[SCA-Dance] Hosting KWDS in Germany

Lisa Marx shusmarx at yahoo.com
Wed Jul 6 20:02:48 EDT 2011

We are trying to get to Germany anyway...and I could probably get Karl to come 
with me.  For us, the travel's not much more expensive than going to Pennsic.  
We'd just need to plan well ahead to make sure we had enough leave time at work 
because we would plan to stay in Europe a couple of weeks.

If it is held in late spring to early fall, folks on the west coast may find it 
cheaper to fly from Fairbanks to Frankfurt.  It's a seasonal flight and doesn't 
run January-March.

From: "White, John" <white at drexel.edu>
To: "sca-dance at sca-dance.org" <sca-dance at sca-dance.org>
Sent: Wed, July 6, 2011 1:21:06 PM
Subject: Re: [SCA-Dance] Sca-dance Hosting KWDS in Germany

From: Judith [judithsca at aol.com]

    I saw my name mentioned in the minutes from the KWDS post-mortem, in 
reference to hosting a KWDS here in Germany. I actually have a 14th c. site here 
that would be idyllic for such a venture (depending on how many classes tracks 
we would run), with a 19th c. neogothic hostel with beds for only 14 EUR per 
night within five minute walking distance. The question I have is: would it be 
worth hosting a KWDS over here? How many people would make the trip (for flight 
costs, it would be better to host it in Jan, Feb. or March)? I recall that the 
KWDS in Lochac attracted very few people from outside the region. What do people 
think about attending such an event here in Europe?


I vote for Germany.  I was one of those who went to Australia - sometimes you 
need an extra push of a reason to go
somewhere you've always wanted to go.  Plan it for far enough in advance so 
people can save up money, and you
will have attendees from the States and elsewhere.  There are those who can't or 
won't go so far for such an event,
but there are also those who will go anywhere for such an event if they at all 
possibly can (the only KWDS I did not
attend in the past 10 years was Seattle, and that was because Dallas was under 

In reality, holding events in diverse locations is one of the great things about 
KWDS.  Holding two KWDS events
one year apart and one STATE apart kind of defeats the purpose - who will travel 
the miles to Indiana that won't
do the same to Ohio?  If Indiana was too far, so is Ohio, which means that those 
who couldn't manage KWDS 8
probably can't manage KWDS 9.  That's not the same thing as not being able to go 
to Germany - and think how
many new people will be exposed to the wonderful research and sights of Germany, 
and vice versa (I'd hope),
if the premier dance event in the Known World is held in Germany some day.

      \\Dafydd Cyhoeddwr

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