[Bonwicke] Calling all fighers

rstarkey rstarkey at camalott.com
Thu Sep 27 08:16:08 PDT 2001

My good Honorable Lady,
 Sweetwater and Abilene have more than one park.   When we hold Gothic or
any other event at Lake Sweetwater, and pay a fee for its use, it is to
reserve the whole park for the entire weekend for the SCA.  Like you there
in Bonwicke, we hold our fighter practices at a city park and are not
charged a usage fee.   While I absolutely support all events held by any of
the groups in the Western Region, and understand that the intent of the Fray
to meet with the fighters here in the Region on the day of your Newcomers
may pull the heavy fighters to Abilene rather than to Bonwicke, I find your
comment that "I would imagine that Sweetwater would want to charge for the
use of the site whereas the park here is free." implies that Mendersham is
an unsuitable place to meet at anytime because we would have to charge
money.  Asking the Fray to come to Bonwicke instead, or even to pick another
weekend is fine.  Impying that coming to Bonwicke is better because
Mendersham would charge them money is insulting.

Lady AmaRyah hap Illys de Visclo
Knight Marshal, Mendersham

-----Original Message-----
From: HL Kainin Tepesa <kainin at copycraft.com>
To: bonwicke at ansteorra.org <bonwicke at ansteorra.org>
Date: Thursday, September 27, 2001 9:14 AM
Subject: Re: [Bonwicke] Calling all fighers

>Greetings friends in the West,
>Her Ladyship Niccola is correct, we in Bonwicke are having an all day
>event on October the 13th. The primary focus is for newcomers to
>experience something other than a fighter practice and see us
>practice various aspects of the game. However, we will have plenty to
>do for everyone no matter how long you have played. There will be
>classes throughout the day along with a chivalric tournament (prize
>to the winner) and rapier demonstration (full tournament if we have
>enough). I am sure that we could get a chess game going or some
>dancing if there is interest. Then that evening there will be a feast
>with some of the food being provided from the Medieval cooking
>contest that we are holding that is open to anyone (again prize to
>the winner), the rest will be provided from local stores. After the
>feast we will have a full court with awards given to those who were
>not in attendance of Gothic and therefore not able to receive their
>award. These were not read into law then, so this court is important.
>This is an important event to us and we are hoping that as many of
>you can come as possible. I would like to make the following
>suggestion to the Fray; come to Bonwicke have a great time on
>Saturday visiting with your friends here, talking tactics and war
>stories, competing in the tournament, breaking bread with us,
>honoring those who get awarded in court and possibly reveling
>afterward. Then on Sunday we can all meet at the park and practice
>war until the sun goes down. I would imagine that Sweetwater would
>want to charge for the use of the site whereas the park here is free.
>I am sure that we can find places to crash for anyone that is staying
>over. I hope that this is a workable solution, we really would like
>for this event to be a success and to share the fun of the day with
>all our friends in the West and the Fray.
>In service,
>Western mailing list
>Bonwicke at ansteorra.org

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