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FEM 2023: 10.-17.7.

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Dear everyone,

It is time to have the biggest FEM ever at: :apple: :flower: :head: Monday 10th of July to Monday 17th of July :head: :flower: :apple:

The following stuffs are taken into account in these dates:
Monday-Monday worked nice last year. That way there's a proper climax at the weekend and there's still many people present at last day to help with wrapping up everything (I still need someone to leave a bit later to help with 100% finishing the cleaning and someone to be a bit early to help with arranging though). Mid-July is also the most free what it comes to all the farm activities. Also the Kosmos festival got its dates confirmed a while ago (21.-23.7.), meaning that there will not be overlap for those that are going there (Zero, Harald at least). The only overlap about which I am aware of it is just with Ilosaarirock.

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Who is coming?

Confirmed:
  • A.K.B. Image (full time)
  • bene Image Image Image Image Image Image (Wed/Thu - Sun)
  • danitah Image (full time)
  • ElrondMcBong Image (Mon-Sun)
  • FinMan Image
  • Harald Hasch Image (full time)
  • Kopaka Image (late Tue - early Mon)
  • Markku Image (full time)
  • nick-o-matic Image (full time)
  • Orcc Image (weekend)
  • Pawq Image (Mon-Sun)
  • Ramone Image (Tue-Tue)
  • Raven Image (few days)
  • veezay Image + Antti Image (Mon-Sun)
  • Zero Image
  • Zweq Image
High chances:
  • adi Image
  • Lousku Image
  • Polarix Image
  • roope Image
  • terb0 Image
Middle chances:
  • Abula Image
  • Ismo Image
  • Tisk Image
Low chances:
  • Ruben Image
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Tourism in Eastern Finland

Especially for people coming from other countries or more faraway parts of Finland I would recommend to do some local sightseeing. I did my best to create a semi-comprehesive list of sights to you.

Koitsanlahti village:

Parikkala sculpture park (2km)
  • http://www.patsaspuisto.net/english/ | http://www.patsaspuisto.net/
  • Seriously a must see for everyone, a world-famous place
  • A masterpiece by our local Michelangelo. He created a huge sculpture park into his own yard and allowed people to visit there for free. Now he is dead and there is a small voluntary but recommended entrance fee
Café Iloinen pässi (2km) Border zone signs (1-2km)
  • Signs that tell you not to go any further to the border zones
  • Do not go any further
Local berry farm (4km) Koitsanlahti manor (Koitsanlahden hovi) (3km) Orthodox-Karelian graveyard of Koitsanlahti Parikkala/Rautjärvi/Punkaharju: Uimola smoke sauna (30km) Hinkanranta smoke sauna (67km) Kollaa and Simo Häyhä museum (30km) Papinniemi camping (60km) Simpele antique and collecting summer event 13.-14.7. (10km) Eastern Finland: Savonlinna opera festival (70km) Lappeenranta (90km) :player_a:

How to get there?

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If you are not coming by a car or carpooling you should first get yourself to Helsinki by plane or ferry and then take a bus/train.

Trains from Helsinki:
https://www.vr.fi/cs/vr/en/frontpage
Price 19€ (if you book early) to ~50€ (if you book late).

Busses from Helsinki (Onnibus):
http://www.onnibus.com/en/index.htm
Price ~10€ (if you book early) to ~20€ (if you book late).
Only the 17:00 departures go all the way to onion farm (rest of them stop at Lappeenranta).

Busses from Helsinki (norm busses):
https://www.matkahuolto.fi/fi/
Price 19€ (constant price (I think??)).

Optionally, you can also fly to Lappeenranta if the few flights that exist match for you:
Arriving flights
Departing flights

If these options work for you, Lappeenranta would be the most convenient option. You basically get out of plane, show passport and get through quick security check (Lappeenranta airport is more like a bus station than an airport), take a shuttle bus or walk to train/bus station (they are close) and in one hour you are at onion farm.

You can even arrive from St. Petersburg. There are busses to Lappeenranta and Imatra and you can get a train ticket all the way to onion farm as well (train change in Kouvola).

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After you are in either Simpele or Parikkala, someone will pick you up. Simpele is preferable if you come from the south. However, not all trains stop in Simpele since this year, so you might have to go all the way to Parikkala. But all the busses stop there.

If you come by car, there are two possible gravel road routes to our farm, shown on the map. However, if you are coming from Parikkala direction or go to Parikkala to do shopping, please avoid the one small bit of road drawn in this map. It is being maintained by a local farm, and they collect fees from villagemans that use it (it is norm system in Fin countryside). However, we don't pay anything to them so we should avoid traffic which can be related to us on that road.
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im pretty much 100%
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Very sick awesome! Will be good to lock down some events over the week to create extra hype. :) Perhaps I can come up with some things. Potentially some kuskis may need some financial help, so maybe there is some way to assist where possible?

Currently looks very possible for me to come, so I would like to say yes for this year, then can confirm 100% closer to date when booked flights. :beer:
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Very nice fm and AKB, starting to look great already!
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100% for few days at least!
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Was planning to join last year already but due to bad luck couldn't. Since the announcement was so early this year I estimate the probability of my participation to be about 99%.
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I go for high chance
then again i don't know anything
maybe easier not to think abouut alöl things thought than not things thought ... or something..=?
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Hi. I can go for high chance.
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Get ready for Couples Contest 5! :beer:


I'm pretty much 100% full-time, will look at flights soon, until I buy them you can put me as high chances :)
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Can't make it unfortunately :(
But I'm sure it will be a sick FEM)
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mark me at 100%

as i just booked my flights o/
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I'm confirmed Mon-Sun, flights booked :bear:
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Flights booked! Catch you at FEM! 8)
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Am I the only one not seeing the location?
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krychek wrote: 3 Apr 2023, 18:05 Am I the only one not seeing the location?
Sorry, I just had been lazy to find and reupload the pictures. The picture links had got broken when kopasite.net/up got purged. Now the pics are there.
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Ferries booked, I'm confirmed for FEM 2023! :head: Very late tuesday to early monday.
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I might take my gf with me if ok? I’d take the same latosänky as before if possible :D
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Haha nice, sure, that would just be nice.

Btw, Harald will arrive early and help me with all the arrangements. So that is covered (of course there still is room for more people as well). But would someone be up to leaving for full Monday to help with cleaning?
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It is being maintained by a local farm, and they collect fees from villagemans that use it (it is norm system in Fin countryside). 
Never heard of this before in Finland! How much is the cost?

(I did some research today about joining the meeting but didn't get any news to release.)
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Abula wrote: 2 May 2023, 20:41
It is being maintained by a local farm, and they collect fees from villagemans that use it (it is norm system in Fin countryside). 
Never heard of this before in Finland! How much is the cost?

(I did some research today about joining the meeting but didn't get any news to release.)
I just mean some basic "tiekunta" stuff. That road section is not part of tiekunta and it is sort of private road of our neighbour. I don't know really know about the figures involved.

Hope stuff gets sorted out!
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I still suck. Havent managed to book ferry yet. dunno why so much anxiety about that. havent even checked viking line site. Ill try too book it this weekend. Pls PM me on discord til I get it done. Its just impossible for reasons of being me.

Anyway. I never used mila-sl (there might be a newer one that jonsykkel created?) and anyway. I would like FEM23 to have a scheduled place for SL school. I would just never check it out bymyself. I think I dled mila sl years back but never even opened it or opened once and didnt understand. dunno. I know more ppl would like to learn. Thjere are probably alot of good things out there that many ppl dont know. maybe Kopaka can hole an elma.online tutorial course also? :)

If you wonder about levmaking thingies I can hold a lesson. But I dont know how to create walls you can drive trough. Dunno why need that even. but anyway.

There are lots of timeslots that are unhot for many events to be hold. I think we can make this goooood :D
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I'll be arriving Thursday evening or Wednesday if I feel crazy and then vrom away home on Saturday.
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You said earlier you're gona wroom on sunday :sadbear:
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Monday cleaning helper has been found: Ramone. All salute Ramone. Still would not hurt to have also someone else as well.

Some SL school sure sounds cool, there's plenty of unscheduled time in the daytime.

Oh, since obv everyone haven't been eyeying Discord, here's the current schedule plan (still quite rough plan): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0
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Yes it's sunday i vrom not saturday
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Go Ramone! Very awesome man.

Agree that it would be good to have some more "other" events. I need to plan my one (or two) event(s) and put them on the schedule.
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Menomatka: ti 11.7.2023
Lähtö11:17 KokkolaSaapuminen19:24 Simpele
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jaja ding dong i am s1mple too
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There are now heaps of activities planned throughout the week! Come check them out in the #meetings channel on the Discord (it's in the pinned messages).

Things to look forward to:
  • Ramone's best contest yet!
  • insane night #3
  • Elmalympics (hosted by nom!)
  • Couples Contest
  • First Finish Cup by Pocho (with many contributors!)
  • NoHöyla TT Cup by HaraldH (NO HOYLING)
  • Mopolauta Quiz by A.K.B.
  • FEM Adventure by A.K.B.
  • Beer Battle 2023 (this time a little more friendly with 10 events!)
  • OMG EDQ WORLD PREMIERE!!!!
  • barryp super FF 2hr special
  • + much saunaing (incl. smoke sauna ofc ofc) and more to come!!!
Have fun, win some prizes, hang out with some kuskis, and GET TO FEM2023!!! :D

I'll see you there ;)
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I'm collecting levels for beer battle, if you have a level or want to make one, please send it to me. Should be fit for a 20 minute battle. Pm here or in discord.
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I'll joing for the weekend, aiming to be there before the BB begins on Friday.
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Car rented, Elma computer tested (in field conditions).

Plan is to participate Beer Battle 2023.
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