from my email:-
The Birmingham and West Midlands Nanowrimo 2007 Kick-Off will be held at the Malt House Pub, 75 King Edwards Road, Birmingham, from 4pm onwards. It's at Brindley Place, on the canal, overlooking the NIA and Sea Life Centre.
malt house loc: Birmingham - Google Maps
The staff at the Malt House have kindly agreed to reserve a space for about 20 people. In the event that more people turn up, I'm sure we can spread out. As long as people buy at least one drink, the management will be happy. We'll have a big nanowrimo sign on our table to let you know who we are.
Rolnikov (Stephen) and I, the two ML's for Birmingham, will be there of course. We'll do all the formal stuff in the first hour or two: introductions, handing out freebies, initiation rituals etc. Stephen and I both have family commitments, so we probably won't be staying out drinking late into the evening, but obviously everyone else is free to stay as long as they like.
Stephen will be bringing his camera to record the occasion, and there may be other people with cameras too. If you don't want your picture taken, just let them know. I'm sure everyone will be considerate about this.
Looking forward to meeting some of you on Sunday,