Greetings and welcome are bid to all Bards, Troubadors, Trouveres, Minstrels, Minnesingers, Jongleurs, Singers, Storytellers, Poets, Scops, Skalds, Fillids, Olaves, Griots, Wordsmiths, and Friends of these arts. Also Musicians, Dancers, Jugglers, Magicians, and Players as well.
This year's Bardic Madness will take place on December 15th, 2007. Our hosts will be the Shire of Lochmorrow (Macomb, IL). Many thanks go to all of them for their hospitality in helping the bardic community out this year. Our theme is inspired by some great period myths, legends, and tales and how they change from the latter to the former.
Shire of Lochmorrow (Macomb, Illinois)
The Incipient Shire of Foxvale, sponsored by the Shire of Rokkehealden,
is proud to present Fox Hunt III September 22nd, 2007
Join us at the Kendall County Fair Grounds in Yorkville, IL on September 22, 2007 for our third annual Fox Hunt.
The Fox Hunt:
A timed tournament with Hunters bagging as many Foxes as they can in the allotted time while the Foxes will fend off as many Hunters as they can. There will be two victors, the most successful Hunter and the slyest Fox.
Incipient Shire of Foxvale (Yorkville, Ilinois)
Join the Shire of Mynydd Seren for a day of fighting and arts, in Hell. November 3rd, 2007
Site Opens: 10:00am
Site Closes: 10:30pm
Monroe County Fairgrounds Community Center, 5700 Airport Road, Bloomington, IN 47403
Rapier: A tournament, which will require combatants to travel through the nine circles of hell, is being planned. More information to be posted here as it becomes available.
Shire of Mynydd Seren (Bloomington, Indiana)
The March of Tirenwydd presents RED DRAGON
September 21, 22, 23, 2007
The lovely Camp Mary Orton near Columbus, Ohio. North on US 23, just North of the 23, 270, 71 interchange. Site is on the left as you come from the South.
Dancing, Fencing, Feasting, Heavy Weapons, A & S, Archery, Thrown Weapons
There is CAMPING THIS YEAR! Troll will open after 4 PM on the 21st. Troll will close at 9 PM the 21st and reopen at 9 AM on the 22nd. Campers should be packed and ready to go by 10 AM on the 23rd. Site is discreetly damp. Heated showers and restrooms are available on the site in the indoor activities building. The ropes course is ABSOLUTELY OFF LIMITS TO EVERYONE. Violators will be immediately removed from the site. Merchants, there are no table fees (site only), so join us for a great weekend.
March of Tirnewydd (Columbus, Ohio)
The Shire of Swordcliff will be holding Dragonslake II. It will be a day of
questing and fighting in honor of our Champion the Great Gailen for saving
our dragon from the Dragon Slayer that came from the Eastern Kingdom. There
will be a quest for heavy, light, non fighters and children so that all may
participate in his honor. We had a fantastic time last year and hope this
year will be even better. For more details please see our link on the
Shire of Swordcliff (Rochester, Ilinois)
Shire of Riviere Constelle presents Rendezvous at the Bridge -- XVIII
September 21-23, 2007, Lincoln State Park, Lincoln City, Indiana
Featuring: William Marshall style heavy weapons tourney, fencing tourney, many A&S Classes, adult and youth populace-vote A&S competition, coursing of the Queen's greyhounds, bardic circle, dancing, Harald Hardraada Pinatas for children and children-at-heart, breakfast, lunch & feast.
Shire of Riviere Constelle (Lincoln City, Indiana)
On July 21, 2007, 17 members of the Barony of Shattered Crystal brought their mounts to Pontoon Beach, Illinois to practice their equestrian skills. Scott Cousins of the Granite City Press-Record has the story.
In a press release from the Historic Charlton Park in the Battle Creek (Michigan) Enquirer, visitors are invited to find Havoc in Hastings at the Canton of Three Walls' event scheduled for September 1, 2007.
OUT OF THE MISTS OF TIME A forgotten tradition is being restored. An opportunity to relive past glories. A chance to renew old friendships and make new ones. A truly family oriented event with fun and games for one and all.
Guardians of the Northern Border of the Midrealm
is pleased to announce the
SECOND "ALMOST ANNUAL"
KLASH OF THE KINGDOMS
In the Independent Shire of Starleaf Gate
The Kingdom of the Midrealm and their Allies
Shire of Starleaf Gate (Ruthven, Ontario)
The SCA Household of Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy and Duchesse Sabine de Rouen, located in the Middle Kingdom, Barony of Flaming Gryphon. The household is composed of many fighters, artisans, and good gentles dedicated to service in the Society for Creative Anachronism.
This year Harvest Days will be holding the Kingdom Tournament of Chivalry, in which Knights stand ready to fight unbelted fighters from across the Kingdom. Unbelts have the opportunity to trade blows with the Knights of the Kingdom for training purposes, or to test their skill.
After the TOC we will be holding our Traditional Tavern Brawl, in which combatants bring unusual and humorous duct tape foam weapons. Children are encouraged to create their own foam projectiles during children's activities and add to the festivities by targeting their favorite fighter.
I would like to thank all the wonderful Chroniclers of the Oaken Region of the Middle Kingdom for all the work they have done.
Being a Chronicler is often a thankless, and over-looked position. However, it is by the efforts of the Chroniclers that our wonderful history as an organisation is recorded. Without the Chroniclers, we would not have much, if any, history of how the SCA has grown.
Come and participate in heavy fighting, archery, thrown weapons, fencing, classes, games and feasting.
Saxon Summer VII: Saxons, Dregs, and Rock and Roll
September 14th 15th & 16th , 2007
Presented by the Shire of Rivenvale
Site: Chestnut Ridge Park and Campground, 6486 Chestnut Ridge Rd. Hubbard, OH 44425, (330) 534-2352
(This is a fully handicapped accessible site with no stairs) Sorry- No pets are allowed.
Shire of Rivenvale (Hubbard, Ohio)
Members of the Shire of Riviere Constelle in Evansville, Indiana recently held a demo in Wesselman Park to the delight of onlookers. "We'd never heard about this or been to it, and Jeremy is kind of interested, so we decided to come down," said Angie Gish, who attended with her 13-year-old son. (photo)
A day of dueling knights in armor, medieval dancing and games was in store recently as members of the Shire of Greyhope visited Hebron (Indiana) Middle School. James D. Wolf of the Post-Tribune had the story.
Who would have thought that 10 years ago this small (only 600 people showed up) event would grow to be the amazing event that it is today. Over the years we have weathered some of the worst that North West Ohio in May can throw at you. It has been hot (in the early years it was) and cold (down to 38°F) and windy (we had a tornado touch down within 2 miles of the site once) and wet. But mostly it has been wet. Every year we have prayed for sunny, warm and dry weather, but every year the weather just laughs at us and sits a low pressure zone overhead.
Marche of the Marshes (Perrysburg, Ohio)
Ahoy there, mateys! Sail yer ships to Lily Lake for a weekend of piratical fun! Thar be classes in all kinds of arts’n’sciences skullduggery, merchants t’ lighten yer sea-chests and kit ye out proper, and o’ course all the fightin’ and bow-shootin’ and throwin’ ye could ask fer. (It’s a MIDLANDS REGIONAL WAR PRACTICE!)
We’ve got lots ‘o harborage to anchor yer tents, a lunch tavern, an’ showers with HOT WATER t’ rinse the salt off ye! On Saturday we’ll feast on a roast piggie, then ye can enjoy the bardic bonfire or dance at th’ Pirate’s Ball (so bring out yer best bib’n’tucker, modern or garb). The site is WET (of course) and reasonably handicap-accessible. No electrical or water hookups are available for RVs, sorry.
Ravenslake & Caer Anterth Mawr (Lakemoor, Illinois)