funkymonky


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  Posted: hey kids, hope all is wel.. just been thining.. and before anyone asks... no i havn't looked for other threads... is there any talk... or should there be... of a Poi Convention for the UK? like a big national one?

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  Posted:Aw, but you guys already have the European Juggling Convention. Can't we have an American Poi gathering this time?

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coleman
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  Posted:there's generally a decent spattering of poimongers at the british juggling conventions (the bjc, bristol, the other bristol, london).

you could try and arrange a Poi convention - i'd try and get there


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  Posted:Yea, can you make somewhere easy for me to get to please.

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  Posted:Im with Baa Baa on this one

Somewhere near an airport that has flights from Ireland would be nice!

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funkymonky


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  Posted:when's the convetion?

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  Posted:I thought that funky monkey character was organsing it no?



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funkymonky


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  Posted:i'll help sort it out if people are keen for a more poi/ staff themed event rather then juggling... not to say our theowing cousins cannot join.. but a more Poi themed feel to a convention would be pretty crazy..... could get some sellers selling stuff too... hmmm... a big HOP stall full of pretty things.. hmmmm....

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  Posted:Why does everyone forget devil stickers? (OK, I can barely do anything, but I do like watching DsAds be very very sick with the devil sticks)

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FlamingMonkey


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  Posted:i'm up for it

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coleman
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  Posted:devil stickers aren't forgotten - they are intentionally ignored (cos no-one likes a show off and they are really f*ckin hard! ).

no-one has mentioned Diabolo either but its probably cos this is a thread about a Poi and staff themed convention.
i'm sure if it comes off (as with most of these things) all disciplines would be welcome...


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  Posted:quote:Originally posted by coleman:
devil stickers aren't forgotten - they are intentionally ignored (cos no-one likes a show off and they are really f*ckin hard! ).
They're not hard, I'd put them above Poi and diablo, and below juggling in terms of acquiring the basics.


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  Posted:So we need a place with a park and/or shelter (it's England) that's easy to get to, near an airport with sellers and spinners....

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  Posted:soz to steal funky monkeys thunder, but it seems me and u hav had similar idea at the same time. chek out the thread

http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbcgi/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=1;t=006305
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please, it will tons of fun!!!


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  Posted:I hint essence of Strawberry fair minus the shelter

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  Posted:I hint essence of Strawberry fair minus the shelter

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Pol


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  Posted:I think it a great idea.

How about birmingham? It's central within the UK - so is fairly easy to get to from most of the uk, with a big train station, and has an international airport too. I don't know exactly where in Birmingham though, cos I don't live there, but there must be some big parks around somewhere!


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funkymonky


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  Posted:ok, well, seeing as the idea is not just bond to my genious... why don't we get it going?

where to put it? i'm thinking the middle of england because... well.. london gets everything... lets have something else for a change.... plus its more equal to those up north...

more thoughts anyone? if we got this going, it'd pretty ****ing crazy....


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Pol


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  Posted:i'm willing to help organise it, if you want an extra pair of hands.

I've not being playing at this all for very long, but have organised events and stuff before...and it would look very impressive on my cv as i want to get into events/conference managing stuff too


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  Posted:well.. if we get some people involved as in epople intereested in sorting it out, that'd be cool...

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  Posted:Is there really life outside the M25?

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  Posted:dont talk crazy..........

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Pol


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  Posted:so it sounds like there are enough mad people interested to want to actually do this then?!

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  Posted:Yes yes! I'd like to put in a helping hand organising it too? I know some people that run a circus night (training diablo, Poi, Staff Juggling etc) regularly? Don't know if that helps?

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  Posted:The idea ROCKS!!!

....And Birmigham is good and central!


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  Posted:i think the banner should read "from the minds of funkymonky and dykeboy... spinning gods"

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Pol


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  Posted:So are we all gonna organise it from here - i mean using this page in the forum (which if everyone makes a different suggestion could get complicated and no one actually makes any decisions) or via emails/somewhere else on the forums etc?

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  Posted:Yes Poi CONVENTION!! YES IN BIRMINGHAM (seeing as most folk in the uk live OUTSIDE London)

If you book it, we will come.....


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Pol


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  Posted:how about planning this more long-term than the one on the 26 oct in london - make it really big and stuff?

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