[Bards] Details?

Michael Silverhands silverhands at sbcglobal.net
Thu Nov 16 12:36:21 PST 2006

On Nov 16, 2006, at 1:00 PM, Jay Rudin wrote:

> Michael Silverhand wrote:
>> On Nov 16, 2006, at 10:16 AM, Robert Fitzmorgan wrote:
>>>    This needs to have something to appeal to the non Bards /
>>> Brewers / Cooks.  If we want to be relavent to the Kingdom as a
>>> whole then the Bards need to serve the needs of the Kingdom and not
>>> just our own.
>> Piffle. Whose needs does Steppes Warlord serve? To whom is it  
>> relevant?
> Ummm... would this be the event that includes <snip 12-ring circus>

Fair cop. Very bad example. :-P

(But hopefully my point got across in spite of it.)

> If you want a 600+ event, you need to try to cater to every group.   
> But
> we're not trying to reproduce Steppes Warlord; we're trying to  
> produce a
> new, fun event.  So I agree with the point you're making, just not the
> example you used.  (For the record, Serena and I were the event  
> stewards
> this year.)

*laugh* I should have known better than to use Warlord as an example,  

>> Actually, I think that such an event, as discussed/proposed thus far,
>> *does* have appeal to the non bards/brewers/cooks. Anyone with a
>> grain of intellect should be able to figure out that they'd have a
>> wonderful time just *being* at such an event. Especially if the
>> organizers tell them so in the event advertising. Repeatedly. :-)
> Most especially, the people who would enjoy it can tell that they  
> would, and
> the ones who wouldn't enjoy it can tell that they should stay away.
> Traditionally, bardic-focussed events attract bards and people who  
> like to
> listen to them, and don't attract large numbers of people with no  
> great
> interest in the bards.  This is actually an asset.  Everybody there  
> wants to
> listen to us.
> Robin of Gilwell / Jay Rudin

Yep. Very good point! The last thing we would want at such an event  
is someone who despises bards. Unless, of course, they were  
volunteering to be a human pinata for the entertainment of the  
bards. ;-)


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