The Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais will host the eighth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 19-21, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address).
Saturday the 20th will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and many other arts beginning with the letter F. Melee and tournament combat engagements in a medieval sytle will also be held on Saturday. The site opens at 2PM on Friday, and closes at noon on Sunday. There will be a simple feast Saturday night.
Notice: Anyone participating in the fishing activities will need to have a current PA fishing license per PA state law.
The preliminary class list is now available.
We invite all attending to bring relevant books from their personal libraries to contribute to an event reference library. The library will be staffed, and books will not leave the library area. A printer will be available in the library for photocopying.
We will also be holding a silent auction to defray costs for teachers - donations are welcome!
Costs: The adult weekend fee of $15 ($8 for those under 18) includes a light meal on Friday evening, breakfast and lunch on Saturday, and breakfast on Sunday. The adult day fee of $10 ($5 for those under 18) includes lunch on Saturday. Feast Saturday will be an additional $7 ($4 for those under 18, free for those under 5). A $5 non-member surcharge will be collected from those over 18 with no proof of SCA membership.
Accomodations: Limited bunk space is available on site for those staying the weekend. On-board reservations will receive first consideration for on-site sleeping accommodations (48 bunk spaces available, in two 24-bed dormitory rooms). All guests will need to provide their own bedding, but mattresses are provided by the site. Be warned, these are bunk beds. There is a hotel within a few miles. Parking is extremely limited at the Sieg Center. There is no room for oversize vehicles, and we urge everyone to carpool as much as possible.
Reservations: Please send your reservations to Lady Phyllida Longacre with the subject "FFF Reg" All checks are to be made payable to SCA, Inc. - Shire of Abhainn Ciach Ghlais.
Master Denys the Decadent dgreenaw AT kcnet DOT org
Lady Geraine Morys geraine8 AT verizon DOT net.
Teaching: If you are interested in teaching, please contact the class coordinator, Mistress Phiala O'Ceallaigh. Feel free to contact Phiala by phone at sarah.goslee AT gmail DOT com. A projection system may be available if requested before hand.
Please send Phiala:
* Your name (SCA and modern), and preferred titles (if any)
* Home Kingdom
* A brief biography
* Title of class
* Brief description
* Class length, limits, fees, and special needs (if any)
Feast seats are limited to 40 people. Our feastocrats are Gille MacDhonuill and Leithoolfr Grimr. The feast theme is medieval barbecue. There will be roast meats and sauces, and grain and vegetable dishes. Please email all dietary questions to Master Gille MacDhonuill.
Directions: From everywhere, take your best route to I-80. From interstate 80 take Exit 173 to Lamar (state route 64 south). At the bottom of the exit ramp proceed southward, towards State College, on route 64. Begin looking for SCA signs. Travel 1.9 miles, and then turn left onto Washington Ave. There is a sign for the Lock Haven Conference Center at this intersection. Continue on this road for 3.4 miles (it will turn into Narrows Road). The entrance to the site is on your right (no street address).
From points South of State College Area, take your best route to State College PA, via route 322. From 322 take 26 (which will become state route 64 North) for 26 miles. Turn right onto Washington Ave, at the sign for the Lock Haven Conference Center. Continue on this road for 3.4 miles (it will turn into Narrows Road). The entrance to the site is on your right (no street address).
Some additional information on finding the site: The Sieg Center has no street address. On google maps the road is labeled "Narrows Rd", and heads east from route 64 just south of I-80. The turnoff is labeled "Washington" on the ground, but turns into Narrows Rd fairly quickly - this has led to great confusion in the past. There will be SCA signs, and there is a sign at the intersection with 64 that says "Lock Haven Conference Center". The intersection is only a couple miles south of I-80 on 64, and the conference center is roughly another four miles. Here's the relevant Google map (though without a specific point for the Sieg Center).