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Hop-tu-Naa (Samhain)

Saturday October 22nd, 2016
Anchorage, Alaska

Ta my haagh crowal lane dy astan! The time has come to celebrate the turning of the seasons and this year the Barony of Eskalya invites you to join them in the Isle of Man. Join us for games for young and old, fighting, dancing, and traditional turnip carving. Spin your best spoooooky tale and bring some candy so the young (and young at heart) can beg a sweet. There will also be a meet-and-greet for the candidates in the Eskalyan Baronial polling.

Tentative Schedule:
The Turnip Carving Station will be open all day.
2:00 pm - Opening Court
3:00 pm - Three-Legged Race and Gaming
3:30/4:00 pm - Tournaments (Rapier then Heavy)
5:00 pm - Dancing and dinner set-up
5:30 pm - Dinner Break, Storytelling, and kids trick-or-treating
7:00 pm - Evening Court
After court - more gaming and Meet-and-Greet

Contests:
• Best Spoooooooooky Story
• Best Representation of one of the four gifts of Manannán Mac Lir
-- his coat that protects against all wounds;
-- his breastplate which no weapon can pierce;
-- his helmet with two gems that flash and change colors;
-- and his sword, the Answerer, the wounds from which will never heal.
• Oerthan A&S Championship Contest - Syrups (see: http://oertha.westkingdom.org/arts&sciences/lumenasli.html for more information)

 

Event Steward: Cynehild Cynesigesdohtor

 

Site Information: 
Start Time: 
The hall will be open from 1pm until 9pm
Site Fee: 
Adult Event Registration: $15, Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $10, Children (6-16): $5, Family Cap: $30
Directions: 

From the north, take your best route to the Seward Highway, heading south. Get off at the Dimond Exit, turning R onto Dimond Blvd. Turn R onto Arctic Blvd, and the 1st Right onto 88th, First L into the Anchor Lutheran School/ Beautiful Savior Church.