In case you hadn't noticed, it's almost December (I know, right?). That means some things, and I'll be talking about a few of them here. You're going to want to read all the way to the bottom of this one... there's important stuff all the way down.
So far we haven't really spoken about what our policy is regarding Public Holidays. We haven't needed to... there aren't any in November. But we've made a decision to try something special for all the public holidays in December: Free Days!
As the name suggests, we'll be open every public holiday this season, and on those days access will be free! Gratis! For nothing! Just show up and geek!
There's a slight complication, in that we won't be open the same number of hours each public holiday. We have a complicated algorithm that calculates these things (or something) and these are the hours that it spat out:
- December 16th - 09:00 to 23:00
- December 25th - 16:00 to 23:00
- December 26th - 09:00 to 17:00
- January 1st - 09:00 to 23:00
That's right, we'll be open for a normal Open Session on Christmas Day! So when you're done having lunch with your family and getting cool gifts or whatever, you can head directly to the club and chill out with fellow geeks, for free!
We're trying this out as an experiment. If you think free public holidays are a good idea, be sure to show your support by showing up and bringing your friends. If it works out we might make it a permanent thing.
By now we've established a few regular things that take place either weekly or monthly. They'll be continuing as normal through December. Those are:
- Sceptics in the Club (first Wednesday of the month)
- Magic: The Gathering Social Play (every Friday night)
- HeroClix Social Play (every Friday night)
- Star Trek Attack Wing Social Play (every Sunday morning)
- Star Trek CCG Social Play (every Monday night)
And, of course, we'll continue to have our normal Open Sessions when you're welcome to show up and geek:
- Mon, Wed, Fri: 16:00 to 23:00
- Sat: 09:00 to 17:00
- Sun: 09:00 to 14:00
To make the Holo-Days more special, we've come up with a few special events we'll be running. Details of some of these are still pending, but mark them in your Calendar so long:
- Magic: The Gathering tournament - 1st December
- Singles Night - 13th December
- Family Day - 16th December
- Cosplay Workshop - 21st December
- Christmas at the Club - 25th December
- Singles New Years Eve - 31st December
If you've got an event you'd like to run at the club... an end-year function for your D&D group or Book Club perhaps, we still have a few slots available. Check out the post from earlier this week about how to plan and book your event.
If you've got some leave coming up, and you're planning to spend some of it at the club, now's a good time to get a Full Membership sorted. That way you won't need to stress about paying a Day Pass each time, you can just rock up and geek.
Also, if you're thinking about your Christmas shopping, you might want to consider buying a friend, loved one or even frenemy a Gift Voucher for a month's Full or Affiliate Membership. To do that, just fill in the usual Membership Application form with your own details, but at the bottom where it asks you if it's a gift membership, select "Yes". We'll contact you directly to sort out the details for your friend.