[Northkeep] Re: Newcomers At The Park (long)

Jennifer Henley chibi_jeni at hotmail.com
Thu Apr 6 08:39:36 PDT 2006

The Internet is occasionally my friend and it can be used for oodles of 
advertising purposes! ;) Several of us have blogs and on these blogs are 
forums for people in Tulsa and Oklahoma. I personally have a Livejournal and 
there are about 500+ people who subscribe to a Tulsa-based community for 
public information and announcements. I plan on starting to announce fighter 
practices and the dates/times/locations of the newcomers revels that are 
being thought up.


~ G.G. Von Aue

>From: Chris Birdwell <angusmgunn at yahoo.com>
>Reply-To: The Barony of Northkeep <northkeep at ansteorra.org>
>To: "j.t.herring" <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net>,        The Barony of 
>Northkeep <northkeep at ansteorra.org>
>Subject: Re: [Northkeep] Re: Newcomers At The Park (long)
>Date: Thu, 6 Apr 2006 07:43:34 -0700 (PDT)
>I really didn't get to stay long last night, working and all, however we 
>did have two new fighters in armor and several we haven't seen in a while. 
>Several of our people were hanging about and there also seemed to be at 
>least a couple of interested parties that were being spoken to by those not 
>in armor. Things are getting more active there now, and I know part of that 
>is due to the weather. However, and I hate to say this, I hear alot and see 
>a little. A few more people are coming out but there is little garb and 
>even less A&S or music. The more we get together and are together in a 
>group, Heavy, Light, A&S, Music, what have you, the more attention we will 
>draw. The area in Mclure park where we hold heavy practice has plenty of 
>room for everyone. There are more fighters in armor, more going on and mor 
>people in the park. It is time to try and grow our numbers, introduce new 
>people to the kind of fun we have, and show them a degree of hospitality we 
>have maybe been lacking
>  in. So next wed. come out and see us and especially see them. The 
>newcomers are the future of our organization and without them we fall into 
>disrepair. I will climb off the soap box now, and BTW, I REALLY like the 
>idea of a monthly or so revel, invite new people, weare garb, show 
>pictures, have fun and am willing to host. Off the soap box now.
>   Centurion Angus Gunn
>   Squire to Sir Casius Lepus
>   Captain Borderguard
>   Recruiting cheerleader
>"j.t.herring" <j.t.herring at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
>   Used to be not all that long ago Fighter Practice was a great gathering
>place for us all. Northkeep got together all in one place and enjoyed
>itself, those who fought did their thing, those who did not fight gathered
>around to talk. Fighter practice is a place that really helped Northkeep
>bond as a group. I would like to see that happen more. Having so much go on
>that one night a week helps people with full schedules to be able to put in
>some SCA time and to connect with their SCA friends.
>The Wednesday night practices really can showcase the SCA better to new
>participants and bystanders than a lot of other efforts that we could go 
>Not to belittle any ones ideas or plans, this idea can work together with
>others. As long as there are a few brave souls willing to step up and do
>something about it. Every fighter practice is a demo or a new participants
>class just with out all the extra planning.
>Having a printed flyer to hand out to people is a great idea if my vote
>counted I would say we do those again. Also getting our practices on a 
>community calendar might be a good idea.
>Fighter practice is a great place to meet with new people to the SCA and
>help get them some education, some socialization, and so experience in the
>SCA. We could maybe even throw a mini court at a practice every once in a
>What about getting banners on poles with portable holes to spruce up our
>look, what about trying to get people to show up in SCA clothes rather than
>street clothes? And having people there doing art and sciences, heck even
>some people playing music or singing once in a while wouldn't be all that
>bad. If we all just put a little effort into making it out on a Wednesday
>night think about what fighter practice could become.
> >From what we are seeing here on the mailing list it looks like people 
>be into beefing up our Wednesday night practices to a full-blown SCA
>experience. So lets see what people do with that. Lets see if our different
>varieties of fighters come out to play, lets see if out artisans come out 
>work their crafts, if our drummers come drum, if our talkers come talk. If
>people do come out to practice then lets discuss ways to make this happen
>more often. If no one shows up then we will know it was all talk and we can
>try something else.
>I am not saying that all of the meetings need to happen on Wednesday at
>practice. Other meetings and even revels should be planned. I am simply
>trying to say after all this writing why not make the most of a good
>opportunity and return to the idea that Fighter Practice is hub for 
>and participation in our Barony.
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