The following events are on the calendar for the Baron and Baroness to attend in Caid during 2020.
- Virtual Lyondemere Investiture & Anniversary – June 20, 2020
The following events are on the calendar for the Baron and Baroness to attend in Caid during 2020.
It is our honor to announce that WE HAVE HEIRS! Will and Arwen have been selected as our successors. Seraphina and I want to thank all of the people who sent in their letters of intent. The decision was tremendously difficult as we had four terrific sets of candidates to choose from. Thank you to those who participated in the polling. Your feedback was invaluable. It’s reassuring to know so may people want to both lead and support this barony. We look forward to working with Will and Arwen and are excited to see where they lead us. Mark your calendars and join us for Anniversary/Investiture on June 27, 2020.
Congratulations to Will and Arwen, the next Reeves of Lyondemere.
Conchobhar and Seraphina
Winter Solstice traditions hold a high place in many cultures across time and distance. Whether you celebrate Yule in Scandinavia, Saturnalia in Rome, Dong in China, Yalda in Persia, or any other festival that marks the Winter Solstice, you are part of centuries-old traditions still celebrated and revered by millions of people across the globe. In keeping with this world-wide view, our theme for the day is Yule Across the Known World. Join Lyondemere and Gyldenholt in a celebration of these traditions on December 7, 2019. We have a wonderful day planned, including a dessert contest, a wonderful feast, merriment, and entertainment.
El Segundo Masonic Center
520 Main Street
El Segundo, CA 90245
From the 405 freeway, exit El Segundo Blvd West, right turn on Main Street, the hall is several blocks North of El Segundo Blvd. There is a parking lot that is accessed via the alley behind the property and lots of street parking. Handicap access is easiest from the parking lot.
Note: The Masonic Center is a slightly damp site. You may bring alcoholic beverages to accompany the feast. We remind you to drink responsibly and in moderation. Designated drivers are always encouraged and will receive a special token of appreciation.
Please make checks payable to: SCA, Inc. Barony of Lyondemere. If you wish to pay in advance by check, we’ll send you the payment address after receiving your reservation.
Lady Arwen NcBaird, Yule@Lyondemere.org, Contact phone number for this event is 310-987-7244.
It was 41 years ago that the Barony of Lyondemere was founded and it’s time to celebrate with a day of tournament, food, and merriment. Join us on Saturday, June 29, 2019, and while we are no longer considered young’ins, we refuse to grow up! It’s time for amusement with various period games, scavenger hunts, games of chance, prizes, and fun. All ages are welcome to participate!
In addition to these activities, we will, of course, hold our combat championships in Armored and Rapier (a modified Swiss-5 tournament), as well as our Lyon Bard competition. More details for the championships will be shared soon!
We ask that groups (any group, from Barony to Household) each host a period game or activity to encourage fun! Sign-ups for games will be available soon.
Of course, our Anniversary tournament wouldn’t be the same without the infamous Donation Raffle fundraiser. There will be many beautiful items (most hand crafted) available. Tickets for chances to win these items are $1 each or 6 for $5.
The Right and Noble Order of the Upper Crust will be providing a lunch for a small fee. All proceeds go to the West Coast Culinary Symposium which Caid is hosting in 2020. Details on menu and pricing will be forthcoming.
Event Site: Syd Kronenthal Park, 3459 McManus Ave, Culver City, CA 90232
Site Fees: $15 per adult (with a $5 SCA-member discount). $3 for children ages 6-12. Please make checks payable to “SCA, Inc. Barony of Lyondemere.”
Event Stewards: Avicia de Na Baiona, Vincenzo di Lyondemere, Caellach mac Uilliam, Sadhbh inghean Duinn, and Asakura Machime
Attendees are highly encouraged to carpool as parking will be limited. Attendees are advised not to park in the residential neighborhood surrounding the park off Reid Avenue, Roberts Avenue, McManus Avenue, or Faye Avenue. Washington Blvd does have parking, which is several blocks away.
Anyone bringing sunshades, tents, or pop ups are required to have Flame Retardant Certification. Most modern sunshades and pop ups have these on the tent as well as some of the manufactured period tents, have this as well. Please email photos of your Flame Retardant Certification to our event stewards email@example.com as soon as possible, before the event, to be allowed to set up.
Various games and contests will be going on throughout the day.
Raffle drawing will close AFTER finals so all can participate (fundraiser) and we will start selling tickets after court.
Setup Up Raffle Tickets: We need all hands-on deck during set up! Anyone who is not a member of the Barony who shows up to help with setup will receive 10 FREE raffle tickets! See the Seneschal (Magistra Claudia) or the event stewards to receive tickets.
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.
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?
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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
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.
The following events are on the calendar for the Baron and Baroness to attend in Caid during 2018.
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.
Event Stewards: Magistra Claudia Prima and Sensei Asakura Mashime
Feast Steward: Baroness Eva filia Edeneweyn
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.
No costuming required. Questions? Contact the Seneschal – email@example.com
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
Thank you for a great day!
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
Jens inn Draumspaki, godi, O.P. and Ida Haroldsdottir, astkona, O.P. – Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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!!!
Conchobhar & Seraphina
Image at the top © 2009, Sara L. Uckelman – from http://scriptura-et-pictura.blogspot.com/2009/10/a-thank-you-card.html