RIT 24th Annual Spring Juggle-in

Greetings all,

If you’ll forgive the advertisement for the Juggle-in…

RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology, located in Rochester, NY) is holding
it’s 24th Annual Spring Juggle-in on April 6th, 7th, and 8th 2001. This is a
huge juggling convention (we had over 400 people last year), but this year will
be the first in over 10 years where unicycling will be actively encouraged.

The juggle-in is free (only the performances cost you money, and at $10/$5, it’s
an amazing deal for the tallent performing)

Further info can be found at: http://www.rit.edu/~jugwww/

Unicycles will not be allowed in the main juggling area, as it has a very nice
floor. I have arranged for another area where I plan on teaching a begining
unicycling workshop, and am hopeful, some skilled unicyclists will show up and
show me a thing or two. If the weather is nice, we may do some things outside as
well. As this is the first year with unicycles, I will have to see who shows up,
and play things by ear.

Even if you don’t juggle, you’ll have a chance to see some of the best jugglers
in the northeast, and learn from just about anyone around.

There will also be shows, with performances by Tom Murphy, Jay Gilligan (I hear
he can ride a unicycle :slight_smile: ), and Fusion. Tickets will be $10 ($5 children) for
the big Saturday show with Jay Gilligan and Tom Murphy, and $5 for the Sunday
show with Fusion.

If you have any questions, please e-mail me at lutkus@mail.rit.edu (or you can
just reply to this – I just check the other e-mail box more frequently)

Also, I would like to thank the Drummonds at the Unicycle Source for generously
donating to our equiptment raffel. (That’s right, folks, buy a raffel ticket for
$1 and you can win a new unicycle, or perhaps some fine juggling props as well.)

Good day, Jeff Lutkus RIT Juggling and Unicycling Club President


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Re: RIT 24th Annual Spring Juggle-in

“Jeff Lutkus” <lutkus@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:20010330182850.01E9736F9@sitemail.everyone.net
> Greetings all,
>
> If you’ll forgive the advertisement for the Juggle-in…
>
> RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology, located in Rochester, NY) is
holding it’s 24th Annual Spring Juggle-in on April 6th, 7th, and 8th 2001. This
is a huge juggling convention (we had over 400 people last year), but this year
will be the first in over 10 years where unicycling will be actively encouraged.
<Huge snip>

The Americans never cease to amaze me, unicycling being actively encouraged at a
juggling convention. Only too right here in the UK I haven’t been to any
juggling convention/festival where unicycling isn’t actively encouraged and I’ve
been to a few. Neither have I been to a unicycling convention where juggling
isn’t actively encouraged (I’ve been to the last 3 BUC’s and only rode my
unicycle at 1 of them and juggled at ALL of them)

Good luck with your convention and try not to piss too many jugglers off and
soon you will find unicycling at all your conventions as the “normal” and on the
same track at your unicycle conventions encourage juggling. In the long run it
opens up more places to ride and juggle, perhaps?


AndyN (Mr Yellow)

RE: RIT 24th Annual Spring Juggle-in

> (we had over 400 people last year), but this year will be the first in over 10
> years where unicycling will be actively encouraged.

Wow, wish I could go! I love juggling conventions that have enough room for
unicycling without interfering with the juggling.

> There will also be shows, with performances by Tom Murphy, Jay Gilligan (I
> hear he can ride a unicycle ), and Fusion.

For the juggling community out there, in case you didn’t read about him in the
most recent JUGGLE Magazine, Jay started out as a rider in the Smiling Faces 4H
Unicycle Club in Ohio. From this humble beginning he added juggling, and took
the juggling to the limits. But he’s still “one of us” on the unicycle as well!

Stay on top, John Foss, the Uni-Cyclone jfoss@unicycling.com www.unicycling.com

“Dad, I’m hypo-icecreamic.” – Woody Hooten, at the end of a long MUni ride
(Woody’s mom is a doctor, and this sounds like something his family developed on
long car rides when the kids were young)

Re: RIT 24th Annual Spring Juggle-in

The biggest problem with getting unicycling involved in such conventions is
the gym floors. When the RIT convention was started, jugglers, unicyclists,
and everyone came and had fun. (of course there were never as many unicyclists
as jugglers)

About 10 years ago, RIT completely resurfaced all the gym floors. Consequently,
they have a certain desire to keep the floors in good shape, and they’ve done a
great job.

That just means I had to find another location to ride. Fortunately, there’s a
cement floor in the room behind the gym, so it all works out.

jeff lutkus

>The Americans never cease to amaze me, unicycling being actively encouraged at
>a juggling convention. Only too right here in the UK I haven’t been to any
>juggling convention/festival where unicycling isn’t actively encouraged and
>I’ve been to a few. Neither have I been to a unicycling convention where
>juggling isn’t actively encouraged (I’ve been to the last 3 BUC’s and only rode
>my unicycle at 1 of them and juggled at ALL of them)
>
>Good luck with your convention and try not to piss too many jugglers off and
>soon you will find unicycling at all your conventions as the “normal” and on
>the same track at your unicycle conventions encourage juggling. In the long run
>it opens up more places to ride and juggle, perhaps?
>
>
>–
>AndyN (Mr Yellow)


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