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November 19th, 2004


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08:41 am - PSG
So, I'm thinking about maybe going to Pagan Spirit Gathering next year. Over the past couple of years I've kind of avoided it because it's not an ADF festival, and I don't really care much for non-ADF festivals. Well, there's also the fact that it's expensive as all hell, and I'm not sure I can get the time off to spend a week with a bunch of naked pagans in the woods. . .

I seem to recall that it runs about $180 or something like that, which is a lot. But Brian and I were talking last night, and there's something we'd really like to present on, and I'd like to talk to people from a more broad Pagan community.

But the biggest problem? It's during the first week of summer quarter. Vacation is majorly limited that week.

*sighs* But, tentatively, Brian and I are planning to go.

Now I just need to find out who to talk to regarding doing a workshop. Their website could really use an update.
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Current Music: "Stars on the Water", -JB
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From:silverwitch
Date:November 19th, 2004 06:41 am (UTC)
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I'm not a big festival veteran or anything, but one would think that if you were going to be a presenter that you would at least get a discount on your entry fees.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 19th, 2004 06:44 am (UTC)
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I actually am under the impression that presenters don't get anything. I could be wrong, or might have missed that.

*shrugs* Dunno. Needs more research :)

But you're right, usually presenters do get discounts.
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From:rfunk
Date:November 19th, 2004 07:38 am (UTC)

presenters get something

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Presenters get a "discount" on the amount of work shifts they're required to do.
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From:aislinggheal
Date:November 19th, 2004 08:05 am (UTC)
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Despite the vast cost of PSG, almost no one gets comped.

There is a very large workshift requirement - 6 hours. Even if presenting two workshops, you still have to do a two-hour shift.

All of the "good" workshifts are generally taken by midday on sunday.

PSG is certainly NOT my favorite festival in any way, shape, or form, but many of my old coven and community own Wisteria, so I continue to go.
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From:chronarchy
Date:November 19th, 2004 08:17 am (UTC)
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What is a "good" workshift, as opposed to a "bad" workshift?
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From:aislinggheal
Date:November 19th, 2004 10:06 am (UTC)
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I guess it depends on your perspective. I would rate a "bad" workshift as one that involves children or occurs between the hours of midnight and 8 AM. "Good" ones would be 2-hour stints as a runner for the first aid tent, or registration, or something that doesn't involve children.
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From:garan_du
Date:November 19th, 2004 05:14 pm (UTC)
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I liked doing recycling/trash runs. They were stinky, and labor intensive, but the shifts were usually done very quickly. Plus I felt like I was doing something that made a difference.

Workshop presenters do not get a discount, at least officially. Coordinators do not have to do work shifts (which is a good thing, considering most of us generally put in a lot more time than 6 hrs, on top of putting on workshops, which many coordinators do).

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