Norwegian Dragonkin Gathering

What is NDG

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Norwegian Dragonkin Gathering, for dragonkin and friends of dragonkin

The Norwegian Dragonkin Gathering is intended for dragonkin, and its purpose is to give dragonkin a place and time where they can lower their guard, be themselves, and talk about their beliefs, memories, feelings, and thoughts without having to worry about reactions from others. While the event is specifically intended for dragonkin, it is also open for anyone who is accepting towards dragonkin beliefs.

What is a dragonkin

A dragonkin, or an otherkin dragon, is typically (but not always) a person who has been a dragon in a previous life or who in any other way identify as one.

Who are welcome

Anyone above the age of 18 years (in this life), who are a dragonkin or consider themselves accepting towards dragonkin-related beliefs are welcome. However, if the interest for the event is high, we reserve the rights to prioritize our friends first. Even though the event is arranged in Norway, we consider it an international event as typically more than half of our participants are from other countries in Europe and the rest of the world. If you speak English, language should be no barrier during the gathering. :)

Where and when is NDG

The event is arranged every summer in Norway, when the nights never go dark and the snow is still melting off from the highlands. It lasts for a full week, including two weekends, a time that will be packed with fun and exciting events, and just enough to let your true self surface again.

What happens at NDG

At NDG there will be a number of activities that varies from one year to another. Typically we will visit some attractions such as visiting wild-life parks and go for hikes in the nature, climbing mountains, and touring through the country. Two NDGs will never be the same as we change location every year. The most important of all, however, are the many cozy evenings we will have together where we get to pour out our hearts' contents to fellow dragonkin and share our interests.

The theme of the current NDG program is announced when registration opens, and what events one might be able to expect out of it. Final program is usually not in place before registration ends, as we have to make sure the arrangements will fit all of our participants.

What does the registration fee cover

The registration fee goes to lighten the burden of our budget for arranging the Norwegian Dragonkin Gathering. The first 3 events we arranged was all sponsored by our personal economy, but as it grew it also became a significant personal expense for us when the cost of renting a mini-bus, renting a large cabin, and covering all entrance fees and food expenses was summed up. In addition, we had the issue with people who signed up for the event just because it was free and then not feel committed to even try to make it to the actual event.

Thus the registration fee that we ask for will make the event not leave as large of a footprint in our economy as it has the previous years, and also act as a way to make the participants feel committed to the registration they make. In return we will cover all transportation needs during the event, including from and to the airport of Gardermoen. We will cover all the entrance fees to parks and events we will visit, and food (save for the few times we eat out, indicated in the program).

What do you need to provide for yourself

You need to organize and cover your own transportation expenses from your home to Oslo airport, Gardermoen, and back again. We also would appreciate that you make sure to get a travel insurance if you are an international participant. We would hate to have a good friend of us end up in troubles while attending to our gathering. :( You will also need some extra money if you want to buy something extra, in addition to covering for the times we dine out. We estimate that NOK 1500 per person should allow you cover your own food expenses for when we dine out and to buy a few souvenirs.

Also, good clothing can be good to bring with. We have a lot of weather here, both good and bad. During summer we can have temperatures roaming from 5 °C to 25 °C. Usually we expect a comfortable 20 °C, though. We will keep you posted about the weather when an event is coming closer so you can be prepared.

I want to know more about NDG

Currently we have no public mean to contact us, but come back in a week and hopefully we have something in place ~Etath (2019-03-17).

Conditions of Registration and Participation

As the event has grown significantly since when it started we need to have a clear agreement for our participants. It is therefore crucial that you have read and understood the Conditions of Registration and Participation before you consider participating to an NDG event.