Re: New poll for E_Rapier
As the people I usually travelled with
for that event were "dancers only",
the odds of my getting to a "fencing
only" event are very small. :-(
As the event issues itself. My limited
understanding was that they hoped to
expand on the numbers that attended the
originally "dance only" event (formerly
known as "Step Spritely") and added the
fencing as an additional draw for numbers
of attendees. Unfortunately, by changing
the name and adding a Court, etc., meant
the majority of the American (dance)
attendees stayed home as they thought the
dance event had been cancelled (we found
this out the Pennsic after the name change).
They also discovered dance events to the
south on that same weekend (when they
thought our event was cancelled) so they
started attending those - and therefore
avoided our February weather and the border
crossing issues for the following years.
This resulted, I suspect, in the number of
attendees remaining close to what it had
been as a "dance only" event, and I suspect
the site costs again exceeded the attendee
I was of the understanding that they
wanted to run a "heavy fighting only"
event next February as there have been
newbies interested in same, so I am
pleasantly surprised at the idea of a
fencing-only event. Unfortunately, as
I've been slack about making it to fight
practice, I'm really not up to par for
fencing right now (though a winter of
shoveling snow may solve that!).
Good luck if you can make it work!
--- In E_Rapier@yahoogroups.com,
"Eve Harris & David Stamper"
<<I would like to second the good Baroness.
A large number of you have attended Silk
Slippers & Crossed Swords (which is not
being held this year) in the past and know
how much fun an all day fencing-till-you-
drop kind of event can be. That is what is
envisioned for the February event with the
same formats as the fencing at SS&CS,
including the continuous bearpit. It
will have the added advantage of probably
not having the 5 pm cut off required by
the site in Der Welfengau. Please respond
so BT can get this event off the ground.
(who really wants this thing to happen as
he is not RMIC and gets to play all day as
Hoskuld is insisting I have to play in all
the tourneys) >>
On Behalf Of Kathleen Gormanshaw
Sent: December 17, 2008 10:21 PM
Subject: Re: [E_Rapier] New poll for E_Rapier
<<So the poll currently shows 5 Absolutely!s,
5 Probablys, and 1 Maybe.
There are 65 members of the group. It would
be very nice to have some more responses.
Bryniau has an absolute need to start running
events that make money, to stop the slow bleed
in our coffers, and if only 11 out of 65 people
care enough to answer the question, it doesn't
bode well for the event. We were expecting a
small event, but not THIS small.
Please vote if you haven't yet!
Even if the vote is "Sorry, no"