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Event Details
Autocrats' Colloquium Event date: May 13th, 2017
Hosted by Shire of Blak Rose - Harrisburg, PA
Event Last Modified: April 24th, 2017
 
Event details
Do you have a great idea for an event, but you don't have the vaguest idea how to do it? You're hardly alone, and the Shire of Blak Rose wants to help.  This event will be a series of classes -- so you don't have to come in garb – covered topics include:

Real World and SCA Laws – What you need to know as an autocrat about dealing with SCA and real world laws.  Mistress Katherine Barr is a former Kingdom Seneschal and currently works as an intellectual property paralegal with a background in contract work.

Food:  Options and Considerations – What an autocrat needs to know about dayboards and feasts at events.  Meister Dietrich Schwelgengräber is a veteran of many feasts, a Laurel for cooking and a professionally trained chef. 

Guide to Jewish Holidays – Which Jewish holidays is it important to avoid? Reb Eleazar ha-Levi, author of Compleat Anachronist 110, “An SCA Guide to Jewish Persona”, does an overview of the Jewish holidays for those who don’t understand them.  “If you don't know what Goyim means, it means you.”

Publicizing Events - Today an autocrat has a wide variety of powerful tools available to publicize your event.  A roundtable discussion on how to make sure you are choosing the right tools to get the word out, and that you are sending out the messages that you intend to send. 

Making New People Welcome – Recruitment and retention are key to the health of the SCA.  How can an autocrat make new people feel more welcome? Lady Dara von Halstern has autocrated over 100 in her thirty years in the Society

Special Needs – Accessibility issues and food allergies are two needs that an autocrat needs to consider.  How can and should you take these into account when planning? Mistress Alayne Alexandra Nyvern Nightwatcher is East Kingdom Accessibility Porter.

Budgeting – How to develop the budget for your event, projecting attendance, considering expenses.  Lady Tuathflaith ingen huí Chleirigh has done budgeting for a variety of events, activities, and programs conducted by a number of different groups, including, among others, the SCA, the Mid-State Swim League, and the Girl Scouts.

Camping Events – Camping events create their own set of challenges in both h mechanical infrastructure and staffing.  To run a successful event an autocrat needs to be aware of these challenges and have strategies for overcoming them.  Mistress Linette de Gallardon has been autocrat for a number of camping events including Southern Regional War Practice.

Children at Events – How and what to plan for the youngest members of the Society.  The class will use a presentation prepared by Mistress Leonete D'Angely, East Kingdom Chancellor of Minors, who is herself unable to attend.

There will be time at the end of the day for addition discussion with the instructors.
Site Opens: 9 AM
Site Closes: 6 PM
 
Event Location
Unitarian Church of Harrisburg
1280 Clover Lane
Harrisburg, PA  17113
Google Map

The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist

Directions:
Harrisburg, as the state capital, is at the confluence of a number of roads.

From the North and Northwest (Williamsport/State College):  Take Rt.  322 (or Rt.  11/15 to Rt.  322) to I-81 North.  (*) Then continue to Exit 70 towards I-83 (4 miles).  Take left fork to I-283.  (**) Drive to Exit 2 (1 mile).  At the top of the exit ramp, turn right.  Almost immediately, turn right again.  The site is 0.1 miles down the road on the left. 

From the Northeast (Scranton):  Take I-81 to Exit 70 and continue as from (*) in directions from North and Northwest.

From the East-Northeast (Allentown):  Take I-78 to I-81, and then follow directions from the Northeast.

From the East #1 (Downingtown/Delaware):  Take I-283 west to exit (near the end of the highway) for I-283 west/Harrisburg.  Then (***) take I-283 west for 1.5 miles to Exit 2.  At the top of the exit ramp, turn left and cross the bridge.  Then turn right at the light and proceed 0.1 miles to the site entrance, which is on the left. 

From the East #2 (Philadelphia):  Take the PA Turnpike exit 247.  Then continue as from (***) in directions from East #1 (Downingtown/Delaware).

From the South (Baltimore):  Take I-83 north into Pennsylvania, and continue north to Exit 46A.  Then continue from continue as from (**) from directions for North and Northwest.

South 2 (Washington):  Take best route to Rt.  11/15 North until, south of Harrisburg you cross Rt.  581.  Take Rt.  581 east to I-83, and continue north as from South (Baltimore).

Southwest (Hagerstown):  Take best route to I-81 and continue to Ext 70.  Then continue as from (**) on Northwest.

West (Pittsburgh):  Take best route to Turnpike and continue east to Exit 226.  Take exit and follow signs to I-81 north.  Then continue as on Southwest. 

Google Map: 
https://www.google.com/maps/place/1280+Clover+Ln,+Harrisburg,+PA+17113/@40.2441955,-76.8132897,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x89c8bf7651beef85:0xc638e34e0c947f9!8m2!3d40.2441955!4d-76.8111064

The Google Map lists several hotels adjacent to the event site for those wishing to stay overnight.

 
Registration Fees
Registration: Cost is $20, with a five dollar discount for members.  This includes a do-it-yourself lunch board.  Deadline is May 6, 2017.

Due to an unexpected financial crush, we must have fifteen additional registrations on May 1, or the event may be cancelled.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc.  -- Shire of Blak Rose

 
Contact Information
Event Steward:
Reb Eleazar ha-Levi
mka Lew Wolkoff
2118 Penn Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
eleazar_halevi@yahoo.com

Send Reservations to:
Lady Alana O'Keeve
mka Rachel Wright
4809 Brian Road
Mechanicsburg, PA 17050
rkwknits@gmail.com

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