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The Thirtieth Year

Twelfth Night

January 6, 1996 (AS XXX)

Scottish Rite Center,
Oakland, CA

From The Page (October, 1995):

We're back to the beautiful Scottish Rite Center, (address omitted), Oakland, site of the '94 Twelfth Night. Merchant setup starts at 8:30 am, and the populace is welcome to come in at 10 am. More details anon, but there will be Something To Do this year at 12th Night-period games-dance classes and dancing-speakers-Page School—you name it!

Merchants: Write or call Elayna Amavia for application packets after October 15 (contact info omitted). Space is limited to the Blue Room and the upstairs dining room, and will be made available based on relevance of merchandise to the SCA.

Parking: We have the garage at Madison and 13th Street, 2 1/2 blocks from the site-it'll be free for us and closed to the pubhc, with modern security on watch, and we're organizing an after-dark escort service to it. Parking at the hah's own lot is ALL reserved-please write the Autocrat if you quahfy for handicapped space.

Tickets: Available at events through Green Duck and some other members of the committee, or by mail from Alison von Markheim (contact info omitted). Take advantage of the Early Bird Specials: $8 at events or postmarked through October 15; $10 through December 30. After that, tickets will cost $15, including at the door. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc.-West Kingdom 12th Night. Children under four are free, but Twelfth Night has little for them and the hall is full of stairs and balconies; if you can make other plans for your toddlers, your whole family will be happier!

Autocrat: Hilary of Serendip (contact info omitted).


From The Page (December, 1995):

Where: Scottish Rite Center, (address omitted), Oakland.

What To Do: Attend Coronation. Schmooze. Ogle the year's finest garb. Try to figure out which of the many attractions to sample next. Here's the main schedule:

8:30   Merchant setup
10:00   Doors open to populace
12 N   Last court of Veniamin and Aeron
1:30   Lunch break
2:30   Coronation, flowing into first court of Stephen and Elina
5:00   Dinner break
6:30   Golden Stag Players: "Peermalion" (Written in the SCA)
8:00   Masque: "The Vision of the Twelve Goddesses" (A period piece)
8:30   Dancing (No walkthrus - come to the daytime classes!)
12 M   Hall closes

And There's More:
Arachne's Web contest—Gxeen Duck (or find Jania); lace-trimmed handkerchiefs to be donated to the Queen's gift chest - winner announced at March Crown.
Arts & Sciences competitions*—Sciences: Cordials. Arts: Food Sculpture; Comedic or Satiric Performance. In the Blue Lodge (food by special permission from the hall ; management) Static entries on display from 10 am to 2 pm. See A&S announcement for more detail.
Arts & Sciences displays—Blue Lodge - call the Kingdom Arts .or Sciences officer to arrange table space. Guilds are welcome to have tables here!
Bardic jam sessions—Evening in the Blue Lodge; bring voices, musical instruments, ears!
Billiards*—Aftexnoon and maybe evening in the Billiard Room.
Casbah—6 pm on in the Red Room.
Classes, bull sessions, and guild meetings*—All day in the Red Room, and some in the Blue Lodge. If you want to organize something in this line. Call Caitlin dhuin na nean (510-733-6805) by Dec. 15 to arrange a time! See site handout for schedule.
Dance Classes*—All day in the open end of the Billiard Room.
Games*—Play period board and table games all day in the Library.
Page School—Games tables on the balcony over the 1st floor lobby.
Portrait Photographer (if arrangements work out)— In the Blue Lodge alcove; stop by and make an appointment.
Scribes Den*—All day across from the Billiard Room; check on your scrolls, see the latest crop of finished work, learn to sign your name.
Tours of the Hall*—See the Sights with a guide to tell you who's who - and what they're wearing. Schedule in ground floor lobby.

               (* = closed for Coronation, 2:30 - 3:30)

VOLUNTEERS: We'll need lots of help on the day! Get in touch w i th the Autocrat in advance or on the spot to find out what needs doing!

Care and Feeding of the Hall: Be kind to the place - it's big and beautiful and we can afford it. The management loved us last time; please help keep them happy again! Remember - SCA people leave sites cleaner than they find them.

Banners - There's no good way to hang personal banners, alas, so it's probably a good idea to leave them home. Do not pin anything to the curtains or put anything but masking tape on the walls.

Food and Drink - ONLY IN AREAS WITH NO RUGS! You may use covered candles and chafing dishes with built-in sterno or alcohol warmers in the dining room, but Kingdom Law on unattended fires will be in force. Low-wattage crock pots and similar devices (NOT microwaves!) may be used in the kitchen on a space-available basis...but there's not much space. You can get limited amounts of ice from the machine in the kitchen.

Dishes - We'll be providing plastic bags for you to cart home dirty dishes without messing up the rest of your stuff. Do not even think about washing dishes at the hall; there's just not enough room in the kitchen, and the bathrooms are verboten.

Smoking - Outside only.

Elevators: The hall has three levels, not counting balconies, but you won't have to struggle with stairs this year. We're hiring an extra elevator operator for the front lobby to keep from running the watchman ragged, and there's a self-service elevator at the back of the hall.

Merchants: Write or call Elayna Amavia (Elaine Wilzig Kovacich) for an application: (address omitted), San Francisco, CA 94122 (415) 661-4708 before 10 pm. Get it back to her by Dec. 15, when she will assign space! Each spot comes with one car-sized parking space in the back lot. (Note new plan - all merchants will be in the huge upstairs dining room.)

Tickets: Available through Green Duck and some other members of the committee, or by mail from Alison von Markheim (Alison Douglas) P.O. Box 10469, Oakland CA 94610. Tickets are $10 through December 30. $15 in January and at the door. Please include business-size S.A.S.E. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc.-West Kingdom 12th Night. Children under four are free - but 12th Night has little for them and the hall is full of stairs and balconies; please try to make other plans for your toddlers! Price includes parking in a covered and guarded lot.

Parking: We have the garage at Madison and 13th Street, 2 1/2 blocks from the site - it'll be free for us and closed to the public, with modern security on watch, and we're organizing an after-dark escort service to it. (Parking at the hall's own lot is ALL reserved - please write the Autocrat if you qualify for handicapped space.)

Directions: (omitted)

Autocrat: Hilary of Serendip (contact info omitted)


From The Page (January, 1996):

Place: Scottish Rite Center, (address omitted), Oakland. See the December PAGE for info on the dancing, theater, classes, games, and whatnot that will cram the day!
Tickets: $15 at the door. Make checks payable to SCA, Inc.-West Kingdom 12th Night. Children under four are free - but please bear in mind that this hall is unusually full of hazards for toddlers!
Gold Key: If you will need to borrow garb from Gold Key, please make arrangements before hand by calling the Keeper of the Gold Key, her number is listed in the back of The Page. Only reserved clothing will be brought to this event.
Parking: We have the garage at Madison and 13th Street, 2 1/2 blocks from the site - it'll be free for us and closed to the public, with modern security on watch, and we're organizing an after-dark escort service to it. (Parking at the hall's own lot is ALL reserved - please write the Autocrat if you qualify for handicapped space.)
Directions: (omitted).
Autocrat: Hilary of Serendip (contact info omitted)

See photos from this event
The Golden Stag Players presented the play Peermalion
See video of the play Peermalion



Stephen of Beckenham
Or, on a pale invected sable
a crescent Or.
     
Elina of Beckenham
Gules, a gryphon segreant Or
maintaining a raven displayed
sable and a rose Or slipped
and leaved vert.
Arms by Vigdís Vestfirnzka


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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