[Northkeep] Tokyo in Tulsa

Jerry Herring jherring68 at gmail.com
Thu Jul 2 11:06:58 PDT 2015

Or it could be the same weekend as Kingdom Red Tape which would mean that I
need to go to a meeting in Texas.


On Thu, Jul 2, 2015 at 8:44 AM, Jerry Herring <jherring68 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I do not want to step on any toes but last time we did this I paid
> attention. And I do understand some of what I say to people is viewed as a
> little over the top and overtly enthusiastic but last year at Wizard World
> the whole line about reading them the words in the three fold flyer that
> talks about the pavilions around the glade and men fighting for honor by
> the strength of their own hand, then telling them the SCA is a lot like
> getting to living out your favorite medieval romantic novel really seemed
> to resonate with a lot of people. Tokyo in Tulsa before that a lot of it
> was about combat interests and both places really had a good draw when we
> had men in some shiny armor out front of the booth where people could take
> pictures with them holding real weapons.
> Having a good mix of people at the booth is important both men and women,
> fighters and artisans, bards and archers, etc. I know the booth seemed to
> only have room for a maximum of 4 people at one time. And that was with two
> of them standing out front for photo ops. These conventions are full of
> young people and who ever works the booths needs to be able to relate to
> them and be able to promote the SCA to people who are cosplaying and have
> an interest in Anime. I recommend looking up some medieval Anime titles and
> using those in your spiel about the SCA. Suggesting that what we do is a
> lot like being able to Cosplay Ragnarock is not necessarily misleading, but
> it might just be the hook you need to strike up a meaningful conversation
> with some one.
> I would love to help at the booth but with the baby I am not sure what my
> level of actual participation can be, we sort of have to live by her
> schedule.
> Kindly
> Ian

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