academie: Event info/recommendation
afreed at prodigy.net
afreed at prodigy.net
Thu Nov 29 13:38:00 PST 2001
Interesting, my response would've been just the opposite! My instinctive
response about events in general
would be that a big, fancy event like 12th Night will have more for a new
person to see and do--pretty garb,
fancy courts (I know they get boring after a while, but as a Chatelaine, I'd
want to show a new person all of
the ceremony and the scrolls likely to be at a big event, etc.), more A&S
display, etc. Granted, it's hard to
argue with the experience of someone who's actually taken a new person to
12th Night, but I guess I would
just say there are advantages to both.
Ooh, look, I actually have $.02 to spend here!
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From: SCAEtain at aol.com
To: <ddoehr at hotmail.com>, <academie at pbm.com>
Subject: Re: academie: Event info/recommendation
>You'll probably get replies from Vard (12th Night Dance person) and Judith
(Dance revel person), but just
in case, I thought I'd answer.
>12th Night is not a really good first event, even though I'm sure the
dancing will be great. The event
involves a lot of people dressing up and hanging out with old friends. There
are at Least 2 long courts. They
will be full of stuff a new person wouldn't understand or care about. I took
my mother to a 12th Night for her
first event, and she was completely bored. It's great when you have old
friends to talk to, or new garb to
show off, but otherwise, I wouldn't take a new person.
>Dance Revel is a small event, so everyone talks to everyone. There will be
lots of good dancing and
teaching all day. It's an ideal event for a first time. There will be lots
of stuff for people to do if they get
tired- we have a gaming guild, and the Kingdom chatelaine (who resides in
Lochmere) is hosting a bag game.
Plus it's an event know for short, timely, highly edible feasts.
>I hate to tell you not to come to 12th Night, since I'm sure it will be a
nice event, but huge and impersonal
isn't the best way to introduce a brand new person to the SCA. If you do
decide to bring your SO, be sure to
find us dance people to hang out with.
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