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The Thirteenth Year

Cambria Medieval Faire -- Shire of Tarnmist
May 27-29, 1978

From The Page (May, 1978):


On May 27-29 (Memorial Day Weekend), the Rotary Club of Cambria, CA, will again sponsor a Medieval Faire. The entire Faire is based on participation by the SCA -- and in exchange for our assistance, the Cambria Rotary Club will donate 15% of the net profits of teh event to the SCA. (Last year, this came to over $800.) This money will be apportioned among the participating areas of residence, according to the number of people from each group -- so the more who come, the more each group benefits. Signup at the Information Booth on arrival, therefore, is necessary for all SCA Members, so that the Rotary Club can have an accurate count.

The Rotary Club is hoping for demonstrations of prowess similar to those presented in previous years; it is also hoped that the SCA will provide heralds, constabulary, and personnel for an information booth, as well as whatever other pageantry we can dream up. They're hoping (dreamers!) for some kind of rough schedule, so anyone with interest in volunteering -- or choreographing some of the fighting or other pageantry -- should contact the Seneschal of the hosting Shire of Tarnmist as soon as possible: Colin de Wyndemere ...

Rather than the (choke!) so-call medieval ball of last year, the Shire will be hosting a revel for attending SCA members this year. It will be held on Saturday evening, at a site as yet undeterminted. (Last year the ball was run by the Booster's Club, and was a total disaster. This year, the Shire is taking over -- so it should be pleasant indeed. -- Ed.)

Description of this event, © Copyright 1980 by William R. Keyes (Wilhelm von Schlüssel)
This is from The History of the West Kingdom, Volume 1 (the only volume produced). When reading this text, please keep in mind the following disclaimer:

Disclaimer: This history may have errors in it, as much of the detail is “remembered” history, or as one of the cover pages of the original type-written manuscript states “The material within is derived from the information printed in The Crown Prints and in The Page, and from the memories of the participants.” The original document was typed on onion-skin paper, with hand-written notes (often in the margins). All attempts have been made to reconcile the notes with the original document.

Annotations, when they are added, are from The Annotated History of the West, Volume 1, which is the same text as Master Wilhelm's mentioned above, with commentary from members of the SCA who were active at the time of the event, and are added to help clarify questions and expand on what happened and why. This volume is copyright © Ken Mayer (Hirsch von Henford).

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