[Bards] IDEA

Irena Picard-Fridenberg rubberduckiemom at gmail.com
Fri Dec 1 08:45:58 PST 2006

I agree with Robin.  Most will not travel 4 hours for a "local" event.
 this type of event should be in the middlish.  I would not want this
to be a "north" eventish thing.  I have been in Elfsea and there are
more bards and more styles!  I was amazed and thrilled.  I would like
to see more than just reginal and local bards.  Ivo, I love to hear
some of your stories, but I have been able to broden my tastes a tad
bit more!

Speaking of taste....  food...  gotta grab a snack now....  thanks Ivo!

Ldy Katrine la Escloperia
The Baron's Wife

On 11/30/06, Jay Rudin <rudin at ev1.net> wrote:
> It sounds like a really fun event.  It's an exciting idea.
> Having said that, let's try to analyze it unemotionally for a moment.  How
> many people would it draw?  The majority of Ansteorrans would probably not
> want to come.  (This may be a feature, not a bug, but we still need to
> consider it.)  Will people -- even bards -- travel four hours for it?  I
> suspect that most would not.  So this is primarily a local or small regional
> event drawing a low percentage even of the locals.  That's an awfully small
> group for a branch to use up an event for, so it would probably wind up
> off-calendar.  That makes it a little harder to advertise.
> This kind of event can work, and be a great success for the small number of
> attendees, as long as you realize that it will be an small, intimate event,
> and don't spend a lot of money on it.
> I'm not trying to throw cold water on the idea.  As I said, I really like
> it.  If it were held in the central region, I would love to attend.  But
> plan for a small event.
> Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Cisco Cividanes" <engtrktwo at earthlink.net>
> To: "Ansteorran Bardic list" <bards at lists.ansteorra.org>
> Sent: Tuesday, November 28, 2006 10:03 PM
> Subject: [Bards] IDEA
> > Okay guys, I had a brainstorm the other day, and some friends (and
> > family) helped me flesh this out.
> > This is just an idea, I don't even have a place or time for this, just
> > this thought....
> > What do you think to a 'roundtable feast-bardic circle revil"?
> >
> > the idea is that people start gathering around noon or one pm, the cooks
> > start working on food, the brewers start prepping their drinks and maybe
> > talking shop, and the Bards start polishing up their performances and
> > setting up for the afternoon and evening.
> >
> > Then, when its time for the feast, everyone sits at tables set up in an
> > open ended circle around a fire pit (if it is outside)  A few people act
> > as servers and cooks, and the rest will sit around the table and enjoy
> > themselves while the bards take turns performing  from inside the
> > circle. The servers will serve from inside the circle, so everyone can
> > see each other and the servers have room to serve and get out of the way
> > quickly.
> > You could also think of it as  fully catered bardic circle.
> >
> > Anyway, my idea was that the format could work for as many as thirty
> > people, kind of a halfway thing between a general bardic practice or
> > revel and a full blown event.
> >
> > well, any thoughts?
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