Greetings from the Chancellor of the University of Atlantia!
It is with deep regret that I inform you that the October session of
the University of Atlantia has been cancelled. Although we had several
people researching potential sites, no bids were forthcoming. Thank
you to everyone who did the groundwork for finding sites. If you think
they would be suitable for February's session, please consider putting
in a bid!
Speaking of February, I do not have any bids for the February session.
Normally, the deadline for this session would have been July, so we are
a little behind schedule at this point, and the deadline has been
It has been brought to my attention that in some areas of the Kingdom,
suitable sites are costly, and trying operate on donations makes groups
nervous about losing money on this event. There seems to be a
fundamental misconception about the University bid process and the
concept of University being run as a "donations only" event. Please
refer to the bidding guidelines at
Of note are the following items:
4: University will solicit donations at each session to cover site,
Acorn publishing and other administrative costs. This is distinct from
any fees, donations or other activities the host group may use to
recoup their costs.
5: University site fees will be reimbursed to the local group (or
directly to the site) up to a maximum set by the Chancellor. This
amount will be dependent upon funds available.
What this means is that University, not the local group, pays the site
cost from the donations and what funds the University has in its funds.
We do try to choose sites that minimize the chances of a shortfall, so
there is no risk to the local group with regard to the site costs. The
normal Kingdom/group split of the event proceeds does not apply.
If you have concerns or questions, please contact me or the Registrar
about how things work.
Master Eldred AElfwald
Chancellor, University of Atlantia