20th Anniversary Party - 2021

Discussion in 'Site Announcements' started by Melisande Arneil, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. Melisande Arneil

    Melisande Arneil Scribe of the Glitterati Aes Sedai Director of Events & Conferences

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    Good evening!

    As everyone knows, our 20th Anniversary party will be held in 2021. However, we need a location to hold this party. This is where, you, the lovely people of TarValon.net, come in! If you have an idea of a really cool place to go for this most auspicious event in our history, we want to know! Send us a location! Give us ideas! We want to hear from you!

    We hope to update this thread in the next few weeks with a location. So send us your ideas! We look forward to hearing from you!
     
  2. Dnae Ila

    Dnae Ila Gaidin

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    It will be held in the fall, correct?
     
  3. Melisande Arneil

    Melisande Arneil Scribe of the Glitterati Aes Sedai Director of Events & Conferences

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    Yes! We’re looking at September/October, along the lines of 5th and 10th Annis.
     
  4. Miridyth Al'Landerin

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    TEXAS!!! :joy

    Just because everytime we move, it winds up in the state we just left :(

    Personally, I have always loved the Estes Park gatherings, but the one Anni in Wisconsin was rather nice, if a bit cold. However, we did the tenth anni in Charleston right? The traffic there is horrible, like really horrible, however, there is a very nice beach called "Edisto" that is fairly empty of tourists, about an hour from Charleston and they rent whole houses off season for a reasonable rate. The shelling there is most excellent :). Tennessee is nice and in the middle, as is Kansas (I think we have had events there too if I remember correctly). Georgia is lovely in the fall and Savannah is amazing. Maine would be fun as the fall colors are out of this world!! Too many places.....I am no good at this :(. Look forward to seeing where you all pick.
     
  5. Dnae Ila

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    Is there an official bid form yet? How would you like to receive bids?
     
  6. Elania al'Manir

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  7. Melisande Arneil

    Melisande Arneil Scribe of the Glitterati Aes Sedai Director of Events & Conferences

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    There's no official bid form - write up a proposal and send it to naevents@tarvalon.net and events@tarvalon.net. If you have questions on what needs to be included, looking at previous Annis, especially 5th and 10th Anni parties, would probably be helpful in answering those questions. Of course, you can also email Viv and myself if you're stuck on something. We'll give you as much help as we can.

    Just as a refresher: 10th Anni had guests such as Team Jordan and Brandon Sanderson. With the tv show now filming, we would want to look at hopefully bringing in someone from the show, whether it's the showrunner, one (or more! cuz we can hope!) , whomever! This means that we need to get on Rafe Judkins' radar as soon as we can. Of course, we'd also want to look at Team Jordan and Brandon as well - catch up with Harriet if she's available, etc. So please keep this in mind when writing up your proposal.

    Thanks!
     
  8. Narysse a'Jahar

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    It would be nice to have some accessible events eventually. Thank you for pointing out the potential for the show people and Team Jordan, Melisande. Those are great points to keep in mind for future events.
     
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  9. Alora Sionn

    Alora Sionn Gaidin

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    Someone please bid for SC, the creators hometown!
     
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    So...is cost as much a concern as in other years?
     
  11. Arie Davion

    Arie Davion Matron Mother of Mischief Aes Sedai Master of the Watch

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    Cruise.... We all should take over a Castle on the ocean... >.>
     
  12. Melisande Arneil

    Melisande Arneil Scribe of the Glitterati Aes Sedai Director of Events & Conferences

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    We always try to make events as cost-efficient as possible. If this is an event that you really want to attend, then starting to save up now would be a good idea - we have a shade under 2 years before this event, and we will be doing our very best to make ticket prices affordable.
     
  13. Elania al'Manir

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    What kind of accessibility are you looking for?

    Do we have any better info on 5th Anni? The library article is a stub without any real details.
     
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  14. Narysse a'Jahar

    Narysse a'Jahar Aes Sedai

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    I'm in a fairly out of the way place and the closest something has ever been while I've been a Tower member was still 7 or 8 hours away.

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  15. Faeril Munlear

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    5th Anni was in Corpus Christi, Texas. The reason for the location was (I think!) a convo Eleyan and Amaria had that if the site made it 5 years Amaria said she'd host it in Texas! Corpus is where she lives.

    The main event was a masquerade ball at the hotel with a dinner, etc. We also had some daytime things like sword practicing, wrestling and I think maybe one night was karaoke and dancing. I also remember having help with my costume so there may have been an official unofficial costuming/crafting time.

    I was helping pick people up and running around so a lot of my time was not at official things, but at late night shenanigans and being around for things like the Church of Hair and the Anti-Christ, etc. :rofl

    Eniara's photos may help piece it together some: https://www.shannonmccolley.com/sets/5th-anniversary-party-1/
     
  16. Syera Faelron

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    Canada somewhere, Montreal maybe. Settle or anywhere cool.
     
  17. Melisande Arneil

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    Fae has pretty much hit it on the head - 5th Anni was basically a larger Fall Ball-type experience, with lots of dressing up, watching "The Princess Bride" Friday night, lots of different ceremonies, costuming help, etc. 10th Anni was more along the lines of a convention - we had panels, a tour of the Creator's home (thank you Harriet!), and lots of ceremonies (of course!) :)

    15th Anni was in Placerville, and a more subdued event than 5th or 10th. Still, everyone had fun and we has Jason Denzel as a surprise guest!

    20th Anni can be whatever we decide it to be. 20 years on the internet is an amazingly long time, and that's because we have such a dedicated group of members. And I (personally) think that celebrating this milestone is a huge deal - so let's make it the best Anni yet! :D :clap :joy
     
  18. Kalis Flynn

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    I will start saving up now to attend, the middle earth (New Zealand) trip will have to wait.
     
  19. Arisaema Draconis

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    New Zealand, Kal? I’ll meet you there. We have friends we can impose upon!
     
  20. Arisaema Draconis

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    Should we consider a location in the UK for 20th Anni. We haven’t held this type of event off US soil. Our out of country members make great efforts to attend stateside. Perhaps it’s time we turn the tables?