[Ansteorra] Bards, Brewers, and Cooks (now with shopping!)

Cisco Cividanes engtrktwo at gmail.com
Wed Jan 9 11:49:42 PST 2008

YES! I have seen fighter's hijack non-fighting activities. (though not 
an event)

I have plenty of friends who openly dismiss non-fighting event as "no 
fun" without even attending them. and some of those same friends are 
EXACTLY the type to post to the list the weekend before the event and 
say "hay, Im going to bring my armor and do some pickup fights by the 
parking lot if anyone wants to come."

No, we are not trying to solve a non-existent problem. The fighting 
culture in the SCA is such that fighting is assumed to be welcomed at 
every event (and it is 99.9% of the time, with open arms). and most 
fighters don't realize  how much of a destructive drain even a pickup 
fight off to the side would be at the type of event we are trying to have.

Yes, their are plenty of fighters who would come and not fight, but 
their are plenty of people who would also come with armor, and would 
armor up at the drop of a hat.

Also, I know some personalities who would not hesitate to use their rank 
or prestige to try and get us to allow fighting, and ultimately, 
depending on who the autocrat is, that is not a hard thing to do, 
especially last minute.

This event goes against the prevailing culture of the kingdom. This is 
not a bad thing, but that culture will push back, which is why we are 
doing this the way we are.


Jay Rudin wrote:
> I'm a Don and Centurion.  I'll come to the event, and I don't want fighting 
> there
> Gunthar's a knight and a Count.  He'll come to the event, and he doesn't 
> want fighting there.
> Has anybody yet documented any fighters who actually want fighting at this 
> event?  Or are we trying to solve a problem that doesn't exist, to help 
> people who don't want the help?
> Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
> P.S. I'm tempted to suggest that if we add a Pas, and fencing brawls, and 
> archery, and enough other fighting activities to this event, then maybe 
> some other branch could put on a non-fighting event that same weekend to 
> focus on non-fighting interests like bardcraft, brewing and cooking. 
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