The world ended last weekend. What, you didn’t notice? And it was all down to a bunch of Cambridge-based gamers utterly failing to pass US Congress Bills in time. Background So as you may know, for the past 18 months or so I’ve been taking part in Megagames – crazy war games meets live action […]
Take 300 gaming enthusiasts. Put them in a room. Divide them into countries. Add some aliens. Give them far more things to do than they could ever manage. What d’you get? I’m talking about Megagames. These are large-format live-action roleplaying/war games. I’ve been megagaming for the past year (has it really only been a year), in settings […]
My penultimate week in New York saw my final two BNI meetings of my trip – 5 meetings in 3 weeks is pretty intense, and I was going to be hard pushed to fit all the 1-2-1s I had planned in before I flew home (and thanks to the #blizzardof2015, that’s now basically impossible). Mighty […]
It’s week two of my exploration of BNI Manhattan, and this week I hit two more chapters – numbers 60 and 45. 9AM Chapter (Manhattan 60) Tuesday saw me get up at the leisurely time of 7:45am. How was I going to a BNI meeting, getting up that late, I hear you ask? Well, if […]
As I mentioned previously, I’m going to be exploring some of the Manhattan BNI chapters during my stay here. The first group I visited was mega-chapter “Lucky 62”. On Wed 7th January, I got out of bed at 5:45am (a whole half hour later than my normal BNI mornings) and got the subway uptown to Union […]
As part of my six weeks in New York City, I’m visiting BNI Manhattan. That’s not one chapter – there are like 50 of them. Well, that’s what you get, squeezing 300,000 businesses into 34 square miles. Over Christmas I emailed a number of American BNI-ers, starting with the Manhattan BNI Executive Director, Todd Hallinger. He put me […]
They say, “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong…” Two and a half months have passed since the tragedy at the Boston Marathon, killing three spectators and injuring over 250 people. At an event aiming to raise money for the Sandy Hook shooting, someone apparently thought it appropriate to wreak more destruction on America. […]
Starting this Thursday, 18th October, the 23rd annual Guildford Book Festival will be taking place at the Electric Theatre and other venues around the town. The packed festival programme features a variety of household names and up-and-comers. Here are my top picks:
Square Meal Venues and Events is an industry-leading exhibition for event professionals. Consequently, it was a no-brainer that I would go.
This past weekend was the Heritage Open Days across the UK. I took this great opportunity to see some of the many amazing historical sites in Guildford and Surrey.