The Shire of the Shadowlands is excited to announce the return of our celebrated (though seasonally-challenged) day of merriment, Fall Ball in the Small Hall! This year's theme is Ballhalla, so wear your finest Norse attire, brush up on your bransles, and join us for a day of fun with something for everyone on Saturday January 29, 2010!
Site opens at 10:00am, with activities to begin shortly thereafter. Lord Llywelen of Shadowlands will be leading a series of dance classes to prepare for the evening's ball. New dancers and seasoned veterans alike are welcome to learn or practice the steps, and any veterans who would like to assist with instruction are invited to contact Lord Llywelen at TMarkulin AT neo.tamu.edu.
Other activities throughout the day will include a variety of games (including Shadowlands favortes Minotaur's Maze and Viking Axe Throw), charter painting and fighting opportunities for both chivalric and rapier combatants.
For those who work up an appetite dancing, fighting and having fun there will be a potluck feast immediately preceeding the evening's ball, with the shire providing meat. If you plan to partake, please bring an appetizer, side or dessert to feed yourself or your family, plus five others. For ideas on what to bring, please email the feast coordinator Lady Isolde die Waeyer at LMNorman at UH.edu.
Dancing will begin at approximately 6:30pm, with the set list to be announced ASAP. Any musicians interested in performing during the ball are encouraged to contact Lord Llywelen at the email address listed above.
The annual Shadowlnds Bransle-Off (AKA Bransle 'til you Bawl) will take place between sets, so come prepared to compete to join the illustrious ranks of Shadowlands Bransle Champions!
All the legendary fun and hospitality of a Shadowlands (unofficial) event can be had for a $5 gate fee, with children admitted free. Site is the traditional Clubhouse in Eastside Park in Hearne, TX. (map is here http://maps.google.com/maps?q=30.8851904+-96.5824698).
Please feel free to contact us with any questions, and we look forward to seeing you there!