[Ansteorra] A&S Request for Medieval Fair
Heather / Droen
wolfyheather at yahoo.com
Tue Mar 22 13:52:33 PDT 2011
Good day to all my fellow Ansteorrans!
This is call for items to display in the A&S tent at the Medieval Fair in
Norman, OK April 1st, 2nd & 3rd. We need examples of all kinds - and
documentation would be a huge plus if you've worked it up for competitions. It
would be ideal to have at least a simple paragraph describing the item to
accompany it at the table, so that volunteers in the tent have something to
refer to when showing Fair patrons around. Please contact me to arrange
getting the item to us and to work out what kind of space (table, rack, display
case) you need for it. I hope to make this the best A&S display yet, but I
cannot do it alone! If you would like to do a performance piece, we also have
the ability to work that in either at the A&S tent, in the Living History tent,
or even on the lyst field between bouts.
We need volunteers to man our A&S and Living History tents!! As a departure
from previous policy, it has been decided that this year there will be a
schedule for volunteers manning the A&S and Living History tents. A person can
only work in each tent for one shift at a time with a mandatory break of two
hours between shifts. If you would like to work one shift in the A&S tent and
the next shift in the Living History tent (or vice-versa) that would be ok.
The shifts are going to be two hours long beginning at 9am (in order to help
with set up in the morning) and running through 7pm. We hope that having two
hour shifts will allow us to spread the work out a little and allow a few of
our usual workhorses to take a much needed break during the fair. Since the
tents will be set up differently this year, there will not be space for people
who are not scheduled to work to sit in either tent. There WILL be a tent on
the compound where people can go to sit and relax or socialize.
I would like to have four people to man the A&S tent and assist Fair patrons.
A general knowledge of A&S is helpful, but a friendly personality is required!
I would prefer to have more, but there should be two people working on some
form of A&S in the Living History tents at all times - what you work on can be
as simple or involved as you choose. Another change this year will be the
addition of one or two docents who will be in the Living History tent to act
as a kind of go-between for the public and the artisans. Their job is to talk
with patrons and explain a little bit about what the artisans are doing so that
artisans who are not comfortable chatting with the public can feel more
comfortable about doing their work at the Fair. I fully understand that not
everyone is outgoing and eager to talk to strangers, and I want everyone to
feel that they can participate at the Fair if they are so inclined.
Shifts available are:
Please contact me if you would like to work any of the above shifts.
Remember, this isn't Namron's Medieval Fair demo - it's the entire SCA's.
People from around the world come to this Fair and we share the dream with many
who we will never see again, but who enrich other baronies and kingdoms in the
months and years to come.
Lady Droen O'Rourke
Namron Minister of Arts & Science
Medieval Fair Arts & Science Director
P.S. Please forward this to any groups or people you feel would be interested.
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