Witch Trials, 2015-11-07

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This edition of the Witch Trials was held in the field with Unlucky Charlie the scarecrow in Lancre.

It is being organized by Mattias. Witches wishing to participate should contact Mattias, pommes or Quotid.

Initial call

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Witch Trials 2015!
Note #7 by Mattias at Sun Sep 20 12:56:24 2015 [EST] on board witchesguild

Lawks! It's happening!!

Witches, roll up your sleeves and get those hag stones ready because the Witch Trials are a go!

Time:
07 November 2015 @ 15:00 UTC
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Witch+Trials+2015&iso=20151107T15&p1=%3A

Location:
Unlucky Charlie, Lancre

Events:
1. Freestyle Trick 1-3 stages
2. Freestyle Trick 4+ stages
3. Themed Trick
- theme: apples (in any form)
4. Mocking competition
5. Fruit bat competition
- Dress up your fruit bat in the latest witchy fashions. The best dressed fruit bat wins!

Witches are only allowed to enter into one of the freestyle categories, but are encouraged to enter in as many of the other categories as they like.

I'm also looking for prize donations!

If you have any questions about the trials, or would like to donate, mail me or send me a tell if you see me online. Questions about making the tricks themselves are probably better directed to fellow witches, but I’ll try my best.

I’ll post more updates as they come.
~Matt
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Re:#1 Witch Trials 2015!
Note #10 by Mattias at Thu Oct 1 06:31:18 2015 [EST] on board witchesguild

There's still well over a month before the Trials, so you have plenty of time to plan out those tricks!

Once again, the events are:
1. Freestyle Trick 1-3 stages
2. Freestyle Trick 4+ stages
3. Themed Trick
- theme: apples (in any form)
4. Mocking competition
5. Fruit bat competition

Please remember that you can only enter into one of the freestyle categories. If you're thinking of participating, please let Mattias, Quotid, or Pommes know the following:

1. Which categories you are entering.
2. The name of your trick(s).
3. The name of your fruit bat.

As always, just ask any one of the organizers if you have any questions about the Trials.

We are also /still/ looking for prize donations. These can be anything from cash, items or services. If you'd like to donate, please let one of us know as well!

~Matt

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Prizes

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Re:#2 Witch Trials 2015!
Note #6 by Mattias at Mon Oct 26 21:04:49 2015 [EST] on board witchesguild

Usual reminders:
where: Unlucky Charlie, Lancre
when: 07 Nov, 15:00 UTC

Just a reminder to witches to let me, Quotid, or pommes know if you're participating in the Trials. So far, we've only got two names on our list.

Even if you don't have your tricks completed[1], click mail reply below and let me know that you're participating so we can get a rough idea of numbers for the day.

So far we have around $32,000 in prizes donated by the AM Council, the Green Slab, the AM Daily, Quow, Balrog, Dialapishe, Pterrific, and an anonymous donor (who gave me 50 royals! for the event). Other prize items are 10 handfuls of pmp from Pterrific, an iron broomstick from the Shelox Hunters club and a few more items once I can get a hold of them. Giant fluffs to everyone who donated!

I will also need volunteers:
1. People to provide transportation to and from Lancre
2. Wizards with WMS to keep the fruitbats fed.
3. An iconographer for the event. Bring extra papers and paintboxes!

If you're available on that day and would like to volunteer, click mail reply as well and let me know!

[1] You have two weeks so don't panic yet! But for the sake of my sanity and yours, please don't leave it to the last minute ;)
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Re:#3 Witch Trials 2015!
Note #7 by Mattias at Fri Oct 30 21:16:09 2015 [EST] on board witchesguild

On Mon Oct 26 21:04:49 2015 [local time zone], Mattias wrote:
> a few more items once I can get a hold of them.

The other items are:
A small compact, a bronze helm, a silver eyebrow barbell permalight, and a gold necklace permalight all from Ero.

Thanks Ero!!!

Edit: typo
(Mattias edited this message at Sat Oct 31 01:16:09 2015.) 

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Reminders

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Re:#4 Witch Trials 2015!
Note #8 by Mattias at Wed Nov 4 10:36:00 2015 [EST] on board witchesguild

This is it. The Witch Trials are only a few days away.

If you're participating and haven't signed up yet, do so right away. We have five categories and lots and lots of prizes so sign up for as many as you can. Only one person has signed up for the Freestyle 1-3 stages category so far!

Speaking of prizes, biggest fluffs go to Straightwire for adding a lamp, dex gloves, iron gauntlets, a bronze helm, and a flat cap to the prize pool.

For the event, I am still in need of:
1. Wizards with WMS who can keep the fruit bats fed.
2. An iconographer. I really, really do need one.
Please contact me if you're available. I'll pay!

Options output itemchatter is amazing by the way :D
But please still remember to leave other spammy items like pets (fruit bats excepted - definitely bring those along) at home on Saturday.

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Usual Reminders:
when: 07 November, 15:00 UTC
where: Unlucky Charlie, Lancre

For any questions or to sign up, contact:
Mattias, Quotid, or pommes
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Re:#5 Witch Trials 2015!
Note #8 by Quotid at Thu Nov 5 16:32:06 2015 [EST] on board witchesguild

On Wed Nov 4 16:36:00 2015 [SAST], Mattias wrote:
> This is it. The Witch Trials are only a few days away.
> when: 07 November, 15:00 UTC
> where: Unlucky Charlie, Lancre
>
> For any questions or to sign up, contact:
> Mattias, Quotid, or pommes

If there are any witches who would like to participate, but are unable to attend, please send 3 copies of each trick, with the name of the trick and the category entered to Quotid via the parcel counter at the Ankh-Morpork post office. We will arrange to have someone cast it on your behalf. If it has any components (consumed or otherwise), please send them too!

Fluffs to Kebbles for reminding me about this!

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Results

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The Witch Trials Results
Note #9 by Mattias at Sun Nov 8 14:27:06 2015 [EST] on board witchesguild

I don't know about anyone else, but that event left all the organizers exhausted!
That was quite a marathon and thank you for everyone who came for the whole thing.
I think everyone could tell I was losing my head towards the end there with all the mix ups, and I really do apologize for those!

But here they are finally, the winners:

Freestyle 1-3 Stages:
Winner: Granny Weatherwax!
1st runner up: Synonym (as the only participant she gets $3200 plus a bronze helm)

Freestyle 4+ Stages
Winner: Granny Weatherwax!
1st runner up: Aggratha AND Janeka.
Here's one mix-up, unfortunately. I had announced Janeka first, and Aggratha second, but Aggratha won with 50 points and Janeka with 46[1]. And so to make up for it, I'm putting both of them in first place, and both receive $3200 as well as a bronze helm each!
2rd runner up: Jaceth, who gets $2600

Themed Tricks:
Winner: Granny Weatherwax!
1st runner up: Janeka who gets $3200 and a flat cap.
2nd runner up: Mothergoose, who gets $2600
3rd runner up: Spip, who gets $1400

Mocking competition:
Winner: Granny Weatherwax!
1st runner up: Spip who gets $3200 and a permalight
2nd runner up: Synonym who gets $2600
3rd runner up: Mothergoose who gets $1400

Fruitbat Contest:
Winner: Granny Weatherwax’s fruit bat?
There was also some discussion about whether the prize went to You the Cat instead. Unfortunately, Granny declined to comment.
1st runner up: Janeka (Melons) who gets once again, $3200 and a compact.
2nd runner up: Sorae (Ayris), who gets $2600
3rd runner up: Mothergoose (Sukey) who gets $1400
Aggratha was also a contestant for this category, but unfortunately had to leave partway through before we could judge Brewswain, her bat :(

The People’s choice award:
1st: Janeka who gets $2700
2nd: Jaceth and Synonym tied for second place, and they each get $2200

And finally, we ranked all the participating witches with the highest scores.
They got to choose between all our remaining prize items, with the highest score picking first.
The items up for grabs were:
An iron broomstick, a lamp, str gauntlets, two dex gloves, a permalight, and 10 handfuls of pmp

I’ll announce the top three witches here and what they picked:
1: Janeka, who to the surprise of all chose the str gauntlets
2: Mothergoose, who chose the iron broomstick
3: Spip, who chose the lamp

In no particular order, the rest of the witches took
Sorae: pmp
Synonym: permalight
Jaceth: dex gloves
Aggratha: dex gloves

The final prize pool was:
$47,900 and the remaining prize money was divided out between all the witches.

[1] You can talk to Quotid or me if you're interested in the scoring method we used.

Edit: Typos, corrected amounts
(Mattias edited this message at Sun Nov 8 18:27:06 2015.) 

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Fluffs

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The Witch Trials
Note #7 by Mattias at Sat Nov 7 14:59:08 2015 [EST] on board fluff

Big, big, and I mean BIIIIIGGGGG fluffs to everyone who came to see the Witch Trials.

First off, thank you so so sooo much to pommes and Quotid, who both did so much work. Without them I don’t think this event could have been as awesome as it was!

And then thank you to the witches who participated. You were the ones who made this happen!
Fluffs to: Aggratha, Jaceth, Janeka, Mothergoose, Sorae, Spip, and Synonym!!!

Next fluffs go to the judges: pommes (again), and Verdancy, Camelion, Gwydion, Sapphyr, and Sneeky!

Next bits of fluff (I haven’t run out yet) go to Egwene, Straightwire, and Lateralus[1] for the photos and for Valerin and Quow for feeding the fruitbats. I would really like to thank Quow for doing much more than he had to as well. Thank you Quow for today, and for the weeks leading up to today!

And finally, to our sponsors. You gave so many items and threw so many royals at us we were starting to lose track ;) Fear not! Our accounting imps have checked every last receipt and we can now thank you all with the appreciation you deserve:

JinX
Juppie
Betta
Ravens Retreat in Lancre (Rakah and Ero)
Straightwire
Dialapishe
Pterrific
Quow
Balrog
The Green Slab
The AM Daily
The AM Council
The Shelox Hunters Club

I’ll make a follow up post with a summary of the event later with who got what, once the last set of prizes have seen selected by the witches who couldn’t attend the awards ceremony.

[1] Thank you anyways ;)
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Re:#1 The Witch Trials
Note #8 by Quotid at Sat Nov 7 15:03:21 2015 [EST] on board fluff

On Sat Nov 7 20:59:08 2015 [SAST], Mattias wrote:
> Fluffs to awesome people

And Fluffs to you, Mattias.
Thank you for your time, effort and willingness to try and herd cats!

I enjoyed myself immensely.

Quotid
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Note #9 by Kake at Sat Nov 7 15:48:33 2015 [EST] on board fluff

On Sat Nov 7 19:03:21 2015, Quotid wrote:
> On Sat Nov 7 20:59:08 2015 [SAST], Mattias wrote:
> > Fluffs to awesome people
>
> And Fluffs to you, Mattias.
> Thank you for your time, effort and willingness to try and herd cats!

What Quotid said! It was great. Thank you everyone.

Kake
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Note #11 by Sapphyr at Sun Nov 8 02:19:15 2015 [EST] on board fluff

Many fluffs to you, pommes and Quotid for putting on such an excellent event. I had a wonderful time, it was so much fun. Thank you for the opportunity to participate as a judge and experience my first ever trials. Mattias, you were great as the MC. A tip of my hat to you, good sir. :D Big ups to pommes and Quotid for so much behind-the-scenes work, it's very much appreciated.

Props to all the contestants who put so much time and effort into preparing their entries and tricks, they were all very entertaining.

Congrats to Janeka on a very well-deserved win. :)
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Note #15 by Jaceth at Sun Nov 8 15:35:04 2015 [EST] on board fluff

Fluffs to everyone involved in the Witch Trials -- it was
tremendous fun! The organization was splendid. Sponsors, judges,
iconographers, feeders of fruitbats, ... everything was thought of.

I especially enjoyed the judges' learned commentary. It was as
inventive and entertaining as the tricks and mocks themselves.

Thank you, everyone!
Jaceth

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