WHAT: Ninth Annual Baronial Spring Revel
WHERE: Island Park, Ann Arbor, MI (Map)
WHEN: Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 11:00 AM to 6:00 pm, rain or shine
WHO: Cynnabar populace, friends, family, and all interested parties (Gold Key loaner garb available).
Please read this if you plan to bring a minor.
REMINDER: Please wear garb, and please bring feast gear and a dish to pass.
Spring Revel 2017 - Photo by Meisterinne Genoveva von Lübeck
11:00 AM: Site Opens
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Armored and Rapier Fighting with tournaments at the Marshalls' and their Excellencies' Pleasure.
12:00 - 1:00 pm Intro to Lathe and Spoons: Lord Thomas Throckmorton will bring out his wooden lathe and discuss its function and creation. Don't have the room for something so grand? SPOONS!
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Youth Activity - Who is this sweet little creature you might be asking? She will be visiting our fair Barony from Shadowed Stars, along with her caretaker Gwydion Glyndwr. They'll be attending the entire event! Starting at 1 pm, Lady Alana Eleonora Aurora de Amelia will host a read aloud introducing medieval falconry. Then Gwydion and guest will capture the audience's attention, talking about the practice of falconry and how he got his start caring for a bird of prey. Perfect for kids (younger kids who have trouble staying seated should be with an adult) and the young at heart!
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Glass Bead Making with THL Terryl MacAodhagain - Please arrive at noon so you can receive safety instructions. Following a brief demo, participants can sign up for a time slot to try their hand at this ancient art form. If you are planning on watching or participating, glasses are required, either the prescription, sunglasses, or safety kind. This class does involve an open flame, so guard your garb and mind your minors. Don't forget to pick up your product at the end of the event!
3:00 - 4:00 pm How to Aim Q&A: An intermediate to advanced lecture-style class about the mechanics of aiming in archery, led by Lord Yaacov Ben haRav Eliezer. No arrows will be actually used, as this is a public site with unpredictable pedestrian traffic, but come shoot the .... breeze with us.
4:00 PM or Their Excellencies' Pleasure: Court
After Court: Baronial Portrait and Potluck
Throughout the day:
Coin striking! Come make money the medieval way, with a hammer! Master Derian le Breton will be striking coins for Grand Day of Tournaments. Catch him when he's not on the rapier field, otherwise you might be the one getting struck!
NOTES FOR NEWCOMERS
Spring Revel is a low-key, local event, where the Barony of Cynnabar gets together to eat and socialize, make a few announcements, and have fun. It's a good opportunity for the people of the Barony to gather all in one group. Think of it like a picnic!
You'll want to wear garb to Spring Revel. If you don't have garb, would you like to borrow some?
One reason we wear garb to the event is because we take our annual photo of the Barony. You can see last year's photo on our homepage. Anyone who considers themself to be part of Cynnabar is welcome in our photo. Please don't feel shy--if you come to Cynnabar meetings, practices, and events, we already think of you as a member. :)
The day ends with a potluck. Most people bring drinks and something to grill for themselves, plus a dish to share with others. Of course, all kinds of variations on this are okay! We acquired an alcohol license at the site, so if you would like to bring alcoholic beverages, please do. Also, if you bring a dish with potential allergens (eggs, fish, shellfish, citrus fruits, milk, tree nuts, peanuts, shellfish, soy, wheat, etc.), please mark it as such.
Because it saves paper waste and adds to the pre-seventeenth century feel of the event, we are encouraging everyone to bring their own feast gear to the potluck (instead of providing disposable dishes). For each person, you need a cup or mug, a plate or bowl, and silverware. It can also be convenient to bring napkins and some kind of container to store your dirty dishes after the meal.
If you are bringing children with you, please read our youth policy--it's very important!
Still have questions about the event? Please contact Alana Eleonora Aurora de Amelia, who is organizing Spring Revel, or Lady Eidy, our Newcomer Liaison. Or post something to the event's Facebook page!
Armored Fighter at Spring Revel 2012 - Photo by Meisterinne Genoveva von Lübeck
Falconry with Gwydion Glyndwr
Baroness Hannah at Spring Revel 2012 - Photo by Meisterinne Genoveva von Lübeck
Enjoying the Day at Spring Revel 2012 - Photo by Meisterinne Genoveva von Lübeck