Midlands Mini Meet II


DaveK has splashed out £200 of his own cash (presumably in Deutchmarks) and booked the Castle Hotel in Tamworth for Saturday 19th May 2012.

Date: Saturday 19th May 2012, 11am until late

Venue: The Castle Hotel, Ladybank, Tamworth, Staffs, B79 7NB. Tel: (01827) 317700

Admission: By ticket only (click here) – all welcome to apply! Tickets on sale from Friday 2nd March 2012 until they’ve gone!

Ticket price includes entry to the raffle. The list of raffle prizes currently looks like this (alphabetically by donor):

    Super-T Precise Plus 16340 including batteries and cartos (Cloud 9 Vaping)
    Various e-liquids and flavourings (Decadent Vapours)
    ”Kick Ready” 50cent Little Gem mod and VV mod with display (Garry Dibley)
    10 x 30ml & 20 x 10ml assorted e-liquid plus 3 x 510-T Starter Kits (Enjuice)
    Janty Neo Classic Kit (iVapour)
    iMist Atomisers (Black and Chrome) & Magnate Power 510 with passthrough (Safercigs)
    Mini Cube mod (Siam Mods)
    10 x Ego-T Kits (Ecig Wizard & UK E-Liquid)
    2 x Innokin AIO Kits (Vape Escape)
    Simplicity GP-T5V Silver Bullet & 4 x 50ml Rusty’s Ales e-liquid (Vapourworld)

Peter Cole from Decadent Vapours has hinted that there may be some “new/exclusive” flavours to try out on the day, and will be attending with the mobile juice bar / mini-lab that completes any good vape meet! Ben from UK E-Liquid, Paula from Vapourworld and Daz from Safercigs are also confirmed to be attending (and that’s just so far)!

Remember that places are limited this time around, so don’t be slow reserving your tickets by clicking here. Please read and complete the form properly to give me half a chance

Vendors Supporting the Midlands Mini Meet II

Keep an eye on Midlands Vape Meet web site for the latest information…

Coming soon…

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Don’t feel glum! Here’s some reasons to be cheerful…

Coming in May…

Midlands Mini Meet II

Vapefest’s little brother returns to a creaky bar in Tamworth under the stewardship of pint-sized vaping internet TV superstar DaveK. Details have yet to be confirmed – Saturday 19th May at the Castle Hotel has been suggested (now confirmed) – keep an eye on Dave’s TackleBox show on VTTV for the latest breaking news.

Coming in August…

UK Vapefest 2012

After all the pressure and stress of single handedly pulling off Europe’s biggest Vapefest you’d hardly expect Wayne to take it on for a second time! However the rumour is that, against Doctor’s orders, the great Cockney Chrome Dome is considering managing the event again. As the last UKVF was unexpectedly over subscribed (x4) there is talk of staging the event earlier in the year to take greater advantage of the extensive grounds of the Moat House in a more temperate climate than the drizzle and chills afforded by it’s traditional slot in October. I should stress that this is all a matter of conjecture but early signs indicate that we might see the next UK Vapefest some time in August…

UK Vapefest 2010


Video © Andy Sutton (Smoke2Vape)

Reflecting on UK Vapefest 2010

by DaveK

The planning for UK Vapefest 2010 was already in full swing when I was still smoking cigarettes and totally oblivious to vaping in any way, shape or form. When I first heard about it, having seen Smoke2Vape’s video of a previous meet-up at York earlier in the year, and then realising that it was being held just down the road from me, I had to go!

It took a bit of rearranging of commitments, but that day saw me rising at some ungodly hour for a Saturday and making the short journey (via the barber’s) to Vapefest 2010 in Tamworth.

Plough & Harrow
The Plough & Harrow

I arrived shortly before the scheduled 10am start and wondered around the Plough and Harrow’s exterior a bit looking for familiar faces, before taking the plunge and heading inside. I saw a guy with a very impressive moustache, and a Red Tornado head through a door and followed him into the function room, where various members of the organising committee and resident attendees were finishing breakfast and getting ready for the main event. Amusingly, I had to walk through a gathering of Plough and Harrow staff gathered around the back door for a smoke, and thought to myself – if only they knew….

I always find the first few minutes after entering a room like this a bit nerve wracking, but it wasn’t long before introductions started happening and name badges were being written and that broke the ice a bit and I started to feel at home. After that it was plain sailing and I felt like I’d known these guys all of my life.

So, here’s my summary of UK Vapefest 2010, Tamworth, England!

In a nutshell – the event was a spectacular success and a credit to the organising committee, Cat, Sav, Cliffy, Hifistud and Rusty, all of whom can be found on the UK Vapers forum. A quite staggering number of prizes had been donated by all of the leading UK e-cig vendors for raffles and the Tombola, of which I did rather well myself – more on that later…

Ask the Panel

One of the highlights of the day for me was the “Ask The Panel” session, which particularly got my interest as I was in it, representing newbies across the Isle. Sharing the podium with industry celebrities like Katherine Devlin of ECITA, Peter “Nick O’ Teen” Cole from Decadent Vapours, experienced e-smoker and retired vendor Dave (Hifistud) was a little bit daunting, but I think I blagged my way through it, and nobody kicked, punched or even insulted me at the end, so that was cool!

In between the raffles, tombola, ask the panel and performing of juice reviews with a live “studio” audience, my day was filled totally. There were so many people to meet that I couldn’t try and list them all now for fear of missing anyone out, but it was nice to meet the Vendors, Tim from Intellicig, Toby from iVapour (who relieved me of some cash I was carelessly wafting around – watch out for some reviews in the near future), Cameron from e-cigz.co.uk who brought along (and sold) a few GGTS, GG Slims and the new GGTB to look at and try, Abe from Liberty Flights and of course Pete from Decadent Vapours.

Pete Mixes It Up

Pete had brought a huge quantity of nic liquid, glycerines, alcohol and one of every flavour concentrate that Decadent Vapours produce and was happy to demonstrate and guide us mere mortals in how to mix our own liquid. I came away with 5ml of Doppio Espresso, which I will be ordering some more of very soon!

Another real highlight, or highlights in fact were the raffles and tombola prizes, all of which were donated to be raffled in aid of organising the event. I won first prize in the first raffle, for the first time in my life, and it just so happened to be a Puresmoker Icon with batteries and cartos all included, donated by Cloud 9 Vaping. As if that wasn’t enough, I then went on to win a Tornado Compact kit, a load of CE-2 cartos and some 72mg juice.

But the best thing about the day was to witness, and be part of the Vaping community, to meet loads of people and not one of them bad, and to see, try and even on occasion leave with some of the best kit on the market. I’m already looking forwards to the next Vapefest, and will be doing all I can to arrange a local Vapers’ meet in the near future. Brilliant stuff.

Reproduced by kind permission of The Happy Vaper


VENDORS WHO ATTENDED THE EVENT
Toby from iVapour, Abe from Liberty Flights, Nick O’Teen from Decadent Vapours, Tim from Intellicig, Trog the Screwdriver Supremo and Garry Dibley the Little Gem Genius

VENDORS WHO SUPPORTED THIS EVENT


UK VAPEFEST COMMITTEE MEMBERS

HifiStud, Rusty, Cliffy, Sav & Cat.