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Stormfeather
09-26-2009, 07:53 PM
Pacific Northwest: Oregon Wench Guild Forming NOW--
we have turned in our paper work and are now awaiting our own local #

So Ye Wanna be a Sea Siren Wench?
Then Join our e-mail list! We are called the Sea Sirens and as a group we are official members of the International Wenches Guild (IGW). Now forming the first ever local "house" based in the Portland, Oregon / Willamette Valley area. As there is no group presently in the Northwest, we also welcome potential members from all over Oregon.
We were formerly part of the California Local.

What is the Sea Siren, IWG Group About?

In general our members enjoy history, crafting, camping, costuming, and historical or fantasy "re-enacting" type events. We are friendly, and creative women who know how to have a good time. We plan to create "period" encampments at events/faires and interact with patrons and other campers by singing, carousing, entertaining, teasing and well-- wenching!!!

We honor wenchley diversity....We are not tied to a particular period, so in addition to the iconic Renaissance Faire wench, viking wenches, and 18th c pirates, and more are welcome!

Indeed some of us time travel quite a bit! Some of our members also play with one or more pirate groups, the SCA , the Rose City Steampunks groups.yahoo.com/group/rcsteam (http://groups.yahoo.com/group/rcsteam) and/or attend Burning Man.

Each member is encouraged to develop their own wench costuming and wench persona(s) to fit in with their chosen time period. We will do our best to respect each faire/camping event time period without going overboard on the stitch counting!

Join Up!
It is suggested, that you join the International Wench's Guild
http://www.wench.org/Join (http://www.wench.org/forums/../). You will be a nice pewter pin and other goodies if you do join!

If you are interested in finding out more and possibly joining up with the the Sea Sirens, IGW please follow this link and select "join this group" and join our e-mail list.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iwgseasiren/ .

Feel free to post a personal introduction to the mailing list, and please stay on topic.

Important Note:
E-Mail list membership (The Sea Siren IWG yahoo group) is only a precursor to final Sea Siren, IWG group membership. All members are asked to be active, participating members who attend camping events and all are subject to group approval by vote. Membership "guidelines" are currently in the works...

Yes, we will include the Rogues (a.k.a. men) to play, and join us at events-- we love MEN! (Someone has to do the heavy lifting!) And although this is open for further discussion, please don't invite men to join the e-mail list, at this time.

EVENTS!
This is our tentative event list where we may plan on having a Sea Siren, IWG Wench encampments for the coming season. Mark your calendars now and plan on joining us!

The Grand Thing: SCA Viking/Norse and Irish, Stevenson, WA (Memorial Day weekend) : http://www.thegrandthing.org/
(http://www.thegrandthing.org/)
Gypsy Days/Sea Dog Nights: Lebanon, OR (last weekend in July): www.seadognights.com (http://www.seadognights.com/)

Canterbury Faire: Silverton, OR (mid July- attending first weekend): http://www.canterburyfaire.com/

Shrewbury Faire: near Corvallis (mid September): http://shrewfaire.com/

Some of us attend Sci fi con's during the winter. There will be airship wenches this year at:
SteamCon (http://www.steam-con.com (http://www.steam-con.com/)/ Oct '09),
OryCon (http://www.orycon.org/orycon31/ Thanksgiving weekend, Nov '09)
Norwescon (http://www.norwescon.org/ Easter weekend 2010).

Meet Up!
We will be having a first Sea Sirens, IWG meeting soon (Oct or Nov of 2009). We will discuss membership guidelines, costuming, songbook, encampments and events at this meeting.

Join the e-mail list so we can let you know as soon as our first meet up is scheduled!
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/iwgseasiren/

Forward this message to like-minded Wenches!

Buckets of Love
- Stormfeather
[email protected]
Madame of the Sea Sirens
Local# tbd, IGW

Stormfeather
09-26-2009, 09:28 PM
Looks like Washington just formed a chapter (huzzah!) so we will stick with Oregon only!