GDF soon turns four years old! Naturally, we’ll have ter celebrate that in style. And here’s how we’ll do it, with parties, competitions and not least the contributions from yer all!
The first Green Dragon Friday was held sometime during the month of May 2008. Ever since, hobbits have met weekly in Bywater, for songs, dancing, poetry, stories, riddles, gossip, news, quarreling, laughs and a jolly good time. Since we’re now nearing the fourth anniversary for the event, we have to celebrate hobbit-style.
There are two parties planned: The warmup party on April 20th, and the main party on April 27th. Both parties are held at the Green Dragon in Bywater at the usual GDF time (8PM UK, 3PM servertime).
So what happens at the parties? Some of the things yer can look forward to are listed below, but things may be added in the coming weeks. There will certainly also be a lot of the traditional GDF content, not least songs and dancing.
Warmup party – Friday April 20th
- Riddle night – Bring yer riddles and try to stump yer fellow hobbits
- GDF songs night – Bring yer songs about the Green Dragon and Green Dragon Friday!
- Band night – Hobbit bands are encouraged to come and play!
Main party – Friday April 27th
- Anniversary speech
- Pie baking competition
- Arts competition prizes
- Fireworks display
- The Green Dragon Anniversary Song
- Much dancing and merriment
Three competitions are planned:
- A fishing competition on April 24th.
- An arts competition running until April 21st, with prizes handed out during the main party on the 27th.
- A pie baking competition on April 27th
Click on the links for more information about either competition.
Who can participate?
Green Dragon Friday is, has always been, and will always be a hobbit event. While a few travelling dwarves are always welcome, longshanks are strongly encouraged not to come.
This may seem harsh. Why do we do it so? First of all, this is in no way based on any ill will towards men or elf characters on Laurelin, neither the players behind them. It is simply that we like to keep these two hours each week somewhat close to the inn experiences you get from books.
This means lots of hobbits. Possibly a few travelling dwarves. Taller people were unlikely present at all, and elves were definitely not there. Local residents like Sam Gamgee dreamed of seeing an elf one day. You can bet that he hadn’t ever seen one dancing on the tables in the Green Dragon.
If you’d like to participate, roll up a hobbit and follow the guidelines in our lorebook, and we’ll have a grand good time together!
How to get involved in the celebrations
If you’re a hobbit, just read through the text below and see if there are ways yer would like to participate. Then just contact me and we’ll find a way! Simple!
- Musicians, especially hobbit bands (with the aid of a couple of dwarves possible) are highly encouraged to sign up. Poets are as always welcome too. For the warmup party on April 20th, we are especially looking for songs and poems related to the Green Dragon or Green Dragon Friday somehow.
- We also need riddles for the riddle night on the 20th! Think yer can have yer fellow hobbits stumped? Bring yer hardest ones, hobbits!
- If yer have ideas for other entertainment ideas, don’t hesitate to suggest them! Bear in mind that short and sweet is better than the time-consuming things. Stories are unlikely to be accepted.
- Click on the link for more information on how to participate in the Pie baking competition.
- Click on the link for more information on how to participate in the Arts competition.
- And, yer surely know what to do ter learn more about that Fishing competition as well?
Else, we will of course need a lot of hobbits to party and dance and enjoy themselves. So do come along to Bywater and celebrate!