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

Scot and Michelle Henry cshenry at peoplepc.com
Thu Jul 7 00:07:39 EDT 2011

My lord and I would definitely be interested, although my lord might not
actually attend the event.  We traveled to Australia and adore traveling in
general.  Spring is a little harder for me due to the school year schedule
and I think summer is just better for tourism in general, but we would make
it work whenever and wherever the event is since it would be another excuse
to travel.  


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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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