Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! Just to chime in on what CREX says, it's about as family friendly as you can get. There's kids, there's youngsters, there's geezers, and on and on. If anyone is on the fence, then you need to come. You will absolutely learn more in a weekend than a years worth of you tube videos. You can ask questions, you can hammer steel, you can just sit there and sit, but I guarantee that you will have a great time. I mean how often can you ask a Master Smith how to make a tang or how he gets his wood to show such character (something about a chemical-- cupric blah blah blah), or ask Andy to show you how to grind a blade so it looks smooth and not like a Busse that you made on a CNC mill. You can watch Phillip execute a Fiddleback Friday and have Rick Lowe show you how to make a sheath. Ask Allen about spending time at the Loveless shop, see Forges made by guys that take it way too seriously and compare it to the one next to it made out of an old ammo can and some left over pipe fittings. Then when all that ends, you can walk up to the fire pit, probably bum dinner and dessert, and talk about whatever or whoever -- or not, you see, that's the beauty of the event, you can make it whatever you want.