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Bonnie Murdock ([personal profile] is_the_motion) wrote in [community profile] ways_back_room2017-05-01 10:10 pm

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Good evening Milliways,

With mod approval I am pleased to announce the 3rd Annual County Fair will take place on the week of 3rd July.

As in previous years there will be a number of ways you can take part, and everyone is invited to do so. For attending and for many of the categories there is no sign up required.

There will be an IC poster from Bonnie in due course. In the meantime, the proposed format is as follows:

Produce and craft competitions

This year there will be five categories:

#1 - Best Fruit
#2 - Best Vegetable
#3 - Best Craftwork or Art
#4 - Most Bizarre Object
#5 - Best Domesticated Animal

All items in the first four categories must be submitted anonymously (IC) and be the sole work of the pup. There are no separate children's categories this year as in previous years children have been more than capable of holding their own, but if your pup wishes they may put their age on the entry.

Entries for Most Bizarre Object must be an item created by the pup. It cannot be anything dangerous, (radioactive, explosive, drugs etc), unsuitable to be displayed in front of children (e.g. porn, a severed head) or alive.

Entries for Best Domesticated Animal can either be pups who are animals or animals owned by pups. They will only need to appear in front of the judges for a short period of time.

Judging panel to be confirmed.

Prizes IC include trophies in icon format, and if your pup is a member of the MilliScouts there are some related badges.

Stall Holders/attractions

If your pup wishes to run a market stall to sell their wares, or they wish to run a game, please register your interest below so that we don't end up with ten stalls the same. The games will not be policed but if you wish to run a crooked carnival game please indicate that it's crooked somewhere in the description.

NEW - Sports Day - sign up required

This year your pup can compete in one of the following:

#6 - Running race: No superpowers
#7 - Running race: With Superpowers
#8 - Tug of War

Rather than leave it to the old D20, the winners will be decided by a (quick) OOC mystery task I will set you, which you can time and then send me your score. It will not take you more than a couple of minutes, most likely.

For tug of war the winner will be the team with the average best score.

If you are visually impaired, dyslexic, or have reduced use of your hands you may be disadvantaged in the mystery task; either ping me and we'll work it out, or feel free to nominate a friend to do it for you.

NEW - RAFFLE - Prizes needed

This year there will be a raffle with proceeds to go to funding Life Support and the MilliScouts. And your pup will be able to win Fabulous Prizes!

There are two ways your pup can take part IC

- Purchase raffle tickets (each $1 2017 US currency or world/time equivalent)
- Donate a prize

Prizes must not be anything dangerous, (radioactive, explosive, drugs etc), significantly magical*, sexual, or alive. Alcohol is okay but cannot be won by an underage pup. If in doubt as to whether a prize is acceptable please ping me.
[*e.g. a simple charmed object like a remembrall would be okay, a wand would not be]

To donate a prize please comment below or speak to Bonnie IC

For your pup to purchase raffle tickets please comment below or speak to Bonnie IC and you will be assigned a number/numbers

I will draw the raffle at the end of the fair using a random number generator.

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[personal profile] cottoncandypink 2017-05-01 10:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh no. :D

Actually, this looks like a good excuse to give Xephos some mileage. I think he'll definitely have a stall set up to sell a bunch of the junk he digs out of the ground, or builds by mistake. Probably a lot of weapons, gems, and random garbage, mostly.
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[personal profile] thebattycakes 2017-05-02 02:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Just curious, for the events that need to be signed up for when is the deadline?
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[personal profile] thebattycakes 2017-05-02 06:01 pm (UTC)(link)
It does indeed, thank ya!
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[personal profile] i_am_your_host 2017-05-02 03:57 pm (UTC)(link)
Ahaha. Emcee might want to run a kissing booth.
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[personal profile] i_am_your_host 2017-05-02 07:35 pm (UTC)(link)
Oh, idea, sort of? It came to me when I thought back to playing arcade games at Coney Island. Maybe for currency at the fair, people could use tokens purchased at the Bar? A token converts back into whatever world currency, so tokens earned (or not spent) can be cashed in with Bar at the end of the fair. Like, booth games could be 1 token to play, or a raffle ticket can cost 2 tokens, or a baked good could be 3 tokens, etc. But the math-y logic of it is basically all handwavy magic, really!
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[personal profile] i_am_your_host 2017-05-02 08:24 pm (UTC)(link)
Sure, people can just show up with a bag or a handful of tokens, or not! Bonnie could mention it in the flyer, too.
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[personal profile] anewhero 2017-05-06 01:57 am (UTC)(link)
Oh! I'll sign up Marcus for Running with superpowers?
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[personal profile] havetubawilltravel 2017-05-08 07:31 am (UTC)(link)
Pinkie's going to have a stall this year - selling baked goods, naturally (hopefully!). Being Pinkie, she'll likely defer all funds to the needy!
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[personal profile] iprotectyou 2017-06-15 11:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Baze would like to respectfully submit a) a block of sapir tea, and b) a plate of no-bake cookies (made by Bar) as separate prizes for the raffle.
iprotectyou: Baze tilting his head back and laughing (hahaha)

[personal profile] iprotectyou 2017-06-16 05:00 am (UTC)(link)
Also, Baze and Chirrut would like to sign up for the tug-of-war, please, and thank you!
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[personal profile] exiled_heir_of_the_eighth 2017-06-17 06:29 pm (UTC)(link)
Hey, do I need to sign up for the Most Bizarre Object competition?
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*wrong journal*

[personal profile] soldier_blade 2017-06-17 11:26 pm (UTC)(link)
Gyda will sign up for the race without super powers.
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[personal profile] sunbaked_baker 2017-06-19 01:40 pm (UTC)(link)
I'd like to sign Yrael up to run a ring-toss game stall. The pegs to toss the rings over will (unsurprisingly) be cat-shaped figurines with long tails....

Not an overtly crooked game, but hard to win reliably. :)


Young Rae would like to donate a prize to the raffle - a set of six volumes of Vampire Tales and Other Eerie Matters, a series of spooky and sensationally scary short stories for kids and young adults. She would also like a ticket for the raffle.
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[personal profile] i_am_your_host 2017-07-01 02:18 pm (UTC)(link)
Will there be a tag for nighttime activities (for those not daytime-inclined, ahem)? Maybe just a spot for mingling or dancing?
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[personal profile] tu_vas_triompher 2017-07-03 02:44 pm (UTC)(link)
Heck, I might as well have Feuilly selling fans again this year.