London Pub Buds

Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,868MI6 Agent

I will be in London the week leading up to the IJJBS Conference (last week of June). Outside the conference, several of us are touring Bond locations in the city.

Would any AJB'ers like to join our group on the town or for a pub evening for trivia and shop talk?

--Matt S.

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  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,905MI6 Agent
    edited May 10

    Sure, I'm in London and would be happy to meet up for this (though I'm only around on the Friday evening, not on the Saturday).

    Shady.

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  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,868MI6 Agent

    Thank you--the Friday dinner is at the King's Head Pub in Roehampton, after the presentations, from 5PM until . . . I'd love to introduce you then to Dr. Oliver Buckton (new Fleming biographer), Dr. Kinane and Lucas Townsend who are managing the conference, and the other writers and presenters.

    The walking tour and Casino Royale screening are Saturday, but I'll be in London from the 24th on--daily a few of us are doing locations, if you want to join us or one evening that isn't that Friday in the city, also.

    Of course, we plan to visit Hatton Garden--where else can we find Shady Tree?!

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  • Shady TreeShady Tree London, UKPosts: 2,905MI6 Agent

    That sounds great. I'd be happy to make the King's Head by 5pm on the Friday after my day job... it's reasonably local to me anyway. Unfortunately I can't make the conference on either day but joining you for the evening would be great... I'll DM closer to the occasion. Shady

    Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 50 years.
  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,868MI6 Agent

    ...I will be leading other locations tours the week for groups prior to the conference (different locations than the below), all AJB'ers are more than welcomed!


    The James Bond Studies Conference includes for a nominal charge (you can participate in some, not all of the conference):

    Friday, June 30:

    9:30 AM - 5 PM Breakfast, lunch, two tea and snack breaks, Bond film and book presentations at University of Roehampton

    5 PM - (Not included) Meet at King's Head Pub for drinks and/or dinner, shop talk with Bond experts

    Saturday, July 1:

    11 AM - 1 PM London Bond Walking Tour to dozens of film and book locations with insider stories and photos on site

    1 PM - 3 PM Break

    3 PM - Casino Royale screening followed by panel discussion / audience Q&A

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  • AgentCJ19AgentCJ19 Posts: 52MI6 Agent

    Roehampton is a bit far for me I think but the saturday sounds interesting, I get back from the US earlier that week so just need to check my plans properly

  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,868MI6 Agent

    Wonderful, Ian Kinane's Bond knowledge is superb, also joining us Saturday for the Casino Royale screening is Dr. Oliver Buckton, author of the new Fleming biography, The World Is Not Enough.

    Two of us have been going over the walking tour this weekend and it is fabulous also. We see locations from most of the Fleming books and most of the films on one tour!

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  • Bond Collectors' WeekendsBond Collectors' Weekends Gainesville, Florida USAPosts: 1,868MI6 Agent

    Hello OO7s,

    I have more details about London's James Bond tours including meals included with the conference and movie screening. Can you join us for some or all the below?

    Saturday, June 24: London Bond book and film locations

    Sunday: Greater London locations by vehicle

    Monday: Locations by morning, join graduate studies course on Moonraker in the afternoon

    Tuesday: London locations

    Wednesday: London locations

    Thursday: London locations

    Friday: James Bond Studies Conference presentations then King's Head Pub Meet

    Saturday: Expert-led James Bond Walking Tour morning, Casino Royale showing followed by audience Q&A and panel of experts afternoon

    Sunday, July 2: Greater London locations by vehicle

    The James Bond Studies Conference includes for a nominal charge (you may participate in some, not all, the conference if your time is limited):

    Friday, June 30:

    9:30 AM - 5 PM Breakfast, lunch, two tea and snack breaks, Bond film and book presentations at University of Roehampton

    5 PM - (Not included) Meet at King's Head Pub for drinks and/or dinner, shop talk with Bond experts

    Saturday, July 1:

    11 AM - 1 PM London Bond Walking Tour to dozens of film and book locations with insider stories and photos on site

    1 PM - 3 PM Break

    3 PM - Casino Royale screening followed by panel discussion / audience Q&A

    6:30 PM - Group Dinner [not included with conference]

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