At the end of the winter has come to the party and the throne of swords held in Florence. We have to clarify immediately that I am one of those persons who participated in the event, at the time of writing this article, I do not have relationships with the organizers and do not know them at all. If by chance you have some of them among friends of facebook, is because I like to participate in events related about the world of cosplay to take some photos or for the purposes of organisational as a "customer" as far as the event itself.
This is the first of a series of articles that I decided to write this blog to tell you of my experiences in regard to events similar to this in which I will participate.
I will tell you, then our experience (I was in the company). I was able to find parking very close to the place where was held the event, advertised with the name: Winter Is Coming - The Throne of Swords, Party (Florence) that would be the feast of the throne of swords. Not that I understood much of this party, I didn't even know if it was indoor or outdoor.
There was also another feast to the throne of swords similar in the province of Prato with the name Valar Morghulis / GOT Party. I have read several negative comments about it. Apparently, you are presented with the same identical problems. However, for the latter, I can't speak because I was not there. I don't even know if these are the same organizers. The day was exactly the same, however.
We pass the entrance that makes us to go across the room that overlooks the square where we dined, which was used for the feast of the throne of swords . They put us in rows for the entrance, the queue proceeds quite shipped. The environment is cute and the mood of the people, including my own, is good enough. I personally participate in this type of event just for this.
Quickly we receive the bracelet, and we are led to our tables. The person who accompanied me to the event, at this point, tells me that they believe that they have reason to be perplexed. In fact, it was expected that the tables were under the tents to protect us from the bad weather expected.
I don't do a lot of case because I hope for the best and try to enjoy the evening. I was very curious, because in my opinion, this is an initiative very bold and original. There were many people dressed to theme and the space it seemed appropriate to the amount of people that had to accommodate. In fact, some of the table margins remained empty also.
I thought that shortly we would bring the dinner, I watched the other tables that were without food and I assumed that the dinner would be started when the majority of the line at the entrance had been disposed of. After about a half an hour, known that there were people who brought to the table something and for microphone inform us that for the drinks and for the food, it is advisable to make.
While I took some picture of a fire-eater who performed, who accompanied me went to get something to eat. Then I went back to the table assigned and I waited for about twenty minutes. I noticed that people complained about food and drink.
The dishes that were provided were dishes dessert and we had to make no less than thirty minutes in a row to fill it in. So one person could at most fill a plate, fill your glass with something and return to your place. In fact, with regards to the food and drinks, can provide a couple of files in more would not have been a bad idea I think.
I liked the animation, with the amount of people not indifferent, and I especially loved the attitude of the organization towards our animal friends that were able to attend the banquet. In fact, in a closed place, this would not have been possible. I have noted the presence of dogs, wolves, czechoslovakian, and also a Jack Russell Terrier (my).
The menu included beverages, onions, ribollita, pappa al pomodoro (tomato and hard-boiled eggs. Someone has told us that he would have to be the chicken with the potatoes, but that was finished immediately. The quality of the food and ingredients were excellent. Of course, being a medieval dishes could not be certain to wait for the file to the waiters bring to the tables boars integers. Especially considering the price of the ticket and the prices that are out there in the various restaurants.
Let's not forget that the entertainment, the catering, the instrumentation, the setting and all the rest cost a lot. Not to mention the time and of the preparations that definitely have been made with the best of intentions and with all the passion and will possible. Also, if the rain had ruined the Lucca Commics, I would have certainly demanded a refund. With all the money you spend on crap then.
During the dinner it was possible to listen to an interview with the Italian voice of John Snow.
Unfortunately, at some point, a gust of wind announced the end of the evening in advance. The rain fell incessant and at an incredible pace. We have therefore decided to return home, because with the damp clothes we were afraid to take a case of bronchitis.
I can not tell you what happened after because I was not there but they informed me that, although the time has decimated the number of people present, someone stayed behind to celebrate.
I imagine that the others were wise enough to go home or blow-dry in any way. Before going, I noticed a certain emotion on the part of the participants and also on the part of the organizers. Emotion that is expressed also turned on comments on the event page, part of which, were removed.
I feel, however, encourage initiatives of this type because, according to me are very special and very beautiful. I'd like to think that both the organization and the participants, you are annoyed to such a point that opt out of this type of events in other far-off places are almost the order of the day and make us forget for a moment the worries of life. However, that in Italy, compared to other nations, they are not so many.
This is my experience, contrary to the opinion of the current majority of people, I have to say that the evening was expected to be bad, I was really happy and relaxed. I personally do not know if I would be able to organise it better, but I feel from the profane to make a couple of suggestions if I may:
We arrived at the end of my article, this morning, reading the news, I learned that the bad weather has created major hardships and tragedies in other places much larger than this. To them, my sympathy is more sincere.
Feel free to comment on this article but approverò only comments devoid of insults and expressions of unjustified emotions. I am sure that the next time will be better.