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The Twelfth Year

The Grand University of Ithra -- Province of the Mists
September 3-4, 1977

From The Page (September, 1977):

The Grand Ithra, combining instructors and classes from both Caid and Mists, will be held at the College of San Mateo, San Mateo, CA, on September 3-5 (Labor Day Weekend). Day classes will be scheduled from 9-6, with evening classes offered on September 4 (Sunday). There will be an awards banquet on Saturday night.

ADVANCE REGISTRATION will take place July 30 through August 30, after which there will be a $2.00 late registration fee, and some classes with limited enrollment may be closed. (Ed. Note: Sorry, folk, we didn't have this copy for the August PAGE -- hope the info reaches you in time. We apologize in advance for the U.S. Snail.)

CATALOGUES are available from Mistress Bjo of Griffin (contact info omitted) and Queen Carol of Bellatrix (contact info omitted).

BED AND BREAKFAST may be arranged along with your registration; the charge is $2 per night, but space is limited.

GROUPS ARE NEEDED to run concessions at Ithra: food (coffee, tea, sandwhiches, goodies, etc.), babysitting, and bookstore. This is a good way for your group(s) to make money. Get in touch with Queen Carol for details.

THE BANQUET will be held at Lou's Vollage in San Jose on Saturday night. There will be dancing, an awards ceremony, and a dinner of cross-rib roast, all for $7.00 per pperson. (Alcoholic beverages may be purchased separately.) Dinner will be served at 8:30. The $7 must be paid before pre-registration ends (August 30).

THE CLASSES to be offered (and their instructors) are as follows (for scheduling, please see the catalogue):

(class lists omitted)

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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