Rapier melee. Photo by THLady Aaliz de Gant.

This is a PSA (Po Service Announcement) from Steel Therapy:

New Year’s Eve. You’ve stuffed yourself full. You’ve dealt with family and friends, partied (or drunk, or danced, read, napped, whatever) all the way to midnight, and then snogged anyone within range…

…and now, what you really need is to stab someone.. Or many someones… Luckily, there is an opportunity…

Donnan has a Party… Cyrus has an Academy… Po has … New Year’s Resolutions! “Fence MORE! More fencing is MORE FENCING!”

As has become the tradition, we’ll give the New Year 12 hours head start and then come after it, smiling with rapiers in hand! We’ll have space for fencing and/or rattan, and tables for camaraderie. I’m sure the Endless Voices will be singing in the corner somewhere. There will be time for tourneys and pickups, games and schmoozing, and who knows what else! (Steel Therapy, as always, is already conspiring tourney ideas…)

This is an open, sanctioned event. While there will be no charge, we’ll ask folks to help as we pass the hat.

Due to COVID restrictions, masks will be required. Please be prepared to show proof of vaccination or a negative test within 72 hours of event. We will not be doing a potluck but there will be multiple food options available in the mall adjoining.

We’ll be starting at noon on January 1, 2022 going through 8:00 pm at:

  • Ovation Theatre Performance Space in the old Sears building in the Wyoming Valley Mall
  • 29 Wyoming Valley Mall
  • Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

Autocrat for this event is Master Po Silvertop, email here.

See Facebook page here and official event announcement here.