Print

Print


Maybe I am not the brightest bulb in the fairy lights, but I don't see where to sign up there.
> On 18 Nov 2015, at 21:51, Amanda Babcock Furrow <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 
> Hi.  The official Conlang Card Exchange at http://exchange.conlang.org
> actually is going to run this year!  I have recruited Aaron Crow Simon, 
> creator of Sandic, to help me out with it this time.
> 
> The Card Exchange draws from multiple online conlanging communities for
> a broader exchanging experience.  You can exchange cards with as few or
> as many conlangers as you like.  If you're interested in exchanging only 
> with fellow CONLANG-L members, please note that there is an option to 
> restrict your exchange to only those communities that you listed when
> registering.
> 
> Cards may be for real-world holidays, or concultural celebrations of
> any sort.  Any physical card-sized document in a conlang is eligible.
> We've had some really creative ones in the past!
> 
> Registration will open this Friday, November 20th.  Addresses will go out
> at the beginning of December.
> 
> Thanks,
> Amanda Furrow and Aaron Simon
> Conlang Card Exchange Administrators
> 
> On Wed, Nov 18, 2015 at 10:28:12AM -0500, Padraic Brown wrote:
>> Juliana Doddridge <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>> Hello, I'm new to the Conlang listserv (this will actually be my first time sending anything after a few weeks of following). Can somebody explain 
>>> the card exchange to me?
>> 
>> First, welcome to the Conlang list!
>> 
>> Second, the card exchange is very simply explained:
>> 
>> Since there a few of us interested, and no real "official" sponsored exchange these last couple years, I think I'd take the suggestion of just doing this among ourselves, whoever is interested.
>> 
>> 1. Since I'm the one who suggested the possibility, I guess I could coordinate the Exchange. So for anyone interested, the first step is to email me your Actual Physical Postal Address. Can be your home address, office address, school address, APO, PO box, anywhere you can receive physical mail.
>> 
>> 2. Create a card! It can be very simple, like a blank or generic card with some appropriate holiday greetings written in your conlang; or it can be much more complex. If you can draw, you can make a greeting card such as might be used in your conculture. If you take a look here: http://www.frathwiki.com/Avantimannish this was the card I sent out in 2012. Some folks have just sent handwritten notes in their conlangs, others have drawn elaborate pictures; some have included interlinears and translations. There is no one correct way of doing this!
>> 
>> 3. I'll collate the addresses and forward them to the group.
>> 
>> 4. Make copies of your cards and send them to as many folks on the list as you want! 
>> 
>> 5. Does not matter what country you live in -- so long as you can send & receive physical mail, you can participate.
>> 
>> 6. There is really no set time limit for this project. Sure, it's nice to receive cards around Yuletide, but if you're not ready with them until January, no worries!
>> 
>> Send pertinent information to me at elemtilas AT yahoo DOT com and in the Subject line please write "Conlang Card Exchange". Also, I know some of us live in Foreign Parts Where They Write All Funny. If you're in the ROC or Japan or ROK (or Etc) and you have an address that needs to be written in Foreign, please try to attach an image file of the address as it ought to be written for you local postal service, in addition to the international standard address written in Latin characters.
>> 
>> I will try to forward the List to everyone first week of December.
>> 
>>> It sounds like something I would be interested in, but only if the date for sending them is after the school semester ends (12/16). Otherwise I 
>>> might be too busy.
>> 
>> No worries! Make and send your cards when you have the opportunity!
>> 
>>> -Jules