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Samhain

October 28, 2017
Glyn Dwfn

Medford, Ashland, Jackson Counties, OR

Autocrat: Aoibheall an Sionnach

 

Come celebrate the turning of the year in traditional Celtic fashion, by joining the Shire of Glyn Dwfn at our Samhain Revel! Enjoy a day of packed full of championships, companionship, classes, and competitions, followed by a bountiful harvest feast.


Updated Schedule


8am - Site opens for set-up
9am - Gate opens
10am - 5pm - Consulting Heraldry Table open
10am - 5pm - Scriptorium - bring your own projects and paints, or use loaner materials to paint charters and gameboards
10am - 5pm - Board Games Challenge - who can succeed at the most period board games?
10am - 6pm - Static A&S Display: "What skills can you share or teach?" Bring samples for display!
10:30am - C&T Tourney begins
11:30am - Lunch - light lunch board provided
12:30pm - Glyn Dwfn Rapier Championship begins
1-2pm - People's Choice Dessert Competition - taste samples and vote for your favorite!
2:30pm - Heavy Weapons Tourney begins
3pm - Period Rapier Class - Piaras mac Toirdhealbhaigh
4pm - Dance Class - Kathren of Carnforth
6pm - Court of Their Alpine Highnesses, Feast and Bardic Competition
9pm - Clean up
10pm - Site closes

Fighting!

Duellists, sharpen your swords and vie for the title of Rapier Defender!

“My Lords and Ladies it is I, Lord Mikkel, Rapier Defender of the illustrious Shire of Glyn Dwfn. I bring to you the news of a wondrous event. One that will be awash with all the fighting. A double round robin in the steel fighting behemoth of a shire, Glyn Dwfn.

“The next Defender will earn their title by wading through the blood of the other challengers and those who wish to test the field. However, the overall presence of all the would-be champions shall not go unnoticed. Additional points will be earned for pageantry. Display your banners and highlight your Inspiration in order to improve your chances at becoming Glyn Dwfn's next Rapier Defender.”

Other martial arts are not neglected. Kick off the day’s challenges with Cut & Thrust Scenarios designed by the Principality C&T Marshal, Taran destingr. Heavy fighters get their turn in the afternoon, with an Armored Combat Tourney (with prizes!) organized by David of the Lame.

Arts!

Artisans of the Summits, prepare to win fame as Glyn Dyfn’s Champion of Arts and Sciences! All who teach and share their crafts, their arts and sciences, are called to make their way to the Shire of Glyn Dwfn on Saturday, the 28th day of October. There shall you represent yourself and your art, claiming all honor, and for the benefit of all, in the annual Glyn Dwfn A&S Championship.

And here are the rules of that Championship, as determined by His Lordship Sarafine of Glyn Dwfn:
- Artisans shall prepare and teach a short (15-30 minutes) class on any topic;
- The topic must have been studied or the technique used in your persona’s time period;
- You shall provide a 1-page handout for students (10 copies);
- You shall make yourself known to the event steward, Mistress Sionnach, at scianna@foxsrest.com or via FB before October 28 so as to schedule the time for your class. Classes will be scheduled between 10am and 4pm at Samhain. Students will be given a questionnaire to complete; the results will be tabulated and the winner announced at the Samhain feast. Come claim your place in the history of the Shire!

There will also be an A&S Display, inspired by the request of our beloved Tanist, Seamus O’Caelleigh. The theme of the display is "What Do You Teach And Share?" All who are willing to teach and share their crafts are asked to bring examples to set out in a display. Do you paint? Do fine needlework? Work in wood, metal, or bone? Please bring examples to share! (As it is a dry site, we respectfully ask that brewers and vintners refrain from sharing.) Tables will be provided. Identify your displays with your name and a brief description of the art or science – that way, those who are interested in learning more will know who to contact.

Bards, minstrels, and performers, we offer you a stage! (A real stage, even.) Tune your voices and your instruments, and take the stage for the Bardic Competition, hosted by the Summits’ own Bard, Iurii Belogorski.  

Heraldry! Scriptorium!

Herald’s Point will be open throughout the day, offering consultation on devices, badges, and names. Remus Moore will have a selection of heraldic resources available to assist you. We will also have an open Scriptorium from 10am until 5pm. No experience is necessary – just the desire to paint pretty things! Paints and brushes will be available, and we will have plenty of items to paint, from award charters to period game board designs.

Games!

Did we say board games? Yes, we did. We will have a table set up with a variety of Period Board Games for you to enjoy. While away the time between tourneys with a round of Gluckhaus, or relax over a light lunch with a few sets of backgammon. Instructions will be provided – and the person who completes the greatest number of different games will win a prize!

Feasting!

It would not be a proper Samhain event without an amazing array of delectable food, and this revel is no exception. A light lunch board will be followed by the first stage of the Dessert Competition. Competitors are asked to bring two of each entry – one dessert to display, and one to sample.  (The display dessert will become dessert for the evening feast.) Entries do not have to be period in order to win the People’s Choice prize, which is based on flavor and presentation alone. But provide a period recipe for your dessert, as well as the source for that recipe, and your entry will be added to the Juried Competition - one simple documentation requirement for those just dipping a spoon into culinary competition! But speaking of spoons, please, no sweet soups, jellies, treacle, or other sticky messy goodies, as the site has limited cooking or washing facilities. Think tarts, small cakes, sweet bread, marzipan, and the like -- desserts that are easy to serve and require little cleaning up after. Winners in each category will receive prizes courtesy of Mistress Melisande de Frayne.

The highlight of the evening will be the grand Harvest Feast, prepared by Mistress Melisande and her cohort of cooks. The Samhain feast will consist of:

·        Cockaleekie Soup (potato and leek soup)

·        Mushroom Pasties

·        Baked Apple Chips

·        Roast Pork with Cabbage and Onions

·        Spinach-Cheese Tarts

·        Roasted Fall Vegetables

·        Assorted Breads

·        Herb Butter and Honey Butter

·        …and, of course, Desserts!

Ingredient lists will be available on site. Please contact Mistress Melisande if you have any questions about the feast or dessert competition.

Check the event Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/events/1868991033427580/ for updates, schedule, volunteer opportunities, and more.

Event Steward: Aoibheall an Sionnach (Scianna Augustine), P O Box 774, Shady Cover OR 97539; 541-878-1417, scianna@foxsrest.com. Contact the event steward to schedule A&S Competition class times.

Feast Steward: Melisande de Frayne (Karla Norris), melisandedf@hotmail.com.

Site Fees: $20 for adults ($15 with proof of SCA membership).  Youth ages 17 and under are admitted free.  Make checks payable to Shire of Glyn Dwfn, SCA Inc.

Hours: Site opens for setup at 8am. Gate opens at 9am, and the site closes at 10pm.

Site: Ashpole Community Center, 17 Buchanan Ave. S, Eagle Point OR  97524. The community center is located in the Eagle Point City Hall building, 0.3 miles from OR-62 at the intersection of Linn Road and Buchanan Avenue.

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Site Info:
Name: Ashpole Community Center
17 S. Buchanan Ave.
Eagle Point, OR 97524


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