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Event Details
Known World Academy of the Rapier / Known World Costuming Symposium **UPDATED** TRM will be in attendance Event date: October 9th, 2009 - October 11th, 2009
Hosted by Barony of Bhakail - Philadelphia, PA
Event Last Modified: October 5th, 2009
Event details
The Baronies of Bhakail and Iron Bog in the Kingdom of the East invite you to join us in Philadelphia for this year’s Known World Academy of the Rapier and Known World Costuming Symposium!  This event will include two days of classes on both subjects as well as a cocktail party and Masked Ball featuring music performed by the Bhakailie Branslers Saturday evening. 

New!  A&S Exhibit! Saturday from 10 a.m.  to 5 p.m.  on the 2nd Floor Terrace.  You are welcome to stay by your work or drop and run.  This will be a costuming- and rapier-focused exhibit.  Please come display your garb, armor, weapons, acccessories, etc.  It is suggested that you have either 3x5 index cards or preprinted sheets for your documentation, as there will be a limited amount of cards available.

Please visit the KWAR & KWCS Event web site at http://www.kwar09.com for the most detailed and up to date information!

***Overview of the event schedule:***

Friday evening: Troll open from 5 pm to 8 pm

9 am:  Troll opens
10 am:  Classes begin
10 am - 5 pm:  A&S Exhibit
1 pm - 3:30 pm:  Laurel Moot
6 pm:  Classes end for the day, Troll closes
6:30 pm:  Court
8 pm:  Travel Auction, Masked Ball and cocktail party
12 am:  Ball and party end

9 am:  Troll opens
9 am:  Classes begin
12 pm:  Troll closes
6 pm:  Classes end
6 pm:  Site closes

***Class Descriptions have been posted!  ***


For questions, please contact: 
Costuming:  Mistress Danabren, danabren(at)gmail.com

Fencing:  Lady Lissa Underhill, laralu(at)gmail.com

We have reserved an open terrace area for the merchants on Saturday.  They layout of this hotel is such that there are hotel suites just off the terrace (complete with windows) that can be used for merchant space as well should merchants choose to reserve those rooms individually.  On the terrace, we must rent tables from the hotel and unfortunately you cannot bring your own tables.  If merchanting from a room, however, there is no such requirement.  Merchants must commit by September 18th in order to guarantee a space.  Please contact Corinna the Lost at greenness[at]mac.com for additional information. 

Merchant Fees:
On the terrace:  $25 per 2'x6' table.  (9 am to 6 pm Saturday only)
In room:  $10 + Cost of room (9-6 Saturday with option to be open Friday night and Sunday)

***Hotel information:***
Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport
4101 B Island Avenue • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153

We have negotiated a special room rate with the hotel of $85/night for this event.  You must make your reservations as part of the SCA - KWAR/KWCS block in order to get this rate!

The Sheraton Suites is now completely booked.  Additional rooms are available at the Four Points which is just across the parking lot from the event! 

To make hotel room reservations via the web:
Go to the special SCA - KWAR / KWCS page the hotel has set up for us and click the blue "Reserve" button.

To make hotel room reservations via phone:
Call the hotel directly at (215) 492-0400 (or central reservations at 1-800-325-3535) and request a reservation in the "SCA - KWAR / KWCS" block at the Four Points by Sheraton Philadelphia Airport for the dates you will be staying over during the event.

Other hotel details:
* This is a non-smoking hotel.
* A complimentary hotel shuttle is available from the Philadelphia Airport and runs every half hour.  (Yes, Southwest flies to Philadelphia.)
* Parking is $6 per day.  (Free for times less than 2 hours.)
* The site is dry outside of personal rooms excepting alcohol sold by the hotel.
* Since the event is over Columbus Day weekend, if you choose to arrive Thursday or not leave until Monday, the special rate can be extended to apply to those nights. 

Site Opens: 5 p.m.  Friday, Oct.  9
Site Closes: 5 p.m.  Sunday, Oct.  11

Event Website: KWAR09.com and KWCS09.com

Event Location
Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport
4101 B Island Avenue
Philadelphia, PA  19153
Event Fees
Site : ***Site fee:***
$25 pre-registered
$30 at the door
$3 non-member surcharge will be applied. 
$15 Children 11 – 15 years of age
Children 10 years or younger will be admitted free of charge.

Site fee includes:  entrance for classes Saturday and Sunday, Court, Masked ball and cocktail party (cash bar).  The site is dry outside of personal rooms excepting alcohol sold by the hotel. 

Please note there will be no feast or dayboard at this event.  The Sheraton and the 2 sister hotels within walking distance offer several dining options and “grab-and-go” boxed lunches will be available for purchase as well.

Registration deadline:  Sept 18, 2009.

To speed your way though troll please include your membership number and either an SASE or email address.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA Inc., Barony of Bhakail

Contact Information
Event Steward:
Lord Griffith Davion
610-284-7775 (no calls past 10 pm Eastern)

Send Reservations to:
Master Lorcan Dracontius
c/o John St Dennis
2035 Kater St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
215 731 1884 (No calls after 9:00 PM)

Other Contact Information:
Merchant Contact :  Corinna the Lost at greenness(at)mac(dot)com

Class coordinator :  Lady Lissa Underhill

Costuming Coordinator :  Baroness Danabren; OL

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