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Maple Leaf
3rd December 2011, 07:24 AM
UK Mega Event Committee Account (http://www.geocaching.com/profile/?guid=edcb436f-5c72-4ac5-9865-ed57a2de43d3&wid=5fa8732f-536e-414c-ae4e-8aa46e596dfd&ds=2)

The Homecoming 2014 Mega Event Committee, was the the only committee to submit a request, therefore they have been awarded the account for 2014 and will be organising the Annual UK Mega event in August 2014 in Ayrshire, Scotland.

mollyjak
4th December 2011, 09:49 PM
We are looking forward to going back to Scotland

Simply Paul
29th January 2012, 02:38 PM
I'm in Scotland every odd year (since 2003) so sadly, this is another Scottish Mega I'll miss, unless I skip 2013's visit and find somewhere else to go next year... Either way, good luck with it, cachers of Ayrshire (and beyond)! :cheers:

Jacaru
7th December 2012, 09:55 AM
So what's Bromley, is there a reason for trying to make that a Mega? http://www.bromleymega.co.uk/

markandlynn
7th December 2012, 11:59 AM
So what's Bromley, is there a reason for trying to make that a Mega? http://www.bromleymega.co.uk/
Appears to be a broken link ???

Jacaru
7th December 2012, 12:12 PM
It's not working now, it was earlier. Here is the Facebook link. https://www.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#!/groups/BromleyMega2014/?fref=ts

Brenin Tegeingl
7th December 2012, 06:30 PM
The UK had 4 different Mega events this year, each one different, and appealing to a different segment of the community. Each one successful in it's own right.

The 2014 Annual UK Mega, will be the 7th in that Mega Series to take place. It has a General Format, but each separate organising Committee, puts their own Stamp on that Format.

Piratemainia is just pure Manic Fun, and grows in strength each year. But in no way can it be compared the Annual UK Mega event. One is like a warm friendly embrace and the other is like Ghost Peppers :D

We also had Geolimpix, which went out to stretch geocachers attending, and achieved that whilst wearing crowns made of laurel leaves :cool:

Then we have the throw the ideas out of the box, redraw them and throw a fantastic Mega Event, Halloween Mega Event.

So the Bromley Mega Committee, have several hurdles to cross, Achieving Mega Status, organising a unique Event, that attracts the community to it. Quite doable, with a lot of work, blood sweat, tears and tantrums :ohmy:

So just like the community got behind the 4 separate Mega's here in the UK this year. Lets all get behind this insane group (and yes anyone attempting to organise a Mega Event, is certified insane :blink:) and help them achieve their goal.

We've gone from the "can we event support a Mega Event in the UK" to look we've supported 4 Separate ones, each different in it's own way.

The Annual UK Mega Event, by it's very format and length of time that supporting events take place. Holds it's own unique niche within UK Mega Events, and will continue to do so, just as it has grown year on year. Just like Piratemania will take place in the period just before the run up starts. Allowing those who wish to attend both, simply moving between the 2 event locations, some would say that one without the other, would not be complete :socool:

But that does not mean other Mega Events can't take place, because the UK community is at a stage where more than one or two each year, is totally sustainable

Deci

Jacaru
7th December 2012, 07:24 PM
Deci, don't worry, I wasn't having a go. I think the more the merrier. It's great that people get a chance to attend another Mega if they can't attend the annual.

I was merely asking if there was a particular reason, or whether, (as you say) people are just mad and want to organise one. I doubt that I will make Scotland because of the distance and funds, but am pretty sure that I can make Bromley.

Good luck to everyone who is organising any Mega in whatever part of the country.

Griff Grof
8th December 2012, 08:35 AM
Well in all fairness they haven't done a good job advertising it ;)

Geolympix ideas and promotion were all over the place in 2010, when they had barely started :) - I would not have known about this other 2014 "Mega" event if it wasn't for passing through here :D:cool:

And also, every single Mega committee from this year can potentially organize another one next year and the next year, making it an annual event (well HHCC and PirateMania already are!) so with another one in 2014 we could be looking at 5 or 6 Mega's in the year, as more committees decide to organize one for their area as everyone else is :ohmy. - I think 4 this year was just about pushing it for number of Megas in a smallish county, and almost taking away the special feeling when you log an Attended a Mega, as I'm sure Geocachers who logged the first, second, third UK Megas will agree - logging them now with so many other Megas takes away the special feeling of a Mega and getting the icon, as they become more common. That's just my thought, I think the less the better [:D]

border caz
8th December 2012, 11:38 AM
To be fair, I believe it has only just been announced.

Geolympix was announced much earlier because they were bidding to hold the Annual UK Mega for 2012, but they lost out to the North West.

Griff Grof
2nd April 2013, 02:19 PM
Another Mega for this year now :dunno: Kent Mega (http://www.kentmega.co.uk/)

Now it's a bit OTT :rolleyes:

border caz
2nd April 2013, 06:46 PM
I think that is the Bromley one - it's moved a bit.

Ryuchan
3rd April 2013, 03:27 PM
I think that is the Bromley one - it's moved a bit.

Correct. why however, I do not know.

Jacaru
3rd April 2013, 04:24 PM
I have to admit that I have got bored now with Mega's. They are becoming ten a penny and don't have the special meaning that they used to have.

Simply Paul
4th April 2013, 11:18 AM
Back in 2010/11, while planning the Geolympix, we realised being a Mega wasn't enough. As Jacaru points out, after the first five (to the Welsh Mega of 2011), anyone who wanted it had already got the icon, so you needed to offer more. We came up with the 11 Icons in 11 Hours challenge (which needs a Mega to work!) and so a very crazy day was born... Put simply, to draw a crowd you need a hook. Either lots of FTF caches being put out (Halloween Mega), a big camping aspect and stands (UK roving Mega) or dressing up as a Pirate (Piratemania). Once the Kent Mega is listed (probably as a std event to start with, as it's aiming to be a 1st time Mega) I'll add it to this bookmark list (http://www.geocaching.com/bookmarks/view.aspx?guid=cd1971fd-7ef4-41ec-934b-9e16d04e11d7) of British & Irish Mega events. From what I know of their plans, it looks like an interesting addition to the UK's social caching scene for 2014. Good luck to the team behind it. It's at the very other end of the country from the Ayr Mega at least ;)

L8HNB
8th January 2014, 06:20 PM
Not really been paying attention for a while but did the Irish Mega ever come into being, if not is it likely to?
Thanks...

mollyjak
8th January 2014, 06:23 PM
Haven't heard anything for a while - gone quiet.

Maple Leaf
8th January 2014, 06:37 PM
Not really been paying attention for a while but did the Irish Mega ever come into being, if not is it likely to?
Thanks...

After I mentioned it on one of the Irish facebook groups there was a lot of interest and a committee was being formed to discuss it - for either 2016 or 2017. I've not heard anything since - but have just posted asking for an update.

Maple Leaf
9th January 2014, 05:13 PM
After I mentioned it on one of the Irish facebook groups there was a lot of interest and a committee was being formed to discuss it - for either 2016 or 2017. I've not heard anything since - but have just posted asking for an update.

No decision has been made yet - they are hoping to have a get together soon.

L8HNB
9th January 2014, 05:48 PM
Thanks for that!
We'd definitely be up for a trip to Ireland. Been over several time but all before we started caching unfortunately.

Back on thread, there doesn't seem to be much happening on the Ayr Mega website.