[Glaslyn] [Steppes] Radical Idea

Catalina Elvira Osorio y Lopez de Xerez ladycatalina at hotmail.com
Thu Feb 22 13:54:24 PST 2007

I would be willing to spend some of my weekend time on this. If I can tile a 
bathroom I can help on construction of a building. The real kicker would be 
money for building material.....I'm not sure how SCA financial bylaws look 
at something like this.

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>From: "Faelan Caimbeul" <faelancaimbeul at gmail.com>
>To: "Glaslyn Mailing List" <glaslyn at lists.ansteorra.org>,"Lindenwood 
>Mailing List" <lindenwood at lists.ansteorra.org>,"Steppes List" 
><steppes at lists.ansteorra.org>
>Subject: [Steppes] Radical Idea
>Date: Thu, 22 Feb 2007 14:40:09 -0600
>I had an idea yesterday, and I'm trying to see if people would be 
>in helping with this.
>It's been said that the only way we're going to get a Warlord site with
>everything we want is to build it ourselves. How many people would be
>willing to put their muscle where their mouth is?
>I was looking at potential sites for recruiting demos yesterday and so I of
>course checked all the local Renfaires. Four Winds Renfair runs from March
>to April and is never open on Memorial Day weekend. The site has shade,
>flushies, hot showers, electricity in the camping area, running water, a
>period town and equestrian arena complete with jousting area. Oh, and it's
>all on private property, so we can keep the public out. Anyone wondering
>around would be trespassing, and subject to arrest.
>As an added bonus, the site is 338 acres, with woods, stream and fields
>(that's nearly twice the size of Pennsic from what I'm told) and again,
>since it's on private land, and a Renfair, the option of building permanent
>structures to meet our needs is there. It's just south of Ennis, so not too
>terribly far, and near hotels.
>If this site doesn't work out, there's also Middlefair which currently has
>land, and one building. Period.
>My idea is this. How many people would be willing, at several points during
>the faire's off season, make an "event" out of it and form a working party
>to build what we need, repair what's there and make whatever changes we and
>the owners need done for each of our activities? The bargain I wish to
>strike is similar to Pennsic and Gulf War's arrangements of trading labor,
>time and some money for a permanent site with all we could hope for.
>Ideally, I'd like to include free (meaning no $$$) use of the site for our
>one event each year (and possibly Three Kings as well to make it more worth
>our time and money).
>Along with working parties we would also have a booth there during their 
>and have fighting and bardcraft "performance", of which the owners aren't
>paying for and will add to their draw of customers and hence our potential
>pool of new recruits as well. I know we have several swordsmen that can, 
>do, ham it up for the crowds on occasion and would make a great showing.
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