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917Re: [E_Rapier] Fw: [RN] Next year's KWAR

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  • David Whitford
    Nov 19, 2008
      Early for 2010 would be an excellent idea
      yes thats a hint from the guy who reviews the bids
      and hates stress

      --- On Wed, 11/19/08, Ross Weaver <ross.weaver@...> wrote:

      From: Ross Weaver <ross.weaver@...>
      Subject: Re: [E_Rapier] Fw: [RN] Next year's KWAR
      To: E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Wednesday, November 19, 2008, 8:53 PM

      As a member of the planning crew for the last Known World Event idea for
      Ealdormere I know it would be very hard to get all the hoops jumped through
      for Dec 15.

      We would have to secure a site and cost.
      Set a budget and fees. Including attendance estimates and references to
      previous Known World Events of this type.
      Fill out the staff, including a dedicated Exchequer.
      Find a supporting group to foot the bill.
      Get approval from the Kingdom's Privy Council, meaning they would have to
      have the above done for their review, at an event at which the privy council
      is meeting.

      So all that has to be done in 3.5 weeks, so we can submit it to society for

      Not to say it can't be done, but I doubt it. Now it wouldn't hurt to do all
      this for 2010 now, and get the 2010 bid in early...


      On Wed, Nov 19, 2008 at 6:52 PM, leslie falzone <leslie.falzone@ cogeco.ca>wrote:

      > Amercian's have to have a passport to get into their own country, and
      > you absolutely have to have one to fly in and out of the US. Summer is
      > harder, lots of other events, Univeristies summers start in May. That may
      > open up some possibilities. If we are looking at an international airport in
      > Ontario, we have Ottawa area, Toronto area or Niagara Area (buffalo
      > airport). We really need to plan for breaking even at about 80. the ecomonic
      > climate is scary right now and we do not know how it will be in 2010, so we
      > need to plan for the worst.
      > aibhilin
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Henrietta Verwey
      > To: E_Rapier@yahoogroup s.com <E_Rapier%40yahoogr oups.com>
      > Sent: Wednesday, November 19, 2008 12:07 PM
      > Subject: Re: [E_Rapier] Fw: [RN] Next year's KWAR
      > So about the passport thing, as of this summer is it for both canada and
      > the
      > US that need to get passports or only us? I think that you might see more
      > people who would not normally go, like myself and my boyfriend.I can think
      > of at least 3 others who i know would be a definate. how much would the
      > cost of train travel be in comparrison from the airport? ok my silly
      > question of the day, is there an airport in kingston?? i know its really
      > close to the US border by car.
      > would the RMC be interested in renting out their dorms (if they have
      > any)?and use of the mess hall?? can't be as bad as ration food (minus the
      > chocolate bars.).. I know there are lots of well known motels/ hotels
      > too,that are close enough to the site, there could possibly be shuttles to
      > and from too???
      > having helped out at a CANIRON for the blacksmithing organization in
      > hamilton years ago( i helped out in the gallery room) i can honestly say
      > they did not get as many as an ABANA conference but they did pretty darn
      > good from the canadian blacksmiths that normally don't go to far off
      > countries. :) also the canadian conference does give a chance for local
      > people to have an opportunity that they normally wouldn't have to
      > attend. its also not too far from ottawa or toronto, its a nice in between
      > site. just being the other side of the coin here. lets not drop the idea
      > just because its never been done there before is all I'm saying.
      > and this is all hypothetical right now but its good to get these questions
      > out now and see if it is viable. i also think that kingston is a beaitful
      > back drop too, especially with the water and boats. and for the spouses
      > that
      > are going that might not be interested in swords theres lots there from
      > museums (ex: fort henry) to shopping to pub paruusing?? whats the name of
      > that one with the dragon??
      > Lady Thora V
      > On 11/19/08, Kathleen Gormanshaw <kgormanshaw@ rogers.com<kgormanshaw% 40rogers. com>>
      > wrote:
      > >
      > > To be a good Known World event you need to attract people to come
      > > from all over the Known World. How will they get to Kingston? Where
      > > will they stay?
      > >
      > > The last few KWARs have been based in hotels near an international
      > > airport. They've used the hotel ball rooms and convention spaces for
      > > lists and classrooms, hotel restaurants for people to eat at. In a
      > > good economy, a number of people will fly in to KWAR, take the hotel
      > > shuttle to the hotel, stay and play in the hotel for the weekend,
      > > then take the hotel shuttle back to the airport. Other people will
      > > drive in. But it's the overall lure of teachers and fencers you
      > > don't see regularly, because they're willing to travel for his event,
      > > that makes it fun and draws more people in.
      > >
      > > We also have to consider that many people who might usually attend a
      > > KWAR have no need to have a passport, and they will see flying to a
      > > foreign country as an extra hassle. They'll have to pay $50-$100
      > > bucks to get a passport, and extra money for the plane fare. Will
      > > they come? In the current economic climate?? I would not bet on us
      > > getting 200 people, can you break even at 100 people?
      > >
      > > At 10:40 AM 11/19/2008, argh@cogeco. ca <argh%40cogeco. ca> <argh%
      > 40cogeco.ca> wrote:
      > > >important to making something like this happen. Now that beng said,
      > > >what I'm looking at is more of a small stop gap
      > > >event, but tightly run.
      > > > The thing is I've got this big old military college here in
      > > kingston that to my knowledge sits mostly idle in the
      > > >summers.
      > >
      > > We haven't had an Ealdormere Rapier Academy in a long time. And
      > > Kingston is in a decent place to attract attendees from Aethelmearc
      > > and parts of the East (advertise it as just 2 hours from the Eastern
      > > border in their newsletter!) . Try running a more local rapier
      > > academy, modeled after a KWAR but with less risk. We can still see
      > > about getting in teachers from out of area, many of them will come
      > > and teach if the event will pay their transportation and accommodation.
      > >
      > > And remember to check those kingdom calendars for conflicting
      > > events. You need a weekend that has no events in Ealdormere or
      > > Aethelmearc, and no major events in the East or Midrealm.
      > >
      > > Eyrny
      > >
      > >
      > >
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