[SCA-AE] Conflicting events (was change of dates for HarvestRaid)
Orilee.Ireland-delfs at xerox.com
Fri Jan 23 14:50:45 EST 2009
Something else that groups should start looking at is with the movement
of Pennsic to earlier in the summer, several weekends after Pennsic have
now opened up. It used to be that there were no events between when
Pennsic was over and the Labor Day holiday as folks recovered. But, now
with Pennsic earlier, there's at least 2 weekends now free.
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rew.cmu.edu] On Behalf Of Aengus
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2009 2:42 PM
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Subject: Re: [SCA-AE] Conflicting events (was change of dates for
I'm afraid that given the size of the Kingdom and the number of groups
hold "traditional" events, the available dates for new, transitional or
traditional' events is slim to none.
Add to that the state of the economy, the unstable prices of fuel, and
diminishing travel schedule of the average SCAdian and we will soon be
forced to modify the way we look at how we schedule events and the
we use that allow or disallow conflicting events.
Is there a way to address the potential conflicts? Common sense would
suggest that bordering groups or regions not hold competing events on
same weekend. However, if there are two events that cater to different
segments of the populace (for example an archery event conflicting with
gold chain tourney) I see no reason why they could not run concurrently.
>From what I have seen, event attendance has been slowing declining for
past couple of years. Perhaps if there were events closer to home, more
gentles would participate rather than choosing to stay home and avoid a
longer and more costly commute.
I am not saying that we should do away with traditional events, I am
suggesting that the available dates for new events are getting pretty
and we may want to reexamine how we are doing things sooner rather than
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