Held at Barnsdall Park, Hollywood, CA. A tourney was held in conjunction with the festival. Gabrielle nicChlurain was the autocrat. Randolph the Devious and Janeanne were wed in a medieval ceremony. There was an embroidered favor contest, a medieval dancing seminar by Lady Ximena Aubel de Cambria, a costume seminar by Lady Tyra Stuart of Moray, a chainmail demonstration by Ari Negre Khan, a heraldry seminar by Master Conrad von Regensburg, and an arms and armor demonstration by the Brotherhood of the Blade.
"Although this event did happen mostly as described, there was a second event done at this venue in 1978, which I autocrated. Unless Randolph and Janeanne were married twice, they were definitely married at the second demo at this event in 1978, then called the Garden Theater Festival. I know because being the autocrat, I was very involved in scheduling where everything was being held. I have (somewhere) the program that the Festival printed, which lists the wedding. In one of my copious spare moments [hah!!], I will try to find all that and scan it for you." -- Huette Aliza von und zu Ährens und Mechthildberg
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