MSX Fair Nijmegen 2021

MSX Fair Nijmegen 2021

par Manuel on 18-10-2020, 15:09
Sujet: Events
Étiquettes: 2021, Event, fair, meeting, Nijmegen
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The organization was able to book the same location as the previous couple of times again, Dorpshuis De Lèghe Polder, for the 2021 MSX fair. This time on February 20th July 3rd October the 16th

Things will be very much like last time.... except for Covid-19. So, this will mean that there will be special rules and regulations to adhere to. But as things are still developing rapidly, there is no way of knowing which they will be in 2021. Since a meeting held in February, as originally planned, was no longer going to be a viable option, it has been postponed to October the 16th 2021. Let's hope things will have calmed down by then!

So, the fair is planned, but there will be updates which will specify the rules and regulations that must be adhered to. Keep an eye on the site for them!

Other than that, things are the same as last years.

You can come at 9:00 to help set up the room. Everything is expected to be ready for visitors at 10:00.

As usual, no food or drinks may be consumed in the gym, to avoid sticky floors. Buy your food and drinks at the bar and consume them close to it. You can't bring your own.
There will be Chinese food catering again and like last time, if you're interested to participate, you must reserve up front and confirm with payment. The amount is to be announced, but it will probably be about 15 euros. That way, there are no financial surprises when the caterer has to be paid Smile

The organization hopes to welcome you all there again on Saturday the 16th of October 2021, so write that date down in your agenda!

As usual, all information and details, such as location and the booth registration that should appear two months before the event, can be found on the MSX Fair Nijmegen website.

Relevant link: MSX-Fair Nijmegen website

Commentaires (76)

Par Latok

msx guru (3841)

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19-10-2020, 21:15

I like this. Make plans.

Par Grauw

Ascended (10156)

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19-10-2020, 22:22

It would have been the easy choice to skip this year, but I’m glad of Manuel’s perseverance and here’s to hoping the situation in February will allow the event to go through. I will be there!

Par Wolverine_nl

Paragon (1159)

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20-10-2020, 08:27

Grauw wrote:

It would have been the easy choice to skip this year, but I’m glad of Manuel’s perseverance and here’s to hoping the situation in February will allow the event to go through. I will be there!

Yes, I agree, it is great to see this newspost, a fresh breath of air in these tight, tension filled times
Thank you Manuel Smile
It is noted

Par lintweaker

Champion (417)

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20-10-2020, 08:35

Count me in. Hopefully in February things are -more- normal again.

Par syn

Prophet (2069)

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20-10-2020, 12:30

if coronas under control by then i'll join Big smile

Par hamlet

Scribe (3727)

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20-10-2020, 12:39

The first virus that harms our system. Crying
Let us see what time reveals. We will certainly be able to achieve a fantastic meeting under the given conditions.

Par Briqunullus

Champion (426)

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20-10-2020, 13:41

It'll be all depending on the virus whether I'll be there. Just a question as I have never been there before, how about the space? Is it large? How many people have been visiting in the past?

Par ray2day

Paladin (671)

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20-10-2020, 15:26

Ofcourse I will be there!

Par Meits

Scribe (6458)

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20-10-2020, 16:23

Briqunullus wrote:

It'll be all depending on the virus whether I'll be there. Just a question as I have never been there before, how about the space? Is it large? How many people have been visiting in the past?

I suggest you be your own judge Smile
Photoshoot of last year.

Par mth

Champion (503)

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21-10-2020, 07:58

I would really like to come, but I'm not sure the Covid situation will improve that rapidly. I'll decide in February whether I'll go or not.

Par Briqunullus

Champion (426)

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21-10-2020, 09:28

Meits wrote:

I suggest you be your own judge Smile
Photoshoot of last year.

Thanks. Now let's see what winter brings for the virus.

Par Manuel

Ascended (18240)

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21-10-2020, 10:58

With the amount of room available it should be easy to keep a 1.5m distance in any case. But we will have to see what the rules are in February.

Par defdanny

Scribe (331)

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21-10-2020, 12:27

I am really looking forward to this event!
Since I rediscovered the MSX system a few years ago, I planned to come to Nijmegen!
Corona virus should not be an excuse for me next year.

Par warmize

Expert (68)

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21-10-2020, 15:55

I promise I will try to go to the first Nijmegen fair that is "pandemically" possible.

Good luck and see you soon!

Par djh1697

Paragon (1606)

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21-10-2020, 18:48

Who knows what travel arrangements will be in place from the UK next year? I might need a visa to visit Europe? I think if i am going to travel there I will know nearer the time, with all the corona stuff going on.

I hope the pound surges against the Euro also Wink Higher spending power Wink

Par Wolverine_nl

Paragon (1159)

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23-10-2020, 08:24

btw, I do love the graphic picture used for this news item ;-)

Par ericb59

Paragon (1049)

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23-10-2020, 19:15

I won't be there. Like every year! oO Eek!

Good luck to you, I have serious doubts about the health situation in February.

Par djh1697

Paragon (1606)

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30-10-2020, 01:46

The UK government might well be putting Leicester into Tier 3 lockdown, which means I don’t think i’ll Be able to travel anywhere, not even in the UK. I can’t make any plans ahead of time

Par djh1697

Paragon (1606)

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01-11-2020, 23:26

djh1697 wrote:

The UK government might well be putting Leicester into Tier 3 lockdown, which means I don’t think i’ll Be able to travel anywhere, not even in the UK. I can’t make any plans ahead of time

Now they are talking about locking us down for two months, no pubs or restaurants open! Not healthy for me? Still should be able save some pounds, but will travel bans be lifted? I was in London, saw the Eurostar trains, and just dreamed about travelling to Holland.... Sad

Par Manuel

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03-01-2021, 14:46

People may have noticed there is no way to register for the fair yet. That's because of the Covid19 situation. The Netherlands is currently in a lock-down (like many countries) at least until the 19th of January. At or around that time the government will announce what will be the next measures to take.
As the current situation looks bad, we will not open registration until the 19th, when more information is available on the situation for February.

Par Pencioner

Scribe (1478)

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03-01-2021, 15:31

Maybe time for a change of annual dates? Move the fair from winter (when the situation is always bad, and it seems like it will be like that for quite a number of years at least) to some month in summer? Somewhen between May and August ...

Par o.geerdink

Hero (585)

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04-01-2021, 15:31

Yes my thoughts exactly, maybe msx camping somewhere in the woods where msx meets nature!!!

Who want to go to Nijmegen in the winter anyway. Keikoud

Par tfh

Prophet (3002)

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04-01-2021, 16:10

Camping? In the woods? TFH prefers a nice beach on a sunny location. How about Curaçao? Add-in some bikini babes and TFH might actually visit!

Par Pencioner

Scribe (1478)

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04-01-2021, 17:13

No Covid and winter time is great, but... i don't expect it would be better in few next years at least. Lockdowns and stuff, cancellation... you know. Another way is to switch to online meeting but hey, are we moving towards having a Matrix-society so fast? So maybe summertime until things get better? (RU meetings are hold twice per year so our Spanish friends probably are not that much frustrated if winter one is cancelled)

Par Daemos

Paragon (1954)

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04-01-2021, 17:24

There is still a chance that everything will work out. I am optimistic. Too bad I usually catch the flu around that time of the year.

Par Manuel

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21-01-2021, 21:06

With the current measures, there is no hope we can have a decent fair in one month. So, we have postponed the fair to July 3rd 2021. We hope next year the fair can be held in February again.

Par JohnHassink

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22-01-2021, 03:12

Daemos wrote:

There is still a chance that everything will work out. I am optimistic. Too bad I usually catch the flu around that time of the year.

Oh, I always do, too. Therefore I always keep a box of tissues at my desk this time of year. But I guess visitors will assume it's meant for other bodily fluids (which is only half true).

Par FiXato

Scribe (1717)

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22-01-2021, 10:32

Manuel wrote:

With the current measures, there is no hope we can have a decent fair in one month. So, we have postponed the fair to July 3rd 2021. We hope next year the fair can be held in February again.

I've updated the news post to reflect this change. Smile

Par djh1697

Paragon (1606)

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22-02-2021, 23:36

The UK is discontinuing it's internal lockdown in June, but they haven't said anything about international travel yet

Par salutte

Master (137)

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02-06-2021, 17:03

Hi! Just to confirm, it is still happening in one month, isn't it?

I will definitely be there Cool

Par hamlet

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02-06-2021, 18:53

I have just been vaccinated, but I still consider myself a minority in Germany.
It makes little sense to me to organise such a meeting with restrictions. Until the situation is defused, I will not participate in larger events. I look forward to a healthy reunion next year.

Par Manuel

Ascended (18240)

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02-06-2021, 22:08

Salute: no, I am actually looking for a later date, currently checking for October 16. Will post news when the new date is confirmed.

Par OeiOeiVogeltje

Paragon (1401)

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02-06-2021, 23:05

that

Par ray2day

Paladin (671)

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03-06-2021, 22:31

I do not the one to make the descisions here, but IMHO if the fair can't be organised July, I would (advice to) skip a year instead of moving it to October.

Par Manuel

Ascended (18240)

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04-06-2021, 00:40

Why not October?

Par Alejperez

Supporter (8)

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04-06-2021, 08:27

Very close to February?

Par ray2day

Paladin (671)

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04-06-2021, 08:27

Quote:

Why not October?

Too close to February.

Par Meits

Scribe (6458)

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04-06-2021, 10:49

Maybe choose to go for October from now on. Chances of better weather.
I'm not a frequent flyer to Nijmegen, but skipped one once due to snow, and we all know what a shallow white carpet of snow does to the national public transport system oO

Par salutte

Master (137)

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04-06-2021, 11:55

Thanks for the answer Manuel!

I'll be happy either if it happens in October or next February. In any case, count me in!

Par Manuel

Ascended (18240)

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04-06-2021, 12:33

I'm thinking for 2022 to go for March.

Par lintweaker

Champion (417)

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04-06-2021, 13:17

October would be great. It would be a pity if we skipped this year (we skipped enough the last months).

Par Manuel

Ascended (18240)

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05-06-2021, 00:04

New fair date: October 16 2021... Hope to see you then!

Par Grauw

Ascended (10156)

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05-06-2021, 02:55

Hurray!

lintweaker wrote:

(we skipped enough the last months)

For sure.

Par Manuel

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13-10-2021, 14:39

Please see the latest news message on the website http://manuel.msxnet.org/msx/beurs/ :

Quote:

I talked to the patron again and he explicitly requested us to help with the Corona QR code checking. If they have to do all the checking/scanning the whole day, there will be delays at the bar and it's quite a burden for them. To help them we came up with the idea to introduce a stamp: if your valid QR code was scanned, you get a stamp and you don't have to be scanned the rest of the day anymore. You can help us by letting your QR code be scanned by Manuel or Raymond to get the stamp up front. Of course, you can also still get it at the bar if you can't find us quickly.

This way, we hope we can play our part in complying with the government rules on the corona virus. Your cooperation is highly appreciated! And of course, if you don't want a stamp, that's also fine. After all, the valid QR code is only necessary for ordering something at the bar.

Par hamlet

Scribe (3727)

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17-10-2021, 01:42

What a beautiful day it was!

Have a look at the pictures at msx.pics
Thanks for organizing this event, Manuel!

Par Manuel

Ascended (18240)

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17-10-2021, 08:20

And thank you for your fantastic support!

Does anyone know where the hamlet entry posters have gone to?

Par Wlcracks

Champion (442)

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17-10-2021, 09:59

Thank you all for this great day! Old school MSX vibes. (^^ playing DOTATTACK , I can really recommend that! :)

Par Meits

Scribe (6458)

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17-10-2021, 10:09

Great pics Hamlet Smile

Par Manuel

Ascended (18240)

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17-10-2021, 13:37

Indeed!

Par tfh

Prophet (3002)

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17-10-2021, 14:04

Thanks for organising the fair Manuel. I had a fun time going to an MSX fair again after 20-something years!
It was finaly meeting some people face to face (again) after such a long time Smile

Par defdanny

Scribe (331)

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17-10-2021, 15:20

It was a pleasure to meet many of you in real life.
Was my first Nijmegen fair but will surely not the last!
@tfh: sorry we missed each other.

Par OeiOeiVogeltje

Paragon (1401)

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17-10-2021, 16:28

back again in March!!!

Par WORP3

Paladin (828)

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17-10-2021, 16:33

It was a nice fair, hopefully the next time we will be back with our own stand Hannibal

Par Randam

Paragon (1417)

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17-10-2021, 16:53

Was indeed a nice fair. Nice to see everyone again...

Par The Apeman

Master (165)

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17-10-2021, 17:09

I loved the fair, and my son loved it even more. He got to play with an MSXVR and create his own level in a new Eggeland game. It was well worth the ride. Thanks for organizing Manuel!

Par Randam

Paragon (1417)

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17-10-2021, 18:36

@The Apeman: I will make a level section for Eggerland 2 on the website already, where the level can be downloaded.

Par The Apeman

Master (165)

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17-10-2021, 20:03

@Randam Thanks, but take your time. Looking forward to Eggerland 2.

Par djh1697

Paragon (1606)

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17-10-2021, 20:30

Looks like it was a remarkable event, despite covid rules. Hopefully, next year, I will be available

Par Prodatron

Paragon (1800)

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17-10-2021, 23:01

It was great as usual, and everytime I am learning more!
Thanks so much to Manuel and all attenders, I am looking forward to March 2022, can't wait for it! Big smile
Great pictures, Hamlet! Big smile

Par dan

Master (199)

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18-10-2021, 07:34

thanks manuel for organising the fair. it was very nice to have met some of you face to face for the first time.

Par Wolverine_nl

Paragon (1159)

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18-10-2021, 08:16

It was a great day, can't wait till March 2022, really nice to have talked to some of you and to content in the quiz again, eventhough I never seem to get 50% or more right lolz. Smile

Par Mumbly

Expert (86)

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18-10-2021, 11:21

It was , as usual, a great pleasure to attend the meeting, the atmosphere is really cool there. You are, in the netherlands very lucky to get that type of event, nothing happen anymore in Belgium nor in France as far as I know.
Thanks Manuel for the organisation.
See you next year.

Par edoz

Prophet (2397)

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18-10-2021, 14:00

It was a very nice meeting! Lucky next year we have other meeting again! As before i knew it was already game over again Big smile And it is so hard to talk to everyone! Thank you so much for the organization!

Par luppie

Paladin (864)

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18-10-2021, 15:04

I had a great day at the MSX Fair Nijmegen. Great to see a lot of familiar faces and some new.
A big thank you to Manuel and everybody that made this event possible.

My Pictures:
MSX.Pics foto album Fair Nijmegen 2021

See you next year.

Don't forget to upload your pictures to MSX.Pics

Par Grauw

Ascended (10156)

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18-10-2021, 17:07

Thanks for organising the meeting once again Manuel! I had a blast.

Par defdanny

Scribe (331)

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18-10-2021, 18:27

dan wrote:

thanks manuel for organising the fair. it was very nice to have met some of you face to face for the first time.

Hey dan, it was a pleasure to meet you and Maria. I hope you had a good journey back home to Spain.

Par hamlet

Scribe (3727)

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18-10-2021, 18:31

I guess this time Maria and dan had the most distance ride. I really like to join a spanish MSX meeting some day!
Greetings to Maria!

Par Daemos

Paragon (1954)

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18-10-2021, 18:52

It was epic as always. Seen alot of things and alot of faces. Great as always.

Par dan

Master (199)

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19-10-2021, 06:54

@defdanny @hamlet the day after was hard. took 4 trains to reach charleroi and then the flight. she was happy to meet you too and had a lot of fun. the ride was worth it Smile

Par Mumbly

Expert (86)

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19-10-2021, 17:10

@Dan, it’s a pitty that we didn’t talk together at the fair, I’m living nearby the Charleroi
Airport and we made the travel by car 2 places were available in my car.
Next time, if you want a lift, please let me know.

Par dan

Master (199)

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20-10-2021, 07:28

Smile

Par Timmy

Master (176)

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20-10-2021, 12:13

Thanks for organising. I haven't visited an event for a long while. It was nice talking to some of you.

Par Manuel

Ascended (18240)

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20-10-2021, 15:11

Looks like I missed talking to you. Thanks for visiting!

Par Manuel

Ascended (18240)

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14-11-2021, 00:53

hamlet wrote:

Have a look at the pictures at msx.pics

Here some more pics: https://msx.pics/album/JlkP

Par Bengalack

Champion (419)

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28-11-2021, 14:25

Ah, here it was - I've been wondering about where to find images and info from this event. Totally missed this.

Looks like you had a good time!

I'm thinking... One day... I too, shall attend this legendary gathering Smile

Par Manuel

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28-11-2021, 22:36

26th of March 2022 is your next opportunity. Plenty of time to plan it Smile