Let The Voting Begin!

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The committee are very excited to announce that voting is now open to choose the location for the 2011 Unconvention!!

Three brilliant bids have been received from Colchester, Manchester and Nottingham and we think you’ll have a tough time trying to decide which one to go for.

To start the voting process, please visit Location Bids at the top of the page, where you’ll find general information about how to vote and about what is included in each of the bids as standard.

You can then navigate to each individual bid, either from the Location Bids tab at the top of the page (use the little green arrow) or from the links within the Location Bids main page.

Once you know which location you prefer, you will find the voting form on the right hand side of the Location Bids main page.

Voting will be open until 10pm on Sunday 12th December 2010, so don’t lose your chance to have your say and get voting now!!

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  1. Semioticghost says:

    One of the bookshops in Colchester, Red Lion Books, is a small independent bookshop with a basement full of sci-fi and fantasy (and a well-sorted esoteric section if anyone is interested). They regularly host readings. They totally know their stock and I love it in there.

    No, they’re not paying me.

    There are gorgeous walks along the river Colne, most of which have a pub at the end.

    There’s a bunch of museums, of which the Clock museum is my favourite, mostly because of its gardens, plented with rant herbs and open to the public 🙂 Links to Colchester’s museums are here:

    I used to live in Colchester – can you tell?



  2. Manchester! What a wonderful city full of everything that everybody needs! The transport links are fantastic with the International Airport near with transport links directly into the city. ‘Hub’ train stations that won’t cost the earth to get to and free buses that take you all round the city. Road links are numerous with very good links from the M6, M62, M56 (I could go on and on.
    Museums, Theatres and many other venues are very easy to get to (walking, taxi, tram, or on the free buses) and you can find any sort of food you want to try! China Town and the Curry mile are not to be missed….
    Shopping of course is high on the list with the top end of the market (Prada and Harvey Nichols to name just two) having a presence in Manchester. We also have a Primark – come and get your bargains!
    Manchester also has a magnificent history and is most certainly multi-cultural (Manchester also featured the Commonwealth games).
    The weather isn’t always ‘grim up North’ and the people are chatty and friendly.