Ancient Anguish Celebrates 20 years!
As some of you may know, Ancient Anguish was founded 20 years ago.
Zor and Drake started working on AA sometime in 1991, and it was opened
to the public in February, 1992. Obviously, this is a huge milestone,
and we should treat it appropriately.
The Senate will be sponsoring two events for our 20th AAnniversary!
First, join us from February 23rd to February 26th for a scheduled online
reunion! Log in to say hello to those people you played with at work or
in school, (or when skipping classes and ignoring your boss). See what
has changed since you last stopped by.
Please, even if you no longer play Ancient Anguish, make an exception to
show support and reconnect with old players. If you need a password
reset, please contact
AAnniversary in Philadelphia
Please note, space may be limited.
When and Where:
The site of our AAnniversary gathering will be in the United
States, just to the west of the city of
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania
The date for the AAnniversary is June 29th - July 1st, 2012.
The main event will be held Saturday, June 30th. The performances
will start around 4PM and end at 10PM.
Note the change in date from tentative planning, required to meet
venue, and artist schedules.
I need directions.
I need information on the local hotel block and other hotels.
Show me pictures of the event site!
What we need from you:
Please let Dracul know if you are interested in attending, and how many
people you would hope to bring along. This will allow us to make
Talk about the AAnniversary with your fellow players, both present and
past, to make sure they know about the upcoming event. They should be
encouraged to visit AA, as one of the event goals is to reach as much of
our player-base over the last 20 years as we can, and to get them
reengaged with the Anguish of today. We will be creating some
informational packets to detail the event, and will also do some
Philadelphia is highly accessible in the US. As part of the East Coast
megalopolis, it is located along several long interstates including the
I-95 North-South corridor and I-76 East-West. Philadelphia includes a
major international airport,
and several other international airports are very close by in
Newark, New Jersey (EWR)
Baltimore, Maryland (BWI)
We will be gathering for events at a private apartment complex in the
western suburbs with a very nice clubhouse, as well as at specific area
venues. The main event on Saturday evening will include the following:
Pending weather, the pool will be available
Late lunch / Dinner / Appetizers pending attendance
Live music - Acoustic artist Ken Volz!
Live music - Premier PA Party Band
A local hotspot for an after-hours!
You may want to look into the City Pass. It is a good value if you like
a reasonable number of activities. If you are only interested in one or
two, it may not be as much of a discount.
Philadelphia City Pass
While there is still plentiful planning to do, I can say that there will
be a myriad of activities available for both families and individuals.
One of the reasons Philadelphia is a great venue is the ability to
support a large variety of activities with the ability to entertain
everyone. Your significant other and children will be welcome, and there
will be a nearly infinite number of things for them to do regardless of
whether you choose to subject them to the Ancient Anguish community.
There will be a few, planned group activities over the course of the
weekend, and there will be information available about what singles,
couples, and children can do in and around Philadelphia.
If people considering attending don't like any of the following:
then mud should still be online for you.
In the coming weeks, I will be making lists available of area hotels and
attractions, directions from the airport and along major highways, and
the scheduled entertainment. Registration will initially be through
Several area hotels are pet friendly, and there are pet friendly areas
in several locations. Please clean up after your pet, and obey leash
Before the question is raised, be aware that we will *not* be using any
of our current funds from previous donations.
Our donations were collected for our network connection and machine
hardware costs, so it would not be fair to use them for anything else.
The sponsored portions of the AAnniversary have been privately funded.
If you would like to donate toward offsetting the costs, please send a
donation to Ancient Anguish with the group set to AAnniversary, using the
details in help donations.
As a large city, Philadelphia has a large selection of entertainment
venues, and there will be opportunities for people to enjoy a few drinks
together if they so choose. That said, the main event will be family
friendly. Due to the legal issues surrounding events which cater
alcohol, I would rather avoid the liability for a large crowd with an
open bar. We can use local venues to support consumption and regulation
of alcohol; it is safer for all of us. There are great places in
Philadelphia for us to go to continue the party, and the main event will
end at a reasonable time for adults to go out together afterward.
You are all welcome to contact Dracul personally with questions, or for
assistance with planning.