I. Marc Carlson
IMC at vax2.utulsa.edu
Mon Jul 10 19:01:06 PDT 1995
What follows is a result of the "brainstorming" we have been doing
here. If any of these are "do-able" is to me a question we need to
ask ourselves. In some cases, some of these have already been
done, are being done, and will be worked harder toward by
individual groups. Others are clearly unlikely (or are they?
Suggestions so far contributed by:
dssweet at okway.okstate.edu
imc at vax2.utulsa.edu
s.lungren at mail.utexas.edu
litch at eden.com
n.b-reid at mail.utexas.edu
crouchet at infinity.ccsi.com
rhiain at aol.com
lib-imc at centum.utulsa.edu
Are there any others?
a. Re-examine the concept of Sca-Speak. Items/materials are
referred to by less "traditional" although more
b. Mundanity, where it can not be expunged, is made as
unobtrusive as possible (Modern tents, for example,
placed further from the center of events, parking and
modern appearing facilities (Showers, kitchens, more
extensive classrooms, etc) are also out of sight).
c. NO authenticity "police".
d. Encourage authenticity by emphasizing:
(1) "living A&S exhibits" as opposed to the totally
(2) People actually *doing* their Arts & crafts and
teaching those who are intererested in learning.
e. Live period music and story telling.
f. Better decorated sites, for example more accurately
decorated List areas and feast halls.
g. Period feasts
h. An attempt to use languages other than 20th century
i. Century specific, if not year specific events.
a. Large, but not too large (500-1000 people)
a. Near lots of water.
b. Broken up by hills or other natural barriers, perhaps
dividing differing levels of Authenticity or even
different eras or cultural regions (e.g. a fully Mongol
c. Lots of trees, and no cactus.
d. Several *different* areas for dance, fighting,
e. At least one hall with a wooden floor for dancing all
4. Time & Climate
a. At least three FULL days, with at least a half day before
and after for setting up and tearing down, but which has
actual things taking place.
b. Late March or April Climate (Temperatures ranging from
the 50s to the 80s; no precipitation).
a. Showers, with BIG hot water heaters.
b. Ground fires.
c. Merchants, mostly selling period or near period things,
including "quality" material.
d. More help/guides to show people around.
e. No single event focus predominating (fighting, A&S,
merchanting, whatever). Preferably without making any of
them feel slighted.
f. Peer sponsored challenge tourneys.
g. Shorter, better orchestrated and more interesting Courts.
h. Well behaved children.
i. More "Tournaments as spectacle"
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