Pre-registration for Great Western War XI begins June 1, 2008

The Honorable Lord Matheus Reyner, Publicity Deputy for Great Western War XI, has announced that pre-registration for the event will begin June 1, 2008. Other announcements are included in the message.

THL Matheus writes:

The campaign starts at your local war,
The quest leads to Pennsic,
And the war session ends upon the battle fields of Caid, at the..
October 8-13, 2008

Visit the Wars website for complete details.

Armoured Combat:
Schedules and descriptions for the Armored Combat fields (both battles and tournaments) are now available:

Arts and Sciences
It is not too early to consider teaching a class or two at Great Western War XI. If you are interested in teaching, please fill out the class proposal form, and email it to Lady Elyn de Haoucmore, Arts and Sciences Steward at . Please note that the deadline for class submissions is August 10, 2008.

Special Events
Planning a wedding or other special event at GWW XI? Do you want to host a tourney, party, or event that will be open to the general populace? Do you want a little more advertising for it? Please contact Lady Catherine Ainsdale of Lancashire, Special Events Steward, for details.

Pre-registration will be open from June 1 through August 31st. Any pre-registration postmarked after August 31, 2008 will be returned to the sender. Please do not send anything requiring a signature as it will not be accepted.

Details for bringing horses to CA and the Equestrian Schedule are available.

Water Bearing: Donations Needed
Donations of Oranges, Pickles, Powdered Gatorade, and Shoulder Bags for the two-liter bottles would be greatly appreciated. With this in mind...

You've heard the old saying that "many hands make light work." Please consider donating a few hours of your time to volunteer at the war. In addition to helping to make it a memorable event you will earn a monetary donation to your favorite SCA territory.

Rapier Combat
Schedules and descriptions for the Rapier Combat fields (both battles and tournaments) are now available.

Hound Coursing
"Known as the "Queen's Sport," hound coursing was enjoyed throughout the middle ages by royalty and nobles alike. People would follow the hunt on horseback or watch from the ground, cheering on their favorite hounds as they darted and dashed in pursuit of the hare.