Newbies!

Have your say on what you would like to see new, changed or just kept the same at the next FrightFest.
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Re: Newbies!

Post by scoutthehorizon » Fri May 31, 2013 11:51 am

elmstttam wrote:How'z it hangin folks.Attended my first Frightfest in Glasgow this year and i loved it.Changed my holidays and booked a room for 6 nights so i hope i get a pass.Hope to meet some FB friends who are attending and meet new ones.See you end of August. 8)
Hey Elmstttam, welcome to the FrightFest family. Always great to meet new peeps. If you liked Glasgow you're going to love August. It's a whole other level of awesome; you'll be terrified, you'll laugh till it hurts, you'll make friends for life & you'll probably end up smelling real bad. It literally is the best.

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Re: Newbies!

Post by scoutthehorizon » Sat Jun 01, 2013 4:43 pm



First rule of FrightFest: *do* tell everyone.

Second: ATTEND SLEEPER QUEUE
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Re: Newbies!

Post by jamesmcrosby » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:08 pm

This will be my second year attending FrightFest, but my first year in the Sleepy Queue. I was supposed to be having a friend come along too, but it's now likely that he won't be able to get the time off work to come down for the queue. I'm now having serious doubts about whether I should queue alone. Has anybody queued alone before? Will I be bored or feel unsafe at all? Any enlightenment will be most appreciated.
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Re: Newbies!

Post by streetrw » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:15 am

jamesmcrosby wrote:This will be my second year attending FrightFest, but my first year in the Sleepy Queue. I was supposed to be having a friend come along too, but it's now likely that he won't be able to get the time off work to come down for the queue. I'm now having serious doubts about whether I should queue alone. Has anybody queued alone before? Will I be bored or feel unsafe at all? Any enlightenment will be most appreciated.
It's fine. Depending on what time you get there, of course - it can be a long night if you're outside the Empire all night and the weather's not good (as it has been in the past). I've queued overnight in Leicester Square twice but these days I tend to get there at around 5 in the morning, so I get a bit of sleep and still snag a good place in the queue. But everyone in the main is very friendly and it's a nice, relaxed chilled atmosphere, lots of nice conversation. Some people might even bring cakes, drinks, snacks etc - one very sunny morning we all got complimentary bottles of water. Bringing a camping chair can help (the ones that fold up into a tube).
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Re: Newbies!

Post by jamesmcrosby » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:22 am

streetrw wrote:
jamesmcrosby wrote:This will be my second year attending FrightFest, but my first year in the Sleepy Queue. I was supposed to be having a friend come along too, but it's now likely that he won't be able to get the time off work to come down for the queue. I'm now having serious doubts about whether I should queue alone. Has anybody queued alone before? Will I be bored or feel unsafe at all? Any enlightenment will be most appreciated.
It's fine. Depending on what time you get there, of course - it can be a long night if you're outside the Empire all night and the weather's not good (as it has been in the past). I've queued overnight in Leicester Square twice but these days I tend to get there at around 5 in the morning, so I get a bit of sleep and still snag a good place in the queue. But everyone in the main is very friendly and it's a nice, relaxed chilled atmosphere, lots of nice conversation. Some people might even bring cakes, drinks, snacks etc - one very sunny morning we all got complimentary bottles of water. Bringing a camping chair can help (the ones that fold up into a tube).
Thanks for the info. I know it's a bit of a cop out but if I were to catch the first train into London on the Saturday morning and be in the queue for about 8am would that still more or less guarantee me a ticket? I booked online last year but the crashing and slow page loads make me worry that this year I might not be so lucky to get in quick enough. Also would I still be eligible to see The Conjuring?
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Re: Newbies!

Post by sherbetbizarre » Mon Jun 03, 2013 2:55 pm

Yes and yes. No-one who has queued in the past has been turned away.

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Re: Newbies!

Post by jamesmcrosby » Tue Jun 04, 2013 12:13 am

sherbetbizarre wrote:Yes and yes. No-one who has queued in the past has been turned away.
In such case this will likely be what I end up doing.
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Re: Newbies!

Post by Alex Kidd » Tue Jun 04, 2013 4:15 pm

Also this year there's going to be a more passes made available, there's going to be a lot more of the front stalls seats made available for Weekend Passes. I never seen anyone who queued up on the day not get a weekend pass.

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Re: Newbies!

Post by Rue-morgue Jay » Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:28 pm

Wow! there's going to be more newbies than ever this year. We'd better stock extra eggs,flour, milk tar and feathers for the traditional FRIGHTFEST "initiation" . :mrgreen:

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Re: Newbies!

Post by Charlie » Wed Jun 05, 2013 10:52 pm

Rue-morgue Jay wrote:Wow! there's going to be more newbies than ever this year. We'd better stock extra eggs,flour, milk tar and feathers for the traditional FRIGHTFEST "initiation" . :mrgreen:
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Re: Newbies!

Post by MansfieldDark » Mon Aug 17, 2015 6:15 pm

Hey everyone

After years of seeing the odd film I'm finally going to pop my full-fest cherry and I can't wait!

I'm thinking of doing some coverage for the event for Horror Asylum via my Mansfield Dark site (they've said yes to it) Would any other newbies out there be up for a mini interview on their Frightfest experience? I'm not sure how much time I'll have to do this, I'm also thinking of recording and uploading mini reviews in between films but I have no idea how realistic that will be! I want to have fun and play it by ear but if anyone's interested lets chat

See you soon :D
Richard

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