[AET] Fabric, Fiber, Fighting, Fencing, etc (FFF IX)

The Shire of ACG will host the ninth annual textile symposium on the weekend of November 18-20, 2011, at the Sieg Conference Center located on Narrows Road in Lamar, PA (no street address).

Saturday the 19th will be a day of classes and workshops devoted to fabric, string, and many other arts beginning with the letter F. Abundant Fighting and Fencing activities are also planned.

Site

The site opens at 4PM on Friday, and closes at noon on Sunday.

Contacts
Autocrats     Master Denys the Decadent (dgreenaw@kcnet.org)
                     Master Egill the Dane (gyronny8@gmail.com)
Troll/Reservations     Lord Conrad Kienast (conradkienast@yahoo.com)
Class Coordinator     Mistress Phiala O'Ceallaigh (sarah.goslee@gmail.com)
Meal Coordinator     Lady Byrghida Zajacowa (happypolishlady@yahoo.com)
Feastocrat     Master Gille MacDhonuill (whutchis@gmail.com)
Fighting Coordinator     Master Thorvaldr Frithsamr (nick_hyle@yahoo.com)
Fencing Coordinator     Lord Andreas Jäger von Holstein (acholin@comcast.net)

Classes

Notice: Anyone actively participating in fishing activities will need to have a current PA fishing license per PA state law.

If you are interested in teaching, please send Mistress Phiala O'Ceallaigh (sarah.goslee@gmail.com):

    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)

Library

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.

Silent Auction

We will be holding a silent auction to defray costs - donations are welcome!

Martial Activities

Fencing and Fighting will be held.

Merchants

Yes. Contact the autocrats for details if you want to merchant.

Meals

There will be a small simple Saturday morning side-board, and a noon lunch side-board. A tea-type hospitality table, with beverages and occasional snacks, will be available. There will also be a Saturday evening feast for 50 gentles.

Fees

The weekend fee of $16 includes site fee, bunk bed, and both Saturday side boards. The day fee of $12 includes site fee and Saturday lunch side board. Feast is $8. Babes in arms are free.

Non Member Surcharge: Anyone without an SCA membership will be charged a $5 surcharge as of July 2010 ( See kingdom notice). Note: the non member surcharge only applies to young children if they pay a site fee.

Large Groups: We ask any groups of 10 or more who plan to come without a reservation to please email\call the autocrats first even if you don't know the exact number of people you are bringing. (It helps us to coordinate the meals).

Accommodations

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. Indoor plumbing and showers are also available. There is a hotel within a few miles.

Parking

Parking is extremely limited, and unpaved, at the Sieg Center. There is absolutly no room for oversize vehicles, and we urge everyone to carpool as much as possible.

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).