The Endewearde Hunt: October 9-12, 2015

Join the Barony of Endewearde as we celebrate the beauty that is Autumn with our tradition of the Endewearde Hunt.

Archery is our focus for the weekend and a wide variety of shoots are planned for both novices and experts.  The two archery highlights are the Woods Walk and the challenge for Endewearde’s First Archer.

A Potables competition will be held, which will include both East Kingdom judging as well as populace judging aspects.

We will have thrown weapons, a handful of A&S classes, a Bacon Tasting, fencing pickups, and fun activities for the kiddos.  Full Schedule soon!!

There will be **NO** Day Board served at the Hunt, but we will have a Camp-Wide Potluck dinner on Saturday evening, that we may spend time in each other’s company enjoying the bounty of the Fall.

There will be Fun for All Ages!

Contact Information

Merchants are welcome – please contact the event steward.

Event Steward: Lady Alys Treeby
Email: alys@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

No reservations are required or accepted.

Site Dates and Times

Site Opens: 5:00 pm Friday, October 9, 2015
Site Closes: 1:00 pm Monday, October 12, 2015

Site Fees

Adult Weekend:  $15
Child Weekend:  $10 (for ages 3 yrs old -17 yrs old)
Adult Day:  $10
Child Day:  $5
Children ages 0-2 yrs old are free admission
*a $5 non-SCA member surcharge will be added to adult non-members.

There is no fee for Saturday night’s potluck, as it a collaborative event, but in order to satisfactorily feed us all, please plan bring a MAIN dish to share, feast gear, and a drinking vessel.

Make Checks Payable to: SCA-Maine, Inc. Endewearde

Please mention to the gate staff when you are checking in if you are planning to participate in the Endewearde Sponsorship Program.

Driving Directions

The Endewearde Hunt is held at a private residence in Newburgh, Maine.

Private residence
2910 Western Avenue
Newburgh, ME 04444

  • Take your best route to I-95, Exit 174.
  • Head toward Newburgh (from the south, turn right at the exit; from the north, turn left at the exit).
  • You’ll go about 1.2 miles on Rt 69, then turn right onto Rt 202/9, heading west.
  • Drive just over 4 miles, and the site will be on your right.
  • You’re looking for a large white building named “Hospital Chaplaincy.” Turn there and follow the drive out into the woods behind the buildings.

Follow Event Updates on Social Media

There is a facebook page for the Endewearde Hunt where volunteers and event participants can ask questions related to this event and find last minute updates. The discussion forum can be found at Brais and Brassieres: Revenge of the Soggy Underwear Hunt! Endewearde Hunt

Information for Newcomers to the SCA

If you are new to the SCA or just new to this outdoor site the following information may be helpful to you.

Site Characteristics

  • Porta-potties are the only restroom facility on site. They will be located conveniently around the grounds.
  • Please remember there is no running water available on site or water hook-ups. Plan to bring your own water as needed for drinking or washing.
  • There is no electricity available on site.
  • Firewood available on site is limited and is not seasoned. Please bring only locally purchased firewood to the site.
  • Firepits must be raised.
  • There is a general parking area where you will leave your vehicle once you have arrived on site and unloaded any camping gear you need.
  • Plan to walk outdoors across gently sloping lawns and through woods paths.
  • Well behaved pets must be kept on a leash at all times.

Comfortable Clothing For A Crisp Autumn Day

  • The SCA body of laws require that attendees make an attempt to dress in “garb” appropriate to the middle ages while at SCA events. Garments do not have to be fancy; a simple t-tunic satisfies this requirement. A simple sleeveless tabard worn over plain clothing also works.
  • Loaner clothing, called “garb”, is available if you contact Lord Otto Gottlieb  (send email to otto@endewearde.eastkingdom.org).
  • Those experienced at attending Fall or Spring outdoor events prepare for cool or cold weather by wearing thermals, wool, fleece under ample size tunics. Often they wear a cloak over other warm clothing for their evening comfort. If you don’t have a cloak perhaps you may want to plan to bring a nice warm blanket to wrap yourself in as you sit and visit with friends (especially once the sun sets). Warm socks, woolen hat and perhaps gloves may contribute to your increased comfort as temperatures drop.

Other Comforts

  • Plan to bring a chair for your comfort. Many SCA participants bring a simple folding chair which they sometimes disguise with a plain cover up.
  • Please plan to bring your own dishware and cutlery, called “feastware”. Many of us bring a mug, bowl, plate and standard fork, spoon & steak knife. You can use a paper plate liner on top of a sturdy plate (or paper bowl inside a regular bowl) and discard the paper liner, thus keeping your feastware a little bit cleaner throughout the day. Plan ahead to bring a plastic bag to contain your used dishware for neat transport home at the end of the day. Don’t forget cloth or paper napkins!
  • Please do bring your camera and enjoy taking pictures. The SCA body of law requires that you do not use your camera’s flash setting in general public gathering areas.
  •  Please be careful walking around the site and look out for markers indicating the boundaries of archery and thrown weapons ranges. If you hear the word “HOLD!”, please stop and look around – this is cry made when something is out of place (which might be you at the moment if you accidentally walk onto an active range).
  • You may wish to bring a flashlight or camping lantern if you plan to wander around the site after the sun sets. A light source is convenient if you are using the porta-potties after sunset.

Bringing Along Guest Children (called “Minors” in the SCA)

  • Paperwork Is Required For Guest Minors: If you are bringing Minors (youth under 18 years old) who are not your own children or for whom you do not have legal guardianship then you MUST have the Minor Consent To Participate And Hold Harmless waiver document signed for each child by their parent/legal guardian and brought with you to present at check-in gate. Please note that this form will be kept by our entrance gate staff as part of our SCA event records: http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/chldwaiv.pdf
  • Any minor not in the company of their parent or legal guardian at any SCA event must have in their possession the following form, Medical Authorization for Minors, which has been completed by their parents before the event and witnessed by a Notary Public. The person responsible for the Minor that day should also have a Medical Authorization for Minors form in their care for the duration of the SCA event: http://www.sca.org/docs/pdf/treatminor-notary.pdf

Additional Newcomer information is available through the Barony of Endewearde website at http://endewearde.eastkingdom.org/wp/newcomer-resources/

Endewearde Hunt Theme & Schedule

Once, long ago, the small shire of Endewearde was deluged by rains which nearly drove apart the Hunt! Now 10 years later we ask all to come join us in appeasing the rain gods by celebrating the shenanigans of the infamous Soggy Underwear Hunt!

Weekend Schedule

FRIDAY October 9

4:00 PM: Site opens for set up

5:00 PM: Troll is open

5:00 PM: SausageFest – Smokehaus, will be holding a Sausage Bomb Fundraiser again this year. Dinner made for you on set up night?? Score!

SATURDAY October 10

8:00-ish AM: Oatmeal Bar – Please bring a topping to share at Baroness Margaret’s Oatmeal Bar. Don’t forget your feast gear. Held at Gamol Gat Encampment.

9:00 AM: Archery, Atlatl, & Thrown Weapons Range is Open.

9:00-ish AM: Morning Session: Forging on Bards Hill – There will be a selection of beginner projects to choose from and make one of following a demo. Space will be limited to the number of anvils/forges available as well as safe oversight. Children under 16 MUST have a parent present. Please bring eye protection and gloves if you have them, loaner will be available. Materials Fee $2-5.

9:00-10:00 AM: Scroll Layout for SCA Awards – with Adrienne d’Evreus. Saturday at her encampment. Bring a mug if it’s cold and you’d like tea.

10:00-11:00 AM: Calligraphy – with Alexandre Saint Pierre. Saturday at his encampment.

11:00 AM: Period Sing-Along with Aneleda Falconbridge, to be held in her encampment or at another location on site.

12:00 Noon: PickleFest 2015 – with Admiranda Howard at the Orchard, across from the Archery Range.

12:00-1:00 PM: There will be NO dayboard served, but please feel free to picnic together on the field across from the Archery Range. Please plan bring your own lunch.

1:00 PM: Archery Woods Walk, All Ranges Close.

2:30ish PM: Novice Bowyer Class with Ragnar in his encampment.

3:30ish PM: Sami/Lapi Tent Tent Discussion with Ragnar in his encampment

2:30ish PM: Afternoon Session: Forging on Bards Hill – See above for details. After Woods Walk.

3:00 PM: Brewing Competition and Round Table – Lord Otto will facilitate this year’s competition on Bards Hill. Brewers (21+) may submit your potables for this competition. The Populace will have the opportunity to vote later in the evening.

5:00 PM: Potluck Dinner – Please bring a MAIN DISH to share, as well as your feast gear and a drinking vessel! Bard’s Hill. It’s Canadian Thanksgiving! Consider bringing something thanksgiving-y. To be held at Bard’s Hill.

After the Range Closes: Hurley – Please meet up with Beccán at the Orchard, across from Archery

O’Dark-Thirty PM: Papa’s Bar at the End of the World opens – All are invited! Brewers: Please feel free to showcase your wares at Papa’s Bar – See a bartender for details!

SUNDAY October 11

8:00 AM: Bacon Tasting – Please bring along a pound of your favorite bacon! There will be a prize for the most tasty bacon! Held at Bard’s Hill.

9:00 AM: Archery, Atlatl, & Thrown Weapons Range Open

10:00-11:00 AM: Sewing – Let’s Start at the Very Beginning with Wendy at her encampment.

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Finishing Necklines with Wendy at her encampment.

11:00-12:00 PM: Huva Cap Workshop with Christiana Crane. Held in her encampment.

12:00 PM: All Ranges Close for First Archer competition set up

12:00-1:00 PM: There will be NO dayboard served. but please feel free to picnic together on the field across from the Archery Range. Please plan bring your own lunch.

1:00 PM: Endewearde’s First Archer Competition – Archery Range

2:00 PM: Archery, Atlatl, & Thrown Weapons Range – Open for all

2:30-ish PM: Open Enameling Workshop – (After 1st Archer Competition) Come, create a copper and glass pendant with Lady Alys & Lord Nero. This enameling class will cover technique, tools, and methods. Caution: this class uses open flames and hot materials, children under 12 will need parent supervision throughout class. We have equipment for 8 people at a time, but will have a rolling enrollment. Please bring wire working tools, if you have them. There will be a $7 supply fee. Held at the Sundorwine Encampment.

3:30 PM: Norse Trunk Game with Aneleda Falconbridge, in her encampment.

4:00 PM: All Ranges Close for the Weekend.

5:00 PM: Court – Bard’s Hill

There is no formal supper plan. Please plan to bring your own meal.

MONDAY October 12 

1:00 PM: Site Closes

Thank you for joining us!

This webpage was last updated 10/08/2015

SCA Medieval Demo at Fort Knox

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
740 Fort Knox Rd
Prospect, ME 04981

Granite stairs lead to a gun bay inside the Fort Knox parade grounds

Granite stairs lead to a gun bay inside the Fort Knox parade grounds


GENERAL INFORMATION

Come join us in welcoming newcomers to the Society for Creative Anachronims (SCA) at the Barony of Endewearde’s premier public demo at the historic Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory. This annual demo brings visitors from far and wide to learn about our passion for history. With a variety of interactive Arts & Sciences and martial activities, hundreds to a thousand or more visitors engage with just a preview of what the SCA has to offer.

This year’s demo features a hall for merriment with tables set for a feast, music, dancing, and singing. Always popular fencing and fighting will be more relaxed with opportunities for SCA warriors to meet with the public and share their knowledge. Our focus is interactive displays, so bring your finger-loop braiding, drop spindles, or scribal talents to share.

SCA branch Chatelaines, or their representatives, are invited to bring contact information for their respective groups. When meeting with the public at the Fort Knox demo, we frequently meet people from around Maine and New England that would like to connect with an SCA representative from their area. This is a fantastic recruitment opportunity.

Site opens at 8:00 AM but the gate for visitors opens at 10:00 AM and closes at 4:00 PM. The site closes at 5:00 PM.

Dayboard will be provided to SCA volunteers.
Site Opens: 8:00 AM for SCA Volunteers
Site Closes: 5:00 PM for everyone

Medieval Demo Begins: 10:00 AM for the general public
Medieval Demo Closes: 4:00 PM for the general public

SCA VOLUNTEER CHECK IN AT GATE

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DRIVING DIRECTIONS

Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory
740 Fort Knox Rd
Prospect, ME 04981

From all points via I-95:

Get to Bangor via I-95; take Brewer exit 182A (182B from the North). Take exit 4 toward Route 15; stay to the left of the Y, and take a left at the lights. Follow Route 15 for apx. 17.5 miles. You will enter Bucksport and go through the downtown/main street. Turn right onto Bridge Street (it’s a bridge, so it’s hard to miss) and travel .9 miles on ME-3/US-1. You will go over a large bridge – you will see the fort from the bridge to your right. After crossing the bridge, take a right at Fort Knox Road/ME-174 E. You will see the Fort parking area.

  • Site Information: The Fort Knox and Penobscot Narrows Observatory website link at http://fortknox.maineguide.com/ has additional information about the history of the fort as well as a downloadable brochure (pdf format). Separate admission fees are charged to the general public for entrance to the Park and to the Observatory.

GENERAL DAY SCHEDULE

All Day Activities: There will be Arts & Sciences displays, a Medieval clothing photo booth, Fencing and Fighting gear “petting zoo”, and a Kids scavenger hunt. This year the medieval demonstration will also feature a Feast, Dance, and Music Hall within the gun bays of Fort Knox.

  • 10:00 AM       Gate opens for visitors
  • 10:00-12:00   Thrown Weapons and Combat Archery
  • 10:30-11:00    Rapier Combat
  • 11:00-12:00    Medieval Games with Baroness Margaret
  • 11:30-12:00    Live Music & Dance Presentation
  • 12:00-12:30    Fashion Show on the Parade Grounds
  • 12:30-1:00     Youth Combat
  • 1:00-2:30       Pas d’Armes Tournament of Knightly Combat
  • 3:00-3:30       Rapier Combat

The Medieval Fair ends at 4:00 PM, but the Fort remains open until sunset.

In case of rain and soggy ground activities can be held within the shelter of the fort.

FEES

Site: There is no site fee for volunteers.  Spectators and non-garbed volunteers must pay the Fort fee at the gate.  The Fort fee schedule is located here:
http://fortknox.maineguide.com/Feesandhours.html

All SCA volunteers are asked to visit the event gate to sign in.

CONTACT US

Event Steward: Lord Otto Gottlieb
email: otto@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

This medieval tournament demonstration is held in cooperation with the Friends of Fort Knox and the SCA East Kingdom’s Barony of Endewearde.

FOLLOW THE SCA MEDIEVAL DEMO UPDATES ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Updates about the annual Fort Knox SCA medieval demo may be posted on social media in several locations.

♦ SCA Volunteers are encouraged to join the closed facebook page “Planning Page for Endewearde Fort Knox Demo 2015” to coordinate what activities volunteers are participating in.

♦ The general public is encouraged to learn more about this upcoming demo through the community page “Middle Ages Fair at Fort Knox & Penobscot Narrows Observatory“.

♦ The general public can also learn more about the demo or ask general questions about how to become involved in the SCA through the Endewearde public facebook group.

♦ The official East Kingdom event announcement for the demo can be found at
http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.php?eid=2886 

♦ This event page can be found under the Barony of Endewearde at http://endewearde.eastkingdom.org/wp/fort-knox-demo/

AROUND THE FORT

Here are a few images of the dormant grounds of Fort Knox as the Barony of Endewearde patiently waits for the warmth of summer.

View of Fort Knox taken from the shores of Bucksport, Maine

View of Fort Knox taken from the shores of Bucksport, Maine

Fort Knox sign carved in granite as seen from the main parking lot upon arrival.

Fort Knox sign carved in granite as seen from the main parking lot upon arrival.

The road down to the Fort Knox gift shop & education center.

The road down to the Fort Knox gift shop & education center (brick building) Restrooms and water fountains are located in the white building.

A view of the parade ground lawn and gun bays.

A closer view of one of the gun bays.

Inside the gun bays at Fort Knox

Inside the gun bays at Fort Knox

Updated: 9/09/2015

Photographs taken by Lady Bryn Millar.

Meeting: Canton of Basingestoches, Sunday, April 19, 2015, 5:00-7:00 pm

This update on Sunday, April 19, 2015 reflects the final schedule adjustment for the Canton of Basingestoches Business Meeting.

The next business meeting of the incipient Canton of Basingestoches has been rescheduled to be held on Sunday, April 19, 2015 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. The meeting will be held at the Ellsworth Governor’s Restaurant, 253 High St, Ellsworth, Maine 04605.

This shall be a regular business meeting to recover from Jehan’s (Saturday, April 18th), prepare for Bowmans Burn (Saturday, May 2nd), and plan our demo (Saturday, July 4th). We also need to talk about officer positions and our status as a group.

The proposed agenda is as follows:

Basingestoches Canton Meeting April 19, 2015
Call to order

Officer reports

  1. Treasurer’s report
  2. Heralds report
  3. MoAS report
  4. Seneschal’s report

Event recap

  1. Feast of St. Sylvester
  2. Jehan’s

Future events

  1. Bowman’s Burn
  2. July 4th Demo
  3. Archery practices
  4. Fighter practices

Officer positions

  1. Deputy Seneschal
  2. Archery Marshal?

Incipient Status

  1. Officer reports in timely manner
  2. Membership numbers
  3. Events
  4. Time frame for full status request

Please contact the Seneschal of the Canton of Basingestoches (incipient), Thomas de Marr’, at basingestoches-seneschal@endewearde.eastkingdom.org (or you may use thomas@endewearde.eastkingdom.org) with any questions or to request items be added to the agenda.

There is a publicly accessible facebook event page for this upcoming meeting at
https://www.facebook.com/events/526141507526759/

Updated: April 19, 2015

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Meeting: Canton of Wyndriche, Sunday, April 26, 2015 starting at 1:00 pm

The next quarterly business meeting of the Canton of Wyndriche will be held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 starting at 1:00 pm. The meeting will be held at Unity College Activities and Gymnasium building. The agenda includes:

  • Discussion and preparation for the canton’s upcoming Baronial Rapier Championship on Saturday, June 13, 2015
  • Moving out of incipient status to full canton status

Contact Syr Cedric of Thanet, Seneschal of the Canton of Wyndriche, with any questions or to request items be added to the agenda.

Updated: April 21, 2015

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Meeting: Barony of Endewearde, Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 1:00-4:00 pm

Seneschal badge: Gules, a key fesswise Or.

Seneschal badge: Gules, a key fesswise Or.

The next quarterly meeting of the Barony of Endewearde will take place on Sunday, May 3, 2015 from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Bangor Housing Authority, 161 Davis Road, Bangor, Maine.

The agenda for this meeting can be found here by downloading the following pdf:
Endewearde Meeting Agenda May 3, 2015

Please join us between 1:00-2:00 pm at the same location for a potluck lunch/snack in celebration of 50th anniversary of the Society for Creative Anachronism. The business meeting will be held between 2:00-4:00 pm. Feel free to stay after the meeting for youth and adult combat practice and learn more about adult heavy list, youth and adult rapier combat, and youth combat.

All are welcome to attend the potluck and business meeting – you do not have to be a paid member of the SCA. Most attending wear regular street clothing – there is no requirement to wear medieval garments.

More information regarding the potluck theme to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Society for Creative Anachronismcan be found through the publicly accessible facebook discussion page Baronial Business Meeting and 50th Anniversary Potluck“.

Follow the link Driving directions to the Bangor Housing Authority for information on how to find the meeting site at 161 Davis Road in Bangor Maine.

Baronial combat practice for adult rapier combat, adult heavy list fighting, youth combat and youth rapier begins right after the business meeting and runs from 4:00-7:00 pm at the same site. If the weather is nice some practices will be held outdoors around the building.

Updated: May 1, 2015

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Archive: Tourney of Love: February 14, 2015

BARONY OF ENDEWEARDE
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2015
9:00 AM – 10:00 PM

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Last year, Master Mattheus Plattnersohn bested all others and become our current “Champeen O’ Love,” winning the coveted pink baldric, the admiration of the Ladies of the Gallery.  Who will come forward to challenge Master Mattheus this year? Verily, it is time to once again meet mid winter to fight, fence, and make merry.

Fencing, Rattan, and Arts and Sciences competitions are the hallmarks of this tournament.  Participants of the tourney may enter and win one or more categories.  However, the Pink Baldric will be awarded to the gentle who excels in all three and displays that which the Ladies of the Gallery feel exemplifies a true Champion of Love.  The whim of the Ladies of the Gallery may very well weigh heavily on the outcome of the tournament; after all, this is the Tourney of Love.

If you’re disappointed about the lack of dancing and a traditional feast, the Barony of Endewearde is planning a traditional Celebration of King Richard III, feast and ball event on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at the same site.


ARTS & SCIENCES COMPETITION & DISPLAY

Calling all Artisans of Endewearde and friends of Endewearde! There will again be an Arts and Sciences competition at Tourney of Love, and we need you to show off your talents. Any period projects created in the past two years are welcomed. Display or perform your best works!

Documentation is encouraged but not required. If you are unfamiliar with the idea of “documentation”, think of it as a written description of your work. Tell the viewer about the historical basis for your project and what materials and techniques were used in period to create the original item your piece is based on. Then explain your process and the decisions you made in regards to construction, materials (if they differ from period materials, tell what you used and why), and techniques used. You can also talk about what you might do differently next time. If you have any questions about the A+S competition please contact Lady Agatha Wanderer.


TOURNAMENT AND ACTIVITIES SCHEDULE 

Morning

♥  9:00 AM Doors Open
♥  9:30 AM Fencing authorizations begin (Vestry).
♥ 10:00 AM Fighting authorizations begin. Please sign in at the MOL Table. (Vestry)
♥ 10:00 AM Youth Combat Tourney (Vestry).
♥ 11:00 AM Youth Fencing Tourney (Vestry).
♥ 11:00 AM MOL table open for tournament registration (Vestry).
♥ 11:00 AM Dayboard opens.
♥ 11:45 AM MOL table closes for registration.

Afternoon

♥ 12:00 PM Fencing tournaments (bear pit format) ((Vestry).
♥ 2:00 PM Dance workshop with Gwillim and Constancia (Dorothy Hall).
♥ 3:00 PM Gate closes.
♥ Early Afternoon Arts & Sciences Performance entries judged by populace (Dorothy Hall).
♥ Mid Afternoon Heavy List tournament (Vestry).
♥ Late Afternoon Clean up / Set up for Dinner after the Heavy List tournament.
♥ 4:30 PM Court (Sanctuary).

Evening

♥ 5:30 PM Evening Repast is served. Dancing, singing, and general merriment after (Dorothy Hall).
♥ 10:00 PM (or earlier) Site cleanup. As many volunteers as can help are encouraged to stay and help put tables and chairs away, clean the spaces, and vacuum.

You can download a pdf version of this schedule by visiting this external website:
[link disabled after event]


SHARED POTLUCK EVENING MEAL

With the “King Richard III Feast & Ball” event being held at this same site on March 14, 2015, the Tourney of Love this year will forego dancing and a feast-steward hosted meal. You are invited to bring a Medieval dish to share at our good, ol’ fashioned potluck. A “period” dish is preferred, though not required. The site’s kitchen is large with plenty of counter space, outlets for crock pots, and two large sinks. Refrigerator space is limited.


DIRECTIONS

Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor
120 Park St.
Bangor, Maine 04401

  • Make your way North or South to Interstate 95, exit 185 in Bangor.
  • Turn left onto Broadway.
  • At the Broadway and State Street light, turn right onto State Street.
  • Just before the next light, take a sharp right onto Park Street.
  • The UU church is on your left, parking is along the right side of the street.
  • There is additional parking available on Center Street, directly behind the Church.
  • This is a one-way street, which can be reached by taking a right at the light on State Street, onto Harlow Street, then another right at the next light onto Center Street.
  • There will be valet parking for those who request/need it.

Lord Otto Gottlieb has provided a quick map of parking areas around the Tourney of Love site through his dropbox account here: [link disabled after event]


STREET IMAGES OF THE EVENT SITE

The Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor church is located in the heart of Bangor, Maine at 120 Park Street. For an overview of the area please refer to this Google map at http://tinyurl.com/uusbchurch

Here is a guide to downtown Bangor, Maine that contains additional information about parking, restaurants, and shopping.

View of the Unitarian Universalist church as you approach driving uphill on Park Street.
View of the Unitarian Universalist church as you approach driving uphill on Park Street.
Street view of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor church at 120 Park St, Bangor, ME 04401
Street view of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor church at 120 Park St, Bangor, ME 04401

Park Street views of the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor church.  Handicap access is available for each floor by using the exterior doors with ramps. These photographs were taken by Syr Cedric of Thanet.


FEES AND RESERVATIONS

Site Fee: (includes dayboard)

Adult (18+):   $10
Youth (6-17): $ 5
Kids (5 and under): Free
Plus $5 for non-members (Adults only)

Please mention to the gate staff when you are checking in if you are planning to participate in the Endewearde Sponsorship Program. Your SCA member sponsor must accompany you through the gate and is responsible for acting as your Newcomer Guide throughout the event.

Evening Feast: Feast will be a good ol’ fashioned potluck (no additional charge). Medieval dishes are preferred, but not required. The kitchen at UUSB has plenty of counter space for crock pots and last minute food preparation. Refrigerator space is limited, but your car will be more than adequate in February here in Bangor!

Make checks payable to: SCA-Maine, Inc. Endewearde

Send Reservations to: You’re more than welcome to pay at the door, but if you prefer short lines and pre-registration then you can pre-reg with this fillable PDF form:
[link disabled after event]

Send the reservation form and payment to:
Master Godric of Hamtun
Exchequer, Barony of Endewearde
Tourney of Love Reservations


CONTACT THE EVENT STEWARD

Please contact Lord Otto Gottlieb with any questions about the Tourney of Love event.


OTHER CONTACT INFORMATION:

Merchants are welcome.  No table fees, though space is limited. Please contact the event steward for more information.


NEWCOMER TIPS

Whether you are an experienced SCAdian visiting this event site for the first time or if this is one of your first SCA events, here is a collection of newcomer tips you may find helpful for the Tourney of Love event.

♥ Keep a Safe Perimeter Around Tournament Lists: Please keep a respectful distance between you and the list ropes that mark the combat areas – combatants are permitted to retreat backwards right up to the rope lines as they fight or fence. Toddlers are particularly agile and able to dart under the list ropes while you blink – please keep your children safe by asking them to respect these boundaries.

♥ Flash Photography: Photography is permitted at SCA events but please turn off the flash feature on your camera. If your camera has a high speed capture setting you may wish to use that to capture some outstanding action shots mid-strike during tournaments.

♥ Guest Minors procedure to attend SCA events: If you are planning to bring a guest youth under the age of 18 years old please read carefully the policy on the Requirements for Guest Minors.
http://www.endewearde.eastkingdom.org/Events/GuestMinors2013.htm

You are required to provide notarized forms for any youth guests and must supervise them throughout their visit.

♥ Dayboard & Evening Meals: Please don’t forget to bring your own feastware (plate, bowl, utensils, cup, napkins). Food for a light but nourishing lunch (called “dayboard” in the SCA) is included in the price of admission for this event. The evening meal will be potluck style so please bring a dish to share.  You may want to consider bringing extra feastware so you have clean feastware for the evening meal.

♥ Advice for the Evening Meal: Bring a tablecloth and your feast gear (plates, bowls, cups, silverware), and if you have candles, bring those too. It is helpful to bring a plastic bag or two for dirty dishes so you can gather your feast gear at the end of the day.

♥ Wearing Medieval Garb at SCA Events: All participants at SCA events are required to dress in some type of medieval appearance garment (time period 600-1600). Garments can be very simple, such as t-tunics worn over your regular street clothing, or quite fancy. To help get you started you can borrow medieval clothing (“garb”) for the day. Loaner clothing is referred to as “gold key”. Contact Lord Otto in advance to ask for loaner clothing at otto@endewearde.eastkingdom.org

Please remember to provide your usual shirt size (though some tunics are cut for a very loose and should fit sizes S-2XL).

♥ The Champeen O’Love title: You can participate in any one, two, or three sections of the tournament (Fencing, Fighting, Arts & Sciences). Only those entering in all three will be candidates for “Champeen O’ Love.” There are prizes for the winners of Arts & Sciences, Fencing, Fighting, and for the overall winner of the tournament. There are also prizes for youth tournaments. All tournament participants, youth or adults, must be authorized.

♥ Where Can Newcomer Learn More? If you are new and attending your first few SCA events please click here to refer to the collection of Newcomer Information articles linked from the Society for Creative Anachronism website at http://welcome.sca.org/

♥ Who is Endewearde’s Newcomer Coordinator?: Lord Otto Gottlieb has taken on the role of chatelain (newcomer information staff). This year he is also running the Tourney of Love event. For assistance in understanding what to bring for your comfort to an SCA event, what to pack for dayboard and evening meals, where to park your vehicle, and to make arrangements to borrow appropriate clothing (called “garb”) for an event, please email: otto@endewearde.eastkingdom.org


SOCIAL MEDIA RESOURCES

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/730124623744925/
East Kingdom event listing: http://www.eastkingdom.org/EventDetails.html?eid=2749
This Endewearde event page:  http://endewearde.eastkingdom.org/wp/tourney-of-love/

UPDATE ON EVENT ACTIVITIES

Ceremonies:
Syr Kyppyn Kirkcaldy, OP welcomed Saruca Larzari as his protegé.

Tournaments/Competitions:

  • Adult Heavy List (7 participants)
    Tournament winner: Master Edward MacGyver (prize: embroidered favor made by Tisha)
  • Adult Rapier Combat
    Tournament winner: Don Jordan Harvey (prize: heart shaped box of chocolates)
  • Youth Fencing
    No tournament participants
  • Youth Combat Tournaments:
    Division 1: Miceye (winner’s prize:?)
    Division 2: Leo Finanson (winner’s prize: bar of chocolate & enameled pendant), Paige of Endeweard (bar of chocolate)
    Division 3: Seth of Endeweard, Bassil ? (prizes: chocolate bar & enameled pendant)
    Courtesy in Youth Combat lists (prize: bag of chocolates): Paige of Endeweard

Overall Tourney O’ Love Champion (Endewearde’s Pink Baldric given for prowess displayed in the Arts & Sciences, Rapier Combat and Heavy List): Baron Ané du Vey

Arts & Sciences:

  • Adult: Trisha (for making an embroidered favor) prize: medieval sewing kit
  • Youth: Isobel of Endeweard & Payryn (given small boxes of chocolates)

Baronial Court:

The Baronial Court Report for Tourney of Love on February 14, 2015 can be found at:
http://endewearde.eastkingdom.org/wp/court-report-tourney-of-love-february-14-2015/

Tourney of Love 2015 event staff:

  • Event Steward: Lord Otto Gottlieb
  • Event Steward Deputy: ?
  • Gate: Many volunteers
  • General set up / clean up assistance: Many volunteers
  • Dayboard: Baroness Margaret of Rochester & volunteers
  • Dancing: Lord Gwillim Kynith & Lady Constancia de Vianne
  • Arts & Sciences: Lady Agatha the Wanderer
  • Adult Rapier Combat: Lord Radbod of Endeweard
  • Adult Heavy List: Lord William of Wyndhaven
  • Youth Combat: Lord Finan MacBressail
  • Event Web Minister: Lady Bryn Millar

This event page was archived on : 03/17/2015 by Lady Bryn Millar


IMAGE SOURCES

Artist Attribution:
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Duke_and_ladies_in_a_garden_-_Collected_Works_of_Christine_de_Pisan_(1410-1411),_f.145_-_BL_Harley_MS_4431.jpg

 

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Reservations Deadline Fast Approaching for the Celebration of King Richard III: A Feast and a Ball

The deadline to send in your reservations and payment to the reservations clerk, Master Godric of Hamtun, for the Celebration of King Richard III: A Feast and a Ball is Friday, March 6, 2015. Since this event combines a daytime English country dance workshop and early evening feast (followed by more English country dancing) pre-paid reservations are required.

This SCA event will be held on Saturday, March 14, 2015 in the Barony of Endewearde at the Unitarian Universalist Society of Bangor church located at 120 Park Street in Bangor, Maine. The event will run from 11:00 AM until 10:00 PM. This is an opportunity to wear your finest medieval garments, break out your best feastware, and show off your fancy footwork on the ballroom floor.

Check the Endewearde SCA event announcement at
http://endewearde.eastkingdom.org/wp/king-richard-iii-feast-ball/
for the latest updates and to download the event reservation form.

Update on Unity College practice: Sunday, March 1, 2015

Due to marshal availability there will not be a Heavy List practice offered at Unity College on Sunday, March 1 2015 from 1:00-3:00 pm. There will, however, be Rapier Combat so please attend what will be a great fencing practice at the Unity College Activities & Gymnasium Building, 90 Quaker, Unity, Maine. Members of the SCA community are welcomed and encouraged to attend.

Directions and a map of Unity College can be found here:
http://www.unity.edu/about-unity/maps-and-directions

The Unity College Medieval Reenactment Club has a new facebook group called “Unity Practice” to keep you informed of practice dates and locations on campus. You must be logged into your facebook account and join the group to see postings.
https://www.facebook.com/events/357088077811707/