[Cynnabar] Generalist Events vs. Niche Events or Opening the Can of Worms
randyasplund at comcast.net
Thu Sep 15 17:32:50 UTC 2011
Ahh, good point Milady. But alas, it is the the analogy I chose that
is at fault, not the sentiment. I am indeed in favor of the median
between them. I feel we should take some financial responsibility,
which means paying our own fee, and that reality requires us to have
the "guests" share the expense as well, hence the point of the site
fee in the first place.
BTW, I also feel that if we are smart we will give a family discount
or at least have a family cap on the gate fee so we make it more
possible for families to attend. I shudder at what a large family
would have to pay just to come without that relief. While a lack of
that relief would be trivial to the more financially blessed, it can
be a true hardship for others in a recessed economy.
On Sep 15, 2011, at 1:16 PM, Charlotte Mayhew wrote:
> I’m afraid your analogy (the host pays for the party) suggests that
> Cynnabar should pay for the event and not charge attendees anything
> at all. They could bring hostess gifts, as people do at parties.
> The Barony would quickly run out of funds to host events if events
> were run like house parties. So that model doesn’t work.
> There’s got to be a happy medium.
> On 9/15/11 12:54 PM, "Randy Asplund" <randyasplund at comcast.net> wrote:
>> On Sep 15, 2011, at 8:30 AM, dirk wrote:
>>>> To sum up, I think we should comp volunteers at our niche events.
>>> I disagree, but if you want to comp people, build it into the event
>>> budget proposal.
>>> - dirk
>> It sounds really logical at first, but in so doing one must
>> recognize that in effect it means we would be inflating the gate
>> price for our guests and not paying to host our own party.
>> It seems backwards to me. I wouldn't throw a mundane holiday party
>> or birthday party and then expect my guests to pay for it instead
>> of me. The exception would be if I hired a band for entertainment,
>> or if I bought fireworks or something like that. Then I would ask
>> the guests to be ready to chip in.
>> I hope the analogy makes the point. If folks don't agree that it is
>> a concern, then I'm fine with what the group wants to do. But I do
>> point out that to not follow what I am saying here would be a
>> departure from our SCA cultural norm, a least in our kingdom.
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