[Northkeep] the next event

Miriam Cook zahavabathannah at yahoo.com
Mon May 5 14:51:25 PDT 2003

Thank you Puck for putting words to my feelings so

Trish to you and any others out there that might feel
the same way, as one of the Co-Autocrats of the event,
I am genuinely sorry that you did not have a good
time.  To show that I am serious about this, please
email me privatly zahavabathannah at yahoo.com and let me
know specifically what has upset you. After just about
every event that we do here in Northkeep we do a post
event what-when-wrong/what-when-right meeting with
those people who were involved with putting it on. If
you can let me know where we failed, I will bring it
up and we will try to fix it for events in the future.
I realize that it may be to late to appease you
personally, but maybe we can make it better for those
who come in the future.

Lady Zahava batHannah
Crown Co-Steward

--- Puck Curtis <puck_curtis at hotmail.com> wrote:
> Hiya Trish,
> I'm assuming that since you posted this publicly,
> you won't mind a public
> response.  The SCA is many things and the first and
> foremost of these is
> that it's a volunteer organization.  With that
> understanding, we can't
> regulate friendliness or a welcoming spirit beyond
> much more than a
> suggestion.
> People go to an event, they hang out with friends,
> and anything else they do
> is voluntary.  We couldn't demand that they welcome
> people anymore than we
> demand that they do the dishes after feast.  The
> actual truth is that the
> dishes get done and the people are usually welcomed.
>  Sometimes things like
> that slip through the cracks.
> The Crown tourney event and Coronation are not
> always the best social
> mixers.  Most people at these events are pretty
> focused on the future of the
> kingdom.  I wouldn't feel too bad if people were all
> focused on the tourney
> and the courts.  My wife's first event was
> Coronation and she almost starved
> to death until some of my friends came and rescued
> her.  If you ask any of
> my friends, they'll gladly relate that story to you
> and what a clod I was at
> the time.
> :)
> I'll fully support your wish to never attend another
> SCA event, but I
> suspect that in loudly announcing it, you might
> secretly wish to attend
> another.   If that is indeed the case, you might
> come to some of your groups
> local meetings and just make a few friends there.
> It's always easier to go
> to an event with a buddy.
> If you treat the SCA as a spectator sport, you'll
> hate it.
> Don Pachomius OneShoe
> knowne in Andalusia as Don Pacco Unzappato El
> Vagabundo
> >From: "Horn, Trisha D." <tdhorn at saintfrancis.com>
> >Reply-To: northkeep at ansteorra.org
> >To: "'e-list'" <northkeep at ansteorra.org>
> >Subject: [Northkeep] the next event
> >Date: Mon, 5 May 2003 15:23:50 -0500
> >
> >This is probably not going to be very popular, but
> ya'll need to reevaluate
> >your "making others feel welcome" policy before you
> break your arms patting
> >yourselves on the back.  I, for one, will not be
> attending any more events
> >and it's NOT because I don't take the SCA
> seriously.  I just got a reality
> >check in the form of paying a lot of money to feel
> like the only person who
> >didn't get the inside joke.  I'm all "funned out",
> so color me gone.
> >
> >Trish
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