Crosston Ball 2022
Come dance with us! The Shire of Crosston’s annual ball is back to
physical reality, on the 21st of May at the beautiful History Club of
Los Gatos. Join us for a day of dancing, music and merriment. Classes
for beginner and intermediate dancers will be available during the
day, with class schedule available on our Facebook page and hopefully
here once we get closer to the day. All dances will be called during
Crosston welcomes live musicians! Contact the event steward for
details and sheet music.
We will be taking Covid precautions in accordance with the county and
Kingdom rules as of the day of the event. Should that include an
indoor mask mandate, the set list will be redesigned to have shorter
sets with less energetic dances, so that hopefully most people will
still be able to partake; should it require we remain outdoors, we may
either redesign sets or cancel, please check for updates if this is
the case! The site also has a lovely outdoor patio and garden for
people who want to chat or catch some fresh air (the patio has
heaters, in the unlikely event they should become necessary in May.)
Like all things in this time, the Ball is uncertain; we hope that by
the 21st we should be fine, but should things get bad enough we may
need to go online again, or wait until next year. We sincerely hope
not, and will keep people posted!
Site rules: Please wear shoes with non-marking soles.
Schedule: Setup begins at noon, dance classes run 1 pm to 5pm, at
which point we pause for dinner. No feast is planned; there are
various restaurants in the area that may do delivery, or bring
whatever you would like. 6pm Ball opens, 10pm Ball closes/cleanup
begins, 11pm hall closes.
Event Steward: Rebecca da Firenze (Rebecca Friedman)
Phone: (408) 244-3330 (or text (408) 239- 9005)
E-mail: email@example.com (please use this one!), with THL Rhiannon Boyle as co-Steward.
Advance Registration: As usual, the Ball is donation-only; donations
are welcome but there is no site fee. That said, we would really love
to have an idea of who is coming in advance, this year of all years,
so we are requesting online registration. We will hopefully be able to
welcome extra people on the day, but having a list in advance would be
really great, especially if (as I hope we won’t) we end up dealing
with capacity limits. For preregistration please see our Facebook
page; we enthusiastically encourage you to complete it if you expect
to come! That said, if you haven’t completed it and suddenly decide
you’d like to come, or have an unexpected friend to bring along, by
all means we would love to have you/your friend! This just makes it
easier for us.
Site Information: Los Gatos History Club, 123 Los Gatos Blvd. Los
Directions: Make your way to CA-17 south of San Jose. Exit onto
Saratoga-Los Gatos Road, exit 20A. Turn right onto Los Gatos Blvd.
Site will be on your right.
Parking: The site has an extremely small parking lot, which is
expected to fill up quickly. Please plan to park on the nearby streets
and walk a little ways, especially if you arrive on the later side.
The last two years has given us a lot of free time to work on our arts, our research, and expanding our historical knowledge. Now is the time to share all of that newfound knowledge with the populace of the West!
Enjoy the weekend at Bolado Park, taking classes, and teaching what you learned during your Covid vacation. On Saturday evening, the Golden Stag Players brings you a live performance of Gallathea.
Activities, class schedules, more details will be added to the West Kingdom Calendar Event Page as well as the Kingdom’s Facebook Event Page. If you wish to teach a class, please see either of those for the link to the Google Form here: https://forms.gle/xL2vomCuz4y78ZJK9
If you have a dayshade that we can use for classroom space, please let the event steward know.
A Link to the class schedule is below (This schedule will have classes added to it and moved around up until the Monday prior to the event, so check back often):
Baron Francisco de Salamanca, OP
95075 Tres Pinos , CA
From south of Gilroy: Take the best route to US-101 N to CA-156 E toward San Juan Batista/ Hollister. Turn right onto Union Road. Turn right onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25. *Follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.
From the Bay Area: Take US-101 S. Take the CA-25 exit toward Hollister CA-25 merging right going into Hollister. Turn left onto Santa Ana Road. Turn right onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.
From I-5: Take CA-33 exit at Santa Nella towards Gilroy. Turn West onto CA-33. Merge onto CA-152 West toward Gilroy. Turn left onto CA-156/ Pacheco Pass Hwy. Turn left onto Fairview Road. Turn left onto Airline Hwy/ CA-25 and follow CA-25 through Tres Pinos and the fairgrounds will be on your right.
Come celebrate the choosing of their Majesties heirs by witnessing the tourney for June Crown.
Their Majesties, Kenric and Dagmar invite you to witness the tournament to determine Their heirs!
Tournament format and additional information will be updated as it becomes available
Please contact the Event Steward with any questions.
Event Steward: Mercy Grym (Aine Winklebleck on Facebook) — Email: firstname.lastname@example.org — Phone: 831-537-7313
95075 Tres Pinos , CA
Come once again to the beautiful, temperate coastlands and the epic war between the mighty Kingdoms of An Tir and the West. There will be battles, both heavy and rapier. There will be Arts and Sciences, rapier and archery, equestrian activities galore–and of course there will be fine merchants.
This year, Grand Court is hosted by the Kingdom of the West!
Site OPENS for Merchants on June 29th at NOON. Site opens on June 30th at NOON for the general populace.
Only those who have coordinated with site setup leads and the volunteer coordinator will be let on site early.
First, War has officially been extended through July 5th! Calendars are still being updated but as of today, War will run June 30th through July 5th, 2022 for the general populace! To cover the additional cost of another day of showers and biffies, site fee needed to be slightly increased to $60 at pre-reg and $65 at gate($55 and $60 respectively with the SCA member discount).
Second, Pre-registration is now OPEN! This year all registration types are filtered through the same pre-registration form, including standard attendees, merchants, RVs/Trailers, or Equestrians. The other significant change this year is land allotment for registered group camping will be tied to pre-registration numbers. Please see the War website and the pre-registration form for details. Encourage your group member to register early to maximize your groups allotment!
Montagne du Roi Midsummer Revel
Otherwise known as our Pennsic Pity Party
Come and hang out with some of your people. We are planning to have heavy fighters and rapier fighters. We will need to have marshals for both. We also intend to have some Arts and Science classes. Would you like to teach a class?
There will be a potluck lunch. Who wants to run the BBQ? Fire! Meat!
If you have any questions, please contact the event steward, Garrett Logan Todhunter (Garrett Paynter). Ramsheart20@gmail.com Cellphone 831-277-5503, landline 831-394-4561.
Site opens at 9:00 AM and closes at 5:00PM. Site fee is donation
Site information: Laguna Grande Park in the Lake Side area, parking closes to Chili’s.
1249 Canyon Del Rey
Seaside, CA 93955
Directions: Take Hwy 1 to Canyon Del Rey exit, turn inland. Site is on the right, just past Embassy Suites and Chili’s.
Join Their Highnesses of the Mists and Cynagua for a weekend of fighting and revelry on the shores of Lake Berryessa! The site features a limited number of cabin spaces ($10 each by pre-registration only), a covered picnic area, potable water, fire pits (West Kingdom and local fire regulations prevail), and lake access.
Event Steward: E. A. Paulsen / Ula Brennasdottir
Event Steward Contact: email@example.com / 503-314-8590
Event Date: Fri. Aug. 19, 2022 – Sun. Aug. 21, 2022
Time: Open 2:00pm / Close 3:00pm
- Adult Event Registration: $20
- Adult Member Discount Event Registration: $15
- Children (17 & younger): $0
7850 Berryessa-Knoxville Rd.
Napa, CA 94558
Their majesties King Kenric and Queen Dagmar the Red invite you to the coronation of their Heirs, Crown Princess Catronia and Crown Prince Cyrus!
Please join us in the beautiful small town of Blue Lake (there is NO lake) in the heart of the redwoods and the sun and salt sea air and celebrate The West with courts, fighting, archery, and arts and sciences.
Features of the site:
- There are approximately 13 acres of fresh mown grass in a flat field, with running potable water.
- Walking distance and all connected are the Casino and Hotel which has a wonderful Restaurant called Alice’s and Sushi Bar inside..
- Walking distance to the small convenience store with attached gas station, a propane tank refill station and ice and a small amount of groceries.
- There are also hook-ups and parking for RV’s and a hotel within walking distance of the site.
- Dogs are allowed as long as they are on leashes.
(The hotel is being renovated and hopefully it will be complete before the event and I will notify everyone if it will be available)
PLEASE BE AWARE!
THIS IS ADJACENT TO THE CASINO AND THEY DO NOT ALLOW ANY KIND OF WEAPONS (STEEL, ARCHERY, ETC.) INSIDE THE CASINO OR IN THE CASINO PARKING LOT.
Event Steward: Lois Crawford aka Solveig Brunsdottir Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Cell Phone: 707-502-7696
Start time: Site will open at 12pm on Friday, August 24th, 2022 and closes at 4pm on August 26th, 2022.
Site fee: Adult non-member registration $30; Adult member Registration $25. 17 and under free. No family cap.
Site information: Blue Lake Casino and Hotel 755 Rancheria Road Blue Lake, CA 95525 707-668-9770
Directions: From the North and the South take 101 to Arcata, CA and turn East onto the Hwy 299 exit and drive about 6 miles to the Blue Lake exit. There will be signs posted. Please follow them. You will come to a roundabout and you will turn right towards the Casino on Chartin Road. At the first corner turn left (SCA sign will be here and a little confusing because the street is also named Chartin). Go about two blocks to Rancheria Road (SCA sign here)and turn right. Ahead of you is a chain link gate that will be open and after passing thru it turn right (SCA sign here) onto a narrow lane and go straight towards the Casino and the encampment. You are There!
For the RV parking – before you go thru the chain link fence, turn right into the RV parking area. You will need to register with the hotel (if not open, contact the casino) and they will give you a key to unlock the power and waste area. PLEASE DO NOT GO THRU THE HOTEL PARKING LOT!
Calling ALL Fighters!
Take up your arms for a day of melees and tournaments in the arts of WAR! Timed right in between Pennsic and Great Western War, in order to serve as the perfect opportunity to keep your melee and tourney skills honed!
Tournaments will be run by the ever-talented Meister Dustin Thorn, as at events past. They will kick off with the all–may–enter, with a bear-pit running concurrent to the all-may-enter starting after the first elimination round. The combined armored/unarmored duo tournament will return. A capture-the-flag melee with rubber band guns will occur after the traditional post-lunch group photo and a Cut-and-Thrust tournament will end the day’s fighting. Don’t be surprised if there’s a few twists thrown in for these too!
There will be an Arts & Sciences competition decided by populace vote. All entries welcome, including unfinished objects, documentation is always welcome but not required.
We have secured the same great location as in past years and are keeping the gate fees the same as well so come one and all to this event which is unparalleled in the West!
Site Information: Andrews Park Amphitheater (614 E Monte Vista Ave, Vacaville CA 95688)