Altavia Yule 2012

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Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604
Date: 12/8/2012

Altavia Yule 2012

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This year Altavia is Rockin' the Casbah!

The Baron and Baroness of Altavia would like to invite the populace to celebrate Yule, Persian style on December 8, 2012. Come and mingle with belly dancers, drummers, magicians, genies and thieves.

There will be several contests throughout the evening including our new annual culinary contest, “The Fretted Fork” for those who want to Scheherazade their cooking skills with us! Documentation and incorporating the theme will earn bonus points. Also, a people's choice dessert contest, a table decorating contest (open flames are okay, but must be enclosed and the container must be an inch above the flame) and a costume contest. (please set aside a small portion of your food entries for judging and bring a list of ingredients.)

Their Excellencies will also determine the new Bard of Altavia. Singers, dancers, musicians, drummers, poets and magicians Al-addin' to make the evening an event to remember! The theme of the competition will go along with the evening: 1,001 Altavian Nights. We will be sponsoring our annual Baronial Chess Championship Tournament games as well. Please bring your cards or dice or other games to share. Drinks are allowed in the gaming room, but please no food.

We have two wonderful main dishes planned for the evening, a lamb dish and a chicken with olives dish and couscous. Please bring a side dish (surname beginning with A-M) or a dessert (surname beginning with N-Z) to share with 8-12 people and add to the buffet table. Please let us know if you'd like your offering to be considered for one of the competitions. Humor us and prepare something with a Persian or Middle Eastern theme!

Feast space is limited so please contact the event steward for feast reservations. For reservations, please email the event steward a name to hold the reservation under and how many in your party. Please pay for feast at the door. Reservations not claimed by 4PM will be opened up to the waiting list.

Those who are unable to attend the feast are invited to join us for the revel afterwards! Just be sure not to Sin-bad-ly by stepping on your consorts foot!

We are planning on a limited, big ticket item raffle. Please contact the Yule event steward before December 5th to donate. No raffle donations will be accepted the day of the event. No elephants, please.

We will also be collecting toys for "Toys for Tots". So please, anyone who is able, bring a new, unwrapped toy to donate. We will have a donation box near the entrance.

Food Contests
General Info for Both Contests:

Entries to either contests count toward your feast contribution
Please let us know if you dish should be considered for either contest when you arrive on site
You can enter both contests if you like
Plates will be available for reserved judge's servings

Dessert Contest:

Make any type of dessert you like!
Please bring a list of ingredients
Winner will be chosen by people's choice

Fretted Fork:

Theme incorporation, documentation, and SCA Period recipes encouraged, but not required
Please bring a list of ingredients
Winner will be chosen by a group of judges, including Their Excellencies
Please have a portion reserved (pulled out of your main dish) for judges to taste


3:00 PM Site opens to the populace. For those interested in table decorating, come early and get started. We will also have Games Available at this time as well!
4:00-6:00 PM Feast!
4:00-6:00 PM Altavia Bardic Champion competition (during the feast)
6:30 PM Dessert judging
6:30-10:15 PM Revel - Dancing, games and music
10:15-11:45 PM Clean up
11:00 PM Off Site

Note: There will be a brief court after feast.

Site fees are:

$12 for Feast and revel. $6 for Revel only.
$5 Surcharge for non-members.
$8 for Feast and Revel ($4 for Revel only) for Children 4-12.
Children 3 and under are guests of the Barony.
(please make checks payable to SCA, Inc./Barony of Altavia)

Location: Unitarian Universalist Church of Studio City, 12355 Moorpark St, Studio City, CA 91604 (map)


Take your favorite route to the 101.
Exit Laurel Canyon
Turn South (Right from East, Left from West) onto Laurel Canyon (towards Ventura Blvd)
then turn right onto Moorpark St.
The Church is on the Right (north) side of Moorpark, Five blocks west of Laurel Canyon.
There is a small church parking lot and street parking on Moorpark.

The church grounds are non-smoking; please smoke on the sidewalk or in the alley.

This is a Wet Site: Please consume responsibly or the Vizier may throw you under a very ferocious camel. Event Steward: Lady Monique Marie Sauniere (Flaxen Abbey) -- Email:


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