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Known World Academy of the Rapier and Costumers Symposium

Hosted by: Kingdom of East

Start Date: 10/9/2009 Thru End Date: 10/11/2009 44
Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport
4101 B Island Avenue
Philadelphia PA 19153

Planned Activities: Classes , Dancing , Rapier Combat

Known World Academy of the Rapier


Costumers Symposium

The Baronies of Bhakail and Iron Bog in the Kingdom of the East invite you to join us on Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 9 - Oct. 11) in Philadelphia for this year’s Known World Academy of the Rapier and Known World Costuming Symposium! This event will include two days of classes on both subjects as well as a cocktail party and Masked Ball featuring music performed by the Bhakailie Branslers Saturday evening.


Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport
4101 B Island Avenue, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153

Site opens: 5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9

Site closes: 5 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 11

Overview of the event schedule:

Friday evening: Troll open from 5 pm to 8 pm


9 am: Gate opens
10 am: Classes begin
5 pm: Classes end for the day, Gate closes
6 pm: Court
8 pm: Masked Ball and cocktail party
12 am: Ball and party end


9 am: Gate open
10 am: Classes begin
12 pm: Gate closes
5 pm: Classes end

A call for teachers!

We have a unique opportunity to offer a wide range and large number of classes at this event! If you wish to teach a class in the art of rapier or in the art of costuming, please contact one of the class coordinators below! A $5 discount will be granted to teachers teaching 2 or more classes during the weekend.

Costuming: Mistress Danabren,

Fencing: Lady Lissa Underhill,

Hotel information:

Sheraton Suites Philadelphia Airport
4101 B Island Avenue · Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19153

We have negotiated a special room rate with the hotel of $85/night for this event. We will provide further instructions for making reservations as part of the event block once everything is set up. (Watch this space for updates or check the KWAR/KWCS web site for further information!)

This is a non-smoking hotel. A complimentary hotel shuttle is available from the Philadelphia Airport and runs every half hour.

Since the event is over Columbus Day weekend, if you choose to arrive Thursday or not leave until Monday, the special rate can be extended to apply to those nights.


We have reserved an open terrace area for the merchants on Saturday. They layout of this hotel is such that there are hotel suites just off the terrace (complete with windows) that can be used for merchant space as well should merchants choose to reserve those rooms individually. On the terrace, we must rent tables from the hotel and unfortunately you cannot bring your own tables. If merchanting from a room, however, there is no such requirement. Merchants must commit by September 1st in order to guarantee a space. Please contact Corinna the Lost at for additional information.

Merchant Fees:

On the terrace: $25 per 2’x6’ table
In room: $10 + Cost of room

Site fee:

$25 pre-registered
$30 at the door
$3 non-member surcharge will be applied for adults.
$15 Children 11 – 15 years of age
Children 10 years or younger will be admitted free of charge.

Site fee includes: entrance for classes Saturday and Sunday, Court, Masked ball and cocktail party (cash bar). The site is dry outside of personal rooms excepting alcohol sold by the hotel.

Please note there will be no feast or day board at this event. The Sheraton and the 2 sister hotels within walking distance offer several dining options and “grab-and-go” boxed lunches will be available for purchase as well.


Send reservations to:
Master Lorcan Dracontius
c/o John St Dennis
2035 Kater St
Philadelphia, PA 19146
215-731-1884 (No calls after 9:00 PM)

Registration deadline:  Sept 18, 2009.

To speed your way though troll please include your membership number and either an SASE or email address.

Make checks payable to: SCA Inc., Barony of Bhakail

Event Stewards and Class Coordinators:

Event Steward: Lord Griffith Davion

Deputy Steward: Baron Lawrence Thornguard

Deputy Steward for KWCS: Baroness Danabren OL

Deputy Steward for KWAR: Don Collin Monro

Teacher and Class Coordinator: Lady Lissa Underhill

Costuming Class Coordinator: Mistress Danabren

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