If all goes well, I will be attending the event in December. I plan on NPCing for all shifts.
Currently, I spend my time crafting customer experience for a small firm that operates online with clients spread over the world (what I get paid for); parenting; and writing. I moved to Ithaca 4 or so years ago and have yet to get plugged into a larp group. Previously, I resided in Columbus, Ohio. My background includes a mix of some combat and non-combat larps, theater, tabletop rpgs, video game rpgs, and a stint as the Artistic Director for the Medieval and Renaissance Performers Guild at The Ohio State University (stage combat, period costuming, song, dance, acting).
Thank you for the time spent on and work put into the site, forum, and wiki. It is easy to get acquainted with expectations, rules, lore, etc. Your staff appears to be very knowledgeable, experienced, and attentive.
One side note of hopefully helpful feedback while it is fresh in my memory:
One of my first considerations on whether or not I can play is scheduling. Can I make it there and back without taking up my entire weekend? (I have other responsibilities on weekends.) The location and on-the-day schedule were not easily on my path as a new person approaching the website. While rules, lore, general culture of players/community can be necessary to deciding if this group is a good fit for me — if I can't make it because the location is too far away or attending the entire event set up to tear down is required, then everything else doesn't matter.
I met three friendly KoN folks at Wizarding Weekend 2017 in Ithaca. I don't remember their names but they were welcoming and enthusiastic. I kept the business card and looked yall up online. A year later, I've dedicated to try it out. I look forward to seeing how it goes and supporting a great game if only in a small way.