At the Sign of the Wolf, Raven, and Winged Cat

Hosted by Barony of Bhakail - Philadelphia, PA

Event date: January 28th, 2023

Event Last Modified: January 27th, 2023

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

At the Sign of the Wolf, Raven, and Winged Cat brings you all the joy of the Bhakail Tavern events you know and love!

EVENT CAPACITY HAS BEEN REACHED!!  We are FULL and EXCITED and looking forward to seeing all those who’ve pre-registered, on Saturday!  Thank you, Patrons!  (Further details below)

We will hold the Baronial Gaming Championship and Baronial Bardic Championship, delivered alongside a killer menu (see below)…

Our BARDIC CHAMPION, Aidan will be framing a competition to determine our next champion, focusing on the Delivery of a performance, with add’l points towards performances of a Nautical Theme:  SALT IN THE AIR!  ~Poems, Songs, and Stories related to seafaring and oceanic adventures!  (See Write-up Below)

Our GAMING CHAMPION, Taichleach, has devised a contest of two parts!  In Part-One, the first hour allows competitors to amass points, after which the two highest score holders advance to part two, where they face off to claim title!  (See Write-up Below)
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**THE MENU~** will be provided by the unequalled Beedon (Brian Dunn), as a Rolling Day-board to include… •Bao Buns!  ~Chicken, Pork, and Vegetable Fillings •Apple Beef and Barley Soup •Curry Chickpea Soup •Roasted Turnip & Beet Rounds, with Herbed Cheese •Charcuterie Board & Crudité •Baba Ghanoush.  •Hummus!  (White Bean, & Black Bean) •Lemon Poppy Seed Cakes, & Sesame Berry Olive Oil Cakes, with Cream Cheese Drizzle
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**BARDIC CHAMPIONSHIP~**
THEME:
Salt in the Air!—Poems, songs and stories related to seafaring and oceanic adventures…
SCORING: 
•Joviality:  20 points—The ability to spread merriness and cheer with ease is found in every good bard.  If your performance is jolly and lighthearted in nature, make sure you fill the room with joy, and put a smile on the face of every man, woman, and child in the audience.
•Melodrama:  20 points—The ability to put the audience on the edge of their seats with a harrowing tale, mysterious song or tragic poem.  Making the audience laugh is great, but eliciting gasps takes special talent indeed.
•Charisma:  10 points—Who ever heard of an unlikable bard? Your charm and wit (both onstage and off) is of utmost importance if you are to represent Bhakail in the bardic arts.
•Theme:  10 points—Songs, poems, and stories about oceans, boats, and voyages from any historical time period are encouraged- but not required.
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**GAMING CHAMPIONSHIP~**
Games.  An integral part of all cultures and are one of the oldest forms of human social interaction.  Chance.  Tactics.  Logic.  Stamina. 
—Intrigued? Then we shall meet at The Sign of the Wolf, Raven, and Winged Cat on January 28, 2023.There, amidst the drinks and the food and the bards, we shall use our intellect, our logic, our gut feeling, our cunning, and our competitive spirit to compete among games of ancient and medieval construct and, ultimately, declare this year's Barony of Bhakail Gaming Champion. 
—While games will be available throughout the event, our competition shall be, in the initial hour, an exploration of some of our favorite medieval games.  Each win shall earn the competitor points.  At the end of the hour, the two contestants with the highest point total shall be subjected to a final hour of contest in a game to be named later.  The winner, by success, by resignation, or by time limit, shall be our Champion!
—Oh, and, to be the best, you must beat the best.  I, Taichleach Eoganacht, your current gaming champion, will be present and participating (though, sadly, I cannot remain Champion).  Your wins against me shall be memorialized in song and celebrated in drink!  If you can.
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Yours in service,
Taichleach Eoganacht
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CAPACITY~ Please note:  this event is limited to 60 people, and 60 people have Pre-Registered!  We are currently at capacity, and no registrations at the door day-of will be accepted unless otherwise cleared by an event steward. 
Anyone not registered but wishing to attend may inquire the day of, where the possibility of cancellations may have freed up space.  Email Rick, or Margarette:  245255 & 254471, @members.eastkingdom.org, respectively, or text Rick directly at 267-331-0836.
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Site Opens: 11:00am
Site Closes: 8:00pm

Event Location

German Society of Pennsylvania
611 Spring Garden Street
Philadelphia, PA  19123
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The event site is accessible per the East Kingdom Accessibility Porter's Checklist.

Directions:

From the North:  Make your best way to I-95 South in Philadelphia, take exit 22 (Callowhill Street).  Continue on Callowhill Street.  Take North 5th Street to Spring Garden Street.  Turn left onto Spring Garden Street.

From the South:  Make your best way to I-95 North in Philadelphia.  From I-95 North, take exit 22 (Callowhill Street).  Continue on Callowhill Street.  Take North 5th Street to Spring Garden Street.  Turn left onto Spring Garden Street.

PARKING:  This site is a few blocks from Center City Philadelphia.  There is only one small free parking lot attached to the site which will need to be used by the event staff.  If there are any spots remaining in this lot, please park there only if you have a physical disability.

If you park on a residential side street without meters/kiosks, please follow any posted parking regulations.  There are paid parking lots within five blocks of the site - carpooling is encouraged, as is public transportation if possible.

PUBLIC TRANSIT:  This site is very easy to get to via public transportation.  Please check http://www.septa.org for more information.

Registration Fees

Registration:
Registrations will be accepted at the door, but pre-registration is strongly encouraged as this event tends to sell out quickly.

Pre-Registration Fees:
Adult Member (18+):  $20
Adult non-Member (18+):  $25
Child (6-17):  $10
Children under 6:  FREE
Online registration ends 1/24/23.

Registration Fees at the Door:
Adult Member (18+):  $25
Adult non-Member (18+):  $30
Child (6-17):  $10
Children under 6:  FREE

PayPal registration link:  https://surveys.eastkingdom.org/index.php/722963 .  A PayPal invoice will be generated within 24 hours of the online preregistration information being submitted.  Online preregistration is not complete until the PayPal invoice has been paid.

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

Contact Information

Event Steward:

Co-Autocrat Rick Myers
245255@members.eastkingdom.org
267-331-0836

Co-Autocrat Margarette la Gantiere
MKA Gretchen Schroeder
254471@members.eastkingdom.org
215-870-2656

Send Reservations to:

Jackie Binstead
6300 Drexel Road
Philadelphia, PA 19151
reservations@bhakail.eastkingdom.org