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The New Adventures Paper

Yes, we’re bringing you a bigger second edition of our fantastic newspaper printed by The Guardian, featuring mind-boggling content and the information you need.

Just like the main event, our paper packs plenty of opinion. Within the pages you’ll find some special contributions from our speakers, and much more besides. Check out the 2011 edition.

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Erskine Bowling

Our friends at Erskine Design have once again booked an entire bowling alley! What a charming way to meet new friends. Please note that team registration launched on 13th December, and is no closed.

You’ll be able to register at this event, saving time the following morning. It’s free to attend, so come along even if you aren’t in a team. There’s lots of space, a licensed bar, lots of friendly web people, and a barrel of pre-conference excitement.

So, don’t be un-Dude. Release that unchecked aggression, polish your balls, and get ready to roll. But remember, this is not ’Nam. This is bowling. There are rules. Visit Erskine Bowling.

18th January. From 8pm until midnight, 1 Belward Street, NG1 1JZ.

Screenprinting workshops

In association with Waste Studios, we’re offering an opportunity to spend a few hours the day after the conference getting your hands dirty with some screen printing. For a reasonable price, enjoy a supervised session printing your own design to make prints, posters or t-shirts.

The after-party

We’re back at Escucha! It’s a big, comfy, plush, friendly kind of place, and we’re thrilled to again be hosting our after-party at this brilliant Nottingham venue. With two floors, two bars, lots of seating, private corners and comfy booths, it’s big enough to hold you all.

So, once you’ve filled up with good food around town, come join us from 8pm for a wind-down after the conference. Oh, and before you ask, there will be a Disc Jockey, but rest assured you’ll be able to hear yourselves think. Time at the bar is 2am. And yes, selected drinks will be free… for as long as the tab lasts.

Simon will fill you in on all the details and spots to eat before you leave the conference, and prevent you from getting lost or going hungry.


Our friends at Fr00tball are offering you a once in a lifetime opportunity to play football in a slightly competitive, non-judgemental environment.

Geeks and sports usually don't mix, and we're cool with that. We just thought it would be a nice way to spend the afternoon of the 20th, and sweat out that hangover, or simply come along to laugh at those who dare to play.

20th January. From 1pm until 4pm at the Forest recreation ground, Gregory Boulevard, NG1 6HH.


Just like last year, we’ll have several wonderful exhibitors at the venue. You’ll be able to check out some demos, sign up for services, and buy some brilliant books. As it stands (nice pun) you can expect to meet Fontdeck, Typecast, Belong, and Pearson Books.

Real Ale Walk

If you're still in town on the Friday, and if you love real ale, you'll love the Real Ale Walk, organised by Alex Leeson-Brown. It gets started at the delightful Kean's Head in the Lace Market, from 5.30pm on Friday 20th January, and you'll have a good hour or so to meet there before Alex takes you on to pubs like The Cock & Hoop, The Newshouse, Ye Olde Trip To Jerusalem, and others — depending on time and stamina.