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Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby ApacheFlame on Mon Aug 31, 2015 7:54 pm

I saw the advert that multiplay put out saying they are moving to the NEC. Did they say if this was permanent? Or just a trial for i56?

I'd be overjoyed if they moved, as I think the hotel situation may be better and I am not a huge fan of coventry.

Anyone else got opinions or reckless speculation?
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby Trell on Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:15 pm

Permanent, dates are booked for next 3 years.
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby NachoDuck on Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:18 pm

From what I gathered it's a permanent move in the same way TIC to Ricoh was, someone mentioned that the regular dates had been secured up to 2018.

https://forums.multiplay.com/insomnia55 ... ost1199096

I'm looking forward to it and think it will be a good move for the event, the level of service at i55 compared to previous events with Ricoh was poor to the point it felt like they had given up on hosting the event properly.


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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby Kaelan002 on Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:26 pm

WoooOOOOooOOOOOH

This is great news.
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby Trell on Mon Aug 31, 2015 8:32 pm

Nacho I couldn't agree more, this lan was just a joke in terms of customer service. There were a couple of staff that were the exception, but the other staff were utterly abysmal.
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby EWJ on Mon Aug 31, 2015 9:04 pm

great location for us oversea's people. fly in. go across road and pew pew.
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby dmc25_uk on Tue Sep 01, 2015 8:55 am

ApacheFlame wrote:I saw the advert that multiplay put out saying they are moving to the NEC. Did they say if this was permanent? Or just a trial for i56?

I'd be overjoyed if they moved, as I think the hotel situation may be better and I am not a huge fan of coventry.

Anyone else got opinions or reckless speculation?



well the hotel situation is not better as most have sold out for next yer :( your ok if you have £1000 to spend on one lol


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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby Slavechild on Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:24 am

Well looking at the Ramada Encore NEC for the winter insomnia, bearing in mind it's near christmas, staying for 3 nights would be £306 and it looks really good.
If you're looking at booking a year in advance, which i doubt you would want to do anyway, there are some B&B's on the NEC website for £150 for the 3 days and one offers free travel if you've arranged it beforehand.


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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby EWJ on Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:37 am

premier inn at the airport was £300 for 2 for next years bank holiday weekend. that was Thurs-Monday.
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby Marcus Therion on Tue Sep 01, 2015 11:01 pm

Just throwing it in there, they will have indoor camping at i56. So if you want to look about grabbing an indoor camping spot early, it should be much cheaper. Though the venue is going to be much bigger, so i'm not sure how many slots they'll be allocating. Honestly I find sleeping on site much more preferable than offsite at a hotel, but then i'm someone that would actually sleep in their car more than anything.

(Though a big thank you to Trell/Screweh for allowing me to stay in their hotel room at i55)


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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby 13th Nightmare on Wed Sep 02, 2015 8:25 am

Things can only get better after the Ricoh Arena. It was ok but felt like it could have been so much better at the same time. So it will be interesting to see how people feel about the even for winter and spring lan.
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby just annoying boo on Wed Sep 02, 2015 11:16 am

Charlie and myself will be going to the Spring Lan, will be booking the hotel this weekend to save all the hassle later on!
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby Slavechild on Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:12 pm

Are the spring lan dates up already?
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby Marcus Therion on Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:15 pm

Spring Lan should be easter holidays, so just look up when easter is in 2016 and you're good to know. (As they have it planned to always be around bank holidays for a while.)


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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby JayyJayy on Wed Sep 02, 2015 12:56 pm

Marcus Therion wrote:Spring Lan should be easter holidays, so just look up when easter is in 2016 and you're good to know. (As they have it planned to always be around bank holidays for a while.)


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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby NightStalker on Thu Sep 03, 2015 7:23 pm

Wooo Birmingham, 30min on the train! Should be rather easy to get there for once.
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby JayyJayy on Thu Sep 03, 2015 8:11 pm

NightStalker wrote:Wooo Birmingham, 30min on the train! Should be rather easy to get there for once.


I live in Birmingham. It's like 20 mins away from me tops haha.
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby Unspecified on Fri Sep 04, 2015 5:55 pm

Just to say that the 2016 dates have not been officially released yet, so i would advise caution booking any none refundable accommodation etc for next year - people who bought none refundable hotels for november in coventry are now a bit pissed off it moved!
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Re: Insomnia moving to Birmingham

Postby Shuriken on Sun Sep 06, 2015 1:03 pm

Ehhhh this is good news and bad news, good because I have family up that way, bad because Birmingham eurgh :(
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