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The Thirty-first Year

Westermark Madness

August 3-4, 1996 (AS XXXI)

E. San Mateo County, CA

From The Page (July, 1996):

Unto the Populace of the West does the Barony of the Westermark send fearsome greetings! It is once again time to challenge the daring and skill of all who would attend the Tournament of Madness of the Westermark (BA-BA-BA-BOOM!) For your nostalgic and aesthetic pleasure, we will be holding this at beautiful Bort Meadows, birthing place of Western royalty.

Come challenge for the title of Thug-O-da-Westermark in a mass-weapon Valhallan melee (oooh!). See the Westermark Players latest production of Gerhardts great Steingrim Saga Compete in Westermark bardic style for the coveted Markee (Won last year by a gut- wrenching rendition of the saga Beo-cat). Join us for a Thanksgiving potluck to welcome all the Lochacian guests who will be attending prior to resuming their travels to the great Pennsic War.

If this is not enough to persuade you, just wait, theres more competitions and prizes: Games: Pok, Nine-Mans-Morris, and possibly cranberry juice Tablero (think about it) More Games: Hunker-Hauser, Challenge Croquet, and the legendary Numenorean Brick Throwing Combat: a Trolls Tourney, Bush-Kazi, an Immortals Tourney, and a Baron Tell archery shoot Comestibles: Brewing without Malt or Hops (i.e.-meads and ciders). Cooking: period junk-food.

What are you waiting for?! Call your friends, hone your weapons, sharpen your wit, carpool (oops, non-sequitir), and come to the Something-Annual Westermark Madness Tourney!

Site Fee: $6 - $8, (little more, little less... but for you 10% off, today only)

Autocrat: Veniamin Nafanovich Medvednikogotev (phone).


From The Page (August, 1996):

Unto the Populace of the West does the Barony of the Westermark again send fearsome greetings! This is your final challenge to dare and compete against all who would attend the Tournament of Madness of the Westermark (HA, HA, HA, HA!).

Join us in welcoming all our friends from Lochac, We will be holding a Thanksgiving potluck, you know... turkey, stuffing, apple pie, etc. as follows: A-H (Entree - Turkey something), 1-Q (Side Dish), R-Z (Desserts), Cooking-Impaired of Any Initial (Breads and Cheeses).

There will be lots of competitions and fun: Brewing; without malt or hops (i.e.; meads, ciders) Food: Period Junk-Food (never before attempted) Games; Pok, Nine-Man's-Morris, and possibly cranberry juice Tablero (think about it) More Games; Hunker-Hauser, Challenge Croquet, and the legendary Numenorean Brick Throwing Combat; The "Thug-O-Da-Westermark" Tourney, a Trolls Tourney, Bush-Kazi, an Immortals Tourney, and a "Baron Tell" archery shoot Bardic; Westermark style performance - any form (i.e.; Beo-Cat) Entertainment; The Westermark Players do "Steingrim's Saga" (You met him at 3YC now hear the real story)

So come show our most southern Prince and Princess and their populace how we party central kingdom style! (Those of you who know about the ...z ball game on Sunday, don't tell the Lochacians!), Don't miss this one-of-a-kind event. Almost free (to good home). The n'th Annual Westermark Madness Tourney!!!

Site Fee: $6 - $8, (little more, little less... but for you 15% off, today only)

Autocrat: Veniamin Nafanovich Medvednikogotev (contact info omitted)

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