[CONVENTION]: Janus Jubilee

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[CONVENTION]: Janus Jubilee

Postby GerryR88 » Tue Oct 24, 2006 9:38 pm

ENTER THE GATES OF THE JANUS JUBILEE - New Year's 2007!!

December 29, 2006 - January 1, 2007; Orlando, FL.


BABYLONIA: Most historians believe New Year's Day is the oldest celebrated holiday in recorded history. Babylonians wrote about their celebrations over 4,000 years ago!

ROME: The ancient Romans gave each other New Year's gifts of branches from sacred trees. In later years, they gave gold-covered nuts or coins imprinted with pictures of Janus, the god of gates, doors, and beginnings. January was named after Janus, who had two faces--one looking forward and the other looking backward.

GREECE & EGYPT: The tradition of using a baby to signify the New Year began in Greece in 600 BC. It was their tradition to celebrate their god of wine, Dionysus, by parading a baby in a basket, representing the annual rebirth of that god as the spirit of fertility. Early Egyptians also used a baby as a symbol of rebirth.

PERSIA: The ancient Persians gave New Year's gifts of eggs, which symbolized productiveness.

CELTS: The Celtic priests of what is now England gave the people branches of mistletoe, which was considered sacred.

ORLANDO: Come celebrate this ancient festival with us here in the #1 destination in the world, Orlando, FL. Enter the gates of the Janus Jubilee!
Read on if you would like to know more:


WHO: Hosted by Dawn Coakley (dawncoakley {at}bellsouth.dot.net) and Gerry Ruiz (gerryr88 {at}gmail.dot.com). Please contact us with any questions.

WHERE: La Quinta Inn-Winter Park, 626 Lee Rd., Orlando, FL 32810
Hotel Reservations via phone: (407) 645-5600 or (877) 807-8777;
website: http://www.laquinta.com

HOW MUCH: Four days of gaming for $40!! OR even better FREE!!!

HOW TO GET IN FREE:
1) Get a room at the LaQuinta Inn-Winter Park. For each room receipt for rooms rented for THREE nights, one free convention admission. (The room rate is only $69 per night by simply mentioning that you are attending Janus Jubilee; this rate is available until 12/15/2006)
2) Judging four slots provides free convention admission.
3) Campaign staff members of any of the four campaigns.

WHAT: Living Arcanis, Dave Arneson's Blackmoor: The MMRPG, Legends of the Shining Jewel, and Living Greyhawk events, marketplaces, and plenty of celebrations!!!!!!

This is a great opportunity to try a new campaign or catch up on your favorite campaign.


For more information, please visit our website at http://www.warhorn.net/janusjubilee or contact Dawn or Gerry at the email addresses provided above.

You can also check for updates on what’s coming up at Janus Jubilee online at http://games.groups.yahoo.com/group/janusjubilee/

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Janus Jubilee

Postby Undercover Unicorn » Wed Nov 08, 2006 8:43 pm

I will be at FFF if anyone needs to pre-reg. See you all this weekend.

Dawn


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