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Yes, you read that right, Spinoff is back on!

After a little negotiation the guys at the MCM Expo have agreed to give us some space for the tourney. Awesome, right? Now here's the hard part: forget everything you have previously heard about Spinoff. Seriously, it'll just confuse the hell out of you. Let's start a fresh, okay?

Okay. Spinoff is now a two day event. It'd be great if you could make both days but if you can only make one then that is fine too. We will have the main tourney on Saturday 23rd. It is scheduled to start at 12:00. This may be pushed back till like 12:30 if people are stuck in queues, etc, but no later than this. If you want to take part you must have registered before then. We will have free battles and demos to the other Expo attendees on both the Saturday (when we're not doing the tourney) and the following Sunday. We may have a mini tourney on the Sunday, depending on the number of people.

The actual tourney will start at roughly midday on the Saturday. If you've put down that you're coming and I can see you're not there then I can wait a bit but I'd like to get it started around that time. I'll post a picture or something later but for now, my number is *number deleted because you don't need it anymore*. Use as appropriate (running late, can't find us, etc.)

As Spinoff is now being hosted inside the Expo, you must buy a ticket. You can either buy a Fast Track Ticket that will allow you early and relatively queue free access to the event, or you can turn up on the day and buy a ticket when you get there. However, if you do this then you may have to wait in some pretty long queues. For that reason, it is advised that you order tickets in advance. For more inormation, please look here: http://www.londonexpo.com/show_information/tickets.html

Transport to the Excel Center is easy as it has very close train and DLR links. Just start at the Excel Center and work backwords to your house! If you have any queries on how to get there then please PM me so I can help you out. Alternatively, this may be of help: http://www.excel-london.co.uk/visitors/travel

It would be nice if you could PM me or post to say you're definitely coming but if not then don't worry. In any case, spread the word and bring along as many friends as you can!

If you have any other questions or queries please ask here or PM me. I'll be sure to answer quickly. If it is a smaller question I would appreciate it if you PMed me rather than spamming up the thread. Thanks a lot in advance. Wink



Obviously the most important part is that we all get to meet and battle each other, but, as an added bonus, we have some prizes. Wink

~Saturday~
1st Prize: 4x RBV2
2nd Prize: 3x RBV2
3rd Prize: 2x RBV2

~Sunday~
1st Prize: 1x RBV2
2nd Prize: 1x RBV2
3rd Prize: 1x RBV2

For those of you who are curious, RBV2 is a pretty awesome RB. Most of the blades in it have good parts, and there's the chance of getting a Libra which is obviously a staple part. Here's what you could win:

Aquario 105B
Aquario DF145SF
Bull DF145HF
Libra 100F
Libra D125HF
Pisces D125BS
Virgo 100B
Virgo 125BS



It seems an attendance list is necessary so.....here we go. Joyful_3 It'd be great if anyone who is 'unconfirmed' could confirm whatever their answer may be as soon as possible. I do apologise if there are any mistakes, I'm sure you can understand that with all the 'it's on', 'no it's off', 'no it's on', 'no it's off' stuff, it is a little confusing. ^^;

Hosts (both days)
Rocky
Blitz
BeyUK-Espio

Confirmed Attendees (saturday unless stated otherwise)
Agitation
BEYKID247
beysharkboy
Beyunit-DL
Brian (no idea, Espio's mate)
Charlotte (possibly both days? need to ask Blitz)
cutewolfsam (possibly both days)
dieddead46 (sunday only)
Driger
KidTala
LeeDraciel
Munkerz (both days)
Newt (no idea)
revertedtozero
Ryan (no idea, Espio's mate)
Samstar1990
Serpentious
TowelTerror
Yuki-Kiba-Chan

Not so sure about...
Willz
Iwillstealyourpocky
Zander
Pikachao
Gravity Fox
kaneholt
revertedtozero
GBB-Shadow
Mistrix636
Azuki-san

I am hesitant to put any more than that. I don't want people to be put down for something they had no intension of going to and then people getting annoyed at them for it. ^^; Who knows, I may have already put too much. :X

As you can see on page 12, Espio is working on another list but let's wait a little till that's updated here. :3

Need-to-Know Information

1. During Registration, Open Your Account Page

Open your account page on your mobile device (if possible) during registration to help us keep things quick.

2. Arrive On Time

You must arrive by the tournament start time to enter. We cannot add new players to an event once it begins. If you're running late, contact the host.

3. Stay Aware of Your Belongings

We do everything possible to ensure a safe environment, but can't be held responsible for lost or stolen goods. Keep your gear close by!

4. The Tournament Will Last At Least a Few Hours

This event is likely to last at least a few hours. If you can't commit to the entire tournament, you're welcome to come watch and play for fun instead!

5. Listen For Your Username To Be Called

Your name will be called when it's time for your next battle. If you need to leave early or take a break, tell a judge. Missing a match could mean disqualification!

Haha that's fine, feel free to roam around as well. You're welcome to come for a few free battles and then move on somewhere else. Joyful_3
Are all those that were previously interested still interested?

Rocky, hit me back when you get my PM, sorry about the rather late text I sent you yesterday, my apologise.
(May. 07, 2009  8:26 AM)Bey Brad Wrote: The MFB are still in the UK in Chozen's possession, so they will be available for SpinOff. Grin

awwww yeah, nothing like RBV2's as prizes.
Does anybody know if we'll be on the map given out as you go in?
I would assume so if we're on the site. Not everything gets onto the site such as regular sellers. We are promoting a brand/toy.
(May. 07, 2009  8:26 AM)Bey Brad Wrote: The MFB are still in the UK in Chozen's possession, so they will be available for SpinOff. Grin

Well that is good news. I am going to do something because I want to be useful so I am going to print that poster out that was made for this and give it to a shop that i am sure, will put it up. Smile
Does anybody know how we are going to handle the decorations?

EDIT: Hey I never knew about the poster...Please could I have a link? Smile
I'm going to get the pamphlet and poster printed professionally for the event. There SHOULD be posters up around Expo early Saturday. I just need Rocky to send over the pamphlet and to ask Brain at MCM if putting posters up is OK.
(May. 07, 2009  3:49 PM)Driger Wrote: Does anybody know how we are going to handle the decorations?

EDIT: Hey I never knew about the poster...Please could I have a link? Smile

http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-UK-Spino...-Promotion
I SHOULD be able to make this Grin
I've got a friend who's interested in coming, although he's not registered with the WBA,
is he still okay to come ?
I'm buying the Hybrid wheel match set,
I've only just really got back into beyblade so I won't have much >..>
Would I still be okay to compete? ^..^;

Edit: Sorry, just re-read the part about bringing friends.
Hey guys,

I'm a freelance writer and I'll be attending the MCM Expo on both days (23rd and 24th) and while looking at the scheduled events I noticed this.

I have something to admit - I am familiar with the "Beyblade" title but I don't think I have ever seen an episode of the TV series so I really don't know what it's all about! :-D (consider me a total noob!)

I am only on Page 9 of http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Beyblade...ion?page=9 and have another 56 pages of that thread in order to be fully up to date with what's going on (although I still won't know anything about the game) and so far the first 9 pages have read like a rejected soap opera script! :-D

I wanted to comment here for a few reasons and first of all is to put some people's minds at ease. I attended the MCM Expo last October and if you haven't been to the event before I can confirm it will be absolutely packed for most of each day.
I'll have a magical Press Pass which will allow me to jump the line but I can also confirm that if you don't purchase your tickets in advance you can expect to wait around a while before you can enter.
Another thing I wanted to say is that, unlike what some people have suggested, it is very unlikely that the weather will be poor, and I really doubt it'll be cold (although don't quote me on that!) since the weather is normally pretty nice in London at the end of May.
I will also say that for those who have never been to the Expo before, because of the number of people packed into the hall, it will be very warm inside and I suggest you bring some bottled water with you (because the prices inside the building will be quite high)

Ok, this may be useful to those who will be attending for the first time, here's a link to the article I wrote last October, complete with lots of photos - http://www.teamteabag.com/2008/10/30/lon...expo-2008/

I am not sure how large you would like this tournament to be but if you think it would help (to at least get the word out) I'll write an article sometime this weekend and publish it on the TeamTeabag site. If that would be of some help I'll include any details I can find on this thread and that other one (unless the other thread is not required now) and try and get the word out.

I am not sure if I'll be able to spend much time, if any, at/around your table(s) but I 'might' be able to write an article on "Beyday" and whatever happens at the expo.
Speaking on behalf of everybody, your help would be greatly appreciated. Don't bother reading the rest of the thread you commented about. This is the ONLY relevant thread as the old thread was full of spam. If you need anything for the article in regards to info and images then just PM Bey Brad or Rocky as they have the majority of what you would be after.

I look forward to reading the article and hope to see you around the table(s).
What's the closest train station to the expo?
I've not actually ever been to london and I'm coming from manchester,
so I don't know which is the best to go to >..<
(May. 07, 2009  4:34 PM)Tigervamp Wrote: Hey guys,

I'm a freelance writer and I'll be attending the MCM Expo on both days (23rd and 24th) and while looking at the scheduled events I noticed this.

I have something to admit - I am familiar with the "Beyblade" title but I don't think I have ever seen an episode of the TV series so I really don't know what it's all about! :-D (consider me a total noob!)

I am only on Page 9 of http://worldbeyblade.org/Thread-Beyblade...ion?page=9 and have another 56 pages of that thread in order to be fully up to date with what's going on (although I still won't know anything about the game) and so far the first 9 pages have read like a rejected soap opera script! :-D

I wanted to comment here for a few reasons and first of all is to put some people's minds at ease. I attended the MCM Expo last October and if you haven't been to the event before I can confirm it will be absolutely packed for most of each day.
I'll have a magical Press Pass which will allow me to jump the line but I can also confirm that if you don't purchase your tickets in advance you can expect to wait around a while before you can enter.
Another thing I wanted to say is that, unlike what some people have suggested, it is very unlikely that the weather will be poor, and I really doubt it'll be cold (although don't quote me on that!) since the weather is normally pretty nice in London at the end of May.
I will also say that for those who have never been to the Expo before, because of the number of people packed into the hall, it will be very warm inside and I suggest you bring some bottled water with you (because the prices inside the building will be quite high)

Ok, this may be useful to those who will be attending for the first time, here's a link to the article I wrote last October, complete with lots of photos - http://www.teamteabag.com/2008/10/30/lon...expo-2008/

I am not sure how large you would like this tournament to be but if you think it would help (to at least get the word out) I'll write an article sometime this weekend and publish it on the TeamTeabag site. If that would be of some help I'll include any details I can find on this thread and that other one (unless the other thread is not required now) and try and get the word out.

I am not sure if I'll be able to spend much time, if any, at/around your table(s) but I 'might' be able to write an article on "Beyday" and whatever happens at the expo.

Hi, it's great that you're interested in what we are doing here! Thanks for the info Smile

I would advise you leave that old Spinoff thread be, seeing as it got derailed too much and ran into copious amounts of drama. Not a great source of info.

For any questions I believe the best people to get in contact would be Bey Brad (the admin of the site) as well as Rocky who is running the event.

Feel free to ask any questions that you may have, and I am sure some we will do our best to help.
(May. 07, 2009  4:48 PM)Golden Hiro Wrote: What's the closest train station to the expo?
I've not actually ever been to london and I'm coming from manchester,
so I don't know which is the best to go to >..<
Liverpool Street to Tower Hill, leave Tower Hill station and look for sign posts pointing out the DLR (Dockland Light Rail). The DLR will take you directly to Custom House Excel Center aka. Expo.
(May. 07, 2009  4:48 PM)Golden Hiro Wrote: What's the closest train station to the expo?
I've not actually ever been to london and I'm coming from manchester,
so I don't know which is the best to go to >..<
When I went to Expo in October, I got a Virgin train to London Euston, then got the Underground from there. Don't know if you have more choice from Manchester though.
I think the quickest route is Northern line south to Bank, then DLR to Custom House, which is right next to the location to Expo.

I may be wrong there though, feel free to correct me.
I'll summarize the old Spinoff thread for you.

YAY SPINOFF
POSTPOSTPOST
WHO'S RUNNING THIS THING?
POSTPOSTPOST
OH NOOO SPINOFF'S CANCELED
POSTPOSTPOST
oh j/k
(May. 07, 2009  5:44 PM)Bey Brad Wrote: I'll summarize the old Spinoff thread for you.

YAY SPINOFF
POSTPOSTPOST
WHO'S RUNNING THIS THING?
POSTPOSTPOST
OH NOOO SPINOFF'S CANCELED
POSTPOSTPOST
oh j/k


You'll make a great stand up.
(May. 07, 2009  5:44 PM)Bey Brad Wrote: I'll summarize the old Spinoff thread for you.

YAY SPINOFF
POSTPOSTPOST
WHO'S RUNNING THIS THING?
POSTPOSTPOST
OH NOOO SPINOFF'S CANCELED
POSTPOSTPOST
oh j/k

Lets not carry on from there.


My current situation. 4 hour train/car/bus ride to London to Beybattle. Parents do not like.
giga do i need to say it
its the threads name nuff said
Uh, what?
(May. 07, 2009  6:38 PM)BEYKID247 Wrote: giga do i need to say it
its the threads name nuff said

What are you talking about?
giga said My current situation. 4 hour train/car/bus ride to London to Beybattle. Parents do not like
so that is not exactly useful and if we even asked y
he should have told us
and if you think im spamming im not
im just adressing what you said
(May. 07, 2009  7:02 PM)BEYKID247 Wrote: giga said My current situation. 4 hour train/car/bus ride to London to Beybattle. Parents do not like
so that is not exactly useful and if we even asked y
he should have told us
and if you think im spamming im not
im just adressing what you said

You are spamming. Can you please stop it?

Giga, how old are you? Just tell them that this really means a lot to you and it's something that makes you happy.