Walking the Thresholds 9
PO BOX 11, Rockville MD 20848-0958
We will also be creating and doing a main ritual again this year, something to provide the tone/focus of this year's gather. Last year we brewed mead, and it is ready to be tasted.
It will be created on site. If you're interested and/or have ideas, attend the ritual planning meeting on site and drop a line to email@example.com or mail to the PO box at the top. Afterwards will be bardic storytelling around the main camp hearth, so bring a story to tell or a song to sing.
Vendors are encouraged to come (no fee) if you have otherkin-related wares. 7-pointed stars and other medallions, kin-related art/sculpture/comix/zines, beautiful and unusual handmade clothing, and jewelry are irresistible. If you make music (non-electronic, around the fire), we invite you to share it with us.
This year we have a vendor of leather goods and several jewelry vendors.
Registration - We will have Prereg until May 31. The preregistration fee is $55. After that, it will be $75 at the gate. Special arrangements can be made for people coming from a long distance. Children under 12 are free. Between May 31 and June 8 (the date of the gather) there exists this chaosphere in which we slip entirely into overdrive and probabilities become mutable. If you are caught in this limbo and want to make special arrangements, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meals - Like last year, there will be no official meal plan -- However, this year we're renting the kitchen again so people can use it when it's running. There will also be a central hearth area where anyone can contribute food and cook if they wish, and there will be individual hearths that will be cooking for themselves, and others if they feel up to it. In general, unless you're planning as a campsite, bring enough for yourself and one other person for four days. Those who cannot bring food be sure to make arrangements with someone who can.
Camping - the grounds are wild (or at least wilder than what most are used to) - bring enough clothing and necessities for 4 days - extra socks and rain ponchos are sometimes useful... The Maryland/Pennsylvania early summer can get damp - ground tarps keep tents dry. The site supplies biodegradable shampoo/soap which may be used in the shower area only. There is swimming in the creek - the creek bottom is rocky -- bring wading shoes and rafts/innertubes if possible. The site is clothing optional and the showers are open air - bring towels and swimsuits if you're shy...