Midrealm Crown Tournament & A&S Competition

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Join the Marche of Gwyntarian in the Barony of Brendoken as the Marche and friends host Crown Tournament and Kingdom A&S Saturday, May 26 & Sunday May 27, 2007. Site opens 9AM and closes at 10PM.

The event site is the Tadmor Shrine Center in Akron, Ohio, at the junction of Arlington Road and I-77. An HC-friendly site, the building is all on one floor, and features a main hall that measures over 6,000 square feet. Come see the fabulous works of our kingdom's best artisans on Saturday; plus rapier activities and archery! Sunday's big event is Crown Tournament! Due to space limitations, we cannot permit indoor daycamps. Crown lists and merchant tents have priority on the grounds, weather permitting. Building and main restrooms are HC accessible; showers in men's locker only. Watch this space for updates!

See the event website: http://www.midrealm.org/gwyntarian/crown/crown.html

The website will be updated with event plans regularly, so bookmark now.

Merchant space is very limited; therefore merchants with authentic and/or period wares will receive priority. Please contact the event steward (details below) for merchanting information. Armorers are particularly needed.

Lunch will be available on site both days. Our lunch taverns are fundraisers for our local area groups.

See pictures of the Tadmor Shrine here: http://www.tadmorshrine.org/news.php (October 2006 issue). Yes, those ARE life-size camels painted on the walls of the main hall.

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FEE SCHEDULE
Checks payable to: SCA, Inc.: Marche of Gwyntarian. One price covers admission for both days. Must show site token for admission both days. All fees to Gate Steward (contact info below).

Pre-Registration Fees
Site Only: $8 / Feast: $12

On-Site Fees
Site Only: $10 / Feast $14

Children 12 & under, half price site fee. Family Cap: $30 (immediate family/minor dependents).
Non-member surcharge: $3 per person per day.

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LODGING and AMENITIES
Room blocks are available at the following hotels at the Arlington-1-77 exit. Quoted prices do not include tax.

Comfort Inn
$69.99 (+$5.00 each extra adult)
330-645-1100
Doubles and kings; non-smoking and smoking
Block name: SCA Crown
**Reserve by May 11 for $69.99 rate**

Quality Inn
$69.99
330-644-7126
Double rooms, some kings available.
Block name: SCA Crown
**Reserve by May 18 for $69.99 rate**

Red Roof Inn
$67.49
Double rooms
Group Services/Reservations: 1-800-733-7663
Block name: SCA Crown Block number: B20700918

All of these hotels are less than 8 minutes drive from the event site.

The Arlington Road/I-77 interchange exit is one of the largest in Summit County. Not only will you find several more hotels, you will find over a dozen fast food restaurants, nearly a dozen sit-down restaurants (Appleby's, Lion Chinese Buffet, Ihop, etc.); plus several national retailers including Lowes, Home Depot, Target, Wal-Mart and Kohls. All of these places may be found within a 5 to 10 minute drive of the event site. Green Interstate 8 movie theatre, another (non-block) hotel and restaurants are located in the business park immediately south of the site, and can be seen from the highway. The caffeine-addicted will be pleased to know that a drive-through Starbucks is less than one mile north of the event site.

Use Google Earth with the site address to see how close everything really is!

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Event Steward:
THL Katarina Peregrine (Karen Johnson)
karenjohnson@neo.rr.com

Feast Steward: THL Wulfwen atte Belle (Kathy Thomas)
wulfwen@yahoo.com

Gate Steward: Catherine Tallmadge (Catherine Kienzle)
cntry2cool@hotmail.com

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DIRECTIONS
Take your best route to I-77 in Summit County.

Northbound I-77: exit at Arlington Road, turn left. Go under the highway, turn right on Jarvis and left on Krebs.

Southbound I-77: exit at Arlington, turn right at bottom of ramp. Take immediate right to Jarvis, then left on Krebs Location:
Marche of Gwyntarian (Akron, Ohio)