I’m looking for a translation of the word host in the sense of hosting a poker evening or maybe a party. Specifically, I want a word for the person who runs a gaming session in the online Esperanto congress Retoso.
I guess the usual word to translate host is gastigi, but that doesn’t seem appropriate in this case because no-one is a guest and they aren’t being accepted into someone’s home.
Another word in English could be facilitate which John Wells translates as faciligi. That doesn’t seem like the right word at all in this context.
I’m not really sure of the right word in English either to be honest. In French there is animer which seems ideal. If I use Google translate I get this:
Je vais animer une soirée de jeux de société. ➝ Mi aranĝos tabulludvesperon.
This doesn’t seem right either because it gives the impression that you are just organising it. I want to capture the notion that you are also going to be talking during the event and telling everyone what to do like a gameshow host.