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Greetings once again unto the patrons of the Merry Rose.
Well, after posting the catalog for University, I received several requests
for the date of University and directions to the site. As it happens, Henry
had sent that info out, but it was not until I was resending it to one gentle
that I noticed that the header information only contained my address, and
not the address for the Merry Rose. Also, there were no instructions that
I could see asking me to repost this info to the list. What has apparently
happened is that Henry was speaking in Subliminal Henryese, and I, only
barely conversant in regular Henry, did not have a clue about what my part
was to be aside from the course descriptions.
Needless to say, I have included the rest of the information here. Glad
will I be when Ianthe and Alianora get done with the Henry-English/English-
Henry Dictionary, and start to work on the sequel, Understanding Subliminal
Corun MacAnndra | You are a fluke of the universe. You have no right
Dark Horde by birth | to be here, and whether you can hear it or not, the
Moritu by choice | Universe is laughing behind your back. -- Deteriorata
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Welcome to University Atlantia #38
April 8th, the College of Rencester will host the 38th session of the
University of Atlantia, on the campus of William and Mary, in Williamsburg,
Virginia. The site opensf at 8:30. Registration will open at 9:15. Classes
will run from 10:00 to 6:30.
Tuition: We request that you pay an admittance fee of $5 to cover operating
expenses (such as this catalog). Note: although we need your money to run
University at break-even, we are more interested in your participation than
we are in your money. If you cannot afford to pay, please attend anyway as
our guest. Pay your tuition by learning all you can and then giving freely of
your knowledge to others. The non-member surcharge imposed by SCA Inc will not
be levied at this event.
Babysitter: We will have child care for the day at the rate of $5 per child.
Food: There will not be a feast at this event. You are invited to brown-bag,
pot-luck with friends, or take advantage of the truly excellent eateries
available in Williamsburg.
Crash Space: Rencester is a College; so they are not rolling in crash space.
But contact the site autocrat, Thomas Lyon of Braemar, mka Thomas Gideon
(804) 565-0945 email: email@example.com. If you cannot reach Thomas, contact
the seneschale, Muireann ni Riordain, mka Jessica Wilbur (804) 221-4691
Hotel: The autocrat recommends The Days Inn Pottery, by the Williamsburg
Pottery Factory, (804) 565-0090. They have a room rate of $35. (N.B. I
made reservations there and was quoted a price of $37. Ask when you call --
Directions: Take your best route to I-64. Take exit 238, Camp Peary, Colonial
Williamsburg exit. Turn RIGHT onto 143 East. Go 1/2 mile to 2nd stoplight,
turn RIGHT onto 132 South. Continue for 2.3 miles. Turn RIGHT onto Ireland
Street (the street after the 3rd light). Go to the end of the block, turn
RIGHT onto S. Boundary St. Turn at first LEFT (into college). Park in parking
area at end of street.
The Chancellor's Corner
I'm very pleased to offer you such a wide selection of high quality
classes, this session. Profound thanks are due to this session's deans: Tadhg
macAedain, Corun MacAnndra, Tehair MacDiarmada, & Deirdre O'Siodhachain, all
of whom did a fine job and exhibited superhuman understanding and patience
while I handed out chunks of creative control with trembling, miserly hands.
So, what you see before you is a truly collaborative effort. If you like what
you see, praise the deans; any lack is mine, as I stirred the pot last.
The job of 'dean' is pretty open-ended and is renewed on a session by
session basis. If you are interested in sampling a chunk of my job as UA
Chancellor for UA #39, please contact me and I will answer your questions.
I am on the lookout for my successor and working as a dean is a good way to
see if you would enjoy the office. Generally, I would be after you to provide
a track or two of classes; but I will entertain other projects if you have
something in mind.
There are quite a few tracks this session: newcomers (Tehair), brewing
(Tadhg), Women's Studies (Deirdre), Cooking (Tehair), Leisure, Music (Corun),
Dance (Corun), Heraldry, and Leather. Sprinkled in with all of that are the
usual unclassified classes.
I want to call your attention to two threads of activity that are
particularly worth watching through the day. One is the College of St.
Catherine. Deirdre et al have gently persuaded me to "grant charter" to a
college focusing on philosophies and disciplines that they deem of particular
interest to women. The other is the Cordwainers' Guild, also a University
construct. Damon Argent et al will be exploring, through the medium of persona
play, certain aspects of what they think a medieval guild would be like.
Both of these groups are showing all the signs of having Too Much Fun<tm>
and I invite you to keep an eye on them.
Autocrats: I have had five or six casual inquiries about hosting the
next session of University, first weekend in July. I have answered these
persons' questions and encouraged them to contact me when they find a site.
But, at this writing, I have no bids for July UA. If you are interested in
hosting, please contact me.
John Strauss Henricus Bestus
(703) 943-5646 Magister Scholarum
firstname.lastname@example.org Universitatis Atlantie
--------- John Strauss email@example.com ---------
University Atlantia #38 is April 8th at Rencester on the William
and Mary Campus. The Catalog is coming out Real Soon Now.
Need bids for UA #39 on July 1st. - Henry Best, UA Chancellor