Buttery Birthday Party, June 29 in Dorchester
- Buttery Birthday Party
Note: this is not a gaming-only event but significant amounts of gaming happen.
Once again, the end of June approaches, and that means another edition
of the annual Buttery Birthday Party. This year is the 35th
anniversary of the original housewarming.
For those of you who don't know what this means, we'll be having a big
party starting early in the afternoon (1 PM or thereabouts) of the
last Saturday of June (that's June 29, 2013 this year), and ending at
midnight or so. Exact ending time is when all the residents are
totally exhausted, or we run out of food and drink, whichever comes
first. (Hint: bring food and drink.)
Known conflicts this year include Baitcon, the Old Songs Festival, and
North Shore Pride. (Pride is a daytime event so you can come over here
when it's done.) It's impossible to pick a date that doesn't conflict
with anything, and I will proudly point out that our party is a longer
standing tradition than any of those events.
We'll have the usual collection of unusual people. Things that usually
happen include games, music, and general merriment. The back terrain
(we can't really in good conscience call it a yard) is available for
games of challenging croquet. We provide some food, soft drinks, and
beer, but we encourage guests to bring more of all of the above. (In
general, our guests will sneer at Budweiser, drink good microbrews
happily, and give special warm thanks to homebrewers; plan
accordingly.) Don't bring hard liquor unless you plan to take any
remains home with you; our collection is already large enough.
Bring yourselves, your friends, your families, your children, games,
musical instruments, food and drink, and anything else that will help
make you and our other guests happy (and not make anyone unhappy). The
Buttery is a non-smoking house, including the porch, so the
nicotine-addicted among you will have to wander out to the sidewalk or
yard. We have no pets, and would prefer that you leave yours at home.
(Muriel's dog has a special dispensation from that rule.) Seeing-eye
and other service animals are welcome.
For more information contact Shirley (mark@...). Reply for directions.