Simple Pleasures CANCELLED

According to a post on the Middlebridge by Autocrat Rannveig Hrajshvelgsneys, as of 2005-01-20 this event has been cancelled due to weather. They are considering rescheduling for the following week, 2005-01-29.

The Canton of Gleann Iaruinn of the Barony of the Middle Marches in the Middle Kingdom (South Point, OH) and the Shire of Port Oasis of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc (Huntington, WV) Announce: SIMPLE PLEASURES

From 9:00am until... Saturday, January 22nd, AS XXXIX

We invite you to a quiet get together to renew old acquaintances and forge new friendships with our neighbors; to celebrate the close of a successful (if somewhat stressful) year and to look forward to a new one of promise.

We're getting together for a old fashioned revel. A laid-back day of no court, no frantic cooking, no tight scheduling, no fuss, no muss, and no stressed out autocrats! :-)

Site: Cabell County 4-H Camp, 6040 Booten Creek Road, Barboursville, WV. (The traditional site for White Hart, near Huntington, WV....)

Directions:: Take your best route to I-64, head toward Huntington. Travel to Exit 15, take the exit and head east on Route 60. Follow Route 60 approximately 1.4 miles to Alternate Route 10 (at stop light). Turn right onto Alternate Route 10 and go approx: 1 mile to 4-H Camp Road (signs will be posted). Turn left and go approximately 0.2 miles. The site is on the left. Please do not drive or park on the grass.

Feasting: Pot luck. Please bring a covered dish, and if you are so inclined some snacks. Sigrid's Conspiracy Tavern will provide coffee, tea, hot chocolate, and sekanjabin. The site is not dry, but no original containers, please. Please email Negan ( or McKenna ( to let us know what you plan to bring so we don't end up with 40 green bean casseroles :-)

Folderol: Dress is plain or fancy, it's your choice...roll out the 12th night finery or come in that old T-tunic that should have been converted into a throw pillow years ago.

Fighting: Indoors. We will have heavy weapons picks to help shake off the cobwebs, and if there's enough interest a tourney.

Fencing: In addition to fencing pickups, The Band of Gentlemen will host a tourney. Swishy-poke to quiet strains of lute and lyre.

Fun: We will have games tables with chess, checkers, nine mens morris, gluckhaus, and other games.

Frivolity. For you dancers...nothing's been set up yet (we don't have any dancers in Gleann Iaruinn) but we'll have the 'band in the box' and if you dance enthusiasts want to bring some tunes we'll find you space to strut your stuff.

Frippery. If you're a merchant and you want to sell... sure, why not? But this is a day for pleasure, not business...

Facilities: Bunks are available in the bunk rooms in the lodge building on a first come basis. There are shower rooms in the lodge. The site is handicapped accessible.

Facts: Need more info? email Lord Kenna McKenna (, Lady Sigrid Schreiber ( or Lady Negan Arslan (

Fee: Zip, zero, nada, in other words: Free! Our exchequers have had a good year, come share our fun.

See you there!