[SCA-AE] ANNOUNCE: Axes & Ales 8 (April 28-30)
thegeorg at stny.rr.com
Wed Apr 26 05:56:39 EDT 2006
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Come to Axes & Ales VIII, hosted by the Shire of Sterlynge Vayle! We
will be once again at Camp Sertoma, Johnson Road (no number listed),
The gates will open at 6 pm on April 28, and anyone staying after noon
on April 30, 2006, will be assumed to be helping with the clean-up. The
site is Wet, but period containers are requested, and you must remove
all empties from site. Open flames are permitted at Feast, but please no
campfires except in designated fireplaces. Please be aware that while
handicapped accessibility is improving at the site, there are still a
great many hills.
Saturday promises a full schedule with something for everyone. For the
first time in three years, we should have the return of lobbing of
pointy things with a real Thrown Weapons Tournament. The Traditional
Axes and Ales Heavy Tourney will be run by THL Wolfgang von dem
Schwarzwald, last year's champion. And we will also have a Fencing
Tourney. We should also have Royal Rounds available for Archery. There
will also be children's activities, INCLUDING YOUTH COMBAT. There will
be dancing right before Announcements, in the late afternoon.
We will have another informal brewing competition again this year run by
THL George Anne- please bring anything you wish to enter, and even if
you do not compete, you may always volunteer to be a judge. We have a
beer-related class taught by Master Gille, and a brewing roundtable in
the afternoon, with beer as the chose theme (other stuff welcome too).
Feel free to bring a bottle to pass- If the brewing competition is too
intimidating, here is a great place to go for more constructive ideas.
Proof of age is REQUIRED for all alcohol-related activities. We will be
proofing at the door, so please don't be offended. Any violators of
mundane law will be asked to leave the site immediately. Also, if you
drink, you will no longer be permitted to participate in the martial
activities, including archery and lobbing of pointy things.
Merchants are welcome and encouraged. You must provide your own tables
and shelter as the Hall is too small to accommodate everyone.
Send reservations, merchanting inquiries, and all other questions to the
Autocrat: THL George Anne (Georg-Karen Hawks), thegeorg at stny.rr.com .
The only real Reservation is a PAID Reservation. Please list both
SCAdian and mundane names, address, and a telephone number or e-mail
address so we may contact you if there questions, and so that we may
confirm your reservation.
Cost: Onboard: $14.50 (includes Breakfast Saturday and Sunday, Lunch
Saturday, and Feast); OffBoard: $7.50 (includes lunch). Minors aged 17
to 13 are $1 off full price. Children 6 to 12 are half price, and those
under 6 are free (if they will need a seat in the Feast Hall please let
us know). Feast is limited to 80, but this number will shrink if there
aren't enough in-advance reservations. The cook will be Laura
Littlejohn. Please contact her with all allergies or other concerns
directly via ljl3373 at yahoo.com .
To sleep in a bed in the new cabin, the cost is $2 per night. Do include
this on your reservation, as there are limited beds, and your bedspace
reservation will be confirmed. These are actual beds dormitory-style but
there are no linens provided. Crash space in the main hall with your own
bedding is as always free, and there is camping space available for
those willing to set up tents at no additional charge. It snowed this
week. Be aware that tent camping will likely be VERY cold.
Directions: Find your best route to NYS Rt. 17 east of the I-81/Rt. 17
split; then make your way to Exit 76 Haskins Road/Foley Road. There will
be signs directing you to Johnson Road and SCA signs. From the east,
turn left at the top of the ramp, and take the next 2 lefts. From the
west (the direction most of you will take), turn right at the top of the
ramp and then take your next left onto Johnson Road. The camp is less
than a mile down Johnson Road on the right.
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