven) at The Playwright, for the Friday of the convention (9th of October), between 7:00 PM and when the pub closes. People are welcome to arrive at the pub before 7:00 PM, but we can not guarantee the room will not be available before 7:00 PM.

Less than 6 minutes from the Nottingham Conference Centre where the convention venue is, and we have a good relationship with the Playwright.

The Playwright has adequate table space for card games, even if people bring convention merch with them. Some of the games we have played in the past are:

  • TSSSF (Twilight Sparkles’ Secret Shipfic Folder)
  • Tails of Equestria (a Pen and Paper RPG)
  • MLP CCG at the meetup.
  • Uno (Including the Wild Card Version)

If playing tabletop games is not your thing, there will be plenty of people who you can just hang out with and socialise.

From UKPC Venue To The Playwright | Bigger Map | Poets Corner exact location on What3words

Useful links

Poets Corner exact location on What3words

The Route from UKPC to The Playwright

UK Pony Con

The Playwright website

UK Pony Con (UKPC) 2021 After Meetup (10/10/2021)

 

Over the last couple of months, the Trottinghamshire Bronies attendees and I have been coming up with ideas for the UK Pony Con (UKPC) Pre/After Meetups.

I can now confirm that the venue for the UKPC pre-meet and after-meet is The Johnson Arms. We have The Johnson Arms booked for Friday 8th of October (between 4 PM and 11 PM) and Sunday 10th of October (between 7 PM and 11 PM) of the convention.

The Johnson Arms has adequate table space for card games such as TSSSF and MLP CCG. If playing tabletop games is not your thing, there will be plenty of people with who you can just hang out, show off convention merch and socialise.

While not a requirement, it would be helpful for people to RSVP on this event page for the Pre Meet/After Meet, as The Johnson Arms has asked for rough numbers. The Event page for the Pre Meetup can be found here.

Travelling to the meetup Venue

Via Tram

To get from the UKPC Venue to The Johnson Arms, catch the Toton Lane tram from Royal Centre tram stop, and get off at Gregory Street stop.

There is a Toton Lane tram every 10 minutes, and the directions to The Johnson Arms can also be found here, or below as an embedded google map.

Tram times & Tickets

The cheapest tram ticket is a Day Ticket and will cost £4.40 for Adults, or £3.40 for Students. Said tickets, along with other ticket options can be ordered online from the Nottingham Express Transit website, or the ticket machine at the Royal Centre tram stop.

The full timetable for the trams can be found on Timetable & Frequency Guide page on the Nottingham Express Transit website.

From UKPC Venue To The Johnson Arms  (Public Transport). Bigger Map

Via Car

Below are directions from UKPC Venue to various car parking locations within the walking distance of The Johnson Arms, and the best routes to walk from said car parking to The Johnson Arms .

Dunkirk Road Parking (Free after 8 PM) Bigger Map

The best route to the venue from Dunkirk Road parking BIGGER MAP

P2 Pay & Display Car Park (Open 24 hours) Bigger Map

 

The best route to the venue from P2 Pay & Display Car Park Bigger Map

Radmarsh Rd Parking (Free on all Sundays) Bigger Map

The best route to the venue from Radmarsh Rd Parking BIGGER MAP

Ordering Food

If you are interested in ordering food from the Johnson Arms Menu, please arrange it ahead of the after-meet. This is because the kitchens are normally closed on Sundays. However, The Johnson Arms does allow food bought from other places, as long as you are a paying customer (e.g snacks and drinks).

 

Oct 16th / Nov 6th Meetups (IRL), and UKPC 2021 Pre/After meet Announcements

The voting for dates of the next couple of upcoming meetups are now closed, and the dates have now been chosen. These dates were picked due to them being the most popular days, the least disliked days, and the days that gives people the most notice.

The October Meetup will be held on the 16th of October, and the August Meetup will be on the 6th of November.

In other news, I can now confirm that the venue for the UKPC pre-meet and after-meet is The Johnson Arms. We have the Johnson Arms booked for the Friday (8th of October between 4 PM and 11PM) and Sunday (10th of October between 7 PM and 11PM) of the convention. More details will be posted soon, including the best method of get to the venue from the convention centre.

Details for both meetups and the UKPC Pre-meet/After-meet, will be posted at a later date in the events selection of this website. I will update this blog post, when said details are added.

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Event

Trottinghamshire 16th of Oct Meetup
Trottinghamshire 6th of Nov Meetup
UKPC 2021 After Meet
UKPC 2021 Pre Meet

Venue

The Johnson Arms
The Johnson Arms on google maps

October Results

date Votes For Votes Against Total
18 Sep 2021 3 2 1
19 Sep 2021 2 3 -1
3 Oct 2021 2 4 -2
16 Oct 2021 3 0 3
17 Oct 2021 3 2 1
23 Oct 2021 3 1 3
24 Oct 2021 3 4 -1
Other Option 1 (10th of Oct)

November Results

date Votes For Votes Against Total
6 Nov 2021 5 1 4
7 Nov 2021 3 2 1
13 Nov 2021 3 1 2
14 Nov 2021 2 3 -1
27 Nov 2021 3 3 0
28 Nov 2021 2 5 -3

Raw Data

Poll Results for October and November.
The suggestion for other dates we could have the meetup on.