Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Glynne-Rose of Wyndhaven
Date: October 6 , 2006 until October, 9 2006
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on October 6th 2006
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on October 9th 2006
34231 91 A Street
Oliver, BC V0H 1T0
Judging Coordinator – Her Ladyship Olwen Pen Aur
Ithra Chancellor – Viscountess Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland
October 6, 7, 8, 9, 2006
Appledore – Oliver, BC
The good shire of Appledore invites one and all to join the estimable Ladies of the Golden Swan to celebrate scholarship and persona development during this long weekend event.
Golden Swan is a persona development challenge for female personas. The purpose of Golden Swan is to foster knowledge of the lives of women in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. A successful Golden Swan has acquired a level and depth of understanding of what a woman’s life was like in a given time period that may be unequalled even in the highest academic circles.
Prospective candidates must enter 12 categories. Eight are mandatory: Persona Development, Skills & Technologies, Costuming, Needlework, Calligraphy, Everyday Life, Courtesy & Etiquette, and Inspirational Behaviour. The candidate must also choose 4 out of 6 of the following: Games and Pastimes, Bardic, Dance, Survival Skills, Habitat, Food. (Please note that all categories are open to anyone as individual contests.)
From Saturday morning until Court on Sunday, Golden Swan Candidates are expected to remain in persona, and will be subject to judging during that time. All other attendees are asked to respect the candidates and do their utmost to enable them to maintain their period personas. The best way to do this is trying to remain in persona yourself whenever you are near!
University of Ithra
Chancellor Viscountess Amanda Kendal of Westmoreland will be presenting the University of Ithra session for the Appledore Campus. Details on classes and fees will be announced closer to the event.
The Pas d’Arms has returned to Golden Swan! The traditional Red Barrier is resurrected, the ribbons will be available to all Ladies present in the gallery, and the Tournament will be a mix of Armoured and Rapier challenges.
There are two Feasts at Golden Swan; The first is the formal catered Feast on Saturday evening that serves as a venue for Golden Swan candidates to demonstrate their Bardic skills and sometimes their Survival Skills in the form of “poisoning”. This year’s Feast offers once again the culinary creations of Sayyida Habibi bint Macahara.
The second Feast is a potluck on Sunday evening, when the Golden Swan candidates can relax and have fun without the stresses of Judging. This feast also features the Jawbone of the Ass competition, in which good nobles compete in the telling of tales heavy with the art of the pun – a fine Appledore tradition. The winner is the crowd favourite and will receive the actual Ass’ Jawbone to proudly display until next year’s competition.
Site opens at 4 PM on Friday, October 6, 2006 and closes at 4 PM on Monday, October 9, 2006.
Adult: Non-Member – $16.00 — Member (discount) – $12.00
Youth (6-17) – $8.00
Under 6 – Free
Family Cap – $48.00
Adult Day: Non-member – $12.00 — Member (discount) – $8.00
Youth Day: $5.00
Under 6 – Free
Family Cap Day: $26.00
(Discounted Member fees reflect the NMS which is in effect for this event)
Feast Fees (Saturday evening)
Adult: Pre-Registration – $10.00 — After October 1 – $12.00
Youth (6-17): Pre-Registration – $8.00 — After October 1 – $10.00
Under 6: Free
(Contact Sevrin Lord de Savage at ten.sulet@egavased to pre-register for Golden Swan and the Saturday evening Feast)