2007 Progress Report
- Long Awaited Menu update
The menu has been finalised and is available
here. There has been a lot of work
involved in developing the menu and we extend our thanks
to those individuals who took and interest, shared their
knowledge and contributed their suggestions. Further information
on the Historical and Cultural origins of each dish will
be added soon.
on the Archery events. Hafdan is in the process
of constructing folding (i.e portable, easily moved) target
stands /faces. These will be available for use in the archery
events from the fort wall. Targets will be from rabbit size
to deer size. Hafdan will have in place the popular "Flying
Pig" target from Crusades 2006.
Combat archery will be run in two forms.
The first will be the usual "shoot and be shot' format
for those who wish to shoot at each other.
The second format will be "The Gauntlet", in which
runners will attempt to dodge a hail of arrows as they attemp
to stomr the fort. Danelaw will have archery combat armour
available or runners to use.
We expect to have 4 sets available from Danelaw plus more
from other participants. We need as many shooters as possible
to join in with 30 pound bows and as many combat archery
arrows as you can get your hands on.
- In response to the confirmation of a number of recent
Actitivity Submissions by enthusiastic groups, we have now
filled in the timeslots in the program and it is available
here. As promised, those ativities
that have not attracted any interest or support from participants
have been slotted as Usupported and will soon be "cancelled
due to lack of interest". If you would like to see
any of the cancelled activities go ahead, please put your
hand up to run them. We will then slot them in somewhere.
- Bellydancing - Bellydancing
workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday morning by
- Guests with Special needs.
(the old "eyeglasses, Ventolin and insulin" debate)
We won't be drawn into dialogue on this issue. There is
no-body attending the event with the foolishness to discriminate
against, nor deny access to the event for people with special
needs. Most groups in the movement are sensitive to the
additonal support that people with special needs require
to share in the experience of what we do. The strive for
Authenticity should not support exclusionism. Period. So
we ask anyone attending with special needs to please inform
the registration desk of any equipment, or accoutrements
thay you may be dependant on. This includes wheelchairs,
braces, crutches, eyewear (other than ordinary spectacles)
that might otherwise draw criticism from other guests from
an Authenticity perspective. We will provide you with a
marker (piece of wool/ribbon) to identify that your accoutrement
has been declared for a special need.
- Payment and Cancellation deadlines
- The window for cancelling tickets and asking for refunds
is well and truly over (see here).
We have now hired infrastructure based on the numbers registered
and will not be issuing refunds from here on in.
If you can't attend you're welcome to on-sell your ticket
to others. Just let us know who has bought your ticket from
Any person who is still behind in their balance payments,
your overdue ticket balance is now at the next higher ticket
rate ($50 more).
Those who are affected have been notified by e-mail.
Those who don't address this by 17 March 2007, we will assume
that you have forefeited your ticket and will not be attending
the event, and resources will not be committed for your
If you have an outstanding/overdue payment, please communicate
with us ASAP. We will not be negotiating late payments and
non-payments at the gate.
- Offline and lockdown -
The next and final update will be coming out on
17 March 2007. After that day we will be offline and in
lockdown mode to prepare for Con. We will not be
answering phones or e-mails after this date, so be sure
to ask all of your outstanding questions before then. Otherwise
you will have to ask them at the event. Until then we are
still pleased to answer questions and discuss any and all
- Registration database Report - Some
Hard Numbers: In accordance with our commitment to
only offer honest hard numbers and not HYPE, we are pleased
to present a Summary
Report from the Registration Database as at
13 Feb 07.