[SCA-Dance] Sca-dance Hosting KWDS in Germany

Del del at babel.com.au
Wed Jul 6 22:15:39 EDT 2011

Rachel/Judith wrote:
> Salvete!
>      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?

That's not actually correct in terms of numbers.  There were a total of 145 people through the 
door of KWDS in Sydney, 88 of whom were from overseas (US, NZ, Japan) and 25 of whom travelled 
from around Lochac.  I have probably double counted some of the locals because a few people 
came and paid for 2 day rates rather than the entire event so they ended up as two bookings.

I would suggest doing what I did and announcing the event 4 years in advance.  Then I badgered 
people to put money aside.  I think I calculated that $50 per fortnight put into a savings 
account from a certain Pennsic to the start of KWDS V would result in you having plenty of 
money for travel as well as a reasonable holiday in Australia when you arrived.  Quite a few 
people came and stayed for a couple of weeks, including side trips to Adelaide and Tasmania and 
a few folks that went up to the barrier reef for a visit as well.  Plus one who came and played 
every golf course they could find!

Jan/Feb/March would not work for me.  It's too cold for me to travel to Europe at that time of 
year (recall that I live in a city where it has never snowed, which might be strange to some of 
you).  Other than that I'd love to come to Europe for KWDS.


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