[ART] Melee Madness

The Ramp of Despair is giggling at you! Come to Melee Madness on June 4th &5th 2011, at its incredibly ancient and honorable site at the castle in back of the Utah State Hospital in Provo, Utah.

Fighting, archery, thrown weapons, relaxing in the sun; come on out! Opening annoucements are tentatively planned for 10:00am on Sat. (or whenever the event steward thinks that enough fighters have shown up.) Should we gather a sufficient number of fighters (42 seems to be the magic number), we will revive the full-on castle siege scenario!! On Sunday morning, weather allowing, there will be the traditional pas d'armes, hosted by House Catwing and open to all fighters; see the event steward for details, and bring your nicest banners and fighting clothes. Note: fiberglass spears with 2" Mandrake stabbing tips will NOT be allowed at this event!

If you've ever wanted to run/sponsor an activity/contest or teach a class (fighting or non-fighting), this is the place to do it; just clear it with the event steward and appropriate coordinator. While the site will officially OPEN by 8:00 am on Saturday, and CLOSE at 10:00 pm on Sunday, we may be allowed to set up tents Friday night after 5:30 pm; please contact the event steward beforehand. Even though this will be a 2-day activity, participants are encouraged to come early on Sat., and bring picnic lunches and sunshades/tents (although there are numerous shade trees). This is a dry site! Because this is a state facility, anyone bringing alcoholic beverages onsite or found to be in inebriated condition must be politely asked to leave immediately! Off-site merchants are only 4-6 minutes away, and while ground fires are not permitted, off-the-ground firepits, hibachis and gas grills are. Pets are welcome if accompanied by responsible owners. The SITE FEE is $8 for adults (16 yrs. old and older), $4 for youths, 5 yrs. old and younger are free and pregnant ladies get a $2 rebate; per family price cap of $24 (not per household!). Make checks payable to "Barony of Loch salann, SCA Inc.".

DIRECTIONS: Take I-15 to the Provo Center Street exit 267; drive east on Center St. (about 2 miles) and enter the hospital grounds. Continue east and turn left at the large planter in the road; follow the road around and up to the castle area (the "off-limits" signs aren't meant for us).

EVENT STEWARD: Sir Michael the Lucky e-mail: sirmll@aol.com
FIGHTING COORDINATOR: Sir Bohun the Black e-mail: Bowen_the_Black@yahoo.com

NON-FIGHTING ACTIVITIES COORDINATOR: Mistress Bengta Rolfsdotter e-mail: bengta1@aol.com