UPDATED GW A&S Challenge Statistics

Updated with the additional 7 folks  (and the numbers below now match the number of tokens we have left over, so we’re pretty sure we are right/done).

89 total folks met the challenge!

meridiesBy Kingdom – total 10 kingdoms:

  • 26 from Meridies
  • 12 from Trimaris
  • 12 from Ansteorra
  • 10 from Calontir
  • 8 from Midrealm
  • 6 from Outlands
  • 5 from Gleann Abhann
  • 4 from Atlantia
  • 2 from Northshield
  • 1 from Caid – yea!
  • 2 from unknown kingdoms (Enise bint Oghuz & Katherine of the Mallow Marsh we’d love to know!)

By type of challenge:

67 folks had 8 or more classes!

AR sign only35 folks had at least 6 classes in one GW area:

  • 15 in Artisans Row
  • 9 in al-Mahala
  • 4 in Early Period Life
  • 2 in European Dance
  • 2 in Scribal
  • and 3 whose area wasn’t noted (Morgan Goch Bengrek, Drahomira Kosice & Kogitsune Calla Yuri we’d love to know!)

cropped-image004.jpg26 folks had at least 6 classes in a specific topic:

  • 8 – Textiles (Fiber arts, costuming, Embroidery, etc.)
  • 5 – Cooking
  • 4 – Woodworking
  • 3 – Blacksmithing
  • 2 – European Dance
  • 2 – Scribal Arts
  • 1 – Botanical Arts
  • 1 – Celtic/Norse Culture

STILL NO ONE met the Diversity challenge with at least 1 class in each of 6 GW areas (Goal for next year?!)

[11 unclaimed tokens out of 100 this year - next year we'll get 200 and see if we can run out!]

Found! More GWXXIII A&S Challenge Winners!

Lost-and-Found-PhotosAdd another 7 folks who met the challenge on Saturday to our totals for the war (found at the end of unpacking) – Congrats to you all!

  1. Sakurai Sukeko – Meridies (8 classes?)
  2. Zelia – Gleann Abhann (8 classes?)
  3. Thomas Felishacker – Calontir (6 in EPL/6 in woodworking)
  4. Birna Galin – Meridies (8 classes/6 in Artisans Row)
  5. Leana Draconis – Meridies (12 classes/6 in EPL/6 in al-Mahala/6 in cooking)
  6. Heather Kyrien Marius – Midrealm (8 classes/6 scribal)
  7. Caoilfhionn inghen Cheallaigh – Calontir (8 classes/6 in Artisans Row)

[Also another possible: Ananda Barineau Valiant da Firenze]

We’ll update the overall statistics as well!

Responses to FB Feedback on Classes

GW logoWe got some great feedback on GW 2013 classes from FaceBook – here is a Summary and some responses!

Topics folks would like to see more of:

  • More Leatherworking!
  • Woad Class
  • More Falconry
  • More Coursing
  • Medieval Hairstyles for women
  • Herbal remedy classes such as balms, ointments, and liniments

We’ll pass this along to the various areas involved!

“I’d like to see…”:

…a nighttime class track (for folks who volunteer or fight during the day). [supported by 5 folks]

Artisans Row had one class/event each evening  Monday – Thursday this year, with between 20 – 5 people showing up for each one.  They’d love to have more night classes (although we’d need more lights – we may have electricity, but we don’t have light fixtures!) – but they’d need folks to volunteer to teach them!  So far, most folks haven’t volunteered to teach at night – they want to go out and relax in the evenings.  al-mahala has Samras and Haflas in the evenings, and both Performing Arts and European Dance have events in the evenings as well.  We can check in with the Scribes, Equestrian, EPL, and Kennel Lands and see if they want to offer night classes next year – but again, all class areas are run by volunteers – in order to do things at night, we need more volunteers (and a guarantee that folks will show up)!

“…more things I can bring my daughter with me to”

All GW classes were listed in the site book and online with age limits – and MANY were tagged all ages, or [age x] with parent.  In general, if you are willing to attend with and monitor/support your child age 5 and up, most teachers are fine with it!  If you have specific topics you’d like to see for your daughter – let us know!

“A class schedule that tracked by learning area instead of by time. effectively, something that said “in tent A: 9:00- period activity” instead of listing all 9:00 classes in a row. It made finding specific classes more difficult, and planning one’s day more difficult.”

In general, folks prefer a schedule by times, so that is what is printed in the booklet – all 32 pages of it.  We have limited $ for printing, so we have to choose only one listing/sorting option.  We DO, however, publish a spreadsheet of classes online before (and during) war that you can download and sort by GW area, title, etc.  GW area would get you *close* to a “by topic” listing. Sadly, at this time, we don’t have the volunteer  manpower to ‘tag’ all classes by all the topic categories each might fit into. [I'm just a dept of one, really :)]  If you are interested in taking on this project, and providing an alternate schedule by topic – please – let me know!  classes@gulfwars.org

“…for classes that have so many people that it’s standing room only find another time it can be offered again.”

When this is possible – we do so. But often the teacher can only teach it ONCE during war – they don’t have the time and/or supplies to teach it again. But where possible, if it was popular, and the teacher wants to teach it again, we’ll FIND a place/time to put it!! :)  [So if you'd like to see it again, please suggest that to the instructor on site, OR tell us what topic/class you wished had a 2nd session this year and we'll try to make sure it has 2 next year!]

Specific suggestions:

“I’d like to suggest that classes using essential oils be in a more open air environment than the tent which is enclosed on three sides.”

We’ll pass that on – sounds like a GREAT idea. Note – all tents can have walls dropped or opened – if it is bothering you – suggest it right then!!

Master Frederick: “I learned that I need to schedule more time for pewter casting class.”

Yep – one plan made at the Instructors’ wrap-up this year was to be sure teachers plan *enough* time for set up and break down of classes – as well as the time hands-on classes will REALLY need.

Cool GW A&S Challenge Statistics

So, for those of you who like numbers, data and/or competitions:

82 total folks met the challenge!

meridiesBy Kingdom – total 10 kingdoms:

  • 23 from Meridies
  • 12 from Trimaris
  • 12 from Ansteorra
  • 8 from Calontir
  • 7 from Midrealm
  • 6 from Outlands
  • 4 from Gleann Abhann
  • 4 from Atlantia
  • 2 from Northshield
  • 1 from Caid – yea!
  • 2 from unknown kingdoms (Enise bint Oghuz & Katherine of the Mallow Marsh we’d love to know!)

By type of challenge:

61 folks had 8 or more classes!

AR sign only30 folks had at least 6 classes in one GW area:

  • 13 in Artisans Row
  • 8 in al-Mahala
  • 3 in Early Period Life
  • 2 in European Dance
  • 1 in Scribal
  • and 3 whose area wasn’t noted (Morgan Goch Bengrek, Drahomira Kosice & Kogitsune Calla Yuri we’d love to know!)

cropped-image004.jpg22 folks had at least 6 classes in a specific topic:

  • 8 – Textiles (Fiber arts, costuming, Embroidery, etc.)
  • 4 – Cooking
  • 3 – Blacksmithing
  • 3 – Woodworking
  • 2  – European Dance
  • 1 – Botanical Arts
  • 1 – Celtic/Norse Culture

NO ONE met the Diversity challenge with at least 1 class in each of 6 GW areas (Goal for next year?!)

Saturday GW A&S Challenge Winners (last ones) – total of 82 for the War!

unnamedCongrats to our final 11 folks who met the GW A&S Challenge on the final Saturday of War!

  1. Miyamoto Toramasa – Trimaris (6 in Al-mahala, 6 in cooking)
  2. Melina Jolsyeaux – Trimaris (8 classes/6 in Textiles)
  3. Sioban Stewart – Meridies (8 classes/6 in European Dance)
  4. Timothy Stewart – Meridies (6 in artisans Row/6 in woodworking)
  5. Catelyn the Wanderer – Meridies (8 classes)
  6. Avaline d’Arden – Midrealm (8 classes/6 in artisans Row/6 in botanical)
  7. Andromir Vukovic – Calontir (8 classes?)
  8. Teodosia of the Isles – Caid (8 classes)
  9. Elsebeth – AQnsteorra (8 classes/6 in Textiles)
  10. Iofa Merch Macsen – Meridies (8 classes/6 in textiles/embroidery)
  11. Sioban an Einigh – Calontir (8 classes/6 in Artisans Row)

More Folks who met the GW A&S Challenge by Friday!

20 more folks who met the GW A&S Challenge! (Only 30 tokens left to award!)

  • Nestffynnon – Calontir (8 classes)
  • Ananda Barineau Valiant da Firenze – Middle (8 classes, 6 in Al-Mahala & Cooking)
  • 157px-Codex_Manesse_312r_Reinmar_der_FiedlerVivian McKinner – Ansteorra – (8 classes/6 in Artisans Row)
  • Roroik Smior – Atlantia (8 classes/7 in Blacksmithing/EPL)
  • Pvari Dalesdottier – Outlands (8 classes/7 in European Dance)
  • Zafira bint Katz – Trimaris (8 classes/9 in al-Mahala)
  • Elewyiss the Jew – Meridies (6 classes in al-Mahala)
  • Stella da Lodi – Atlantia (8 classes/8 in Artisans Row)
  • Aurelia of Scala – Outlands (7 classes in Artisan’s Row)
  • Juan Gabriel Raimirez Mondragon – Ansteorra (10 classes at Scribes point)
  • scribe2Elena Wyth Ansteorra – Ansteorra (6 classes in Textiles)
  • Edwen of Chester – Trimaris (8 classes)
  • Rebekah Zsido – Meridies (9 classes in Artisan’s Row)
  • Clare of Monkesweel – Middle (8 classes)
  • Annabella de Bard – Ansteorra (8 classes)
  • Olyeg the Quiet – Gleann Abhann ( 8 classes)
  • Mounawar Abbouchi – Meridies (8 classes)
  • Rivka bad David – Gleann Abhann (8 classes)
  • Ciar zinghen Tuathal – Outlands (8 classes)
  • Lynette de Warenne – Middle (9 classes in Artisan’s Row)

GW A&S Challenge – We’ve hit 50!

unnamedCongratulations to Martha Elsbeth of Oak Hill who was the 50th person to complete the GW A&S Challenge!

  • Corina de Molinas – Meridies (8 classes)
  • Maria Beatriz La Mora – Atlantia (6 classes in Al-Mahala)
  • Agvior Treeslayer – Outlands (8 classes, 6 classes in Wood and in Blacksmithing)
  • Emily Slice – Ansteorra ( 8 classes)
  • Quintinus MacDaniel – Meridies (6 Artisan’s Row Classes)
  • Lea Cooksey – Meridies (6 Artisan’s Row Classes)
  • Joia le Fey – Meridies (8 classes)
  • Abigail Fletcher – Trimaris (8 classes, 7 in Artisan’s Row)
  • Lilian Bowyer – Meridies (8 classes, 6 in Textiles)
  • Abraam Samuel ben Jucef – Northshield (8 classes)
  • Caera – Northshield (8 classes)
  • Belinda of Mag Mor – Calontir (8 classes)
  • Ragnailt de Lesslyn – Trimaris (8 classes)
  • Baroness Alexis Macalister – Trimaris (8 classes)
  • Kevynn Llywarde – Trimaris (6 classes on one topic)
  • Countess Moira – Meridies (8 classes)
  • Paraskova Chemislava – Meridies (8 classes)
  • Martha Elsbeth of Oak Hill – Meridies (8 classes) – #50!

Congrats to Thursday’s 21 A&S Challenge Winners!

  • unnamedJulianna Macnayre – Calontir (8 classes, 6 in cooking)
  • Chrishanne inghean Fearghus – Ansteorra (8 classes)
  • Paloma De Orozco – Ansteorra (8 classes)
  • Arnora – Ansteorra/Bordermarch (8 classes)
  • Sarah de Warenne – Glean Abhann (6 in Fiber Arts)
  • Roselyn of Aberdeen – Calontir (6 in Norse/Celtic Culture)
  • Hildegard Bergerin – Meridies (8 classes)
  • Gilles Tesserant – Meridies (6 in a topic)
  • Elaine – Calontir (8 classes/6 in one topic)
  • Amye Barrington – Atlantia (8 classes/6 in Artisans Row)
  • Isabeau Bernac – Outlands (8 classes)
  • Lynn Kitzman – Trimaris (8 classes/6 in costuming)
  • Duncan de Bard – Ansterroa (8 classes)
  • Thorgeir – Anseorra (8 classes)
  • Alianora Kyte – Meridies (8 classes)
  • Keterlyn von Eltz – Outlands (8 classes)
  • Crescentia Fuggerin – Midrealm (8 classes)
  • Laurin O’Kealaine – Meridies (8 classes)
  • Dmitrii Zhirov – Midrealm (8 classes/6 in al-Mahala/6 in cooking)
  • Katherine of the Mallow Marsh (8 classes)
  • Enise bint Oghuz – ???? (6 in al – Mahala) – let us know your kingdom!

Sat 3/15 AR Textiles Additions: Blackwork & Dyer’s Giveaway!

200px-Ambox_emblem_plus_svgSaturday 3/15

Addition: 10 -11 am – AR Textiles 2
Beginning Blackwork Embroidery
Mary Rowe of Abercrombie.

Addition:  10 -11 am – AR Textiles Wet
Dyer’s Giveaway! 
- AL-Jania, HL Willoc mac Muirediag
Liked playing with our dyes at Textiles Wet?  We’ll be giving away our left overs for any and all.  Come fill up your jar(s) and take it home with you!  Illuminers-we will lso be happy to give you dregs to make pigments for inks and paints.

Fri 3/14 AR Botanicals Addition: Medieval Gardens

MajalisFriday 3/14

Addition: 11am -12pm AR Botanicals
Medieval Gardens – Mistress Alianore

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