About the Site:
This year we will be at a new site for the SCA, Washington High School (school website), located at 2217 W Glendale Avenue, Phoenix, AZ 85021. This is an excellent location, fairly centralized and easy to get to, situated just east of I-17 on Glendale Avenue.
Because this is a public high school, this is a dry site, and there is no smoking allowed on the premises. However, brewing classes will be permitted as long as there is no drinkable alcohol used (or produced) on site. Currently, there are NO blades (weapons) allowed on site. This includes tipped arrows, decorative blades used as part of garb, side arms, and rapier blades.
The 2009 Collegium has facilities to offer over 150 hours of classes on SCA related topics! Classes will run Saturday 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m., with an emphasis on the following tracks:
- It’s All About the Fighting
- The Monk's Library: Manuscript Arts
- Feast and Drink
- Administration and Volunteerism
- Peers and Royalty
- Pageantry for All: Bards & Musicians, Dance, and Heraldry
- Exotic Travels: All Non-European Arts and Personas
- Early Period: European Arts and Personas 600 A.D.–1000 A.D.
- Middle Period: European Arts and Personas 1000 A.D.–1300 A.D.
- Late Period: European Arts and Personas 1300 A.D.–1600 A.D.
- Youth and Family
- How to Get Started: New to the SCA
On Saturday 6 June the site will open at 8:00 a.m., with Troll opening at 8:30 a.m. Morning classes will run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. There will be a one hour lunch break at 12:00 noon—a small side board will be offered. Afternoon classes will resume at 1:00 p.m. and continue until 4:00 p.m. Kingdom Court will occur from 4:00 p.m to 6:00 p.m. (or, at Their Majesties' discretion). The site will close at 6:00 p.m. (or, when court ends).
The following day (Sunday 7 June) the site and Troll will open at 8:30 a.m. Classes will begin at 9:00 a.m. and will continue for 4 hours, ending at 1:00 p.m. The site will close at 1:30 p.m. Class description lists and a class schedule will be made available before the event following the selection of classes and instructors.
Call for Instructors & Class Suggestions:
We are currently calling for instructors for Collegium classes. If you are willing to teach and have a class proposal, please fill out a 2009 Collegium Teacher Registration Form or contact Lady Safaya, the Class Coordinator, directly (see contact information below under "Event Stewards"). We would like to provide a wide variety of classes, in the form of lectures, demonstrations, workshops, or open forums, covering subjects off "period" interest to the SCA community and classes or training about the operation of the SCA and its offices/activities—please refer to the "Class Tracks" listed above for ideas. We must receive all class proposals by 25 April 2009!
In addition, if you want to learn something new and have a subject you would particularly like to learn about, Lady Safaya has offered to review class suggestions from the general populace as well. If a class suggestion is popular and/or especially interesting, we might be able to locate an instructor to teach the class. Class suggestions should be sent directly to Lady Safaya (see contact information below under "Event Stewards"), and must be received by 31 March 2009. [Please do not use the Teacher Registration form to submit class suggestions.]
Mistress Marta as tu Mika-Mysliwy, Parhelium Herald, and Lady Helena will be running a Heraldic Consultation Table all day on Saturday. This is a perfect opportunity to consult concerning an ongoing SCA name and/or device/badge registration, or to get a registration started!
While a light sideboard of food and drink will be offered during the lunch break on Saturday, there is a wide variety of fast food places within a mile or two of Washington High School (as it is located one mile north of the Spectrum/Christown Mall). So, those choosing to go off site for food have many options available! Of course, people are welcome to bring their own food onto the site. So plan to supplement the sideboard by bringing a picnic lunch or visiting a nearby restaurant (see Collegium Food & Lodging List). There are several shaded areas on the campus as a place for people to sit and eat lunch or to relax between classes.
The school has two main parking areas, the "Faculty Parking" (just over 50 spaces) and "Student Parking" (approximately 160 spaces) lots. These are both on the west side of the school, and are accessible from 23rd Avenue (see site map). We will plan to fill the Faculty Parking area first, and to use the Student Parking area as overflow. Carpooling, whenever possible, is strongly suggested.
Site Fees (covers both days):
Adult Members = $12.00; Adult Non-members = $15.00; Youth (17 years and under) = $3.00.
Directions to the Site:
This site is fairly centrally located near I-17 and Glendale Ave. For those coming into Phoenix via I-10 (from the East Valley, Southwest Valley, Tucson, Casa Grande, Yuma, etc.), the best route would be to take I-10 to the "stack interchange" with I-17 and get onto I-17 North. Approximately 5 miles north of the "stack interchange" on I-17 is the Glendale Avenue exit. Take the Glendale Avenue exit and turn right/east. The school will be 2 blocks east of I-17 on the righthand/south side of Glendale Avenue. Turn right/south on 23rd Avenue to enter the parking lots for the Collegium. For those coming into Phoenix via I-17 (from the North Valley, Prescott, Flagstaff, etc.), the best route would be to take I-17 South and continue approximately 9 miles south of the interchange between I-17 and Loop 101 to Glendale Avenue. Exit at Glendale Avenue and turn left/east. The school will be 2 blocks east of I-17 on the righthand/south side of Glendale Ave. Turn right/south on 23rd Avenue to enter the parking lots for the Collegium.
As this is a two-day event, there are many who will wish to stay over at least one night within the Barony. Fortunately, approximately one mile to the north of the event site is a series of budget hotels that continues for several miles, making it easy for those traveling from out of town to find accommodations (see Collegium Food & Lodging List). In addition, for those looking to ease their budget, Dame Jennifer Trethewy has graciously agreed to be the Crash-space Coordinator. If you live in the Phoenix area and are willing to offer lodging to gracious visitors, please contact Dame Jennifer and let her know this by 30 April 2009. If you will be attending the Collegium and desire crash space, please contact Dame Jennifer no later than 15 May 2009. [See "Event Stewards" below for contact information.]
For more information about the event, contact Lady Safaya bint Ahmet ibn Abdullah, the Event Steward, at firstname.lastname@example.org
For information about classes, contact Lady Safaya bint Ahmet ibn Abdullah, the Class Coordinator, at email@example.com
For crash space information or assistance, contact Dame Jennifer Trethewy at firstname.lastname@example.org.