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WorldCon Helsinki 2017 -- Planning!

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1 hour ago, mormont said:

:) Be great to see you at a con again, ten!

Can't wait! :D Much excitement.

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Just in case people are still sorting accomm, I still have a space in my apartment.

The details are:

Location: Hotel Ava

 - we are in the 3 bedroom apartment: which you can have a looksie at here

The kitchenette in it looks very basic; it should be good enough for breakfast stuff, but other meals it does like we'll be eating out.

Dates: we are booked 8th August to 14th August

People: Myself, Phil(MountainGoat), Dan(Targh), Johan(not sure what his westeros handle is) and Pod

The bed that is available is in the twin room with myself. I personally have no issues with sharing a room with a guy, but figured you should be aware of it so it's not a surprise on the day.

Price: total price for the week will be 172Euros each, and I don't mind that being paid to me, in Helsinki, in Euros. In fact, it would probably make life a helluva lot easier for me, as it would mean I don't have to worry about toting Euros around my Russia trip. :D

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I'm in need of a space still. You sure that's not an issue?

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got my accomodation booked (8th to the 14th) , staying in vantaa just outside helsinki so will get the bus in every day - will be booking my flights soon :) 

im so excited now!! see you all there :D

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Still need somewhere - that looks good - but Wert has beaten me by 13 mins ;-)

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Looking at flights. Ryanair is flying to Tallinn relatively cheaply, but (right now anyway) it's cheaper to fly direct from Gatwick (urgh) to Helsinki on Norwegian Air, and the dates are a lot more conducive, as they fly daily (Ryanair is flying every 2 to 3 days).

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2 hours ago, Werthead said:

Looking at flights. Ryanair is flying to Tallinn relatively cheaply, but (right now anyway) it's cheaper to fly direct from Gatwick (urgh) to Helsinki on Norwegian Air, and the dates are a lot more conducive, as they fly daily (Ryanair is flying every 2 to 3 days).

Yep that's exactly what I was looking at. Norwegian air Gatwick to Helsinki. ..just the easiest...and cheapest

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14 hours ago, Werthead said:

I'm in need of a space still. You sure that's not an issue?

It's not an issue at all, so if you want it, the bed is yours.

14 hours ago, Toft said:

Still need somewhere - that looks good - but Wert has beaten me by 13 mins ;-)

So sorry, if I had room for more I'd defo say yes.

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If you're on Facebook, the ASoIaF Facebook Group has hired two houses and is considering hiring a third, so they've got plenty of space still.

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I just booked my flight tickets. :)

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Posted (edited)

Ok, we've booked a place in the Punavuori area of Helsinki, looking like it's south of the city centre? I need to compare it with the hotel locations. There are 4 of us, me and Kissdbyfire, and Little Miss Sunshine and All Men Must Rhyme.

Am thinking about flying to Belgium and joining them on the flight to Helsinki and back, since I've never been to Belgium. :)

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1 minute ago, Fragile Bird said:

Ok, we've booked a place in the Punavuori area of Helsinki, looking like it's south of the city centre? I need to compare it with the hotel locations. There are 4 of us, me and Kissdbyfire, and LittleMissSunshine and AllMenMustRhyme.

Am thinking about flying to Belgium and joining them on the flight to Helsinki and back, since I've never been to Belgium. :)

Yes :D so excited for this, and to see you all again! It's been too long since London!

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23 hours ago, Fragile Bird said:

Ok, we've booked a place in the Punavuori area of Helsinki, looking like it's south of the city centre? I need to compare it with the hotel locations. There are 4 of us, me and Kissdbyfire, and Little Miss Sunshine and All Men Must Rhyme.

Am thinking about flying to Belgium and joining them on the flight to Helsinki and back, since I've never been to Belgium. :)

Yay :)

I still need to book my flights...

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On 3/12/2017 at 9:19 PM, Fragile Bird said:

Ok, we've booked a place in the Punavuori area of Helsinki, looking like it's south of the city centre? I need to compare it with the hotel locations. There are 4 of us, me and Kissdbyfire, and Little Miss Sunshine and All Men Must Rhyme.

Am thinking about flying to Belgium and joining them on the flight to Helsinki and back, since I've never been to Belgium. :)

Punavuori is a well-heeled neighbourhood that borders the southern edge of the inner city centre. Even the farthest bits ought not be more than a ten minute walk from a tram stop. The city of Helsinki loves marketting it as the heart of the so-called design district and there are plenty of cafes, bars and antique bookshops dotting the streets around viisikulma/femkanten.

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3 minutes ago, Multaniette said:

Punavuori is a well-heeled neighbourhood that borders the southern edge of the inner city centre. Even the farthest bits ought not be more than a ten minute walk from a tram stop. The city of Helsinki loves marketting it as the heart of the so-called design district and there are plenty of cafes, bars and antique bookshops dotting the streets around viisikulma/femkanten.

Thanks!

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I'm staying in vantaa

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I've purchased my plane tickets and my hotels are booked so I guess I am official.  Or at least somewhat official as I have actually not yet purchased my Worldcon membership!  Luckily there are direct flights between Helsinki and Chicago in the summer so that makes everything that much easier.  I am making a proper vacation of this and plan to see Helsinki and other parts of Finland so I will be there from the 4th to the 14th of August.  Looking forward to seeing everyone!

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