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Postby Serene Jewell » Tue May 03, 2016 12:03 am

The idea of a medieval month on Kitely in July was mentioned at the community meeting on Sunday. So what do folks think about it? We clearly have some creators here who specialize in medieval. It could be fun to dress up, partake in some sword fighting or archery, learn a little history, maybe go on a quest.

What think you, my lords and ladies?
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Re: Medieval Month

Postby Graham Mills » Wed May 04, 2016 5:38 am

Well, I think it's a great idea and am happy to take part even as only an enthusiastic amateur at matters historical. The only slight concerns I might have is that it should (i) make a positive attempt to reflect a global perspective and (ii) maybe extend the timeframe a little or, indeed, a lot, i.e. history month rather than medieval month. I have a vested interest in the latter but there are several worlds I can think of that would then come into play without a lot of additional effort. Even so, I am happy to support medieval month if that's the preferred way forward.

This might also be an opportunity to attract hypergrid traffic and maybe raise funds for good causes.
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Re: Medieval Month

Postby Ozwell Wayfarer » Wed May 04, 2016 6:29 am

how could I NOT like that idea :)

I also like Grahams idea of "History Month". You could also do Fantasy Month too. Both have a lot of scope for involvement.

Everything is still a bit up in the air for me. I probably could not do much to help organize anything, but give me enough notice and I can most likely help out with content.
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Re: Medieval Month

Postby Freda Frostbite » Wed May 04, 2016 1:49 pm

I'd be willing to organize some literary activities to go with the theme. There would be a lot of great literature to choose from. There's everything from Canterbury Tales to St. Hildegarde Von Bingen to the Alexander Romances. I'd be willing to do some readings and get others to do some readings (Maybe the folks at Seanchai have already volunteered to do this?) . I am not up to doing a build suitable for it, but would be happy to have event(s) at other folks' medeival builds. I am actually thinking there is enough material from mystics of the period to do something in a period cathedral or church that focuses on those writings.

I also know a guy in SL who does period music live. We could probably get him to come to Kitely and perform if y'all want me to ask him.
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Re: Medieval Month

Postby Serene Jewell » Wed May 04, 2016 5:13 pm

History month does make a lot of sense. Would give more folks a chance to participate. And more specific time period events could happen down the line. Changing the title of this topic to "History Month."

Love the idea of the music and readings.
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Re: History Month in July

Postby Serene Jewell » Thu May 05, 2016 7:42 pm

I could donate a region to be a kind of hub with links to regions that want to participate. Does that make sense? Maybe some posterboards organized chronologically?
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Re: Medieval Month

Postby Ada Radius » Tue May 10, 2016 8:53 pm

When are you thinking of doing it? I'm on overload right now with stuff, but this is right up my, and New Media Arts' alley.
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Serene Jewell wrote:History month does make a lot of sense. Would give more folks a chance to participate. And more specific time period events could happen down the line. Changing the title of this topic to "History Month."

Love the idea of the music and readings.
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Re: History Month in July

Postby Freda Frostbite » Wed May 11, 2016 10:31 am

Sounds awesome to me, Serene. Anyone who wants me to host period readings on their period sim, let me know once we have dates set for this thing.
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Re: Medieval Month

Postby Graham Mills » Thu May 12, 2016 6:41 am

Serene will confirm but I believe she was thinking in terms of July.

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Ada Radius wrote:When are you thinking of doing it? I'm on overload right now with stuff, but this is right up my, and New Media Arts' alley.
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Serene Jewell wrote:History month does make a lot of sense. Would give more folks a chance to participate. And more specific time period events could happen down the line. Changing the title of this topic to "History Month."

Love the idea of the music and readings.
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Re: History Month in July

Postby Ozwell Wayfarer » Thu May 12, 2016 8:09 pm

Besides my medieval stuff, I have a small Amphitheater (big enough for about 40 avis) and some Greco-Roman stuff I could contribute. Could be useful for the thespians here :)

I dont think I can put on an entire new region, but the Worlds End Showroom has spare space I can contribute, besides having a huge castle and medieval village that could be used for something. I could definitely fit in the theater and some classical stuff somewhere.
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