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Arts and Archery 2019 – Feb 17

Sunday, February 17, 2019

The Barony of Lyondemere is proud to host their annual tournament to choose Their Excellencies’ new champions of Archery and Arts & Sciences at Lyondemere Arts and Archery on Sunday, February 17, 2019 at Rancho Park Archery Range. All are welcome to participate in a fine day of archery, competition, and sharing of artistic endeavors.

Because we are a seafaring land, our themed shoots and activities will be centered around what else, the sea! Artists who desire to compete for our championship will be awarded extra points for providing objects related to the theme.

Throughout the day there will also be fun, hands-on arts demos.

ARCHERS

Shoot till you drop! (Then shoot a little bit more.)

We’ll have fun with novelty shoots, which you can shoot as much as you want, with only your highest score counting. There will be sic different shoots going throughout the day, including some terrible monsters to shoot, as well as our current champion’s favorite seasonal (can you beat her highest score?). We’ll be using the 10m, 18m, and portable targets for variable distances on the 50m ranges.

There will be a special art shoot starting after lunch. To qualify, either the archer or their consort* must enter an art or science entry in a special art competition (*your consort may be your partner, a friend, sibling, an artist/scientist that you admire, or one you just met and decided to team up with).

Once the tournament ends, DON’T pack up yet! While the final scores are being tallied, come to the 18m range for the return of the beloved balloon melee! Every archer will get a balloon to pin to the target wall, representing their life on the melee field. Try to take out as many other archers balloon until someone gets yours. Who will be the last archer standing?

The finals will be a modified forester round, on a novelty target. The Baron has challenged our current champion to come up with something really difficult, will you be up for the challenge?

ARTISANS

We will have a few options for you to show off your newest object d’art (and/or science)!

To enter Baronial Championship you will need one period object (any type, from functional to non, any period medium) and provide written documentation. Please send a brief description of your entries for arts champion, by January 15, to our minister of arts so she can arrange suitable judges for your work to the following email address: artsnscience@lyondemere.org. This is a great opportunity for those wanting feedback on their projects for Pentathlon to assist in honing your entries.

All ages welcome (there will be a youth category, judged separately). The Lyondemere Art and Science Champion is judged on a recent, completed in the past year (2018-2019) project, and is expected to be fully documented. Because the judging is to be “’blind” please do NOT put names or any other identifying marks on entries or documentation. Entrants will be given a number to identify their entry at List.

Archer/Consort Art championship — anyone vying for the archery baronial championship, and provides an art or science project (either from the archer or their consort), will be placed into a special shoot and their submission will be eligible to win a prize. These entries will be chosen by their Excellencies and all objects need to come in with no identifying marks on the item or documentation (if provided).

There will also be a People’s Choice Arts Competition for those who wish to display their skill, but do not have proper documentation, or do not wish to enter in the championship competition.

A donation breakfast and lunch will be available. Further details to be posted closer to the event.

Schedule

  • 8 AM – Site opens
  • 9 AM – Lists and Archery Tournament opens
  • 10 AM – Opening Court
  • 12 PM – Lunch break & Final Call for all Arts and Science submissions for all competitions
  • 1 PM – Judging starts of A&S
  • 3:30 PM – (approx) Balloon melee and Finals
  • 4 PM – Closing Court
  • 5 PM – Site Closes

Site 

Rancho Park Archery Range 2551 Motor Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90064. Carpooling is encouraged as parking is extremely limited.

Come in on the north most parking lot entry, it is marked with the Archery Range sign. Drive past the front lot to the back lot to find the range, but parking there is limited, and the lot by the street much larger.

Special Site Notes

Please note: No canopies are allowed, but we’ll have plenty of shade either under the trees or on the archery range.

Dogs are allowed on leashes.

Coronation – 12th Night 2019

Saturday, January 5, 2019, 8 AM to 9 PM

Hosted by the Barony of Lyondemere

Join us in celebration as Their Royal Highnesses Adam and Stæina ascend the thrones of Caid on the temperate shores of the Barony of Lyondemere!

We welcome one and all to celebrate and share the many customs of your winter holiday season with the entire Kingdom. Whether you pass the wassail cup, decorate your palace with pine boughs and holly, or give small trinkets to your friends, we encourage you to also join in the festivities of 12th Night. There will be entertainment, a magnificent feast, the Dirty Dozen Largesse display, and the opportunity to show off your finery and catch up with friends.

To help support the local community we will be holding a canned food and grocery gift certificate drive. The Elks Lodge works with their community year-round and we would love to show them our Caidan hospitality by helping with this endeavor. Canned foods or Ralph’s gift certificates are on their wish list.

Merchants are welcome at this event! We must limit merchant space to four 10×10 spots and those will be just outside the back main entrance.

Feast: The Lyondemere Cook’s Guild will prepare a sumptuous feast for the evening. Theme and menu to follow.

Site: Gardena Elks Lodge, 1735 W 162nd St, Gardena, CA 90247. No pets or open flame candles, please. There is ample parking behind the lodge and across the street.

Schedule

  • Site Opens: 8 AM
  • Opening Court: 10 AM
  • Feast: 5 PM
  • Site Closes: 9 PM

Gate Fees

  • Adult Registration: $13
  • Adult Member discount registration: $8
  • Youth Registration (ages 12-17): $5
  • Children under 12 are guests of the Barony (free entrance)
  • Please make checks payable to “SCA Inc., Barony of Lyondemere
  • Feast: $15 per person
    Seating is limited to 150
    Please RSVP to feast by emailing CoronationFeast2019@lyondemere.org

Staff

Event Stewards: Magistra Claudia Prima and Sensei Asakura Mashime
Email: Coronation2019@lyondemere.org

Feast Steward: Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn

Oct Baronial Council at Round Table, Torrance

Baronial Council Meetings (once a month: 7:30-9:00 PM, Second Monday of the month) – Join us on the second Monday of every month for our Baronial Council meeting. Meetings are open to everyone. Officers and Guilds report on the month’s events, and general information about upcoming events is discussed. Come in your modern clothing, and join us afterwards for socializing and food at a nearby restaurant. 

October 15, 2018 – 7:30-9 PM

UPDATED Location 

  • Round Table Pizza, 4330 Redondo Beach Blvd., Torrance, CA

No costuming required. Questions? Contact the Seneschal – seneschal@lyondemere.org

Gyldenholt-Lyondemere Yule – December 2, 2018

Sunday, December 2, 2018 (1:00-8:30 PM)

Yule on the Dnieper: Circa 931 CE.

If you are Viking or Rus, or have recently been kidnapped by one or want to be, join us for Gyldenholt/Lyondemere Yule.

We will have a Viking/Rus themed bardic competition to be run throughout the day as available, face friendly snowballs, event-themed table decorations contest, a scribal table, games and kindercraft, not to mention the traditional White Elephant gift exchange.

For those who desire to have gifts handed out to their children, please provide said gift labeled with the child’s name. Hand it to Their Excellencies (of Gyldenholt) Ilia and Vitasha upon your arrival.

Feast will be provided by The Right Noble Upper Crust and will be event-themed. They are already hard at work testing many yummy treats.

We would like to invite the populace to participate in providing Viking/Rus themed potluck desserts. Please ensure a list of ingredients is also provided.

We will take feast reservations until November 18, 2018, or until we are full. Please send your reservation request to Yule@SCA-Gyldenholt.org

Location: Huntington Beach Masonic Temple, 601 Palm Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648

Registration Information

  • $13 for adults
  • $8 for adult SCA members
  • Children under 13 are guests of the Barony
    • In addition, the Feast cost is $12 for adults
    • In addition, the Feast cost is $8 for children ages 5 through 12
    • There will be limited off-board seating reservations for $3
  • Please make checks payable to: SCA, Inc./Barony of Gyldenholt.

Schedule of the Day

  • 1 PM – Gate opens
  • 3 PM – Court at Their Excellencies’ pleasure
  • 5 PM – Feast commences
  • 7 PM – Populace Provided Potluck Dessert
  • 8:30 PM – Site closes for everyone except clean up crew. Anyone is welcome (encouraged) to assist.

Thank you for a great day!

Directions

Find your favorite transportation and head to the Huntington Beach Masonic Temple, 601 Palm Avenue, Huntington Beach, CA 92648. Parking on site is limited but there is plenty of surrounding street parking

Event Stewards

Jens inn Draumspaki, godi, O.P. and Ida Haroldsdottir, astkona, O.P. – Email: yule@sca-gyldenholt.org

Facebook Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/246499005937967/

 

Overwhelming Appreciation: Thank You!

calligraphy by Countess Aryanhwy merch Catmael, Drachenwald – © 2009, Sara L. Uckelman

Greetings Lyondemere

The SCA has had some difficult times on the social media front lately. It seems every time we go online another negative post pops up. Seraphina and I want to tell you of an amazingly positive social media experience the Barony recently had and the wonderful people responsible for it.

As you know, last week our baronial trailer was stolen. In the trailer were our thrones, pavilion, tables, banners, signs and other items we use for tournaments and wars. While these things are physically replaceable, the thrones and banners were handmade and the emotional loss is tremendous. There is video of the trailer being taken and a report has been filed with the LAPD. All we can do now is move forward. Our hope is for the safe return of our baronial property but we must plan for their replacement.

Within seconds of us posting our loss on Facebook, a tidal wave of support came in. Not just from Lyondemere. Not just from Caid. From all over the Known World offers of help came flooding in. Offers to build new thrones, help with the purchase of a new pavilion, to organize fundraisers… As word spread of our situation, Seraphina and I were absolutely humbled by the sheer volume of people wanting to do something, anything to help. People we’ve never met, people who have never heard of Lyondemere, offering to do whatever they can to help simply because help is needed. I commented to Seraphina “THIS is what the SCA is all about!” People helping people.

So often we only here about the negative things happening around us. While the theft of our baronial property was definitely negative, the resulting outpouring of heartfelt desire to help was overwhelmingly positive. Seraphina and I want to say thank you to everyone who has offered to come to our rescue. YOU are what the SCA is all about!!!

Gratefully yours,

Conchobhar & Seraphina


Image at the top © 2009, Sara L. Uckelman – from http://scriptura-et-pictura.blogspot.com/2009/10/a-thank-you-card.html

Great Western War Food Plan

Greetings! If you would like to join the food plan for GWW, see the details below. We are going to share some wonderful food and company. I’m looking forward to cooking for you all.

Tentative, partial Menu (this may change, but give you the gist of what’s in planning)

  • Thursday
    • Breakfast: Sous vide do-it-yourself omelet bar, Turkey and pork bacon (I will have a separate pan for the non-pork version)
    • Lunch: do-it-yourself sandwiches, cold cuts, bread, cheese, etc. will be provided; Fruit and veggies available to go with meals and as snacks
    • Dinner: Smoked chicken with potato leek soup, bread
  • Friday
    • Breakfast: Sous vide do-it-yourself omelet bar, Turkey and pork bacon (I will have a separate pan for the non-pork version)
    • Lunch: do-it-yourself sandwiches, cold cuts, bread, cheese, etc. will be provided; Fruit and veggies available to go with meals and as snacks
    • Dinner: Beef roast with root vegetables, bread; sweet course of some type (fruit pie, cheesecake, etc.); sweet course of some type (fruit pie, cheesecake, etc.)
  • Saturday
    • Breakfast: Pancakes, Turkey and pork bacon (I will have a separate pan for the non-pork version)
    • Lunch: do-it-yourself sandwiches, cold cuts, bread, cheese, etc. will be provided; Fruit and veggies available to go with meals and as snacks
    • Dinner: Smoked duck with jeweled rice, bread; sweet course of some type (fruit pie, cheesecake, etc.)
  • Cost $15 / day

I can accept payment via Paypal or Venmo, or by check if none of those work for you. I would much prefer payment in advance, but if you have to pay in cash at the event, please let me know.

Please contact me by email at youthactivities@lyondemere.org to set up payment, let me know if you have any food allergies, and which days you’ll be joining us.

Yours in service,
Lady Arwen McBaird

Missive from the Baron and Baroness

From Their Excellencies Conchobhar and Seraphina

Greetings Lyondemere,

It is the Crown’s decision that, at this time, there is not enough support from the populace for Anabel and Cassandre to continue as Reeves. It was our honor to work with them this past year and we thank them for their service to the Barony.

So what happens now?

We have discussed the Barony’s future with the Crown. In particular, what OUR roll may be. As many of you are aware, Seraphina and I were Invested as Baron and Baroness as an interim solution so our populace could be awarded the recognition they deserve. Circumstances have evolved and now the Crown has asked if we would be willing to continue as Baron and Baroness for a full term. The answer is ABSOLUTELY!!! It has been our honor to serve our barony in this way and we are grateful for the opportunity to continue to do so. We will continue to work with our populace to make Lyondemere the Dream the rest of Caid only wishes they could be. We will continue to do our best to earn your confidence and trust.

But this is a two way street. We need to be able to trust you as well. Trust – that you will be a partner in the future of this Barony. Trust – that we will work together to make this Barony safe, fun and inclusive. Trust – that we will be there for each other.

Being the Baron and Baroness is a BIG job and we need your help!!! Together we can make the Dream a reality for all of Lyondemere. Help us make your Dream come true.

In Service to the Dream,
Conchobhar and Seraphina

November 15 Arts and Sciences: Intro to Scribal Arts

November Lyondemere A&S Intro to Scribal Arts

Thursday, November 15 at 7-9:30 PM

Intro to Scribal Arts

Class will cover basic information for doing Caid award scrolls, calligraphy, and scroll layout. it will  finish with a lesson on painting in a period style with gouache paint. All materials will be provided, but if you have favorite brushes (round size 0, 1, or 2 with a good point and a small detail brush) please bring them.

Tentative location is Aliskye’s condo. Address will be posted prior to the event.

Time 7:00 to 9:30 PM

Please RSVP – Contact artsnscience@lyondemere.org

Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/240662170118327/

BBQ Beach Bardic – Sun, Sept 23

BBQ Beach Bardic

Sunday, September 23 2-8 PM

Join us at Dockweiler Beach for a relaxing day of Bardic, potluck, and beach fun! We welcome all to come socialize, share a dish, chat, play in the waves, and enjoy bardic performances.

Hosted by: Sensei Asakura Machime and THLady Avicia de NA Baiona

Location: Dockweiler Beach, 12001 Vista Del Mar, Playa Del Rey, CA 90293