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Sunday, 24 June 2012 from 12:00 to 20:00 (BST)
Cambridge, United Kingdom
After the undoubted success of our earlier ventures, we’re going to head off up river again on Sunday June 24 for the TENTH Great Geek Punt Picnic
You are invited to PuntCon VIII or the tenth great geek punt picnic, to take place on or about the River Cam on the afternoon of Sunday June 24 2012
Although it says there are 250 tickets that is 'nominal' as it's a big river... but Eventbrite needed a number :-)
We will be heading upriver rather than along the backs – more picnic places, fewer tourists.
As before, turn up outside the Mill public house on Mill Lane between 1200 and 1230. We will head off at 1230 – if you are late you can walk up river and catch us as we don’t punt very fast!
Bring something to drink and something to eat.
I will provide some bread, plates, cutlery, glasses and more food/drink.
We will take as many punts as we need [one for every six/twelve people] and head up river to a convenient picnic place [eg Grantchester Meadows] where we will eat/drink/carouse.
We normally get back around 1800. Those heading back to the station can be dropped at a bridge within walking distance.
Post punting we have the option of retiring to the pub and letting Sunday evening happen around us.
There is no registration fee or indeed any other cost. Bring food and drink and entertainment. Punt cost will be split between all comers – works out around a tenner per person. Infants are not expected to contribute.
Conferences are fun, but don’t have ducklings. Or champagne. So the legendary Geek Punt Picnic has morphed into PuntCon, the Cambridge leg of the alternative conference circuit.
In keeping with tradition there will be no talks, no presentations, no agenda and nothing to disturb the quiet delights of the river on a Sunday afternoon. But apart from that, it’s a conference and therefore probably tax-deductible.
Please feel free to invite other people – it’s a big river and there are lots of punts. This page is here to give me a rough idea of numbers in advance so I know how much bread to get, but there’s a Sainsburys five minutes walk away anyway…
How to Get There
The event takes place at Scudamore’s Boatyard, at the corner of Mill Lane and Granta Place, Cambridge.