[Cynnabar] Generalist Events vs. Niche Events or Opening the Can of Worms
heidi.ma2 at gmail.com
Thu Sep 15 22:25:46 UTC 2011
I am going to put my foot in my mouth and really say what I mean.
If someone wants an audience and to be paid for their services, you have the
In the SCA we are our own audience and we support each other.
On Thu, Sep 15, 2011 at 5:55 PM, Greg Less <greg.less at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi All-
>> 3) Teaching is volunteering. It's fun. It's also work. The fact that
>> in general the SCA doesn't recognize teachers through some kind of
>> discount (in effect making them pay to teach) doesn't make it right.
> Back to who should pay...
> In my opinion, if we comp teachers for doing what they enjoy, we are
> effectively subsidizing the hobby of some of the players and not othes.
> Since this is an opinion, and one that not everyone agrees with, let’s set
> it aside for now and instead look at some of the various slippery slopes
> comping teachers can take us down…
> 1. Every time a fighter steps into armor and fights someone who is less
> skilled, teaching occurs. Should my entry into Grand Tourney be comped? What
> about a knight’s? How about a duke’s?
> 2. At Terpsichore the last two years Master Midair spent the afternoon
> teaching Jason and I to play chess. We were so inferior to his skill level
> he was playing both of us at the same time, while knitting. He clearly was
> acting as a teacher at the event. I hope he had fun, but it might have bored
> him to tears - we are really rank amateurs... Should his site fee have been
> 3. What about people who work more than others? If one dance teacher
> at Terpsichore teaches one class, and another teaches four classes should
> the person who teaches four classes have four times as much site fee
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