Iduna’s Birthday Event
a,k,a. Love Revel
The year is MCDXXII (1422). All Christendom is still nominally catholic, under the aegis of the Holy Roman Empire, but the seeds of its breakup are being sown. Printing has not yet been invented, so all writing continues being done by hand, in variations of the Gothic script. Learned men still know Latin, although vernacular languages are spoken everywhere. France and England continue fighting what will later be called the Hundred Years War. The feudal system continues, although a merchant class is growing. Europe is recovering from the Black Plague. Additional information on this year will be distributed at the Gate. Mistress Iduna wishes to celebrate her recent birthday among friends, at this event on February 12th.
This event will also be our Shire of Stan Wyrm’s annual Love Revel, complete with the choosing of our next Queen of Love and Beauty and her Consort, our annual Arts and Sciences Competition, and the celebration of our Shire’s founding (in A.S. XIX). There will also be armored combat, in a tourney for the honor of Mst. Iduna. Pick-up fights and rapier combat will also be available, as will boardgames. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch as none will be provided, due to Society SCA restrictions. Court will conclude the day’s activities; our Shire Bardic Competition will happen during Court.
The Arts and Sciences Competition will follow modified Kingdom Rules. Documen-tation will be required. Entries are to be set up by 11:00 a.m. Please let our Minister of Arts and Sciences know which Grand Categories you plan to enter, how many items in each, and if you plan to go for Champion, a week ahead. If you plan to enter a writing entry longer than 3 pages, also please let the M.o.A.S. know a week ahead. In order to go for Champion, a minimum of 3 entries are required, representing at least 2 different Grand Categories. For information on the categories and subcategories, go to www.artemisia.sca.org/arts-and-sciences. Items may also be put out solely for display; they must be clearly so marked, and will not be entered in the Competition. A judges’ meeting will be held before the judging begins. Please contact our M.o.A.S. to volunteer to judge.
Merchants are encouraged to attend; please make arrangements with the Event Steward. Please limit your merchandise to 2 tables or the equivalent space, as our indoor space is also needed for the day’s other activities. Classes will be offered throughout the day. So far we have a children’s class on heraldry, a weaving class, one on Medieval boardgames, plus Mistress Caointiarn will share her wisdom on Medieval cooking. If you wish to teach, please contact the Event Steward soon, but no later than January 3rd.
Site will open at 9:00 a.m. and close following late afternoon Court. Following that, we need to clean up the site; volunteers will be greatly appreciated.
Site: First United Methodist Church, 610 2nd Ave. N., Great Falls, MT 59401. The site is DRY. There is NO smoking in the church, NOR on the church grounds. No pets. Site is handicapped accessible.
Site Fees: $13.00 ($5.00 member discount). Those under 18 are guests of the Shire. Please make checks payable to: Shire of Stan Wyrm, SCA, Inc. If you wish to pre-register and pay online, please contact our Exchequer.
Directions: From I-15 northbound: Exit 278 for MT 200/US 89; this becomes 10th Ave. S. Follow 10th Ave. S. to 9th St. S. Turn left onto 9th St. S. Take it to 2nd. Ave. N.; turn left. First United Methodist Church will be on your left, just past 7th St. (Parking lot is east of church.)
From I-15 southbound: Exit 280 for I-15 Business, Central Ave. Keep left at fork, and follow signs for City Center. Turn left onto Central Ave. W. (1.6 mi.) Continue onto 1st Ave. N. (0.8 mi.) Take 1st Ave. N. to 7th St.; turn left again, onto 2nd Ave. N. Church will be on your left.
From US 89 northbound: Turn right onto 57th St. S. (toward Malmstrom Air Force Base) main gate); turn left onto 2nd Ave. N. Travel 3.8 mi. to 7th St. N. Church will be on your left just past 7th St. N.
From US 87 southbound: Make a slight right onto Old Havre Hwy. Continue onto 10th St. NE. Take 9th St. N., then turn right onto 2nd Ave. N. Church will be on your left just past 7th St. N.
Event Steward: Mistress Iduna Snorradottir, m.k.a. Elaine Higgins, email@example.com
Exchequer: Lord Ian MacKellar, m.k.a. Jon Steir, firstname.lastname@example.org
M.o.A.S.: Her Ladyship Allasan Tamelyn, m.k.a. Erika Park, 7030984-9080
Heavy Marshal: Sir Odde ap Tam, m.k.a. Joe Park, email@example.com 703-984-9079
Royal Liaison: Lady Saffeea zevoe Boga, m.k.a. Angee Steir PR@shireofstanwyrmsch.org