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Melbourne/Vic Melbourne Mini 2018 Discussion

Discussion in 'Mini Christmas Expos' started by livetoride, Jan 2, 2018.

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What date should we choose for the Melbourne mini

  1. 12-13/5/18

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  2. 19-20/5/18

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  3. Another Date in May?

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  4. Sometime in April

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  1. livetoride

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    We are usually the last to get sorted so why not get in early for the Melbourne 2018 Mini.

    Wiki page for the mini can be found at - https://auschristmaslighting.com/wiki/2018-Mini-Melbourne

    We need to work out a Date, Are people happy with a similar time frame as last year? 12-13th of may or 19/20th time? Feel free to throw out some other days that may suit you and we can add it to the poll.

    Once we get a date locked in we will have to see if CNC design is available again to use or we may have to move venues!

    If you don't know what a mini then have a look at the wiki and Christmas mini forum. It's a great weekend where you will learn much more in two days than in months looking on the forum. There are many displays and presentations.
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    19th/20th suits me best (mrs birthday weekend prior) however I *may* (i stress this hugely) be travelling interstate for a mini this year by popular request :) (*subject to minister of finance approval)

    We will need to find a suitable venue however, as with previous years being hosted at CNC Design no longer available.
     
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    Finally coming to QLD? :D
     
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    Will be good to catch up on a lot, my only mini I attended was back 2013 I think. Bought some boards from someone and ordered parts from the states but then my circumstances changed. But looking to return and start up again.
    Lol still have old boards.
     
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    AAH I love blinky lights :) Community Project Designer Generous Elf

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    I'm not fussy on the dates and will probably be a starter. I'll have more new stuff to show off. Bendigo would make a great venue. Statistically it makes sense. It's at the geographical centre of the state :D :D :D
     
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    In my opinion it is pointless talking about dates until you know what dates you have a venue for.
     
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    Just going by previous years that we get a date sorted and then check if it suits, but I have messaged Bruce beforehand Via PM but he hasn't been on since December so I'm awaiting a reply!
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    Bruce is moving locations and stated this last year so I can almost assure you CNC is out of the question.
     
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    Ok last year it was up in the air like that too. So let's work out a location. Does anyone have a suitable spot, Alan has offered Bendigo, I can offer up a place in Ballarat but it would be easier for everyone if it was central to Melbourne. A quick search has come up with a few options. Does anyone have a preference for a location.

    http://www.hallsforhire.com.au/halls/main-hall
    http://www.hallsforhire.com.au/halls/deskworx-seminars

    UPDATED VENUE OPTIONS -
    http://www.hallsforhire.com.au/halls/royal-park-tennis-club
    http://www.hallsforhire.com.au/halls/the-boatshed
     
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    djgra79 My name is Graham & I love flashing lights! Generous Elf

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    I think either at Albert Park or St. Kilda better for being more central (I could be selfish and say Highett cos it's closer to home, but I expect there will be some travelers from up north!)
    Powerhouse on Albert Park Lake looks like it might have better access for parking??
     
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    I mite be looking at it wrong.. but Albert Park has no weekends
     
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    Correct, I set only weekend dates but it must not have set it correctly - they have a heap of wedding functions etc on weekends I didn't click to that. Ill see what else is around that area

    Im awaiting a call back on another venue at Albery Park for weekend hire
     
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    I like the look of Desk workx in St Kilda but as you said that venue has poor parking being right on St Kilda road. Ill keep looking!
     
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    Very Interested, but I really need to know dates in advance so I can get travel planned accordingly. :D
     
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