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Early bird $120AUD (until 31 October 2019),
$130AUD (1 November until 31 December 2019),
$140AUD (from 1 January 2020)

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...that tickets are now on sale for the Gold Coast convention in April 2020. We already have attendees from three different continents, and would love to add some more names to the list!

Early bird $120 (until 31 October 2019),
$130 (1 November until 31 December 2019),
$140 (from 1 January 2020)
https://www.trybooking.com/BAAXD

 

Actually the Australian dollar has taken a tumble, it is current 67c USD so today is a good day to buy your Convention ticket.

$120AUD = USD80, £66, €72

As I have a lot of overseas travel coming up I'm off to have a good cry.........

 

My sympathies even though I benefited from booking at the lower price.

I have yet to figure out anything else for our trip, like flights or accommodations or dates etc. But by buying my convention tickets, I have made the commitment to myself that I am going. I am excited.

 

Fabulous! You will love Oz 😀

 

As I have a lot of overseas travel coming up I'm off to have a good cry.........


Me too! Heading to Canada and the US in less than 2 weeks 😕

 

wingRazFazwing 1 yr ago
made it !
seems that we got the tickets.
Please notice that I can't change the phone country code from Australia. So I put a useless number in. :-) Hope it wasn't a riquired information for the organizer ?!

 

No that's fine. Yay for booking your tickets!

 

Yay, can't wait to see you guys :-)

 

seems that we got the tickets.
Please notice that I can't change the phone country code from Australia. So I put a useless number in. :-) Hope it wasn't a required information for the organizer ?!
Wir werden dieses kleine Problem überprüfen.

Oder ich rufe einen überraschten Australier an und spreche Deutsch gegen ihn.

 

You’re such a sweetheart!! A real special one. :-)
Wir werden dieses kleine Problem überprüfen.

Oder ich rufe einen überraschten Australier an und spreche Deutsch gegen ihn.

 

I am so looking forward to this. We have got the kids out of school for that period and we have our air fare bought. Two obstacles out of the way. Australia here we come!

 

Lovely news, look forward to seeing you in Australia. Where are you hoping to visit (besides the Gold Coast of course)?

 

Cool! Great news 😀

 

It's years since I have been to the Gold Coast.

When I return from the Unconvention on Norfolk Island, I will begin checking out accommodation.

 

Great stuff!

 

Just over 400metres walk from the venue, so fairly close. I'm staying at Santa Anne By The Sea. I got a weekly rate, which makes it cheaper, so staying a week. It's an apartment, with washing machine, dryer, dishwasher, etc, so should be able to cook some of my meals. I booked it for a week. Underground parking too.

 

Where are others staying? I am staying in 'Santa Anne By The Sea'

I was surprised when I went on a booking site and saw how many places were already booked out for the dates I wanted. I guess it's a popular place to holiday. I got the last of what 'Santa Anne By The Sea' calls a 'Junior Suite'. They did have one 'Superior Suite' still available.

 

Well I am very lucky my darling sister Jackie who has made an appearance at a couple of uncons lives nearby so I am sorted accomodation wise.

 

Well I am very lucky my darling sister Jackie who has made an appearance at a couple of uncons lives nearby so I am sorted accomodation wise.

That's the best type of accommodation :)
I have relatives who live north of Brisbane, and I am hoping I get to visit them after the Gold Coast.

 

We're staying at Freshwater Point. A friend of ours owns a unit there.

 

Love Freshwater Point! Have stayed there a few times over the years.

 

Love Freshwater Point! Have stayed there a few times over the years.

Oh good, I haven't stayed there before but the location is handy.

 

Love Freshwater Point! Have stayed there a few times over the years.

Oh good, I haven't stayed there before but the location is handy.


They have been renovating since I was there last - I actually spoke to them about holding the convention there, but the room they were building was not quite big enough.

 

i was planning to organise ours soon, however a little hiccup has presented itself

there is a non book related event in adelaide (1200 km from home) over easter 10-13 april and to get to the gold coast by 17 april will entail 3 long days of driving - i could fly obviously, but i'll have my car in adelaide ...
22+ hours drive over 2100km

i would have liked to have been there a couple of days before the 17th coz i don't travel such long distances well these days and 2100km over 3 days will be taxing - even with 2 drivers - and i am so not a fan of driving on long weekends, nor school holidays to be honest (17-19 apr is within nsw school holidays)

somedays life is just too complicated ... perhaps i'll just let it hibernate whilst i watch to see the end of the race to whether holden or mustang win (bathurst 1000) today....

;)

 

Only two weeks left to buy your tickets at the early bird price!

 

It will be his first BC Convention ever, having attended only one BC meeting ever, some 10 years ago...

 

Fabulous!

 

Only 2 days before early bird pricing is gone..........

 

just in time to make earlybird

 

 

I've updated our page. Looking forward to seeing you in Oz. It's shaping up to be an excellent convention.

 

Yay! It's so great that we will be seeing so many of the "regulars" here in Oz :-)

 

Yay!

 

Will be in Sydney for a week then on to Gold Coast.
Wings changed to the Aussie flag in honour.

 

Fantastic! Wouldn't be the same without you :-)

 

Booked our accommodation! Still waiting on confirmation but I guess it is New Years Day...

 

since my li'l leg crisis in 2018 i now wear compression socks every day - actually it was not so little... twas a bit more on the serious side

and because i am far tooooo young to be wearing beige, i looked - and found!- some wonderful colourful ones to buy - not all girly colours, they have ones for boys too

i've been wearing them for over 12 months now - their cost is reasonable - for the cost of one pair of beige or white ones i could buy from the specialist pharmacy. i bought 3 pairs of coloured ones and had change!

if you need some travelling/flight socks or compression socks, send me a message/email and i'll tell you about them - i buy them online and they are an international company - they ship quickly - my orders have arrived in 10 days

;)

 

We now have a Saturday only day pass $80.

 

Our youngest grandson, born last January, has a birth defect, which caused him to stay in hospital 3 times already. They're still testing and finding out what the exact problem is, and he will have surgery some time soon. But we don't want to travel to an other continent right now...So I'm really really sad to anounce we won't be at the Gold Coast Convention.
I'll send the raffle-prize and NSS over to Romney, already arranged this with her!
I wish you a very good Convention and hope to see you all in Finland, next year!

 

So sorry to hear this. Wish him & your family all the best. Take care.

 

So sorry to hear this Etinaj, best wishes to your family xx

 

But I do have concerns at the moment. This country is likely to be in full blown epidemic stage at about the time I plan to leave the UK. I can only hope but am beginning to prepare myself for disappointment.

 

We feel the same....Panic buying, flight changes and I’ve fear about travel restrictions. Cross fingers..

 

With more and more countries imposing travel restrictions and quarantines, and with the current projections not being exactly optimistic, we too are keeping a close eye on international news and hope we'll be allowed to travel and that we won't be locked in a hotel afterwards..

 

Amen! Bludanzer22 and I plan on being there so long as planes are still flying. I think some of these reactions have been extreme and then there's our government here-- both overreacting and underreacting at the same time and constantly changing their minds.

 

Not looking good anywhere. So far, we are still on track, and I am looking forward to seeing everybody.

But, having said that, who knows where our world will be at in a week, let alone a month? There might be eight billion of us wearing masks in quarantine, chewing our shoelaces, and giving the coffee grounds a third go through the machine. Thank goodness we all have plenty of books to read, hey?

We will keep everyone informed. What is important to us is that everyone stay safe and healthy. If a doctor or a government advises against travel, then please don’t put yourself at risk.

I would much rather see everyone next year in Helsinki, than be grieving for any one who didn’t make it home from the Gold Coast.

 

I am coming unless I am forbidden to by people with guns.
I have been sick and am “desperate” to see my sister, my darling daughter and her partner. and my best friend who are all gathering on the GC the week of the convention.
Wash your hands.

 

There are a few of us saying the same thing, so we might have an uncon on the beach :-)

 

So looking forward to seeing you all

 

though it seems like decisions are being made for me.
I booked flight to visit my parents in Feb and the airline cancelled that.
I planned on attending a beer fest and that got cancelled.

But the news are coming so fast and furious, and you don't know what's going on in a few days, a week, let along a whole month. Maybe we are all quarantined at home, maybe everyone is exposed already so it doesn't matter any more.

Meanwhile, everybody stays well, and it's gratifying to know that we all have plenty of books to survive on should we need to stay home.

 

though it seems like decisions are being made for me.

I'm looking forward to seeing you again, be it this time or another!

 

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