You don’t have to quit cold turkey (just eat some) in the past filmmakers from all over New England have come. It is a fun party... err... ah...networking, yeah networking event!
January 4th 12-5pm at The Garde Arts Meeting Room
305 State Street
New London Ct. 06320
Bring yourself, a Yankee Swap gift, a food dish, and the beverage of your choice (Water, Soda, cups plates, napkins, serving ware provided by SECTFilm)
Alec will again be doing a “Yankee Swap” at 3pm so please bring a “re-run” or funny present for this annual event.
Note from Alec:
In Yankee Swap each participant brings a wrapped, unmarked gift and places it in a designated area. Guests are given numbers as they arrive, or their names are randomly drawn, and they select and unwrap gifts from the pile in that order — with a twist.
The person who receives the number 1 will pick a gift (that is not their own) from the pile and open it for all to see (or models it, reads it, or demos it). During the selection of a wrapped gift, the participant may visually inspect the gifts, pick them up and/or gently shake them.
The person who receives number 2 then chooses a gift and opens it, and then must decide whether to keep it or swap it for the first player’s gift. Each person in order then gets to select a present, open it and decide whether to keep it or swap it for any other gift someone has already opened.
Opening of gifts and swapping takes place until all the presents have been chosen. Finally, the person who picked first gets to choose from all the gifts or keep what he/she has already received. In the end, the gift you are holding is the gift you take home.
So that’s it.. simple enough.
Last year we had so many hilarious gifts it was a fun time had by all. BTW, there is no need to go out and buy something expensive, you can always re-wrap a gift that you didn't like or wrap up something that’s just sitting around the house and you don't want anymore.. but remember, the key is to make the wrapping look like you spent a lot of money. ;)