[SCA-Dance] Fwd: pennsicdance: The Future of KWDS, part 2

Catherine Dean catherinedean at gmail.com
Sat Jul 23 18:06:26 EDT 2011

I won't be at Pennsic either (pesky baby that I would rather have born
in VA than PA if it comes early) so I wanted to weigh in now.

Add me to the camp who much prefers KWDS every two years.  Not only
does it make the event more of a draw but it also gives teachers more
time to do new research and come up with new classes, which is another
big part of what makes KWDS special.  I think annual events also put
us at risk of burning through our potential host groups pretty

I also think that having one outside of the US/Toronto every 10-15
years is part of the fun.  If that means a 4 year gap when I miss one,
so-be-it.  More incentive to get to the next one.

As someone who has a shortage of vacation time and NO shortage of
things to do with that vacation time I like to rotate between
different things.  KWDS every two years I tend to prioritize over
other things.  KWDS every year is likely going to become something I
go to only if it is convenient.

I say we should let Deonna decide if her group is ready to host in
2013 or 2014 and then try to return to an every-two-years schedule
after that.  I am pro Germany in 2015 or 2016 but think we should
delay that decision for at least a year, maybe 2.


On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 3:50 PM, David Learmonth
<david.a.learmonth at gmail.com> wrote:
> My other message that bounced.  (I put the email addresses in in the wrong
> arrangement).
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Thanks Lowrie!  I completely do agree that when we do have to miss one, it
> sucks, and that 4 years is a long time between them at that point.
> You are right, I am one of the people who compulsively feels I have to
> attend them (if I can).
> But I guess I want everyone to feel that, and to be able to.  :)
> Like I say, even if not a full 2 year rotation all the time, doing 2 in a
> row, then a space, I think would still help.  Who knows.  I'm just basing it
> on my SCA experiences.
> Darius
> On Sat, Jul 23, 2011 at 4:04 AM, Nadine <ianthe at gmail.com> wrote:
>> The main reason I had originally supported the annual KWDS is because when
>> I
>> missed a KWDS (like Australia) it meant I had to wait 4 years between
>> That was my personal selfish reason.
>> To be honest, though I would love to go to Germany, I'm not sure I can
>> swing
>> the finances or timeline for it in the next several years. But who knows,
> I
>> might come into more money then expected.
>> That said, I totally understand that going to KWDS every year can become a
>> burden. The one upside of annual kwds, is that if you miss one, you can go
>> next year.
>> The downside is, it can dilute the event as people don't give it as high a
>> priority to go. And it burns out people who compulsively have to go to
>> every
>> KWDS.
>> Just my 2 cents.
>> Lowrie/Nadine.
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