EMF2018 was an absolute belter, and the consulate did super well.
The hard border, political jokes and barrier were excellent.
In terms of number of people engaged, the whiteboard was excellent. Scottish facts could be heard repeated around the camp just minutes after they were added to the board and some have probably been added to Wikipedia.
The asylum applications & associated performance theater were amazing fun. The asylum programme was a huge success. So successful that we had run out of forms. This definitely helps people to feel part of the Scottish Consulate as opposed to just visiting, so much so that one new person started an emergency temporary visa programme for those that came after we ran out of forms.
The lighting in our main tents was great. There was enough light to work by and all the major colours were represented. The lights were a bit of a pain to get set up and construction of some parts looked a bit fragile.
Shouty Tel was also a lot of fun but I think we are yet to see its full potential.
Do we need to consider what tents we bring to events in the future?
The simple & quick construction of the Event shelter and the space offered by the double plastic tables were a real winner this year.
Maybe buying another one that's waterproof and roughly 5x5m would be a good thing to do.
We need to be more disciplined at keeping our communal area tidier so we can get actual things done.
It was a little annoying using personal devices for music this year. Coin-op youtube jukebox anyone?
Do we want to run events at the consulate? Solidify our evening parties into something much more?
Some of us are on IRC. Do we want to look at slack/discord/matrix/rocketchat/telegram/something else in addition to IRC for us to keep in touch / grow more?
What about starting a mailing list again?