Six of One is
officially recognised and enjoys a worldwide membership. This "Portmeiricon"
website delivers information, events details and essential directions to "The
Village". Visit the links to other pages within this website to find out more...
can attend Prisoner conventions in Portmeirion?
of Six of One who have registered to attend the convention.
do I become a Six of One member?
are online at www.sixofone.co
do I register?
using the form sent to members with mailings or register online at www.sixofone.co
other amounts do I have to pay while a member?
at all, except in connection with the convention if you wish to attend.
are the convention costs?
from the membership subscription there is a separate registration fee to attend the
convention. This is payable by all persons who come to the conventions, whether they are
staying in Portmeirion (see below) or not.
is the registration fee for?
make the convention self-funding. The amounts cover the cost of hiring equipment, venue
hire, any guest fee plus their travel and accommodation expenses, printing of the
programme and all other leaflets and additional items, such as tickets or passes. Any
surplus is used to purchase items for prize draws (the cost of buying draw tickets is
added to the fund to help pay for the convention and to provide some advance funding for
the next convention).
from paying to become a member and the convention registration, what else has to be paid
for to attend the event?
else has to be paid for (apart from travel, food and drink - see below), but if members
wish to stay in Portmeirion, the cost has to be paid separately. Six of One reserves
Portmeirion accommodation each year for the convention and members request places through
the society convention organisers. Places are allocated and a separate confirmation is
sent to each member staying in Portmeirion, providing details of the cost, so that an
initial deposit has to be paid and the balance is payable before the end of January, a few
weeks before the convention. The amounts members pay for accommodation are later passed
entirely to Portmeirion by Six of One and no handling change applies.
I have to stay in Portmeirion?
it is possible for members to attend the convention as day visitors or to stay in
Portmeirion for the whole weekend or to stay somewhere in the local area. For example, a
number of members each year stay in a Travelodge, or guesthouses, or hotels in nearby
Porthmadog, or even on camping or caravan sites.
do I find alternative accommodation?
of One can provide on request details of some other places in the local area where members
can stay, or contact Porthmadog local tourist office.
I attend with several of my member friends?
some of the Portmeirion cottages are big enough to accommodate 8 people, while other rooms
or cottages are for single or twin occupancy. All queries can be answered in advance if
members need any information and it is not possible to answer all points here.
simple terms, what does a new, non-member have to do?
Simply join the society, then use one of the convention forms, which will be in one of the
societys mailings, or register online to attend the convention. As detailed above,
these steps can be dealt with by post or online. After that, a new member simply needs to
write or email the organiser who deals with the accommodation to apply for a place in
Portmeirion, if this is wanted.
other points should I be aware of?
places in Portmeirion are limited and so it is best not to leave too late the request for
a place. Also, preference is given to members who want to stay the whole weekend and not
for example just one night.
I have to take part in any event?
some members like to be involved in events and others prefer to observe and enjoy the
weekend without taking part in activities.
I am coming to the convention on my own and want to stay in Portmeirion, what happens?
are two options. You can pay for a hotel nightly room to be alone, but this is more
expensive as most Portmeirion rooms are twin or double rooms. Also, the society gives
preference to rooms where two members wish to share as this allows more people to attend
conventions. If places are oversubscribed a single person would not normally be given a
room, but the society tries to make or offer suitable arrangements in all cases.
the convention cater for disabled persons?
to an extent. Portmeirion is an independent, private hotel and so Six of One members are
simply attending there as guests. The society does not provide the facilities, the hotel
does. All enquiries need to be addressed to Portmeirion in this event but some cottages
are suitable for wheelchair access. Space is also made available at the front of the
indoor event hall for wheelchair users. All other related queries can be raised with the
organisers and the society will do its best to cater for everybody.
I covered for any loss of property, damage, injury etc?
in respect of the convention itself. Members can take out their own insurance or simply
choose to look after their property and themselves. Portmeirion is very safety conscious
and has recently erected railings and walls to decrease the chance of injury while people
are walking around the grounds. As for property, members are asked to be responsible and
to look after their own items, as they would in any other location. In short, the
convention is for enthusiasts who want to attend the weekend and not act in a way which
would cause any loss or damage or injury to other persons or their property. The weekend
is well organised and the high standards of Portmeirion are observed, but there is no
liability on the societys part.
about eating and drinking?
are included in the cost of hotel and nightly rooms, but self-catering cottage enable
members to provide their own food and drink. There are the usual Portmeirion eating and
drinking facilities and more information can be obtained from the hotel. All food and
drink has to be paid for by members separately. Portmeirion also has shops which sell a
limited range of food and the restaurant also sells sandwiches etc which could be
purchased for later.
there any travel information?
members attend from all over the world and across the UK, it is not possible to provide
travel information for each journey. For members driving to Portmeirion, there is ample
parking and for those coming by train there are local buses and taxis from Porthmadog for
example. There are some details on this convention website at www.portmeiricon.com/location.htm