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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

• 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: 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

From the North: Take your best route to Northern Lights Blvd. Take NL to Arctic Blvd, turn south. Take Arctic Blvd almost to Dimond Blvd, the school will be on your right.
From the South: Take your best route to Dimond Blvd. Take Dimond to Arctic Blvd and turn north.  The school will be your first turn on your left.