The College of St. Monica, which is part of the Shire of Krae Glas (Monash
University, Clayton campus, in south-east Melbourne, Australia), hosted the
Newcomers' Faire on the 20th March, AS XXXVIII. SCAtoday.net's Lochac
correspondent shares his event report and photo album.
The Colleges in Melbourne (the other being St. Bartholomew at Melbourne
University) draw their membership from the Shires of Krae Glas and
Arrowsreach, the Barony of Stormhold, and the incipient Shires of Iseldir and
Cairn Faill. On this day members from all these groups worked together to
welcome those new to the SCA with collegia, tourneys, a buffet feast, games,
dancing, and general frivolity.
The weather was magnificent for the day, and scores of gentle folk enjoyed the
wide range of activities, including a lost property auction, rapier and heavy
tourneys and hands on A&S classes. Holding the event as an afternoon
indoor/outdoor gathering rather than a feast was a stroke of genius, as it
kept the costs way down, and made for a very relaxed and convivial atmosphere.
Thanks to the good folk at the College of St Monica who did so much to ensure
the success of the day, and welcome to all the newcomers who sampled many
different aspects of the SCA on the day.
The link from the headline, above, goes to Gwynfor Lwyd's album of photos
from the event.