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February 01, 2014
Blatha An Oir

Tacoma-Pierce County, WA

Autocrat: Francis of Norton

The Barony of Blatha An Oir invites you to take refuge from
the cold dark days at Winter’s End as we fill the feast hall with candle light
and good cheer. This ancient holiday is also known as Brigit’s Day, and so we
honor the Irish goddess and patron saint of smith craft, healing, and poetic
inspiration with a Games Tournament, Scribal Contest and Charter Painting, an
SCA Swap Meet, Baronial Court, a Potluck Feast, and a Bardic. This year’s theme
is “Green” in anticipation of spring.  
Date: February 1, 2014Site:   The Slavonian Hall (West Side Lower Level)
2306 North 30thStreet Tacoma, WA 98403Site Information: Enclosed
flame candles and festive green table decorations are encouraged. Please bring your
own tablecloths to fit standard 8 foot rectangular banquet tables. Alcoholic
beverages are allowed (in period containers please). Parking is on the street
or in the lot across the street to the east of the hall.
SCA Swap Meet: Time
to get a jump on Spring Cleaning. Bring your usable SCA-related items to sell,
trade, or give away to other attendees. Tables and a garment rack will be
provided. Items can be anything related to life in the SCA, such as garb,
accessories, fabric, camping equipment, feast gear, A&S display items, tools,
etc.Please let the Event Steward know in advance if you plan
to bring any large items that will not fit on a table or garment rack.
Automobiles, Trucks, Trailers, etc. can have a reserved parking space at the
front of the building.All transactions are strictly between the buyer and the
seller. All unsold items must be removed by the seller at the end of the event.
Social Time:  Bring
your hand sewing, spinning, knitting, or work on your embroidery project in the
company of your fellow artisans.
Games Tournament: A Games Tournament using a variety of games
will take place throughout the day. Lady Emma of Madrone is our Games Mistress.
Sargeantry Candidates – this is a perfect opportunity to learn/practice games
you will need to know for the trials. Tournament Prizes will be awarded for
most games played and best overall score.
Scribal: A Scribal Contest will award best overall design, Baron/Baroness
Choice and Scribe’s Choice awards. Any current Baronial Charter can be entered
in the contest  An open Scribal Table will
be available throughout the day for attendees to paint charters and socialize.Potluck Dinner: The
Barony will provide a beef dish. Each person please bring a potluck
contribution – an appetizer, main dish, side dish, or dessert, to serve 8-10
people. If your food needs to be served hot, please bring it in a crock pot or
other heating/serving dish and a serving utensil. We have lots of refrigerator and
freezer space available, as well as plug-ins for crock pots, stove top, and microwave.
There is  limited oven space available
after the main dish comes out of the oven. Bardic:  After dinner we will have an open Bardic with
a story-telling theme. This is a great low-key supportive opportunity to
practice for the upcoming Sargeant’s Trials, Baronial and Kingdom Bardic
Championships. Anyone who would like to perform or just stay and enjoy this
informal group social activity is encouraged to participate.
Event Fees: $8.00
per person for adults and youth. No NMS fees will be charged. Children 5 years
old and under are free. Please make checks payable to SCA Inc. Barony of Blatha
An Oir.
Event Steward: Francis of Norton (mka David
Tackett)   cell (253) 534.5489Feast Steward: Annaka
Poznanska (mka Anita Taylor)  cell (206) 369.2231
9:30 am: Site open for event team.
11:00 am: Site Opens to the Populace. SCA Indoor Swap Meet begins.Scribal Table open. Gaming Tournament begins. 4:30 pm:Games, Scribal, and Swap Meet end.
5:00 pm: Court begins. 6:00 pm: Potluck Feast after Court. 7:00 pm: Bardic/Social after the Feast. 9:00 pm: Feast and Bardic end. !0:30  Site Closed

Site Info:
Name: Slavonian Hall
2306 North 30th Street
Tacoma, WA 98403

Directions to Site:

From Interstate 5, take the I-705 N exit towards the CITY CENTER.Take
the SCHUSTER PKWYexit . Continue on
SCHUSTER PKWY.following the sign for Old Town. Continue
on N 30TH STuntil you arrive at 2306 N 30TH ST.
The Slavonian Hall is on your Left.

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