’Tis now the middle of February, and my SCA event itinerary for the year ahead looks something like this:
- Saturday, 13 April - Youth Allthing
This is an annual event (although it may be taking a hiatus after this year) for the children and youth of the SCA. As the dad to three small children, I will be attending principally as a parent.
- Saturday, 13 July - Sunday, 14 July - Skagit Valley Highland Games
Although this event isn’t actually an SCA event, per se, the Shire of Midhaven (with a little support from the Barony of Aquaterra, the Shire of Earnrokke, and the Shire of Shittimwoode) typically puts on a demo of heavy fighting, rapier combat, and various arts & sciences. If I do get to go this year, I don’t know quite in what capacity I will participate.
- Friday, 19 July through Sunday, 21 July - July Coronation
This is the semi-annual coronation of the new King & Queen of An Tir. Leading up to the event, I will be coordinating pre-registration, reservations for RV camping, and reservations for large group camping.
I also designed a logo for the event, to be used on the site tokens. (A “site token” is a little souvenir that one received when one checks in for the event. It is ostensibly used to prove that one has paid the required admission fee, but does also serve as a memento of the event.) The design features a tulip with a crown superimposed upon it (as if the tulip is poking up through the middle of the crown, but seen in profile). The tulip is for the Shire of Midhaven, where the event is being held, and the crown is because it is the coronation of the new monarchs of An Tir.
While at the event, I expect I’ll probably do some voice heraldry (town cry, field heraldry, court heraldry), and will try to get in a shift or two on King UlfR’s guard. Apart from that, I mostly plan to take it easy & spend time with family & friends.
- Saturday, 5 October - Sunday, 6 October - Midhaven Fall Ithra
This is the Ithra session sponsored by the Shire of Midhaven. Again, I may or may not attend, and if I do, I may teach or merely take a class or two.
- Saturday, 23 November - Midhaven Harvest Feast
This is Midhaven’s annual holiday feast. This year, I will be the event steward, which is to say, the project manager for the whole event. This will be the first SCA event for which I have been event steward. So far, I’ve had plenty of ideas with respect to it, and plan to devote an entire blog post just to these ideas.
- Friday, 10 January - Sunday, 12 January, 2014 - Twelfth Night Coronation
Seeing as how this event is so close to home (South King County, Washington), Lady Avelyn & I will be taking this opportunity to get away for the weekend, and play in fancy new costumes. We’re planning to dress in 15th Century Burgundian garb.
- Friday, 24 January - Sunday, 26 January, 2014 - Ursulmas
This is the large annual public demonstration & off-season fighting event hosted by the Barony of Aquaterra at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, Washington. Once again, I will be handling pre-registration for the event, and may possibly be handling RV camping reservations as well. IF I actually end up attending, it may be that I will mostly help out with heralding the tourneys.