In the Year of Our Lord 1092, a cry rang out through Imperial Byzantium, besieged by enemies of the faith. Summoned by Pope Urban II, a force thousands strong marched toward Asia Minor to throw back the Saracens and liberate Jerusalem from their influence. In the latter part of 1096, this army passed through the Holy City of Constantinople and was hosted by the Emperor. These soldiers, many of whom had never before left their smallholdings in the west, were offered all of the delights that this ancient capital had to offer. The celebration served a dual purpose: both to thank these new 'Crusaders' for their help and to steel them for the trials ahead. It is the calm before the storm.
Arkansas State University - Beebe
1000 Iowa Street
Beebe, AR 72012
Join the Barony of Small Gray bear as we relive the spectacle, the grandeur, and the spirit of these celebrations. We have a full day of fighting, classes and feasting for your enjoyment. A chess tourney is planned, as well as children's activities. Troll will open at 8am-Classes begin at 9am-A&S competition begins at 10am - Armor inspection at 9am - Feast to begin at 7pm.
This is a one-day event. Seating for feast is limited, so please pre-register!
Some or all of Court may occur during feast. Non-feast guests may request space for BYO meals to be enjoyed in a below-the-salt area.
Children 6 and under, no charge
Adult (13 and up)Member:
Pre-registered-All day, with feast $10.00
Pre-registered -All day, no feast $5.00
At door, with feast $12.00
At door, no feast $7.00
Pre-registered-All day, with feast $5.00
Pre-registered -All day, no feast $2.50
At door, with feast $6.00
At door, no feast $3.50
*Adult Non-Members please add $3.00 surcharge
** Pre-res means us -receiving- payment any time before the actual day of the event
Autocrat: Jocelin FitzHugh de Rouen (Neil Outar)
For driving directions: http://www.asub.edu/beebe/prospective_students/index.asp?i=20 or take US Hwy 167 North from Little Rock, AR - Take exit 28, bear right, left at stoplight, and right again at the large brick ASU sign.
Crash space can be arranged for guests- if needed, please indicate on your registration and provide contact information. This is a dry site. Above ground fires are permitted. Pets, other than service animals, are not permitted.
Also, check out http://www.smallgraybear.com for updates to the program, menus, and news of the new A&S tourney we're hosting!