What’s Happening?

Official Ceremonies and CourtsDog of The Sea | S.A.I.L. Game | Gypsy Village and Stage 

 Kids Cove, Teens, Pirate School |   Classes and Workshops for Adults 

 SDN’s RUB | Auctions and Activities in Encampments | Other Event Happenings and Features

Event Dates and Times: July 20-24, 2017

* Times for Arrival:
Early Merchant and Ship Arrival:  Wednesday, July 19th from 12PM – 7PM
Pre-registration Entry: Thursday 10AM
General Entry: Thursday 2PM

This will be strictly enforced for the safety and enjoyment of everyone at the event including our hardworking volunteers.   Encampments who choose not to follow this rule may lose choice of camp location for next year.


Official Ceremonies and Courts and Traditions

Opening Court:  Friday 12 Noon

Dog of the Sea Voting:  There will be a lockbox at Scuttlebutt so that folks may vote throughout the weekend.

Closing  Court:  Sunday 2PM

 

*The official Hours to ROB THE BANK are between 11AM – and 2PM Friday to Sunday.*

 

Ship Raids!

 

On the Dock!  Scheduled from 10AM – 6PM Friday and Saturday and from 10AM – Noon on Sunday!  Talk to our Harbor Master, Captain Crabgrass for more details!

 

Dog of The Sea

Who says you can’t teach old Dogs new tricks. We have some exciting changes to the Dog of the Sea contest this year. We have added a few twists and turns to even the playing field and to ensure only the Top Dog will take the wheel. In addition to our usual contests of skill and Dog Pound money grab, we have the popular vote and a very important point system. In essence this year’s Dog of the Sea Contest winner will be awarded to the pirate who accumulates the most Dog of the Sea (DOTS) points. DOTS points are obtained in three ways.

 

1. Participation in Dog of the Sea Contests.

2. Popular Vote.

3. Accumulation of Dog Pounds.

 

Points will be accumulated during the event and totaled at the The Scuttlebutt/Town Hall at the end of the entire Dog of the Sea Contest. The 2017 Dog of the Sea Winner will be announced and rewarded at Knotty Kourt Sunday afternoon.

Read on if you have in your mind you might just be the pirate to fill the top slot, or just a lone pirate who wants to get in to the games and understand the system.

Read about the Dog Of The Sea Games Here

IMPORTANT NOTE!  ANYONE can participate in Dog Of The Sea Games, you don’t have to be a contestant!  They are great fun and we highly encourage you to play!

 

S.A.I.L. Game

sailSeaDog Nights and Gypsy Carnival 2017 Announces…
A game for all!
After listening diligently over the last few years we have created a game of sorts that all ages can play and EVERYONE can earn Dog Pounds. How many you ask???  How about as much as 400dp?!!

What do you do with the S.A.I.L ?
Each page is designed to complete an emersion experience. Let’s discuss the Royal’s Page
Visit the King – ask a question, discuss a topic – get her stamp
Let the First Princess discover your amazing work in garb, tent, camp design – get her stamp. After you have completed your visits with all the Royals on the page – you earn the page equivalent in Dog Pounds.
Now, some pages are prize pages and some are Dog Pounds, yet others, like the Dog of the Sea Games Page is BOTH! Go watch; get a stamp. Participate in a game; get a stamp!

Merchants Pages
The SeaDog Merchants who have advertised in the SeaDog Newspaper are given a square.
Visit their both, look over their wares, receive their stamp.
Complete the Merchants page, earn a prize, earn Dog Pounds.
Be ready – ask at Gate when you check in where to purchase.
Be aware – the Gypsy Ambassadress loves GAMES. Be at court, be playing the S.A.I.L game, and you will be rewarded with a special stamp.

Interested?  Come learn how to SAIL immediately following opening court! 

 

Gypsy Village and Stage

Gypsies and the like are inspired to dazzle you with their merchant wares, performances, courses & bartering skills.

This year the village is hosting a Carnival Midway!!

Visit the Midway to the Gypsy Village Stage. Visit the Amazing Zoltar, have your personality read, or even your palm. The Carnival is full of games and we also have prizes too. Friday and Saturday from 12 to 4pm.

Click HERE for other Gypsy Village Classes and Performances!


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Kids Cove, Pirate School and Teens

 

KIDS COVE

An area for our little gypsies and pirates whom we lovingly call Smalls. Here, our Smalls are entertained with carnival games to show off their skills and win prizes! Our school house provides not only crafts, but the rich lore and history of both gypsy and pirate. This year we’re also providing a stage area for our Smalls to watch interestingly fun performances!

 

Click Here to View the Kids Cove Schedule

 

BUCCANEER BAY

Is our teen activity center.  We have tons of special programs, activities and contests for teens to help keep them occupied with activities they want to do!

Click Here to View the Buccaneer Bay Schedule

 

Classes and Workshops for Adults

SeaDog Nation Town Hall Classes

 

Thursday 6:30PM – 7PM – Radio Ettiquette

Learn the proper radio procedures and how to keep radio lines free of chatter to best facilitate the transference of information in emergency situations and the best way to contact persons of authority in any situation that arises on-site.  Facilitators: Torrence MacPhearson and Karma

Thursday 7PM – 8PM – Constable Training

Facilitator TBA: instructing people as to the procedures that are Security will be following to ensure the safety of our guests. Check in procedures radio usage and how to walk a post will be included I’m sure. Chain of command and how to report an incident how to keep the populace safe and how best to handle a negative incident and how to call for reinforcements. What is a negative incident and what type of situation requires reinforcement.

Thursday 8PM – 8:30PM – Gate Policies

Gate policies this class will be taught by (Melanie) Zarina and we’ll instruct our volunteers as to the proper procedures for checking in our guests at our event and the use of the equipment at the gate.

Friday 8AM – Noon – First Aid / CPR Training 

Basic Lifesaving Skills with a 2 year certification $29 per person.

Friday 2PM – 3PM – Persona Development

Developing your persona to deepen the character with Governor Zorgon.

Friday 3PM – 4PM – Titles

Facilitators: Queen Andros and King Sasha How to get involved with acquiring a title from Knighthood up to princes and princesses. What the requirements are and how to maintain your lineage?

Friday 4PM – 4:30PM – Gate Policies

Gate policies this class will be taught by (Melanie) Zarina and we’ll instruct our volunteers as to the proper procedures for checking in our guests at our event and the use of the equipment at the gate.

Friday 4:30PM – 5PM – Radio Ettiquette

With Terry and Karma,This 30 minute workshop will be at the Governor’s Club on proper radio procedures and how to keep radio lines free of chatter to best facilitate the transference of information in emergency situations and the best way to contact persons of authority in any situation that arises on-site.

Friday 5PM – 6PM – How to Play The Game

CPT Marlin Nightwalker reviews the rules of engagement as pirates in the community learn about Pirate game etiquette. (what is allowed to be stolen how to make sure that the people you’re playing with are also playing the game because it’s no fun to play a game when someone is not reciprocating.)

Friday 6PM – 7PM – Constable Training

Facilitator TBA: Learn the procedures that are Security to ensure the safety of our guests. Check in procedures radio usage and how to walk a post will be included. Chain of command and how to report an incident how to keep the populace safe and how best to handle a negative incident and how to call for reinforcements. What is a negative incident and what type of situation requires reinforcement.

Saturday 8:30AM – Noon – First Aid / CPR Training

Basic Lifesaving Skills with a 2 year certification $29 per person.

 Other Classes

Friday, Saturday  Noon – 1PM Identifying and Harvesting Local Plants to Make Herbal Products

Come learn how to identify local and garden plants that are used to make herbal products. Learn some tricks on how and when to harvest, dry and process. Have a cup of herbal tea as we talk herbology.  At the Herbal Alchemy Booth on Merchant’s Row.

Friday, Saturday 2PM – 3PM Making Herbal Salves

Learn to identify the plants used to make Herbal Salves and the process of infusing oils and then the creation of a healing herbal salve.  At the Herbal Alchemy Booth on Merchant’s Row.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday 3PM – 5PM Open Workspace – Copper Basics

Spend some time learning the basics of working copper into a beautiful necklace or pendant. For a small donation ($10 is recommended) you will leave with a finished piece and instruction to make more later! Activity will be best suited for ages 16 and up. at the PixiCraft merchant booth.

SDN’s RUB

The Game… You will receive your assigned target with rules, laws, suggestions; and information about your rub. This is like a “Secret Santa” for pirates. You can send gifts, secret messages, drinks to cool off, send them on a journey, invitations to gatherings, events or shows, set up vip area at shows for them… the things you can do are endless!

 

What I need from you…  Your name, identifying characteristics (type of persona, garb warn, color of hair, unique things about you), who you are camped with or what ship you are part of, allergies, likes and dislikes. If you have a preference that is not common within this event states so, such as “not a drinker”. This year I am adding a request for phone numbers because we had so many rubs people couldn’t find.

This Year’s RUB Meetup is Sunday 1PM in the Galley!

To participate in the RUB, please click here for the signup form!

Visit the RUB Facebook group here.

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Activities in Encampments

Event Long – Sweet Belly Boffer Competition

We are going to be having competitions all weekend long. 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  In the badlands on the Sweet Belly ship.

 

Friday 3-4PM – Auction Roles Training Camp

What is an auction? What do I do? What should I expect? How do I sign up? How do I make the bids go higher? These questions and many more will be answered at this introduction to Auctions. Buyers, Sellers, and those to be sold are all welcome to attend. Come in out of the heat under Big Blue for an hour to learn how to get the most out of your auction experience.  In the Badlands at  IBT’s Big Blue Party Pavilion.

Friday 3PM – 5PM – First Annual Sunrise Bayou Trade Blanket

Come one come all! Bring unwanted wares, garb you’ve outgrown, upgrade your look and trade your shinies at the first annual Sunrise Bayou trade blanket. Bring beverages, chairs, blankets and your friends our socialize and make new ones. Facilitated by: Charani Selune in the Galley

Friday 4PM – 5:30PM, Saturday 8:30 – 9:30PM – Lady Kassandra’s First Annual Airship Regatta

Join us for the first ever Seadog Nights Airship Regatta!  Participants will have about a day to assemble a model paper and cardboard ship body capable of carrying cargo to the finish line while suspended under balloons.  Race your airship to the finish and claim a piratical prize as the fastest pirate of the air! (Most materials will be provided, but please note that there will be a limited number of construction tools available so having your own scissors and tools is recommended.)” Distribution of materials will be on Friday from 4 – 5:30 PM and Saturday from 9:30 – 10:30 AM. Regatta would run from noon – approx 1 pm on Sunday at the Warfield

Friday 5PM – 7PM – Slime Wrestling

Wrestle your worthy opponent to the slimy death! Open to folks of all genders, ability and sizes. On the Eris.  Clothing must be worn as it is before Smalls go to bed!

Friday 7:30-10PM – The Spoils of War! A Longboat Slave Auction

Please join the Longboat crew as they empty their holds of the finest slaves available for sale. There will be VIP tickets available, Slave Check-in at 7PM

Friday 10PM – Midnight – Auction of Champions with the Black Bank

Bid on, or sell yourself as a fighter to compete in a boffer tournament held Sunday! Engage in an epic scavenger hunt to obtain arms and armor! Coin of the realm shall be Dog Pounds / Sea Marks. Money changing and bank services will be offered. Facilitated by: Bowan the Black

Saturday 10AM – Noon Saturday Morning Wenches Social

A relaxed gathering of SeaDogs Wenches to hang out, sip mimosas, and perhaps take in some lovely sights….Shirtless men in kilts, anyone? Hosted by the Hedonistic Pleasure Trust (HPT)

Saturday 10AM – 5PM – The Alchemy and Mixology Competition

Bring your best brew or Mixed beverage in hopes to be names the best of the nation. Categories: Mixed Drink, Beer, Cider, Baked Goods, Jello/Pudding shots. There will not be a “public tasting” this year. Submissions Saturday 10a-5p. Winners announced at Court. Faciliated by Lady Katrine on the MK.

Saturday Noon – 2PM – 2nd Annual Pooch of The Sea Competition! 

Does your pooch have what it takes to be Pooch of the Sea? Bring your four footed friend to participate in contests of skill, costume, obedience and more. Treats and water available and prizes! Visit our Facebook event page for more information. (Note: dogs only at this time)

Saturday Noon – 3PM – Admiral Udo’s Wargames!

Two PVC and cloth 13 foot ships will be maneuvered around the war-field by 4-6 man teams in an attempt to shoot the sides of the opposing ship with a tennis-ball cannon. Points are scored based when an opposing ship is hit, most points win. This activity will be on the war-field, and in a tournament format.

Saturday 12:30PM – 1:30PM Trade Blanket

Come aboard the Kraken’s Revenge to give me all yet treasure, err, I mean, trade yer goods for other goods. Will have goods from traveling merchants, fellow pirates, even Gypsies (though they’re a shrewd bargaining bunch I’ll tell ye). From big to small, bring it all!

Saturday 1PM – 2PM – Survival Tournament (part 2)

A variety of combat challenges to prove to the whole nation your resolve and skill in battle. Events progress from; open field, to small team, and then to one on one. If you strive for a challenge then this Tournament should call to you. So bring your friends, your mates, your brothers in arms and test yourself against the best in the Nation. At Lady Cutlass’ Arena

Saturday 1PM – 2PM – Intrigue of the Courtesans

The ladies of the Mer Serene welcome you to join them as they discuss their craft. Learn about strong women who were behind vital changes in art and politics behind the scenes. Courtesans have been around since ancient Greece in some fashion, even in a modern day setting their crafts and skills are valuable. Facilitated by: Arianne D’Laci

Saturday 7PM – 10PM – IBT Slave Auction

“For those of you who may not know, this is how an IBT auction works: First, if you want to be a buyer, you’ll need some of our currency, called “Tibloons”. Tibloons may be acquired by bartering with IBT (bring us ice, items from our bounty board or booze for our bar!), volunteering with our club to help host the event, selling others (or yourself) into our slave pit, or buying a VIP pass. Bidding is fairly simple, highest bid wins a two hour “date” with whoever you’ve bought. This is live-action role-playing (LARPing) and no one is forced to do anything they’re not comfortable with. But we do ask that all participants play their part to the best of their abilities.

We do have a few ground rules to keep things safe:

1) No sex or sexual contact between buyer & slave. If you want to get jiggy, inform us that you’re terminating your contract and done playing our game.

2) Stay in public and on-site for the duration of the contract.

3) Either party may terminate the contract at any time for any reason.

4) Please inform IBT if you have any problems. Refunds for early termination will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

5) Last, all participants must be 18 or older with valid ID. IBT has been hosting “slave auctions” in Washington for 23 years, and we have an outstanding track record.

We take these events very seriously, and do everything in our power to ensure that everyone stays safe and has a good time.

VIP packages for the IBT Auction will be available starting Thursday night, at the IBT encampment.

We look forward to seeing you all at Sea Dog Nights 2017 on Saturday Night.

Check-in at Saturday 7 pm.

Auction starts Saturday at 8 pm.

For more information, visit us at https://www.facebook.com/Intergalactic.Bank.of.Timbuktu/

Saturday 8PM – 11PM – Sanctuary of Pan Masquerade Ball

Join us for the Masquerade Ball! Saturday night at Seadog Nights and Gypsy Carnival, at the Sanctuary of Pan courtyard, starting at 8pm. Dress in your finery! Masks are required, be creative! (A painted on mask counts). There will be live music and entertainment for you to enjoy. Beware, there will be mermaids about trying to steal your souls, so make sure they can’t quite tell who you are…

 Saturday 10PM – 11PM – Christmas in July

Is that Santa on the roof, or Krampus? Naughty or nice, you’re on our list to celebrate a cabaret Christmas in July with the Janky Peacock!

Sunday 1PM – 4PM Tournament of Champions!

Bring your best fighter to the Tournament of Champions! Last fighter standing wins! Dog Pound / Sea Mark purse goes to the top three! This is the second of a two part event – all entrants must also participate in the Auction of Champions, held Friday night.  At the Black Bank / Orc’s Belly

Other Event Happenings and Features

Black Powder – Event  Long

TIMES:

Friday Noon – 1PM, 6-7PM
Saturday & Sunday 12:30PM – 1PM, 6-7PM

Black powder Range Rules

1) No Loaded Weapons off the range or until authorized.

2) Until the Range is open and declared hot, no weapons may be loaded.

3) When the Range is hot the green flag will red flag.

4) There will be a range officer they are responsible insuring that the range rules are followed

5) Weapons are to be unloaded until they are on the firing line

6) On the command load you may load your weapons.

7) When the range is hot no one is to cross the firing line.

8)  On the command prime you may prime your weapons.

9) On the command fire you may fire your weapons. 10) Once the weapons are aimed down range after firing.

11) On the command cease fire all weapons will be made safe and pointed down range.

12) If there is a hang fire or miss fire the weapon will be pointed down range, and we will re try shooting it, then we will wait 3 min for it to fire. If it does not fire we then make it safe with water.

13) After all weapons are made safe you may restart the process from the top.

14) Any one may call cease fire.

15) Commands for range, ready on the right. Reply right side of the range reply’s when ready to shoot, ready on the left, the left side replies when ready. Ready on the firing line, commence fire.

16) There is no smoking with in 50 feet of Black powder or the firing range.

17) Minors must have an adult to shoot.

18) Large guns (cannons) should bring a bucket of water.

19) Ear Protection is Suggested for Adults and Required for Children with the exception of the Candy Cannon

20) No live or war shot is allowed to be loaded only blanks may be fired except for the candy cannon.

Spiked Herbal Tea Tasting – Event Long

Take herbal tea to entirely different level, how about a Spiced Hibiscus and Brandy, or maybe a Lemon Lavender Spiked Iced Tea. Come and experiment with us at Herbal Alchemy where Mother Nature embraces science and a little magic.  At the Herbal Alchemy merchant booth.

Occams Edge Choose Your Own Weapon Raffle – Event Long

For the price of a $5 ticket, you can pick ANY one item I sell in my booth of Blades, Flintlocks and more. Possible selections include full tang Damascus and high Carbon swords; high end Historic Replica Flintlock pistols; and Collector blades by Gill Hibbens. I sell ONLY a 50 tickets, so your odds are much better than most raffles! Drawing will be held at Occams Edge, early Sun afternoon, TBA.

Blades for Biffies with Occams Edge – Event Long

Occams Edge will sharpen knives and swords for $5 to $20, (depending on length), and give them love care and cleaning. All money raised goes to helping bring ADA Biffies to Sea Dogs and Tortuga. Discounts given to 3 or more blades, esp from Food Merchants! This service is available all open business hours.

Guild of Event Merchants Meeting – Thursday 6-7:30PM

This will be the annual meeting of GEM, (the Guild of Event Merchants). All people are welcome, but it’s primarily to address the concerns and issues of Merchants. Please bring chairs!

Saturday 10AM – Noon – Survival Tournament Part 1!

A variety of combat challenges to prove to the whole nation your resolve and skill in battle. Events progress from; open field, to small team, and then to one on one. If you strive for a challenge then this Tournament should call to you. So bring your friends, your mates, your brothers in arms and test yourself against the best in the Nation. At the Warfield!

Officers Mess Meeting – Saturday 3PM – 4PM

Informal discussion with captains, heads of households, and other group leaders to talk shop, seek advice, and get to know our peers.  At the Janky Peacock ship

Smother Marlin to Help the Homeless Blanket Drive – Sunday 1-1:30PM

Smother Marlin Nightwalker in blankets, donated for the homeless population of Lebanon, OR. Blankets turned in at times other than designated event time can be brought to either the Orcbelly Inn and Tavern, or the Black Sheet Buccaneers encampment.

Staff and VIP Party – Sunday 8PM – 11PM

Those who are VIP’s and Staff are invited to the 2nd Annual VIP and Staff Party. This year, we have amazing performances lined up from 8:30pm until 10:00pm. the event begins at 8pm, and ends at midnight. There should be much fun for all, meet people, eat good food, and have a drink to celebrate this years successes. We appreciate you for supporting Seadog Nation as a VIP and Staff. (This event is reserved for Staff, Royalty and VIPs only; You will receive an invitation at gate).

“Sea Dogs has transformed spring and summer into pirate season. Great way for my family to have fun, meet new friends, and to find our new pirate family. We were welcomed instantly and have found a new home among some amazing pirates. Never a dull moment full of fun, food and festivities.”  – (Rachel from Bubbles’ Cantina)