Tournament of the Golden Swan


Event Summary

Event Main Contact (Event Steward): Glynne-Rose of Wyndhaven
Date: October 5 , 2007 until October, 6 2007
Site opens at: 12:00 AM on October 5th 2007
Site closes at: 12:00 AM on October 6th 2007

Event site:
Skunk Hollow
34231 91 A Street Oliver, BC V0H 1T0

The Twenty-Third Tournament of the Golden Swan Oct 5th -8th 2007

Autocrat – Lady Glynne-Rose of Wyndhaven Co Autocrat HL Keinna DeSavage
Judging Coordinator – Her Ladyship Olwen Pen Aur
Ithra Chancellor – TBA

October 5, 6, 7, 8, 2007
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
There will be University of Ithra sessions 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

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 5, 2006 and closes at 4 PM on Monday, October 8th, 2007.

Site Fees
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)


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