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Re: Regional event planning
On Fri, 11 Apr 1997, Lance Harrop <email@example.com> wrote:
>Poster: Lance Harrop <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Lady Mordrea, you wrote:
>> If there is a conflict problem with an event, be it Northern or Central or
>> Southern, it is the fault of the autocrats for NOT stating that there COULD
>> be an event within 150 miles of their event when they registered it. The
>> current Kingdom Chronicler, who is doing a very FINE job, is using the system
>> put into place when I was the Kingdom Chronciler. Another deputy position
>> for the gratification of one part of the Kingdom is not necessary...
>> communication and using the system already in place is!
>In this I think you are absolutely correct. Lord Rabah and his
>predecessor Lady Ann E. have been doing an excellent job of handling
>events. Nor do I believe there needs to be a deputy created by them and
>the kingdom which would be little more then a sinecure.
>However, none of that deals with Master Malcolm's complaint, which is
>that the Seneschals of the northern groups are allowing competing events
>to fall against each other on the calendar.
>I don't think it would be appropriate for the Kingdom or the GOofS to
>create a position and endow it with the power to determine the events
>calendar for the North (South or Central, for that matter). The Kingdom
>Chronicler doesn't really have that power right now, and it would be
>inappropriate, as well as terribly unpopular, for him to try to assume it.
>The Seneschals and Landed Baronages of the local groups, on the other
>hand, do have it within their authority to work together to coordinate
>their events. And if they create a position answerable to them as a
>body, and subscribe to rules of event scheduling which they find mutually
>beneficial, then that would be appropriate.
I do have one observation on the entire concept related above:
They thought that having two wars within a few hours of each other would be a
Bad Thing, too, and yet GWW and Estrella were both well attended, from what I
What's the fascination/obsession that events have with making sure that they
have no competition? I think our population has reached a level where if there
are two events on the same day and they're both equally popular, they'll both
have decent attendance. There is, IMO, such a thing as Too Many People.
Maybe the obsession/fascination/paranoia/whatever is a relic of not having many
people and not being sure that the event would break even.
Ld. Jonathan Blackbow
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