What is UKAStock? Now somewhat of a UKA tradition, a bunch of us get together for a long weekend to drink (mainly tea, obviously), eat, watch anime (well, we try...), play games (board and video) and generally have lots of nerdy fun. The Venue We're staying at Thornbridge Manor between Friday 22nd April 2016 and Monday 25th April 2016. The Cost The cost for staying there comes to 138.13 each assuming a full occupation of 24 (of which 20.83 is the refundable security deposit - which we'll get back as long as we don't break anything). Spaces We currently have one vacancy in the house, anyone who's interested drop me a pm. Arrival The bulk of us will meet on Friday 22nd April 2016 in Matlock by the train station and then head for lunch sometime between 12:00 and 13:00. We will need a few car drivers to come along to pick people up arriving by train into Matlock. After lunch we will head to the venue via the magic beer shop (otherwise known as Armitts on Smedley Street East). Magic is not guaranteed but a decent selection of beer (and a slightly lesser, but still interesting, selection of wine and cider) is... Obviously, that won't be possible for everyone. We can't get into the place until 15:00 and nobody can get in without me as I'll be the guy with the keys. So if everyone else makes their own way to the venue aiming for 17:00ish (just to be safe incase the rest of us are delayed for some reason). Then we will head into Bakewell around 18:00 for some food and any stragglers can meet us there. Departure We have to be out of the house by 10:00 on Monday 25th April 2016. The place will also need a good clean and tidy before we leave, so factor that into your alarm settings. Food and drink We have a communal shopping list up on Google Docs. If you spot anything essential that is missing from the list give me a shout (dapprman's kindly providing the rice, so we know that is missing ), for anything else feel free to bring your own. The list will provide us all with the following main meals, plus soft drinks and snacks: Breakfast Bacon butties and pastries. Lunch Sandwiches (Ham and/or cheese), tomatoes and salad. Evening Meals Friday: We are heading into Bakewell for our evening meal (as mentioned above, so we can pick up any late arrivals in Bakewell). There's something for everyone there (Indian, Chinese, Chippy, Italian etc.). Saturday: James is kindly cooking us all chicken katsu curry. Sunday: We are having beef burgers (or Spicy Chilli Bean Burgers for the none beef eaters) and chips. If you want booze bring your own (I'm still deciding between beer, wine, and gin myself...), those meeting in Matlock will get chance to head to the magic beer shop or there's a Sainsburys by the train station. Beds Sleeping arrangements have been mapped out to make sure everyone has got a bed and is suitably accommodated. Matt Kamen has since had to drop out, so his name on the map represents the vacant space mentioned above. Activities A few folks are planning some activities during the weekend: Carlito and Chaotico are planning a trip to The National Tramway Museum -Danielle- is planning a bike ride/walk up The Monsal Trail Weirdo is planning a trip to The Blue John Cavern Ninja is planning a ~15k run on the Sunday morning. Contact the relevant people if you are interested in tagging along, but by no means feel obliged to take part in anything. Bring and Buy People have things they want to sell, other people want to buy those things. Hence the birth of the UKAStock bring and buy thread. Who's Bringing What It helps to have a list of what people are bringing so we don't end up with people dragging things across the country unnecessarily. We only really need one copy of Settlers Of Catan after all Hardware/Consoles 10m HDMI Cable - Weirdo PS4 - Random88 HTPC - Hanners Laptop with Bluray drive - Chaotico Controllers Xbox One and Xbox 360 controller - Hanners PS4 fight stick, PC 360 wireless dongle + controllers - DiGiKerot 2 Dualshock 4 controllers, PS3 fightstick, Xbox One controller - Random88 Board games Settlers of Catan, Seafarers of Catan, Dominion - Weirdo Media Hard drive of ultimate anime - Hanners Sakura Gakuin Live, Babymetal - Chaotico PS4 Blazblue Chronophantasma Extend, Nitroplus Blasterz Heroines inifinite Duel, Jack Box party pack - Random88 The Practical Stuff Rice Cooker - Gemsy-chan For reference the original UKAStock 2016 thread is here: http://www.uk-anime.net/forum/showthread.php?t=59157 - Please try to post anything not directly related to the above in there, but I wouldn't recommend trying to read all 55 (and counting) pages .