Sorry this is so late. I kept meaning to complete it and got sidetracked. If you have any additional questions, feel free to email me.
- Are you active? What is your average number of players locally per week?
Yes, We run between 15 and 40 players on a week depending on weather and other events taking place.
- What days and times do you meet?
Our Primary Park day is Sunday at Lincoln Park in Springfield, IL at 1:30 We also have an A&S/Fighters Practice on Monday at 6:00 We are also holding a game day on Saturdays in Taylorville Il to determine if they have enough interest to support an ongoing park. I beleive they start at 1.
- What park do you meet in, city and state? Can you give directions or a physical address?
We meet in Lincoln Park in Springfield IL. Closest address is for the Nelson Center in the park, which is listed as 1601 North 5th Street, Springfield, IL
- Who is your leadership? Can we have and post their contact information?
Current Monarch : Kathrynn St James Regent Teishi Masamura Chancellor Kindyr Penumbra Champion: Fred I will check with the others regarding contact information but feel free to provide my email.
- What is your heraldry? Do you have a jpeg or other image file we can upload to the wiki?
The heraldry currently on the Wiki is the most current.
- Have you taken a recent group photo of your chapter? Can we have a copy?
When Alona visited several weeks ago now, I know she took pictures specifically for this purpose.
- Do you have an example of your chapter's heraldry in use, as a favor, garb, banner, or similar?
There have been several flags, both painted and appliqued over the years. I don't know of any pictures of them though.
- When was your chapter founded? By whom?
The park was founding in the winter of 2003 by Onishi Katzu the Farquester, Arminius the pale Skinned, Maera Halvorsdottir, and Callandra Drachewolf. The first official park day took place on 4/4/04.
- Do you have traditions or games that you would say define your chapter?
We've played a mix of games over the years, and the styles have varied depending on the officers and the style preferred by the current populace. We have run numerous quests through the years, which have created a series of "landmarks" within the park.
- Do you have an active forum, facebook groups, or mailing list? Can you give us links?
We have a facebook group and a yahoo group. Yahoo Group: http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/springfield_amtgard/ Facebook.:http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/213135602053033/
- Have you had any news organizations do any pieces on your chapter in the last two years?
I beleive our last report was out last winter(or possibly the winter prior) I think I may have the video somewhere. They were highlighting groups that still went outside in the extreme cold and highlighted our park and the local extreme frisbee group.
- What have you been doing to attract new players?
Lately through word of mouth and recruitment of friends of the younger players. We also did a demo at the recent Skyrim opening night.
- Has anything happened in the last year that you would like included in your history?
I can not think of anything for the park as a whole, though individuals may update their personal Amtwiki pages.