MSX Fair Nijmegen 2021

MSX Fair Nijmegen 2021

by Manuel on 18-10-2020, 15:09
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The organization was able to book the same location as the previous couple of times again, Dorpshuis De Lèghe Polder, for the 2021 MSX fair. This time on February 20th July 3rd October the 16th

Things will be very much like last time.... except for Covid-19. So, this will mean that there will be special rules and regulations to adhere to. But as things are still developing rapidly, there is no way of knowing which they will be in 2021. Since a meeting held in February, as originally planned, was no longer going to be a viable option, it has been postponed to October the 16th 2021. Let's hope things will have calmed down by then!

So, the fair is planned, but there will be updates which will specify the rules and regulations that must be adhered to. Keep an eye on the site for them!

Other than that, things are the same as last years.

You can come at 9:00 to help set up the room. Everything is expected to be ready for visitors at 10:00.

As usual, no food or drinks may be consumed in the gym, to avoid sticky floors. Buy your food and drinks at the bar and consume them close to it. You can't bring your own.
There will be Chinese food catering again and like last time, if you're interested to participate, you must reserve up front and confirm with payment. The amount is to be announced, but it will probably be about 15 euros. That way, there are no financial surprises when the caterer has to be paid Smile

The organization hopes to welcome you all there again on Saturday the 16th of October 2021, so write that date down in your agenda!

As usual, all information and details, such as location and the booth registration that should appear two months before the event, can be found on the MSX Fair Nijmegen website.

Relevant link: MSX-Fair Nijmegen website

Comments (43)

By Latok

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19-10-2020, 21:15

I like this. Make plans.

By Grauw

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19-10-2020, 22:22

It would have been the easy choice to skip this year, but I’m glad of Manuel’s perseverance and here’s to hoping the situation in February will allow the event to go through. I will be there!

By Wolverine_nl

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20-10-2020, 08:27

Grauw wrote:

It would have been the easy choice to skip this year, but I’m glad of Manuel’s perseverance and here’s to hoping the situation in February will allow the event to go through. I will be there!

Yes, I agree, it is great to see this newspost, a fresh breath of air in these tight, tension filled times
Thank you Manuel Smile
It is noted

By lintweaker

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20-10-2020, 08:35

Count me in. Hopefully in February things are -more- normal again.

By syn

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20-10-2020, 12:30

if coronas under control by then i'll join Big smile

By hamlet

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20-10-2020, 12:39

The first virus that harms our system. Crying
Let us see what time reveals. We will certainly be able to achieve a fantastic meeting under the given conditions.

By Briqunullus

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20-10-2020, 13:41

It'll be all depending on the virus whether I'll be there. Just a question as I have never been there before, how about the space? Is it large? How many people have been visiting in the past?

By ray2day

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20-10-2020, 15:26

Ofcourse I will be there!

By Meits

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20-10-2020, 16:23

Briqunullus wrote:

It'll be all depending on the virus whether I'll be there. Just a question as I have never been there before, how about the space? Is it large? How many people have been visiting in the past?

I suggest you be your own judge Smile
Photoshoot of last year.

By mth

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21-10-2020, 07:58

I would really like to come, but I'm not sure the Covid situation will improve that rapidly. I'll decide in February whether I'll go or not.

By Briqunullus

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21-10-2020, 09:28

Meits wrote:

I suggest you be your own judge Smile
Photoshoot of last year.

Thanks. Now let's see what winter brings for the virus.

By Manuel

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21-10-2020, 10:58

With the amount of room available it should be easy to keep a 1.5m distance in any case. But we will have to see what the rules are in February.

By defdanny

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21-10-2020, 12:27

I am really looking forward to this event!
Since I rediscovered the MSX system a few years ago, I planned to come to Nijmegen!
Corona virus should not be an excuse for me next year.

By warmize

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21-10-2020, 15:55

I promise I will try to go to the first Nijmegen fair that is "pandemically" possible.

Good luck and see you soon!

By djh1697

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21-10-2020, 18:48

Who knows what travel arrangements will be in place from the UK next year? I might need a visa to visit Europe? I think if i am going to travel there I will know nearer the time, with all the corona stuff going on.

I hope the pound surges against the Euro also Wink Higher spending power Wink

By Wolverine_nl

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23-10-2020, 08:24

btw, I do love the graphic picture used for this news item ;-)

By ericb59

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23-10-2020, 19:15

I won't be there. Like every year! oO Eek!

Good luck to you, I have serious doubts about the health situation in February.

By djh1697

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30-10-2020, 01:46

The UK government might well be putting Leicester into Tier 3 lockdown, which means I don’t think i’ll Be able to travel anywhere, not even in the UK. I can’t make any plans ahead of time

By djh1697

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01-11-2020, 23:26

djh1697 wrote:

The UK government might well be putting Leicester into Tier 3 lockdown, which means I don’t think i’ll Be able to travel anywhere, not even in the UK. I can’t make any plans ahead of time

Now they are talking about locking us down for two months, no pubs or restaurants open! Not healthy for me? Still should be able save some pounds, but will travel bans be lifted? I was in London, saw the Eurostar trains, and just dreamed about travelling to Holland.... Sad

By Manuel

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03-01-2021, 14:46

People may have noticed there is no way to register for the fair yet. That's because of the Covid19 situation. The Netherlands is currently in a lock-down (like many countries) at least until the 19th of January. At or around that time the government will announce what will be the next measures to take.
As the current situation looks bad, we will not open registration until the 19th, when more information is available on the situation for February.

By Pencioner

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03-01-2021, 15:31

Maybe time for a change of annual dates? Move the fair from winter (when the situation is always bad, and it seems like it will be like that for quite a number of years at least) to some month in summer? Somewhen between May and August ...

By o.geerdink

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04-01-2021, 15:31

Yes my thoughts exactly, maybe msx camping somewhere in the woods where msx meets nature!!!

Who want to go to Nijmegen in the winter anyway. Keikoud

By tfh

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04-01-2021, 16:10

Camping? In the woods? TFH prefers a nice beach on a sunny location. How about Curaçao? Add-in some bikini babes and TFH might actually visit!

By Pencioner

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04-01-2021, 17:13

No Covid and winter time is great, but... i don't expect it would be better in few next years at least. Lockdowns and stuff, cancellation... you know. Another way is to switch to online meeting but hey, are we moving towards having a Matrix-society so fast? So maybe summertime until things get better? (RU meetings are hold twice per year so our Spanish friends probably are not that much frustrated if winter one is cancelled)

By Daemos

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04-01-2021, 17:24

There is still a chance that everything will work out. I am optimistic. Too bad I usually catch the flu around that time of the year.

By Manuel

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21-01-2021, 21:06

With the current measures, there is no hope we can have a decent fair in one month. So, we have postponed the fair to July 3rd 2021. We hope next year the fair can be held in February again.

By JohnHassink

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22-01-2021, 03:12

Daemos wrote:

There is still a chance that everything will work out. I am optimistic. Too bad I usually catch the flu around that time of the year.

Oh, I always do, too. Therefore I always keep a box of tissues at my desk this time of year. But I guess visitors will assume it's meant for other bodily fluids (which is only half true).

By FiXato

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22-01-2021, 10:32

Manuel wrote:

With the current measures, there is no hope we can have a decent fair in one month. So, we have postponed the fair to July 3rd 2021. We hope next year the fair can be held in February again.

I've updated the news post to reflect this change. Smile

By djh1697

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22-02-2021, 23:36

The UK is discontinuing it's internal lockdown in June, but they haven't said anything about international travel yet

By salutte

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02-06-2021, 17:03

Hi! Just to confirm, it is still happening in one month, isn't it?

I will definitely be there Cool

By hamlet

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02-06-2021, 18:53

I have just been vaccinated, but I still consider myself a minority in Germany.
It makes little sense to me to organise such a meeting with restrictions. Until the situation is defused, I will not participate in larger events. I look forward to a healthy reunion next year.

By Manuel

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02-06-2021, 22:08

Salute: no, I am actually looking for a later date, currently checking for October 16. Will post news when the new date is confirmed.

By OeiOeiVogeltje

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02-06-2021, 23:05

that

By ray2day

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03-06-2021, 22:31

I do not the one to make the descisions here, but IMHO if the fair can't be organised July, I would (advice to) skip a year instead of moving it to October.

By Manuel

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04-06-2021, 00:40

Why not October?

By Alejperez

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04-06-2021, 08:27

Very close to February?

By ray2day

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04-06-2021, 08:27

Quote:

Why not October?

Too close to February.

By Meits

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04-06-2021, 10:49

Maybe choose to go for October from now on. Chances of better weather.
I'm not a frequent flyer to Nijmegen, but skipped one once due to snow, and we all know what a shallow white carpet of snow does to the national public transport system oO

By salutte

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04-06-2021, 11:55

Thanks for the answer Manuel!

I'll be happy either if it happens in October or next February. In any case, count me in!

By Manuel

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04-06-2021, 12:33

I'm thinking for 2022 to go for March.

By lintweaker

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04-06-2021, 13:17

October would be great. It would be a pity if we skipped this year (we skipped enough the last months).

By Manuel

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05-06-2021, 00:04

New fair date: October 16 2021... Hope to see you then!

By Grauw

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05-06-2021, 02:55

Hurray!

lintweaker wrote:

(we skipped enough the last months)

For sure.