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Thank you all for the feedback, we had a great time in Australia!
Hello! Iron Sky team is coming to Australia this week and we are planning on arranging a meeting for fans, who are interested in investing in the movie, on Tuesday 15th of June (and during the Supanova Expo in June 19-20). The aim of this meeting is to give you the chance to meet us and talk about the Iron Sky project, and also for us to tell about our fan investment system, which has so far attracted over 250 people who have tentatively offered over half a million euros as investments in Iron Sky - and so far 65 of them have confirmed over 200 000 euros.
In a nutshell, you can invest in an equity investment package of 1000 euros or more, and as the film starts turning profit, we pay you back your investment and more. You can find more information here: http://www.ironsky.net/invest/
If you are interested in arriving to these investor meetings, please tell us at firstname.lastname@example.org
So, now we are looking for a location. You know Brisbane far better than we do, so could you recommend us a place with the following specs:
- Preferably a free or a cheap place for about 12-20 people to meet:
If you know such a place, please recommend them here!
We hope to see plenty of you while we are Down Under!
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Good to here you're coming to the sunshine state! And here comes a sunny offer:
I'm a PhD student at Queensland University of Technology (QUT). QUT has an incubator for creative industries businesses called Creative Enterprise Australia. They are situated at the Creative Industries Precinct in Kelvin Grove. That's 5 minutes by car or bus to the city centre (basically the next suburb to the city).
We are very interested in you coming here. We have provisionally booked the Glasshouse http://www.artmuseum.qut.edu.au/venuehire/theglasshouse.jsp, a venue on the precinct that offers a large screen, a projector, a coffee shop next door, and enough space for your needs and our students if they decide to come.
And that's the essential point, we would need to know as soon as possible so we can get some propaganda out there.
If you're interested, please get in touch with me and we'll take it from there.
One of the libraries might be the go. See http://www.brisbane.qld.gov.au/BCC:BASE::pc=PC_1241 for more info. The Brisbane Square branch is probably the best location, Bulimba and New Farm are reasonably easy to reach (by CityCat even!)
The Point in Southbank has a free function room: http://www.thepointrb.com.au/ - not a bad location, and you can't beat the price.
The Elephant & Wheelbarrow in the Valley has a function room in the cellar - http://brisbane.elephantandwheelbarrow.com.au/ - no idea what it would cost, but they do have Guinness on tap.
Adding on to my last shot...
Thinking on it, there's a small function room downstairs at the Grosvenor (George St, just down the road from the Council library). It's not ritzy (at least not downstairs, last time I was there),but in my experience they're generally fairly accommodating, and you can bounce people up and downstairs to get drinks (though being a Tuesday night, you might be able to take over upstairs anyway). No projector, etc, though.
Doing some searching around, you might be looking at maybe up to $350 for the University (though I honestly believe you could get away with not as much). Reading up on it, you should be able to have alcohol as long as you observe their rules about it, which just means bringing a carton or two along, an esky and some ice. http://www.fmd.qut.edu.au/campus_services/facilities_hire/room_hire.jsp
State Library: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/services/venues isn't very helpful, but I can't imagine it would cost much more than the Council library. Council library according to Ola's fine link is $67.50 for a half day or evening, with kitchenette access $26.80 if wanted.
Unfortunately, offhand most of the places that will have the kind of AV equipment you seem to want are likely to be either bigger venues (much larger than the <20 people you want) or costlier. You might find cheaper, but by 'Brisbane' I assume you mean 'CBD and immediate surrounds', you can get cheaper the further you get out, but... that means you're further out. Other concerns will revolve around how 'fancy' you want to be (given you're canvassing for investments, you might want a little bit of polish, but on the other hand, you don't want to pay a whole lot either), and the kind of event you want to hold (is it a sit down meal? cocktail? business presentation?).
Aside from just finding somewhere and taking it over as-is, the absolute cheapest would probably be booking out a room at a library. There's a library at the bottom end of the main street in the CBD (opposite the Casino, incidentally), so you could easily walk out and into a place for a few beers afterwards. Being a library, and thus government, it should be pretty cheap, and the furnishings aren't even that bad - and some rooms do have AV equipment. You can look into it through the Brisbane City Council. The State Library is also just over the river, with additional drinking holes within easy reach if people want to move on, but I can't recall offhand how much they cost, but it should be pretty cheap (you're not going for one of their big showy rooms, I expect). Around the same area is also the Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre, with rooms, but I couldn't begin to tell you cost.
Next cheapest would probably be finding something at the University. The Queensland University of Technology Gardens Point Campus is within the CBD, and it's currently exam period for students so it's likely there'll be numerous rooms available at that time of day. You'll be looking at university style comforts, though - plastic chairs and mass produced tables, but computers and projectors and the like would be available. Then head back into the city center for drinks afterwards - a couple minutes walk. There are certain rooms available at QUT where you're allowed to serve alcohol, but it's BYO, and from memory booked out a while in advance or again bigger than desired for your purposes.
I can't think of any places that would be professional/polished (as in 'office room'), at least cheap, or open at that time of day. You'll find small rooms of varying polish throughout the bigger and smaller restaurants and hotels in the CBD, but they will cost you some money and they may want to charge you per head or tie some kind of meal arrangement into it. Two places offhand I can think of are the Port Office and Fox Hotels, which may be serviceable. Moving further upmarket, the bigger, proper hotels have small rooms that would suitable, but they will probably charge you serious cash.
Being late notice, you might obviously struggle to find somewhere available, but on the other hand, as a Tuesday night, it's generally the slowest day of the week (not sure how it is in other countries, but payday / pension cheque day / etc has traditionally been Wednesday in Australia, so Tuesday tends to be the end of the money-spending week), so you might be able to arrange a cheap deal on the basis that having a small number of guaranteed guests is better than leaving a room/area empty.
I can't give any more advice without knowing particular style you're after, where in Brisbane you're working or what kind of budget you're looking at, but where money's an issue and you know the kind of AV stuff you want, I'm thinking the libraries or university would be your surest bet. I will have to ask around my friends that have more experience arranging these sort of events.