edgarsitow (User's profile) March 1, 2007, 1:53:37 AM
Islander (User's profile) March 1, 2007, 1:56:24 AM
Novico Dektri (User's profile) March 1, 2007, 3:16:31 AM
erinja (User's profile) March 1, 2007, 4:12:20 PM
Also, another plug for events - I encourage anyone who hasn't gone to attend the Aŭtuna Renkontiĝo Esperantista in upstate New York. It's mostly a social weekend for the younger set, though there are also talks and classes. It draws Esperanto speakers mostly from Quebec and New England. I'm living in DC now, so it will be harder to get myself up there, but I definitely plan to attend if possible. http://www.esperanto.qc.ca/are-an.htm
Islander (User's profile) March 2, 2007, 12:34:04 AM
erinja (User's profile) March 2, 2007, 1:58:14 AM
Islander:I'm curious. Other than speak Esperanto (or try their best in my case), what would one do in such event?For a weekend event like MEKARO (in a city), there's tourism involved. For something like ARE (located at a YMCA camp in the middle of nowhere), there are lots of nature-related activities. If the weather cooperates, people go hiking, boating, etc. plus there is an archery range and stuff like that.
People also give talks on subjects that interest them and people usually bring games too. There's a guy who comes to ARE who brings a couple of Esperanto Scrabble sets, and Esperanto Scrabble is always popular. Plus people often bring card games (with translated Esperanto instructions). In the evenings, there are group events - the first evening usually involves some kind of get to know you games, the second evening is something like a talent evening. And after the end of the official program, the younger set (roughly high school age through 30's) stays up to some ridiculously late hour talking. They also have classes for beginners and intermediate students. Usually there are at least a few beginners in attendence.
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