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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #100 on: February 18, 2013, 12:58:20 am »
This sounds like a great idea! I'm in Leeds and I have a similar problem of not many steampunks. I will try to make it to Sheffield as often as I can though on a student budget that may not be too often   :'(
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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #101 on: February 18, 2013, 03:42:08 pm »
This sounds like a great idea! I'm in Leeds and I have a similar problem of not many steampunks. I will try to make it to Sheffield as often as I can though on a student budget that may not be too often   :'(

Just a thing, there are LOADS of Leeds steampunks, they are just not very organised, perhaps you could prod them into some form of regular meet? :D
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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #102 on: February 18, 2013, 04:11:23 pm »
Just a thing, there are LOADS of Leeds steampunks, they are just not very organised, perhaps you could prod them into some form of regular meet? :D

I would if I could find them but since theyre pretty disorganised its rather hard to find them. Do you know when the next Leeds steampunk market is on?

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #103 on: February 18, 2013, 09:42:20 pm »
"The dates for the next event are
Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th March 2013.
The running times of both days will be 12 til 6.
Leftbank, Cardigan Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1LJ."

Taken from the facebook event page, although I imagine there's a thread on here somewhere about it. I assumed Leeds had fairly regular meets actually, there being so many steampunks there.. It's definitely worth starting up a thing to gather them all! That's what I've been doing here, I don't so much organise the group as tell people a time and a place to be to find steampunks :P

Saying that, you're very welcome down for any of our weekly meets if you can make it :)
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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #104 on: February 18, 2013, 09:45:05 pm »
Oh also someone mentioned on facebook, apparently there's going to be some refurbishment going on at The Old Queen's Head that will result in :
Dining Area shut from 25th Feb to 1st March
Whole of Pub shut from 4th March to 8th of March

So will have to find a new base for the Thursday 7th..

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #105 on: February 18, 2013, 10:06:28 pm »
The dates for the next event are
Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th March 2013.
The running times of both days will be 12 til 6.
Leftbank, Cardigan Road, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS6 1LJ
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I assumed Leeds had fairly regular meets actually, there being so many steampunks there.. It's definitely worth starting up a thing to gather them all!
Started one up today but I haven't got any replies so far. There isn't even a steampunk society at the uni and you only need 4 people to start one.

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #106 on: February 18, 2013, 10:23:44 pm »
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Started one up today but I haven't got any replies so far. There isn't even a steampunk society at the uni and you only need 4 people to start one.

I know, I speak from experience when I say that's really annoying.

Although it is quite odd you've not encountered the Yorkshire Steam Coalition since they're largely based in Leeds I believe.
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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #107 on: February 18, 2013, 10:35:58 pm »
Now that you mention it, I have heard of them. Thanks for the lead and I'll check them out.

I wont be able to come this week (Thursday is it?) but next week both me and the girlfriend will pay you guys a visit  :)

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #108 on: February 18, 2013, 10:45:38 pm »
My I suggest the Sheffield Tap? No food (or Crabbies!) but a wonderful selection of beers, and sublime surroundings. The micro brewery is open now so you have the backdrop of large copper vessels.

The conversion is nicely done, it is the old First Class dining room. Especially handy for those coming in from Leeds or Manchester.
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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #109 on: February 18, 2013, 10:50:51 pm »
The Sheffield Tap is fantastic, although it always seems to be packed and maybe not the best for finding people..I wonder if you can book tables there..
One of the more hidden away pubs might be better, have you tried any of the ones down by the cathedral?

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #110 on: February 18, 2013, 10:52:15 pm »
Wait, no Crabbies?? And yet they have like 200 different kinds of beer O.o

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #111 on: February 18, 2013, 10:56:07 pm »
As nice and convenient as the Tap is, the lack of food (beyond basic bar snacks) may cause a problem for those of us (like myself) who come straight from work and don't have any other chance to get food. The museum is quite nice and does quite good food (even if the choice of drinks is limited slightly more than the Sheffield Tap).

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #112 on: February 18, 2013, 11:15:47 pm »
Yeah, the museum could be good, pretty central too. Might even see that ghost :P

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #113 on: February 18, 2013, 11:24:31 pm »
Yeah, the museum could be good, pretty central too. Might even see that ghost :P

Well YOU might... It haunts the ladies', remember?

Also I'm coming down this Thursday so I'll see everyone there :)

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #114 on: February 18, 2013, 11:54:43 pm »
The Tap has extended which makes it less of a crush.

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #115 on: February 19, 2013, 12:30:53 am »
Yeah, the museum could be good, pretty central too. Might even see that ghost :P

Well YOU might... It haunts the ladies', remember?

Also I'm coming down this Thursday so I'll see everyone there :)

Good point, forgot about that >.>

The Tap has extended which makes it less of a crush.

I did wonder about that, saw a bit of the extension when I was last over.. I'll go check it out briefly this Thursday on the way to the meet, see how busy it gets on a weekday evening :)

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #116 on: February 19, 2013, 12:39:53 am »
Yeah, the museum could be good, pretty central too. Might even see that ghost :P

Well YOU might... It haunts the ladies', remember?

Also I'm coming down this Thursday so I'll see everyone there :)

Good point, forgot about that >.>

The Tap has extended which makes it less of a crush.

I did wonder about that, saw a bit of the extension when I was last over.. I'll go check it out briefly this Thursday on the way to the meet, see how busy it gets on a weekday evening :)

you can meet me in there off the train, I get in at about 2 :D

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #117 on: February 19, 2013, 12:53:26 am »
Yeah, the museum could be good, pretty central too. Might even see that ghost :P

Well YOU might... It haunts the ladies', remember?

Also I'm coming down this Thursday so I'll see everyone there :)

Good point, forgot about that >.>

The Tap has extended which makes it less of a crush.

I did wonder about that, saw a bit of the extension when I was last over.. I'll go check it out briefly this Thursday on the way to the meet, see how busy it gets on a weekday evening :)

you can meet me in there off the train, I get in at about 2 :D

OK :) It's a shame you can't walk in to it straight from the platform anymore, I liked that

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #118 on: February 19, 2013, 07:39:30 am »
You can still, unless they've changed it in the past week or so.

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #119 on: February 19, 2013, 02:01:18 pm »
It depends on the time I think. Sometimes they block access from the platform, I haven't noticed any pattern on when they decide to do this.

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #120 on: February 22, 2013, 07:00:06 pm »
It depends on the time I think. Sometimes they block access from the platform, I haven't noticed any pattern on when they decide to do this.

Mostly tends to be of an evening (around rush hour) or when they're on a "We'd like to have ticket barriers here but the council won't let us so we're going to be obnoxious about ticket checking" panic.

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #121 on: February 24, 2013, 04:43:51 pm »
Are these meets still at the Old Queen's Head on Thursdays?

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #122 on: February 24, 2013, 04:48:34 pm »
Yep, will be this week, it's only on the 7th that it'll be somewhere different

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #123 on: February 24, 2013, 05:08:40 pm »
We can discuss where this week, The Old Queens Head is undergoing renovation for 3 days, including the 7th.

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Re: Sheffield Steampunk Society Meets
« Reply #124 on: February 24, 2013, 05:19:38 pm »
Yep, will be this week, it's only on the 7th that it'll be somewhere different
Then I will see you at The Old Queen's Head on Thursday  :)