Virtual Athenaeum


Hosted by Device of Madrone

The Barony of Madrone (King County, WA )

Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Aeron Corrino
Date: June 26 , 2021 until June, 27 2021
Online meeting begins at: 8:00 AM on June 26th 2021
Online meeting ends at: 5:00 PM on June 27th 2021

Update 6/25/2021


Greetings Madrone,

On Saturday our first Virtual Madrone Baronial Court will be live on our new YouTube channel!

There is a brief morning welcome at 9am and the main court will air at 5 pm (and then be available for later viewing). You may choose to watch live on YouTube or via an Athenaeum Salon, thus to interact via chat with fellow viewers. All are welcome in the themed and social Salons at Athenaeum throughout Saturday and Sunday, please come visit!

In our striving for brevity I fear we have failed to express all the gratitude we feel to the people of Madrone. Most of all, thank you for your patience and good attitude in keeping apart, keeping each other safe, and putting together three large virtual events during this pandemic. Thank you to Our officers, champions, sergeants, and populace for keeping the barony going through these trying months. We are so proud of Our community.

We also wish to thank Guillaume and Annisa Garrigues for hosting, filming, and editing the video for us. Thank you for making us look good.

You may have wondered why We and our Herald Simon appear separately during the video, the answer is that he has taken part in a new vaccine trial, and so was treating his interactions as if he was not immunized, and maintained distance and masking with us. He did receive his vaccine card two days later. Thank you Simon for your service to the greater good by being part of a vaccine trial!

Please continue to look forward in planning a positive future for Madrone. Fighter practices begin on July 5th, equestrian practices resume soon, and we are open for bids for future events. Everything happens because someone volunteers, thank you for all that you have done already.


In grateful service,

Enzio Bandinelli and Spike Zoetaert, Baron and Baroness of Madrone

Greetings Citizens of An Tir,
Athenaeum weekend is upon is in 48 hours! I hope you are as excited as I am for all the art and research that will be showcased this weekend! I wanted to take a minute to point out a new feature we are adding this year so that you can factor it into your planning for participation in Athenaeum.
Group Chats with exhibitors: 14 artisans have signed up for time slots to make themselves available to groups of people to have collective conversations about their work and process. In this way we hope to offer participants an experience similar to wandering through the presentation tables at an in person Athenaeum in the past, periodically stopping to take part in conversations that interest them.
Here is a link that will take you to the event page and activities schedule:
Links for these chats will be accessible on the Athenaeum site during the day Saturday 26th and Sunday the 27th.
Come show your support for their work, meet others who are interested in similar work, and share experiences with each other!
~Athenaeum Event Team 2021~



Greetings Fellow Artisans of An Tir!


The Barony of Madrone is proud to host Virtual  Athenaeum, to be held on June 26th & 27th, 2021.

Event will start  8am – 5pm on both days.


We welcome previous exhibitors from either in-person Athenaeum or last year’s virtual version: Road to Athenaeum! We welcome Laurels to exhibit their work this year as well! Our goal is to help even more artisans leverage this online forum to be able to share their work, their scholarship, their creative passion with as many people as possible!


Your registration reserves an Exhibit page on the event website (


You will get access to your Exhibit page in a few weeks.

Registered Exhibitors will be invited to join a private, supportive Facebook group. We will be sharing tips and tricks for creating your exhibit on the website.


What is Athenaeum?

  • It is a non-competitive Body of Work event, and it is your chance to display the breadth of your art, sciences, and research. You will receive valuable feedback and commentary from the Laurels of An Tir and other artisans in a relaxed, collaborative, and engaging environment.
  • Click here (…/…) to read the FAQ on the event website.
  • If you have any questions or need words of encouragement or a pep talk, just reach out to the event team, or to me, via Facebook. Or you can email the event team at ten.enordamfoynorab@mueanehta, and we can work on getting you the answers you need and the encouragement you seek!


“This event is held and managed by the Barony of Madrone in the kingdom of An Tir, a region/branch of the Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc. and is considered the official presence of this group here. Questions regarding its content should be directed to (event steward’s email) or to gro.ritna@aidemlaicos. Any discrepancies between the electronic version or any information and the printed version that is available from the originating office will be decided in favor of the printed version.”

This event includes the following activities and/or services:
Is conducted online
Has Arts & Sciences activities

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This is a Level 1: Crown Event (Crown Tournaments and Coronations) event.

Arts & Sciences Display extravaganza, opportunity for presenters to speak with & get feedback from Laurels in non-competition setting.

Classes Offered

Here is the initial Salons schedule for Athenaeum with the topics we have arranged. More information about Hosts and the specific Zoom session will be provided nearer to the event.


  • 9am – 10am
    • Breakfast with the Baroness
  • 9am – 11am
    • Armorial Book Club
  • 10am – noon
    • Period Underwear
    • Mid East Cuisine (Tentative)
    • Pewter Casting
    • Scribal Resources Show & Tell
  • noon-1pm Lunch Break
  • 12:30 – 1:30pm
    • Creating Digital Achievement Art
  • 1pm – 3pm
    • Early European Costuming
    • Painted Floor Cloths
    • European Cuisines
    • Metalworking
    • All Things Period Pigments
  • 1:30 – 4pm Open Heraldic Chat
  • 3pm – 5pm
    • Period Hats
    • Tablet/Card Weaving
    • Culinary Resources
    • Glass Beadwork
    • Scroll Design


  • 9am – 10am
    • Breakfast with the Baroness
  • 10am – noon
    • Needlework & Embroidery
    • Period Dyes
    • Medieval Gardening
    • Spinning (Tentative)
    • The SCA Scribe: Sinister (left-handed) techniques; Serving as an Officer; Seals & Signatures
  • noon-1pm Lunch Break
  • 1pm – 3pm
    • Venetian attire
    • Stamping & Stenciling
    • Cooking over Open Fire
    • Leatherworking
    • Calligraphy & Illumination

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