[Ansteorra] New Performance event
fitzmorgan at gmail.com
Mon Jan 14 10:26:58 PST 2008
My choice would be, No to fighting and YES to camping. People are
day-tripping a lot more today than we did when I started in the SCA and I
believe that has contributed to there being lass bardic at our events.
I also would prefer that we not have a court at the event. It would
just use time that could better be spent on bardic.
On Jan 14, 2008 11:27 AM, Judie Willey <littledragon0861 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I would love to step in and say I would Steward the event...however I do
> have some reservations which would need be answered first.
> 1) from all the previous posts I read, this is supposed to be bards,
> musicians, food and artisans...but now all of a sudden, someone comes up
> with torchlight fighting in the evening.
> I would prefer the original idea of no fighting...and focus on the
> type gathering.
> 2) what kind of time frame are we looking at to put this together and get
> 3) would we want overnight camping?
> 4) what type of budget are we looking at?
> If someone can provide me with reasonable answers and a reasonable time
> frame ( ie at least 6 months) then I would be happy to Steward the event
> On Jan 14, 2008 11:18 AM, Jay Rudin <rudin at ev1.net> wrote:
> > Ihon wrote:
> > > It as been a long time dream of Master Ulf and a somewhat newer dream
> > > mine to have an event centering on performance.
> > Pleaase -- to have a *new* event centering on performance. I've been to
> > bardic colloquia, Autumn Fires, Kingdom Eisteddfod on its own, etc. I
> > think t's important to remember that this isn't something that's never
> > been
> > done before; it's something that hasn't been done in a long time.
> > What's the difference? Well, the main thing is that WE KNOW WE CAN DO
> > > The usual argument against
> > > such an event is that its draw might be limited without something to
> > > engage
> > > the populace militant who, it is assumed, would be elsewhere given the
> > > opportunity -- an argument that carries some weight, I believe, given
> > the
> > > regional fighter practice set against Stargate's Yule, and the absence
> > of
> > > some who I anticipated being present.
> > Draw *is* limited. That's a feature, not a bug. We should get a
> > camp and plan for a smaller crowd. The specific goal for the event is
> > have a day when we're all doing the same sort of thing, rather than
> > into various activity groups.
> > > However, I believe it can be achieved and that Eisteddfod could be
> > > center piece, with other of HL Alden's fine suggestions included as
> > well.
> > I love the idea for the event, but I suspect that Eisteddfod *cannot* be
> > its centerpiece. Eisteddfod takes several hours and is where virtually
> > all
> > bards are during that time. In fact, if we get more bards there,
> > Eisteddfod takes even longer. Eisteddfod could easily supplant the Fair
> > for several hours; it cannot serve as a mere centerpiece in the middle
> > an active fair -- not if we've achieved our goal of bringing people
> > together who are focused on bardcraft.
> > If I go to the fair, I'd like the opportunity to, well, go look at the
> > fair. I actively don't want to sit in one place for hours.
> > Also, Eisteddfod is generally set at the end of the year, during lousy
> > weather.
> > > Basically, the vision (as I see it) is a fete with merchants and food
> > > and/or
> > > drink taverns -- ala a Gather for you Pern fans.
> > Could we please call it a fair instead of deliberately focusing on a
> > science fiction setting? Everybody here knows what a fair is.
> > > What say you, bards? Can we make it happen?
> > Of course. We can make *any* idea happen. The question is this: *will*
> > we
> > make it happen?
> > Step one is for somebody to decide to be the event steward. I have some
> > ideas for other steps, but there are no other steps until we get to step
> > one.
> > We will make this event happen if somebody says, "I will be the event
> > steward." We will talk about it forever to no effect if nobody says, "I
> > will be the event steward."
> > Unfortunately, I can't right now, or I'd jump in. Anybody else?
> > Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
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