[Bards] Talks with mooneschadowe
engtrktwo at earthlink.net
Tue Nov 14 22:00:29 PST 2006
Okay, I did indeed talk with several people tonight about a bards and
brewers event. I left out the cooks because I didn't want to be
presumptuous, but as it stands here, I'm guessing there wont be any
decenting opinions about the issue.
The short list:
1) We need a site, and the top three each have MAJOR drawbacks.
Camp Will rogers is not friendly towards a Colegium event and is an
hour past Mooneschadowe.
The Stillwater community center is an excellent classroom site, but
is Dry (I asked, no waver will be issued, sorry)
The Payn County Fair grounds building is an excellent site, with a
spectacular kitchen, but the room is one huge room with no patricians.
So classes will be difficult, but not impossible.
2) Attendance is a big question mark. All the "I'll be there"s in the
world wont help us if we take a bath on this, and furthermore, a belly
up on this will hurt any second chance as well.
Its not that we don't want to do it, but this is a new idea, and there
is no precedence for how many people to expect.
3) When. With Mooneschadowe being a college centered group, the time of
the year becomes an issue. During the summer months, we loose the
college students, who, franky, are a big chunk of our backbone in terms
of labor and setup/cleanup. And if we hold the event later on in the
year, we start risking conflicting with other events.
4) Who? I'm totally cool with bards brewers and cooks, but if more
people want to get in on this, we could seriously alienate parts of
Mooneschadowe (and or the kingdom) depending on how we respond.
Example: supposed Sir JP wants to hold a fighter practice outside during
the classes. I would (likely) say no because the whole point of this
event (IMHO) is to NOT compete with fighting for attention. Right or
wrong, there would be hurt feelings
Don't over read this, but its an off-the-cuff example. The more people
we invite the better, but when we start crossing disciplines in any
large numbers, we need to think about why were here and what we're doing.
5) Money. Guys, I hate to say this, but the bottom line for a bunch of
people is: will mooneschadow break even, and could it make money? We
need to seriously think about this. We're asking people to jump in on a
new event, and money is a consideration.
Okay, thats enough for one night, Ill talk to you all later on as I get
Right now, the general reply from our Seneschal was "put a bid together
and pitch it to the group". I'm not sure I want to go that far, but we
definitely need to have more than an idea if were going to make this a
Lord Ivo Blackhawk
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