NOTICE: Many events listed here have been canceled or postponed due to the Covid-19 emergency. It is best to call ahead or check with organizer's websites to verify the status of any local event.

Change Location × Allentown

    Recent Locations

      The Once and Future Shire Wars Event -- Shire Wars IX.i (Shire Wars Online) in Allentown


      • The Once and Future Shire Wars Event -- Shire Wars IX.i (Shire Wars Online) Photo #1
      1 of 1
      November 7, 2020

       

      123 Any Street
      Allentown, Pennsylvania

      Map
      Performers:
      • No Performers Listed
      EVENT DETAILS
      The Once and Future Shire Wars Event -- Shire Wars IX.i (Shire Wars Online)

      We're not dead yet.

      Since the SCA Board of Directors won't be allowing any real events through January 2021, We're taking Shire Wars virtual this year.  There will be an actual Shire Wars event in 2021.  We're scheduled for the Weekend of October 15-17, 2021.  Watch the East Kingdom Calendar next year for details

      As to this year:
      (for full details of "The Once and Future Shire Wars" also known as the Online Shire Wars or Shire Wars IX.i, check out our website:  www.shirewars.eastkingdom.org )

      Shire Wars IS a war.  This year’s online event and next year’s in-person event are based on the Battle of Kulikova (September 8.  1380) between the Mongol Golden Horde and various Russian Principalities under the command of Prince Dmitry of Moscow.  When you register for the event, you get to choose a side, Rus or Mongol.  War points for each competition will be awarded to the winner’s side. 

      OUR ACTIVITIES:

      A&S Display:  “A Journal of the Plague Year”
      Thanks to COVID, we’ve all had a lot of time this year when we weren’t distracted by such things as work or school or movies or restaurants.  Or other people.  So, what you did do to spend the time?

      Show us.

      Show us that Arts & Sciences project you finished since March 1, 2020.  Or that you started after March 1, but haven’t quite finished, yet.

      This is a display, not a competition, so no one will judge your work.  But they do get a chance to comment on it.  If you’d like, you can think of our A&S Display at Shire Wars IX.i as a warm-up for the Crown A&S Champions in December.  To participate in our Display, send a picture of your submission (with a page or two of documentation) to the Shire Wars Webminister at 223686@members.eastkingdom.org.

      * * * * *

      Shire Wars Largesse Derby 2020

      This is a Derby to collect a bounty of gifts for Their Majesties to bestow on worthy gentiles throughout their Reign!  Help fill the coffers and have fun in the process!  Gather together a group of friends for a Melee Team, or if you prefer crafting solo, there’s a bracket for you too.  SCAdians 17 or younger can get the young ones involved by joining our Youth bracket.  No talent is too big or too small! 

      Send your largesse to Their Majesties' Largesse Deputy.  She'll post pictures to our website, and the populace will judge.  There will be prizes for each category of participants.

      * * * * *

      Shire Wars SCAvengers’ Hunt

      Welcome to the Shire Wars SCAvenger Hunt!  This is not your typical scavenger hunt.  This SCAvenger Hunt is a hunt for people performing all sorts of activities (make a boffer, do calligraphy, etc.) that are done ahead of time, with videos sent in to our website to be judged by the populace.  You can see the details, including the list of over 30 activities to choose from on our website.

      * * * * *

      We’ll have two martial activities, with separate competitions for heavy weapons fighter and fencers.  The Shire Wars Workout is a workout in armor for individuals and groups.  There will also be a speed competition for number of hits on a pell in one minute.  All shots need to have power and good mechanics to be counted.  War points will also be awarded to each person who participates in the Shire Wars Workout.  Send us the videos for both.

      * * * * *

      There will also be a bardic circle will be hosted by Maîtresse Linette de Gallardon.  Please watch our website for scheduling information.

      * * * * *

      We're also planning on a day of classes and activities -- including a track of children's classes.  What classes and activities? That's up to you.  People wishing to teach a class or run some activity online (be as creative as you'd like) should submit their ideas to: 

      Arts and Sciences -- Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes -- marciaanchors-jones@conradsiegel.com
      Martial -- Sir Hashiji Morikatsu -- 157993@members.eastkingdom.org
      Children's Activities -- Lady Rosiea Posiea -- roderunnr11@gmail.com
      Anything Else -- Lord Eleazar ha-Levi -- eleazar_halevi@yahoo.com

      Please include the following:
      Your mundane and Society names, and an email we can reach you at.
      What you're proposing to do.
      When you'd like to do it:  morning, midday, afternoon.  We won't mind two thing in the sate time slot -- we're hoping, actually, to have multiple tracks of activities, including a children's track.

      * * * * *

      And we are going to have a feast.  Mistress Tirza bithe Reaboughes is our cook.  Links to the recipes for the virtual feats are on the website for you to try.  If you have any questions about menu items, please contact Mistresss Tirza at marciaanchors-jones@conradsiegel.com for more information.  To register for the feast, go to https://forms.gle/fZyYJvFuTwxCGhkx8 .

      Since part of the fun of the feasts is sitting and talking with your friends, we’ll have tables (virtual meetings) that small groups can sign up for, If you would like to host a “table,” please contact the Shire Wars Webminister at 223686@members.eastkingdom.org to have your meeting information and join link added to the list.

      Site Opens: 10 AM
      Site Closes: 8 PM

      Registration:
      There are NO fees.  Ideas for events or activities should be submitted by October 31 to give us time to work things out.

      Register at our website so that you can choose a side to participate in the War, the Battle of Kulikova.

      Feast:
      Like we said, no fees. 

      Of course, if you have take-out, you have to pay for it yourselves.  Please register by November 1.

      Make Checks Payable to: Checks...  we don't need any checks.  A nice plaid, maybe...

      Categories: Organizations & Meetups

      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.

      Hotels and Airbnbs near The Once and Future Shire Wars Event -- Shire Wars IX.i (Shire Wars Online). Book your stay now!