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Thread: IGX 2014 in Boston, MA: 9/26 - 9/29!

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    IGX 2014 in Boston, MA: 9/26 - 9/29!

    While we're still pretty far out from Iron Gate Exhibition 2014, the event planning wheels have already been turning for some time. Lots still to decide, but here are a few highlights of things we've been up to:

    DATES: 9/26 - 9/28, with a possibility of 9/29 depending on status of the newly-located Higgins Collection. Mark your calendars!

    INTERNATIONAL/NEW VIP PRESENTERS:
    - Harry Winter and Oli Walter of Dreynschlag in Vienna, Austria; Hosts of the annual Dreynevent
    - Fabrice Cognot of De Taille et d'Estoc in Dijon, France; Host of the annual HEMAC Dijon gathering
    - Omar Rodriguez of Elite Fencing in Mexico City, Mexico; Host of Schwertkampf Mexico
    - Eric Wiggins of Ordo Procinctus in Baton Rouge, LA; winner of the Hammertertz Forum Open International Longsword Tournament at Fechtschule America in 2012
    - Becca Boyd of Second Intent Fencing in Wentzville, MO
    - Piermarco Terminiello of The School of the Sword in London, UK; discoverer and translator of 'The "Lost" Second Book of Nicoletto Giganti(1608)'

    EXHIBITIONS AND LECTURE SERIES: not only a continuation, but a concerted *expansion* of both!

    DAGGER TOURNAMENT: a *significant* push to take both equipment and rules to the next level, to benefit a broader HEMA community.

    LONGSWORD TOURNAMENT: several *refinements* including dedicated Judges, new scheduling format (blend of Swiss pairs and Pools), and rules innovations (e.g. at least one stage emphasizing defensive fighting per historical social contexts presented at IGX 2013!).

    Other tournaments and much more to come -- we're just getting warmed up...
    Jeff Tsay
    Forte Swordplay: Medieval Longsword and Historical European Martial arts in the Greater Boston area
    Member, WMAC

    http://www.youtube.com/group/ForteSwordplay
    http://groups.google.com/group/forteswordplay

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    PRE-REG window THIS WEEKEND: from Black Friday (11/29) - Cyber Monday (12/2), we will have a first-come-first-served window for all interested attendees. If you're interested in attending IGX 2014 AT ALL, you should enroll because...

    ...it costs you nothing -- the goal is simply to get everyone in attending IGX 2014 "in line" so that you'll have priority access to the best pricing we'll offer when online registration actually begins...

    ...it helps us with valuable estimates for tournament caps and budgeting, AND...

    ..,you'll automatically be eligible for a series of raffle prizes for pre-reg folks ONLY, including a number of discounted and even FREE reg spots, and various prizes including one custom hand-made Journey book from Eric Wiggins himself!

    All that will be required is a single sentence in a single email to the appropriate address -- details on this super-simple process to come in just a couple days, stay tuned...
    Jeff Tsay
    Forte Swordplay: Medieval Longsword and Historical European Martial arts in the Greater Boston area
    Member, WMAC

    http://www.youtube.com/group/ForteSwordplay
    http://groups.google.com/group/forteswordplay

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    PRE-REG for IGX 2014: Here's how it will work.

    - Pre-Reg OPENS at the stroke of midnight on Black Friday (11/29) and CLOSES at 11:59p on Cyber Monday (12/2). Submissions sent before or after the window will NOT be accepted.

    - TO PRE-REG: send ONE email per person to prereg2014@irongateexhibition.com with the following info (please be exact!):
    - Subject (just copy & paste): PRE-REG for IGX 2014
    - Body: <name>, <club>, longsword tourney <Y or N>, dagger tourney <Y or N>

    SO, Body example: Jeff Tsay, Forte Swordplay, longsword tourney Y, dagger tourney Y

    THAT'S IT. We will follow up after next week and send collective confirmation to everyone with a valid submission.

    ========

    Details for next year:

    When online registration begins (likely early next year, when we have had time to reasonably define the IGX 2014 program), we will contact Pre-Reg folks in batches, in order of submission received. Things to note:

    - Once we contact you via the email address you contacted us with, you will have 48 HOURS to complete and pay for registration online. If you do not register within that time, you will remain on the Pre-Reg list but go to the "end of the line". If you fail to register when we contact you a second time, you will lose your Pre-Reg status. (Don't worry if you need to make minor changes down the line, the online process will allow updates as long as you have made an initial registration payment.)

    - The number of raffle prizes will be a function of size of the Pre-Reg list -- roughly one prize for every 20 people. Prizes will go something like:

    1-20: one FREE reg
    21-40: one reg @ 50% of Normal reg
    41-60: one FREE custom Journey book by Eric Wiggins
    61-80: on reg @ 30% of Normal reg
    Jeff Tsay
    Forte Swordplay: Medieval Longsword and Historical European Martial arts in the Greater Boston area
    Member, WMAC

    http://www.youtube.com/group/ForteSwordplay
    http://groups.google.com/group/forteswordplay

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    Happy Cyber Monday: LAST DAY FOR PRE-REG!

    Interest has been strong and steady, and based on volume we'll be offering at least 2 raffle prizes, possibly 3 *depending on final registrants today*!!!

    Some interesting stats from registrants so far:
    - Over 15 clubs represented
    - Over 30 fighters interested in Longsword tourney *so far* -- on track to having the Largest IGX Longsword tourney EVER!
    - Over 20 fighters interested in Dagger tourney *so far* -- on track to having the Largest HEMA Dagger tourney EVER!

    And all this over a holiday weekend almost a year out from IGX 2014 -- you guys rock! Keep 'em comin', last call...
    Jeff Tsay
    Forte Swordplay: Medieval Longsword and Historical European Martial arts in the Greater Boston area
    Member, WMAC

    http://www.youtube.com/group/ForteSwordplay
    http://groups.google.com/group/forteswordplay

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    ...and Pre-Reg is DONE! For an event that's almost a year away... we're IMMENSELY grateful to everyone who was willing to participate over this family weekend -- today was a BUSY day.

    Updated final tallies:
    - 60+ respondents from 29 clubs across 7 countries
    - 51 Longsword fighters represented *so far* (and note: there WILL be a cap, so be prepared to act quickly when we open official online reg in early 2014!)
    - 31 Dagger fighters represented *so far*

    Periodic updates to come, but for now... enjoy the holiday season everyone!
    Jeff Tsay
    Forte Swordplay: Medieval Longsword and Historical European Martial arts in the Greater Boston area
    Member, WMAC

    http://www.youtube.com/group/ForteSwordplay
    http://groups.google.com/group/forteswordplay

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