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June 2nd 3rd 4th 2017 Port Washington Pirate Fest

Event: Port Washington Pirate Fest June 2nd 3rd 4th 2017
Discussion in 'WILARP Events' started by Artenen Aeolus, Apr 19, 2017.

June 2nd 3rd 4th 2017 Port Washington Pirate Fest

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LarpCraft of Wisconsin is pleased to announce we'll have a booth at Port Washington Pirate Festival again this year! This will be the 2nd year we're helping out at pirate fest down in Port Washington. We'll be running the huge 20x30 tent and doing some neat things within our area such as:
  • Larp Archery - We'll have a shooting booth.
  • Brig Bust Out - We'll be holding teachers hostage in our brig. They'll be held captive until folks pay to get them released. We'll then give all the money earned to that school as a grant. This is sponsored by Meemic Insurance Company / Adventure Insurance Agency
  • Sales - we'll have garb, weapons and swag for people to buy from Murdoch and myself.
  • Parade - We'll be in the Pirate Parade that goes downtown.
  • Music - We're allowed to bring our sound system to play period music. Perhaps some dancing?
  • Sparing - Demos for Larp, HEMA and maybe SCA along with info to hand out for all 3. May even build a fenced area... not sure, depends on the location.
  • Professionary crafting tables for the kids - Would like to set up a "make a potion" or something table so kids can craft their own potion... maybe get some blue and red sand they put into a bottle or something.
  • Treasure Quest - make some maps for the folks to follow to answer clues and come up with a treasure chest they have to find.
  • Pirate Costume Contest - We'll judge the best dressed and award prizes, it may even include a AAA membership! This will be over the entire weekend. We'll take pictures and then post them here the week after to judge via vote in the forums.
We need volunteers for this event or some of the activities will not be doable. Many of our SCA players will be at Mermaids that weekend but we have myself, Michael "The Disciplinarian" Trickfoot, King Murdoch McArthur and some of the WI Elders helping out.

This is a free event and we did get some larp interest last year. It was a lot of laughs!
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  1. Artenen Aeolus

    Artenen Aeolus Paladin | Captain of the Magna Navis Lore Master LarpCraft Host '17 Donor Human Race Myths & Legends Mythical | Legendary | Epic Member 2017 Waivers Blogger Elder Host Vault House of the Iron Ring Lifetime Award Mapped

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    LarpCraft of Wisconsin is pleased to announce we'll have a booth at Port Washington Pirate Festival again this year! This will be the 2nd year we're helping out at pirate fest down in Port Washington. We'll be running the huge 20x30 tent and doing some neat things within our area such as:
    • Larp Archery - We'll have a shooting booth.
    • Brig Bust Out - We'll be holding teachers hostage in our brig. They'll be held captive until folks pay to get them released. We'll then give all the money earned to that school as a grant. This is sponsored by Meemic Insurance Company / Adventure Insurance Agency
    • Sales - we'll have garb, weapons and swag for people to buy from Murdoch and myself.
    • Parade - We'll be in the Pirate Parade that goes downtown.
    • Music - We're allowed to bring our sound system to play period music. Perhaps some dancing?
    • Sparing - Demos for Larp, HEMA and maybe SCA along with info to hand out for all 3. May even build a fenced area... not sure, depends on the location.
    • Professionary crafting tables for the kids - Would like to set up a "make a potion" or something table so kids can craft their own potion... maybe get some blue and red sand they put into a bottle or something.
    • Treasure Quest - make some maps for the folks to follow to answer clues and come up with a treasure chest they have to find.
    • Pirate Costume Contest - We'll judge the best dressed and award prizes, it may even include a AAA membership! This will be over the entire weekend. We'll take pictures and then post them here the week after to judge via vote in the forums.
    We need volunteers for this event or some of the activities will not be doable. Many of our SCA players will be at Mermaids that weekend but we have myself, Michael "The Disciplinarian" Trickfoot, King Murdoch McArthur and some of the WI Elders helping out.

    This is a free event and we did get some larp interest last year. It was a lot of laughs!

    Images from last year -
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  2. Artenen Aeolus

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  3. King Murdoch McArthur

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    So.....if I get a letter of mark...?
     
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    I am all on board for this. Bags and other items will be made. Looking at a bandoiler and corset pattern.... maybe a hat?
     
  5. Artenen Aeolus

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    I think I'm going to get some Pirate specific stuff as well this go round.
     
  6. Artenen Aeolus

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    Breakfast with the Pirates has been announced.
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  7. Elerindalia Raeloren

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    looks like fun probably not gonna be able to be there
     
  8. Artenen Aeolus

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    We met with the promoter last night and have moved our location. Last year, we were in the little booth marked in red. This year, we have a huge grassy area, marked in Blue. We'll be measuring our what medieval tents we'll need to bring but we're looking to host product sales, archery contest, ring toss, battle training demos and more! We're also in the parade this year! Our booth is sponsored by Adventure Insurance Agency so we'll have some cool AAA prizes and games as well.
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    The huge schooner ship is going to dock again this year so we'll have a "pirate ship" background even!
     
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    We have the use of a brand new 2017 Kawasaki Mule 4 6 seater UTV as well which I'd like to try and make a pirate ship otta cardboard if possible... not sure if we could pull that off but it'd be epic.
     
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    If you wanna make it talk to Indir, he can make anything outa cardboard.
     
  11. Artenen Aeolus

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    Don't think we'll have time to dress up the UTV but we ordered the banners for it yesterday. It would be awesome to pull a float with it but that's not likely to happen either lol.

    AAA is giving us: Large prize wheel, the large insurance flag, sandwich board,and 2 white table clothes to dress some tables (which I'll bring)
    Adventure Insurance approved giving away a AAA membership at our booth via split ticket on the table, so that's pretty cool! Not sure what other prizes we'll have to give but mainly want to be sure our events and local chapter info is out there for people!
     
  13. Artenen Aeolus

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    King Murdoch McArthur and Serena Valentina met me last week at the event site and they'll have all 3 of their canvas structures up for selling stuff, promoting our events and helping dress the site with pirate / medeivalness of awesome. We need people to help at this event to run the archery activity booth and to show people what larp is.

    Please sign up! This is a huge event with thousands of people. We could get a lot of players if we make this fun for people. This space would cost hundreds or even over a thousand bucks if someone had to pay for it, we got it comped because I'm helping them with their website, logo, marketing. Let's not waste this gift and use it to our advantage!
     
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    I will check and see if i have to work if i dont i will really try to come
     
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  15. Artenen Aeolus

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    SOunds good Ralik.

    We got the AAA stuff now and another easy up if we need it. I'm requesting 100 AAA prizes from the home office. They usually give things like phone battery packs, flashlights and other neat things we can use for prizes.

    After seeing the awesomeness of those round wagon wheels we had stored in the shack and I forgot about them, I'm going to attempt to cut those out and make them archery targets for use at Piratefest.
     
  16. Grath Dragous

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    i will second Ralik, if i done work i will try very hard to be there, even if only for a day
     
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    Will be making the archery targets this Saturday if all goes well. Have a cancer ride for a friend on Sunday so time is getting short to prep for this event. My guess is we'll be massively understaffed and doing this 3 days all day is hard on one a few people. My dad and I manned the booth last year and it's a lot for only 2 people.

    Because we don't have the help I can only offer the archery. Some players said they'd be there, few are actually able to help... so that's a thing we'll just have to deal with.

    On a fun note, a video guy made a little kids video and shared it with us.
     
  18. King Murdoch McArthur

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    ordered a little inventory for this lets see if it arrives
    in time
     
  19. Grath Dragous

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    just got all the info about work and i found i will not be able to attend, would love to have been there, but reallife comes first