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The Thirty-ninth Year

Twelfth Night Coronation

January 8, 2005 (AS XXXIX)

Holiday Inn Sacramento,
Sacramento, CA

From The Page (December, 2004):

Join Their Majesties, Jade and Eliana, in welcoming Their Heirs, Alden and Constantina.

The day promises to be filled with enjoyments! Between courts, the populace will be treated to a Commedia dell'Arte play entitled "The Jealous Baker" presented by the Golden Stag Players, the Casbah should not be missed, and the Page School will keep the children very busy!

Site Information:
The site will open at 9 am and will close at 10 pm. This is a dry site and we are not allowed to bring in hot foods (cold foods are fine). There is a nice restaurant and bar in the hotel as well as abundant food sources close by.

Site Fees:
Tickets will be on sale at events. To purchase them, please see the Autocrat (Kateryn de Ver), Kingdom Constable (Alberic Wolf), or Kingdom Seneschal (Theiadora Groves). Presale: $15 adult (above age 14), $10 child (age 5-14), Children 4 and under are free. Mail-in requests for tickets can be done from September 1 until December 10: Please send your personal check or money order in the correct amount made out to "SCA-Kingdom of the West" to: 12* Night Tickets, c/o (contact info omitted). All requests MUST include a self addressed stamped envelope. Incorrect amount or those without a SASE will be returned to sender. Tickets purchased at the door: $20 adult (above age 14), $10 Child (age 5-14), Children 4 and under, free.

Non member surcharge:
The NMS will be charged at the door. Members with blue membership cards will be directed to an "express" line for quicker check in. Those with white membership cards, non-members and those members not wishing to show their membership cards will be directed to the line to sign site waivers, have their membership checked, or pay their $3 surcharge (the WKWC will be available to defer the cost of the non-member surcharge.) Those who have misplaced their tickets will also be directed to this line to have the ticket list checked and confirmed.

Hotel Reservations:
Rooms at the Holiday Inn Sacramento NorthEast have been blocked and will be held for reservation until 12/10/04; after that it will be first come, first served. Contact the hotel at (phone) to make your reservation. Let them know that you are with the Kingdom of the West. If you prefer, reservations can be made online at (webside address omitted) and the code is "KOW". The SCA rate is $90/night for standard rooms and $139/night for a Jr. Suite (taxes addit'l).

Arts and Sciences Room:
There will be a guild's display during the day and the competitions (see Competition Calendar on page 5). In the evening there will be an Artisan's Display: Have you been waiting for the opportuiuty to show off your art? Have you invented the better medieval mousetrap? Bring them to the A&S Room for the Artisans' Display! There will be space for you to show off your work and look at what the other artisans in the kingdom are doing. We'll start setting up about 6:30 pm, and the display will run from 7 pm to 9 pm. Performing artists, don't feel left out! We're working on a format to help showcase your talents as well. To reserve display space, if you'd like some performing time, or for any questions, please contact Henry Einhallow (email address omitted) or Rose de LeMans (contact info omitted).

A Merchants:
Please contact Marcus Stonegrinder at (email address omitted) for your reservations and information.

Autocrat:
Kateryn de Ver (contact info omitted).

See Photos of this event
See Photos of the Golden Stag Players play "The Jealous Baker"
See a video of the play "The Jealous Baker"

Alden of Wolverton

Gules, on a tower argent a
wolf's head cabossed sable,
a bordure argent goutty de poix.
      Constantina von Ravenna

Per pale azure and Or, an
escarbuncle between in
bend sinister an increscent
and a decrescent
counterchanged.
Alden's Arms by Vigdís vestfirzka;
Constantina's Arms by Khevron Oktavii Tikhikovich Vorotnikov


Reminisces:

"12th Night this year was held in Sacramento, at a Holiday Inn. There was lots of court, as usual, but no truly memorable moments (although I am quite sure that those made peers would argue -- for them and all other award recipients, those moments would of course be memorable, but I am speaking of anything truly interesting and/or exciting to the populace) except for the presentations by Catherine de Grey, Bard of the West. Alden and Constantina were crowned in a nice Coronation ceremony, and all went smoothly. This is their second reign together, and based on their first, I am sure it will be a good reign.

In the Coronation ceremony, some members of the order of Chivalry added about 20 minutes to the length of court by doing some very sentimental stuff with an ancient chain of fealty first worn by William of Hoghton, and given to Radnor of Guildemar (who never wore it as a Knight, but gave it out as King ...).

The Golden Stag Players put on a play (The Jealous Baker) that was well attended, and much laughter was had by all.

All in all, a pretty good day, and a good beginning to a new reign ..." -- Hirsch von Henford


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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