[Ansteorra] The Texas Rennaisance Festival Demo

J. B. b3zsgirl at yahoo.com
Wed Dec 4 11:35:40 PST 2002

Perhaps we could look into doing arts demos at the Buyou Arts Festival, or a
demo at The Houston International Festival.

I think we have recruted valuable people from TRF, however, they our right
our aim is different and so
of our "recruits" misunderstand what we do.

HL Biatrichi di Palermo
Seer to the nobility since 1492

Non essiri duci sinno tu mancianu, non essiri amaru sinno ti futanu

----- Original Message -----
From: "Gerald Norris" <jerryn at houston.rr.com>
To: "Ansteorra" <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>; "Hou-announce"
<hou-announce at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Wednesday, December 04, 2002 11:10 AM
Subject: [Ansteorra] The Texas Rennaisance Festival Demo

> Greetings unto the populace of Ansteorra.
> I am HL Gerald of Leesville, last year's liaison to the Texas Renaissance
> Festival demo.  Yesterday I received a letter in the mail from Jeff
> Entertainment Director for TRF, that read as follows:
> "Dear Gerald:
> This letter is to inform you that, after a great deal of thought, I will
> be renewing your contract with the Texas Renaissance Festival.  This has
> been a very difficult decision, but we feel that it is necessary due to
> continued violations of the festival dress code, demeanor code and our
> ongoing concerns about SCA participant adherence to our rules and
> regulations as outlined in our Texas Renaissance Festival participant
> handbook.
> We appreciate the fact that the SCA was an integral part of the festival
> during our early years.  However, over time, our organizations have grown
> different directions.  We have become increasingly business oriented,
> the SCA, in our opinion, has become less cohesive.  It is time for our
> organizations to part.
> Thank you for your 28 year participation.
> Best wishes,
> [sig]
> Jeffery L. Baldwin
> Entertainment Director"
> This morning I called Mr. Baldwin to talk to him about the letter, and the
> gist of the conversation is that, over the years, TRF has become more and
> more a theme park, with actors who are paid to make their decisions based
> audience reaction, while the SCA is a group of role-players who make
> decisions based on personal reactions.  This is what he means by becoming
> "less cohesive".
> In talking with Jeff he wanted to make it clear that there was no bad
> between TRF and the SCA.  He said that this year's TRF liaison (Beowan)
> in a good effort to insure that any requests he had made were carried out.
> The decision was a result of several years in hoping that the SCA could
> closer to what the rest of the TRF personell were trying to achieve, and
> finding that it just wasn't happening.
> While there's a part of me that is sad to see the end of this particular
> yearly demo, I think we did a good showing for ourselves.  I would like to
> thank all of you who participated in this year's demonstration, in
> capacity.  Our fighters did a good job with the change in format and with
> the change of schedule.  Our artisans, as usual, did a wonderful job of
> displaying the depth and breadth of all crafts that are practiced/pursued
> within the SCA.  Ld Beoan did a splendid job of keeping things going and
> trying to enlist sponsors, and his coordinators worked hard to make sure
> that all the pieces that were part of the demo (waterbearing, parade,
> were taken care of.  To all of you, Vivat!
> I would end this message with a request; there was no fault, so please
> try to find any.  There was no malice in the decision, so try to find no
> blame. If you feel so inclined as to respond to this message, please do so
> by bringing back memories of past TRF demos that stand out.  This, I
> is a fitting end.
> I thank you for your patience.
> In service to the dream with a song in my heart, I am
> HL Gerald of Leesville
> Title bard of Loch Soillier
> A bard of Stargate
> Kingdom Ansteorra
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