T. Miller has a good point about expansion, whether or not that is put to use immediately or in the future.
We made decisions to accommodate more teams & should consider it for individuals (although the bouts are already large
with questions about draw skew & other things). While adding a fifth bout or fifth early+late
set of bouts might be a gargantuan task, I know I've already wished/thought of it at previous events.
On the other hand,there are new venues, venues who don't send reps, a lot of slots on venues who are on it.
My other question is about the queue of storm poets.I imagine it is first come first served, too.So if a poet makes it second
or third in her local slam, held right around the time that venues can begin registering,and she has the cash, but it's before the "open to all" deadline, I think she gets in earlier in the line. Maybe?
People also forget, I think, the "prior champion" slot (that would be one poet from Portland). The more of these events we have, the more champs there are in slots, right?
Being tougher on deadlines & restrictions might help? Or to know how the list is filling up (I know there was a call like that that went out before, but I don't think it happens every year).
I would be interested to know if the waiting list poets all applied within hours or days of each other?