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The Thirty-second Year

Debardchery -- Cloondara

July 19, 1997 (AS XXXII)

Golden Gate Park,
San Francisco, CA

From The Page (July, 1997):

It was a dark and stormy Debardchery! On Saturday, July 19, Cloondara welcomes all to our annual Debardchery Tourney! The site is the Archery Field in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco. The site opens at 9AM.

Suddenly, a bow sang out... at 11AM, we will hold an Archer's Auction wherein the populace may bid on their favorite archer, whose winning score will win a prize for his highest bidder. The IKAC and IKCAC prize competitions begin at 11:30AM; crossbows are not allowed on the field.

New! Improved! Cloondara will introduce a Caper Toss competidon requiring use of mitten gauntlets. Other amusements will include the annual prize bardic competitions, and best period dish. There will also be a Fish-Fling (points for style) and a Loaf-Lob contest (accuracy). We will hopefully have a return of the Flying Phoenix of Fate (distance). Other competitions will be announced.

Bertram wondered why dogs always seemed to yodel as they howled in his presence... The Bardic prize competition will be "EPIC CLICHE", tell a story involving mortals and involvement of the great Powers-That-Be, utilizing as many cliches and puns as possible; up to 5 minutes duration. We welcome anyone to perform even if you do not wish to participate in the competitions.

We will have a potluck picnic. Please bring a dish based on your mundane last name as follows: A-E: side dish or salad; F-N: main dish; O-Z: desserts. Please bring sunshades to share. The site can be windy and cool; we suggest you bring additional layers for warmth.

Autocrat: Kath Dudek (phone).

Site fee: $5.00; children under 16 free.

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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