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Monday, June 26th, 2006
7:37 pm
[jyeshtha]
Camarilla Requiem LARP for (FL-034-D) Bay of Tears: A House Divided
IC Invite:



OOC Info:
VSS: A House Divided
Web Link: www.bayoftears.com
VST: Jason Saice - librarian@tampabay.rr.com
When: Saturday, July 1, 2006
Check-In: 7:00 pm
Game: 8:00 pm to Midnight
Where:
University of South Florida
Fine Arts Building
Tampa, FL 33620


Directions to USF can be found on our web link and here is a quick map of the campus.

Please click on the links for infor mation on what a LARP is or what the Camarilla is.

PRESTIGE THINGYS:
Okay. Since we are still in an outdoor site a couple of suggestions
for people wishing to pimp out for prestige pointage.

  • Fans (plus extension cords so we can plug said fans into outlets)

  • Water and sodas

  • Cooler (I’m bringing one cooler but a second one couldn’t hurt)

  • Ice (for coolers)


Also, remember that the SouthEast Regional Charity Drive begins July 1st. I will be collecting school supplies for REGIONAL prestige starting this weekend (July 1st). Breakdown of items and their worth are below (Max of 30pts for the month):

  • Rulers, glue sticks, box of 8 crayons, single subject notebook, colored file folders = 1R

  • Packs of pens, pencils, loose leaf paper, box 24 crayons, markers, hand cleaner = 2R

  • Large binder notebooks, ream of paper, art sets, dry erase boards, backpacks = 3R


School supplies will be delivered to local schools in the area so if anyone knows of a specific school in desperate need of supplies let me know; otherwise I’m going to choose random schools in the area to drop off supplies. I want to hit as many as possible.

Bonnie Zabytko (US2005023013)
Chapter Coordinator
Scarlet Sin (FL-001-C)
www.scarletsin.com

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Thursday, June 22nd, 2006
8:17 am
[jyeshtha]
Camarilla Requiem Game for (FL-034-D) Tampa, FL: A House Divided


VSS: A House Divided
Web Link: www.bayoftears.com
VST: Jason Saice - librarian@tampabay.rr.com
When: Saturday, June 24, 2006
Check-In: 7:00 pm
Game: 8:00 pm to Midnight
Where:
University of South Florida
Fine Arts Building
Tampa, FL 33620


Directions to USF can be found on our web link and here is a quick map of the campus.

Please click on the links for infor mation on what a LARP is or what the Camarilla is.

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Tuesday, May 9th, 2006
7:02 am
[jyeshtha]
NEGLECT 2006

(click on logo to see advert)

The Camarilla will be hosting a national event for those who are interested in LARP.

What: NEGLECT 2006
Where: Tampa Inn (Formerly Holiday Inn), 2701 E. Fowler Avenue, Tampa, FL. 33612
When: June 8th - 11th, 2006

Cost of the convention is $20 for members if you pre-register on the White Wolf site otherwise it's $30 at the door. If you are not a Camarilla member you can also purchase an annual membership (which is only $20 a year) or login into the Camarilla website and click the link for a 6 month free trial membership.

There will be a lot of great events and games planned for the convention so please pre-register and/or reserve your rooms now as they are filling quick.

Hotel Registration Info
Tampa Inn (Formerly Holiday Inn)
2701 E. Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL. 33612

Reservations Numbers: 800-465-4329 or 813-971-4710, ext. 3998
* When calling for Reservations, you MUST say that you're with The Camarilla to receive the room rates.

Room Rates: $69.00 Single Occupancy & $79.00 Double through Quad Occupancy

Info on the games can be found here and the convention schedule can be found here.


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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006
10:10 am
[jyeshtha]
VOTE to amend the Camarilla USA constitution
(Please forward this as widely as possible so that EVERY member can see it.)

http://camarilla.white-wolf.com/usnc/amendments.php (Full text changes in an easy to compare table below behind the LJ cut)

We are now opening the ballot boxes for four different referenda, each amending the constitution for the Camarilla USA. (Two of them submitted by individual members who had an idea they wanted to see happen!) You, the membership, now get to decide which (if any) of these motions will actually take place. The specific wording can be found at the URL above. A summary for each is below.

You may vote by sending an email to us-ballotbox@camarilla.white-wolf.com stating your full name, Cam number, and a clear YES or NO vote for each of the four amendments. Votes must be RECEIVED by March 21, 2006, in order to be counted. You do not need to subscribe to any list to cast your vote, and you should receive an automated confirmation - if you do not see a confirmation within 24 hours, resend your vote to be sure.

Discussion can take place on whatever lists you would normally discuss such things on, particularly the general-ooc list (where I will be active in the conversation).


Amendment 1: Voting for Indy Chapters

This amendment gives independent chapters a single vote for RC and RST. The CC casts the chapter's vote for RC, while a chapter referendum determines which VST casts the chapter's vote for RST. Currently, only domains vote for regional officers.


Amendment 2: Resignation by Email

This amendment allows members to formally withdraw from the club by sending an email to their coordinator chain (including the club director). Currently, formal withdrawal from the club must be done by postal mail.


Amendment 3: National Ombudsman instead of NTA

This amendment would replace the NTA position on the Camarilla Council with the new position of Ombudsman that is elected by a popular election of the membership (one member, one vote).


Amendment 4: Abolish the Arbitration Board

This amendment would do away with the arbitration board, with appeals going through the NC or NST as appropriate and then to the Camarilla Council as a whole if necessary.


We look forward to seeing your votes, and seeing the MEMBERSHIP set the future course of the Camarilla as an organization. Thank you!!


--
Wes Contreras, US2002022038
US National Coordinator
cam.usnc@gmail.com
http://www.camarilla.us/


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Tuesday, January 17th, 2006
11:50 am
[dong_bao]
SE Region's Game of the Month (Tampa, FL)

[Vietnamese: "Happy New Year!"]


The lunar new year is rapidly approaching. Please come join me in celebration of the Vietnamese tradition of Tet Nguyen Dan, the Vietnamese Lunar New Years Festival. I will be hosting this event at our settlement house here in Tampa. This will be on Elysium; strictly enforced by our Master of Elysium, Dr. Miriam Coventry.

Cassandra Nguyen
Carthian


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Hello all! This is a notification of our featured game of the month. The theme is the festival of Tet Nguyen Dan (pronounced tet win dan). This is the Vietnamese festival to celebrate the Lunar New Year. Most are more familiar with Gao Nian or Chinese New Year. We've managed to find an nice location to throw our version.

When: Saturday, January 28th, 2006
Check-In: 6:00pm (Please check in as early as possible)
Game Begins: 8:00pm
Where: 905 Brooker Road, Brandon, FL 33511

Website is: http://bot.ser-camarilla.org/events/newyears2006/
(site is still under construction so please be patient and check back periodically for updates)

There will be a small entrance fee of $3.00 per person to offset the cost of site. Bedspace for overnight stay is limited and additional charge for those will be posted soon. Floor space is free of charge.

Our featured charity is A Gift for Teaching (http://www.agiftforteaching.org/ ). We will be collecting school supplies and monetary donations for this charity. A Gift for Teaching was started in 1998 to ensure that children in Central Florida have the basic tools for learning by transferring, at no cost, the community's surplus supplies and merchandise into the hands of teachers and school children in need. The schools participating are from the most impoverished areas, based on the percentage of students enrolled in the free and reduced lunch program. As more merchandise and funding become available, more schools will be invited to shop.

If you'd like to donate to this charity we have an online collection here:


Bonnie Zabytko
US2005023013
Chapter Coordinator
Scarlet Sin (FL-001-C)
chaptercoordinator@scarletsin.com
(813) 476-0539 [please call after 5pm weekdays]
Monday, December 26th, 2005
3:23 pm
[jyeshtha]
Camarilla Requiem Featured Game of the Month (Tampa, FL)


It’s the Lunar New Year, most commonly known as Chinese New Year but we are throwing a Tet party, the Vietnamese version. This is the time of celebration and renewal and a time to pay your debts or forgive the debts of others to you. It’s a time to pay homage to your ancestors and elders and to lavish gifts upon the young. May luck be with you as the year of the Rooster ends and the Year of the Dog begins.

Cassandra Nguyen

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What: Featured Requiem Game of the Month (Tampa, FL)
When: January 28th, 2006 (Location and Directions soon to follow)

Please contact Jason Saice at librarian@tampabay.rr.com for details and questions.

Bonnie Zabytko
US2005023013
Chapter Coordinator
Scarlet Sin (FL-001-C)
Thursday, December 15th, 2005
9:22 pm
[jyeshtha]
Tampa Camarilla Requiem LARP Game
Invitation and Layout of Angel’s Breath Gallery

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What: Vampire Requiem - VSS: A House Divided
Check In: 7:00 PM Game On: 8:00 PM
Where: Fine Arts Building on the USF Campus
VST: Jason Saice ( librarian@tampabay.rr.com )

VSS and directions can be found on our website at http://bot.ser-camarilla.org

Questions can be sent to this e-mail address. We look forward to seeing everyone come out and join us.

Info on what a LARP is can be found here.

Interested in more information about the Camarilla can be found here.</font>

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Below is a description of the Gallery for in game purposes:



Upon arriving at the gallery you will note that the building resembles and old-style Victorian home. There will be two doors on either side of the entry way as you walk in. Upon entering you will immediately notice the grand staircase that will lead up to a small landing and the split into two as it continue to the right and left. The whole interior from ceiling to floor, including the impressive banisters of the staircase, is made of highly polished wood. There is a velvet-covered cord
that ropes off the staircase and a small plaque hanging off of it reading “Do Not Enter – Authorized Personnel Only”. On either side of this staircase are corridors that lead off to the back of the building.

The only other object of note in this room is a fairly large statue of a beautiful woman dressed in a long flowing gown. The statue is made primarily of bronze accentuated with gold and silver. The woman looks so alive that she could just step off her platform and join the group if she so chooses. The detail in the piece is so exacting that anyone examining it closely will note the careful stitching on her dress and the individual hairs in her eyelashes. Her mouth is opened as if she was about to say something or possibly burst out in song.

Through the doorway to the right is a large room. The room is filled of pictures of classic countrysides. Most of the pieces are fairly new, however there are a few you can tell were painted ages ago. Some of the modern paintings seem to be of moderate skill, others show amazing talent. The names signed to them are known on a few, and others have never been heard off.

A second doorway leads out of this room into a room toward the back of the building. This room is filled with sculptures of beautiful women and children playing dressed in what looks to be historic outfits. Along the walls hang painting of children
playing and flying kites. Two doors lead from this room, one is glass leading to what seems to be a garden the other leads to a corridor that heads to the other side of the house. This corridor empties back into the room besides the staircase.

The doorway off the left of the front room leads to a room filled with different historical pieces. A collection of weapons and common tools such as broom, hammers, and racks. Some are obvious very old and possibly were used at some point. Others look like recreations crafted by skillfully hands. In each corner is a suite of armor. All the weapons have some form of piece tie on them.

As you head toward the back of the house is another room, with a similar layout to the back room on the opposite side of the house. This room however is filled with a collection of paintings. Each painting shows an example of family life or a home. The buildings, dress and clothes very in periods of time, but most are French in style. In the center of the right wall, is a slightly above average skilled painting of a very old inn. The style of the painting suggests that is was painted years ago.

The garden in the back is a lovely place that is carefully maintained consisting of a mixture of manicured plants and ones that have been allowed to grown wild. Small white tables and wooden benches have been placed around the garden area. In the center of the garden is a large Gazebo capable of allowing a few dozen people to dance in it at one time. Small gravel paths lead out around the garden from the Gazebo.
Thursday, December 1st, 2005
7:09 am
[jyeshtha]
Tampa Camarilla LARP Announcement


What: Vampire Requiem - VSS: A House Divided
When: Saturday, December 3, 2005
Check In: 7:00 PM
Game On: 8:00 PM
Where: ROOM 106 in the MARSHALL CENTER at USF
VST: Jason Saice ( librarian@tampabay.rr.com )

VSS and directions can be found on the domain website.

Questions can be sent to the VST's e-mail address. We look forward to seeing everyone come out and join us.

Info on what a LARP is can be found here.

Interested in more information about the Camarilla can be found here.


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Tuesday, November 8th, 2005
11:02 am
[jyeshtha]
An announcement for our sister domain, the Crimson Coast, in Sarasota
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What is the Camarilla and what is a LARP? Information on what the Camarilla is can be found here though the contact information is for the Tampa Domain (Bay of Tears) Coordinator. You can contact the Sarasota Domain (Crimson Coast) Coordinator at crimsoncoastst@yahoo.com . Information on what a LARP is can be found here.

This is a reminder and invitation to the Sarasota Camarilla game this Friday, November 11, from 7:00 to 12:00. Check in will be from 7:00 to 8:00, after 8:00 the VST staff will check in characters as they become available. If you will be attending please send a copy of your character sheet to by midnight Thursday. There will be prestige awards for lanterns, food, drinks, and canopies. If you have any questions feel free to email staff at the above email address.


Directions: (We hope to see you all there)

From Tampa:
Go South on I-75 to exit 210 Turn Right on to Fruitville Road Drive 6 miles all the way downtown, to the end of Fruitville Take a Left onto US-41/Tamiami Trail Turn Right on Gulfstream Ave (FL-789) Cross the John Ringling Bridge onto St. Armands Circle Take the Lido Beach exit (Ben Franklin Drive) on the opposite side of the circle from where you came in. Take a left at the fork. BEWARE COP IN CORNER South Lido Beach Park is all the way at the end of Ben Franklin Drive. I do mean all the way.


From St. Pete:
Go South on I-275 across the Skyway Bridge ($1.00 Toll) Take Exit #5 onto US-19 South toward Bradenton/Palmetto Continue on US-41 US-41 becomes US-301 continue on Washington Blvd (US-301) Turn right on Fruitville Rd. Take a Left onto US-41/Tamiami Trail Turn Right on Gulfstream Ave (FL-789) Cross the John Ringling Bridge onto St. Armands Circle Take the Lido Beach exit (Ben Franklin Drive) on the opposite side of the circle from where you came in. Take a left at the fork. BEWARE COP IN CORNER South Lido Beach Park is all the way at the end of Ben Franklin Drive. I do mean all the way.


From Fort Myers / Port Charlotte:
Go North on I-75 to Exit 210 Turn Left onto Fruitvill Road. Drive 6 miles all the way downtown, to the end of Fruitville Take a Left onto US-41/Tamiami Trail Turn Right on Gulfstream Ave (FL-789) Cross the John Ringling Bridge onto St. Armands Circle Take the Lido Beach exit (Ben Franklin Drive) on the opposite side of the circle from where you came in. Take a left at the fork. BEWARE COP IN CORNER South Lido Beach Park is all the way at the end of Ben Franklin Drive. I do mean all the way.


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Wednesday, October 19th, 2005
11:46 am
[jyeshtha]
6:00 am
[jyeshtha]
Camarilla Info

What is the Camarilla?
The Camarilla is an international organization focusing on Live Action Role Play (LARP) as well as literary, charity, and social activities. Recognized as White Wolf's official fan club, the Camarilla is international known for its continuous LARP event that spans several thousand members, with more than just this single event - we are committed to member involvement and expanding member creativity and talents. Many groups host activities to improve member role-play, storytelling, acting, writing, leadership skills and more.

History of the Camarilla
The Camarilla began early in the 1990's as an independent troupe game in the Seattle, Washington area. Over the following years, it grew, and became affiliated with other troupe games around the country as a way of maintaining the same characters & story when visiting other games. Pretty soon, it became such a large cooperative effort that it was recognized nationally and had garnered the support of White Wolf studios directly. Since its humble origins, the Camarilla has grown to several thousand members around the world, and has come to include more than mere gaming. In 2002, White Wolf Studios formally began administering the club, and has continued to expand their supper of the club and its members.

Charity Work
The Camarilla and its members also support a wide range of community and humanitarian efforts such as Habitat for Humanity, wildlife shelters, and the American Red Cross. We also encourage our members to pursue efforts in their local community on a regular basis. The club isn't only about having fun and exploring our imaginations, but also exploring and improving the world around us.

International Contacts
The Camarilla is active in a number of countries around the world, allowing our actors the opportunity to travel overseas with the same persona, and interact on a regular basis with people of similar interests around the globe. While each affiliated country is independently managed, they remain devoted to promoting interaction and community amongst all our members. Many countries will even accept and encourage participation with actors form other areas. If you plan to travel abroad or would like more information on a specific country, feel free to email: ClubDirector@white-wolf.com.

Venues
Though the Camarilla supports a variety of games based around the White Wolf's World of Darkness the only active venue in the Tampa Bay area is our Vampire the Requiem and our Mage The Awakening game held every other opposite Saturdays at USF.

Please contact the Chapter Coordinator for more information.

Other current venues nationwide include Werewolf the Forsaken and Mortals.

Fairly new to the Camarilla purview is our tabletop venue which covers all of our existing LARP venues but in tabletop format.

Membership
Now that we have your attentions let's talk cost. Yearly memberships are only $20 and can be obtained via the Camarilla or White wolf website.

Currently you may obtain a six-month free trial membership. What are you waiting for? Go get one and join us. We'll keep a spot open for you.

Additional Info
For more information on the club, its member, and activities, go to: http://camarilla.white-wolf.com

or contact our Domain Coordinator
Andrew McGregor - Domain Coordinator FL-034-D
US2002021878
andrewmcam@gmail.com
6:00 am
[jyeshtha]
What is a LARP?


Live Action Role Play, usually abbreviated as LARP, is an extension of the more common tabletop role-playing game. That being said LARP tends to be quite different from traditional tabletop gaming as is best described as improvisational theatre - a play where you are an actor who creates the script of the story by taking actions and making presentations. Because of its theatrical nature, LARP is more accessible to a much larger audience than many role-playing games. Players need to know far less about the role and mechanic of the game though they must be more willing to become an actor and present the embodiment of the character they are trying to portray.

Our most successful actors are those that can present intimidation, fear, or pleasure simply with their tone of voice or facial expression. It is a stimulating challenge for every level of player, with little to no preparatory experience required. The most embellished characters, however, do require a fuller understanding of the backdrop of White Wolf's World of Darkness. Reading related material helps all participants flesh out their characters, making them more than a simple description but a full multidimensional figure existing in this culture. The details of these fictional societies and atmosphere can be gained from the White Wolf source books (sold at most comic, gaming, and hobby stores).
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