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NS World Fair: All Aboard!

Postby Todd McCloud » Wed Nov 08, 2017 5:26 pm

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The NationStates World Fair VI


Greetings, all! We the NSWF Committee are pleased to announce the season for the fair has begun, and so welcome to the start of the sixth NationStates World Fair! This is the quintessential event where everyone in Nationstates is encouraged to join in and participate in the annual tradition of coming together in a quest for learning, growing and gaining friendships, and overall, and perhaps most important, having a little fun too. Whether you are new or old, crotchety or blissfully naive, a nation with a checkered or a cherished reputation, a roleplayer or a raider, a dreamer or a defender, an onion-peeler, a spiced yam, or even a halfway-used holiday candle from Yankee Candle Company, this fair is for you and is your chance to make a splash, stimulate your senses, satiate your snooping, and satisfy your scholastic semblance of societies across the spectrum of the NS spread. This fair encompasses all genres of NS, and is most certainly the premier annual event for the game aside from the April Fools (and if they ever decide to bring back Max Chat every year of course).

Last year's fair was met with some challenges within our group, but despite some issues, it was launched and is lauded as a success. The theme was Space, because In Space No One Can Hear You Scream Dream. This year, we're all about punching tickets and ensuring there are enough cars on the train and enough coal in the boiler. And if you're an environmentalist who despises the fact that we use coal power, well, that's too bad, because we operate on a tight schedule and don't have time for upgrading. It is what it is. But, in all seriousness, we hope to kick this season off on the right foot, and will do so with plenty of time and thoughtfulness. So, read on, give your holiday plans a slight pause, and think about just how much time one can waste in the middle of weather changes, possible final exams, or year-end closing reviews.

Our Current Committee

Todd McCloud, Lamoni, McMasterdonia, Eluvatar, Sopo, and Almonaster served on last year's committee and will be retained for the next event. Two new faces, Ever Wandering Souls and Sanctaria, have been added to our mix and are committed to bringing out TBDFITL (The best damn fair in the land, for those of us who are fans of TOSU (The Ohio State University)). We wish to thank Astarial and their years of service to our committee.

Important information

This year's NationStates World Fair will be held on the 15th - 21st of December. During that time, we will have several different events occurring at a given moment to capture the high energy and fun atmosphere we have enjoyed in past fairs, but with some twists that we hope you will enjoy.

We have decided that we will be opening the NationStates World Fair 2017 to bidding for host regions. The bidding period will be from right now until the 20th of November. The WF Committee will then screen the bids and open a vote if host(s) are to be selected. Given that we are operating on a tight schedule, we will reserve the right to go with a neutral theme if the applications are not up to standard of this committee.

In order to apply, please send a telegram to Ambrella (Sopo) with the following information (bonus points for creativity - be creative!):

1. Why does your region want to host the World Fair?
2. What activities/ideas would you like to bring to the WF?
3. What should this years theme for the World Fair be? How would you implement that theme?
4. Any other information we should consider with respect to your region's bid?


A vote will be held from the 20th of November and will last until the 27th of November. So, to recap, this is our current timeframe:
  • Now until Nov. 20th: host bids accepted
  • Nov. 20th - Nov. 27th: vote for a host
  • Dec. 3rd - Dec. 10th: host and committee set everything up
  • Dec. 15th - Dec. 21st: the fair is held

What will hosting the World Fair involve?

The NationStates World Fair Committee is looking to expand the involvement of host regions into the operations of the World Fair. Host regions will be responsible for the opening and closing statements of the World Fair. In addition, they will be involved in adding input to the theme of the third party forum to be used for the fair, and any fair theme changes themselves. This is a good thing. Finally, the host will have involvement in the organization of the lectures for the NS World Fair, and other games & entertainment ideas for the World Fair 2017.

Regions who wish to submit a detailed application to host the fair should consider the above when making their application.

The Lectures

We will see a return of the very popular lectures of the NationStates World Fair in 2017. Planning is just beginning. If you are interested in giving a lecture, please send a telegram to McMasterdonia. Please provide details about the topic you wish to lecture about and your experience with that particular topic.

The Lecture series will run for the entire duration of the NationStates World Fair, with multiple lectures being given on each particular day. Lectures will be posted by the lecturer on the day which the speaker is slated to speak, and the lecturer will be available in an IRC chat during their lecture slot

Regional Booths

The NationStates World Fair is now open to requests for regional booths. Only regions may submit booths for this event. Please indicate the position you hold within the region, ideally we would prefer that Delegates, Founders, or the equivalent Minister or Head of Government makes the application. Your region will be telegrammed and informed when it is time to set up a booth. The NSWF committee reserves the right to decline or cancel a booth, primarily due to inactivity.

Historical Fairs

More to come.

If a host is selected, The World Fair Committee will be working closely with the host region for the World Fair in the planning of other activities for the fair.

The Lecture Schedule for the World Fair will be announced as soon as possible.

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Postby Rammeludia » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:20 pm

Are you guys going to ask moderation to post a News article to help reach more people than forum dwellers?

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Postby Todd McCloud » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:21 pm

Rammeludia wrote:Are you guys going to ask moderation to post a News article to help reach more people than forum dwellers?

Well we just got things posted up, but as we did that last year, we will be seeking the same this year.
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Postby Unibot III » Wed Nov 08, 2017 6:48 pm

Oooh! The absence of "Christmas" from the OP should sufficiently piss off some folks. I approve, especially as a staunch Rejectmas observer. :P

My wish list for regional host nominees (in no particular order)...

Europeia
The Rejected Realms
Forest
Albion
Kantrias

Someone go poke them. xD

EDIT: The Pacific would be interesting too. Does The Pacific celebrate Christmas? :P
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Postby Kylia Quilor » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:10 pm

Unibot III wrote:Oooh! The absence of "Christmas" from the OP should sufficiently piss off some folks. I approve, especially as a staunch Rejectmas observer. :P

My wish list for regional host nominees (in no particular order)...

Europeia
The Rejected Realms
Forest
Albion
Kantrias

Someone go poke them. xD

As Queen of Kantrias, I can safely say "Hell to the No" on hosting the World's fair. We just changed Constitutions and have had our current Council of State for just under a month.

If anyone pokes me about it, I will bite their finger off.
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Postby Deladara » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:11 pm

Kylia Quilor wrote:
Unibot III wrote:Oooh! The absence of "Christmas" from the OP should sufficiently piss off some folks. I approve, especially as a staunch Rejectmas observer. :P

My wish list for regional host nominees (in no particular order)...

Europeia
The Rejected Realms
Forest
Albion
Kantrias

Someone go poke them. xD

As Queen of Kantrias, I can safely say "Hell to the No" on hosting the World's fair. We just changed Constitutions and have had our current Council of State for just under a month.

If anyone pokes me about it, I will bite their finger off.

Hey Kylia, wanna host the NS World Fair? You'll be my favorite Queen!! The Queen of Cool!
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Postby Kanglia » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:23 pm

Oh awesome! Can't wait for this!
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Postby Unibot III » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:27 pm

Kylia Quilor wrote:
Unibot III wrote:Oooh! The absence of "Christmas" from the OP should sufficiently piss off some folks. I approve, especially as a staunch Rejectmas observer. :P

My wish list for regional host nominees (in no particular order)...

Europeia
The Rejected Realms
Forest
Albion
Kantrias

Someone go poke them. xD

As Queen of Kantrias, I can safely say "Hell to the No" on hosting the World's fair. We just changed Constitutions and have had our current Council of State for just under a month.

If anyone pokes me about it, I will bite their finger off.


*sticks his fingers out* BITE ME!
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Postby Kylia Quilor » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:27 pm

Deladara wrote:
Kylia Quilor wrote:As Queen of Kantrias, I can safely say "Hell to the No" on hosting the World's fair. We just changed Constitutions and have had our current Council of State for just under a month.

If anyone pokes me about it, I will bite their finger off.

Hey Kylia, wanna host the NS World Fair? You'll be my favorite Queen!! The Queen of Cool!

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Postby Drasnia » Wed Nov 08, 2017 7:36 pm

Unibot III wrote:My wish list for regional host nominees (in no particular order)...

Forest
Albion

Now those could be fun. (Also poked :P )

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Postby McMasterdonia » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:00 pm

Really looking forward to this!

Potential lecturers hit me up :)
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Postby Kylia Quilor » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:10 pm

Unibot III wrote:
Kylia Quilor wrote:As Queen of Kantrias, I can safely say "Hell to the No" on hosting the World's fair. We just changed Constitutions and have had our current Council of State for just under a month.

If anyone pokes me about it, I will bite their finger off.


*sticks his fingers out* BITE ME!

*pulls out a butcher's Knife*
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Postby Todd McCloud » Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:39 pm

Okay, so no worries, bids from Kantrias will not be considered. That being said, we look forward to hearing from other regions with respect to bids.
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Postby Lamoni » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:41 pm

Feel free to let other regions that you might be in contact with know that we are accepting hosting bids as well. We look forward to seeing who will bid!
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Postby Ambrella » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:51 pm

Can't wait to see some bids!
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Postby The Blaatschapen » Thu Nov 09, 2017 1:46 am

I am looking forward to this :)

Last time I could not make it because of timing issues, but this time, I hope to follow a thread or two :p
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Postby Escade » Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:25 pm

McMasterdonia wrote:Really looking forward to this!

Potential lecturers hit me up :)


*thinks very very hard*

yay World's Fair!

I still remember the winter wonderland theme from when TSP hosted, it was lovely :)

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Postby The Church of Satan » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:02 am

The Rejected Realms would like a booth.
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The Church of Satan wrote:The Rejected Realms would like a booth.

Great! Put you down for a booth :)
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Postby Unibot III » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:54 pm

Kylia Quilor wrote:
Unibot III wrote:
*sticks his fingers out* BITE ME!

*pulls out a butcher's Knife*


I said BITE. :(
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Postby Ever-Wandering Souls » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:13 pm

"More to come," you say? More is here!

NS Sports Special Event

This year's NSWF will feature a mini-golf sports roleplay tournament for (in-character) heads of state themselves! Attendees will be able to sign up before the fair with one of their nations and narrate the misadventures of their leader tilting at windmills and mingling with other political putt-putters over four rounds (RL days). Roleplaying earns you a bonus that increases, but does not guarantee, your likelihood of success, as is usual in NS Sports RP. Whether you're an NS Sports veteran, or a total n00b, consider joining in this fantastical fun!
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Postby Kylia Quilor » Fri Nov 10, 2017 2:22 pm

Unibot III wrote:
Kylia Quilor wrote:*pulls out a butcher's Knife*


I said BITE. :(

I was already busy biding JD's finger.
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Postby Vuori Kunin-Grrs » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:38 pm

Oroqus would like a booth, and is considering a bid... if we even got selected. -_-

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Postby United Massachusetts » Sat Nov 11, 2017 2:27 pm

I'm going to put down a request for Right to Life's booth

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