AT10

 

 

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


WHAT IS AT10?

AT10 is Amanda Tapping’s tenth very own whole weekend event which is run by Gabit Events to enable just over 250 of her fans to spend a weekend getting to know one another and meeting Amanda in a relaxed, unpressurised environment, and raising money for the two charities supported by the event – Sanctuary for kids and Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.

 

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF AN AT EVENT?

 

An itinerary for AT10 will be made available nearer the time but in essence it is a weekend where Amanda does several Q&As on stage, interacts with her fans, has a professional photograph done with each fan, signs two in person autographs for each attendee, conducts a charity auction (which is both moving and hilarious), has tea with four lucky fans through a raffle and meets lucky fans who have bought cocktail party tickets for the Friday night and chats to them for a while. It is basically a boutique event for Amanda's fans to have a leisurely time and relax with other like minded people while meeting her.

 

WHEN AND WHERE IS AT10 BEING HELD?

AT10 will take place next year, 6th - 8th April 2018 at the Renaissance Hotel, London Heathrow.

WHEN WILL TICKETS FOR AT10 GO ON SALE AND HOW DO I GET ONE?

Tickets for AT10 go on sale on Saturday 19th August 2017 at 14.30 hours GMT.

(15.30 hours BST)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS DATE AND TIME ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE TO A LATER DATE SHOULD PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES AT REGISTRATION WARRANT THIS.

At the precise time announced the Registration page will open to a link where you can register for tickets. No payment is expected at this time but will be expected within 14 days of you receiving acknowledgement from Registration that you have successfully been allocated a ticket.

There will be no exceptions to this rule.

Please note that we expect this event to be a sell out as it is the last one.

Tickets are allocated on a first come first served basis.

You will be expected to enter you name, address, phone number and the email address of each person who you are registering. You may only register up to 4 tickets at a time and each must be for a named person and their details recorded.

 

 

HOW MUCH WILL A TICKET TO AT10 COST?

Despite increased costs we have worked very hard to keep the cost of the tickets for the event at the same level as AT9.
Weekend tickets will therefore cost £253.00 (this is an £8 increase only on AT9) per person inclusive of a professional photograph with Amanda, two in-person autographs, a reserved numbered seat in the main hall for the Q & As and other hall activities involving Amanda, the charity auction hosted by Amanda and all other hall events, a chance to enter a raffle for tea with Amanda on the Saturday afternoon, access to the Charity fundraising room and entry to the Saturday night disco.


The price of the ticket does not include your accommodation, subsistence or travel/ parking.

 

REGISTRATION INFORMATION


All tickets both for the event AND cocktail party are offered on a first come first served basis.  You must register for both weekend ticket AND cocktail party ticket (if required) at the same time.

All hall seating will also be done in ticket purchase order.  Therefore the earlier you buy your ticket the nearer the front you will sit. If you wish to sit with others you must all register as a single group.  You will be given the option to pay separately once tickets are allocated.  We are not able to further link groups of people in the main hall.  The maximum group size is 4.

All cocktail party seating will be done once we have received details of people who wish to sit together closer to the Event itself.  You do not have to register for tickets together to sit together at the cocktail party.

GABIT EVENTS does NOT accept credit or debit card payments for tickets. You will be required to send either a UK cheque in pounds sterling drawn on a UK bank, or send a direct transfer. Attendees are responsible for all fees incurred during the transfer process.
Sorry, but we do not accept Pay pal for ticket sales, only pre-event merchandise sales.

IMPORTANT:- PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE A STRICTLY ENFORCED PERIOD IN WHICH WE WILL EXPECT YOUR PAYMENT. IF YOU HAVE REGISTERED FOR TICKETS YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY WITHIN FOURTEEN DAYS FROM NOTIFICATION OF YOUR SUCCESS IN GETTING TICKETS. FAILURE TO PAY WITHIN THIS TIME MEANS THAT YOUR TICKET ALLOCATION WILL BE NULL AND VOID AND WILL BE PASSED TO THE NEXT PERSON WAITING FOR TICKETS. THERE WILL BE NO EXCEPTIONS OR EXTENSIONS TO THIS.

 

WHAT IF MY PAYMENT GETS TO YOU SHORT?

If you send your transfer and we do not receive the required amount we will contact you to let you know and inform you how this should be paid. It is unfortunately very common for a £6 fee to be deducted even if you specify that you as the sender should pay all the fees, in these cases, you will be asked to bring the shortfall with you to the event and pay it at registration in cash. There is no need to send a second small transfer.

 

HOW MUCH WILL A TICKET FOR THE FRIDAY NIGHT COCKTAIL PARTY WITH AMANDA COST (CHARMED PASS UPGRADES)?

 

The cocktail party on the Friday night is a very popular occasion. Tables of 9 have a full hot buffet dinner and drinks and are joined by Amanda during the evening for a chat. There is a strict limit on how many tickets there are for this due to time constraints and to allow Amanda time to talk with each table for a while.

The cost of the add on, enabling the ticket holder to attend the cocktail party is £112 (£2 increase on AT9 costs). This cost is inclusive of a full buffet dinner, drink and desert. A pay bar is available for any further drinks you may require.

No jeans or trainers at this party please. This is a smart casual/dress up occasion.

This brings a charmed pass in total to £365.00 for both cocktail party and full weekend ticket.

 

IF I GET A COCKTAIL PARTY PLACE AND ONCE PAID CANNOT GO, CAN I PASS MY PLACE ON TO MY FRIEND?

No.  Once all allocations for cocktail party tickets have been made we will be compiling a waiting list in strict order of ticket purchase. Therefore this would be unfair to the rest of the attendees on the waiting list. If you can no longer attend the event, contact us and we will put you in touch with someone on the waiting list.
We will not be allowing any transfers of tickets after 15th February 2018.

 

WILL THERE BE DAY TICKETS?

 

At the moment we will not be selling day tickets for AT10. If, as we suspect, the event sells out then there would not be time for day ticket holders to have the full experience due to time constraints.

 

SEATING ALLOCATIONS – MAIN HALL

The front two to three rows in the main hall are allocated for stewards. Following these, seating will be allocated according to the time stamp on our registration system.

 

 I WANT TO SIT WITH MY FRIENDS, HOW CAN I ARRANGE THAT?

If you are purchasing tickets and wish to sit with friends in the main hall you MUST book together as a group. Only up to a maximum of 4 persons in each final group.
We cannot accommodate seating requests from people who register apart from one another. Accommodating such requests would push people who registered early further back in the hall and we are not prepared to do this. We are therefore not able to accommodate seating requests for groups of more than four people.

 

DOES ONE PERSON HAVE TO SEND ONE PAYMENT FOR EVERYONE’S TICKET IN THEIR GROUP?

No, everyone can pay separately if they wish but they must book on the same registration. You need to let the Registration director know who is paying and how you are paying when your allocations are confirmed. 

Remember, one group member must make the booking and list all four names to guarantee that you will sit together.


  
WHEN MAY I BOOK MY ACCOMMODATION?

We have negotiated a special rate for attendees at the Renaissance Hotel.
Once your tickets have been paid for and confirmed you will be sent a booking code for accessing hotel bedrooms at the specially negotiated rate, to include Breakfast.

Please use the code you are given and do not post it on forums or anywhere else. Anyone who has a ticket will be given the code and room rates.

A lot of people ask us why it is better to book with the GABIT code than trying to get a better deal on their own. Simply put, as well as being a very reasonable rate which is fixed this year, it covers you in case of any moving of the date. When you book with our code, should the date be moved, as happened with AT9, those who book with our code are not encumbered with any charges due to the date change. Those who had booked through other booking systems for AT9 and had paid up front found themselves out of pocket and unable to get a refund.

Please, if you can, use our code.

 

CAN I GET A REFUND IF I AM NO LONGER ABLE TO ATTEND AT10?

 

No, all tickets are non-refundable and not transferable. All ticket transfers must be authorised through Registration. To prevent scalping, the tickets are only for the person in whose name they were originally applied for and each person will be required to provide ID at Registration to collect their tickets.

If you are not able to attend the event after you have paid for your tickets, please contact registration to discuss your issues and we will put you in touch with the next person on the waiting list should a waiting list exist at the time.

All ticket holders:-

However, no transfers of any kind (including cocktail party tickets) will be permitted after 15th February 2018. Last minute transfers generate huge amounts of administration issues for the team. If you discover after the 15th February 2018 that you cannot use your ticket, you will not be able to sell or transfer it to anyone. This may sound harsh but in the past too many people have left it to the last minute and the subsequent administrative workload caused by this is unacceptable, at a time when the entire Gabit team are concentrating on the lead into the Event.

 

 

DISABILITY ACCESS POLICY

GABIT Events Ltd is committed to ensuring that a high level of customer service is provided for all disabled users. GABIT entirely supports the fair treatment of attendees, guests and staff with disabilities and is also committed to promoting the interests of those people with special needs. Please help us by letting us know on your registration form if you have any special needs.

 Service dogs and service dogs in training will be present throughout the event.

 


I WANT TO BE A STEWARD

We pride ourselves on having probably the best Stewarding team that there is and treating them like family. We receive dozens of offers of help for every convention that we do. However, unlike other Convention organisers we approach people that we know from our years on the Convention circuit rather than call for volunteers. For the most part our team comes year after year to our Events, but there are times when gaps need filling because someone couldn't come or because we feel that extra help is needed. If you have a burning desire to help out at the Event then you are welcome to drop our Stewards Coordinator, Tracy North, a line at stewards@gabitevents.co.uk. She will note your details and put them on file should we need help.

 

I WANT TO DONATE SOMETHING TO HELP WITH FUNDRAISING AT AT10

Amanda’s fandom is extremely generous and we welcome donations of fan memorabilia, signed items etc to our fundraising efforts. It is the generosity of the fans which help to make the auctions and fund raising activities so successful in raising money for such worthwhile causes. Please contact Rebecca Ford at Rebecca.Ford@gabitevents.co.uk to check if the item is suitable for fundraising at AT10 and please do give her time to reply. 

Gabit Events warrants that 100% of monies raised at the auction and through fund raising activities at AT10 will be taken directly by representatives from Hearing Dogs on that weekend or paid via the internet directly to the "Sanctuary for kids" website or forwarded to "Sanctuary for kids" immediately after the Event. No administration costs are ever taken by GABIT Events in connection with any of our fundraising activities.

 

 

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT AT10?

Please, in the first instance, check the Event FAQ above. If you don't find what you are looking for, please e-mail Ask_TheG4@gabitevents.co.uk and someone will respond to you within 48 hours. Please do not use PM systems on forums or DM systems on Twitter, or e-mail individual directors or staff members with general questions as this makes it very difficult for you to get the correct information quickly. The above e-mail is monitored by more than one person so you will get the right response from the right person.

The Gabit Forum on our website has members who are very happy to advise or help anyone with any questions about our Events. A lot of our Senior Stewards, Stewards and Staff frequent the forum and general threads there so do go on over and make yourself known. Amanda’s fandom is one of the friendliest fandoms that there is. By the time you get to AT10 you will most probably have made some online friends to meet in real life!

 

WHO ARE GABIT AND THE G4?

The G4, the directors of GABIT Events Limited, Julia Hague, Becky Preen, Kay Jacobs and John Goode, formed their own company in September 2002, GABIT Events Ltd, with the intention of bringing Amanda Tapping to London for her own event with her own fans. In 2005 they did just that. The G4 also took the team to Vancouver in 2010 and ran the “Sanctuary Experience” for Sanctuary fans and “Meet the Man” a one man Richard Dean Anderson Event.


IS THIS THE LAST AT EVENT?

AT10 is the tenth and final Amanda Tapping Event in the format which we have been using for nearly 13 years.

As Amanda personally told fans on stage at AT9, the G4 and Amanda have decided that as we have run the same format event now for nearly 13 years we feel that it is time to change things around in the future. Discussions and thoughts will be ongoing as to how and what this change would be, and when.

In the meantime the G4 and staff will be taking a break.

 

WHAT EXPERIENCE DO GABIT HAVE IN RUNNING EVENTS?

The G4 are an experienced conference and convention organising team, with over 60 years of combined experience. They specialise in Events for Amanda Tapping and her fans and in raising money for causes close to Amanda's heart. Please see the information about the G4 and Gabit Staff and a history of our fundraising with Amanda’s fandom on the website.

 

 

SITE FAQ

If details of "AT10" are found at other internet locations, GABIT Events warrants that it has not passed images of any guest for use at that location nor asked for any images to be used. The only exception to this are the following:- Amanda Tapping's official web site which has permission to host exclusive GABIT images, "Hearing Dogs for Deaf People" and "Sanctuary for Kids".
Any images that may be used in association with news of any of our events are assumed to be in the ownership of that site owner and hence are their responsibility and GABIT Events cannot be held responsible for any breaches of copyright.

 

PLEASE NOTE:-

Amanda Tapping appears subject to work commitments and Gabit Events Ltd accepts no liability for any costs incurred as a result of any cancellation or postponement.

Any attendee who makes a nuisance of him/herself during one of our Events or breaks any of our simple rules will not be allowed to purchase tickets for any other Event.

We reserve the right to refuse to sell a ticket to any person who we feel would disrupt the Event or cause discomfort to a guest or member of staff in any way.

Gabit Events Ltd reserves the right to refuse entry to any of their events.

 


 

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