I have ideas on places but all are here in Pittsburgh.
--- On Tue, 11/10/09, Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand@...> wrote:
From: Solveig Throndardottir <nostrand@...>
Subject: [SCA-JML] Event Looking for a Site
To: discussion@..., firstname.lastname@example.org, "delftwood list" <the_list@...>
Date: Tuesday, November 10, 2009, 12:45 AM
Greetings from Solveig! Yes, this continues to be an odd way to plan
an event. But, here is what we are looking for. The site should be
within one or two hours of Syracuse, New York. Ideally, it should
have a commercial kitchen with LOTS repeat LOTS of counter space. It
should also ideally have wrestling mats available. It would also be
nice to have a couple of rooms suitable for classrooms. The site need
not be large. This will not be a large event. However, it would be
absolutely wonderful if there were a cherry tree or other fruit
bearing tree garden nearby. Actually, any sort of botanical garden
with windy paths would be wonderful. As with all events, we need to
find an economical site. The general time frame is late-May early-
June. That should clear conflict with the Japanese events in BMDL and
the East Kingdom. Anyway, if you know about possible sites, please,
please, please tell me about them. Thank you very very much in advance.
One of the event boosters is suggesting that the event might start
later than usual with the site possibly opening as late as noon or
even 1:00 PM. What do people think? Dinner is the main attraction or
at least the central focus of the event. Incidentally, banquets
really were a big deal in Japanese political life.
What sort of activities might happen during the daytime? I am still
hoping for a sumo tournament. Also, a poetry party might be really
great. One of the boosters is rooting for calligraphy. Calligraphy is
appropriate pretty much all year. If we perform a chaji with tea
following the banquet, do you suppose people would be up for a
quickie 30 minute introduction to how to be a guest sometime before
dinner? While I think that some sort of schola would be a great way
to occupy the afternoon while dinner is being prepared, I am eager
for any and all suggestions at this point.
Thank you all very very much!
Your Humble Servant
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