Yule XLI and Baronial Investiture

TRM will be in attendance

Hosted by Barony of Bhakail - Philadelphia, PA

Event date: December 14th, 2019

Event Last Modified: December 2nd, 2019

Health Acknowledgement

Although the SCA complies with all applicable laws to ensure the health and safety of our event participants, we cannot eliminate the risk of exposure to infectious diseases during in-person events. By participating in the in-person events of the SCA, you acknowledge and accept the potential risks. You agree to take any additional steps to protect your own health and safety and those under your control as you believe to be necessary.

Event details

Yule and Baronial Investiture!

10:00am - Doors Open
10:30am - Investiture/Morning Court
11:00am - A&S Championship/Display Set Up Opens
11:30am-1:30pm - A&S Consultation Table
12:00pm - Dayboard Served
12:00pm - Sock Exchange
12:00-2:00pm - Athena’s Thimble Panel
12:30pm - Baronial Brewing Championship Judging
12:30-1:30pm - A&S Rubric Training
1:30pm - Baronial A&S Championship Judging
3:00pm - First Baronial Court and Royal Court
6:00pm - Feast Served

-- We will be doing a sock exchange again.  Rules are: 
1.  Each person brings a new pair of socks containing one or more small gifts. 
2.  The socks all go into a centrally located pile.
3.  Draw numbers to determine order.
4.  Each person chooses a sock from the pile. 
5.  Everyone open their socks together.

-- Dayboard is being coordinated by Isabel "El" de Kerbriant and can be contacted through Mistress Sabine de Kerbriant (mother) at baronnesabine@gmail.com with regard to any dietary concerns.

-- Baronial Brewing Champion Competition:
Lord Aiden Underhill, Bhakail's Brewing Champion, asks that you bring your finest brew, and for a bonus point bring a second brew that's non-alcoholic so everyone that doesn't drink can still enjoy your craft on this Yule celebration. 
Alcoholic brews will be judged with an extra point added for a non-alcoholic entry.
Judging is currently set to begin at 1:00, with allowance for modification for Baronial time constraints. 

-- Arts and Sciences Championship:
The competition is open to all, who can fulfill the duties of the Baronial Arts & Sciences Champion.  Display entries are also welcomed from those not wishing to serve as Champion, and a Populace Choice prize will be awarded.
Duties of the Arts & Sciences Champion are as follows:
Ø Willingness to promote Arts & Sciences in the Barony of Bhakail throughout the year.
Ø Willingness to wear Baronial regalia.
Ø Ability to organize the Baronial Arts & Sciences competition next year.
All Arts and Sciences categories are welcome, regardless of entry history, but we do request physical items only, no research papers for this Competition.  Instrumental performance, dramatic readings, etc., those which don't necessarily get included in the bardic umbrella, are welcome, as are food entries.  Traditionally bardic arts and brewing are encouraged to enter the competitions specific to those arts.  Participants are allowed to enter as many items as they wish, but multiple entries should be related and will be given one overall score.  Scoring will be using the A&S Rubric
Those entries that follow the theme of "winter myths and legends" will receive a few extra points.

-- There will be both Baronial Court and Royal Court in the afternoon.

Site Opens: 10:00 am
Site Closes: 10:00 pm

Event Location

German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
Google Map


***Driving Directions***
Take your best route to the Callowhill St.  Exit from I-95 or I-676.

Turn Right onto N 5th Street.

Take the 2nd Left onto Spring Garden Street and the site will be on your Right.

There is a small drop-off area directly in front of the German Society building, on Spring Garden Street.

On-street metered parking is FREE, beginning at 11am on the day of the event.

If you chose to use one of the pay-to-park lots, please confirm the time the lot closes with the attendant.  While on-street parking is safe, if you would like an escort to/from your car, please contact the Gate staff, or the Autocrat.

Handicap parking is available in the small lot on the eastern side of the German Society building.  Please leave this small lot for staff and those who need Handicap parking, only.

***Public Transit***
The site is accessible via public transit from the Philadelphia Center City Greyhound/Peter Pan/Chinatown buses, from Amtrak, from NJ Transit, and from SEPTA.  Megabus/Boltbus arrive at the same location as Amtrak and are also easily accessible from the site, though not as close as the Greyhound/Peter Pan/Chinatown bus locations.

Take your best route to Center City Philadelphia and use the Trip Planner feature on the SEPTA website.  http://www.septa.org/ There are several SEPTA buses which stop in front of the site, and the site is only a few blocks from SEPTA's Market-Frankford EL.

Registration Fees

Adult site fee in advance $23.00
Adult site fee at the door $25.00
Member discount of $5.00 with proof of membership
Site fee Teen (7-17) $3.00 in advance
Site fee Teen (7-17) $5.00 at the door
Site fee child (0-6) $0.00

Paypal link -- OFFBOARD ONLY -- Feast is sold out.  If you are interested in getting on the waiting list for feast, please contact the Head Troll, Mistress Gisela Szabo at 133292@members.eastkingdom.org
A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being entered.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.
The the final day to submit online registration is Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

Feast is being coordinated by Lord Martyn de Halliwell and can be reached at 181171@members.eastkingdom.org with regard to any dietary concerns.

Feast fee Adult $12.00
Feast fee Teen $12.00
Feast fee Child $12.00

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Mari Clock van Hoorne
(modern Marietta Messina)
302-740-5343 (text)

Send Reservations to:

Deborah Miller
Gisela Szabo
2436 Perot Street
Philadelphia, PA 19130

Other Contact Information:

There will not be space set aside specific for children's activities due to space constraints. 

Those wishing to have meeting space set aside please contact Lady Maryna Borowska at 244887@members.eastkingdom.org to request same.