WHAT: Seventh Annual Baronial Spring Revel
WHERE: Island Park, Ann Arbor, MI (Map)
WHEN: Sunday, April 23, 2017 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 and bring a dish to pass.
Spring Revel 2012 - Photo by Master RanthulfR AsplundR
11:00 AM: Site Opens
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Armored and Rapier Fighting
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM: Viking Wire Weaving
Bantiarna Ceara inghean Mhuirgheasa presents an introduction to viking wire weaving, which was commonly used for jewelry chains. Supplies are limited and included for use during the class, but not to keep. If you'd like to keep working after the class, bring your own pliers. Depending on interest, wire may be available for purchase.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM: Court Etiquette: Have you ever wondered what to do in Kingdom or Baronial Court? Join Baroness Kasha to learn what happens in court, who those people at the front of the room are, and how not to embarrass yourself.
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM: Armorer and Rapier Tournaments
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 the Pennsic Pay Project as well as 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 himself or herself 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 Daye, our Newcomer Liaison. Or post something to the event's Facebook page!
Armored Fighter at Spring Revel 2012 - Photo by Genoveva von Lubeck
Viking Wire Weaving
Baroness Hannah at Spring Revel 2012 - Photo by Genoveva von Lubeck
Enjoying the Day at Spring Revel 2012 - Photo by Genoveva von Lubeck