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  • Keith McClune
    Hi there: Arwen and I intend to go to Known World Dance this year. Obviously, we haven t made detailed plans yet (we ll probably fly). If anyone else is
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 7, 2009
      Hi there:

      Arwen and I intend to go to Known World Dance this year. Obviously, we haven't
      made detailed plans yet (we'll probably fly). If anyone else is interested in
      going, let us know! Maybe we can plan an Outlandish get-together?

      If you have any questions about what KWDS is like, we'd be glad discuss it.
      We've been to four of the previous six (missed New Orleans and Australia).
      There's lots of dancing, lots of classes, and lots of dancers from all over the
      Known World (what else would you expect?).

      Keith / Guillaume S:}>

      -------- Original Message --------
      From: David Learmonth <david.a.learmonth@...>

      For those who haven't heard, we have just received word that the Known World
      Dance (and Music) Symposium VII is now Fully Approved!

      It will be running from about 6 pm Thursday July 2nd, until about 5:30 pm
      Sunday July 5th, 2009, at McMaster University, in Hamilton, Ontario
      (between Toronto and Niagara Falls).

      Pre-registration should be opening shortly (by mid-Feb), at which point
      we'll send out more info. But at a glance, pre-reg for the weekend will
      cost around $50, not including food or accomodations.

      Otherwise, the dorm beds are actually Comfortable this time around, and the
      dorms are by far the closest place to stay to the class buildings. You're
      looking at around $55 per night for a single room, or around $45 per night
      per person for double occupancy. Otherwise, there are hotels a short drive
      / transit ride away (and they aren't too expensive, since we aren't right in
      Toronto), or there are potentially people to crash with around town, though
      we are still coordinating this.

      For travel, you can fly into the Hamilton airport, or to Toronto, or you may
      wish to fly to Buffalo (may be cheaper for people in the US already), but
      I'm not sure about transit from Buffalo (you may need to rent a car for that
      one, but you shouldn't need to for the closer airports). Of course if you
      are driving, then you will want to cross the border into Canada either at
      Buffalo for those from the east, or at Sarnia or Windsor for those from the

      PASSPORTS!!! If you are not from Canada, You will need a Passport for each
      traveller to be able to attend the event. (unfortunately, these rules are
      set to come into effect just before our event date). Oh, and one tip: When
      crossing the border with a car full of SCAdians, try to make sure you know
      everyone's Mundane names, and that the driver knows where you each are
      coming from. It looks a little weird when you don't know this info. :)

      Other than that, we'll be getting more info up on the website (And the
      pre-reg info) over the coming days. Here is the address again:
      However, my host has been having some issues just in the last few days.
      Should be resolved shortly, but here is a backup address in case the first
      one doesn't work:
      (sorry, I'm not trying to advertise businesses or anything. That company
      name is out of date / inactive now regardless)

      I'll be sending out an email to all the teachers I have on my initial list
      shortly. (We have quite a few) However, feel free to let me know if you
      would like to teach, and I will add you to the list.

      I hope this helps everyone's vacation plans. Yay Dancing!
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