Speaking for Nottingham (and to a degree Bristol) Hackspaces, I'll admit other than a "heads up this *might* be happening" we've not done much promotion of it. It's been mentioned on our mailing list but never really sold at us.
I've not blogged about it on either my own blog or the Hackspace blog because I've no real stuff to hang the post off of. No logo no images etc these feel a bit like excuses though so I'll pull my finger out. I know from experience that folk who'd enjoy this sort of event can be so focused on there one area of geekery they might not be award of EMF. I know no one at Bristol Hackspace (that was there when I mentioned it in May) had heard of it and weren't at all interested and I couldn't really point them at the awesome.
A poster might help? We advertise all Hackspace events with posters. A poster we can print ourselves would be fine. We could make this ourselves too but I personally don't feel involved enough to do that.
I greatly regret not having gotten to the planning meetings (being in London I simply didn't have the time or the funds to go plus buys drinks food etc plus train tickets) and I'm in dispear of this group and am pretty close to changing my settings to digest.
I really do feel the event needs a fresh selling effort. As you know I'm heavily involved in the UK movement but even my perception is that this event will be trollish, boisterous and for the most part tiresome (just my honest opinion).
I know the site choice was a long hard fought thing and good work! But a selling job really does need to be done given that your wedged between a sewage works and major motorway (i.e. I'm not looking forward to that myself).
In a nutshell all I've been sold so far is problems not the awesomeness I know the event will very likely be forgetting my reservations.
I hope I haven't spoken out of turn.
Make the event sound nice and do a poster. To much focus on the negative so far.
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