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Event Details
Market Day at Birka XX **UPDATED** TRM will be in attendance TRH will be in attendance Event date: January 30th, 2009 - January 31st, 2009
Hosted by Barony of Stonemarche - Manchester, NH
Event Last Modified: October 29th, 2008
Event details
The Barony of Stonemarche invites you to a Market Day at Birka XX.  This annual event will be held on January 30-31, 2009 at the Center of New Hampshire, Radisson Hotel in Manchester New Hampshire for our seventh consecutive year.

Their Excellencies, Baron Juan Lazaro Ramirez Xavier and Baronessa Maria Pagani have prepared the following activities to amuse their guests, a large indoor market with nearly a hundred merchants, a fashion show, A&S display, classes, children’s activities, dancing, martial activities with a heavy list bear pit tourney, fencing and youth combat.  Their Majesties of the East will also be holding Royal Court, prior to Royal Court, Their Excellencies will be holding a Baronial Court.  The schedule will be available January 16th.
We will open gate on Friday January 30 at 6pm to 9pm.  Merchants on the Exposition side of the event will be open from 7pm to 10pm.  The gates will reopen on Saturday at 8am and close at 3pm.  The entire event site will open on Saturday January 31 at 9am and close with a dance in the Ballroom at 11:30pm. 
If you are interested in teaching a class or require meeting space, please contact Lady Batujin Nasan (mka:  Anne Crabtree) at amcnh@yahoo.com


Information regarding Minors:
Parents and Guardians should be aware that areas of the event site are open to the public.  There are many exits from the building, along with the numerous hotel rooms.  Please be mindful of where your children are at.  The event site does not have Code Adam.
(Experts and paraphrased from the East Kingdom Seneschal Documentation http://www.seneschal.eastkingdom.org/SEN-DOCS/ekwaiver.html )
Minors must be in the company of a parent or guardian or if the minor is attending the event without their parent or Court-appointed legal guardian, but rather a designated adult over the age of 21, the parent or legal guardian must complete the minor or family waiver in advance.  The designated adult must bring the signed waiver to the event.  SCA Minor Waiver does not authorize any form of medical treatment for the minor.  That is not its function.
Medical Authorization for Minors
1.  The SCA requires minor participants (i.e., those having to have waivers) whose parents or legal guardians are not present at the event to have a valid Medical Authorization form.  The SCA recommends use of the Medical Authorization for all minors whose parents or legal guardians are present.
1.  Copies of the form, duly executed, should be in the possession of the named minor; at least one adult named in the document and present at the event; and the parent or guardian executing the Medical Authorization.
2.  There two Medical Authorization of Minors available:
1.  Medical Authorization of Minors with Notary signature.  This form is for use at all events hosted in the United States of America, and must be notarized.
2.  Medical Authorization of Minors with no-Notary signature space.  This form is for use at events hosted outside the United States of America.

Hotel Information:  The site is offering a reduced room rate for event attendees.  Reservations must be made with the hotel prior to 1/6/09.  Contact the Radission directly at 603-625-1000 and mention the Society for Creative Anachronism/Birka to receive the reduced rate.

Merchant Pre-Registrations & Applications:  Merchants are an important part of our event and we welcome you.  You must apply to be a merchant.  All information will be published on our website:  http://www.birka.org

Volunteering for Birka:  An event of this size requires a great deal of work, so any gentles interested in helping are encouraged to contact the autocrat in advance or refer to the event web site for additional information.  We're in special need of volunteers to work gate and security.  Thanks in advance for any offers of assistance.  If you are interested please contact Lady Batujin Nasan (mka:  Anne Crabtree) amcnh@yahoo.com 603-339-1257

Martial Activities:  There will be both indoor fighting and fencing.  The fighting will be in the usual bear-pit style with prizes awarded to the top scoring gentles in both belted and unbelted categories.  Fencing and Youth fighting activities will also take place in the Armory.

Other Activities:  There will be children's activates, bardic entertainment, and fashion show, more details will be forthcoming in future updates can be found at the Birka Website.  Feel free to contact the autocrat, Lady Batujin Nasan, at (603) 339-1257 or amcnh@yahoo.com.

Site Opens: 6pm
Site Closes: 12am

Event Website: http://www.birka.org

Event Location
Radission Hotel - Center of New Hampshire
700 Elm Street
Manchester, NH  03101

For those driving:  Find your way to Route 293 in Manchester NH.

North:  Take Exit 5 and turn right onto Granite Street.  Go through two lights and the hotel garage will be on the left.

South:  Take Exit 5 (new exit) and turn left onto Granite Street.  Go through two lights and the hotel garage will be on the left.

Event Fees
Site : Pre-Registration Fees (Deadline Friday January 6, 2009):
10.00 Adult Member
13.00 Adult Non-Member
5.00 Youth (13-17)
Free Children(12 and under)
Current Proof of Membership Required at Check-In, please do not send Proof of Membership with your Pre-Registration.

At-the-Door Registration Fees:
12.00 Adult Member
15.00 Adult Non Member
6.00 Youth (13-17)
Free Children (12 and under)
(Current Proof of Membership Required at Check-In)

Feast: There will be no dayboard or feast served at Market Day at Birka.  However, there are several concession stands run by the Hotel.  Please note that vending machines run out of beverage quickly, please plan accordingly.  There are several amazing restaurants within walking distance of the event site.  Please see the Restaurant Guide found at Information Point.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc, Barony of Stonemarche

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lady Batujin Nasan
mka Anne Crabtree
(603) 339-1257 (no calls after 10pm)
13 Lyndon Street
Concord NH 03301

Send Reservations to:
Non Merchant:
Birka Pre-Registration
c/o Robert Dorr
13 Lyndon Street
Concord NH 03301
NOTE:  We ask pre-registrants to not use UPS, Overnight or Certified Mail services.  We cannot guarantee someone will be available to sign for packages.  Pre-Registrants, please include everyone's legal name who you are paying for in your party.  If you are paying by check, please include a phone number on the check.  We cannot guarantee e-mail confirmations, but if you send along your email address we will try our best to respond.

Merchant Pre-Registration:

Other Contact Information:
Baron Bilgisayar (MKA:  Del Barlett)
603-724-7102 7PM-10PM weekdays, 1PM-10PM weekends
92 Goffe St #1
Manchester, NH 03102

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