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The Twenty-third Year

Beltane Coronation

April 29-30, 1989 (AS XXIII)

From The Page (March, 1989):

Beltane Coronation will be at the Greenhorn campground of Rollins Lake, an hour or so east of Sacramento. The site has trees and grass, ample camping and parking (RVs okay), trout pond fishing, lake swimming, boat ramp for period boating on lake, tables, elevated barbecues, and potable water. There are non-flush privies and one outdoor cold shower on site, and free hot showers at the Orchard Springs campground five miles away. The gatehouse sells firewood, ice, snacks, beer and sodas, and there are nearby groceries, gas, motels, and restaurants. There will also be a Merchants Grove, and room for archery and catapult practice.

NO GROUND FIRES please! One 49er Fire was too much! Pets must be leashed and accompanied at all times! Horses are allowed, please call the autocrat. Parents please note: there are irrigation ditches, a lake, a trout pond, and poison oak in the surrounding brush. Site fee is $4.00.

IF YOU WISH TO CAMP ON THE ERIC, please set up before first court and take down after last court. This is because you must drive down the middle of the eric to get to these sites. Also, the extensive camping area means EXTRA DUTY HERALDS ARE NEEDED!. Training will be provided: meet at 9 am Saturday at Herald's Point.

Arts Competitions will be an instrumental performance of a period piece (Renaissance music ends c. 1620 with the death of Dowland, Weeks and others.), not to exceed five minutes, with authenticity of instrument considered and entrants required to have one copy of music for judges; and a vocal performance following the same rules, with words well pronounced and languages other than English accompanied by a translation. Sciences Competitions will be jewelry, anything period and ornamental (including chalices and the like), although it does not have to be metal; and Woodworking, either carving or joinery, with wood as the primary material.

For more information, call the autocrat, Mariana Silversea (name/phone info).

DIRECTIONS: (omitted)

From The Page (April, 1989):

(Duplicated copy from March, with the exception of the Wooden Spoon competition notification below):


The Wooden Spoon competition for Beltane is a Heraldic Dish. This can be interpreted in different ways. For instance, you may preapre a dish which depicts your device (or your shire's, the Kingdom's, or anyone else's who'll let you use theirs). Or, your dish may be made with something that is in your device. My device has mushrooms in it, so I could make a dish using mushrooms. Use your imagination, and I'm sure you'll come up with some wonderful ideas! Please remember that your written recipe is part of your entry, and must also include your name. For this competition, blazons are not necessary but they are welcome. Be thinking of entries for June Crown, the contests will be for salads and greens. Please call or write if you have any questions, ideas or suggestions. Dierdre Marianne Steele of Cowdray (name/phone).


This event saw the end of the reign of Geoffrey and Kira, and the beginning of the third reign of Stephen and Sophie (she used the name Sariya during her first two reigns).

See photos of this event

Stephen of Beckenham

Or, on a pale invected sable a
crescent Or.
      Sophie Xylander von Augsberg

(Registered as
Sophie Xylander)

Quarterly sable and Or, a
cross patonce between four
roundels, all counterchanged.
Stephan's Arms by Beatrix zum Dunklenturm,
Sophie's Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov and Robert of Ynys Taltraeth


Description of this event (if any), taken from The Page, or from memory of at least one person who attended the event.


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