Re: [pennsicgames] Location Question
- Naomi Hampson wrote:
>Also, if you have any comments or suggestions about the tent, feel free toI was expecting there to be fewer people at the Games Tent, and was
>email with them. Now is a great time while some of our brains are still
>hooked on Pennsic.
pleasantly surprised that it didn't seem to be the case. The times I
was there, the number of people playing seemed similar to my memories of
years past. I spoke with several people who had specifically come to
the Games Tent to spend time between classes.
When I was teaching I was glad I didn't have to talk over the
heavier traffic from being near the camp store. Interestingly, I didn't
think there was as much golf-cart traffic next to Security and the EMTs
as there was near Info Point.
I was thinking about the space issues - IF we are in the same place
next year, and there's the gap between the Games Tent and Security again
- could we get a tarp with grommets set on the edges - cover that gap
with a flat shade and move some tables that way. It might be a cheaper
alternative, but it relies on that gap existing again.
> I'd like a larger tent. When I've tried teaching classes - thereActually we have one of the larger tents there, many of the class tents
> wasn't always room for people trying to teach and take a class
> because there were folks using the tables for gaming.
> Maybe we could talk them into letting us use a regular tent for some
> of the classes.
are 20x20 compared to our 20x30. We usually try to move folks around
before the classes start so that there are 2-3 empty tables available.
If that is not enough space for some of the larger classes, we can
always have those classes scheduled elsewhere (something we've done in
the past for various reasons).
> I was thinking about the space issues - IF we are in the same placeI believe that the gap will remain if we stay in the same spot. Not
> next year, and there's the gap between the Games Tent and Security again
> - could we get a tarp with grommets set on the edges - cover that gap
> with a flat shade and move some tables that way. It might be a cheaper
> alternative, but it relies on that gap existing again.
sure what might be available to cover the space.
The main issue I noticed was crowding - not so much because of too many
people, but just not having all four wall available for traffic as in
our old spot.
One thought I had was to move the "fence" that was by the road between
us and security back towards the rear of the tent. That will make that
corner of the tent more open to folks coming and going (and do a better
job of keeping folks away from the trailer it was protecting).
As one of the people who scheduled classes for Pennsic U, might I note that 1) the games tent for Pennsic 38 was a 20 x 30, the same size as the largest classroom tents in Pennsic U, and 2) there was no problem scheduling gaming classes into another tent besides the Games tent. We had been specifically requested to put all the games classes into the games tent, as they were scheduled through this list, but if anyone wanted to schedule a class in a regular tent, not the games tent, all they had to do was ask.
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Subject: [pennsicgames] Re: Location Question
Date: Mon, 17 Aug 2009 23:21:05 -0000
> I'd like a larger tent. When I've tried teaching classes -
> there wasn't always room for people trying to teach and
> take a class because there were folks using the tables for
> Maybe we could talk them into letting us use a regular
> tent for some of the classes.