Greetings, all, from the autocrat and staff of the upcoming Fifth Known World Bardic Congress and Cooks Collegium! Below are supplemental announcements related to the event. We hope that you will forward this message far and wide, so that it will be of best service to all who may benefit.
MARK THE DATE! November 7-10, 2008 at Crestfield Camp & Conference Center, Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania (15 minutes from Cooper's Lake). Updated announcements and class listings will be posted on our web page, www.cooksandbards.aethelmearc.org
RESERVATIONS: There is still ample cabin and feast space available, and we will continue to accept pre-registrations (based on postmark) until October 31. See the event web page for details.
CALL FOR TEACHERS: We still have room for additional classes. Even if you are not yet sure that you want to offer a class, let us know what you might like to teach, and also let us know of any help you might need to make it possible (e.g., co-teachers, equipment, a kitchen or propane stove). Also, feel free to suggest that class that you always wanted to take!
CALL FOR MERCHANTS: Merchants are welcome at Cooks & Bards at no extra fee! Please contact our merchant liaison at: kwcb-merchants@andrew-dot-cmu-dot-edu
Non-merchants with items to sell are welcome to do so informally, and a table will be provided where you may place a sample of your wares (at your own risk) along with personal information (such as a photo) that will enable your customers to identify you on site.
PROCEEDINGS: * DEADLINE EXTENDED to October 17th * Even if you do not intend to teach, consider submitting articles, recipes or stand-alone class handouts for inclusion in the event proceedings, to: kwcb-proceedings@andrew-dot-cmu-dot-edu
CABINS/BATHROOMS. Each cluster of three cabins has its own heated bathhouse (with sinks, showers and plenty of flushies!) within a stone's throw. The bunk beds in the cabins have unsheeted mattresses, but you will need to bring pillows, blankets and any additional bedding necessary for your comfort.
ALTERNATIVE ACCOMMODATIONS. The event does not permit tent camping, and the township does not permit sleeping in vehicles, but if you are unable to afford cabin spaces and would like to attend the event, let us know and we will try to find you crash space near the site. Please specify the number of crashers, smoking preference and any pet allergies. If you require handicapped accommodations on site, we ask that you send us your reservation early so that we may guarantee appropriate arrangements.
ALCOHOL. The site will be "discreetly damp." Period containers, no kegs, and we request that you pack your empties. Common sense applies, please: becoming drunk and disorderly will be cause for removal from the site.
QUESTIONS. Ask 'em! We aim to please.
JOIN US! And let the fun begin.Location:
Crestfield Camp & Conference Center, Slippery Rock, PA