This is an open Invitation to join us at The 14th Annual Carolina 2012 Invasion (AFR/Lundegaard Guilds) on Pirate Christmas Weekend: Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11th. The annual invasion began in 1999, organized by Donna Prior (Danicia de Lontra, Madame Emeritus, IWG Local 42), and continued through the years hosted by John Broadfoot and several others from the Lunde guilds. Carrying on Broadfoot's spirit of inclusivity and hospitality, we wholeheartedly welcome you to join us this year! And, please, share this invitation with others.

The Hotel block begins Thursday, Nov 8 thru check out on Monday, Nov 12. The block was extended to accommodate people who need to arrive early or leave on Monday. The hotel is located near the Charlotte airport & Concord Mills Mall.

NEW HOTEL OTTER FOR 2012 INVASION: We've changed hotels after 13 years!
Sleep Inn and Suites Speedway, Concord NC is very close to the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Our Rate is $59/night; Joe Thiry is on staff here (remember him from the Quality Inn?) and they ~want~ our business. All accessible rooms are in our block; and is very Pet Friendly. We have the meeting room for game night/dessert bar, as well as all the other nights, too.

Reservations: (704) 979-8800
Sleep Inn and Suites, 7821 Gateway Lane, Concord, NC 28027 Tel: (704) 979-8800; Fax: (704) 979-8801

Tentative schedule features:

Friday night Meet & Greet
Secret Otter! Gift Exchange - Wanna participate?
DIY Pub Sing w/hat going to RESCU on Saturday and maybe Sunday, too
Absent Friends Memorial
Group viewing of stage shows (suggestions requested which shows should we see together this year?)
Wenching/Roguing (join us in plotting delightful mischief!)
Saturday Game Night at hotel w/ Open Dessert Bar (after dinner on your own or bring your take out and join us!)
Monday Farewell Breakfast

Information to Note:
>The regular rooms only have a shower. The door dimensions for the shower are 27". The shower itself is 32" wide, and 48 " deep.
>The closest place for breakfast is Cracker Barrel, and it's not advisable to walk, as it's across a busy highway.
>A pre-faire excursion on Friday for mani/pedi's is possible since weare near shopping and services. Leave a comment below if you're
interested in a participating in a group event and what time you may be arriving, so we can make appointments.
>The 2012 M'Crack Clan Gathering is at Carolina on the same weekend.

Organizing Committee (not inclusive list): Sharon Walker (Lady Privy/Mayven) Madame Emeritus, IWG Local 96; Becca Johnson (Lilli Rose) Madam, IWG Local 96 & Ted Johnson (Army Hellbourne), Rogues and Mercs Guild and Hostelkeeper, CRF; Lynda McCann (Vyxen), IWG Local 42, IFoRP, Ren Mercs

Follow the Event here:

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