2016 event priority booking information

While we don’t yet have a date or venue, our thoughts are turning to UK Meet 2016.

Due to unprecedented demand for places this year, we’ve decided to have a priority booking period for 2016, only open to members of the UK Meet mailing list. We’ll be releasing more details of how this will work as we go along, because we’ll be introducing some new things to try to ensure ticket sales are administered as fairly as possible.

If you want the opportunity of priority booking, make sure you subscribe (there’s a link on every page of our website).

Is it gin o’clock yet?

From the UK Meet team – Charlie, Clare, Jamie, Elin, Liam and Cathy

Help keep the team sane

Just a quick word or two in the interests of the sanity of the team:
– if we e-mail you direct, please respond.
– if we mail you through the Mailchimp list, please read what we send. This will become increasingly vital as the year goes on.
– most important, if you’re on the waiting list and receive an e-mail about a ticket becoming available, please obey the instructions in it.
As the event has grown bigger we have less time to spend chasing people and want to put our energies into the important stuff!

The organisers’ timeline!

We often get asked, “When will this happen? And what about that?” so here’s our timeline for the next few months. Keep coming back for updates!

Programme: Draft on website, February.

Entertainments: At dotting i’s and crossing t’s stage. Notification via mailing list once details finalised.

Panels: Thanks to all who volunteered. Main panel participants to be contacted by e-mail in February.

Readerzone/Utterly authorly (2015 version of Buffet of Banter): Thanks to all volunteers! Table leaders to be contacted by e-mail in March.

Welcome desk team and arrangements: Roll out May onwards.

Pitches with publishers: Sign up opens via mailing list in June.

Team and plan for tote bag stuffing: Roll out July onwards.

Arrangements for book fair: Roll out July onwards.

Hotel booking now open

Please read this carefully!

You can now book your accommodation at the Bristol Marriott Royal Hotel for UK Meet 2015, but make sure you use the direct hotel number, 0117 9255 100 (44 117 9255 100 from overseas). We can’t guarantee that the central reservations/online bookings systems are working that far ahead.

When booking, please quote the event name and date to get the special rate: “UK GLBTQ 11 SEP 2015″ or use the code BZO. There are some three night packages available, but they don’t come under our remit, so please ask the hotel direct.

Attendees are responsible for their own bookings. We have a limited number of rooms put aside for our attendees, at £115 per room per night (single occupancy), £125 per room per night (double occupancy). The rooms available will all be at least their standard Queen-sized option. Booking will also include complimentary use of the Leisure Club in the hotel. Booking cost includes breakfast for the one or two people sharing.

Latest news update

Registration for UK Meet 2015 is now open and ticket sales are going along nicely. You can find all the details on the registration page. 

Please remember that you won’t be able to book with the hotel at present, as their registration for next September isn’t yet open. We will let you know when room booking opens.

If you haven’t yet let us know your panel preference, you need to do so by Monday 15th September.