West Coast Culinary Symposium 2022: March 11-13

The Kingdom of Caid is proud to host The Society for Creative Anachronism’s West Coast Culinary Symposium in 2022. This multi-Kingdom, 3-day event will be a chance for like-minded and enthusiastic people to get together and share their love and knowledge of pre-1600 period cooking and practices and share the tasty results. It is also a time to gather as friends, make new ones, share ideas, and teach our skills to others hoping to learn.

We are excited to announce our Keynote speaker is none other than the co-author of “An Early Meal- A Viking Age Cookbook and Culinary Odyssey”, Hanna Tunberg. Hanna hails from the Kingdom of Drachenwald. She earned a Master’s degree in Medieval Archaeology and uses her knowledge to work her way through thousands of years of food history. She has given lectures and workshops on medieval cooking around Europe and is now headed to the New World. 

This action-packed event will be held March 11th, 12th and 13th at Camp Wrightwood in Wrightwood, CA. Participants will be comfortably lodged in heated cabins with access to several onsite kitchens and outdoor cooking areas. There will be lectures, cooking demos and active discussions about pre-17th century historical cooking. This is a full weekend event with food provided.

Site Address: Camp Wrightwood 1401 Linnett Rd, Wrightwood, CA 92397

Schedule of the Weekend [All PST]:

Friday: 

2:00pm Site and Gate Opens

6pm there will be a Traveler’s Pot Luck

Saturday: 

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Classes Begin

12:00pm Lunch Break

1:00pm Classes Resume

6:00pm Dinner

7:00 Festivities and Socializing

Sunday:

8:00am Breakfast

9:00am Classes Begin

12:00pm Event Ends

4:00pm Off Site/Site Closes

Class Schedule will be posted closer to the event. Want to teach?  Please fill out this form in order to register to teach a lecture or hands on demo cooking class: https://forms.gle/xrCjVQAc8zuLYZf49

Pre-registration will start Monday, November 1st 2021 at 12:00pm PST. Links will be shared closer to that date.

Registration Pricing: 

Standard Bunk Bed Membership Pricing for weekend $145 Thru January 3, 2022

Day Trip Saturday [Not “camping”] + All Meals $45 Thru January 3, 2022 Member Price

Day Trip Sunday [No meals] + $30 Thru January 3, 2022 Member Price

Double Bed Pricing Membership Pricing for weekend $310 Thru January 3, 2022.++

++There are a limited number of double beds available at a premium rate. These will be first come, first served and all registered for these beds, will be confirmed within 72 business hours whether you received one or not..

There is a $5 SCA member discount per person.

Prices will increase by $25 for anyone registering after January 3rd 2022! Please register early!

Traveling Tips for Site:

Typical driving times are:

90 minutes from the greater Los Angeles area

2 hours from Orange County

1 hour from Palmdale & Lancaster

3 hours from Las Vegas

CLOSEST AIRPORT TO SITE IS ONTARIO INTERNATIONAL  https://www.flyontario.com/

To get here, tap 1401 Linnet Road, Wrightwood into your GPS/smartphone, or follow the directions below:

From LA, OC, San Diego, and Las Vegas: Make your way to the I-15 (south from Las Vegas, north for everyone else).  Take the exit for Hwy 138 East toward Palmdale; the exit is 20 miles south of Victorville and 17 north of San Bernardino. After 8.6 miles, you’ll come to a stoplight.  Turn LEFT onto Hwy 2.  Drive 5 miles to the town of Wrightwood, until you see a sign for Elm Street. Turn left onto Elm Street, drive another ¼ mile and you’ll be at the entrance to Camp Wrightwood.

From Lancaster, Palmdale, Santa Clarita:  From the intersection of Hwy 14 and 138, follow Hwy 138 east for 35 miles.  You’ll turn right onto Hwy 2, and drive 5 miles to the town of Wrightwood.  Turn left onto Elm Street, drive another ¼ mile and you’ll be at the entrance to Camp Wrightwood

Questions? Please contact seneschal@lyondemere.org

Champions of Anniversary 2021

Congratulations to our winners of the Lyondemere Gyldenholt Anniversary events!

  • Virtual Archery Champion: Lady Muriel O’Dooley
  • A&S Champion and People’s Choice winner: Her Ladyship Ciorstan MacAmhlaidh
  • Warrior Bardic Champion: Lord Ceallach mac Uilliam
  • 19th Lyon Bard: Dame Lynnette de Sandoval del Valle de los Unicornios

Lyondemere Arts & Sciences People’s Choice – 2021

Arts & Sciences: Lyondemere is looking for Their champions! Lyondemere will be picking Their champions through all the electronic submissions. There will also be a People’s Choice to be awarded. The guidelines were to share with us any newer (within the last 2 years), completed arts or science project with documentation. Extra points will go towards the submission that follows along with the “Story time” theme.

Scroll through the photos here, or view directly in Google Photos

Entry Documentation

  • Covid Dance Calendar: Snapshots of a Modern Middle Age – documentation here (with photos in the documentation)
  • Rabbit Fur Mittensdocumentation here (photos in the album above)
  • Cross Stitch Trim with Story/Filk (from a 16th century pattern) – documentation here (photos in the album above)
  • Baselard Dagger reproductiondocumentation here (photos in the album above)
  • Hand-stitched 16th Century shirtdocumentation here (photos in the album above)
  • Drawings of Drolleries from illuminated manuscripts – documentation here (photos in the album above)
  • Leather Sheath for a Kitchen Cleaverdocumentation here (photos in the album above)

Lyondemere A&S Champion

Her Ladyship Ciorstan MacAmhlaidh for the Hand-stitched 16th Century shirt

Virtual Baronial Council, Craft, and Social Hour – Mon, September 6, 2021 at 7 PM

Barony of Lyondemere Council Meeting
September 6, 2021 – 7:00 PM Pacific Time

Want to reconnect with the Barony and hang out with your friends? We do too! Come to our open Virtual Social hour and short Council Meeting for Lyondemere, to reconnect with all the officers and those members that are interested in the goings on of the Barony and that would like to chat, hang out, and maybe to some art.

We will be mostly discussing current and future possible events and activities for Lyondemere the first part of the meeting and then, we will digress into chatting, fun, and possible crafts. Please come, bring a drink and a project to play with!

If you have any announcements, ideas for online activities, want to see how the barony is doing, or wish to get more involved, please join us!

The Zoom Meeting link will be shared closer to the event, so please add yourself to the Facebook event in order to get updates. If you need the Zoom link or if you can’t make the Zoom meeting, feel free to message the Seneschal at (seneschal@lyondemere.org).

September Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/595551424738462/

Virtual Baronial Council, Craft, and Social Hour – Mon, August 2, 2021 at 7 PM

Barony of Lyondemere Council Meeting
August 2, 2021 – 7:00 PM Pacific Time

Want to reconnect with the Barony and hang out with your friends? We do too! Come to our open Virtual Social hour and short Council Meeting for Lyondemere, to reconnect with all the officers and those members that are interested in the goings on of the Barony and that would like to chat, hang out, and maybe to some art.

We will be mostly discussing current and future possible events and activities for Lyondemere the first part of the meeting and then, we will digress into chatting, fun, and possible crafts. Please come, bring a drink and a project to play with!

If you have any announcements, ideas for online activities, want to see how the barony is doing, or wish to get more involved, please join us!

The Zoom Meeting link will be shared closer to the event, so please add yourself to the Facebook event in order to get updates. If you need the Zoom link or if you can’t make the Zoom meeting, feel free to message the Seneschal at (seneschal@lyondemere.org).

August Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/161230345950119/

Virtual Baronial Council, Craft, and Social Hour – Mon, July 5, 2021 at 7 PM

Barony of Lyondemere Council Meeting
July 5, 2021 – 7:00 PM Pacific Time

Want to reconnect with the Barony and hang out with your friends? We do too! Come to our open Virtual Social hour and short Council Meeting for Lyondemere, to reconnect with all the officers and those members that are interested in the goings on of the Barony and that would like to chat, hang out, and maybe to some art.

We will be mostly discussing current and future possible events and activities for Lyondemere the first part of the meeting and then, we will digress into chatting, fun, and possible crafts. Please come, bring a drink and a project to play with!

If you have any announcements, ideas for online activities, want to see how the barony is doing, or wish to get more involved, please join us!

The Zoom Meeting link will be shared closer to the event, so please add yourself to the Facebook event in order to get updates. If you need the Zoom link or if you can’t make the Zoom meeting, feel free to message the Seneschal at (seneschal@lyondemere.org).

July Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/291853739143896/

Youth Activities: Lyondemere and Gyldenholt Virtual Anniversary June 2021

At-Home Activities

We have a few different types of activities available for our youngest guests. All of the materials can be downloaded at the following Google Drive link. Coloring and Other activities will require a printer to print out the activities. Construction activities may require multiple materials — check out the individual activities to see what you will need.

Coloring Activities

Try coloring one of our many medieval-inspired scenes!

Construction Activities

Try making a wax seal out of clay, a castle out of cardboard, or many more!

Other Activities

Try connecting the dots, or design your own shield!

Lyonbard Competition 2021

The first Lyonbard competition was held in 2002 at Lyondemere’s Yule. This position was created to encourage excellence in historical performance arts, and to encourage original compositions done in an historical manner. Now 19 years later, we are looking for our new Lyonbard at Lyondemere and Gyldenholt’s Virtual Anniversary which is coming up Saturday June 26, 2021.

The theme of the day is “Story Time,” and any medium is welcome such as singing, dance, traditional storytelling, puppet performances, or whatever can be performed. We are looking for two submissions, one which can be prepared before the event, and the second, we would be asking for someone to create something that day, during the event. Extra points if they involve Lyondemere’s history and past.

Are you interested in taking on such a challenge? Please check out Lyondemere and Gyldenholt Virtual Anniversary – June 26, 2021