- Thanks for the grounding. It is very easy to get carried away. We talked of these things with the realization that we needed to check out the ins and outs ofMessage 1 of 2 , Mar 25 7:21 AMView SourceThanks for the grounding. It is very easy to get carried away. We talked of these things with the realization that we needed to check out the ins and outs of the SCA rules and regs. Beltane would definitely be something to shoot for; as would be Road to the Isle (when would that be?) Both definitely things to discuss seriously (have also talked of those in passing).Woman without a name (yet)-------Original Message-------From: Don GermanDate: 3/22/2009 8:06:35 PMSubject: [ketelblastr] Whoa... k'mon duckies line-up now!
OK... First I'd like to say that I LOVE our groups enthusiasm!! !
But, everyone needs to get a handle on what goes into hosting events. The thought of having an event around "the New Year" is excellent but... we need to examine the SCA guidelines for having events, like... the SCA has certain criteria about distance. If there is another event happening within 180 miles, the first event registered will happen, the other will not. This is to make sure that there can be decent attendance at all events - no conflicts. Moreover the "event site" has to be adequate and available, the owner of the Powdermill needs to be informed (hall booked and paid for) and the equipment we intend to use needs to be adequate for our needs, again - no conflicts. There needs to be an "autocrat" assigned to oversee the whole production. There are many other criteria that need to be addressed.
The ideas are wonderful but before we get carried away with planning an event, we really need to attend some, and really "be involved" in their production. Darkstone's "Beltaine" (Sat. May 16th) is a perfect place to start. It is soon, it is not huge (as events go) and it is close. The perfect place to "get our feet wet"! Another would be "Road to the Isle" in Mistig (Houghton)
Find out who the Autocrat is and ask to help, in whatever capacity you think you can (they always need help at "Troll").
For example; (I've helped with Beltaine every year except when it fell on Anna's Birthday) Last year I was the Game Field Master and provided several field games ('Bear' Tomas Bjornarson aka Jeremy Brown was the Autocrate). I stood as director and info booth for the games.
You will learn a ton of "what to do" and "what not to do" by being involved: everything from finding a site, tokens, feast/site fee and preparation, to games and competitions could be covered. In time we could be perfectly capable of handling an event - all on our own - but (face it folks) as a group, we are really green at this and need more experience and help. It isn't exactly like throwing a birthday party.
I hope I'm not sounding discouraging, but hey, ducks Are easier to knock down if they are all in a row.
May Finnish winds fill your sails and Thor protect you in your travels.