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7th Greek BC Convention in Volos 1-4 June, all you need to know here!

After measuring our strenght as group in a wide internal debate we proposed our city to be the next to hold the national Greek convention, thing that was happily accepted from the national bookcrossers... Volos is a beautiful city in the middle of the way between Athens and Thessaloniki easily approached from all over Greece, meeting point of sea (Pagassitikos gulf) and mountain (Pelion) with natural beauty, a lot of things to see and to do, nice traditional cusine, big enough but still at human dimentions, a lot of hotels and facilities... During the past BC year a lot of activities were held by our group as author presentations with their books OUR familiar, not commercial, way, poetry evenings, creative writing seminars and evenings... So the first weekend of June 2012 we will be happy to have you here whereever you come from..

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After measuring our strenght as group in a wide internal debate we proposed our city to be the next to hold the national Greek convention, thing that was happily accepted from the national bookcrossers... Volos is a beautiful city in the middle of the way between Athens and Thessaloniki easily approached from all over Greece, meeting point of sea (Pagassitikos gulf) and mountain (Pelion) with natural beauty, a lot of things to see and to do, nice traditional cusine, big enough but still at human dimentions, a lot of hotels and facilities... During the past BC year a lot of activities were held by our group as author presentations with their books OUR familiar, not commercial, way, poetry evenings, creative writing seminars and evenings... So the first weekend of June 2012 we will be happy to have you here whereever you come from..
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...I forgot to tell you the most important thing!!!! A BC Convention in Greece, means not only a lot of releases, a lot of debates with authors, a lot of new friends, a lot of seesighting.... It means mostly having real fun toghether, eating, drinking (Volos is famous for the "tsipouradika" - taverns where you can be served tsipouro, distilled liquor as shnaps, accompagned with a lot of "mezedes", small plates with a big variety of seafood, cheese, fish, vegetables, salads, ecc. differend for every next 25ml bottle) dancing -all the greek way- enjoying nature (here in Volos we have a wonderfull mountain, Pelion, and a lot of beautifull seashores just a few Km from the city), singing all toghether ecc. So it's a promise YOU WILL ENJOY IT a lot!!!!
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Well? What do you think??? Can you make it to join us?
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I am seriously thinking about coming and I remember the convention in Crete where I had a fantastic time.
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I'm seriously thinking of coming too :)
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I'm seriously thinking of coming too :)


You will have to find the way back to the hotel if I get lost after dinking too much. I have memories of the two Aussies and me getting lost in Crete after being given free drinks with our meals.
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Ha ha ha!!! Hope you moderate yourself here!!!! Ha ha ha!!! Tsipouro could make you loose the hole town not just the hotel!! Ha ha ha!!!!
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....having a lot of ideas and dreams to make come true! Just yesterday the MASCOT was finally ready and soon you will be able to see it! The theme selected is "The campaign" (The ARGONAUTIC one but also every wonderfull campaign as the one for human organs donation and so on with the exception of the one againist SMOKING!!! Ha ha ha )
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That Lytteltonwitch and myself are not able to make it this year after all. Hope you all have a great uncon anyway. Regards, MissM.
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Such a pitty!!! Argo was waiting... Me too!!! Ok if you ever come in Greece just let us know if you find yourself near Volos and we will be glad to meet you ANYTIME!
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Thank you so much. I couldn't get the necessary day off work as flights from the UK only go to Volos on Fridays. Also, I was looking forward to going over to Skopolos for a few days too. But we will try to come another time.
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....in two versions! See them here

http://www.flickr.com/---/set-72157628903870297
http://www.flickr.com/---/set-72157628903870297/

...and tell us your opinion! And remember, you will be wellcome in the city of Argonauts whenever you would like to come and find us!
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The great moment to register for the "Expeditionary" Convention arrived!

So send us an e-mail at volosobcz@gmail.com with:

Complete name
bookcrossing screen name
City - Country you come from
Contact phone
As we plant a lot of different things, we would like you to tell us if you want to participate at the following activities:
a) Tsipouroposia (a drinking TSIPOURO and tasting MEZEDES experiance at a typical TSIPOURADICO, typical local, Volos is famous for! To understand what we mean have a look at the photos here
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?... ) (extra costs)
b) REBETICO BAR (typical greek music dancing bar with live music, the greek way of having fun) or something like it (extra costs)
c) Tour of the Archaeological Museum of Volos (no extra cost)
http://odysseus.culture.gr/---/gh151.jsp? ...
d) Tour of the Ancient Theatre Demetrias (no extra cost)
http://www.diazoma.gr/---/Page_04-01_AT-3.asp

The cost to attend this Convention is 10 € and as you know from past Conventions, it serves to ensure your Convention bag and "formalize" your participation in individual activities of the Convention.
Bank accounts that you can make your deposit are as follows:
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Bank: EFG Eurobank Ergasias
Account number: 0026.0190.61.0100369662
IBAN: GR2602601900000610100369662
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Bank: Alpha Bank
Account number: 312002101053292
IBAN: GR6701403120312002101053292
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Bank: National Bank
Account number: 30862316327
IBAN: GR7401103080000030862316327
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The name of the beneficiary in all three accounts are: Christos Salatas
Please specify as reason your full name.

We all know how important the organization is in terms of knowing the number of participants in time, so please the entry form and deposit of money to be made no later than May 18.
So Hurry up!

We are waiting for you to be here with us!
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The great moment to register for the "Expeditionary" Convention arrived!

So send us an e-mail at volosobcz@gmail.com with:

Complete name
bookcrossing screen name
City - Country you come from
Contact phone
As we plant a lot of different things, we would like you to tell us if you want to participate at the following activities:
a) Tsipouroposia (a drinking TSIPOURO and tasting MEZEDES experiance at a typical TSIPOURADICO, typical local, Volos is famous for! To understand what we mean have a look at the photos here
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?...
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?... ) (extra costs)
b) REBETICO BAR (typical greek music dancing bar with live music, the greek way of having fun) or something like it (extra costs)
c) Tour of the Archaeological Museum of Volos (no extra cost)
http://odysseus.culture.gr/---/gh151.jsp? ...
d) Tour of the Ancient Theatre Demetrias (no extra cost)
http://www.diazoma.gr/---/Page_04-01_AT-3.asp

The cost to attend this Convention is 10 € and as you know from past Conventions, it serves to ensure your Convention bag and "formalize" your participation in individual activities of the Convention.
Bank accounts that you can make your deposit are as follows:
-------------------------------------------------- ------------
Bank: EFG Eurobank Ergasias
Account number: 0026.0190.61.0100369662
IBAN: GR2602601900000610100369662
-------------------------------------------------- ------------
Bank: Alpha Bank
Account number: 312002101053292
IBAN: GR6701403120312002101053292
-------------------------------------------------- ------------
Bank: National Bank
Account number: 30862316327
IBAN: GR7401103080000030862316327
-------------------------------------------------- ------------
The name of the beneficiary in all three accounts are: Christos Salatas
Please specify as reason your full name.

We all know how important the organization is in terms of knowing the number of participants in time, so please the entry form and deposit of money to be made no later than May 18.
So Hurry up!

We are waiting for you to be here with us!


See our Conventional Blog here
http://bcgreece2012.blogspot.com/---/register-in-expeditionary-convention.html
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Well I wish you all the luck in the world - But i would definitely NOT any bank details here - are your aware of the fact that they appear on Google?

Please delete them...
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i would definitely NOT any bank details here

Those are the bank details people need to give them money, they can't be used to take money away from them.
All Convention organising teams need to give people options to pay them, there is no way around it. We did it this way, too.
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Thank you for your wishes! Think about coming to find us! There are a lot of cheap flights especially from Germany and Great Britain to AGHIALOS airport! Have a look at your Travel agency and you will find out it's easy and cheap to join us! Meanwhile see this site!
http://bcgreece2012.blogspot.com
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We are runing towards the target! It will be a great convention, that's for sure!
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Well, how about some releases challenges in view of the Convention?

Unfortunately I'm a practical mind person with not much of imagination nor a trace of artistic sence, I'm afraid Ι will disappoint you on the thematic part.
This year as we know it's the 7th "Expeditionary" Convention in Volos.
So we will have 4 +1 challenges.

1) **** April 25 - May 3, 2012 Challenge on "number 7"


2) **** 4 May-12 May 2012 Challenge on "Expeditions"

3) **** May 13 May-21 Challenge on "Conventions"

4) **** May 22 - May 30 Challenge on " Volos"


And a Super Challenge it will run the whole period **** April 25 until May 30 **** with all this thematics together
7, Expeditions, Conventions and Volos in whatever combination occurs of course.
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As you well know, our country is in a period of economic crisis. Maybe such a matter makes it easier for you to come... Remember it's only an economic crisis. There is no crisis that can keep away the Greek sun, the Greek sea, the Greek hospitality, the Greek SMILE! Come and find out how Greece and Greeks really are and don't believe all sick things some economic centers through certain media give you as true! Let us show you our heart, our enthusiasm, our joy of living even in hard times! Our Convention has as theme the "Campaign"...Help us make it become our "Campaign" to change people's idea about Greece and Greeks! We are worth it, you'll see with your own eyes!
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I find them quite beautiful... Soon in English too...

http://api.viglink.com/---/click?...
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It is an exibition of paintings with the doublemeaning theme "Travelling with a book". It ends with the end of our Convention the 4th of June!
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The exibition is wonderfull, 29 works exposed and a lot of young people are visiting it and get to know about bookcrossing and the beautifull adventure of the "travelling books"! It makes me so happy!
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It was a great convention! We had a lot of fun, a lot of nice activities, a lot of moving moments... So bad that came to the end...

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