There was an amazing upswing in the Middle and Near Eastern arts a decade ago that necessitated the publication as a way to organize the multitude of events that occurred each night at War. The awesome energy of that time period help really grow that area of the SCA. I saw a transition from Ghawazee coats as a prominent form of dress to complete, incredible ensembles of well-researched kits. In addition to the night time parties that are so typical of Pennsic, camps were taking the time to host period events, with masterful music, period food and people dressing for the occasion. I cannot thank everyone enough for helping to add to the atmosphere at those events (and for helping to change perceptions about those with M.E. personas in the SCA).
If someone is interested in taking the reigns of Haberci and growing it, I will happily pass on the administration of the Facebook page and will give some hints as to how to collect the hafla/party information. I know that Kafe Merhaba will have an online calender as well, and information can be added to that too, so there are definitely ways that the events that remain can get more visibility.
So if you are interested in becoming the next publisher, please shoot me an email at email@example.com.
And thank you everyone for the fantastic help with this over the last 7 (8?) years!