Warriors of Æthelmearc! Here is a chance to test your mettle with sword, rapier, axe, and bow! Are you up to the challenge of being the Iron Comet champion? If so, come join us on April 30, 2011 in the Barony-Marche of the Debatable Lands at the Pitcairn-Monroeville Sportsman's Club (505 Mosside Boulevard, North Versailles, PA 15137-2552).
Not entering the Iron Comet challenge? Fear not! There are competitions in all martial forms. Our own Lady Elss of Augsburg shall provide us with a sumptuous all-day sideboard.
The youth Iron Comet Challenge features competitions with sword, axe, and bow. In addition to the martial contests, entrants for both the adult and youth Iron Comet Challenge shall also provide an arts & science entry, in any medium, with the theme of "Iron Comet."
Martial activities for those not participating in the Iron Comet Challenge shall take place throughout the day, so bring your best to compete against your opponents.
The Baronial History Project will feature a contest to showcase your photographs of baronial subjects past and present or of activities that occurred within the environs of our fair barony. There shall be prizes for best combat photo (any SCA martial activity), best story with photo (include story), "No seriously, that's really me," and best overall. Photos can be submitted in advance to Mistress Ts'vee'a at lefkowitzga at earthlink.net or brought to the event.
For questions about the Iron Comet Challenge, please contact the autocrat Lord Jorundr (shinigamikirin at gmail.com. Questions about other activities can be sent to either Lord Jorundr or Master Alaric (alaric at pobox.com. Contact our Head Cook, Lady Elss (elss_of_augsburg at yahoo.com), with any questions about the sideboard.
Send reservations to Lady Muirgheall muirgheall at gmail.com.
Fees for the day shall be $13 per person, which includes entry to the day's activities and the all-day sideboard. There is no fee for children age 5 and under. Gentles aged 6-17 pay a discounted fee of $7 for the day. Make checks payable to "SCA Inc — BMDL." The $5 non-member surcharge does apply, and may be either included with reservations or paid at the door.
From Pittsburgh: Take your best route to I-376, heading towards Monroeville. (*) Take Exit 78-A onto US 30 East / Ardmore Boulevard. toward Forest Hills. Follow for about 7.2 miles and turn left onto Mosside Boulevard. Follow Mosside Boulevard for 0.9 miles. The site will be on the left.
From the North and East: Take your best route to I-76 (Pennsylvania Turnpike) and take Exit 57 (Pittsburgh / Monroeville). After exiting, keep left on US 22 Business West. Follow for about 0.5 miles and turn left onto Mosside Boulevard. Follow Mosside Boulevard for about 4.8 miles. The site will be on the right.
From the South and West: Follow I-79 North to Exit 59A and take I-376 towards Pittsburgh. After exiting the Fort Pitt tunnels continue on I-376 and follow the directions from (*) above.