Seems like we have two regular-difficulty events for the fall, and ACF Fall. Anything else on the radar there? Seems like there might be room for an EFT- or MUT-difficulty event in early October if Fall isn't running then, or on that first November weekend if Fall relinquishes its traditional spot from earlier climes. Is Collegiate Novice happening again? There may additionally be room for something more in late November/early December. Are rumors of Minnesota Open's death correct?
In the spring, it seems like SCT, Regionals, ICT, and Nationals are all good to go again. Are any other events returning? Who else is up for writing another event besides those four?
ISSUES WORTH DISCUSSING (perhaps in split threads):
-How many events should be packet-sub, and when should they be? How much practice should teams be getting writing packets, and how can we balance this out better across the year so we don't have 1 packet sub event in the fall and 5 in the spring again?
-A tournament in late January should probably be a thing. (this looks feasible)
-How big a deal is it if two tournaments are on adjacent weekends?
-How many tournaments there should be that are harder than regular? Last year, only MO was significantly harder during the regular year and QUARK was regular-plus; this was fine by me, and I frankly don't think we need two hard tournaments per year if both only get 20 teams apiece to play them (which is about the number that MO or Peaceful Resolution actually draws).
-Getting new and good science editors into the writing/editing game (perhaps this deserves a separate thread where someone with science experience can suss out these people and try assigning them to events that need science help)
-Who wants to write stuff but doesn't have a writing team? If people volunteer to help create a set, but couldn't do it on their own, writing teams might be able to glob together when otherwise-atomized individuals wouldn't be able to.
-Dear God, people, if you want to write a set announce it early (preferably in this next month or so, but like September or so at the latest) so we don't get into scheduling conniptions mid-year. This caused big scheduling and packet-submission problems for Terrapin 2013. (we're pretty good on this score too)
FALL SEMESTER EVENTS:
Collegiate Novice 4 (September through October 5)
Michigan Fall Tournament (sub-regular) (October 5, 12) [packet-optional]
Penn Bowl (regular) (October 19, 26)
ACF Fall (easy) (November 2) [packet-sub]
<Delta Burke (easy) (November 9)>
DRAGOON (regular) (mid-late November)
Fernando Arrabal Tournament of the Absurd (crazy hard) (November 23)
SPRING SEMESTER EVENTS:
NAQT SCT (regular DI|easy DII) (February 8)
ACF Regionals (February 22) [packet-sub]
Cane Ridge Revival (March 1, March 8)
MUT (almost certainly March-April)
NAQT ICT (March 29)
ACF Nationals (April 12-13) [packet-sub]