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21 April 2009 @ 11:08 am
Dammit... I hate choosing.  
I have been planning on attending Pennsic and so ignoring the even scheduled during War, but yesterday I read the MOAS letter in the Northwatch and discovered that it is going to be a Kingdom A&S Faire. Argh! Whywhywhy? Why put a tasty Kingdom event in the middle of War?!? I know War is in large part for the fighty types, but fighty types can be artsy types too and some of us go for the classes! *grump*


In related quandaries, I'm trying to decide what to teach at War... The Pictish World was wildly popular last time I taught it, so maybe that one, but I'm trying to decide which other(s). Any suggestions?


How crazy would it be to leave War early to drive back for A&S? *considers*
Current Mood: contemplativecontemplative
Uncle Mikeybelmikey on April 21st, 2009 04:51 pm (UTC)
Why put a tasty Kingdom event in the middle of War?!?

Because it's not our war? :-)
eithni: lightningeithni on April 21st, 2009 05:00 pm (UTC)
Yet we still make a production of declaring for it, practicing for it, mustering for it, and many people still plan to go to it, and it offers things that other events lack or have in more limited quantities (mmmm... Shopping and classes!).

I can see a local event, in just annoyed that it's a _Kingdom_ event that the King and Queen categorically will not be at and many others will need to choose.
Uncle Mikeybelmikey on April 21st, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
If were ever Summer King (highly unlikely),even King Consort, we would do nothing to delcare, practice, or muster for Pennsic; we would ally with no-one, and I, as King, would not go.

(And yes, you can infer from this that I would only let myself be fought for by someone who felt the same).
eithni: lightningeithni on April 21st, 2009 05:16 pm (UTC)
And I'd be down with that. But to declare, announce a muster, announce multiple practices and hen schedule a Kingdom A&S seems contradictory.
Gwynethgwyneth1362 on April 21st, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
During Pennsic...
I agree with you. If it were the first weekend, or some time when fewer people are there, I might understand. But the Crown won't be there, nor will a lot of folks who might normally attend.
katrionanskatrionans on April 21st, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
The group knew that TRM would not be there, but chose to have their event when it would not conflict with other events in the region. They, in fact, gave up a different weekend because their site was more flexible than Schutzenfest's was. They knew it was against Pennsic, but decided that the majority of people in Northshield do not go to Pennsic, and that they would have the event anyways.

It does look like a great event, and I wish that it was not against Pennsic for my own selfish reasons, but I applaud their working with other groups and being generous. I hope lots of people go. And I wish I could be one of them.

You could just come home a bit early. It's against the weekend where everyone is packing up anyways. Only us crazy people stay until Sunday.
raventhourne on April 21st, 2009 07:05 pm (UTC)
It used to be in atenveldt that kingdom A&S was the first weekend in August...with the move of pennsic back a week...well, we changed kingdom law and its now on the first weekend in October so the king and queen can go.

I hated the A&S on Saturday, pack and fly out on sunday crap to pennsic...it was hell.

Okay, the point of the above is that I'm in agreement with you...what the heck?

But I think that since you travel so much around the kingdom for arts..going to a "foreign" war to spread your luv of arts is acceptable. Don't go to the kingdom event...oh and I'd also write a letter to the crown and seneschal of why you can't attend. They might get the "hint"

Edited at 2009-04-21 07:07 pm (UTC)
eithni: embroideryeithni on April 23rd, 2009 05:18 am (UTC)
Apparently there were extenuating circumstances with the date... I'm still not thrilled.

I just like to have my cake and eat it too... I think the tentative plan will be to go to Pennsic and leave early if I feel like it (i.e. it is a flooding year or a 4,000 degree year). Therefore, I won't commit to classes, etc, at the event, but I'll go if the spirit moves me.
eithni: Baronesseithni on April 23rd, 2009 05:19 am (UTC)
Hey - OT - will you guys be at Quest?
dread_exdread_ex on April 21st, 2009 11:58 pm (UTC)
What's there to know about the Picts?
They ate dirt, wallowed in mud and then rolled in grass for clothing. Oh and they carved on big chucks of rocks until somebody said, "This sucks" and then they stopped.
eithni: do I need to kill you?eithni on April 22nd, 2009 07:05 am (UTC)
C'mere dread_ex.

I have a special cookie for you. It's tasty. Special Pictish recipe.
dread_exdread_ex on April 22nd, 2009 01:23 pm (UTC)
Oh thank you but I'm diabetic and can't have cookies. And I AM NOT drinking any Brandy Alexanders!
eithni: do I need to kill you?eithni on April 23rd, 2009 05:15 am (UTC)
Special cookies. With Splenda.
DameJ: CAM25damej on April 22nd, 2009 01:09 am (UTC)
Keep in mind that eastern Northshielders are far more likely to go to Pennsic than western Northshielders. Insisting that Northshield should maintain a Pennsic-centric culture (no Kingdom events during the War) is somewhat unfair to those in the Dakotas.
robstoutrobstout on April 22nd, 2009 04:07 am (UTC)
Oh man. I haven't done any major A&S geeking for a while. And this is one of the rare years I plan to make it to Pennsic.

eithni: Pictisheithni on April 22nd, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
I don't object to events being opposite War, even largeish events. It just seems counterintuitive to have a Kingdom event where the Crown will not be there and where a significant number of people (if certainly not a majority) can be expected to be away. I sympathize that fewer Western folks make it to War, but you would not see KWAR scheduled opposite Pennsic, even if it were held in California. I understand that there were extenuating circumstances with the site, but I'm still disappointed, either to miss the Faire or to miss a few days at War.