- Come one, come all! June Fair planning March 21stby Caterina da Savona
Remember — on Tuesday, March 21st, at the Baronial Social, the Magnificent Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol (Lisa Mohr) will be hosting a June Faire Meeting that is open to the Populace.
This meeting is scheduled to begin at 7PM.
June Faire is our biggest event of the year, and it takes many volunteers to make it happen! From the planning stages through to the big event, we invite everyone who is able to step in and do some tiny part of the “labor of love” that puts together our favorite annual event.
To get an idea of what happens at June Faire, last year’s event is still available for viewing.
Link to view the entire March schedule of activities for Tuesday social.
Link for the map and address of our Tuesday social.
- Arts & Sciences Day Camp on April 1st – preliminary schedule! box lunches!by Caterina da Savona
It’s an exciting time of the year! The twice-a-year Dragon’s Laire Arts & Sciences Day Camp is coming up soon, and the details are starting to come together. Find all the info here: Arts & Sciences Day Camp (link).
We will gather on April 1st for a day of geeking out about your favorite medieval art or science topic, teaching and learning, demos, archery practice (weather permitting), and more.
The preliminary schedule is up, and classes are now available for you to sign up. Don’t want to pack a picnic for the day? There will be a late 1300s/early 1400s cold lunch menu offered by the Culinary Guild (pre-purchase only, made to order).
- Tuesday Social special activities for Marchby Caterina da Savona
March is yet another month with opportunities to meet and to learn and to have fun with classes and activities throughout the month!
Come to the Tuesday Socials and join in on the fun and learning. Can’t remember where and when we meet on Tuesday? Click here for the details.
Remember, armored combat and rapier practice for the 2nd-4th weeks of March have moved to Thursday nights, indoors at the fairgrounds. Click here for more information.
Date What’s Happening? March 7 Baronial Business Meeting – starts at 6:30pm. Remember, these meetings are open to anyone wishing to attend and can be a source of information on what is happening in the Barony.
Heavy (Armored) Fight Practice: Outside the hall. (The fairgrounds wasn’t available on Thursday, this week.)
March 14 Class: Chain Mail Construction – starts at 6:30pm – by Sir Sarpedon Dirkides Aegineta . If you have observed Sir Sarpedon at recent events, you might have noticed the magnificent chain he wears to signify his Knighthood. This is an extreme example of what the bending of metal wire might do in the construction of actual chain links and mail. Come and learn this process with him. There will be a brief demo, then people can try to make their own rings and learn a basic weave or two. If you have vise grips, smooth jaw pliers, angle wire cutters, Phillips-head screwdrivers (the plus sign one, +), or round/bar stock (not square), please bring that. March 21 June Faire Meeting! – starts at 7pm – A general meeting will be held to progress preparations for June Faire, 2023. Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol , the 2023 June Faire Board Chairman, will host this status meeting to discuss what has been done and what needs to be done, in support of June Faire. March 28 Class: The Surprisingly SIMPLE Rectangle – Session 1 – Pattern-making – starts at 6:30pm – by Lady Caterina da Savona . This is a session to take your measurements and turn it into a VERY simple pattern for a pre-1300s tunic or gown. This class is suitable for people who are new to sewing or new to medieval patterning. This will be presented live at Tuesday social AND is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/VkgpGMc4WfY
…FYI, the sewing for this garment (Session 2) is scheduled for the Spring Arts & Sciences Day Camp on April 1 (link to event details). Students wanting to do both sessions for this class have “homework” between Sessions 1&2, to get fabric and pre-wash it.
Looking out into April, we have ONE class tentatively on the list, Multi-Cultural Heraldry as taught by M’Lord Owain ap Gwyllim Pengryth . We could fit in one other class, if there is interest.
If you have something you’d like to teach, let us know. If you have mentioned wanting to teach something, please remind me so I can schedule it and get you set up with anything you need. If you have an interest on something you’d like to learn, let us know that as well. We can search for an instructor and see if we can arrange a class.
Please let us know if you have any questions.
– HL Altaliana de Segna , Arts and Sciences Minister of Dragon’s Laire
– Arontius of Bygelswade , Deputy A&S of Dragon’s Laire
- Winter Armored Combat and Rapier practice CHANGE to Thursday at the Fairgroundsby Caterina da Savona
From January 26–April 27th, Heavy Combat and Rapier practice is MOVING to an indoor site! Practice will be held on Thursday nights (6-8pm), in the Sheep Barn at the Kitsap County Fairgrounds. The one exception will be March 9th, when the Barn was unavailable.
Sheep barn location:
Bldg 1336, 1370 Fairgrounds Road, Bremerton, WA 98311
(Click here to see this address on Google maps)
For more details, please read the following from our Armored Combat Marshal, Andras Truemark .
This is especially for the heavy and rapier fighters of the Barony and any other interested populace peeps. Spread the word.
We have our covered fighting hall for the winter months.
Tuesday night practice is now officially changed to Thursday night, starting (next week) January 26th, and continuing each Thursday until April 27th at the Sheep Barn at Kitsap County Fairgrounds. There is one date when the Barn is pre-booked and we can’t practice there, and that is Thursday, March 9th. We will probably have practice at the VFW on Tuesday of that week.
I have the key to the Sheep Barn and the key to the gate that has both parking and direct access to the fighting arena. And wow, what a fighting arena! The Sheep Barn is enormous! I’m guessing in the neighborhood of 24,000 square feet, having precisely eyeballed it at 40 yards wide by 75 yards long. If I’m wrong, yell at someone else. It will easily host a large armored fight group and the same in rapier fighters, plus room for others congregate and socialize. This space is large enough for war practices! There are Biffies in the area and an small side room for those who want to change more privately.
There is sufficient lighting and there is heating. The floor is concrete so we don’t have floor care issues. There are no chairs or benches, so you must bring your own. And, as always with our wonderful organization, I know we’ll leave the building cleaner than when we entered it.
The Sheep barn is on the West end of the Fairgrounds, adjacent to the soccer field. There will be an SCA sign both at the graveled entry road and at the Barn itself. Parking can be in the soccer field parking lot or in the areas to the left of the road/barn.
Time will remain 6pm to 8pm. I will diligently attempt to be there at 5:45 so that I can get the loaner gear into the building, lights on and heater up and running.
If this goes well, there is the distinct possibility that we can start back up sometime around the first of November this coming dark season. But for now, we have the Barn for 12 weeks, starting next week.
Huge shout out to our Baron and Baroness, Arion and Kloe, our Seneschal, Laurellen de Brandevin, our Baronial Marshal, Sarpedon and our Baronial Rapier Marshal, Jacques. Through their efforts we can play in a nice, dry, reasonably warm environment. Vivat!!
Baronial Armored Combat Marshal
- June Faire planning meeting rescheduled! Feb. 28by Caterina da Savona
Oh no! The February 21st June Faire planning meeting had to be cancelled due to illness. This activity is rescheduled for 7pm on Tuesday, February 28th.
If you’re an activity head, please send the report you were going to give tonight to the Planning Group page.
If you are a populace member who wants to help out, you can always contact the event planning staff, led by the inestimable Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol , and let them know what you would like to help with.