The Barony of the South Downs is proud to present
Midwinter Arts & Sciences
Saturday & Sunday!
February 2, 2013 (Church)
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
February 3, 2013 (Blackburn Park)
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Come share your artistic endeavors with your fellow artisans and friends. Judging for the A&S Tournament and Open will be using the Kingdom A&S rules. The evening will feature a delicious feast and lively dancing. The Full Schedule will be updated as the information is provided please check the bottom of the website for updates. We are excited to announce that the festivities will continue to the second day by having a BBQ and Fighter practice at Blackburn park. Come join the Fun on the second day too! (Overnight accommodations can be arranged). See below (Hospitaler)
To help things run more smoothly, we recommend that you pre-register your A&S
entries by filling out
this form. In addition, writing entries will need to be emailed to
THLady Serafina Alamanni no later than
January 20th, 2013. Alcoholic entries will be accepted this year, restricted to a designated area of the site.
NEW as of 1/22/13!: Children's Hours Now posted!
10-12 and 2-4 pm at the Church on Saturday
Sunday has no defined children activities but it is at a park!
NEWS FLASH!!!Thanks to the dedicated negotiations by our Baronial staff, Midwinter will now be a DISCRETELY wet site! Alcohol will be allowed ONLY In the Social Hall. No original alcoholic containers can be seen! So be on your best behavior, plan a driver and enjoy your day!
Reminder: You have to preregister for the event to preregister for feast
Location: (Day 1/Sat) (A&S/Competition) Location: (Day 2/Sun - BBQ/Fighting)
Druid Hills Baptist Church *
1085 Ponce de Leon Dr. 3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30306 Atlanta, GA 30319
Baptist Church Link To Google Maps Fighter Practice Link to Google Maps
* note that this is the Baptist church, not the Presbyterian church one block away.
The event on Saturday is being held in a beautiful old building. The building is heated, but old buildings are drafty. This is the perfect event to wear your wonderful winter garb without over-heating. Parents please be aware that space heaters will be used in the classrooms, please keep an eye on your little ones.
On Sunday we will be at Blackburn Park Having a BBQ and Yard sale, and Fighter practice so bring your SCA trinkets, bobbles, and items of use that you no longer need to allow for your junk to be someone else's Treasures. We will also be having a regional War practice where we will be having some small melee activates as well as pickup fights as the day progresses.
HOSPITALER (CRASH SPACE FOR THE WEEKEND)
If you need overnight crash space that weekend please see the Hospitaler (Yves De Fortanier)
A list of Hotels and information can be found HERE!
Directions: Day 1 (At the Church)
Take your best route to I-75/I-85 through downtown Atlanta. Take exit 248C toward GA-10 E/Freedom Pkwy/Carter Center. Merge onto Freedom Pkwy/GA-10 E. Turn right at Ponce De Leon Ave NE. To park, turn right on the far side of the church and follow the signs.
Directions: Day 2 (At the Park)
Take your best route to I285W. Take the exit for Ashford Dunwoody(exit 29) road and head south into the City. "Its approximately" 1.5 miles on the left hand side. If you pass the McDonalds you have gone too far
|Adult Site Fee||$12.00|
|Child Site Fee (6-12)||$6.00|
|Non-Member (age 12+)||Base Adult Fee ($12) + $5.00|
Per Kingdom Law: No family will pay more than 3 adult fees as long as all are members and all children are under the age of 15.
Make Checks Payable to: SCA, Inc/Barony of the South Downs
Sunday Activities: (Day 2 at the Park)
There will be a regional fighter practice on Sunday at our usual location (Blackburn Park). We will have a BBQ and local festival for family friends and anyone new to the SCA. Rapier and Heavy fighting will be present for the day with the hopes of some Melee practices if attendance allows. You are encouraged to bring your arts and science projects to work on them during the day and share with others your knowledge in an informal setting. Additionally the baron will be holding an SCA yard sale to sell items donated to the barony that might find a better home with you!
Lord Sebastianos Ionnides (Walker Hutchinson)
2115 Monroe Dr
Atlanta, GA 30324
Grand Chef Mariana Cristina Tirado de Aragon
Muriel Goldbergh (Joanna Campbell)
342 Drexel Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030
404-229-3054 (no calls after 9 pm EST)
Lady Serafina Alamanni (Kimberly Powell)
Feast Menu: (Day 1 at the Church)
Feast Provided to you Grand Chef Mariana Cristina Tirado de Aragon
Feast Menu, A crusader theme
Ingredients for Feast:
1st Remove (French)
French Onion Soup
G.B with almonds
2nd Remove (Italian)
Stuffed pork tenderloin
Roasteed root veggies
Pears in spiced syrup
3rd Remove (Holyland)
Chicken with Lemon and Garlic
Orange and Red Onion with Cumin
Chick peas with Honey and pomeg
Fundraiser Lunch: (Day1 at the Church)
The Incipient Shire of Deepdale
Venison chili: both bean and purist (non bean) versions.
Served with your choice of toppings and crackers/bread.
Drink included (choice of lemonade, sweet or unsweet tea).
Fighter Practice BBQ and SCA Yard Sale: (Day2 at Blackburn Park)
There will be a regional fighter practice and SCA yard Sale along with BBQ.
We encourage all those who go to the A&S competition on Saturday to also
participate the following day to continue the festivities
3493 Ashford Dunwoody Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
|1:00 Performing Arts Entry and Bardic Competition (See Below)|
Class Schedule Pending
Contact Mistress Adela
"SCA Fighting for the Non-fighter" with Sir Iastreb DesislavichThis RUM approved class will cover the rules of armoring and fighting in the SCA with a focus on informed and enjoyable spectating
with Maestra Lucia Domenica Farnese
UPDATE: This class is an opportunity for artisans to explore the creative process. It is designed to help them develop or refine their path to creativity. Through discussion and examples, this class will look at the "building blocks" and "tools" of creative thinking. It is open to artisan of all levels of experience (from Laurel to newcomer).
|2-3pm||Order of the Pelican, Meeting|
|3pm-4pm||Order of the Laurel, Meeting|
"Book Binding" with
Ann Frellsen, Book and Paper collections Conservator at Emory University Libraries, will walk you through the typical bookbinding structures of the 12th – 16th centuries. Using samples and hands-on demonstrations, she will show the evolution of the codex from a long-stitch ledger book to the wooden board structures common just after the development of moveable type printing. There will be a $5 class fee for those wishing to participate in hands on instruction. Observers are welcome
"Social Media and the SCA" with Lord TobiasThis class will cover using social media to promote groups and events. We will also go over the new Social Media Policy
|3pm-4pm||Arrow fletching demonstration and discussion with Carolus|
Meridian Embroidery Guild
"European Dance" with THLady Ginevra Brembati
"Period Card Games" with Signore Yves De Fortanier
|4-5pm||Midwinter Gift Swap group|
|11am||New Comers Meeting|
|1pm||Performing Arts Entry and Bardic Competition (See Below)|
|TBD||Court at Her Majesty's Leisure|
A Challenge for the bards of
from Lord Cianán Carmichael!
As the Marshal in Charge of the recent Panhandle Skirmishes, I would like to
thank the great people of Meridies who traveled to the southern regions of our
great kingdom to face the forces of our southern friends of Trimaris! There were
many hard fought battles and victories won by both sides!
For those in attendance, there was one battle that stands forefront in my memory
in which our Queen was captured by the opposing forces as she held her ground as
the last Meridian warrior standing despite overwhelming odds by the Trimarian
host! As their forces overwhelmed her with the intent of capturing her and
seeking her ransom, she displayed the heart of Meridian spirit by refusing to
yield and even fighting back despite being surrounded by her captors. At the end
of her most noble stand, the Trimarian host were forced to end her noble stand
when it became evident that she would refuse to accept defeat under the most
extreme of circumstances!
And here finally lies my challenge! I would call upon the good bards of our fair
kingdom to immortalize the valiant actions of our most valiant Queen in song or
prose so that her great valiance might live on in perpetuity throughout the
ages! I would like to propose that there be a performance of these bardic
endeavors at Midwinter A&S to reward the bard that best captures the noble
efforts of our Monarch!
View from the Martial in charge at Panhandle Skirmishes
The battle was arranged so that the forces of Meridies were to overtake the forces of Trimeris at the breach of the fort.
Trimeris defended their hold valiently as the forces of Meridies threw the force of their strength into the breach time and again. Ultimately the bridge leading into the breach was held by Her Majesty and the few sparse nobles of her guard. As the last of this guard fell, Her Majesty held her ground on the breach and refused to yield.
His Majesty Krotuas called for his special force come forward to capture the Queen.
In the onrush of her foes she took a wound to the leg that forced her to fall to her knees and was surrounded by the Trimarian force.
Surrounded by her foes and on her knees she was held in her defense against the force sent out to capture her. His Majesty Krotuas approached and yelled. "Your Majesty, do you yield?"
To which, Her Majesty yelled, "NO!"
His majesty Krotuas yelled once again, "Your Majesty,... YIELD!"
And once again the response was "No!"
His Majesty of Trimaris, impressed with her desire to hold her position (in my humble opinion) said "Your Majesty, I wish to take you for ransom!"
And from my perspective on the sideline, amongst the throng of Trimarian warriors surrounding her I herd her yell, "Meridians do not yield!"
His Majesty of Trimeris defeated, he turned his back to her and spoke his final words.
And Her Majesty was slain in the spot where she refused to yield.
Fighting Events Classes, and Meetings: (Day 2 at Blackburn Park)
|1pm TBD||Melee Practice|