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Tuesday, November 11th, 2008
11:01 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
minor updates:
Greetings all--

Just a few notes...

1. The friday night reception is now being run only by the same committee as run everything else. There will be no changes to the venue or other posted information; we will still be at Shot in the Dark, in the upper floor, at 8 pm on Friday.

2. The saturday night screening will now be in the Large Shandon Lecture theatre rather than the Birt Acres (which I have apparently been misspelling. Sorry about that). The Large Shadon is where all of our presentations will be, starting Friday afternoon. (The Friday morning panels are in a slightly smaller room just down the corridor).

3. The walking tour of Cardiff begins at 1 pm sharp at the Cardiff Student Union on Park Place. It will last about 3 hours, leaving about an hour until the thursday screening (actually in the Birt Acres, which is in the Bute building).

More information as it happens!

Cheers,
Melisa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Monday, November 10th, 2008
12:54 am
[thanatos_kalos]
updated schedule
Greetings all!

Here it is, your scheduleCollapse )

Added in are the locatons of each event (mostly Main Building) and a few other odds and ends.

Remember, you can still register! :)

Only a few more days...

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Friday, November 7th, 2008
1:55 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
More updates
Greetings all!

First of all, allow me to post our new scheduleCollapse )

There are a number of differences from the one posted yesterday.

Also, we are absolutely dead chuffed to announce that, work commitments permitting, Gareth David-Lloyd will be attending our opening night reception. I'll repeat that about work comittments permitting-- Torchwood is right at the end of filming and, as such, schedules are changing like mad.

Third, you can hear a podcast about the conference at: http://podcastofimpossiblethings.blogspot.com/! If you enjoy that, our friends from The Podcast of Impossible Things will not only be podcasting at the conference, but will also be in a discussion panel on Sunday morning.

I think that's about it for the moment-- more as events occur. Only one more week!

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Thursday, November 6th, 2008
4:20 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Updates:
Greetings once again!

Just another couple of quick notes: first of all, a few of you have asked about parking. It looks like we're not going to be able to use the parking lots at Main Building; there is metred parking on Park Place and at City Hall, but it is limited. We strongly advise you to use the bus, or to use one of the several NCP multistoreys in centre (mind the Weevils).

Secondly: for those of you who have registered but have not paid, please do so asap. If you intend to pay on the day, we are ONLY taking cash or cheques, not credit or debit cards.

I think that's all for now; more as it happens. :) I look forward to seeing you all next week! :)

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology

ETA: the most recent scheduleCollapse )
Tuesday, November 4th, 2008
10:41 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Quick updates:
Greetings all!

Just a couple of notes: first off, as you may have heard, the Cardiff Bay Expo, one of the stops on our locations tour, was just expanded and refurbished. Because of this, the entry price has increased. Students and other concessions will be £3.50. If enough of you bring your NUS cards, however, we should be able to get everyone in for that rate, by breaking you into groups of four (2 concessions, 2 adults) and calling you a family. Since fandom is one gigantic extended family, I'm thinking this is certainly do-able. ;) Remember: the tour begins Thursday, 13 November at 1 pm sharp at the Cardiff University Students Union.

Secondly, I want to remind you that registration is still available for the conference! You can even register at the door for the same price as those who've pre-registered. Unfortunately, because we've all ready had to tell university catering how many people are coming, anyone who registers between now and the day won't be able to have the catered lunch. That's the only difference, however. Registration info is in the community userinfo.

Third-- we are looking for people who would be willing to man the registration desk, either morning of afternoon. The duties would be very simple-- check names off a list and give out delegate packs (programmes, essentially). If they haven't yet paid then they'll be sent to a committee member to do that, so you won't have to worry about that. If you're interested, please email me at tritogeneia@aol.com. :)

Fourth: As you've no doubt realised, I am using a different form of punctuation and introduction to each update. In addition to this, you'll notice that dinners are not being catered by the university. For friday, since our reception is off-site, committee members will be leading groups of twenty to different restaurants in the area (£10-£15 for dinner, plus at least one pub). You can sign up for that when you register at the conference, if you choose, or you can go on your own. For Saturday, as we are having a screening for our evening event, we will ask for £5 from everyone staying and buying a great deal of pizza (and beverages). It'll be just like an evening at home with your mates watching telly (just with academic discussion afterward).

More updates as they occur! :)

Thanking you all once again,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Monday, November 3rd, 2008
5:45 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
More news coverage!
Greetings all!

Cardiff University's news site now has a brief article about the conference. You can see it at: http://www.cardiff.ac.uk/news/articles/cardiff-has-whoniversal-appeal.html.

Please remember that registration remains open, though if you do not register by today, you won't be able to join us in our free lunch. Registration info can be found in the userinfo of this community. For those of you who have registered but not paid, please do so as quickly as possible, as we do need to pay certain things in advance.

Thank you again, so much, for all of your enthusiasm and support! We look forward to seeing you in less than a fortnight! :)

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Monday, October 27th, 2008
9:24 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Announcement-- Pub Quiz!
Greetings all!

We are pleased to invite you to join us at a pub quiz being held on Tuesday, 4 November at 6.30 in the Humanities building canteen at Cardiff University! Teams can have up to 6 people, and costs £4/team (pre-registered) or £5/team (registration at the door). You can pre-register by sending an email to tritogeneia@aol.com. Join us for an evening of wine and fun!

Registration for the conference is still open-- if you've registered but not paid please do so by 3 November. If you wish to register, you may do so even at the door, but if you do not register by 3 November you will not be able to join us for the catered lunches on Friday and Saturday.

Looking forward to seeing you all next month! :)

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Saturday, October 25th, 2008
2:12 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Announcement-- new guest!
Greetings all!

We are delighted to announce that Barnaby Edwards, writer/producer/director for Big Finish and one of the Dalek operators on Doctor Who will be joining us at the conference for our discussion panels!

We are also happy to post our provisional schedule.Collapse )

And, once again, our registration is open-- information is on our website and in the userinfo of this lj_comm. If you do not register by 3 November we cannot guarantee that you will be able to partake of the catered lunches we are arranging!

Thank you all so much for your help and support-- we appreciate it so much, and hope to see all of you in November!

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Saturday, October 18th, 2008
4:23 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Reminder and lecture announcement:
Greetings all--

First of all, let me remind you that registration is now open, with dtails in the userinfo of this livejournal community. Though tickets will be available at the door, we want to pre-register by 3 November as much as possible. If you register after that, we cannot promise that you'll be able to partake of the delicious university catering that we're beinging in for lunch and possibly dinner as well.

As to our announcement: we are pleased to announce the next lecture in our series! Given by Cardiff postgrad researcher Alexandra Smith on Tuesday, 21 Octobe at Cardiff Univerity, in Humanities room 4.45, the topic will be: 'Whose Identity? Claudius Ptolemy, Language, and the Identity of Science and Technology in Antiquity.'

Thank you again, so much, for all of your support, and we hope to see you soon!

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Thursday, October 16th, 2008
10:55 am
[thanatos_kalos]
Announcement: concert cancellation
Greetings all--

We regret to say that tonight's planned concert will have to be cancelled due to illness. We will reschedule as soon as we can. We apologise profusely for this, and thank you once again for your patience.

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Tuesday, October 14th, 2008
3:53 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Press Coverage!
Greetings all!

You can read an article on the conference on the BBC website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/7668927.stm, as well as listen to a brief interview with me (and my cold) on Richard Evans' show on BBC Radio Wales from earlier today (I was on about 1 pm).

As you can imagine, it's been an interesting day... ;)

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Monday, October 13th, 2008
10:05 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Brief announcement:
Greetings all:

Due to circumstances beyond control, Paul Cornell has had to cancel his appearance at the conference. As you may imagine, we are saddened greatly by this, but we have every expectation of still holding a great event. :)

Thanks again for all of your help and support, and we look forward to seeing you all in november! :)

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
11:15 am
[thanatos_kalos]
Brief announcement:
Greetings all!

Just to let you know that the date of our next conert has been changed-- it will now be this Thursday, 16 October, at 8 pm at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Join us for an evening of show tunes, instrumental music, and much more!

Remember, there is also a lecture 'Unfiltered Camels: the Military Use of Camels by the Romans,' being given tomorrow, 14 October at 5.15 in Rm 4.45 of the Cardiff University Humanities Building. :) We hope to see you all there!

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Tuesday, October 7th, 2008
9:31 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Announcement: Lecture
Greetings once again!

For any of you local to Cardiff, I am pleased to announce a fundraising lecture will be held on 14 October in room 4.45 of the Humanities Building at Cardiff University, beginning at 5.15 pm. The lecture is entitled: 'Unfiltered Camels: The Military Use of Camels by the Romans.' The lecturer is yours truly, Ancient History Ph.D candidate Melissa Beattie, and this lecture will be drawn from my first year of dissertation research. We are asking for a donation of 50 pence per person.

Thank you again for all of your support! :)

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Sunday, October 5th, 2008
9:59 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Announcement: Concert and update
Greetings all!

First of all, let me announce that our website (http://www.dedoc.net/WhoniversalAppeal/) is now back up and running. I believe a file or two is still missing, but those should be up over the course of the next week. Similarly, our bank account is now fully up, so bank transfers and paypal (overseas only) can now be done. If you have said that you wish to use either of those methods and have not received the information from me, please email me at tritogeneia@aol.com. As we have to pay for some things ahead of time, we do need as much preregistration and payment as possible.

Secondly, we are pleased to announce our second fundraising concert! Join the Whoniversal Appeal Ensemble (including myself) at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Rm 2.05, at 8 pm on Friday, 17 October for an evening of instrumental, blues, and show tunes. Footage from our first concert (featuring my allergy attack!) can be found at http://www.youtube.com/user/whoniversalappeal. We are asking for a £3 donation per person, and you don't have to pre-register for this (though you can if you so desire).

We should be announcing another lecture as well over the next few days. The topic will be the military use of camels by the Romans, and given by me.

Thank you very much for all of your help and support. We appreciate it so much! :)

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Thursday, September 11th, 2008
4:24 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Update: bank account.
Greetings!

This is just a brief update to let you all know that our bank account is now up and running. For overseas only, we will have paypal set up by next week.

Thank you all again for your patience and your amazing enthusiasm!

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Saturday, September 6th, 2008
3:32 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Brief update:
Greetings all--

This is just to let you know that our main website (http://www.dedoc.net/WhoniversalAppeal/) is currently in the midst of an update, but our webmaster is having software problems so you might find certain data to be out of date. The most current information will thus be found here on the lj_comm for the time being.

Also, despite having turned in all the paperwork almost a month ago, our bank account is still not yet live. We do apologise for this, but it apparently is because the person in charge of our account's set-up was on holiday for most of this time. We intend to resolve this with the bank as soon as possible.

We thank you for your patience, and will keep you all apprised. In the meantime, thank you again for all of your support! :)

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Thursday, September 4th, 2008
2:08 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Announcement: Opening night reception
Greetings once again!

We are delighted to announce that the Cardiff University Sci-fi Society have offered to host our opening night reception! It will be held upstairs at cafe/bar A Shot in the Dark (12 City Road) from approximately 8 pm through 11 pm. I understand that they are planning any number of games, quizzes, and more. You can find out more about the society on their lj_comm: http://community.livejournal.com/cardiffgeekery/

The reception will be open to anyone holding either a day pass for Friday, a 3-Day pass or a valid BBC Wales studio ID. We're not going to sell tickets just for the reception; this is because we have to plan our venues with the fire codes in mind and we'd hate to try and pack 100 people in a space designed for 50.

So, thanks again to the great folks at the sci-fi society, and thank all of you for your help in promoting this conference. We really appreciate it!

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Saturday, August 23rd, 2008
1:44 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
Announcement: Walking Tour
Greetings all:

We are pleased to announce that we are putting together a short walking tour of filming locations in Cardiff city centre and Cardiff Bay for Thursday 13 November. This will NOT include the studio, but will include the Doctor Who Expo.

The tour will begin at approximately 1 pm with a meet at the Cardiff Student Union (which hasn't been used in an episode; it's just convenient and well-marked) and then will end in the early evening in the Bay. We will be taking public transportation from city centre to Mermaid Quay, so it will cost approximately £3 per person for that, and the Expo is giving us a special rate of £2.50/per person for extry, but we're not charging for the actual tour. Just drop us a note when you register (or if you have registered) if you're interested in coming along to this as well.

Thank you all again for your tremendous support and help in spreading the word. Keep up the good work!

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Organising Chairperson
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
Friday, August 15th, 2008
7:20 pm
[thanatos_kalos]
More press coverage!
Greetings all!

For those of you familiar with sf news site io9.com, they have just written an article on us. http://io9.com/5037594/academia-is-whoniversal (And what a lovely picture they chose to accompany it)! Feel free to spread the word!

Remember: registration is now open. :)

Cheers,
Melissa Beattie, Ph.D candidate
Organising Chairperson
Cardiff University, School of History and Archaeology
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