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The Twelfth Year

Westercon Helmet Bash -- Barony of Lion's Gate
July 3, 1977

From The Page (June, 1977):

Four dukes, several counts, and many other belted fighters will be among the attendees at the July 1-4 Westercon Science Fiction Convention at the University of British Columbia in Vancounver, B.C., Canada. The Barony of Lion's Gate and the convention committee are taking advantage of the situation with an intimate little melee, to be fought on the lawn of the Totem Park Convention Centre on Sunday, July 3.

There is even the possibility that the Shasta Invastion will be moved to coincide with this event -- for details, please get in touch with the Autocrat, Nhille von Hahenkreuz (contact info omitted).

The Autocrat hopes to arrange a bit of individual instruction for local fighters, as well, and get all the carnage on film for the education and edification of fighters yet unborn.

HOUSING can be arranged through Susan the Opaque (contact info omitted) on an emergency basis.

There will be no charge for SCA or NSCA people attending the Helmet Bash only, but if you wish to attend Westercon events indoors, you can buy a one-day membership for $5, or a membership for the entire convention (4 days) for $10. (more details about the con omitted).

NOTE: The Helmet Bash will be a one-day affair, and will run from approximately Noon to 6:00 PM.

From the History (by Wilhelm):

Held at Totem Park, UBC, Vancouver. Nhille von Haukenkreuz was autocrat. (See p.15, Sept. ‘77 Crier)

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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