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The Thirteenth Year

Samhain -- Barony of Madrone
October 28, 1978 (AS XIII)

From The Page (October, 1978):

Once again, House Barque and accomplices will host the traditional Madrone Samhain gathering of Those Not Of This World. Come attired as: the ancestor of your persona; a figure from mythology ("real" or An Tir); or, for this year's special costume contest, the ghost of an An Tir Rebel. (Any An Tir Rebel -- you get to invent one.) Date, October 28.

Contests will include: Costume (various categories, at the whim of the judges, including Best Mythological and the aforementioned Rebel Ghost); mulled wine (judged by the musicians); and storytelling. It is strongly advised that those who enter the Rebel Ghost contest also enter the storytelling contest, that they may relate in what manner they were martyred. They should also have a brief presentation for the general costume parade.

Theme of the storytelling contest is Stories from Mythology. Any mythology. (An Tir mythology counts.) Such storse must be told, not read, and judges will take note of delivery style.

Facilities: The site is the Knights of Columbus Hall (address omitted). This site has been used before, for Twelfth Night, Lupercalia, and at least one Baronial Banquet. Facilities include restrooms, a kitchen (no utensils), refigeration, and tables. There are two rooms: feasting and general socializing will take place upstairs and bardic activities will be held downstairs in the room with the fireplace. Any smoking will take place outdiirs, as provided in the Law of An Tir.

Feasting will be potluck. Bring a dish to serve ten, and your own eating and drinking implements. Remember, there is nothing of the sort available at the hall.

Schedule (omitted)

Cost: To defray the cost of hall rental, and (if there is enough) to help defray the cost of special treats, there will be a $1 per person entrance fee, collected at the door. Children under twelve will be admitted for 25 cents.

Those who wish to help plan, decorate, sponsor other contests, keep things running smoothly, or supervise various areas, please contact the Barque (Liam of the Barque and Deirdre Muldomhnaigh, also Sean Galt) at the September Coronetting or call (phone). There will be a planning meeting at mutual convenience. More details in next issue of The Crier.

Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.

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