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  • Highlighted Activities for July 2024

    Click here if you need the address — or other details about our weekly gatherings and martial practices.

    SUMMER schedules are in effect! All socials and fighter practices will be held on weekday evenings at the VFW Hall. Heavy (armored) combat, rapier, and thrown weapons on Tuesday. Archery on Wednesday. Check Facebook for last-minute updates or cancellations. The Scribal Guild meets in a private home on the 2nd Thursday of the month, and the Culinary guild alternates between the 4th Thursday and Saturday — inquire privately of the Guild heads for more details.

    DateWhat’s happening in (and around) Dragon’s Laire
    in July 2024?
    July 2 Tuesday Social & fight practice. 
    MULTI-KINGDOM EVENT July 2–7th in Gold Beach, OR. An Tir West War is so big, it has its own website https://antirwestwar.org/ (and is also on Facebook).
    July 9Baronial Business Meeting – starts at 6:30pm. These meetings are open to anyone and are a good source of information about what is happening in the Barony. 
    NEARBY EVENT July 13 in Bellevue, WA (new site!). The Barony of Madrone will have their Peasant’s Revel, a popular midsummer event with picnicking, summertime games, and a “casual peasant” dress code. (Kingdom calendar link)
    July 16Tuesday Social & fight practice. Games night will be hosted by our Games Minister, Lucy of Leke. Come, play, and learn about medieval games.
    KINGDOM EVENT July 19–21 in Oakville, WA. This year’s July Coronation will be hosted by our neighboring Barony of Glymm Mere. Learn more on the Kingdom calendar or on Facebook.
    July 23Social, fight practice… and 4th-Tuesday Bardic night! This is a drop-in activity, and all skill levels are welcome. Bring what you’re working on, test out your piece in front of a small audience, and/or practice with the group. Bardic arts include music, singing, story-telling, and poetry recitation.
    NEARBY EVENT on July 27. The Newcomers’ Academy and Lord Defender tournament will be hosted by the Barony of Blatha an Oir. This is a day full of classes and activities for all levels of experience. (Kingdom calendar, Facebook)
    July 30Tuesday Social & fight practice. Other activities TBA.

    We look forward to these yet-to-be-scheduled activities:

    • Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol has been formulating plans on clothing construction.
    • Marquessa Laurellen du Brandevin has been contemplating a satchel class, including both construction and embroidery.

    We would sincerely love to host more Arts and Sciences activities in the upcoming months. They do NOT have to be simply ‘classes’. They can be lectures, demonstrations, round tables, interactive discussion. The possibilities are endless. Let me know if you have ideas in mind. I will help you make them a reality.

    You can reach Master Arontius in our unofficial baronial Facebook group or at DragonsLaire.ArtNSci@AnTir.org

    Reminder: The Baronial Chatelaine, Halldora Bjorn heraldic device for Halldora Bjorn is looking for people from Dragon’s Laire to give short lectures and vignettes on various subjects of the SCA. “I’m basically looking for an extension of what we have on display at June Faire (costume making, cooking info, weaving, spinning, metal work, archery equipment, etc).” She is envisioning 15-min talks, just enough to give new members an introduction. If you are available and willing to give a short presentation, please contact DragonsLaire.Chatelaine@AnTir.org .

  • July 2024 business meeting rescheduled!

    ATTENTION: the July 2nd Business meeting will be MOVED to July 9th.

    Due to the 4th of July and An Tir West War, we rescheduled the Barony’s July business meeting to the following Tuesday– July 9th. As a reminder, these meetings are open to the populace and are a good way to know what’s happening in the Barony.

    The July 2nd social & fight practice will have no special activities scheduled.

  • June Faire site handouts, schedule & map

    Hot off the presses! We look forward to seeing you this weekend! The Faire will go on, rain or shine — we’re watching the weather, and we have contingency plans to shift many activities into covered and indoor spaces if it rains.

    As always, our event team has done their best to anticipate everything… but unexpected things can happen that cause last minute schedule changes. Always listen to the site heralds.

    Travel Advisory – Road Construction Season!

    Greetings Good Nobles travelling to the Dragon’s Laire from afar, tales of delayed travel have reached our ears. We send a missive that you might plan for more time and snacks to tide you over.

    If you are coming from the Tacoma area, the west bound Narrows Bridge will be at 2 lanes starting Saturday at 4 AM through 4 PM Sunday. (Link to details from the DOT)

    If you are traveling from the north end of the Olympic Peninsula, roundabout Construction at the junction of SR 104 and SR 19 continues, causing slows and delays. (link to DOT info). Also, the Hood Canal Bridge, is expected to close to traffic at 8:15 AM on Sunday June 16th. Delays could be up to an hour (link to the DOT bridge status site).

    Just added: Parking Info for Saturday

    Fairgrounds Road will be closed Saturday on either side of Thunderbird Arena. There is NO Kitsap Medieval Faire Access from the West side of Thunderbird at Fairgrounds Rd and Tibardis. All Day Trip Participants will be asked to drive around to Nels Nelson Rd to enter the event.

    Parking is free! But we do hope you carpool to help assist in lowering traffic. There will be several parking options om the fairgrounds property, and designated Accessible Parking. We will have golf shuttles stopping at designated stops to transport anyone who needs assistance within the fairground property.

    Armor Drops and deliveries should be completed by 9:00AM if possible, as the road will be closed after that.

    Downloadables for SCA members
    (Friday thru Sunday)

    Map of the Faire
    Notice that Fairgrounds Road will be closed Saturday, 9:30AM — 4:30PM. Plan your access for parking accordingly! General parking, staff parking, and RV sites with electricity can be reached from Nels Nelson Road. SCA Parking and dry-camping RV spots will only be accessible if coming up Fairgrounds road from the west.

    Site map for June Faire
    Click here to download this map showing the SCA and public areas of the Faire

    Printable schedule for SCAdians (pdf): https://dragonslaire.antir.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/June-Faire-Schedule-2024-single-page.pdf

    For the public demo – Kitsap Medieval Faire
    (Saturday)

    Share these with your friends who are curious about the SCA!

    This map shows the public areas for Saturday’s demo, aka the Kitsap Medieval Faire.
    Notice that Fairgrounds Road will be closed Saturday, 9:30AM — 4:30PM. Please enter from the east side of the Fairgrounds, off Nels Nelson Road, for parking.

    Site map for Kitsap Medieval Faire
    Click here to download this map of the public-access areas. Notice the parking entrances!

    Schedule for the public demo (pdf): https://dragonslaire.antir.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2024/06/Kitsap-Medieval-Faire-Schedule.pdf

  • Fabulous Four Largesse Derby at June Faire

    What is largesse? These items are handmade by people in the SCA, gifted to the Coronets/Crown, to then be gifted by them in Court in recognition of hard work, as newcomers’ welcome gifts, as part of an award, etc.

    Hear the words of our Baroness, Kloe of Thira heraldic device for Kloe of Thira:

    ✨Do you like to make shiny things?✨
    🎁Do you like to give people your shiny things?🎁
    📦Send them in for our Largess Derby!📦
    Comment below if your interested in entering! (Not mandatory)
    The winner gets loot and the Largess will be given to the Baron and Baroness for use by Them and the next Coronets.

    Rules:
    4️⃣ All entrants should create 4 or more items that are suitable for largesse.
    🏷All entries must be tagged with your name/Branch and be ready to be gifted the day of the competition.
    📜Please list the ingredients of any food or cosmetics items (spice mixes, unscented soap, wood butter, etc) and avoid heavily scented items or items that need to be kept hot or cold.
    🏺They should be handcrafted, No Documentation Needed. No heraldry on them (they are to be gifted later).
    🚫Sadly, no alcoholic beverages please.

    When and Where:
    📦Entries may be dropped off at the A&S Hall (Presidents Hall) anytime after 2:00 on Friday
    🗳Judging will take place throughout the day on Saturday by blind ballot.
    🕟The contest will close at 5:00 PM on Saturday.
    📣The winner of the Donation Derby is the person with the most votes and will be announced in Evening Court.

    Some Examples of Largess are:

    • Bags
    • Hats
    • Children’s Toys
    • Necklaces
    • Pouches
    • Rings
    • Neck Coolers
    • Hand Stamped Items
    • Journals
    • Pins
    • Nalbinding kits
    • Trim
    • Sewing Kits
    • Feast items
    • Etc.
    • The entries can be anything that is suitable for largesse!

    Any questions should be directed to:
    📧 Baroness Kloe at dragonslaire.baroness@antir.org
    Thank you for your creativity and generosity!

  • Tuesday Social Activities for June 2024

    Click here if you need the address — or other details about our weekly gatherings and martial practices.

    SUMMER schedules are in effect! All socials and fighter practices will be on weekday evenings at the VFW Hall. Heavy (armored) combat, rapier, and thrown weapons on Tuesday. Archery on Wednesday. It’s been a damp spring and weather-related practice cancellations can occur — so always check Facebook for last-minute updates.

    DateWhat’s happening at Dragon’s Laire’s Tuesday Social
    in June 2024? (plus a few other things)
    June 4 Baronial Business Meeting – starts at 6:30pm. These meetings are open to anyone and are a good source of information about what is happening in the Barony. 
    June 11The last Tuesday social before June Faire!
    BARONIAL EVENT June 14–16th in Silverdale, WA. June Faire is our BIGGEST baronial event of the year! We take over the Kitsap County Fairgrounds for the weekend and hold a huge public demo on Saturday (called the “Kitsap Medieval Faire”).
    June 18NEWCOMER night – join us to welcome the new SCA-curious people we met at June Faire. Bring a project to work on, something to demonstrate, and yourselves. (Contact our Chatelaine for more coordination details.)
    June 25June Faire in review – starts at 6:30pm. All are welcome to join the event “debriefing” meeting. What worked best? What could be improved next year?
    REGIONAL EVENT June 29th in Kirkland, WA. The Barony of Madrone hosts Athenaeum, an exhibition dedicated to arts and sciences. Pre-register for a lunchbox! More info on the Kingdom calendar and Facebook.
    upcomingMULTI-KINGDOM EVENT July 2–7th in Gold Beach, OR. An Tir West War is so big, it has its own website https://antirwestwar.org/ (and is also on Facebook).

    We look forward to these yet-to-be-scheduled activities:

    • Countess Elisabeth de Rossignol has been formulating plans on clothing construction.
    • Marquessa Laurellen du Brandevin has been contemplating a satchel class, including both construction and embroidery.

    We would sincerely love to host more Arts and Sciences activities in the upcoming months. They do NOT have to be simply ‘classes’. They can be lectures, demonstrations, round tables, interactive discussion. The possibilities are endless. Let me know if you have ideas in mind. I will help you make them a reality.

    You can reach Master Arontius in our unofficial baronial Facebook group or at DragonsLaire.ArtNSci@AnTir.org

    Reminder: The Baronial Chatelaine, Halldora Bjorn heraldic device for Halldora Bjorn is looking for people from Dragon’s Laire to give short lectures and vignettes on various subjects of the SCA. “I’m basically looking for an extension of what we have on display at June Faire (costume making, cooking info, weaving, spinning, metal work, archery equipment, etc).” She is envisioning 15-min talks, just enough to give new members an introduction. If you are available and willing to give a short presentation, please contact DragonsLaire.Chatelaine@AnTir.org .