[ATE] Atenveldt Coronation

Join us in a wonderful solar display in the merry month of May, as we bid farewell to our beloved monarch’s Tristan & Damiana and watch the new solar royalty ascend the throne of all Atenveldt.  On May 4th and 5th a weekend of pageantry, gallantry, and spectacle will take place at the Francisco Grande Resort, 26000 W. Gila Bend Highway Casa Grande, Arizona 85293. 

We will have the ballroom for Coronation on Saturday and the grassed area on Sunday for tournaments. Tents and shades must be stacked shallow and water lines will be marked.  There will be no feast, but concessions and restaurants are available on site and nearby in the town of Casa Grande.

Food must be purchased from the resort unless eating in your room. The site is wet but alcohol must be purchased from the resort. Pets are not allowed.  Smoking is permitted in designated smoking areas.

To get the SCA room rate call the resort at 800-237-4238 or 520-836-6444 and ask for the SCA rate of $95 per night for the Tower rooms or $115 for the suites. In addition, a block of rooms has been reserved at the Holiday Inn on Pinal and Florence at a rate of $75 per night, please call toll free 1-855-426-3500 and mention the Society for Creative Anachronism.  Breakfast buffet is included in the Holiday Inn room rate.  The Champions tourneys are scheduled for Sunday.  

The site opens at 9am on Saturday and closes at 6pm on Sunday.

Site Fees; $10 for adult members 18 an older (add $5 for non-members)   $5 for youth age 10-17 and under 10 are free.   

 
The site is reached from I-10 and signs will be in place

 From Sky Harbor International Airport:

Head East on East Sky Harbor Boulevard and merge onto AZ - 153 South towards I-10/AZ-143. Merge onto I-10 East via exit number 1A towards Tucson. Stay on I-10 East for 32 miles and exit AZ-387 South (make right at top of ramp) for 9 miles(this is Pinal Avenue). Turn Right (West) onto AZ-84 (Gila Bend Highway). Head West for 5 miles until you see the Resort on right.

Total driving distance is 46 miles and 50 minutes.

From Downtown Phoenix:

Merge onto I-10 East via exit number 1A towards Tucson. Stay on I-10 East for 32 miles and exit AZ-387 South which is Pinal Avenue (make right at top of ramp) for 9 miles. Turn Right (West) onto AZ-84 (Gila Bend Highway). Head West for 5 miles until Resort on right.

Total driving distance is 47 miles and 52 minutes.

From Tucson International Airport:

Take I-10 West to Casa Grande exit 194 Florence Blvd. Make a left onto Florence Blvd. Take Florence approx. 10 miles and we are on the right hand side.

Total driving distance is 78 miles and 1 hour 16 minutes.

Event Stewards: Lady Nefratiri Ani Eponis or Lord Correus Dracontius