[SCA-AE] They get extra credit!!!!!!!! To watch and listen to you!!!!!!!!!!
jfkyle at gmail.com
Mon Feb 25 16:16:27 EST 2008
*To all good gentles wondering what to do this Wednesday evening:
I want to share with you part of a letter from the Shire of Kings Crossing's
contact at California University of Pennsylvania.
* <The Art and Design Department and the Theater Department have both
shown great interest in this event! This is wonderful...some of the people
are even offering extra credit for students to come and look at the scrolls
and display items, so please bring whatever appeals to you!
We have our club showing up in force. It's going to be, if all pans out the
way people on this end are saying, to be a large and exciting event. >
*We have an excellent chance to spread the news of the SCA to the students,
faculty and administration of Cal U. In addition, since many, if not most,
of the students commute this means they will carry the word to their friends
and family in their hometowns! As you can see from the letter quoted, the
demo has morphed into a demonstration of fighting, fencing AND Arts and
Sciences. (Can you believe a college prof offering extra credit to students
for attending an SCA demo???) So bring your art, your embroidery, your
handicrafts, your scrolls, your period pieces (or authentic reproductions),
your scholarship as well as your prowess at arms!
Should you hesitate because of weather or a late drive of some distance be
advised! Crash space is happily available at sionn, the lost's house at 343
Hill St in Belle Vernon, PA. It is about a 15 minute drive from the site
and very easy to find. (If he can find it you know it's easy to find) The
house is warm and cozy and i hear there might be a beverage hidden
* The Shire of Kings Crossing is holding a demo of fighting and fencing in
the Student Union of California University of Pennsylvania (C.U.P.) in
California, PA from 6 pm to about 8:30--9 pm on Wednesday, February 27,
We'll be in the HUGE Performance Center at the Student Union. There'll be
lots of room for individual combat and, if we have enough combatants,
There will be a table(s) available if you would like to display your A&S or
interesting period items.
Parking is reserved for us next to the Student Union. Also, there is a
loading dock to offload your gear and food/snack shops right in the
So come to the demo! Please email sionn, the lost (mka John Kyle) at
jfkyle at gmail.com and let us know you'll be joining us as we demonstrate
fighting, fencing and the SCA to the students of Cal U!
>From the North
Either take I-79 South to I-70 East to Rt 43 or your best route to Rt 43.
** Take Rt 43 (it is also a part of the PA Turnpike) South to California.
There is a $0.75 toll. Stay on Rt 43 until you see the Rt 88/California
Business exit. Take it, merge onto a two lane road. You will be taken
across an overpass, then up a hill. Go down a long, steep hill. You will
come to a stop light at the bottom. Turn right at the light. You will see
a sandstone building on your right that clashes with all the red brick Cal U
buildings. Go past that to the second right and turn up the hill. Signs
will be posted for you.
>From the West
Take I-70 East to Rt 43 then follow ** above.
>From the East
Take I-70 West to Rt 43 then follow ** above.
>From the South
Take I-79 North to I-70 East. Follow I-70 East to Rt 43 then follow **
Note: If you come down Route 88/43 and hit the California exit BEFORE
paying the toll, please still take it, just note that it will put you on
the road *after* the overpass. Turn right to proceed up the long hill. Not
going up the hill is not deadly...it'll just wind around and take you
through town. Stay on the road and don't make any turn offs, and you'll be
fine. See the second note.
Note 2: If you end up going down through town, when you hit the red light,
go straight. You'll know that you should go straight if, when at the red
light, the gas station is on your right and the Rite Aid is ahead and to the
Remember. We'll be looking for the pleasure of your company at California
University of Pennsylvania's Student Union February 27th from 6 pm until
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