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Bardic Madness XVI

Hosted by: Shire of Trewint

Start Date: 3/25/2006 Thru End Date: 3/25/2006 40
Crossroads Convention Center
100 4th St SW
Huron SD 57350

Planned Activities: Bardic Activities

Bardic Madness XVI
Divers Hues: The Event of Many Colors
March 25, 2006
Crossroads Convention Center, 100 4th St. SW, Huron, SD 57350

The newly-full-status Shire of Trewint invites all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels, Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops, Skalds, Fillidhs, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and friends of the arts Bardic! Come join the merriment at Bardic Madness XVI! Bardic challenges and many fascinating classes await you.

Our site will be the Crossroads Convention Center, 100 4th St. SW, Huron, SD 57350, 605-352-3204. There is a hotel connected to the site: Crossroads Hotel, 1-800-876-5858.

Reservations: Send to Brenda Larson, 1049 Western Ave.,Brookings, SD 57006. Make checks and money orders payable to “SCA Inc.—Shire of Trewint”. When you send reservations, please include the SCA and mundane names of all those for whom you are sending payment. The only guaranteed feast reservation is a prepaid one! Pre-registration deadline is March 18.

Fees: Adult Site/Class $5
Non-member surcharge $3
Children under 12 free

Feast: Adults $16
Children 6-12 $10
age 5 and under free Optional kids’ meal of hamburger or chicken fingers and fries $6

Lunch will not be provided on site, though several food sources may be found on and near the event site. Maps to nearby restaurants will be available at the event gate.

Feast: Lady Linette FitzOsbourne (lady_aleah@hotmail.com ) will be working with convention center staff to create a medieval feast including roast pork loin, chicken divan, green salad, pasta salad, marinated vegetables, rice, honey glazed carrots or green beans, rolls, and butter. You will want to be there, as the last set of challenges will be performed at Feast. There will be off-board seating for those who want to be there, but will not be eating Feast; please do not bring food in during Feast. (There will be a break before Feast for those who wish to go elsewhere to find dinner.) No open flames: candles must be enclosed. Site is dry in the feast and classroom area, but you may consume adult beverages in your rooms or the adjacent bar. No smoking except in the bar area or outdoors.

Directions: Coming from the east or west on Highway 14, turn south on Highway 37 (Dakota Ave) intersection (Taco Johns right by the stoplights) and cross the railroad tracks and continue 4 more blocks till you hit 4th Street. Turn west and go one block and you are there.

From the North and south on Highway 37 (Dakota Avenue) go till you are almost in the middle of town, turn west at 4th Street and go a block till you are there. Fourth and Dakota has a Norwest Bank on the SW corner and the Post Office on the SE corner.

Lodging: Contact info for the Crossroads Hotel is above; there is a block of rooms at $62/room and callers must mention “Society for Creative Anachronism”. Block expires February 24. A limited amount of crash space is available: contact Funk McCool at yodakrantz@hotmail.com .

Merchants: Space will be limited; SD sales tax license required, or contact Steward by March 1 to obtain a temporary permit. Space is free before March 1, $5/table fee thereafter.

Details about the challenges and classes can be found on the website. There will be a bardic post-revel at the site in the evening, after Feast.

Event staff:For information on challenges, classes patronage, or other curriculum questions:
THL Eliane Halevy (Jennifer Friedman)
2010 Allen Blvd. #1; Middleton, WI 53562
(608) 238-7627; gflower@merr.com

For information on reservations, logistics, and miscellaneous inquiries:
Event Steward:
Hrothgar the Lucky (Scott Ingle), 40779 215th St.; Cavour, SD 57324
605-352-0438; kcaravans@hotmail.com

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